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Old 10-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I have very limited knowledge when it comes to selecting a laptop, but I have narrowed it down to 3 choices that are in my price range. I was hoping that you guys could help me select the best computer for my needs and also give me the pro and cons of each brand.

I travel a lot so I need a computer for taking online classes and preparing power point presentations. I would also like to watch movies and play games (i.e. Command and Conquer and WW2 shooter) so nothing intense.

The 3 that I have chosen are

HP pavilion DV6910us
specs the bottom of page

Toshiba satellite L45-s7423

Tosiba satellite p205D-s7438

I like that the HP and the later has wireless internet installed and probably cheaper than buying one. Also from what I understand is that the first and last one has the better processor. So I am leaning towards those 2 more than the middle choice (toshiba L45). Thanks in advance

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Old 10-25-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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So $1300 looks like the most you want to spend on a laptop? May I suggest an alternative? I don't like either of them. Here's what I propose. Get one similar to mine. It's great on the go and the 9-cell battery option extends the laptop power for hours to come:

Choose between one of these:


I also bought my new laptop from there recently (a few months ago). You can see it in my sig down below. I spent around $1200 total and it's not bad for what I got.

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Old 10-26-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice ISOwner. Actually all I can really afford to spend is around $900. I'm in Iraq right now and I don't want to spend too much on a PC that might get damaged due to sand and travel. Also right now I am limited to shoping at AAFES.com or here at PX.

If you don't mind, would you be willing to explain why you don't care for these computers...THanks
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:10 AM   #4
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the first and last seem ok to me, it just would have been better if they had core 2 duos, and 2gb ram, but they still seem pretty powerful to me.
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
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