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Old 02-12-2019, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by matt33 View Post
One thing not mentioned: get a matte screen. The super high def glossy screens although they look fantastic don’t function well in bright light/outdoors.

The Dell XPS for example - the lower res FHD matte screen is significantly better outdoors than their UHD.

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crap just ordered a new xps15 with the better screen
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by stujelly View Post
crap just ordered a new xps15 with the better screen
Stujelly, I would not fret over that. The touchscreen helps (not available on the matte screen) and the nits (the brightness and luminosity, as the Italians like to call it) are really, really good. I bought the matte for better battery life more than anything.

Display technology has progressed substantially in the last few years. No more do I see several people with their hands over their eyes in the paddock at Sebring squinting and trying to make out dim characters on some big old HP laptop or Toughbook. It’s all good now.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:31 PM
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Anyone have their hand on the LG Gram 17 yet?

17", 3lbs bright display.

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lg-gram-17
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by dbbarron View Post
Anyone have their hand on the LG Gram 17 yet?

17", 3lbs bright display.

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lg-gram-17
Looks appealing, but the mSD slot is a deal breaker for me.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Romanowski View Post
I'm on a Dell XPS15 that is loaded up. I love it compared to the old workstation that was 6 lbs heavier everywhere I went.
Got the exact same one. Love it. (I think you were the one that recommended it to me. I think.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:44 PM
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That XPS15 looks interesting;
1080p display, matte, and high brightness (400nits).
Tons of ports
light and slim for 15"
Wireless display for use on large screen using HDMI dongle.
Ability to have HDD and SSD installed at the same time.
$999 base configuration is not bad either; integrated graphics, i5 and 8GB RAM should be fine for track applications.
Would have to add an SSD to that, but that's low cost.
Alternatively, get the SSD model and add a HDD.
That puts the price up around $12-1300 total.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dbbarron View Post
That XPS15 looks interesting;
1080p display, matte, and high brightness (400nits).
Tons of ports
light and slim for 15"
Wireless display for use on large screen using HDMI dongle.
Ability to have HDD and SSD installed at the same time.
$999 base configuration is not bad either; integrated graphics, i5 and 8GB RAM should be fine for track applications.
Would have to add an SSD to that, but that's low cost.
Alternatively, get the SSD model and add a HDD.
That puts the price up around $12-1300 total.
A great choice, and more than adequate.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dbbarron View Post
That XPS15 looks interesting;
1080p display, matte, and high brightness (400nits).
Tons of ports
light and slim for 15"
Wireless display for use on large screen using HDMI dongle.
Ability to have HDD and SSD installed at the same time.
$999 base configuration is not bad either; integrated graphics, i5 and 8GB RAM should be fine for track applications.
Would have to add an SSD to that, but that's low cost.
Alternatively, get the SSD model and add a HDD.
That puts the price up around $12-1300 total.
Another option is to buy last years model used which has built in SD card reader.

For anyone interested I am selling the below for $950+shipping (or pickup in San Francisco)

Excellent condition Dell XPS 9360 13.3" laptop/tablet combination (touch screen).
* Processor: i7-8550U processor
* Screen: 3200x1800 QHD touch screen/tablet
* Ram: 16Gb Ram
* Storage: 1Tb Solid State Drive
* Security: Fingerprint reader
* Protective case
* Build in SD card reader for VBox

Thanks
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:45 PM
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i was using dell for a while but some of the new thinkpads are incredible. same pointing/mouse device, and touch pad. mine is T480. really great screen and if you configure with the larger battery its like 12 hours of actual run time. and they have an internal non-swappable battery so if you buy a spare battery, you can swap real time without shutdown. i went with i think it was 32gig ram since it was 140 upgrade and all that video stuff is heavy ram etc. i use it for streaming sports events as well at my business.
its pretty durable. fast. pretty flawless so far. i think i paid like 1500. it has a 2tb ssd drive. when you call these companies, frankly, they can offer better prices /discounts by phone than they have in their outlet/refurb area. would never buy on ebay again. if you can wait the week for them to build, they do a nice job with discounts. my suggestion is get a machine taht will last a while. especially in that cup car universe, all that cosworth and motec software, drivers....not a fan of reloading that on new machines.
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