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    Need a laptop for the Head

    Head had a Samsung Ultrabook Series 5 which is now not working for him. I need to find a replacement which is more robust. He uses it as his PC replacement at work and also takes it home every night. Its got to be fairly fast. SSD would be preferred with 8GB RAM. He doesn't want a complete monolith as he has to carry it around.

    Any recommendations?

    @VeryPC ?
    @Millgate ?

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    Hi buddy,

    What you need is an Ultrabook! What kind of budget are you thinking of? Other than the Very laptops, I'd recommend the Lenovos (depending on how much cash you have)

    Luke

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    Macbook Air!

    /runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Macbook Air!

    /runs
    Totally this. My Macbook Air dualboots OSX and Windows 7 and hasn't caused me any hassles in the last 3 years.

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    Luke - he had an ultrabook but it was bashed around so much it stopped working. Under £600 ideally but I will pass on details of anything I think is worth the money.

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    If he's beaten his lappy to death, Panasonic tough-book i'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    If he's beaten his lappy to death, Panasonic tough-book i'm afraid.
    The Toughbook is always a good choice. I think you'll struggle to get that spec under £600 but I'll do a bit of digging

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantscat View Post
    Totally this. My Macbook Air dualboots OSX and Windows 7 and hasn't caused me any hassles in the last 3 years.
    A 15" Mac Book Pro ( or 13" if the 15" is too much ) ??

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    I'd recommend what @ICTDirect_Dave has just sorted me out with.

    Lenovo W510

    Core i7
    8GB RAM
    120GB SSD

    Beastly things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    I'd recommend what @ICTDirect_Dave has just sorted me out with.

    Lenovo W510

    Core i7
    8GB RAM
    120GB SSD

    Beastly things!
    @ICTDirect_Dave

    Presume he doesn't have a W530 ?

    Also how much is one of those W510 laptops with that spec and what SSD is it ?

    Also would it cost much more for a 240gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD instead of the 120gb ssd ?
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 21st March 2014 at 05:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    I'd recommend what @ICTDirect_Dave has just sorted me out with.

    Lenovo W510

    Core i7
    8GB RAM
    120GB SSD

    Beastly things!
    You get them okay today?


    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    @ICTDirect_Dave

    Presume he doesn't have a W530 ?

    Also how much is one of those W510 laptops with that spec and what SSD is it ?

    Also would it cost much more for a 240gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD instead of the 120gb ssd ?
    You'd have to get your own SSD as i only get decent pricing when i buy in bulk.

    @fairm010 paid for the following spec. (PM me for price). Though I've only got a couple left.

    Quad core i7 720QM 1.6GHZ (Turbo Boost to 2.8)
    8GB 10600S RAM (4 x 2gb in this case)
    New 120GB SSD
    1GB Dedicated nVidia Quadro 880M
    15.6" 1920x1080 resoltion screen.
    Win 7 Pro

    They're Bloomin' lovely things! I want one for myself!
    Last edited by ICTDirect_Dave; 21st March 2014 at 05:28 PM.

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    Yep got them no problem. Props to your delivery company too.. You can watch the van get to you slowly on Google maps!

    Got one for myself and SBM and we are both in love with these machines, I needed to prove what a good jump an SSD is and she's converted!

    Cheers Dave!

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    Have you considered the Dell Latitude series? You can get him a docking station so he can use a monitor / dual monitors with a normal keyboard and mouse at his desk. It will also help with the health and safety regarding using laptops for long periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    Yep got them no problem. Props to your delivery company too.. You can watch the van get to you slowly on Google maps!

    Got one for myself and SBM and we are both in love with these machines, I needed to prove what a good jump an SSD is and she's converted!

    Cheers Dave!
    You're very welcome. The delivery tracking stuff is cool isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    You're very welcome. The delivery tracking stuff is cool isn't it?
    Never seen that delivery thing on google. How do you do that??

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