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Old 01-26-2005, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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here are two notebooks I am looking at:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10384175&loc=

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http://www.gateway.com/home/deals/offers/m405.shtml

the Gateway does not come with wireless or a cd burner, but I'm not sure I would need one ( I can use a thumb drive) the gateway is $100 less after the rebate. although, the ACER can read dvd's.
the gateway also sports faster ram.

I will buy more ram off newegg no matter which one I get.
weight and price have been a huge factor in my notebook search. the ACER is 6.4lbs, which is acceptable( I would Not buy anything weighing more than that) and the gateway has no specific weight. the series of gateway notebooks weighs ~6.17 Ibs.
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The acer by far
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The Acer. I would never buy a Gateway especially with all of the problems they are having. I have had too many people tell me of their problems with Gateways.

Also, I owned an Acer that I bought back in 1988 that just went out on me last year. I use it to play old Atari - style games and the likes. 16 years for a desktop PC with no problems AT ALL is phenominal. If I ever bought another desktop instead of building my own, I would buy another Acer. Good brand with quality products put into their machines.
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An acer laptop lasted my uncle a few years

Than the screen broke off, fixed it, and it's working again. Minus all the stickers because i couldnt find a screw :P
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id save up and buy a better laptop because those are gonna be helluva slow
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id save up and buy a better laptop because those are gonna be helluva slow
No, the celeron M IS a P4 (only rebranded), it has 512Kb of l2 cache (the same amount as my current cpu) The P4's of that range(1.4ghz -2ghz) had 512Kb of l2 cache. I am adding more ram on my own since it is cheaper so that will boost performance considerably, which I already mentioned.

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those are gonna be helluva slow
If you are going to make a statement, the least you could do is try to back it up with facts/ personal experiance/review sites, so that you don't look so stupid.
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ACER Travel Mmate 4000LCi - Intel Pentium M 710 - 15\" XGA TFT - 512MB DDR333 - 40 GB HD - DVD-rom/CD-RW Drive - WLAN 802.11b/g - Winxp Home - Intel Extreme Graphics - Average Battery Life: 4-5 hours - 6.4 lbs
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