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Topic # 151400 24-Aug-2014 13:36
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Hi,

Since my old laptop is getting quite old I am looking into a new laptop or a really cheap one and building a PC to remote desktop into. Currently I'm just looking into a laptop, and I just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations. I would like it to have a nice battery life, fast program navigating, the ability to have 40+ chrome tabs open (yes I actually do this sometimes), and to be able to do light gaming (CS:GO). Does anyone have any recommendations?

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  Reply # 1114546 24-Aug-2014 13:48
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Budget?




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  Reply # 1114547 24-Aug-2014 13:56
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billgates: Budget?


$800




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  Reply # 1114552 24-Aug-2014 14:10
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The below HP s a good buy for the specs. HP website says it is a Full HD (1920 X 1080) display.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/notebooks/pc-notebook-computers/hp-15-p006ax-15-6-silver-notebook/prod131123.html#features-tab




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  Reply # 1114564 24-Aug-2014 14:33
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Does it have a touch screen? Windows 8 really requires that option, as navigating windows 8 with a touch oaf I could imagine would be one of the worst user experiences. If getting a new laptop, I would highly recommend a touch screen if getting windows 8, unless you are downgrading to windows 7.

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HP's website and Noel Leeming's page does not say so so I would say NO to the touchscreen. For the value for money tag, this is good considering the screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is hard to come by for $800 budget.




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  Reply # 1114593 24-Aug-2014 15:27
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mattwnz: Does it have a touch screen? Windows 8 really requires that option, as navigating windows 8 with a touch oaf I could imagine would be one of the worst user experiences. If getting a new laptop, I would highly recommend a touch screen if getting windows 8, unless you are downgrading to windows 7.
 I Haven't use Windows 8 much but the one computer I've used the most with Window 8 doesn't have a touch screen and its no problem without the touch screen




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  Reply # 1114647 24-Aug-2014 17:00
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I have not used the touch screen after the first week

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Windows 8.1 and classic shell make a touch screen irrelevant

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  Reply # 1114649 24-Aug-2014 17:07
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I prefer Windows 8 over Windows 7 but jesus christ on Windows 8.1 the search is sooooooo slow. 




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  Reply # 1114650 24-Aug-2014 17:08
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Technofreak:
mattwnz: Does it have a touch screen? Windows 8 really requires that option, as navigating windows 8 with a touch oaf I could imagine would be one of the worst user experiences. If getting a new laptop, I would highly recommend a touch screen if getting windows 8, unless you are downgrading to windows 7.
 I Haven't use Windows 8 much but the one computer I've used the most with Window 8 doesn't have a touch screen and its no problem without the touch screen

 It is fine if you disable metro and install a start menu, but metro on a non touch laptop is painful. Hopefully the proper start menu will get added to 8, and not just added to 9. Windows 8 is slowly improving with each update.

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