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Old 07-28-2005, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm lookin for a laptop. Probably wanna spend 1000-1700 bucks. I was lookin at some dell's. Just looking for a recommendation on something. I've never bought a laptop. How are the centrino processors?
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Now just what do you want to do with it?
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I like the Toshiba Sattelite A something or other P63 I believe. It's 1700 before rebates, and it has 100gb hard drive, 3.0+ GHz Intel. 17" Widescreen. It's a nice laptop, last I checked BestBuy had it for around 1500 after rebates.
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I have heard a lot of good things about the quality of ASUS laptops. I havent used one myself, so I cant tell you first-hand what they are like.

Regardless of manufacturer of laptop, I recommend getting one that has a Pentium-M CPU (which is part of Centrino Technology). P-Ms are powerful, run at low temps and clock speeds, and as a result, laptops that use Centrino usually have a long battery life.
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Check this thread... well, the first post:
http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=...0&pagenumber=1

Be sure to go to onthegopc.com, ecost.com, techforless.com, refurbdepot.com.

Some say that Dell's lappys ain't too bad, but the way I see it is that it still says 'Dell' so I ain't touching it.

HP's lappys are pretty good, as are Compaq's. You can get the HPs with an AMD Turion CPU, though.

NewEgg carries lappys, too.
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I heard the same thing about Dell laptops, Trotter, but it goes against everything I believe in to buy something bearing the name "Dell".

I hear Toshiba is good.
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Had my Dell Laptop for about a year now and very happy with it. I use mine as a desktop replacement office/home and don't do much travel . It's battery life is short, but it is powerful for a laptop. The newer mobile CPU's would give you a better battery life , as previous posts state. I guess it all depends on your need for speed...
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