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Old 02-09-2009, 07:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ok Laptop for the price?

Ahh ok. I understand what you mean.

Thanks again for all the help.


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Old 02-09-2009, 10:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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get this one instead....

Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5921 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T3400(2.16GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 2GB Memory DDR2 800 160GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500M - Laptops / Notebooks

acer driver support sucks. better to poney up the money for a dual core than to upgrade later.

Is that Acer from microcenter?

I own an Acer 5130 aspire. that came with a 1.8 celeron and 512mb memory. it ran fan when i upgraded the memory to 2GB.

Then I upgraded my CPU to a Dual core T7100 dual 1.8ghz. There was a huge panel to access the cpu, but it took research to find the right one.

Save yourself the trouble and get the dual core from the start.

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's definitely worth the $100 to go with the above laptop if you can spare it, honestly. Toshiba is going to have a better product, better support, and it's a more powerful machine by far.

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