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#917872 - 26th Dec 2014 12:30pm Laptop buying advice
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Am currently looking for a new laptop, this is the specs of the one am looking at
4k Ultra High Definition Touchscreen
Intel® Core™ i7-4710
8Gb RAM
1000Gb Hard Drive
15.6 inch UHD LED backlit TruBrite Touchscreen (3840 x 2160)
Blu-ray Disc drive 2Gb AMD Radeon R9 M265X dedicated graphics
802.11ac+agn Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® A4 backlit tiled full size keyboard and numeric keypad
Integrated Web Cam with microphone
Integrated Harman Kardon speakers with DTS
Sound audio enhancement 4x USB 3.0 HDMI card reader
USB Sleep-and-Charge
Intel® Wi-Fi Microsoft Windows 8.1
Model: Toshiba P50t-B-113

Price £1199.99

What I would like to know I notice some desktop pcs have 2 hard drives a small ssd for o/s and programs and a 1 TB harddrive for storage.

Can you get laptops set up like that.
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#917873 - 26th Dec 2014 12:38pm Re: Laptop buying advice [Re: Smiler_]
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My First question would be what are you using it for ?
To warrant such a high spec ?

Thats a lot of money to throw at a Windows 8 machine !

That little bit that says i7 is where the wonga is.
And the Touch screen.


External storage : Just use drop box / Google Drive wink

Most laptops now run on SSD Drives.
Solid state drive no moving parts = quicker.

Touch Screen Note:
Think about this, most people hate to sit with a laptop and see smudges on there screen, and when they do see them want to clean them, so that's what we do.
Well 5 mins using a touch screen with greasy fingers get your cloth ready as you will always be cleaning it.
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#917885 - 26th Dec 2014 3:50pm Re: Laptop buying advice [Re: Smiler_]
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My first 17" laptop had an i7 cpu 8gb memory and 2 hard drives a 750gb one and a 500gb one....cant remember the make but ill find out

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#917886 - 26th Dec 2014 3:51pm Re: Laptop buying advice [Re: Smiler_]
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USB 3 kicks ass, mega fast.

Ditch the touchscreen.

Solid state drives are really fast too, I have one in my iMac.

You can get more drives fitted if there's room or just upgrade the ones in it.
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#917887 - 26th Dec 2014 3:52pm Re: Laptop buying advice [Re: Smiler_]
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I had the slightly older version of this...don't bother with touchscreen rubbish ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-XPS-15-95...=item1e973b30b6


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#917892 - 26th Dec 2014 4:48pm Re: Laptop buying advice [Re: Smiler_]
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A high spec laptop now will not necessarily be classed as high spec in 3 years time but buying the best you can afford will usually give you a certain safeguard for 'future proofing'. Touch screens are a matter for the individual, I personally find them very intuitive and have fitted a screen protector film which reduces the appearance of the finger marks. Some laptops have a second bay for additional drives or alternatively you could fit an external drive which could also be a wireless drive accessible to others in your home network but make sure it's password protected.

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