LaZerBurn » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:23 pm wrote:
Quick question guys, though it may well require a long answer
Are any of you tech gurus? I need a new laptop (suffering bad MTO withdrawal currently) and want to get as much as I can for as little as possible but know nothing at all
I surf, play MTGO and use Word. I need speed but not a lot of memory, I think. Do I need a 17' screen and a solid state drive? Are any brands better.? etc etc etc Any input really appreciated
You can get a pretty powerful laptop for about $600 these days. An SSD is largely
unnecessary, you care more about storage space, screen quality and ergonomics. MTGO isn't demanding, neither is MS Word, so you don't need a really beefy integrated video card either. Head over to your local Fry's (if you have one) and play with them for a while. Computers are like cars, unless you need one for a special application, they're all basically the same.
I have a 10" netbook, which is terribly underpowered. My gaming all happens on my desktop PC.