A New Notebook

By Archean
Apr 30, 2014
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  1. Guys I am looking for a new notebook, and I have general idea of what I want, but I am unable to find anything comparable so far (in reasonable price range, I.e. about 1,500$). Here are the specs which I've in mind:

    i7 47xx Processor
    8GB RAM (or higher)
    GT760M (or similar range GPU)
    SSD Boot drive + 1 TB HDD
    15.x 1080p display
    Windows 8.x64

    I have no preference for any brand, although, in last few years I've bought HP notebooks, generally because I have good connections there in case there is some issues ;)
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    Specify dual or quad core CPU.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,106   +85

    47xx series and above are quad core parts.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Guru Posts: 944   +183

    Intel actually has quite a few i7-4XXX dual core mobile processors. Check it out.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    Ah yes, so they are. :) Thank you for pointing out something I was lazy to check!

    I don't have purchasing advice as I'm not USA person, but usually it's a lot cheaper to just buy a dual-bay laptop with HDD, and purchase a SSD off newegg. The upgrades to SSD are pretty expensive usually.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 7,924   +2,135

    Yes but until @Archean pointed it out, I didn't know the 47xx's (which was specified) are all 4 core. The 45xx and 46xx are dual.
  7. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Guru Posts: 944   +183

    I didn't even realize he posted i7-47XX chips. I looked right over the 7 lol.

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