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Old 06-11-2007, 06:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With your intended use of the laptop in mind, your LARGEST factors for consideration will be budget, and battery life. With battery life in mind, you will want to get a pretty new processor, lean towards an Intel Core 2 Duo.

Aside from a children's tyco laptop you can get at Toys'R'Us for $20, ANY laptop on the market will be sufficient to fulfill your needs.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey guys thanks for the replies, been busy sorry I didn't update.

Well, I have approx. $900 CDN to work with (842.982 USD). I'm actually more confused now than I was before. I always thought Toshiba's were good, but a few weeks ago I heard they were crap. Now someone is telling me they're nice. I also thought Acer's were good, but now someone is telling me they're crap. I'm so confused....

Anyways, again, simple stuff essentially. I have a pretty decent desktop so I don't need anything intense. Again, internet usage, maybe some programs - but nothing like rendering or videogaming. Maybe throw in AdobeCS2 in it if I'm up for it. But I would like the laptop to last me at least 2 or 3 years of University.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Also try to resist newegg.com links because I can't order from it. Anything that ships to Canada is good though.



If anyone could pick me out a laptop from FUTURESHOP.ca that'd be nice seeing as how I live like 5 minutes away from one.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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any laptop will do for the tasks you want..... your minimum specs should be

cpu: 1.6ghz M
ram: 512mb (with xp 1gb with vista)
hdd: however much music you have..... 80gb is pretty standard
make: acer (general use), dell(general/buisiness), toshiba(general/media centre use), hp (general/buisiness)

my laptop is 3-4 years old and is an acer travelmate 290 and it's incredible it has survived so much abuse, I have pushed it to the hardware limits and further, never had a single problem apart from last week the enter key broke off but a bit of super glue and everything is fine again so I recommend acer
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http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN

Is this any good?

EDIT : *Sigh*, nevermind, the sale ends today. =P
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My cousin uses that laptop and loves it.
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Just get something cheap. Any laptop will do Word.
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Here's some bulletins I have received via email in the last week. Check 'em out and see if anything is up your alley. Yes, many are Dell lappys, but Dell doesn't make them.

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Dell 1501 Turion X2 15.4" Notebook $499 Shipped - ResellerRatings Store Ratings, Shopping, Deals, and Bargains
Dell 9400 Dual-Core 17" Notebook $899 Shipped - ResellerRatings Store Ratings, Shopping, Deals, and Bargains
Toshiba Dual-Core 15.4" Notebook $550 Shipped - ResellerRatings Store Ratings, Shopping, Deals, and Bargains
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Thanks guys,

General question. Is there any processor in particular to stay away from, or any processor in particular to really watch out for?

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Default Re: Need a good ghetto-***** computer for University.

core 2 duo that is a good processor
stay away from the celeron processors
and i like toshibas because thier laptop cases are good
thats what i'm using right now a toshiba laptop-and i got it for a little under $700

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Pentium D 940@3.9GHZ
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