Help with laptop decision?

gbakeriv

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Alright guys, first post on here and I appreciate your time! Wondering what the expert opinions on here think of my options here.

I'm using this laptop as a computer I take to class for notes and such, maybe casual on-the-go gaming, but also for DJaying via Traktor. What I was ideally looking for was quality build construction (coming from a MacBook, yikes I know), Haswell (quad core?), good battery life, somewhat mobile design (ideally 14 in screen) and a somewhat quality display. The two options I narrowed down to were the two below...

http://f.cl.ly/items/2I032t3x2H3X3h0T2V0a/AsusDraft.pdf

Asus for its great price and performance, but it loses points in the size and battery life section as a mobile unit...I'm going to have a rig that's immobile as a desktop.



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The X1 for its great mobility and size, along with battery life. Good quality construction too, but loses points in price and performance I think.

What do you guys think? Any suggestions to the builds I have listed above?

Edit: Sorry about the URLs being weird, first one is a pdf I hosted online and the second is a screen shot
 

gbakeriv

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That's what the Microcenter guy had me look at immediately after telling him my wants...seems to be a popular recommendation. I just am afraid of HP after 3 successive MOBO failures in desktops a couple years ago. The family then went Mac and now I'm coming back. The build quality of HPs also bothers me a bit. Do you by chance own one?
 

patrick47018

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I own a budget HP laptop and haven't had a problem, and as far as motherboards, it's not like HP made the motherboards themselves, it was probably something like an ECS motherboard, which are usually quite poor.
 

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We have a variety of PCs and laptops in our house which includes one HP desktop and one HP laptop. Both have been running well for years. I have, and still do to a lesser extent, video editing on the HP laptop so it has gotten some heavy usage. I'm not saying HP is necessarily the best but the ones I have had have lasted. The only reason we got rid of the last one was because it was so old (but was still working).
 

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Would you recommend xoticpc?
 
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