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Old 11-22-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question wtf should i choose?

ok, so im getting a new computer for summer next year and im thinking no more than $2000, i either want a REALLY good desktop, a laptop or maybe one of those new tablet PC's (it would be good for classes) tell me what you think.

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Old 11-22-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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desktop...custom made...it would be perfect
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:41 PM   #3
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oh and if im gonna go with desktop, obviously custom made, what should i put on the inside <sorry golf, im such a tool >
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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dude...watch the language....seriously..........why don't you try asking someone with a better tone and you'll prolly get more comments
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:42 PM   #5
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i suggest a good laptop. Laptops are very good these days and if your not into heavy gaming, it will meet your needs very well =D
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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Personally, I'd go with a tablet pc if this is going to be a school-use pc. Would be nice to have the freehand notetaking ability. Just an opinion though.
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tablet pc, its kinda ify id probably go with a higher end laptop if it was a mix of school and home, dish out another couple hundred dollars and you could get a sweet laptop, could game with it as well as use it for school work...... yet the battery issues come into play so......... pic slower laptop - more batterylife
a big bad boy laptop - less batterylife
sweet rig desktop - play anygame you could get your greed hands on , on full graphic settings
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a good laptop would be very useful. a $2000 laptop would be good in everyway. gaming would be surprisingly good.
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if you are gonna get a laptop get an alienware laptop....those are amazing
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alienware is only good for the brand and its looks, they are way over priced. if ur only looking for performance i would recommand a dell or vaio, but if u think brand and looks are the most important (with good performance ), they alienware. i would go with alienware, because u can go to ur friend and say "I have an ALIENWARE!!" and that would sound way cooler than "i have a dell..."
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I think VAIOs are the best overall. Sony has always had a knack for the sexy-looking electronics.

I suggest a laptop, too, but that's just because I like them way more than desktops. It really depends on what you need and what you'll be using it for.
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alienware is only good for the brand and its looks, they are way over priced. if ur only looking for performance i would recommand a dell or vaio, but if u think brand and looks are the most important (with good performance ), they alienware. i would go with alienware, because u can go to ur friend and say "I have an ALIENWARE!!" and that would sound way cooler than "i have a dell..."
Well Alienware uses good vid cards in their laptops (usually the GO 6800 or something like that) I don't know if Sony and Dell do this, so if u want to play games I'd go with alienware. If u don't care about gaming with the laptop then I'd go for Sony Vaio.
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compaqs are untapped sources. i was going to get one with 1 gig of pc3200 ram, 160 gig HD, 6200LE (crap), anthalon 64 3500 and a 939 socket motherboard for $650!!!! i cant get one so ill just upgrade my sh!tty-dell.
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well, gaming is something i def. wanna do considering this is gonna be my only computer and i probably need it to last for atleast 3 years but tablet pc's look so cool, but its not just for school
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well it depends. desktops have like more power. laptops you can go places with.

which one?
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well, like am i gonna be able to play things like the new elder scrolls thats going to come out if i get a laptop?
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:01 PM   #17
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Go with a laptop. Get a VAIO. They own. A good VIAO should last you a few years.
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Build a desktop for around $1,000 then buy a tablet PC for $1,000.
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alright, alright, ill make the decision (sitting at the comp. for hours choosing...) im gonna go desktop. but what should i put inside it, i prolly wanna spend around 1.5 grand on the hardware because im gonna want about 500 dollars of software so yea, thats what ive got to work with, what OS should i go with besides XP?
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other than XP, 2k is the only other OS i'd use...
Linux while nice, is really more trouble than it's worth IMO.
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