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Best site to buy a customizable 15.6" laptop (if possible)?

By raptormoonx ·
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I'm helping my parents shop for a new laptop before Windows XP (which they currently have) is sent to pasture. They aren't the most computer literate (can play games, use the internet, and MS Office/WordPerfect). I want to make this as easy as possible.

I'm looking for the following:
15.6" size
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
at least 8GB of RAM
a decent graphics card (No Intel Graphics Media Accelerator cards, please!)

Their current laptop is a HP Pavilion 6735b:
AMD Athlon X2 QL-64
2.10 GHz
2 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 3200
320 GB HD (guessing on the size because I can't remember)
Windows XP Professional SP3

I know the jump from XP to 7 is intimidating, but I plan on helping them with that. Any insight into this is greatly appreciated as I have no idea what to even look for with them. Thank you! ^_^

PS I know a lot of people are saying "go to Linux" or "get them Windows 8". I do not want to do either as I'm completely unfamiliar with both of them and I want this to be as easy as possible (I have experience with Windows 7 and an IT degree).

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No site but if you want something customisable

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Best site to buy a custom ...

In that size you can not go past what Gigabyte offer. They make systems for the big makers which are generally speaking High End and high performance.

http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/list.aspx?s=46&p=56&v=12&ck=5

You would have to look for distributors in you area/country and if you want more options there is Clevo

http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/products/item.asp?procatalogID=7

Or MSI

http://www.msimobile.com/level2_productlist.aspx?id=9

All of these make for the big name companies and make excellent very reliable customisable systems which in some cases can start at bare bones where you select the CPU, HDD/s, RAM and build from there to off the shelf systems that come preloaded and everything in between.

Of course you'll need to look for sources in your country/area and see what they have available at this specific time. I've put Clevo, MSI and Gigabyte NB's into companies who work with heavy Earthmoving Machinery and other one that was given a drink of Herbal Tea all are still going strong now up to 10 years latter and performing as well as the day that I delivered them.

Of course if you want a bigger screen you'll need to look at either MSI or Benq NB's but as Benq had it's 17 inchScreen Manufacturing plant flooded last year and they make screens for most of the NB's sold with 17 inch screens they are harder at the moment to source.

Col

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Best 15.6" Laptop w/XP PRO/Win7 Pro

by gregh1973 In reply to Best site to buy a custom ...

Tiger Direct Remanufactured

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Buying Customizable laptops

by rose321 In reply to Best site to buy a custom ...

Hi, If you go online there are many sites offering customizable laptops ,for me and specially as per your requirements I will always preferred HP and Dell in this regard, you can easily customize your laptop on their sites, you can check from their links:

http://shopping.hp.com/laptops & hybrids/all customizable pcs

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&oc=CEOST3iSLRL
and for customized apps you can go with

http://www.enterprisemobility.ae/

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Customizable Laptops Options

by monique123 In reply to Best site to buy a custom ...

Hi

I think you should try with Sony and Asus, they are not as much expensive and are quite good for gaming and you should with Windows 8, it will suite you as per requirements, regarding customizing you can easily manage them on their sites

http://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/
http://store.sony.com/vaio-laptops/cat-27-catid-Ultrabook-Convertible-Laptops

and if you are aiming for customized windows apps you can go with

http://www.algomatik.com/

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Graphics based Laptops

by Irene Kerrick In reply to Best site to buy a custom ...

After looking in to your requirements,there are number of options that will work for you. Windows 8 option will work good for your as per the specifications you are looking for, As I am regular Laptop user and I will suggest you to go with IBM option, with windows 8. You can check customization laptops and windows apps options following:

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/
http://www.xaavo.com/

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