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Forgive me for changing the topic a bit, but I'm in the market for a GPU upgrade. Currently I run a 7750, but I'm looking to start playing things like Crysis and Skyrim, and I just doubt it's going to hold up. Going for the 150-250 range, my best option seems to be the R9 270 - anyone have any better ideas, or just comments in general? I don't mind going with an older model card if it means a better price to performance ratio.
Is it a Radeon HD 7750 or an ancient NVIDIA card? Card numbers can get confusing.

If it's the former, there's no need to upgrade unless you're seriously planning to play in 4K and high settings. The 7750 is perfectly fine.

If it's the latter, just splurge on the R9 270. Your games will thank you for it.
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Sometimes I do wonder why the heck high-end Chromebooks exist in the first place. They... make no sense.
I think I recall one time going into a Best Buy and I saw a Chromebook that was like $1,200 USD. Even the lowest-end MacBook Pro isn't that expensive.
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Old January 14th, 2014 (3:12 PM).
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    Is it a Radeon HD 7750 or an ancient NVIDIA card? Card numbers can get confusing.

    If it's the former, there's no need to upgrade unless you're seriously planning to play in 4K and high settings. The 7750 is perfectly fine.

    If it's the latter, just splurge on the R9 270. Your games will thank you for it.
    The Radeon.

    Once the setup is complete, the idea is to be playing stuff at 4K on one of those 27" IPSes. I seriously doubt the 7750 will be able to handle this, it already struggles at BF4 with my crappy 21" LCD. The R9 270 will be sufficient?
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    Old January 14th, 2014 (5:27 PM).
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      You have to have an 80 inch screen to tell the difference between 1080p and 4K. So what's the point?
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      Old January 14th, 2014 (5:54 PM).
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        You have to have an 80 inch screen to tell the difference between 1080p and 4K. So what's the point?
        I was using 4K as a metaphor for just maxed out settings. I doubt I'd see much improvement from 4K on a 27".
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        Old January 14th, 2014 (8:22 PM).
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          Personally, I'm not a fan of Chromebooks. I ended up being gifted one a few months ago (I ended up re-gifting it to my brother who happened to want one at the time), and honestly it was definitely not for me. As far as I'm concerned, it wasn't terribly useful, as I wasn't able to easily do many of the computing tasks I need to do regularly. I'm a programmer, and not being able to easily install IDEs or compilers on a computer is largely inconvienient. I'm not a fan of "online only" computing, I spend the majority of my day at my university where the wifi is poor, at best. For my money, I figure that I could buy a cheep netbook that can do almost (if not actually) everything the chromebook can do (it's mostly free, web-based software offered by Google and third parties), plus more, with identical performance, and similar price. I really don't see the point, or the appeal in owning a chromebook personally, (and once again, this is just from my perspective, your mileage may vary if you have different needs and/or expectations) other than the trendiness of it, but that's just me. If you're more experienced with chromebooks and think they have some fantastic qualities, feel free to share them with me, I'm open to all opinions, and I try to keep an open mind. I'm not trying to knock the Chromebook, if it works for you, and you think it's the cat's meow, cool, I'm quite happy for you, but it's definitely not for me.
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          Old January 15th, 2014 (3:25 AM).
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          I remember how excited I was for Chrome OS to be coming out back when it was first announced, but never did I think that Chromebooks were going to be sold at the "high" prices that they're being sold for now.
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          I think I recall one time going into a Best Buy and I saw a Chromebook that was like $1,200 USD. Even the lowest-end MacBook Pro isn't that expensive.
          The Chromebook Pixel makes the MacBook Pro look like it has good value. :3
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          Old January 15th, 2014 (4:30 AM).
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          The Chromebook Pixel makes the MacBook Pro look like it has good value. :3
          I think the Chromebook Pixel is the one I was referring to haha. But yeah, I would never waste my money on that thing ever :|

          And in other words, seems like my fingers have quite adjusted to using my tablet's keyboard. I am able to type faster now with it and I am also making less mistakes too :)
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            I still struggle a bit with my tablet's keyboard xD I guess my hands are just BIG.
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            Old January 15th, 2014 (5:16 AM).
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            I cheat by using a split keyboard on my Surface.
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            Old January 15th, 2014 (5:22 AM).
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              The on screen keyboard I do just fine on, it's the bluetooth one that I suck at xD
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              Old January 15th, 2014 (5:48 AM).
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                I'm glad that I use a desktop computer... I hate using a laptop keyboard...
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                Old January 15th, 2014 (6:26 AM).
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                I hate using cheap desktop keyboards. Modern scissor-switch laptop keyboards are very nice - quiet, and yet if you made them well, quite bouncy, and easily backlit. Bonus points for obvious key separation, too.

                Cheap desktop keyboards feel mushy, and mechanical keyboards are noisy.
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                  My laptop keyboard is decent I have a really good Microsoft split keyboard. I've had it for like seven years or so lol. Made to last.

                  My left mouse key on my laptop is going bad. :/ I had to switch the keys.
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                  Old January 15th, 2014 (7:13 AM).
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                    I hate using cheap desktop keyboards. Modern scissor-switch laptop keyboards are very nice - quiet, and yet if you made them well, quite bouncy, and easily backlit. Bonus points for obvious key separation, too.

                    Cheap desktop keyboards feel mushy, and mechanical keyboards are noisy.
                    I never had a scissor switch keyboard. I never actually had the money. Hell, I've only had one laptop and it was a piece of crap. Note the past tense there. I'm really not up-to-date in any sense of the word... I can't even play slender the eight pages on this pc without It lagging to the point that its unplayable... but I'm starting to get off topic.
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                    Old January 15th, 2014 (7:40 AM).
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                    I'm not a fan of noisy keyboards, and I still wonder how silent these "silent" mechanical keyboards are.

                    And I'm using a laptop, so it'll be a long time before I ever get to own one.
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                    Old January 15th, 2014 (8:42 AM).
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                      I'm not a fan of noisy keyboards, and I still wonder how silent these "silent" mechanical keyboards are.

                      And I'm using a laptop, so it'll be a long time before I ever get to own one.
                      I honestly don't mind noisy keyboards, but I does get annoying...
                      But I HATE those cheap keyboards, the keys feel sticky and its a real pain to type under those circumstances.
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                      Old January 15th, 2014 (8:58 AM).
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                      I'm actually kind of glad how I have a laptop instead of a desktop, to be honest. The keyboard feels really nice, compared to every non-mechanical desktop keyboard I've used before.
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                      Old January 15th, 2014 (3:37 PM).
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                      We do have a desktop in our house, but you'd never see us using it though; it's old and extremely slow. It was bought back in 2002, if I remember correctly. We would've gotten ourselves a new one, but none of us like desktops.
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                      I'm all about desktops, believe it or not.. it's been a while since I've last used my laptop, now especially considering that I have my tablet now for portability.
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                      Old January 16th, 2014 (4:49 AM).
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                      I prefer a "fast enough" laptop since, well, it's significantly portable.

                      Since my laptop also tips the scales at just under 2 kg, I can also carry it around one-handed even though it's probably not a good idea to do that.
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                      Old January 16th, 2014 (5:05 AM).
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                      My laptop is glossy and heavy to carry. I noticed yesterday in one of my classes at how everyone that had laptops out, theirs were so quiet and not making noise at all. Mine surely wouldn't be like that at this day & age haha, but it's also older than the laptops I saw out.

                      My laptop dates back to 2009.
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                      Old January 16th, 2014 (5:25 AM).
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                      Sounds like a good Ultrabook is all you need! Who knows, maybe the money that would be spent towards a 16 GB iPad Air makes it already a good way to a great Windows Ultrabook.

                      Thinking of trading in the old laptop and/or any old gadgets you won't miss, too?
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                      Old January 16th, 2014 (10:29 AM).
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                      I have a desktop, which is what I'm using right now. I do kinda miss the portability of a laptop, where I can go anywhere in the house or at school and get online whenever I want. I hate having to use the computer where I can't move lmao.
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