- CrackBerry User
12-08-12, 09:49 PM #52
- 16 Posts
- CrackBerry Genius
12-08-12, 10:05 PM #53
- 4,539 Posts
I have the new Retina Display Mac Book Pro. I don't really do anything on it other than write stuff for school, listen to Spotify, go on Twitter, and watch the occasional movie I rent from iTunes or that I stream from Netflix or HBO Go. I have like 4 songs in my iTunes account, and don't use any of the multimedia stuff Apple has preloaded, which is why I got the 8GB.
2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
Every HP or Dell desktop I had used with Windows was just a ticking time bomb in terms of slowness and other problems. Never again will I use a Windows-powered ANNYTHINNGGGG (though I am jealous that BlackBerry Desktop Manager on a PC is waayyy better than it is for Macs)
- 12-08-12, 10:31 PM #54
Main laptop: Dell XPS 13 i5 1.6G, 4GB RAM, 100GB HD, 13 inch , less than 2lbs!
old laptop: Compaq c700 Dual Core 1.6, 2GBs RAM, 100GB HD, 15 inch (screen works when it wants to work, but I have it hooked up to my TV and use it as a media server, plus I run a PlayOn server on it)
- CrackBerry User
12-08-12, 11:24 PM #57
- 14 Posts
What Kind of Laptop Do BB Users Use?
Wow...I also have a Thinkpad. An X60t. I use it because I am studying to become a computer engineer and need lots of math/physics courses which are impossible to take notes with on a regular laptop.
I have upgraded the RAM and added an SSD, it boots quite fast despite being only average (pretty slow by today's standards) speed.
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- 12-09-12, 12:21 AM #58
Upgraded to 128GB Kingston SSD
Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7 GHz (with burst to 2.6GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, LED display
Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro
4 hour battery
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-09-12, 05:14 AM #63
- 281 Posts
- 12-09-12, 08:12 AM #65
I have a dell desktop, an HP laptop, blackberry tablet, blackberry phone. The item that gets least used is my laptop. since the purchase of my pb it has been more of a paperweight and study figure for the concept of amortization than anything lol.
- 12-09-12, 11:45 AM #66
I must admit, i dont really use a laptop, now wether thats because my current model is old (single core 2gb ram) will be something i`ll soon find out, as im taking delivery of a new one this week.
Its hardly blwo your world away specs, because i have my desktop for that, but its a `ultrabook` (cringe) which i went for mainly for portability. its made by a uk company called novatech, has an i5, 8Gb ram and a cherryville 120Gb SSD (they ent cheap) but thats pretty much it, like i say, desktop is where most of my work is done. also in 2013 i`ll be building my own 21Tb NAS so harddrive space really isnt going to be an issue, i`ll basically have my own cloud
As for my desktop (where the work gets done) i custom built it earlier this year, some of the spec is `last year` specs, but i went for a compromise between value, power and space.Even so its still pretty awesome and i can do almost anything on it and it doesnt even skip a beat.
Its a i7 2600K processor running at 4.4Ghz overclock on air cooling
Has a gtx570 3Gb RAM graphics card (60fps constant under any settings),
has 32Gb RAM @ 1600mhz
a 60Gb SSD sata3 6gbp/s(for windows7 ultimate and Adobe tools)
a 2Tb sata3 6gbp/s 7200rpm HDD for all other apps and day to day stuff,
a 2Tb sata3 6gbp/s (but running at 3gbp/s due to motherboard slots) 5400rpm drive for all my media and currentlyfor my backups.
Its also got some cool stuff like fan controllers, blu-ray and a (relatively rare) 5.25" storage bay and 10 fans in total (3 on graphics card, twin fans on the noctua CPU cooler, a 200mm fan at the front, 3x 120mm fans on the back/top and a 50mm fan sat on the motherboard due to it being a sabertooth board), then its also got 2 monitors, and sits on a home LAN i set up so i can transfer between my xbox, pc, tv and laptop (wifi streaming coming with my NAS for my mobile devices).
Oh and the best bit? i get 70meg down and 20meg up speed at home so coupled with the SSD speed virtually everything is instant (on windows too!!) and never any buffering.....ever.
- 12-09-12, 12:17 PM #68
I did make sure it was `future proof` though, which was why i made it myself. it cost me about £1300 or so, a equivalent spec alienware would cost £3000+ and a equivalent mac pro would cost £4500+. But i do alot of graphics processing and media stuff on my pc, so i need that power, its overkill in a way, but 2 years down the line it`ll still run things real well
- 12-09-12, 03:24 PM #71
What Kind of Laptop Do BB Users Use?
2012 Macbook Pro 15"
Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
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- 12-09-12, 05:09 PM #74
Almost one year old - HP Pavilion dv7 entertainment center i7 8GB RAM 750 HD 2.20 GHZ Windows 8 Pro.
It's still running well. I'll wait until next year to upgrade.
Microprocessor 2.20 GHz 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz
Memory 8GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
Memory Max Maximum supported = 16GB
Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000
Hard Drive 750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Display 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WLAN
WiMAX combo card with WiDi
Sound Beats Audio with 4 speakers and the HP TripleBass Reflex Subwoofer
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
Last edited by qbnkelt; 12-09-12 at 05:30 PM.
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