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Posted: 3/7/2005 12:40:47 PM EST
I am looking for a good laptop and need some help. I will also be buying a fairly powerful desktop so I am not needing a real powerhouse laptop. I want to be able to play somegames on it but nothing really extreme, mostly just age of mythology or Jedi outcast etc. I also want to be able to watch dvd's and listen to music, do office stuff and store/edit pictures. I had looked at and was impressed with falcon northwest's fragbook's but im not crazy about the price. I would probably be using the laptop mostly with a power cord but would like good battery life anyway.

Id like at least 2-3 GHZ processor & a good size harddrive, at least 256 MB of ram and a good 3d graphics card. Most of all I want good machine management so that it doesn't overheat too easy or anything.

Recommendations welcome. Will provide more info if needed.

Thanx.
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 6:56:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 1:32:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 8:43:01 AM EST
Didn't care for my toshiba laptop. To many issues with HDD failure.

I like my Dell, but Dell's support leaves something to be desired.

Might try an offbrand - Asus make some nice equipment. Best thing to do is checkout pricewatch.com and see what kind of notebooks are available through the retailers there.
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 12:12:56 PM EST
thanx guys.
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 4:44:27 PM EST
We've always had good luck with Toshibas. Thats all we buy now for the past 8 years or so. Sonys are good too.
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 4:59:56 PM EST
I am looking at two Dell's right now. I have my personal laptop, an Inspiron , my work laptop, a Latitude, and I bought my daughter a Inspiron 600m for college about 9 months ago. My recommedation......Go to Dell.com, go to their Outlet, and buy the equipment you want and get the 3 year warranty. i would guess you can get what you want for less than $1000 including the warranty. Go to the outlet and go through the process like you were going to buy....you will get the total, out the door price. If it isn't what you want.....just exit. The 600m is light, 5.5 lbs, I think, and Dell support has been great to me.....
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 7:18:37 PM EST
get a centrino thing, not the pentium4 varient type.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:23:43 AM EST
Anything with an "M type" (Mobile) processer. They're very efficient and very well priced. I recommend Acex from Newegg

Make sure it's a Pentium M or a Athlon M or something to that effect. The batteries last about 5 hours + compared to 2 hours. They are very efficient and designed solely for use with mobile laptops.
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