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Old 18-04-15, 09:28 AM
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I'm looking for some advice regarding the best laptop for a serious chess player.

I have to run some relatively heavy programs, such as Houdini 4, Fritz 14, and Komodo 8. Chess analysis mostly involves sitting and reading results, so it's not really "gaming," but the faster the analysis (positions per second) the better. I will often run several chess engines simultaneously...

I'll also be using the laptop for my work as a translator, where I must type around 90 words per munite, so a top-tier keyboard is crucial.

Any suggestions ($1500-2000)?

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Old 18-04-15, 06:31 PM
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What laptop did you use before dude? This is a pretty niche question tbh
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Old 18-04-15, 06:35 PM
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Do these programs have any recommended specs? Those would be useful.
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Old 18-04-15, 06:44 PM
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Im assuming its goinng to be all CPU grunt required but cant imagine it would need much tbh - it almost sounded a bit troll-y when I first read it!
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Old 18-04-15, 06:46 PM
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Im assuming its goinng to be all CPU grunt required but cant imagine it would need much tbh - it almost sounded a bit troll-y when I first read it!
I thought the same, but I suppose it cant hurt to help. Maybe someone else will benefit from this thread. Anyway, I suppose an i5, SSD, and perhaps a basic GPU will suit him.
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Old 18-04-15, 06:52 PM
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I'd take a look at Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup in you price range, their keyboards are really well regarded.
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Old 18-04-15, 10:11 PM
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I'd take a look at Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup in you price range, their keyboards are really well regarded.
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I'd say a Lenovo Thinkpad W550S.
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