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Looking for a laptop.....
12:58:27 Jan 5th 08 - Mr. Architect:

Ok, so I'm looking for a new laptop.  I have been searching for a couple weeks now and have found a few options, but I'm hoping there is some place to go to find it cheaper and/or better built that I just don't know of and/or can't find.

So, I'm asking if anyone would be willing to try and help me with this feat.  I need the computer to resemble something around these specs:

-2 Gigahertz processor (1.5Ghz = minimum, High bus = Good)

-2 Gigs Memory, RAM, at least (I am not really interested in anything lower...)

-Dedicated Graphics card, a decent one, does not have to be great...  But I would not mind a good one for a bit of gaming

-Hard drive of at least 80 Gigs (Faster = Better)

-17 inch High Definition wide screen (15.4 = minimum, non glossy)

-CD/DVD burner is needed

Price: $1,100 U.S.  or less.  Preferably less.


13:14:34 Jan 5th 08 - Sir Revenge:

Try Acer


13:17:23 Jan 5th 08 - Mr. Architect:

I'm looking for specific laptop deals, with a price and a web page attached rather than more stuff to search for. 


13:45:01 Jan 5th 08 - Lord Seloc:

Don't go Dell. Thats the only advice I can give.


13:46:29 Jan 5th 08 - Mr. Architect:

Any specific reason why not?


13:51:20 Jan 5th 08 - Lord Seloc:

A couple, mu bro bought a Dell laptop recently, about a week after he bought it, it started randomly shuting down, he sent it back and got a replacement. That one started randomly turning off too I believe, not sure what he did after that, but he currently has a working laptop.

Also I am siting in front of a Dell desktop, it's old, and dell have made it so it can't be customised or upgraded in anyway whatsoever.

So therefore if I buy something I perpously try to advoid(bad spelling) Dell and look for someone else, so therefore as a fellow visual utoppian I am giving you some advice from my bad experiences.
Insidently never punch a violent drunk, even if they're sober.


13:56:45 Jan 5th 08 - Sir Spoon:

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Toshiba-Satellite-1.6GHz-Core-2-Duo-Laptop-Computer/2552945/product.html


16:08:30 Jan 5th 08 - Sir Revenge:

Intel Centrino Duo Core 2 Duo T5200 1.73GHz - 17" WXGA+ - 2GB DDR2 SDRAM - 160GB - DVD-Writer (DVD-RAM/R/RW) - Wi-Fi, Fast Ethernet - Windows Vista Home Premium - Onyx Blue Metallic

It looks fantastic apart from that part, well done Spoon  ^^

929$


05:31:03 Jan 6th 08 - Mr. Architect:

Ahh, yes, nice find!  I shall add it to my list.  And yeah, if you can find XP, it is definitely preferred, but I know it is difficult now, so I'll probably have to put up with Vista...


07:18:12 Jan 6th 08 - Mr. Gunblademan:

HP Pavillion with AMD Turion 64 X2 @2 GHz, 15.4"LCD, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB hard disk, 1GB Video Memory (geez, 1 GB!!!! ), has algo gigabit ethernet. Comes with Vista Home Premium.

only $999.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8669639&type=product&id=1196470766892

If I had the money, I'd buy it as soon as it is avaiable :p

btw, it's going to be almost impossible to find a computer with windows XP nowadays, your best hope is to enter the manufacturer page and customize your computer.


08:16:06 Jan 6th 08 - Mr. Twinkie:

Could try Gateway


12:29:02 Jan 6th 08 - Lord Clone IX:

I managed to get a pc with no windows on it, which allowed me to install XP. My parents have Vista, so I know both. All I can tell you is that you should really really really try to get XP :)


00:41:20 Jan 7th 08 - Mr. The Gladiator:

Hey buddy, there's a pretty new thing now, intel quad core, It's like either 40% faster with same energy consumption or 60% less energy consumption with same speed than previous generation intel core 2.

Too bad when i bought my laptop 3 months ago there wasnt that. I say wait for it like 1 month or so for quad core to come out in stores and be the new industry standard in desktops and notebooks, then either buy a quad core notebook or buy  today's notebooks in 1 month and it will be muc cheaper.

Also a new version of windows xp will come out this year (supposed to be mid-late 2007 but its been pushed back to 2008).  Also dunno how windows xp 3 will be because microsoft operating system updates seem to go worst and worst.

Well if i were you I'd wait for intel quad core a bit and windows xp 3 probably  ;)


00:54:07 Jan 7th 08 - Mr. Architect:

Wow, good to know.  I think I may just put it off for a bit then.  Thanks for the info.


01:02:53 Jan 7th 08 - Mr. The Gladiator:

Yeah np ur welcome, and come in my kd next era i saved you real life money!


08:28:22 Jan 7th 08 - Mr. Architect:

=P  You'd have to talk Stormy into letting me leave, he's kinda got me chained in his moms basement forcing me to play VU 24/7 for Carnage at the moment.  I would very much appreciate my freedom, can you save me?  Please! Save me!!!!

What Kingdom are you in anyways?


09:38:03 Jan 7th 08 - Ms. Erica Incarnate:

Stormy's Mom's basement...

*Stays in topic for the heck of it.*

A Toshiba Dynabook laptop

1.2 GHz celeron

256mb memmory (SD and non compatable with other brands.)

s3 trio video card 8mb

20gig harddrive 4500rpm

pcmcia, com port, serial printer port, usb, sound,tv out, digital,vid out, infrared. It only comes in gray and a Japanese keyboard. WHAT

for $150


09:38:04 Jan 7th 08 - Ms. Erica Incarnate:

 


19:06:03 Jan 7th 08 - Mr. The Gladiator:

I'm in Dacii, and come join us in fantasia next era if you want, we're keeping away people that want to join for protection and letting in the real ones. There will probably be 12+ peeps in dacii for next era in fant


19:42:51 Jan 7th 08 - Mr. Might The God of Cows:

Gladiator! I will meat you on Fantasia ^^



About the Laptop...



Get a laptop with a Geforce 7950!

AMD Quad is so much better than Intel

2 Gigs of ram is always good

100 gigs of space is nice.


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