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Old 11-13-2007, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1100 to drop on a laptop...

Any suggestions.... I would build one but they aren't like pc's....
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wish you could build them...

I'd rather not pay for an OS, and just use linux.

Then I'd like to select my own parts to insure maximum linux compatibility.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Without knowing what you plan to do with the notebook, it's hard to say.

If this is your first notebook and you plan on being mobile with it, go with a 14.1". This size offers the best balance, in my opinion (larger notebooks are difficult to transport since they are heavy and large, smaller notebooks generally sacrifice too much screen size and don't generally offer dedicated graphics options).

An HP Pavilion DV2500T is worth looking into. I would avoid Toshiba and Acer, since their build quality is generally poor. Asus, Lenovo (ThinkPads), and HP make nice systems. Dell build quality is usually poor, but their Vostro small business line offers slightly better build quality at more reasonable prices (but you will sacrifice looks).

Anyway, if you give us some ideas of what you might be doing with it, what your preferences are (on screen size style and finish, weight, gaming or not, etc...), we could probably make some better recommendations.
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I would recomend this Asus laptop.

Newegg.com - ASUS F3 Series F3SV-X2 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7100(1.80GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 1GB DDR2 667 160GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS - Retail

Asus makes some of the best laptops. This has a Geforce 8600M gt 256mb which is one of the best graphics cards avalible for laptops. The laptop also comes with a carrying bag and mouse.
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Default Re: 1100 to drop on a laptop...

Ok was looking at a 15.4 inch screen will sacrifce some mobility for the screen , uses web design photoshop and general use... maybe a little gaming but my desktop is for gaming, This is for Web design gfx /web design and i will be buying 2 One for me 1 for my Girlfriend
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I have a Dell Inpsirpon 1500.

I have everything you can get on it and love it. The 14.1 glossy screen is great, and the wireless booster it has is also a plus.
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ehh.. dells are ehhh... lol ..... I was looking into Ibuypower or Cyberpower or Alienware
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If I had the money I would get a good Alienware.

Are you going to game hardcore on it?
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I wish you could build them...

I'd rather not pay for an OS, and just use linux.

Then I'd like to select my own parts to insure maximum linux compatibility.
Go to ibuypower.com ... they have you can get any of there laptops without an os..!

As for gaming nahh.. this is really for a web design competition and i need a decent laptop.....

My specs are

DISPLAY LCD: 15.4" Glossy WXGA TFT LCD Display Max: 1280x800 Pixels
CPU: Mobile AMD Turionô64 X2 Dual-Core TL-64 CPU @ 2.2GHz 2x512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Low Voltage 35Watt
MOTHERBOARD: NVIDIA C51MV + MCP51 Chipset Mainboard
MEMORY: 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: Built-in Mobilityô NVIDIA GeForce GO 7600 256MB PCI-Express X16 Video
HARD DRIVE: 100GB 7200RPM SATA150 HARD DRIVE
OPTICAL DRIVE: 8X DVD REWRITABLE DRIVE
SOUND: BUILT-IN AC 97 SOUND

$1185 with a $100 rebate off of that!
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Well that should fit your specs well.

I was just thinking that if you were gaming you would most likely get a AlienWare.
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