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Old 10-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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Nowadays, what is the best notebook configuration and where can I find it? I'm looking into buying a new notebook under $1,500. It will be for general use such as school work (writing paper, programming etc.) and a little multimedia and gaming once in a while. I would like my clock-speed to be 2.0ghz or above. weighs not too heavy and about 14" or above of screen. I like the pentium M but pentium 4 with HT is nice too. SpeedStep technology is a thumbs up. I've look into sony vaios, Dells, alienware, hypersonic, and most of the time, they cost too much. Any recommend sites?

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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well look at dell... they are cheap these days

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Old 10-12-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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I like HP's which is what i have, it never gave me a problem. My family has 3 of them and they all work fine with no problems. Except mine has a loud fan because of the prosessor that i have in mine. But my dad's and mom's have celeron M's which dont give off much heat therefore the fan doesn't need to come on basically at all and when it comes on it is silent.
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I have the same laptop but the screen is wrecked.. But yea HP laptops are good
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:15 PM   #5
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Try gateway... I saw some really nice ones in the ad's this week... I think it was from bestbuy. Gateway labtops are ok though... I recommend sony's vaio just because they are rock solid and have the least breakage...
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*rools on floor choking on my self* Dont go gateway! Beware gatewayt!
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:19 PM   #7
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Noticed what I said.... I changed my mind halfway through... but I did have one for a year and it did really well. No problems at all. It was an amd 64 3400+, 1g of ram, 80g hd, and an ati 9700 64mb chip. All for $1400. It was pretty good. Oh, an a 15.4 widescreen with xbrite or whatever it's called... but I did sony in the end, just because they build such good labtops...
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Well if theres AMD in it.. then you should be good to go
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Yeah, that was the only reason that I got it... an amd 3400+ and 1g of ram on a labtop was better than my desktop at the time...
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very very nice! I love it forone i can say gateway did well with getting amd
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