Honestly, I think you’re getting a bit of a mixed bag in terms of replies here.
I would suggest you check out:http://pcabusers.org/forums/
Sign up, go to “general hardware” and put your budget and requirements.
These guys are all pros, it’s the best advice you can get. I’ve been a member for over a decade and never bought anything without asking there first – and have alsp never been disappointed
My previous laptop was an acer aspire ( I still have it ). I’ve had no problems with it at all and it can also handle photoshop easily and most games at medium level quality.
That came in 700 euros at the time, dual core, it has a seperate mid level gfx card with 1GB DDR (Radeon) and a 17” screen, 8GB ram
It’s not high end but but definitely outperforms anything in the same price range and I’ve not had any complaints.
I used it to play games and was quite happy with it even if I couldn’t crank them all up to max.
Many people don’t like Acer for poor customer service but I’ve been very happy with it and I’m definitely a power user…
Maybe something to look at if you want to get good performance out of medium range budget.
Ok, some ground rules:
for $600 – $700 you will not get a laptop or PC that can play the latest games without stutter or lowering quality. You will definitely not get a laptop that can do it.
I just bought a new latop last month, this can do it all:http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/G75VX/
This is cheper than similar alienware et al, but it actually has better features in my opinion.
You will get similar hardware for less money if you buy a desktop PC but it will still cost you around $1200.
$700 are budget PCs, you cannot ecxpect gaming power from them.And Photoshop is all about processor and ram, which are the other 2 expensive components on top of the hi spec gfx card you need for games.
You have to be realistic: it’s not problem buying a budget PC for doing email and browsing the web. But if you want to have high-end performance you also need a high-end PC … or you will always be disappointed…
Happen sometime, has happened to me, too. Usually it goes away after a few hours…
If you had used punctuation, 5 stars!
Many of my items have superhigh ratings and then they have one one star rating. You don’t have to be an Einstein to figure out what’s going on there: Competition buys your item and rates it down. It’s always been happening and it happens to all the best authors.
I agree that a reason should be given if you want to rate. But I also fear that then no one would rate, or people would still rate it down and simply invent a bs reason…
As the above poster said: haters gonna hate … Sad but true
I only buy top-class items from top-class authors. So I never give anything less than five stars. I have been disappointed, but not because the quality was not there, simply because in some cases the file wasn’t exactly what I expected. That doesn’t mean that it’s not great work. In these cases I simply will not rate…
I think that’s definitely a great decision. They really are an artform of their own.
However if the search engine at GR actually returned some relevant results from time to time it would also be a lot easier to find the files you looking for … Hint hint
I just got a:https://www.asus.com/ROG/G75VX/
... 2 months ago. It craps on any of the ones mentioned there with 2 fingers up its nose – and hasn’t crashed once. And if it should it reboots in 11 seconds
*Ben, you are right if you build your own box, I’ve done this for over a decade. Just choose quality components and make sure they work well together. However on laptops and architecture like the ASUS for example is superior to a run of the mill lappie. The airflow and cooling are amazing for example, the thing doesn’t even get lukewarm after hours of gamin – and where I live it’s hot!
Sorry Chris, but the “whining” word is a bit strange for legal compliments. But if we agree in that talking about this is whining then i could say Envato is use ignorance, and bullshitting. But have no balls to admit that: “Ok guys. This is the standard in the future, dont expecting better time, because we can not make it faster in the future. This is it, done.” Whining???? My Ass.
Haha No, that’s not whining – that’s pissed off and not afraid to say it. I respect that, keep it up!
Oh, and everyone else, just in case Envato don’t get round to it:
This is the new standard, take it from me
So no need to enquire about your next flyer or business card: it’ll take 10 days minimum. Take it or leave it!
Hey, maybe I should do public relations after all … lol D
I wonder how many thousand posts it takes for people to realise: this is how it is.
These threads have gone from genuine concern to whining about every single item that gets uploaded to GR.
Do you really think Envato does not know the state of this?
Do you really think that enquiring how long every single item you upload will take until it’s reviewed will change anything?
Do you really thing that Envato needs management tips from any of us?
Voice your concern, post your complaint – but please, let’s not whine about every flippin’ business card that gets uploaded to GR. I think everyone got the point by now…
Good thing I’m not a public relations officer Ha!