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Dec 10, 2012 08:38 |  #1

Want a laptop that I can do LR4 and some PS Elements. Tired of sitting in the spare bedroom working on the laptop

Appreciate your thoughts and recommendations - want to stay at or under $1000

http://www.adorama.com​/SOE17125CXB.html (external link)


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Dec 10, 2012 09:55 |  #2

you can find better value in something other than an Sony. but specs wise, its solid.


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Dec 10, 2012 10:59 |  #3

YP5 Toronto wrote in post #15348736 (external link)
you can find better value in something other than an Sony. but specs wise, its solid.

+1. You can get a Dell with same processor, but larger hdd and better graphics, at Costco for $750.




  
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Dec 10, 2012 11:56 |  #4

Looked at costco website - only 1080 display is a lenovo at $1100
Want 17", i7 6-8g ram, full hd 1080 monitor...


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Dec 10, 2012 12:06 |  #5

Ya...Lenovo doesn't do 17" anymore...

I would go HP or Toshiba before DELL... easily avoid Dell.


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Dec 10, 2012 12:07 |  #6

i've not had good luck with Dell, Sony lasts almost forever.




  
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Dec 10, 2012 12:09 |  #7

YP5 - Thx for the tips!
I thought the 17 from Sony would be cool. Compusa has an ASUS that is 15.6 1080 and a little beefier than the sony at $999 but I think it may be on sale at $899
I had a compaq laptop a few years back and was probably the worst I have ever owned...HP better?
Sony and Lenovo have been quality.


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Dec 10, 2012 13:15 |  #8

I have quite the opposite experience with Sony 15" laptop (about $600 + tax) that I bought for my sister. The backlight stops lighting up after 2 years of extremely light use. My sister only uses the laptop once a month. Sometimes she does not touch it for several months in a row.

Sony wants to charge $300 to fix (LOL.. I have to be out of my mind to agree with them). I opened up the display and found burnt out soldered joint on one side of the CCFL backlight. Had to reorder a replacement CCFL (because I broke it during my attempt to fix it). No more Sony for me.




  
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Dec 10, 2012 15:11 as a reply to  @ morph2_7's post |  #9

You might even want to check ebay for some deals.


http://cgi.ebay.com …iewItem&item=16​0938268177 (external link)




  
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Dec 10, 2012 17:30 |  #10

I would not reco ebay for PCs. Many will be considered grey market and you will not get the proper warranty coverage you would expect. moreover, it is hard to control the level of product out of ebay, is is refurb, is it open box, etc. The seller may believe it to be level one product, but who knows who sold it to the seller.

I would only entertain if the cost of the unit was so cheap, that warranty and support became a non-issue.


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Dec 12, 2012 08:46 |  #11

I'm eyeing this one - compusa/tigerdirect has on sale this week at $899

http://www.compusa.com …?EdpNo=4978350&​CatId=4935 (external link)


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Dec 20, 2012 15:54 |  #12

Dell has lots of deals on right now. Get a Latitude, a bit more expensive but extremely good. Ive had Latitudes as primary computers for 8 years now and not a single issue aside from tired batteries.

Current one is a M6400 series. Gets 12 hours on its extended + accessory battery. Wicked fast with an SSD.


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