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Old 11-22-2005, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've a decent pc, but since I'll be runnin off to college in a few months, my next project is to build/buy myself a quality laptop/notebook. Problem is, I know very little about them . Anyone care to help me out? Price isn't so much of an issue, I'm always willing to spend the extra buck if it'll get me a quality system, so long as in the end it's no more than 2500. Any sugguestions? Personal setups? Details on company deals? Etc etc? Any help is greatly appreciated

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It's not really reasonable to build these days, so you're looking at buying. What do you need in this laptop?
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Winbook has some great lappys, but they don't have graphics cards in 'em.
http://winbook.com/notebooks/notebooks.html

Dell's lappy's are good, but not cheap.

HP's lappys are good, and the price ain't bad.

Acer is decent, not spectacular.

If you don't mind used, check out USANotebooks:
http://usanotebook.com/

and OnTheGoPC for refurb and new ones:
http://onthegopc.com/
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Oh yeah. My bad ^_~. I'm hoping for a decent all around computer. A LOT of digital imaging/editing though. Lots of multimedia, some gaming, some video encoding.

About the building part, I was considering making one on puget (http://www.pugetsystems.com/), though I don't know how well the components they offered would function in what i'm lookin for


On a side note, since i'll need a form of internet connection, and i know very little about wireless: Is pentium's centrino cpu the only one that offers wireless?
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No, the Centrino is not the only to offer wireless, and it's not really a proc.

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A LOT of digital imaging/editing though. Lots of multimedia, some gaming, some video encoding.
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...ok&mco=DFE2FCC

I highly recommend getting the $999 model, unless you plan to game a lot on your lappy, in which case you can pretty much forget Apple...
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Gaming isn't the main purpose, though I do game a lot in my free time . If that ousts an apple notebook, what next? >_>?

Also, generally speaking, are laptops easily upgradeable? Or is it worthwhile to say, add ram, switch in a better vid card, etc etc?

(Sorreh for the "Also... also... also..." ~_~. New questions just keep poppin up)
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