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Old 03-14-2006, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking at getting a Dell Latitude laptop. Here are the specs I have chosen, it come to $2000. Do I or don't I get it?

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Old 03-14-2006, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, the Macbook Pro would so kick that thing's butt!

But seriously, you could seriously do so much better with the Macbook Pro. Better graphics, better OS, MUCH, MUCH better dual core proc. You're taking a bit of a RAM hit, but OS X will run fine with 512MB.

EDIT: Oh, also moving to High End PCs. $2000 is a little more than what you'd consider "general".


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Old 03-14-2006, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow, wat a jip ( the dell i mean)
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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for that amount of money, why don't you get a desktop?? 2000 could get you a very nice computer. However, if you want to stick with a laptop and dell, consider their XPS line instead
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would't spend that much on a laptop. Contrary to what some people think, laptops just don't equal the same performance that a desktop will give you. I'd spend only half that price on a HP or Compaq.
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What is your main reason for purchasing this laptops? Or laptops in general. If your hoping to play new games on it, Forget it! $2000 in a custom built Desktop will be very very nice.

But if you need it for portability and school etc. then dont buy it, grab a cheaper one that fits the tasks.
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Overpriced in my opinion. I have seen that setup go for alot cheaper.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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try looking at acer. you'll get this all under that. (nearly 1700) with extras.
Intel Core2Quad 2.66Ghz 12MB L2-Cache
4096MB DDR Kingston Hyper-X
GigaByte GA-P35-DS3R
XFX 9600GT AlphaDog
Seagate 2 X 320GB SATA2
LG L246WH Flatron 24"
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I was going to build a desktop with that money, but then my laptop died on me (it was a P2 with 65MB RAM), and I need a laptop for various reasons. Whilst $2000 may be a lot for a computer in America, In South Africa (where I live), that is the price of basic laptops. The price that this laptop would be in general retail in SA is about R18000-R19000 ($2800 - $3000). I have a once in a life time oppertunity.

PS, macdude: Whilst the price may be a bit high, it is still a general PC. Also, I have various reasons for wanting to stay with windows, its a nice idea to get a mac, but as I said, I think ill stick with windows.

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wow, do ppl in SA make enough to balance the price of the computers?

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