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Old 12-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there.

I have been lucky enough to be allowed by my university to buy a Laptop for my Use. I was a bit confused on what to buy. There is lots of stuff to see while buying a laptop, so i thought i must gather some advice. This is my requirement. BTW i m looking for a New piece not a used one.

1) Display 11 or 12 Inch.
2) Intel Processor (Core, Core2Duo) (32 Bit)
3) Memory, Minimum 2GB
4) HDD , Minimum 100GB
5) Motherboard with Serial Port, USB
6) Bluetooth and LAN
7) Maker doesnt matter, anyone will do, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Asus etc.
8) Price Range 400$ ~ 600$

Please suggest the one that looks good to you. Links will be much appreciated. Thanks

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I want to do some programming and other projects on this laptop. Most of them have an ATOM processor, is it good for programming and doing Server Client Stuff?

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I'm not sure If an Atom is good for programming. I always like my Dell, 15". I bought the 2GB of ram myself, it cost too much on Dell, I could get it cheaper on Newegg.

I have an ASUS Eee 1005HA myself, and I mostly just surf the net on it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What is your say on this laptop

Gateway Japan Official Site: Computers - Gateway EC Series Notebook - EC1800-43R

As i need to do the graphics n programming stuff on it, so i need a good speed lappy
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Originally Posted by raziiq View Post
5) Motherboard with Serial Port, USB
I need 9 pin serial for programming cash registers. All I can say is Good luck on finding a laptop with an onboard serial port. You are just going to have to do what I am doing by using a USB to Serial Port Adaptor. However finding one that works can be a pain.

I am currently RITMO USB to Serial Adaptor.

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