I don´t know where to post this XD
I want a laptop for programming (Net Beans, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Dreamweaver, etc) and also playing casual games like League of Legends and Hearthstone.
Is it a good moment to buy a laptop?
Shoud I wait for Broadwell & DDR4?
Is this what I need?
Broadwell is rumored to be delayed. Broadwell and DDR4 are still far away, especially in the laptop market.
It's not uber powerful, but it would be decent for old or easy to run games, such as LoL and Source engine games.
If you can afford it, I think a Lenovo Y410p with a 24GB SSD cache would be a better option, but that is a bit more expensive.
I recommend something with a dedicated graphics card. On 15", you don't want anything other than 1920x1080 (especially for coding), and with that resolution, integrated GPUs will probably not deliver a good experience.
I disagree with your point of having FHD on a 15" display. I have 1366x768(yes, the cancer resolution) and I do some java coding just fine; the higher the res the smaller the font becomes. I suppose it's personal preference if you want to see a lot of code at once or having larger fonts.
But yeah, as you go up in resolution, the integrated graphics has to work harder to push pixels during gaming. A discrete GPU would help.
I suppose it's personal preference if you want to see a lot of code at once or having larger fonts.
I personally prefer 1080p with no upscaling even on 13". Having as much desktop space as with a 23" monitor is just incredibly convenient, especially when you code.
I have a 768p laptop also and if I knew at that point how much better 1080p is, I'd pay 100 euros more for 1080p version. Getting a 768p one was the biggest mistake I made last 2 years.
My dad has the retina macbook pro, and I really don't know how people can see things at such a high resolution. I like 1600x900 for most medium-sized notebooks.
And I'm a teenager, not an old geezer with aging eyes.
I think i´m not going to use the graphics card, I only play LOL then it woud be like overkill XD
but a 14" laptop would me nice could be this: (not sure if the diference in the cpu would be remarkable)
- 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200M (2.50GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
- 14" HD+ display (1600 x 900), 16:9 widescreen
It will be significantly weaker than the i7, but will likely have better battery life. I don't like the low voltage parts as performance is relatively wimpy.
could be this also, I don´t want to carrie a lot of weight i guess under 5lbs is fine but I have a 17" laptop and I don´t want to make the same mistake XD