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Notebooks Laptop Purchase Assistance

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shieldcraft, 14 Dec 2006.

  1. Shieldcraft

    Shieldcraft What's a Dremel?

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    I'll be attending college soon and I travel frequently, so I figured it would be worth it to make the purchase.

    Budget: $700 total.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Processor speed: 1.8ghz
    RAM: 512 MB DDR2​

    Questions/Concerns:

    - I've become use to an AMD Athlon 2.0 ghz processor, and I'm curious as to how that would compare to something from intel.

    - How do the Turon processors compare to intel counterparts? I know the core 2 duo is all the rage now-a-days, but I'd rather not buy into that unless it's an amazing deal.​

    Any help is heavily appreciated!
     
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  2. anduril

    anduril What's a Dremel?

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    ok so first off provide us with what u'r going to do with it without that i can't recommend anything
    a laptop is more than ram and a cpu. do u want a card reader? are u going to be playing games? would u like to have an integrated webcam? what size does the hd need to be?...
    provide this data and i'm sure u'll get more reactions
     
  3. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    If you travel a lot i would go for a 12-13" laptop as i is a b**** to care around a 15" for longer time. (trust me my shoulder knows).
    As for Intel vs. AMD. Mine is a AMD and i like it, but at work i have a C2D and it kicks butt. The Turions are pretty good when it comes to battery life as they run pretty low. As for the rest, go with 1gig of ram as build in graphics could need help.
     
  4. The cheapskate

    The cheapskate One custom title before Matty

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    Personaly I love 17inch laptops. with a decent bag you dont notice the weight. however be warned that the batterys on them sometimes fail to get much over an hour.

    as antihero says, a small laptop if you intend to carry it alot, or use it away from power. however the bigger laptops are luggable with out to much effort.

    personal preferance tobe honest, but I would deffinatly recomend checking out the customer service on your chosen model, as like as not, you will need to use it at some point.
     
  5. sk8phreak88

    sk8phreak88 Minimodder

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    I love my 17".. It's really nice to watch movies on planes/buses that make it like your still at home. But the battery life is quite a buzz kill
     
  6. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Go smaller screen, the big screen is nice but will ultimately leave you dependent on power sources. For gaming you want more RAM as the graphics will probably be using some of it. Also, if you want it 'Vista Ready' you'll need more than 512MB. If it's for web browsing and word document writing and such you wont need a powerful CPU like a C2D.

    I've got a 13" 555Mhz laptop and it works just fine, you get about 2 hours of use, but it is pretty old, newer battery would help it's span..
     
  7. drag

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    ASUS Z92F-AP110M (Core Duo T2050, 15.4", 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, i945/DVR/CCD/MCE) [€ 788]
    ASUS Z53F-AP095M (Core 2 Duo T5200, 1GB, 100GB, 15.4'') [€ 799]
    Toshiba Satellite A110-178 (T2050; 1GB; 100GB; DVD+/-RW; 15.4" TFT) [€ 758]
    Toshiba Satellite A100-727 (T2050, 2 x 512MB, 80GB, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 128MB, 15.4" TFT) [€ 789.50]
    Toshiba Satellite A110-352 C2Duo-T5500, 512Mb,80Gb
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/nl/n...9-179547-179547-179547-12723628-77918575.html
    ore maybe a dell?
     
  8. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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    u should be able to pick up a bargain at evesham, i got the Evesham Voyager C720 for £600 which was advetised at £900 just tuned them i'd take it for 600 n was mine, a bargain i thk.

    just go to clearence products at www.evesham.com
     
  9. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Also, Look into Acers. Their Aspire and Travelmate series are a great bang for the buck. Also, I never had any problems with them, and I'm on my 2nd Acer laptop atm.
     

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