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Old 05-21-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default In the market for a new Notebook

Hello, new to this forum.. :]

I'm wanting to purchase a new notebook. I've had the same computer since 2000 and really think it's time to upgrade.

I've been on pricewatch.com, but there are so many, I'm not sure what would suit me best. I've heard bad things about Pentium, not so much from Athlons. Should I be concerned about which one to get?

I'm wanting to spend $1000, or less if possible.

Any suggestions would be very helpful and appreciated.

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Old 05-21-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
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Well, first you gotta tell us, what are you planning to do with your laptop?
for gaming? then probably athlon is better
mobile? Pentium Centrino is the best.

It all depends what you need it for.
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Old 05-21-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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For less than a $1,000 don't expect anything top of the line when it comes to laptops. If you plan on using it for gaming, you have to be willing to shell out more money than that. Since you have a limited budget, Dell has a laptop that uses the Pentium M:

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=19&l=en&s=dhs

It does an excellent job with office applications hands down. Don't compare this to the Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 by all means because we're talking about totally different class of processors and performance, not to mention costs too.
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Default Re: In the market for a new Notebook

Got my XP-2000 Laptop for sale still for $500

But if you want a new cheaper one, I've been pleased with my Averatec.
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:59 PM   #5
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try avertec... they usually have good comps for cheap. here: http://www.buy.com/prod/Averatec_325.../10384510.html
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses :]

I mainly would like to use it for office applications. Although, I play some online games.

Would this be a good choice for office applications?
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...=i2200F1&s=dhs

Also, could I play games on the Averactec? If so, I might be interested in it.

Thanks again,

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Old 05-21-2005, 11:40 PM   #7
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Default Re: In the market for a new Notebook

well, what kind of games? if they're half life 2 and such no way. nothing below 1000 well get you a good enough one to play high end games... unless someone else knows better...

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nm.... here: this looks good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834147223

or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146076
both of these i think u could play good games with em. not at good quality, but play them period.
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I'm currently playing WoW.. well, I was but then I played too much. I'd like to have the option of going back to it.

I might use video editing programs on it later on as well.

Even though I'm currently only using my computer for school purposes, I'd like to have the option of playing games with great quality and editing programs, too.

But if that's not possible under $1500-$1700, then I might have to wait.
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http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...true&tab=specs

go there and customize ur options get the x600 when you get to the video card section and get the 60gig 7200rpm in the harddrive section
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:33 AM   #10
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That's pretty neat, I didn't know you could customize a laptop.

It came out to $1600 though, ouch.
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