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    Need a New Computer - Thoughts?

    So my HP desktop took a dump last night and is now out of order. I'm looking for a laptop I can run split screen on (still have my 22" HP monitor) that's reliable. I don't need a computer capable of enslaving the human race. All I do on my personal computer is surf the web, use excel, word, and do minor photo work with. With that said, I think I should be able to get some suggestions that are relatively low on price?
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    Are you looking for a new machine? Price range?

    A basic Dell Latitude or Lenovo T-series, will be fine.

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    I'd get a Lenovo or a Toshiba, personally.

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    I'd like to get the best computer for my needs (as stated up top) for the cheapest price. Price really doesn't matter too much but I figured I could get something a little less expensive since I only use it for basic needs. If you state a particular make/model I'd appreciate if you backed it with your reasoning so I can be better informed to make.my choice.


    Edit: Also looking to get it ASAP as I'm using my phone and PS3 to go online until I get one. :/

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    As long as you're not looking to stream HD video a netbook would probably meet your requirements and can be had for a few hundred bucks. If you want something a little more robust pretty much any laptop out there will work.

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    Also, out of curiosity how much would it take to run the laptop plus 3 other monitors on top of that? I know most stock cards would burn out right away. However, that can always be replaced. If I went through with that, it would be hooked up to a 22", 32", and a 46" monitor. Any advice on video cards for that? Not something I must have but have been toying with the idea.

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    So you want to run 3 monitors out of a laptop? You'd need a USB to VGA converter but they're a bit "slow". Matrox makes some boxes that will display 2 monitors but I'm not sure about 3...I think they might be a bit pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebadmollafolla View Post
    Also, out of curiosity how much would it take to run the laptop plus 3 other monitors on top of that? I know most stock cards would burn out right away. However, that can always be replaced. If I went through with that, it would be hooked up to a 22", 32", and a 46" monitor. Any advice on video cards for that? Not something I must have but have been toying with the idea.
    I am not aware of any laptops that can drive three external monitors. Likely some exist but they would be specialized and pricey. Some of the Dell latitude and Precision laptops with upgraded video and a dock can drive two external monitors and the laptop screen simultaneously.

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    I figured that may be a problem. The way it sits now I have the aforementioned monitors that can be run from a computer, but no computer to run them all at once. If I did manage it I'd more than likely run media on one, downloads on another, and the other two for running routine tasks.

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    so what do you want, your not going to find a cheap laptop that can power 3 different monitors.

    Your really going to have to give us more specs as to what your looking for. Size, price range, etc.

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