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Old 09-26-2004, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,

i'm looking to buy a laptop, and i need suggestions on what's good/not. it's going to be mainly used for school, so it doesn't need the 'good' hardware. not a gaming laptop, but i still think that amd is good from what i have experienced. also, don't want to spend over 1500 dollars. looking for something at a reasonable price, reliability, etc.

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Old 09-26-2004, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get any DELL with Intel Centrino Technology.

it wont be a true gamer (as will come with graphic card built in) and best for your school, as its battery life is twice as others, 4 hours as if u have 2 batteries, watch DVD's with ur friends in school, or even, Ahm Ahm. HaHa. I dont recommend using technology in bad way though. so this last suggestion is a joke.
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Laptops aren't the best for gaming anyway. Dells though are the best laptops. Don't get HP/Compaq, because they are so fragile its rediculous.
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why can't i find anything about the dell inspiron on newegg or tigerdirect, etc.?
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I suggest this laptop but without HDD, CPU, OS and RAM. because you can get those cheaper and put them in yourself

get an AMD Athlon 64 DTR (mobile) 3200+ for $213

2 x Corsair 256MB PC3200 SODIMM $94 ($47 each) and it is much better RAM

Seagate 40GB 2.5" HDD $78 - Seagate is a much better brand of HDD, plus it's double the size you'd get for a little bit less money than getting one with the laptop

and Windows XP Home for $52

get your own antivirus and stuff, because you can get a lot of freeware programs that are as good if not better than paid products.

1034 + 213 + 94 + 78 + 52 = $1471
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dell is on-line only retailor, no out-lets, no third party sellers.

www.dell.com is your buying point my friend.
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Dell don't sell PC's with Athlon 64's.
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i've never heard of that aci, are they good and reliable?
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes dell dont make on AMD, I wonder Why,
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because they know Intel sell very well to the people who don't know much about PC's, the people who look at CPU's with higher frequencies as being better
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