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Offline Rmoore7167

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Need new computer
« on: 2018 December 05 09:25:57 »
I just took the PI class by Warren and Ron in Seattle this week. Great Class BTW!  Out of class it became apparent i have some issues with current computer.   Im trying to pin down what computer to get. Im not an expert here but it was suggested I need 17" monitor, SSD, I7 quad core, 32GRam, not sure about video card....  Does anyone have some computer suggestions? I want to get a Laptop as have a remote shed and like do my processing inside house.   I saw this one.... 

Am I on right track or not?  This is a gaming computer so not sure...

Thanks for any guidance

Offline fkloer

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Re: Need new computer
« Reply #1 on: 2018 December 05 12:21:38 »
I recently purchased a Lenovo P51 laptop with those features and I'm very happy with it. As a matter of fact I used it in Warren and Ron's class here in Orange County. I7, 1TB SSD main drive, 1TB SSD data drive, 32GB RAM. It's quick and it's powerful.
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Offline jimwaters

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Re: Need new computer
« Reply #2 on: 2018 December 05 18:45:53 »
Yes - this laptop looks very good.  A larger SSD may be useful. 1 TByte SSD.

Offline dpaul

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Re: Need new computer
« Reply #3 on: 2018 December 09 15:33:14 »
I've got a Dell XPS 15'' 9560 laptop. This has 32 RAM, i7 processor and a 4K screen which makes a huge difference in image quality and color definition. Also the screen is right to the edge of the design so its one of the smallest 15'' laptops available and a 7hr battery life. I use it outdoors and it very durable in extreme cold temperatures down to at least -5 deg C.

Its not available anymore from Dell, they have replaced it with the XPS 9570 with a different processor but the differences aren't huge. Its still possible to get the 9560 on Amazon currently.

Hope this is useful