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Old 03-08-2006, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a college student and am looking for the best notebook i can buy for approximately $1400. I want a decent amount of multimedia options, a burner, dvd player, good grafix card, alot of memory. I don't care too much about the hard drive, as long as its 40GB or over. I'm not too great with computers, but i want something that will last me and be a great unit. I was looking at the Alienware line. How are these rated. There are so many choices, dell, gateway, hp, alienware, sony, toshiba, please direct me in the right direction! Thanks
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any more suggestions and why? thanks again
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i looked in newegg/zipzoomfly/mwave , and this is the best i could find for your budget http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=262510
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i am not too familiar with these, are the comparable to a mainstream, high market notebook like a dell, gateway, etc?
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dell/gateway laptops are good only for basic use , anyway as a person that understand in computer hardware and as one who looked in 3 excellent online stores for laptops in your price range. im tellin you you wont find any better then this (well at least not with the current budget)
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www.ibuypower.com

you can customize a laptop to put whatever you want in it. For pretty cheap too. If $1400 is your budget then you will find a good setup there.
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http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/c...r.aspx?mid=163

Here is a god one. It starts out at 1200 but you can customize it and add better stuff. Check it out.
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when you buy a big name computer such as HP, Toshiba, Gateway, they load alot of sh** that you dont even need, and it guzzles up way too much memory.
On my laptop, it had 60 processes stock, and i had to lower it down to about 30.
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get ride of those processes w/ http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP%20Services.htm

good site (black viper)
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