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coxyboi09
08-06-2010, 10:33 AM
hi guys my laptop of 3 years old has finally given up on me :(

so although i don't have the money, i need a new one!

so can anybody please tell me the best laptop to buy for the course? im willing to spend up to 600

thanks in advance

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yaustar
08-06-2010, 11:06 AM
Get a desktop. With a budget of 600, you are unlikely to get a laptop with enough power to deal with later stages of and 3D modelling/animation courses.

coxyboi09
08-06-2010, 11:20 AM
Get a desktop. With a budget of 600, you are unlikely to get a laptop with enough power to deal with later stages of and 3D modelling/animation courses.

i have no room for a desktop :(

yaustar
08-06-2010, 12:05 PM
Look for anything that has a decent graphics card, lots of RAM and big screen. And search for reviews.
eg http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&ca140=17&store=5&cat=10&ca247=NVIDIA+GeForce

coxyboi09
08-06-2010, 12:39 PM
thanks mate :) will do

Elminstar
08-12-2010, 11:00 PM
The cheapest you can get around here, is this place. You choose your budget, then you choose what components you want in it, and you pay how ever much you have made it to be. Have fun!

PC Specialist Laptops (http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/)

Undercover
08-14-2010, 12:44 AM
My laptop has letters missing from it and its over 4 years old!!! it will not stop me coz im giving 100% to this course. your lucky you have 600, brothers are broke out here.!! good luck with it.

Methodical
08-14-2010, 11:29 AM
i agree with yaustar's first post, 600 aint much of a budget if wanting something decent, sure if you shopped around quite a bit you could put something together but then no idea what it will be like in later stages of the course, i initially had a budget of 1000 but what was offered just was not enough, was always something missing in specs etc, shopping around i came across the M17X which i ended up getting, even the flat line version of it was not really worth the price at 1500, single g-card, i3 plus rubbish memory, so upgraded it with an i7Q and dual g-cards, tons of memory end result was 2368 buy my god the thing is fast, been telling myself its a small price to pay for a cast iron portfolio but got allot of overtime i need to work now to cover it. the way i see it though, it should last me the duration of the course without having to change anything about it and along with my pc spec etc, pretty sure i am set now. Anyhow i wish you luck with finding something that works well for you. hopefully you will have more luck than i did working from a budget.