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Old 05-28-2008, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me find what I want... 15.4wide 8600m or comparable

Ok, I was all lined up to buy a dell vostro 1500 wtih an 8600m but then they stopped making them! yes, no more 8600m outta dell's camp. So now the hunt is on for a lappy with an 8600m or comparable, 15.4 widescreen and a C2D for around $650... Yeah, I had a Deal!

What other options do I have?

This laptop is not going to be used for gaming, It's mostly going to be used for DJ software (TORQ) and also Graphics editing....

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Duwba-T-f?
I thought you were just about to buy it?

Also didn't you want XP on it? Or do you not care about that now.
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Isn't that some balogna! I went to order it yesterday and they don't offer the 8600m gt in anything if I'm not mistaken... The rep there told me to check out the xps line which is 1100 and has an 8400 gs..... WTH? So, Now the mad dash is on, I have the cash I want a lappy now! I Have 3 vostro 1500's on my ebay watch list, Hopefully I can snag one of them. HOPEFULLY! If I can't, I want some recommendations on comparable lappys...
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This one is like the one you were gonna buy, except it doesnt have the 8600m...

Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop Product Details

If you look here it shows the graphics.
Notebookcheck: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

It's certainly a step down from what you were going to get with the graphics

I'll keep looking, I think I'm on the trail of some really good ones for you.
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nice yeah I've been all over the dell site 3 times... no beans... I've done a search around the web, I might end up going with IBUYPOWER or CYBERPOWER.. they have 8600m gt 512MB!!! i could get a comparable one for around $100 more but I would have to wait again, to get paid
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Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS7720-6152 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5450(1.66GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA 3GB Memory DDR2 667 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

For a little more this might be better. Bigger specs, but more money .

I'm using this
8600M - Computers - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
To look for laptops with the 8600M, since most of them have c2d's by default. I think you might have to forget about xp... have you considered taking shams rout with ubuntu though?
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this is the one I was goiong to get The Dell Online Store: Build Your System they have it now with an 8400gs... but still not as awesome as an 8600m gt!
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For now, I'm not worried about XP, I have an install disk chilling here that my mom bought.... Ubuntu is a no go as I need this to run DJ software (TORQ) and the linux support is non-exsistant and vista support sucks...

EDIT: Also, Needs to be 15.4" or smaller. 17 is to bigg and will clutter my decks...
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Ah, ok. You can't use that emulator sham showed either? Well in any case you have the XP disc.

Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5920-6574 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T8100(2.10GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 3GB Memory DDR2 667 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

Whats retarded about this, is the screen is smaller and it is more expensive. Stupid.... But those are some good specs.

15.4"
8600m GT
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100(2.10GHz)
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I think I'm just going to (If I cant win one on ebay) just buckle down and get the 8400gs... I mean, I'm not gaming , I just want not integrated!.... the rig I would get from dell would be $639... but the proc is a 1.4ghz.. if I got the t8100 it would be about $750... I'm praying for that ebay deal...
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