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Old 02-27-2004, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of buying this laptop here- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2&type=product

I was wondering if any of you have or know someone who has this laptop and would recommend buying it? What's the battery life on this laptop? What are some specs that I should be looking out for when buying a laptop? Thanks to all who reply.


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Old 02-27-2004, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you don't need to own that laptop to know it is overpowered and not really something practical for a notebook. a pentium4 3Ghz notebook will eat through batteries like there is no tomorow. if you want good battery life look for notebooks with the centrino product badge. they incorporate intel pentium M processors which get around 5 hours of battery life.

i would suggest if buying a pentium4 notebook get one under 2.6Ghz for decent longevity. also a p4 2.4Ghz would be about $600 less than what this one costs. the extra Mhz is wasted and is overkill on anything much faster unless you need to have a "mobile" desktop

actually a p4 2.4Ghz can be bought for $800 at best buy or circuit city so it would be $1300 less than the one you picked

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The Dell 8600 or the 5150 are better deals for your money.
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeh definately Dell over HP, a lot of the time you find HP put in low quality parts, and price them higher than the highest quality parts
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