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    Default Suggestions on which of various laptops to purchase


    I am in the market to purchase a novel laptop. I decidedly want 17.3" display because I require the real estate. I am a statistician and do much more programming in SAS, STATA, and R. I work with very huge data sets. Small plenty of to be with a mainframe still frequently 10s of GB in size. I multitask a lot.


    I can't spend more as compared to about $600 but I would be happy to research machines up to $700. Here are few machines I detected. They are everything either ASUS or Toshiba. I won't purchase a HP or a Mac and I favor not to purchase a Dell. Other brands are welcome as I am beginning to become short-spotted in my search.

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    I even enjoy to see movies. I don't require to have a DVD burner but it's always nice, but I do requirement good USB. I really enjoy a chiclet keyboard and rear light is sweet, but not necessary. I don't game - at all. And at 37 years of age, it probably ain't happening.

    I favor pretty light weight as it will watch few travel, but mostly it's desktop replacement. It does requirement to be good for the type of programming and analysis I do. If you require more info, I'm happy to support.

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    Much faster. You lay claim you will work with 10GB data sets thus the HDD speed does more important as compared to the CPU. I could produce bet that a Core2duo with that drive could exceed a novel i5 machine with the usual 5400 drive when it arrived to 10GB data sets.

    It is not the programming, it's the app that would issue here. When I compose my program it is really extremely simple to employ my older Core2duo on 4GB RAM and slow HDD.

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    Thus, yes, I guess I would may be require a fast HDD. But I don't expect to go with older CPU technology, either. This computer will do double duty for work and play. The most intense play, while, is movies, music, and photos. I'm not afraid of switching out a HDD is it's more cost effective.

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    One cause I am thus knowledgeable about laptops is that 99% of my laptops for programming, up till yet nowadays, were supported through my workplace and those are usually Dell. They do okay for daily matter. And in fact, I will however be using a Dell for few work-related aims, such as when I travel for work .

    But, like with a lot of work computers, I have ZERO admin rights and ZERO say with what form of machine I am supported with. Thus, I determined to fulfill my own needs with a work or play laptop that's. I should even refer I will may be set up a Linux distribution with it.

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    If this is a desktop substitution this one with its Sandy Bridge CPU system is much cooler than prior gen CPUs. But it is however a DESKTOP at heart and why I'd pick that one from the lot. I can always swap in a faster HDD but beginning with a novel top of the line CPU and 6GB RAM is not a worse begin.

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    I thought I responded to this already but it's not displaying...must have ignored to hit submit... Anyway, yes, that refurbish is on the list. But, I require to be talked into it because the fact that's it's a refurbish creates me nervous.

    I did some Googling around and saw 1001 nightmare stories about purchasing refurbish. The statistician in me experiences that simply individual with worse refurbish stories arrive to complain on the internet. People with good refurbish only go on with their lives. AND, 3 of the 4 reviews for the the thing are +ve. The one -ve review actually compliments NewEgg...but leaves a reader wondering what form of computer he or she acquired in the end. But I hold beginning that that refurbish...

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    The return policy appears as a lot of others in that's it's 30 days. They do charge a 15% restocking fee, which is HIGH. That would be more as compared to $100 for this item. But there's no accuse for substitution.

    I have read on various forums, while, that dissatisfied customers who have complained online on consumer rating websites frequently acquire calls from Newegg to resolve the matter. thus, I am cautiously optimistic. I will return and afford an initial impression.

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