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I wouldn't call QuickBooks a low intensity app, more like a bloated pos. I don't like it but there aren't many other choices for standalone accounting software packages that are better.

Outlook isn't very low intensive unless your PST or OST is really tiny <500mb

Definitely time to replace. Lots of RAM, fast harddrive (SSD with a backup harddrive maybe? Weigh the risks of SSD bugs/failures vs regular hdd failures). Core i5 ought to be nice. I've sold a few first gen Core i3 Dell Vostro 3500 and they were pretty quick.
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I wouldn't call QuickBooks a low intensity app, more like a bloated pos. I don't like it but there aren't many other choices for standalone accounting software packages that are better.

Outlook isn't very low intensive unless your PST or OST is really tiny <500mb

Definitely time to replace. Lots of RAM, fast harddrive (SSD with a backup harddrive maybe? Weigh the risks of SSD bugs/failures vs regular hdd failures). Core i5 ought to be nice. I've sold a few first gen Core i3 Dell Vostro 3500 and they were pretty quick.

I never said they're low intensity, that's why I'm having the problem. My PST is split over 3 because it's 5gb+.
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As I said, if I can find a $1200 or less computer for the company I'll just get that. If I'm going to end up spending $1400+, I might as well get a gaming laptop.



Consider something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/G53SW-XA1-Repu...dp/B004X5XL3Q/


A slightly older model but still uses the current i7 (quad core)
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Consider something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/G53SW-XA1-Repu...dp/B004X5XL3Q/


A slightly older model but still uses the current i7 (quad core)

Damn that's pretty nice specs for the price, but Asus, really? I've never considered them quality. $900 for that laptop seems like a hell of a deal.

Edit: After reading tons of reviews on there, it seems my suspicions were right. A LOT of people have hardware issues with Asus, even returning it for yet another broken unit.

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How much down time can you afford if you encounter failure? What is your risk tolerance? If this thing puts food on your table, that makes it kind of important. Do you want to run the risk of it crapping out on you?
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How much down time can you afford if you encounter failure? What is your risk tolerance? If this thing puts food on your table, that makes it kind of important. Do you want to run the risk of it crapping out on you?

Nope, that's why I'm not getting an Asus, guess I'll just get a Dell for around $1200 and call it a day. I don't NEED to game on a laptop.
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Nope, that's why I'm not getting an Asus, guess I'll just get a Dell for around $1200 and call it a day. I don't NEED to game on a laptop.

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Nope, that's why I'm not getting an Asus, guess I'll just get a Dell for around $1200 and call it a day. I don't NEED to game on a laptop.

Err, what? Asus is pretty much the king of laptops right now, I wouldn't consider any other brand. The problems people state on that site were with the power button mostly - which it appears Asus fixed it pretty quick.
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Err, what? Asus is pretty much the king of laptops right now, I wouldn't consider any other brand. The problems people state on that site were with the power button mostly - which it appears Asus fixed it pretty quick.



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Well without the name calling over a brand of laptop.... I am just going from the reviews from consumers I read on 4-5 sites. Yes, most people had the power button issue, but also a lot of screen issues. Seems ridiculous when a company ships products that are DoA, and then people return them for only another DoA. I couldn't afford that kind of downtime. If I couldn't turn my laptop on to get the data off, I'd be fucked. The $899 laptop posted was the exact one they were complaining about. Baloney do you think this is worth buying then?

http://www.amazon.com/G53SW-XA1-Repu...dp/B004X5XL3Q/

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Well without the name calling over a brand of laptop.... I am just going from the reviews from consumers I read on 4-5 sites. Yes, most people had the power button issue, but also a lot of screen issues. Seems ridiculous when a company ships products that are DoA, and then people return them for only another DoA. I couldn't afford that kind of downtime. If I couldn't turn my laptop on to get the data off, I'd be fucked. The $899 laptop posted was the exact one they were complaining about. Baloney do you think this is worth buying then?

http://www.amazon.com/G53SW-XA1-Repu...dp/B004X5XL3Q/


I won't lie to you and say I'm an expert and I was wrong for throwing tard, etc


I do however think it is a bad idea to dismiss Asus in favor of Dell as you were doing before.

I have the G73, so I can't comment on the physical build of the G53 at all... but the specs for the money, HELL YEAH!


8Gb + I7 + GTX 460 = very solid laptop performance. For business or gaming.
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The $899 laptop posted was the exact one they were complaining about.


I just picked that one cause it looked good for the money and because I read somewhere that Asus notebooks with a 560M (and maybe 460M) videocard with 2GB had a more narrow memory bus width than the 1.5 and 3GB versions.

Not sure if the other models have the power button issues just keep hearing that Asus is the best choice for gaming laptops.


http://www.overclock.net/t/1061621/g...s-192bit-1-5gb

http://technopat.net/forum/blogs/bur...bit-1-5gb.html
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8Gb + I7 + GTX 460 = very solid laptop performance. For business or gaming.

For sure, but even with Optimus, all that stuff adds extra weight and impacts battery life. I still suggest the HP EliteBook 8460P or a comparable Dell Latitude. Intel HD3000 graphics has come a long way.
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