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    Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    My current laptop is an HP ProBook 6570b. I was worried it would be underpowered with an i3 processor, though I replaced the disk with an SSD from my previous laptop when I got it, and so I've never had any issues with the speed. It's not too large, so I don't mind lugging it about all day and the battery lasts reasonably well. My biggest complaint is the poor screen - the resolution is low for these days at 1366 x 768 and the viewing angles are really bad, so I'm forever moving the screen forwards and backwards. I'd score it 7/10.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.
    Brilliant bit of kit. Good battery life, not noisy or hot, Touch works well and the folding into tablet etc is useful on the few occasions when I have needed it. Only complaint I have is the screen isnt great for colour accuracy, when doing photo work I cant use it as it messes up the yellows (and yes, I am running the fix that they released).

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    I ditched my laptop many moons ago. My Asus Nexus 7, HTC 1 smartphone, traditional Desktop and very very occasional use of an oldish Netbook cope with all my needs

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Surface Pro (first generation). Managed to pick one up for less than £400 earlier in the year when Microsoft were clearing out stock. I use my desktop for most things, but the Surface is perfect for meetings and travelling. The single position kickstand is a pain, but I've put a case on it which allows it to do many positions

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Lenovo T420. Looks like a brick but runs great

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    I don't have a personal laptop, but my works-provided (and non-locked down) laptop is a HP Elitebook 8470p. It's a lovely machine, 14 inch screen makes it portable enough, it's quick (Ivybridge i7) and it's robust - I know this because I have dropped it a few times.

    I bought my parents a HP Pavilion 15-n096ea to replace an aging Dell Inspiron 15R and again that's a lovely machine. Very thin, but powerful and cool running. I deliberately sought out a 15w TDP processor to cut down on the heat and it's worked, as a result it's quiet and the battery life is amazing despite the battery being physically tiny.

    Still, I will use a desktop every time I can do.

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    My current laptop is an inspiron 15R SE 7520, Intel Core i7-3612QM (8 threads) with amd 7730m and a 1080p screen. Cost me £450 at the time (2 years ago now) which for me was a bargain as 1080p screens was a rarity at the time and this had impressive specs, I dont need a gaming laptop but this can play some games if needed which is a nice plus but really I bought it to replace my old dell latitude because I needed a nice laptop for university where I was programming, cant really fault it but I would have loved a larger battery as even though I dont tend to worry about it I would have appreciated the up times the newer laptops get like 5 hours!

    Cant see myself replacing it anytime soon because all laptops are just expensive now adays!
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Fujitsu Lifebook E series, most reliable laptop. Also have and older Lifebook from 2006 (still working great. Then have a Lifebook A series. Using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7".

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga. No Pentile panel, can be docked, has a digitiser, and can be used on your lap in a cramped moving vehicle (otherwise the Surface Pro 3 would have been the front runner).

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Clevo S3101
    Truly terrible laptop with a old, slow celeron, 2GB ram and a very washed out screen
    Getting a good desktop within the next few months.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Still using a Dell XPS M1530 (yes, the one which Nvidia ****ed up properly). Mine must be one of the few remaining on the planet, but it's a lovely laptop, still nice and fast (could use an SSD though) and the original battery still gives good life!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Acer M8 Ultrabook for me. Replaced the hybrid drive with an SSD.
    Get around 2hr on it gaming or 6 with brightness down and doing office stuff.

    I3 1.4ghz quad, 6gb ram, 256 Sandisk Ultra SSD and a GT640M 1gb.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Sony Vaio Flip 15 with i3 and mechanical drive. It's got a beautiful screen, but the whole thing just hasn't felt "right" since the day I bought it to be honest. It's a little laggy due the drive, and the touch screen has been flaky, although running the calibration tool seems to sort it out. The sound is also decent, coming from a 13" acer, this was the thing I noticed instantly.

    6.5/10. 7.5/10 if used with a SSD.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Clevo P570WM

    As a bioinformatics researcher, I need a many cores as possible.
    Configured mine with an Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 with 12 cores (24 threads), Two NVIDIA 880M GPUs in SLI with 1536 CUDA cores each, 32GB RAM, Two 1TB SSDs in RAID, and a 1.5TB HDD, I can connect 3 external monitors for a quad monitor setup.
    I'd say I use it as my desktop replacement, but my desktop has Duel Xeons, 192GB of RAM, and 32TB of RAID5 storage, so its not replacing my desktop but its the closest I could get and I love it! I carry it to work daily in my Everki backpack.
    I give it a 10/10, since I don't think I could do any better in terms of laptop computing performance.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which laptop do you use?

    Acer Aspire One (ok its a netbook), the AMD C50 is great and I upgraded to 4gb ram, windows home 64bit and a 1366x768 screen, might get a momentus drive but it works great as it is.

    Still amusing when people say there tablet is better and then I boot up crysis 2 and shut them up.

    Plus bluestacks does a reasonable job of running android apps if wanted.

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