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Old 03-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Official Post your laptop! and Specs!

Originally Posted by Peter.Cort View Post
Toshiba A215-4697

Amd Turion TL-52, 1.6ghz dual core
2gb DDR2-533MHz ram (Upgraded from 1gb)
HDD, 160gb Sata 5400RPM
ATI Radeon X1200 graphics
15.4" LCD Screen

I've had Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Premium, Server 2008, Win7 and now XP Pro SP3. But I'm not a fan of xp so vista is going back on soonish.

Laptop I'm getting once I graduate,

Apple MacBook Pro (2009 Edition)

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
320GB Serial ATA @ 7200
nVidia 9400 (onboard) + nVidia 9600M GT
15.4" LCD Screen

Mac OSX Leopard.
If I may offer advice with the mac having owned one. Don't. OSX is honestly underwhelming. Power users like us will find nothing appealing about it, the simplicity of the OS can be aggravating at times. You never get enough information. And having silver gradients as your main gui theme gets old after awhile. I feel like my desktop was made out of a block of aluminum.

The pros, my pbook is light an well built. The 12inch form factor is officially my favorite laptop size. not too big not too small. Weighs nothing but still gives me a good size keyboard and all the essentials (multi usb posts, dvd burner etc) are there. Unfortunately the quality of Mac laptop chassis has gone down since the Intel transition, so the well built pro doesn't apply to you.

I would high recommend you look into getting a laptop made by Asus or MSI. I have heard good things about them and they tend to use better quality components and be higher performance than most OEM laptops.

And besides, now that Macs are Intel, there is absolutely nothing separating them form the multitude of pcs already out there. They offer no advantage and if you like OSX that much (I don't know why) then you can easily put it on a pc laptop.

Anyways, my front line lappy:

Power Book G4 (2004)
G4 1.33ghz
80GB hard drive
WiFi G
DVD burner
GeForce FX5200
OSX 10.4 Tiger

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