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Posted: 3/17/2006 6:56:53 PM EDT
for surfing the web wirelessly, running point ,publisher, word etc... streaming video. must be widescreen HD with as many inputs as possible and good battery life. is this too much to ask?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:58:12 PM EDT
tagged.

I'm in the market for the same thing.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:04:47 PM EDT
I like the Thinkpad R50 series. They are stable and don't run too hot.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:05:06 PM EDT
Dell or Toshiba
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:05:42 PM EDT
You should be able to get one of the entry level Sony's. They have some of the best screens out there!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:28:48 PM EDT
where is a good place to check out the sonys online, other than sony.com.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:31:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
where is a good place to check out the sonys online, other than sony.com.




Newegg
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:30:35 PM EDT
anybody have an opinion on Acer notebooks.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:35:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
anybody have an opinion on Acer notebooks.



We sell them at work, and my work laptop is an Acer. They are not bad machines, if you are looking for a basic laptop.

I would say an Apple iBook, you can get them for under $1,000, and will be 10x the computer that any PC in that price category would ever be.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:04:12 AM EDT
alright the deal is done. igot a new dell inspiron 6000 for $970 to my door. it is equipped as follows;
1.7 ghz pentium M
1 gb ram(2x512)
80 gig HD(5400)
128 MB ATI graphics card
15.4 inch widescreen.
6 cell battery.
dell wireless built in.
i am now looking at anti virus software, am considering PC cillin, any opinions on this and my laptop in general.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:07:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
alright the deal is done. igot a new dell inspiron 6000 for $970 to my door. it is equipped as follows;
1.7 ghz pentium M
1 gb ram(2x512)
80 gig HD(5400)
128 MB ATI graphics card
15.4 inch widescreen.
6 cell battery.
dell wireless built in.
i am now looking at anti virus software, am considering PC cillin, any opinions on this and my laptop in general.



Pc Cillin, Norton, McAfee =

EZ antivirus is pretty good, as is Panda Antivirus. We use EZ on all the machines we build at work. I use SonicWall antivirus myself, its the best antivirus utility I have used yet.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:12:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:13:33 AM EDT
iBook, especially refurbished, but pretty much only if you have a PC desktop already. You'd be surprised with how many programs are avaialble for the Mac platform now, especially with its unix basis.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:15:55 AM EDT
Its amazing how many people still give reccomendations on laptop brands after the thread starter updated the thread with which laptop he got.

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:24:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
Its amazing how many people still give reccomendations on laptop brands after the thread starter updated the thread with which laptop he got.

clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/Literacy/images/RIFLogo2.jpg


LOL
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:33:05 AM EDT
There are others who'll have the sasme question. Oddly enough, some people do use the search function.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:32:44 PM EDT
The Anus brand is very nice, from what I hear.

The Anus Laptop Scam (original)
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:39:26 PM EDT
I bought my refurbished Toshiba laptop (2.8GHz, 15.4" widescreen, 512MB) from Tiger Direct for $1k last year, I've had zero problems with it.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:23:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Not_A_Llama:
There are others who'll have the sasme question. Oddly enough, some people do use the search function.


since i have let my membership lapse, search is essentially useless. especially for GD.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:33:19 PM EDT
In that case, remember that god gave us google. Preface your searches with "site:ar15.com"
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:56:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Not_A_Llama:
In that case, remember that god gave us google. Preface your searches with "site:ar15.com"


thanks for the tip, but ill keep doing it my way.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:59:59 PM EDT
Toshiba.

I got one on Black Friday and paid 450 bucks for mine. I am happy with it.

Max
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:02:47 PM EDT
Dell is usually pretty good I think you'll be happy with it. I've gotten assigned my fair share of old Dell laptops for different jobs and they keep ticking.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:05:49 PM EDT
I just bought my mother a Dell 1300 for a tad over $600. 512 MB memory, 15.4" screen, wireless. So far, I'm pretty impressed with what you can get for the money.
I bought my daughter a Dell 6000 which is prettier but I don't know that it's much better.
Reports that I have seen are still giving Dell high marks.
One surprise in either PC Magazine or Windows magazine was that e-machine notebooks and desktops got top marks for reliability and service. But they are just not available in this area.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:14:15 PM EDT
Toshiba BY FAR! I own several things from Toshiba, including Laptops and love them all. For the quality and price you can't beat it!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:28:03 PM EDT
Just picked up a Toshiba A100 for my mother-in-law this week for 650, after repabtes.
15.1 widescreen, cdrw/DVD, 1.6 gig celeron, 40 gig harddrive, WiFi, 56K modem and a nic card. Good little rig for what it's needed for.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:48:53 PM EDT
I got one of those Black Friday Dells from WalMart for $400. Onlt thing it needed was a RAM upgrade.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:53:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
anybody have an opinion on Acer notebooks.



After going through several Dells, Toshibas, Winbooks, and IBMs, all I can say is I love my Acer!!!

Check this one out for $889.
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