what is the min that you would get - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2005, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5
Default what is the min that you would get

if you were buying a new computer


(I'm buying a new laptop)

I don't do any games
just for home e-mail use
and downloading pics that I might kinda crop or touch up and post on my web page on the net of family vacations and church functions.

this is what I'm looking at and need to know if I should change anything.

Petium M processor 1.8GHz
1 GB DDR (1 Dimm)
80 GB HD
Win XP home
8x DC/DVD burner w/ double


should I change anything?

thanks
Rachel
__________________

Rach1966 is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

That is great for what your doing
__________________

DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,306
Default

that is good for what you want man, what brand name are you getting?
__________________
Lonewolf5460 is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 02:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5
Default

I'm looking at the Dell (which I have heard several bad things about them, but all things can't be bad, I have always bought an HP, so this will be my first Dell)
looking at the Dell Inspiron 700m
I want something small to put in my backpack when I'm traveling also.
Rach1966 is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,327
Send a message via AIM to Flanker
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Rach1966
I'm looking at the Dell (which I have heard several bad things about them, but all things can't be bad, I have always bought an HP, so this will be my first Dell)
looking at the Dell Inspiron 700m
I want something small to put in my backpack when I'm traveling also.
The thing bad about Dell is that they use proprietary components, preventing upgrading. Also, their components are of questionable quality. But for what you're doing, you probably will never need to upgrade and Customer Support is there is anything fails.
Flanker is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,289
Send a message via AIM to timmer
Default

Go HP man. i dont know but i think thats a little extravagent in my opinion. for simply web browsing and croping pictures. this will probably save u some money. just go with 512mb ram, i think thats like 80$ right there. then if u want more go to newegg and order some for like 40$. is that the 7xx series if so thats a little overkil also. i mean seriuosly for web browsing and croping a picture here and there. i would go with the 3xx series.
but this is if ur on a budget and wanna save some money. if u have the money and were planing on spending it on a pc then go for it.
__________________
Intel p4 HT 3.0GHz
1 16x Toshiba dvd burner
2 sticks of corsair ddr2 533mhz 512mb
GeForce Fx 6600GT
Asus P5LD2
HD AUDIO
480W thermaltake
timmer is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5
Default

I just want a computer that I will not have to upgrade in the next few years
and I want a small one to fit in my backpack when I'm traveling through Thailand or Indonesia for a month without the extra weight.

does HP have a small laptop like that?
Rach1966 is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 06:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
The Angriest of Amoebas
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,180
Default

My roommate has the Dell 700m. You wouldn't believe how tiny it is. I think it should be just fine for what you need it for. Good luck with it and have fun traveling!
__________________
toxicity_27 is offline  
Old 09-02-2005, 06:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,327
Send a message via AIM to Flanker
Default

Link to DELL 700m. I say choose to customize a cheap one, and upgrade to 1GB of ram. If you don't want to keep upgrading, 1GB is best, but if you only want it for right now, 512MB will be fine.
Flanker is offline  
Old 09-03-2005, 12:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

I think the smallest HP (that I've seen) has a 14.1 inch screen and weights 5 lbs. I would go HP personally, but that's up to you.
__________________

__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.