Yeah, I know a lot of people ask “Is this a good computer for blender” and similiar questions. Since I won thisNASA thing, I discussed with my parents what I can do with my reward money (1000$), and they suggested I buy a laptop. So here I am, looking on Newegg drooling and confused. I think that I found a couple that are good? Or do you have any suggestions for a laptop under 1000$?
Some basic questions
which is better, DDR2 ram, or DDR3 (I’m guessing the 3?)
Nvidia or ATI or ? and why? I can’t find many laptops with nvidia cards on Newegg.
I’m guessing SATA drives are good?
should I go for 4gig or 8gig of ram? 8 always seemed like overkill to me.
How big should the graphics card be? (I plan on playing new high quality games)
Preferred brands? I’ve always liked the Toshiba Laptop keyboards and screens.
What should I do when I first get my laptop? Remove bloatware obviously?
I hear a lot of talk about leaving it charged for 24 hours before using it to ‘improve’ the battery, yes or no?
what is i3 CPU? Is it good/bad? What Is a good CPU Speed?
I do not plan on purchasing any monthly payment anti virus or firewall things, so what do you suggest? I am up for one time buys. I plan on running windows 7.
Some laptops that I found and I think I like but I’m not sure:
I’m not sure about the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (1GB DDR3 VRAM) graphics card. It looks fairly new.
Which from these? Or do you have any suggestions for any laptops on Newegg? Thanks!
is i7 any good? what is this intel core thing?