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strifus

Member Since 10 Sep 2008
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Laptop or tablet for travel

12 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

Hey guys.  I currently have a Razer Blade 2014.  Although it has served me well over the years and is still going, it's about time to think about purchasing a new machine before it cracks itself in the future.  The problem is that the Blade, to me at least, has become a pain to lug around. At just over 2kg, I have started noticing how heavy it is especially when I am travelling, the reason why I bought the blade in the first place.  It had the grunt to play games, edit photographs and so on, and at the time, no tablet had any expansion slots.  

 

I have since noticed that the MS Surface line of products are in-line in price with the Razer Blade and the Apple Macbook Pro. So I am here to ask for your advice.  If you were me, what would you pick for your travel and portable computing needs? Bear in mind that it should be as light as possible and as powerful as possible.  Pricing should no more than 2-3k.  Thanks in advance.


New build suggestions. 4-5k budget.

28 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

Basically, my current system is in my sig below.  I have had that system since circa 2012 so that makes it fairly old already.  I have replaced a  drive or 2 and a graphics card but essentially, the CPU, RAM, MB, havent changed since then.  What has prompted this is that my SSD, a vertex 4, went caput the other day and i looked at the options and thought of M.2. but as you know x79 doesnt natively support that and doesnt have the sockets for it on board.  While the machine is still a beast, I just felt I needed to bring it up to date with the current tech.  However, as you problably already know, its 4 CPU generations removed from when it was first released and of course, RAM as moved to DDR4.  

 

So, I guess what I am asking is, what would your recommendations be for an upgrade to something like what it was back in 2012.  If you get what I mean.