Laptop Recommendations for an Affiliate Marketeer

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Not sure if this is the correct forum category, but couldn't find anywhere else on WF that was relevant. Anyhow...

I need to get a new laptop to run my affiliate business from, and am not really a hardware person - so could do with some advice.

Could you guys recommend a new laptop for me? Including spec and operating system?

I will be doing video and image work on the laptop as well so need to factor that in - any ideas would be ideal thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I use Sony Vaio and love it, but it's different strokes for different folks. You are better off getting out and looking for your own taste in laptops.
  • Profile picture of the author maxcl
    My wife has a Sony Vaio and it's been really bad - so I am kind of a bit wary of Sony and laptops now - suppose we might have just had a bad model though
  • Profile picture of the author goldbear
    I've used the standard PC laptop for years. It's only recently that I have done a lot of reading about laptop quality that I've decided that my next laptop will be a Mac.
    There are just too many people I've talked to who have switched over to a Mac and love it forever.

    Dr. Mike
  • Profile picture of the author maxcl
    Originally Posted by goldbear View Post

    I've used the standard PC laptop for years. It's only recently that I have done a lot of reading about laptop quality that I've decided that my next laptop will be a Mac.
    There are just too many people I've talked to who have switched over to a Mac and love it forever.

    Dr. Mike
    I would love to go Mac - but I've invested so much in PC software though over the last 2 years for the business so it's probably not going to be advisable for me.
  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Anything with 8 gig ram, quad core processor will be more then sufficent, get the screen size you prefer ! I actually use an iPad myself when I am on the move.
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by maxcl View Post

    My wife has a Sony Vaio and it's been really bad - so I am kind of a bit wary of Sony and laptops now - suppose we might have just had a bad model though
    I think lately they have been releasing lower priced versions, but I never had any trouble with mine. I leave mine on for months at a time and have about 7 computers in my offices and always end up working out from my Vaio whenever I can. Like I said though you have to go out to your local Best Buy or electronic retailer and test them out yourself to see what works best for you.
  • Profile picture of the author maxcl
    If I go PC, is Windows 7 still the best route?
  • Profile picture of the author
    One Apple imac 27" ci7 3.4 16gb/1000 fusion drive gtx680mx 2GB in my office and a Apple Macbook Pro Retina when im on the road. Both highly recommended.
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by maxcl View Post

    If I go PC, is Windows 7 still the best route?
    I think so, my kids have windows 8 but I think I am going to set them back to windows 7. Windows 8 was unnecessary IMO.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You should get a Dell. One of the older (yet still very good) Dell laptop is the D630. It's easy to take apart and make repairs or swap things out. Shoot for an i7 or i9 processor, at least 200GB hard drive space, support for 4 gigs of RAM, and Windows 7 (but XP would be fine too) operating system.
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    Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

    I think so, my kids have windows 8 but I think I am going to set them back to windows 7. Windows 8 was unnecessary IMO.
    Yepp same here for my daughter.. Windows 8 a confusing operating system (or maybe im just slow), mostly because of the GUI changes rolled out by Microsoft also due to the lack of a Start button =)
  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    Originally Posted by maxcl View Post

    Not sure if this is the correct forum category, but couldn't find anywhere else on WF that was relevant. Anyhow...

    I need to get a new laptop to run my affiliate business from, and am not really a hardware person - so could do with some advice.

    Could you guys recommend a new laptop for me? Including spec and operating system?

    I will be doing video and image work on the laptop as well so need to factor that in - any ideas would be ideal thank you.
    Getting a laptop, with i7 processor and 8-16gb of ram should work. If you are doing heavy, graphics then 16 would be ideal.
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by Tomas Lodén View Post

    Yepp same here for my daughter.. Windows 8 a confusing operating system (or maybe im just slow), mostly because of the GUI changes rolled out by Microsoft also due to the lack of a Start button =)
    I think Windows 8 is more for the Facebook crowd, people who mostly use computers and internet to socialize and share pictures, after Vista, Windows 7 has been awesome
  • Profile picture of the author maxcl
    thanks guys - this has really helped so far - will be going onto Amazon over the weekend to see what I can find based on the feedback :-)
  • Profile picture of the author latestnewsheadline
    If you use a specific software for video creation, take a look into software specification for minimal requirements.
  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by maxcl View Post

    I would love to go Mac - but I've invested so much in PC software though over the last 2 years for the business so it's probably not going to be advisable for me.
    FYI - You can run a copy of Windows on your Mac with the aid of Boot Camp:
    Boot Camp: Windows 7 installation frequently asked questions
    Another option is Parallels Desktop:
    Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac - Parallels
  • Profile picture of the author ezekielseo
    I have last years MacBook 15.4, I'm probably going to upgrade to the retina display one once they up the hard drive capacity.
  • Profile picture of the author preets
    I am using lenovo for last 5 years without any problem. I recently upgraded my OS from Vista to Win7 . For me this is the best working smoothly.
  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    The toshiba satellite has been a real workhorse for me
  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    I use a Macbook Pro with 4 gigs RAM and a 750GB HD.

    I also have a couple terabyte hard-drives for extra storage.

    Some things that help me with IM and Affiliate Marketing are:
    • It comes with quicktime and a built-in camera that make recording your screen or yourself a breeze.
    • With Apple mail, you can connect all of your accounts together into one program. For someone that has more than one email account, this is a no brainer.
    • Theres an app store which makes finding a solution to your problem that much easier. Some apps I like are: Notes, Reminders, iMovie, and Calendar


    I realize that other computers could do these same things, but I like the aesthetics of Apple products and the fact that they are easy to use.

    However, whatever you decide, I suggest you upgrade the RAM immediately. I am using 4GB now and it is just too slow to keep up with me

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