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Old 11-28-2011, 06:47 PM   #101
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Do you know much about hybrid SSDs DoGGz?
Never heard the term hybrid... a hybrid between what?
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #102
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bump it to the GT540 if you want to game. It's a pretty big jump in performance.
One more thing before I ship it

Are the specs good enough to run my 23" monitor with it?
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:57 PM   #103
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One more thing before I ship it

Are the specs good enough to run my 23" monitor with it?
The videocard can support up to a 30in running 2560x1600. The laptop itself has VGA and HDMI outputs. I've never ran a PC from an HDMI output but afaik it is the same video signal as DVI.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:07 PM   #104
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I'm pretty clueless, but this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B005...564451-3401713
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #105
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Honestly I know enough that some companies ssds aren't all that reliable whereas others are. It seems that intel's ssds are reliable and there might be a couple other companies that are pretty solid but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #106
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I don't know what that is, but It isn't a traditional SSD.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #107
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148591

Hybrid Hard Drive - Designed with high-performance core components on an innovative platform, the Seagate Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive consists of a 7200-RPM hard drive with 32MB of cache, 4GB of solid state SLC NAND flash storage, and Adaptive Memory technology, delivering an 80 percent faster performance than traditional 7200RPM hard drives.

Adaptive Technology - Adaptive Memory technology intelligently monitors your frequently used applications and data files, then places them into the solid state portion of the drive so they can be quickly recalled for a reduced loading time.

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Seems interesting but who knows about long term bugs/issues.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:19 PM   #108
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I'd shy away from it, especially when certain programs access more than 4gb of hard space.

Say your HEM database is > 4gb, then you lose the functionality of the SSD. This is my assumption, but at that price it def doesn't seem worth it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #109
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Weeee thanks!
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:20 AM   #110
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Weeee thanks!
wow that looks cool
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:40 AM   #111
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I'm sold on the third one as I have a terribly tired right arm most mornings...

if you guys wanna do a group buy or something let me know
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:42 AM   #112
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If anyone is looking for BF/Cyber Monday deals, this was by far the best mid/high range laptop I could find. Never owned a Vaio, but the price of $749 is great.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921644767499
Ended up not getting this because it wouldn't ship out until February wtf. Need a laptop before I move to Canada in a month. Sooooo, any other recs/good deals?
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:49 AM   #113
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Ended up not getting this because it wouldn't ship out until February wtf. Need a laptop before I move to Canada in a month. Sooooo, any other recs/good deals?
why do you need it before?

I would order from NCIX.com they always have good deals/night owl specials and other promotions going on. Tigerdirect also has good stuff. NCIX you can pick up at a location or have it shipped.


Also, for canadians, check out pricebat.ca to compare prices on things before you buy. I was looking for a new laptop and thought I found a great deal until I checked pricebat and found it for 15% less elsewhere.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:54 AM   #114
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Probably gunna x-post this in CTH forum, but Le Gonzo probably gets so many of these stupid questions I'll post it here first. I am looking for a new laptop for poker. This is what I need:

At least 16" screen
Top notch screen resolution (1920x1080?)
Ability to grind 30 tables stacked without lag + run HEM, and maybe Itunes at the same time.
Ability to connect to a 30" monitor if I want.
<$900. I wouldn't mind spending much less if you think my needs can be fulfilled by a cheapo laptop. I wouldn't mind spending the whole 900 either. I just want valueeeee.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:56 AM   #115
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Ended up not getting this because it wouldn't ship out until February wtf. Need a laptop before I move to Canada in a month. Sooooo, any other recs/good deals?
wow they must have ran out. Mine is shipping in a week. All the good deals are probably over now, but there's still likely to be something at a good price.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:56 AM   #116
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why do you need it before?
I want to start grinding asap when I get to Canada. I don't own a working laptop right now. I hope this isn't an issue, I assume most laptops can get to me in the next 30 days or so.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:57 AM   #117
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Probably gunna x-post this in CTH forum, but Le Gonzo probably gets so many of these stupid questions I'll post it here first. I am looking for a new laptop for poker. This is what I need:

At least 16" screen
Top notch screen resolution (1920x1080?)
Ability to grind 30 tables stacked without lag + run HEM, and maybe Itunes at the same time.
Ability to connect to a 30" monitor if I want.
<$900. I wouldn't mind spending much less if you think my needs can be fulfilled by a cheapo laptop. I wouldn't mind spending the whole 900 either. I just want valueeeee.

Thanks in advance!
These two needs are extremely counter each other. There are very few 1080p laptops that are regularly priced under $1k.

Before Black Friday I couldn't find a single laptop that fulfilled those requirements under $900
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:59 AM   #118
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wow they must have ran out. Mine is shipping in a week. All the good deals are probably over now, but there's still likely to be something at a good price.
I'll give you what you paid +$20 for yours.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:00 AM   #119
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These two needs are extremely counter each other. There are very few 1080p laptops that are regularly priced under $1k.

Before Black Friday I couldn't find a single laptop that fulfilled those requirements under $900
That's a shame. I'll think about which is more important.

Edit: Ok I guess I can sacrifice some resolution. I exclusively stack my tables now and don't need 1080p for that, but I used to tile and just wanted 1080 in case I feel like going back to that. this will make my decision easier at least.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:10 AM   #120
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wow they must have ran out. Mine is shipping in a week. All the good deals are probably over now, but there's still likely to be something at a good price.
Mine isn't shipping till February as well. Question though, my all in one is very gently used and it's a pretty expensive computer ($1050 range).. Is there a place I could sell it? Ebay is obviously what comes to mind first.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:52 AM   #121
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Sorry didn't see this thread until now.. Just scooped this lappy and it was by far the best deal I have seen.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...00F3:00004BA3:

i7 for less than 1k USD.. mission accomplished, very comparable to the 15.6 macbook pro for almost 1/3 the cost.

I think it sells for less than <1100 on newegg if you can't still get that good of a deal.

The one thing that laptop lacks is the SSD, which is obv what everyone has emphasized in this thread..

But honestly that machine will do fine w/o SSD and being a computer fanatic I will put it to the test. With i7, 8gb ram and a 1gb graphics card the 750gb should be fine.

I'll wait a year and get a top of the line ssd for 1/3 of the cost.

Hope that helps you guys, doubt u can find a much better deal than that.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #122
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Sorry didn't see this thread until now.. Just scooped this lappy and it was by far the best deal I have seen.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...00F3:00004BA3:

i7 for less than 1k USD.. mission accomplished, very comparable to the 15.6 macbook pro for almost 1/3 the cost.

I think it sells for less than <1100 on newegg if you can't still get that good of a deal.

The one thing that laptop lacks is the SSD, which is obv what everyone has emphasized in this thread..

But honestly that machine will do fine w/o SSD and being a computer fanatic I will put it to the test. With i7, 8gb ram and a 1gb graphics card the 750gb should be fine.

I'll wait a year and get a top of the line ssd for 1/3 of the cost.

Hope that helps you guys, doubt u can find a much better deal than that.
I remember looking at that laptop and a bunch with similar specs, but this is a deal breaker for alot of poker players: Display 15.6" HD Glare 1366x768. yuck.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:55 PM   #123
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I'm trying to build a new PC and i haven't got a clue about the graphics card. Will the Intergrated Intel HD graphics card that comes as standard be enough? Or should i upgrade this?

Is there anything else i need to consider?

If anyone could take a look it would be greatly appreciated
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:11 PM   #124
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I'm trying to build a new PC and i haven't got a clue about the graphics card. Will the Intergrated Intel HD graphics card that comes as standard be enough? Or should i upgrade this?

Is there anything else i need to consider?

If anyone could take a look it would be greatly appreciated
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/
I would upgrade to 4 gb of ram. I'd double check the power supply and see if it's a good unit I couldn't see the manufacturer name and model, if not I'd upgrade. For running just one monitor the integrated graphics looks fine, if you want to run two you can run out and get a cheap video card. obv assuming this is just a poker pc and not a hardcore gaming pc.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:23 PM   #125
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Yeah its just for poker, i'm not a gamer. Thanks
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