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Old 12-19-2005, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, for christmas my siblings and I want to buy our mom a laptop computer. We have setup downstairs a comp with parts which I throw away after upgrading (Athlon 2200+ etc...) and its all fine and good but she wants mobility. She only needs it for word processing and maybe some photos but really the bare minimum. So, our budget is rather small (sub 1000 preferably around 700~ if possible). Does anyone know any laptops that fit this criteria?

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ibm thinkpad:
very efficient, reliable, buisiness type laptop if that's what you're looking for, toshiba is also a professional type laptop (, otherwise i would reccomend a sony vaio ( )or an hp pavillion ( )
dell's are cheap but utter crap, and alienware and voodoo are elitist ultra fast, ultra pricy laptops

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, do u have any links to benchmarks of the different mobile processors as Im not sure how they match up... I wish I had the money for a voodoo lol. The review done in Maximum PC showed that it was faster than my desktop
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, since she wont be gaming at all, make sure you get integrated graphics, 512MB of ram, a Intel processor will be better for her since she will be mostly mulittasking.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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but if she likes to watch videos, edit em, and edit images...better get some non-intergrated graphics

ATI mobility Radeon X300 or up would be nice
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Check out WinBook for a decent lappy at a good price.

The A212 is nice, with:
· Mobile AMD® Sempron 2800+ Processor 1.6GHz
· Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
· 15" XGA Display
· 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
· 40GB UltraDMA ATA/100 Hard Drive
· DVD/CD-RW Drive
· 802.11b/g 54Mbps Wireless

The W515 is even better:
· Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology
- Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725
(1.60GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)
- Intel® PRO Wireless 802.11a/b/g
- Intel® 915 GM Chipset
· Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
· 15.4" WXGA Display
· 80GB Hard Drive
· DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
· 802.11a/b/g Wireless


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