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Old 07-17-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question What laptop should I buy?

General Questions

1) What is your budget?

Answer-$1000-$2000

2) What size notebook would you prefer?

a. Ultraportable; 12" screen or less
b. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
c. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
d. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

Answer-b. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

3) Please select your country's flag as a post icon and tell us what country are you buying this in.

Answer-USA

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

Answer-I hate macs.

5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?

Answer-Surfing the internet, chatting, watching dvds, listening to music, playing games.

6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?

Answer-Work, school, vacation, around the house.

7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?

Answer-Runescape, possibly other games.

8) How many hours of battery life do you need?

Answer-At least 2 hours.

9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?

Answer-I do not mind.

10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

Answer-Windows Vista

Screen Specifics

11) Would you prefer standard or widescreen?

Answer-Widescreen

12) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?

Standard
a. XGA -1024x768 - Large and easy to read text + graphics icons, but you fit less stuff on the screen.
b. SXGA - 1400x1050 - Compromise resolution between XGA and UXGA.
c. UXGA - 1600x1200 - Very small text and graphics icons, you can fit lots of stuff on the screen.

Widescreen
d. WXGA or WXGA+ - 1280x768/800 or 1440x900; Wider viewing version of XGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
e. WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
f. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Wider viewing version of UXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.

Answer-Widescreen
e.WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.

13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?

Answer-I prefer matte/non-glossy screen.


Build Quality and Design

14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

Answer-A little.

15) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?

Answer-2-3 years.

Notebook Components

16) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 200GB?

Answer-80GB-120GB.

17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD-ROM, DVD-CD/RW or DVD-RW drive?

Answer-DVD-CD/RW.

So what laptop should I buy?
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: What laptop should I buy?

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=58081

There are a few configs there and links. All excellent laptops.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: What laptop should I buy?

I just received this laptop, and have had no issues with it at all. Read the reviews as well, and you'll see that its highly recommended.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220124
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I don't know how intensive the Runescape is asking, but this one looks promising:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101046
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: What laptop should I buy?

I woluld recomend Acer.

I like them becouse they are just working without any problems, the price is very good and they arre light.
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