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Old 08-26-2006, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i want to buy a laptop for college and my budget is 1000-1500 and i want a 17 inch WXUGA or ultra bright view possibly a dual core processor but not sure. i want a computer when i can put 2x 7200rpm hard drives in and run a raid. but possibly later not on the inital purchase. i will be doing some digital art/gaming/and possibly computer programming./

what would you all recommend ive check out the pctorque 9750 and things like taht but they are way out of my current budget and i refuse to go to alienware and dell. so any other suggestions like an hp or something.


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Old 08-26-2006, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recommend HP DV8000T with Intel Core 2 Duo.

It starts out with 512MB RAM; I highly recommend doubling it for $100. And it has (2) 80GB HD's, one for the OS, and one for Music/Videos.


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Old 08-26-2006, 05:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I will go for Toshiba Qosmio- my god they look good !!! I might get one myself if got the doh
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Qosmios are nice but boy they're spendy, not to mention bulky. I'de recommend an hp 8000 series as well. If you get an Intel Core Dup I believe you can get a nice video system, gefroce 7400 i think. Take a quick look at the HP/Compaq's Small Business laptops too, some good ones in there just not customizable.
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