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I need to replace my laptop. I want an i7, quad-core processor. I really don't know much about computers and this recommended to me based on the applications that I use.<br><br>
Can anyone add any advice and make a suggestion as to where I should purchase it?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>julz</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2907307"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I need to replace my laptop. I want an i7, quad-core processor. I really don't know much about computers and this recommended to me based on the applications that I use.<br><br>
Can anyone add any advice and make a suggestion as to where I should purchase it?</div>
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I've had good experiences purchasing desktop computers from Dell over the internet.<br><br>
The Dell XPS-15 laptop has gotten good reviews, and would appear to fit your needs if upgraded to the i7 processor (see CNET review below).<br><br><a href="http://www.consumersearch.com/laptops/dell-xps-15" target="_blank">http://www.consumersearch.com/laptops/dell-xps-15</a><br><br><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-xps-15-l502x/4505-3121_7-34539946.html" target="_blank">http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell...-34539946.html</a><br><br>
My sister swears by Toshiba laptops, so I would check out their website.<br><br>
I think it would be worthwhile checking out Apple laptops, too.
 

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Get a MacBook Pro from Amazon.com. Unless you like dealing with viruses, malware and routinely defragmenting your hard drive and running other such maintenance programs, while having to keep anti-virus software up-to-date. In which case, you'll want to get a PC installed with Windows. Alternately, you could get a PC and throw Linux on it. However, Linux doesn't come with Apple's amazing customer support.
 

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<a href="http://shop.lenovo.com/us/products/laptops/" target="_blank">http://shop.lenovo.com/us/products/laptops/</a>
 

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My vote is Costco, Staples, or Best Buy.
 

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I've been thinking too of getting something smaller as an actual laptop. My older lap top is a heavy clunker which stays at the desk. A recent thread here makes me more scared to go into a electronics store. I always forget Costco. I have a membership. Thanks for the reminder LilBigBug.<br><br>
Does anyone know if a laptop can be used with a long cord away from the desk. I don't know enough about computer stuff to tackle wireless at this time.
 

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Does anyone know if a laptop can be used with a long cord away from the desk.</div>
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As in power chord? Or LAN cable? To either, the answer is yes. Your LAN cable can be up to 100 meters before you potentially encounter problems. However, I would suggest tackling wireless.
 

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I usually shop all around on the web... I pick a couple models I am looking at then just Google and search most of of the main Brick and Mortar sites, But truthfully I think that last 3 laptops I have bought (I buy for myself, Ex, and Family) have all been through newegg.<br><br>
I would never suggest a Dell to anyone.... I hate working on anything dell, alot of their stuff it seems has to be dell and only dell components for repair plus they have some of the worst customer service ever (India).<br><br>
I prefer usually always suggest HP to casual users..... I know they do have some haters out there, but they haven't ever felled me in the past. To me...<br><br>
Recently though.... I bought myself a Sony Vaio, and truthfully at this point.... I think all my Laptops from now on out will be Sonys.
 

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As in power chord? Or LAN cable? To either, the answer is yes. Your LAN cable can be up to 100 meters before you potentially encounter problems. However, I would suggest tackling wireless.</div>
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Thank you for the information. I guess it would be the LAN cable I'd need. Shows you how much I know. It would have to go to from the modem to the computer. I have plenty of power outlets, it's the actual internet I'd need.<br><br>
My only two computers have been HP and I've been pretty happy with them The original desk top and the present laptop clunker. But I'm going to look into something small I can actually lounge around with.
 

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This laptop is better than most desktops and it's only $800:<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246094&cm_re=lenovo_i7_laptop-_-34-246-094-_-Product" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-094-_-Product</a>
 

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I'm upgrading to a gaming laptop with i7 and preferably a 3D display. It's to be my birthday/ anniversary/ Yule present from my husband. Leaning toward the HP Envy, but the hot case issues are concerning me. Also considering a Sony or Macbook. A bit afraid to make the leap from PC to Mac. I've had horrible experiences with Gateway and Dell. Any thoughts?
 

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I'd recommend Lenovo laptops and Apple laptops - buy direct! I'm not sure what your requirements are for size, power e.t.c.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Unless you like dealing with viruses, malware and routinely defragmenting your hard drive and running other such maintenance programs, while having to keep anti-virus software up-to-date.</div>
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Macbooks aren't immune to malware (especially in recent weeks) and need to keep up with equal hard-drive verify&repairing maintenance in order to keep running pretty well. I think it's a like-for-like tradeoff based on needs.
 

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Do these things come with cellular internet service and phone service? Modems that hook up to POTS lines (so you can use your computer as a pots phone, and with fax software, printer, and scanner, as a fax machine?) Or do you have to buy separate boards or usb things?
 
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