what laptop are you using /g/?
>pic related my laptop
Every laptop is a piece of shit except business ones such as ThinkPads, Elitebooks, Latitudes, etc..., macbooks and maybe chromebooks.
What is an opinion?
I have a thinkpad and a last gen XPS. The thinkpad is a gem because it still runs since 2007, I'll never let it die. My XPS was shat on by Dell when they decided to stop supporting drivers for a perfectly fine laptop when Win10 came out. It still runs thank goodness. I just cleaned the dust out and it runs like a champ now.
I have $800 and a phone full of memes. Give me one good substitute against me buying a refurbished Macbook Pro for $800.
saw 3 more listings besides this.
My probem is that I have a shitty experience with buying electronics online, expecially things that run on an O.S.
The last thing I bought on ebay was a screen for my thinkpad and it actually was in better condition than the seller said. I'm just really skeptical about buying something so sensitive like a computer from ebay.
I rather save up for the mbp for $1k without retina display. I really don't need a third computer anyways.... fuck I'm difficult. Sorry anon.
There's a lot of buyer protection though, especially with PayPal. I've bought tons of stuff off eBay like my nephew's 3ds, my ps4 and my moms iPad. Just check seller reviews and see how long they've been around if you do end up buying on eBay.
If you want to save and buy one new elsewhere, that's fine too. I want a Mac, but I don't want to pay $1400 for a brand new one when I can get a refurbished previous year for $800.
HP Pavilion G6 from 2012.
I just use it for note-taking, occasional web browsing, and simple games. I've had to replace the battery twice on the fucking thing.
I also hook it up to my TV as a media centre when I'm on break from school.
512gb sandisk SSD
240GB sandisk SSD
320GB mechanical WD drive
Im in the process of trying out different distros on my x220. The thinkpad Yoga is a work machine, and the elitebook my wife uses for her schooling.
damnit, forgot pic
The fuck is this reading comprehension
I had one too once (dv6130ed). Most horrible plastic fantastic piece of shit Ive ever owned. Even my shitty old Acer was better. That keyboard was literally unusable.
Glad im using a thinkpad x230 now.
Posting from my mom's G580 because I accidentally ruined the keyboard on my X200 and the replacement comes in tomorrow. :)
I picked up a micro SATA to mSATA adapter and popped in a 120GB mSATA SSD, and keep a 2 port USB 3.0 adapter in the ExpressCard slot
Fantastic fucking device, the 6200u is great and the model I bought from the local staples has a 1TB HDD vs the maximum 500 you can get from Lenovo's website.
Yeah, I know its not even a chinkpad, but Linux installed with no problems whatsoever, its powerful enough, and its BIOS has plenty of options.
It looks just fine what the hell are you complaining about. I've had 1080p laptops, they look no better than this one under everyday conditions.
this exactly babe, is also touchscreen
Thoughts on this? I play Dota, Path of Exile and sometimes Dark Souls 2. I mainly want a new laptop that can run those at 1080 and medium spec without dropping from 60 fps and is able to run 3ds Max and Zbrush just fine. For $800 this seems pretty damn legit.
I honestly cannot recommend dell.
they're only good at servers, the old dell laptop I had was having constant hardware failures (first screen, then gpu, then optical drive) in the span of a year
HP 8570W - Primary
HP 2540P - Fuckery (LFS, image testing, etc)
Dell M6300 - Console for SAN, KVM over IP, and switch management.
Asus T300L - Going to try some UI design work with touch systems, but may end up just shitposting from it instead.
But my desktop is so comfy...
I'm using a Latitude E6400 2.66Ghz C2D and a 128GB SSD, It's a beast for being from 2009.
Shitty Thinkpad t420. It gets the job done, but the screen is cancerous and I don't want to invest money to replace it.
Not really sure what I want to get next. Maybe something that I can at least play Civ 5 or EU 3 on.
I'm currently with a Dell Inspiron 15 5548.
The bundled SSHD heats up a lot when in normal use, and just does so on idle on Linux. I got a 850 evo on the mail, though, so hopefully that'll solve things.
Most laptops I found around here in stores looked like shit, so I went with one similar to my aunt's. Kinda sad it doesn't have a matte finish screen like my old ATIV Book 6, but going from 1366x768 to 1080p is a nice change.
No TVs at the moment, so I can use the laptop for animu. Screen's pretty glossy, that's all.
Haven't had any issues with mine save for the SSHD heating up.
My Dell is posted below OP. Dell fucked me by dropping support for my laptop. Now I am running on old drivers and Win10 isn't so nice to that fact.
My Ubuntu partition isn't fully functional either. Oh well. At least I can do everything I need on the Windows partition without much of a problem
13" Macbook Air. I've never been a fan of Apple but I want to get more comfortable with the OS so I can support it better.
So far it's been pretty decent for a casual-use laptop OS, but I'd never use it on a desktop.
Dell Precision m2800
Intel Core i7 4900MQ @ 3.60GHz
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 8790M
Some TB hdd
250gb Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD
I did spend a $1500 on a laptop why do you ask?
Anyone have the ridiculous m4800 big brother with the quandro and the 3200x1800 screen?
Old and slow, but still kicking. And yes, I am using this brick daily. Fans are starting to give up on me though, does anyone know where to get some spare parts for ancient tech like this?
I recently acquired a hp probook 6407b, after comparing the alledged retail price with the asking price I had no choice in the matter, it was a steal.
Considering I was running on a fucking single core celeron advent machine beforehand this is a serious upgrade.
I particuarly like how I can pop the back off without having to remove a single screw, I needed to clean the vent out anyway because fucking hell that was a fire hazard.
I'm using it now and it's doing a damn good job of not being a complete mess. Will mostly use it for programming.
HP Pavilion 15-b121er Sleekbook
>1.7 GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M APU /with turbo core technology
>4 MB L2 cache
>6 GB DDR3
>AMD Radeon HD 8550M
have i made a mistake buying this?
all i know is linux dont like this system ;_;
Recently got a z51-70 from Newegg for $415
15", 1080p screen
8gb DDR3L 1600 ram
R7 360m 2gb ddr3 gpu
1tb hd (upgraded to ssd and use this hard drive in a caddy where it's dvd drive use to be)
I fucking love this laptop, playing mgs5 @900p, med everything around 30-45fps, and most my steam/battle.net games easily 1080p 60ish fps.
i m too poor aford new laptop
Lenovo thinkpad R61:
2GB ram :/
Yup those new vegas wallpapers, good game, i wish i could play it on thinkpad but its too old and has low specs. Asus for gaming (older games)/ HD media and lenovo for daily tasks. Both them run on Linux
Geforce GTX 960M 4GB
Literally the best laptop on the market under 1000 at the moment. Can run any game, editing is pretty good too. Overall an awesome laptop.
ThinkPad T440 : This is my work PC
MacBook Air 11 (2014): Use it at home, since I prefer to keep my work PC as a work only device
Acer Chromebook c720p: Loved this thing, but I lent it to my brother more than a year ago and still haven't gotten it back
ok how about someone donats a gaming pc/laptop to a poorfag?
not him but it's a lenovo y50 or y510p
great specs but consumer junk, basically
for people that only care about getting the most specs for their money without considering build quality
she's been good to me except for the Wi-Fi driver problems.
>shitty touch pad
>bizarre heatsink design where some of them come loose and don't reattach properly, leaving a gap between cpu/gpu
>are basically mini vacuum cleaners and love to suck up dust
>poor battery life, and batteries don't even last that long anyway
How did HP fuck up this badly?
the keyboard doesn't get in the way when I'm using the trackpad so it haven't given me any problems. the laptop also comes with a wrist bump so you can elevate your wrist above the keyboard.
120GB Samsung 830 Pro
Paid roughly $180USD when I bought it.
Main - x220 (i7, IPS, SSD+HDD)
Work - HP ProBook 6570b
Shits and giggles - HP dv5200 from 2006 that I converted into a tablet (no battery though)
My x220 is still pristine. Bought it in 2013 for $500. I don't need another laptop as long as this one lasts me. Work's also replacing the ProBook with a x250 soon.
Ordering it from Dell's website I can get an i7 added to it and a 1tb hdd for $849 total. Only downside I've read is the subpar keyboard but I have a mechanical I can hook up to it so idgaf
$400, infinitely better than my inspiron with a shitty dual core intel and 3gb ram that cost $600 back in '09
Pretty slow for a lot of stuff. On gNewSense you can do plenty of things just fine, but not anything fancy. However gNewSense parkes has kinda old packages on, like Iceweasel 3.5, which is actually kinda cool, because old Firefox was better and all that, but it means most websites nowadays don't work. Unfortunately, Parabola, one of the few other distros which runs on it, dropped support for Lemote very soon after I got mine. Parabola is based on Arch so would have a fair bit of newer stuff, though apparently there's still some limit in browser choice.
OpenBSD has some newer packages, but the best browser that can run is Dillo for whatever reason. Also, the Yeeloong's SiliconMotion graphics isn't supported for anything other than simple software rasterizing on mips64el, so X is almost unbearably slow. I had to get dwm and modify it to not redraw windows when moving or resizing them.
In the market for a new laptop. Only ever owned one laptop and it's 5 yo and showing problems. I don't have a desktop and need a laptop over it anyway.
Under 1000 is optimal. I basically just searched "best laptops 2016" and every site has completely different lists.
Where should I start?
This lid design got that knock-off bootleg vibe like this book bag.
Can I get some tips on looking for a laptop? I mean I see reviews that say thinkpads are good (thought it was a /g/ meme) but I would like to have options and make sure it suits my needs
Been my companion for 5 years and it's slowly falling apart but I love it.
HP ProBook 440 G1, for work.
Works like a charm.
>get a thinkpad netbook
>pretty nice, really light and thin, the processor is kind of shitty though and can't replace it
>buy another with a better processor
>instant post-purchase regret
What should I do with the other one now?
I just wish these things had the specs of gaymer laptops.
I want muh grafix. Well in reality I just want to be able to run everything since I basically just use these things in college as a desktop replacement.
And these things look like they're built well and durable enough to handle them.
Shit sucks. But hey, the state of gaming laptops is actually looking better. No seriously. They're getting more minimalistic while the build quality is looking better and better.
Also, the price to performance ratio is steadily increasing. They actually *are* becoming viable machines to replace desktop workloads.
>mfw laptop is now 5 years old
But I do anon.
980 ti actually with all my current storage on an SSD
Laptops are impressive desu family. I don't care about workstation type tasks or even massive graphical rendering but I imagine they run fine as well since things like AutoCAD, Revit, etc run without a hiccup.
Mobile GPUs(and CPUs for that matter) are not bad man.
Thinkpad edge e455 maxed out specs.
Aspire m5. Had to replace the battery once.
Replaced hdd and DVD drive with ssds. This laptop have been with me for 5 years. Will be sad when it finally dies