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coeus89
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cannot find a laptop to suit my needs
      #45146 - 08/18/13 09:14 PM

Hi,

I was wondering if someone could suggest a laptop because i am at my wits end. I want a 1080P or better screen 13 to 15 inches (touchscreen is preferred). It must last at least 7ish hours of video playback on a charge. it must be able to handle diablo 3 at ok settings. must have bluetooth. a 256 or 512GB SSD is preferred but as long as i can replace the hard drive it doesnt matter too much.


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Re: cannot find a laptop to suit my needs [Re: coeus89]
      #45150 - 08/19/13 11:42 AM

That's a tough combo of features. Long battery life and being able to play a current 3D game well don't often come together. First, if you'd tell us what you consider "OK settings" for Diablo III, we can narrow it down. If you're OK with 1600 x 900 or less on low to medium settings for example, an Ultrabook (those tend to have longer battery life) could work. If you want higher resolutions and settings, you're looking at dedicated switchable graphics. If you want 7 hours of video playback, you might need an extended battery since 6 hours is near the top of the charts right now. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 plus the optional sheet battery could get you 10 hours of battery life.

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Re: cannot find a laptop to suit my needs [Re: LisaG]
      #45151 - 08/19/13 02:27 PM

1600x900 for gaming is fine. i think 6 hours video playback should be acceptable. it just has to run at a playable frame rate. just watched your review im very interested in the VAIO Pro 13. especially for the sheet battery. can you do a review of the samsung ativbook 8? i cannot find any good reviews on the web. Or do you know when the ativbooks are getting haswell?

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Re: cannot find a laptop to suit my needs [Re: coeus89]
      #45152 - 08/19/13 02:28 PM

oh and thank you for the suggestion.

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Re: cannot find a laptop to suit my needs [Re: coeus89]
      #45154 - 08/19/13 07:31 PM

We've asked Samsung for an ATIV 8 review unit, but so far they don't have any. I don't know when it will get Haswell, my guess would be by the end of this year, maybe early 2014 at the latest.

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Re: cannot find a laptop to suit my needs [Re: LisaG]
      #45157 - 08/20/13 10:06 AM

Thanks Lisa!

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