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Old 06-07-2006, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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K, guys seeing as how i dunno much bout laptops i need some advice. My aunt needs a laptop that will be used for downloading music, and videos and stuff like that so sufficient storage, im thinkin like 80GB+, and it will also be used for like basic computer usage, like word, IE, firefox or w/e, and watching movies. and it will also need a CD/DVD burner.

my questions:
1) is AMD currently ruling the laptop section or Intel? im guessing Turion right? or 64? do they have 64s for laptops?

2) What brand laptop do i need

3) cant go higher than like $800

4) i need reliability, more of a comment as well.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.p...d=0#msg1066943

im thinking that one ^^^ is good, i also picked this one.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...009650&cid=896

what do you guys tink? any other suggestions?
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my questions:
1) is AMD currently ruling the laptop section or Intel? im guessing Turion right? or 64? do they have 64s for laptops?

2) What brand laptop do i need

3) cant go higher than like $800

4) i need reliability, more of a comment as well.
Laptops with AMD processors are much cheaper than those with Intel procs. About performance, they are about the same. The only complaint I have heard about AMD processors is that they overheat quickly and sometimes fry.

I would get a Dell. You can get more for your money with a Dell. You can definitly get a good Dell laptop for less than $800. Check out the Dell website for deals. Dell also sells refurbished/returned laptops. You might be interested in those as well.

You can get pretty good reliability with any laptop you buy from major companies such as Dell, IBM, Compaq, HP, Toshiba, ACER, etc..
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Id make sure it has a core Duo in it
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no, thats 2 expensive, and she wont need a core DUo for the applications i listed, i swear a lot of the people here sound like a broken record.
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I was just lookin for a laptop for my buddy...found this one for him and he bought it...received it monday and he loves it.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A180-1228

This is how the price worked out for him:

"ok i paid 819.49 for everything-in the end it should be about 479.95 shipped.

computer was 650.00-with 250.00 in mail in rebate with a dna migator program because the one we was looking at they didnt have somehow. so 5 bucks more i get the same deal with the ISS program with a dna migrator program

den i paid 44.99 for 512 mb ram
den 89.99 printer with free mail in rebate.
plus 30 bucks shipping"

Just a 60gig HD but you can always upgrade or go external
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they dont have that one in canada, GRRR!

Come on guys, PLZ help me out here.
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WHOA, guys check this one out

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...30&catid=20354

that good?
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Whoa I thought that thing was overpriced as **** but then I remembered it would be in Canadian dollars.
That'll be fine for a more basic model, I can almost guarentee that you can get a better one straight from Compaq's site for less money, though. They have surprisingly good prices if you buy direct.
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but isnt it american prices? and american company?

i got these so far, PLZ Guys, i have had no helpful comments yet.

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...010016&cid=896

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...0&catid=20354#

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...3390&catid=896

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...009650&cid=896

http://www.inmax.ca/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=2148

http://www.inmax.ca/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=2147

http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as3620.htm

http://www.csctoronto.com/store/prod...specifications

i really like the last one, but i dunno much bout buying laptops.

i have a question, if i have Windows XP pro, would i be able to install the same i use for a PC on a laptop? or do i need a different one?
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