1. mrmartis's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    Last week, the backlight on my laptop got burnt out, the screen is blank and the entire lcd has to be replace. I haven't finished my application yet, 3/4 done and now have to get a new laptop. What do you guys recommend a good laptop and OS for using the Blackberry SDK to build for. I kind of want to get a macbook pro but don't know if it will be good or not. Also pondering the samsung 9 series and Acer Aspire. I also use my laptop for surfing, tv shows, and typing work. So what are your guys advice for good laptops reasonably priced, I dont really want to drop 2,000 for a laptop.

    10-26-12 12:57 PM
  2. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I personally get my laptops from the Dell Outlet when they have a 20% off or more sale. They come with a year warranty (which is excellent, and they do good by you if you need a repair).
    Dell Factory Outlet
    Dell Coupons - Official Dell Coupon Codes & Free Shipping Promos | Dell
    Scratch and dent will save you another 5-10% and I've never had any problem with them.
    But then, I'm on a student budget. You don't have to do that if you don't want.
    10-27-12 01:10 AM
  3. dfwcy's Avatar
    I have the same issue. I need a new laptop. I'm definitely going to get immersed in BB10 mobile. So do I go Apple mountain lion, and get locked into "you can do anything you like as long as it's Apple approved (and over-priced)" or Windows8, which is duplicating BB10. Which will work most seamlessly with BB10? Any thoughts fro anyone with knowledge of the BB10 OS.
    12-15-12 10:54 AM
  4. djenkins6's Avatar
    I was thinking samsung series 9, but everything is going to be touch soon so being able to interact with an emulator using your fingers on screen just like the real experience would be great, so at the moment that would mean the series 5.
    12-15-12 11:45 AM
  5. dataphry's Avatar
    Many choices for the laptop , just be sure not to have Windows SuperPoop aka Windows 8 preinstalled on it
    12-16-12 09:53 AM
  6. borceg's Avatar
    Any laptop with powerful cpu & gpu - core i5 or i7 with vt-x, vt-d and vt-x + ept; gpu with good opengl support. I'm picking ThinkPad W530 with i7 3720QM + Quadro K1000M/K2000M
    12-16-12 11:22 AM
  7. Branta's Avatar
    For a quick and dirty workaround which won't cost an arm and a leg, use an external display to keep your laptop working while you decide on the next model. You might already have one around, or you should be able to pick one up from your local electronics emporium for less than $200.

    For a replacement laptop you need to look at something Windows. Win7 has proved reliable and should be compatible for development if you can find one, but you might be forced to go with Win8. I would stick with the big names - manufacturers with a wide recognition and long record like Acer, Dell, HP/Compaq, Lenovo... etc. There is much more chance you will be able to get warranty and repair parts in the future. Many of the "store brand" and ultra cheap no-name laptops are rebadged chinese white box systems with no hope of repair after 12 months.
    12-16-12 01:31 PM

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