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Old 07-05-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hi i'm having trouble making a tough decision here...

I can get a laptop for 700 USD. The specs are...
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 (1.6GHz)
1GB 533MHz DDR2 (I can still upgrade it)
100GB Hard drive
12" screen (Which is why I want it in the first place)

Should I buy it?

Now, the catch is...

I don't have the $700 cash. I sell all my computers for the $700. Then I buy the laptop. I have the comp in my sig, and another laptop...

Specs for the laptop I have now...
Pentium M 1.5GHz
512MB Ram
60GB HD
14" screen

Should I give up my 2 computers for 1 better comp?

Please help me decide...
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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What i would suggest, either find a cheaper laptop, or save up until you have $700.

Maybe you could also sell one of the computers that is least important to you for like $500 (remember to backup everything on that computer!)

Or, you could by crap computers online and fix them up then sell them for more money.

But do what you want
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Well don't sell that 150 gig raptor cause I'll buy it.
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Well don't sell that 150 gig raptor cause I'll buy it.
I was actually gona keep the raptor and just put a regular 160 Gb with a clean XP install in there... The raptor is great and I paid alot for it.
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I wouldn't do it. That laptop really isn't that good. I don't even know if you could get $700 for those computers depending on how much you've used them.

Just add some more RAM to your current laptop, that should extend the life a bit.
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Just add some more RAM to your current laptop, that should extend the life a bit.
My laptop is crap. Its also non upgradable (1 ram slot)

The new one is better than my desktop. I wouldn't mind having a laptop as a replacement also since I am barely at home to use my desktop... I only use it for gaming. I use my laptop alot but its really slow and I cant stand it. I dont think any more ram would have helped even if it was possible to upgrade it.
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The new laptop is barely any better. It won't play any new games, it's got integrated graphics.
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The new laptop is barely any better. It won't play any new games, it's got integrated graphics.
Lol, my laptop has a UniChrome gpu.
Anything's gota be better. I don't really do to much gaming either... Just a little CSS and The Sims 2. Besides a AMD X2 is WAY better than any Sempron/Pentium M.
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If you are buying a notebook for gaming, something I don't recommend doing, spend more like $1000+ for it... You can get a better notebook if you must get a notebook. My notebook is for internet browsing, watching DVDs, and listening to music, and it runs great for me. Gaming on a 12" screen??? It may be portable, but notebooks that can handle games aren't the portable kind.
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