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Old 10-05-2019, 08:37 PM   #981
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Better wifi chip in the Lenovo.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:35 PM   #982
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I sometimes get flickering if I'm playing a game windowed. If I turn off GSync it stops but I'm wondering if there's a better fix.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:55 PM   #983
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Better wifi chip in the Lenovo.
Must be a hell of a lot better - I am amazed that it could make that much of a difference
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:34 PM   #984
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Surface 4 is from 2015, that's like stone age in laptop Wifi.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:47 PM   #985
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That's exactly it -- the newer wireless cards are leaps and bounds better, and with modern routers they can take advantage of improvements and added features that crank up the throughput.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:43 PM   #986
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The latest GeForce driver adds G-Sync for LG OLED TVs (B9, C9, E9). I'm going to try it out this weekend.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...available-now/
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:21 AM   #987
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I am in the market for a laptop and completely confused since I have been using work issued ones for so long. It needs to be PC with Windows 10 and must be able to process documents like a beast.

My current work laptop is

Dell E7470 with an i5 6300
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It is a couple years old now but works decently. Should I be shooting for the same specs? Or do you look for something with an i7? I will be using a docking station to hook up to 2 monitors so screen resolution doesn't really matter to me. Trying to keep purchase around 500-600
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:15 AM   #988
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In all honestly, other than used or refurb you won't find much in the laptop space for 500-600 anymore. The 300-800 bracket is comprised mostly of tablets, Chromebooks and Surface units.


A Surface might be what you're looking for
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:24 AM   #989
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In all honestly, other than used or refurb you won't find much in the laptop space for 500-600 anymore. The 300-800 bracket is comprised mostly of tablets, Chromebooks and Surface units.


A Surface might be what you're looking for
Are refurbs a thing to stay away from in the laptop world? Back in the day I had good success on Apple refurb but I can't use that as part of our work environment. Looking at Surface looks like the Surface Go is in the price range. Or should I be looking used/refurbished
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LG Gram 17 is the nicest Windows notebook our there but you pay for the privilege. It has a 16:10 display which is ideal for document work. Anything under $1000 is junk and a toy IMO.
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LG Gram 17 is the nicest Windows notebook our there but you pay for the privilege. It has a 16:10 display which is ideal for document work. Anything under $1000 is junk and a toy IMO.
Again display doesn't matter. I am running off a hub with dual monitors. I will only occasionally be using it in actual laptop form.

I can get pretty much my current laptop refurbished for $500.00 is it just a piece of junk? https://www.laptopcloseout.ca/dell-latitude-e7470

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Again display doesn't matter. I am running off a hub with dual monitors. I will only occasionally be using it in actual laptop form.
Will a small form factor PC work for you?
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Will a small form factor PC work for you?
It could and just have a portable monitor to go with it when not in the office but that would add to the cost.
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It could and just have a portable monitor to go with it when not in the office but that would add to the cost.
What specific workloads are you doing with this computer? Something that an 8 core CPU would be good at?
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What specific workloads are you doing with this computer? Something that an 8 core CPU would be good at?
In my head a 2 core CPU handled this 10 years ago but apparently things don't work like that anymore

Typically looks like:

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That's a fairly heavy workload, the more memory and cores the better. Problem is an 8 core notebook is fairly rare and expensive. But keep in mind a modern 4 core/8 thread CPU with 16Gb of memory will be much faster than what you have.
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RAM should be your focus. More cores are nice, but most of the programs you use will be sitting idle while you're working with others so the extra cores won't make much of a difference.
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I'm going to be building a new gaming PC soon and was wondering if I could get some feedback on the build I have set up.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Komskies/saved/mnBK4D

My plan is to purchase everything before the end of the year, trying to take advantage of the Black Friday/Cyber/Monday/Christmas deals. I already have the case, the power supply, and the NVME drive. I mostly play Blizzard games but I also want to be able to play some new AAA games at 1440p 144hz resolution as well. Budget would be around $2000 for all of the remaining components.
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RAM should be your focus. More cores are nice, but most of the programs you use will be sitting idle while you're working with others so the extra cores won't make much of a difference.
Ok so looking for 16gb definitely makes things trickier price wise. Are laptops easiy to upgrade like cpus or because you need to open it up not worth it.
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Ok so looking for 16gb definitely makes things trickier price wise. Are laptops easiy to upgrade like cpus or because you need to open it up not worth it.
Looks easy on your unit skip ahead to 30 seconds

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