Laptop Recommendations? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 99
Default Laptop Recommendations?

I am looking for a laptop for under $1000. I have heard many good things about Dells. Anyone have any suggestions? I would like to get the most for my money. If I went with a Dell would I just be paying for the name?

I'm wanting a processor over 1.7 Ghz and atleast 256 MB memory. Decent Graphics card would be nice. (128 MB or so) DVD Drive/CD burner.

Any suggestions of a brand I should look at or any specific models would be a great help.

Thanks alot!
__________________

rockeyman2 is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 635
Default

The intel mobile processors are built like amd 64 processors. 7 layer architecture instead of 10 or something like that. Anyway, they benchmark nice. Make sure whatever you get has an Intel M proc.
__________________

__________________
AMD 64 x2 3800 Venice @ 2.0
Zalman 7700 @ 28c
Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI
2 x Samsung 1gb DDR400 CL2.5
2 x eVga 6800 256mb GT
430mhz Core / 1.1ghz Memory
M-Audio Firewire-410
Sandra Memory Bench:
Sandra Cpu Arithmetic:

Eat your heart out intel.
senseless is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member (again)
 
macdude425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raul's Wild Kingdom...How 'bout that, huh?
Posts: 4,202
Send a message via AIM to macdude425 Send a message via Yahoo to macdude425
Default

What exactly do you want to do with this machine?
__________________



Debian Support Forums!
macdude425 is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 11:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 99
Default

Word Processing, Internet, I need to be able to open many applications at once, and watching DVDs.
rockeyman2 is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,220
Default

I need to be able to open many applications at once

you're probably looking at over $1000 new

check overstock.com, they have nice laptops for under $1000 (refurbished i think)
__________________


Quote:
I don\'t play for fun, I play to win and winning is fun.
diabloII is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 09:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 99
Default

What do you guys think of this one?

http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2....ROD_ID=1151217
rockeyman2 is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 10:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Lasrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 363
Default

all i have to say is...Dell... no

=\

actually, the laptops are OK... just the desktops. But anyway, its all about the name mainly, nothing in performance.
__________________
<img src=\"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y137/Lasrix/fags.jpg\" >
Lasrix is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 10:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 99
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Lasrix
[
actually, the laptops are OK... just the desktops. But anyway, its all about the name mainly, nothing in performance. [/B]
That is what I was thinking was the case. Kinda like clothes, Abercrombie and what not.....
rockeyman2 is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 11:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Lasrix
all i have to say is...Dell... no

=\

actually, the laptops are OK... just the desktops. But anyway, its all about the name mainly, nothing in performance.
Yeah supposabdly Dell laptops are good. My uncle says they use them exclusivly at work because their the most reliable in their price class.

Check out the Averatec laptops btw, I have one it's good. Only thing that annoys me is that I hit the touchpad while typing
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 03-25-2005, 01:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 99
Default

This one looks good. Although the graphics card is terrible.
http://www.aadeals.com/detail.asp?itemid=5228

Anyone dealt with this site?

Thanks!
__________________

rockeyman2 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 07:09 AM.


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