I currently have a Sony Vaio Duo 11... And I need something that's more of a traditional laptop form-factor, with a real trackpad and larger screen (13-14"). Productivity on what I currently have just isn't working.
I'd like something with a full HD touchscreen display. Long battery life, SSD, and an i5.
Should I wait until something running Haswell is available? Or is a good option available now?
Say a computer comes by default with a dual core 2.8 GHz i5, but can be upgraded to a quad core 2.4 GHz i7. Isn't the i7 a slower processer because it has a lower GHz rating?
I'm building a computer for a local business I know but I'm not sure whether i should go for the Corsair CX430 which I actually have - or the CX500.
Here are the specs:
Intel Core i3 2100
2 x 2GB of 1333Mhz RAM
Western digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm - SATA 2
and a LG dvd drive - SATA 2
What do you guys think? Is 430 watts enough or should I go for 500??
I go through SSDs like crazy and would love to track them here.
I am considering getting a 120/160GB SSD for my MacBook Pro since the factory installed HDD is just not cutting it for me. I use some heavier applications such as Aperture, Xcode, etc and have been told that switching to an SSD makes a remarkable difference.
I am strongly leaning towards an Intel, but have heard OWC and/Samsung are good as well.
My full Pc specs: 4GB RAM DDR3 Intel Core i5 and curretn GPU: Nvidia 9500 GT The problem with this GPU is that it fails whe playing few selected games like Assassins Creed Series and others.. Please suggest me a overall good graphic card for my PC as im confused to buy.. Nvidia is recommended and price also matters.... )
Alright, for those who've built a computer -- which processor did you go with? The Intel Core i5 / i7 Sandy Bridge variants are super slick. But they also cost a pretty penny over the AMD equivalents. It looks like one can get an AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU for pretty cheap. If you pair it with a decent graphics cards, are you going to be taking a huge performance hit compared to a Core i5? Is it a worthwhile investment to go the AMD route, or would you just go all in with a...
I've tried badaboom but cannot batch process. DVDFab works but is still buggy and doesn't work with m4v.
I'm mainly interested in graphics performance in video games on these machines. Right now I have a gaming desktop, and while I'm looking for a good business computer, I want to know whether or not I'll be able to play games at all on the Intel HD 3000 graphics that comes with these computers if I'm ever traveling or something. Right now I have a 2009 MBP 13 inch with a Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics. I looked up some benchmarks of the Intel HD 3000 that comes with the new...