Great laptop deal

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  1. RenoF250

    RenoF250

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    And it almost always depends on the model number and what you are doing with it. It has been a long time since I ran an AMD but when I did I was happy with them. Wife has one and it seems fine.
     
  2. Walter Bishop

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    Best Buy is selling HP Envy x360 laptops with these chips. I looked at them in a store today.
     

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    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    The last laptop I bought from Best Buy was so plagued with Best Buy and Geek Squad advertisements and limitations that it never worked correctly. I am pretty convinced that it was corrupted from the start so that they would hope that you would return it for service work. I'm for sure not a computer guru but I for sure will never buy a computer from Best Buy again.
     
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  4. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Got that right. Work bought me a Dell Precision 7540 laptop to make Solidworks less of a pain to use. Xeon E-2276M processor, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics card. It is an engineering workstation, not a gaming rig. Pretty decent bit of horsepower. I recall it was around $3500 last year.

    Main thing is it has Solidworks signed graphics drivers. Don't ask me to explain what makes them special cause I don't know.
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I look for last yrs “must haves”. Of course I ran windows 98 till 2012 iirc. Don’t watch a lot of porn. It reduces trouble. ;).
    So not useful info for G30...
     
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    I was sad the day I could no longer run Win98. I had good luck with it.
     
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    How is this compared to the ASUS lower on the same Best Buy link for $599?
    All I've ever had is non gaming desktops, and my current one is 10 or so years old with Windows 7.
    I doubt I'll game much as I always game on a console, but I'm wanting to try a gaming PC of some kind.
     
  9. RenoF250

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    This one?:
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-t...50-ti-256gb-ssd-black/6425894.p?skuId=6425894

    I was looking at that myself. Looks like processor is exactly the same speed. GPU is slightly better and it has more memory capacity and an extra SSD slot. If you gave it 32G of RAM and another 1TB SSD it would work okay for most games.
     
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    Yes, that one.
    Just wondering if I spend more money, or go back to a desktop.
    Never had a laptop, and was mainly considering one for space savings.
     
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    From some reason laptops are cheaper than desktops. All my computers are laptops for that reason. I use them 99% of the time at a desk plugged into a 4k TV. WalMart has a 42" 4k coming for $128 black Friday. They also have a 32" curved monitor for $155.
     
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    Looks like that one was $420 has gone to $650 now

    Any other good deals out there?
     
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    I was wondering about this. I’m getting a new IPad next year and was wondering if I even need another laptop.

    I have a question. Can a brand new printer be set up from either an IPad or IPhone? At one time you needed a computer to do that. If that’s no longer necessary, I probably won’t get another computer.
     
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    I have a color Canon laser printer that was ~$200 I really like and my daughter prints to it from her ipad. It can be setup from its own screen, connects to the network or you print to it directly. I have been very happy with it.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that. I was really thinking of ordering another.

    WalMart has some great Black Friday deals coming. They have a similar HP for $460 but it is supposed to take more RAM and SSD. I intend to get one.

    Also, great deals on 4k Roku TVs.
     
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    Thanks! I may just retire mine. It’s just a backup and the only computer game I really enjoy is solitaire. A nice old geezers game.
     
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    6Actual Southern Backwater Mafia & President-Elect

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    Great tip, thanks