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Old 11-11-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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I am looking for a laptopp between 300-350. I have found three, which one would be the best?


http://www.technoworld.com/productdi...roductID=50057

http://www.technoworld.com/productdi...roductID=48121

https://www.simplyacer.com/product/i...0%20+%201024MB

Also does anyone know of anyhting better than these 3 in this price range?

And should I get Vista on it or switch to XP if possible?

Its for my sister and will be used mainly for school work ie microsoft office.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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The one in the third link is definitely better. I like the extra RAM and the larger hard drive. It looks like it comes with Windows Vista already, but it's the Basic Edition. No need to go with Windows XP.
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The second one
Windows Vista Home basic should be alright if it is for school work etc.
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the first one is the best
and no vista is a great os you will be fine with it
i wouldnt get the third is not a dual core
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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thanks guys but Ive heard vista is rubbish and uses too much ram and xp is better is this true?
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Yes, it's partly true. With the Vista Basic Edition, you don't need that much RAM to run it because it's stripped of all the Aero features found in the Home Premium Edition. But with more RAM, it should run smoother and load faster which is why I picked the laptop in the last link.
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appreciate the input but each one of you guys has recommended a different laptop! still confused
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The reason i think the second one is i think it is the best!
And i use that exact same model for my work laptop but it has vita buisness!
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Yea the first one is better. You should get xp. There is no use for Vista if your hardly going to use it.
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The reason why I picked the third one is because she's only using it for basic stuff like school, movies, maybe some light gaming if she wants to, music, Internet, etc. It has tons of storage space and 2GB of RAM. I'll take more RAM in that case. For the money, it's pretty good. Plus, it has a 5-1 memory card reader for those portable flash drives now (SD, MMC, etc.). I don't know if that first laptop has it.
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1gb of ram would be good enough, and if she needs more she can simply update it. For the basic things she would only use 1GB of ram. But if you are planning to put games on it as well then 2GB of ram would be usefull.
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the only thing that was slightly putting me of the third one was the screen size do you think this matters?
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No way
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No, but what ever is comfortable for you works. I personally like the 17inch screens.
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The smaller the screen, the smaller the laptop. I like mine small for ultra portability. That's just me. When I think of laptops, I think of carrying it around and I don't want the weight. If I want a big screen, I use my desktop PC. My laptop screen size is the smallest they had for the Inspiron line at 14.1".

Oh, they do have 12.1" screens which I love to get but they're typical cost is much much higher. The smaller you go, the higher the cost. Strange.
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And the smaller the laptop the more heated it can get. I would go with 1 or 3 though. Have you made your decision?
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That's why it's better to go with a dedicated mobile CPU when it comes to heat. Turions and Core Duo Centrinos are good for low power consumption and help to reduce overall heat too. But I still prefer Intel though .
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I think Im leaning torwards the third one thanks for all the advice
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no the second 1
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no the second 1
Why do you think that, some reasons why?
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