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Old 06-02-2006, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Apple iBook

* G4 1.33Ghz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 12" display screen
* 40GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated Airport Exteme and Bluetooth
* Mac 10.4 OS
* 6 hour battery life
* 4.9 lbs


Gateway NX550

* Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15.4" WXGA widescreen display screen
* 60GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated 802.11 b/g wireless card
* Windows XP Home (SP2) OS
* 5.9 lbs



HP nx6110

* Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15" XGA display screen
* 40GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless
* Windows XP Professional OS
* 4.5 hour battery life
* 6.06 lbs



Sony VAIO VGN-FS790B01

* Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15.4" LCD, XBRITE display screen
* 40GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated Intel PRO wireless 2200, wireless LAN
* Windows XP Professional OS
* 5.5 hour battery life
* 6.3 lbs



Toshiba Satellite M45-S169

* Intel Celeron M 380 1.60GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15.4" WXGA display screen
* 80GB hard drive
* DVD-R/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated 802.11b/g, wireless LAN
* Windows XP Home OS
* 6.2 lbs



I am getting any one of these for free... Not sure on which one to get... It will be used for college, so no gaming, even though none of them are capable as it is... Keep in mind, FREE... Which one is best?
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1 vote for:


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Toshiba Satellite M45-S169

* Intel Celeron M 380 1.60GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15.4" WXGA display screen
* 80GB hard drive
* DVD-R/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated 802.11b/g, wireless LAN
* Windows XP Home OS
* 6.2 lbs

I vote for this one, since i have one myself, exact same one, and it works very fast, and its a good price, $799 USD, $899 CDN.

The screen is tiny, but you get used to it. The Macintosh one does look like a good deal for the battery life, but 12" is like a DVD player...
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I vote for this one, since i have one myself, exact same one, and it works very fast, and its a good price, $799 USD, $899 CDN.

The screen is tiny, but you get used to it. The Macintosh one does look like a good deal for the battery life, but 12" is like a DVD player...
Like I said, it isn't about the price... I am getting it for free...
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Old 06-02-2006, 02:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gateway NX550

* Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15.4" WXGA widescreen display screen
* 60GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated 802.11 b/g wireless card
* Windows XP Home (SP2) OS
* 5.9 lbs

I vote for this one because gateway has pretty good customer support if anything goes wrong. It is also the lightest non apple computer. Pluse you have a WXGA screen and a larger hard drive. All are pretty much on par with each other I'd say just get the one thats most appealing and versatile.
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So I have like people saying 3 are the best? ...

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size is not an issue like I said before...
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You never said size isn't an issue, also just check out cnet.com about the specific models. The gateway is light has a nice clear display with one of the bigger hard drives you listed. XP HOME/PRO system is pretty much negligable when deciding for your needs. I mean these are all on par with each other once again pick one that appeals the most to you.
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VAIO was going to say gateway but no battery life and to me thats the most important.. I get like 20 mins battery life on my hp and it really makes me mad when trying to type something on the go. x(
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The vaio is the most expensive... at like 1,200 bucks...

Others are like 800
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