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hi Blam-O!

A very handy post - especially for people after general advice. In fact, I was thinking pretty much everythng you said :thumbup

I'll comment on some of the posts tho - just for fun...

But on the other hand get a HP computer if money and value is more important. You will get a good decent laptop at around $1,000.00
Indeed....very nice laptop's - very good value stuff.

However, for the spec I'm sort of after, they become more expensive than others tho.

Spend a little more and get a Toshiba. They make better laptops. Around $1,250.00.

Again, very true, although have noticed them noticably more expensive than a HP laptop in comparison.

Or if money is not a issue get a really nice Fujitsu laptop!!! They make some of the best PC based ones around. Light weight, clear bright screens, long battery life, good accessory’s.... $3,000.00
Really? Never seen or known anyone that has one so I didnt realise this....

...guessing that you have one then!? ;)

Don't get a E-machine, Gateway, or any other no-name brand

Yet again, I know that. I'd hope most people also know that too :D

If you want a gamer Laptop, you should get it specialized by Alienware. They do both Desktop and Laptop Computers

Indeed... i hear and have read in the past that they are very good. I had a look but the Centrino-based ones only have the option of the Intel Extreme graphics chipset - not particularly a good thing is it? hehe

If i had that sort of money tho, i'd definately go for the mid or high range laptop's they produce.

If i needed to, I'd go for a decent desktop from them also - tho i can make a decent gamer machine for a lot less ....plus, there's no fun if u dont make it yourself hehe Wouldnt even an attempt at "making" a laptop lol

Would have to agree that a good warranty is definately worth it - unless its stupidly expensive and yes, to a repair some problem's with laptop's are hard at best when hardware is concerned - most would require specialist repairing. somwthing which is very costly so its always better to get a warranty of 3 yrs if u can afford the extra.

And also true is that there's no reason to spend a silly amount of money on something which is the best when you buy it, only for it to be out of date shortly afterwards.

I follow the same rule with building my pc's too. Getting quality mid-range stuff which is alot less that the top-spec stuff, which is good enough for most of the games/software out at the current time and for a long while afterwards. You can always crank-up the detail when u next buy a new system/custom-make a new one.

As I havent really so far, this is (roughly) the sort of spec i'm after:

- Intel Centrino M 1.6/1.7

- 15" or higher screen

- approx 4 hrs batt runtime (obviously not the Batt time of constant gaming/wireless use hehe)

- 40G HD 5400 or higher preferably

- 512MB PC2700 DDR

- CD-RW/DVD combo drive or better

- ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 or better (or Nvidia equivelent) with 64 or more RAM (not shared)

- XP Home (Professional is prefered tho)

3yr Warranty wud be good also but I'm probably gonna get notebook insurance if i can which wont cost that much so that the quite probable accidental damage is covered - has any had the acer extended warranty with accidental damage before and if so, anyone claimed on it and was it worth it?

I'm after a good rucksack style case as it'll be more handy that the carry case variety - i have some in mind already tho but if there are any recomendations, that's always welcome too :)



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Just wanted to show how much the name cost:

Sony VAIO Notebook A690 - $2,900.00

Almost the Same: (No Sony Software)

HP zd8080 - $2,400.00

That’s $500.00 difference! You could buy a nice 3year warranty.

Here's some more I recommend:

Fry's Electronics (Fry's Electronics - Outpost #: 4298794) I really like this one, good name, good price, lots of features... $1,500.00

If you need Firewire, bigger Hard drive, Nicer screen, And faster CPU

Fry's Electronics (Fry's Electronics - Outpost #: 4298704) My favorite - $1,700.00, only $200.00 more!

The Fujitsu LifeBooks are really nice:

Fujitsu LifeBook T3010 - $3,000.00

Fujitsu LifeBook P7010 - $1,500.00


Qosmio G15 - $3,000.00

Qosmio E15 - $2,500.00

Tecra M2 - $1,300.00

Budget; Anything that’s a "Satellite" series.

Satellite A70, A75, P35 - $800.00-$1,700.00

If you can afford it, get a notebook, not a Laptop. They are smaller, look nicer, and usually are lighter. Without sacrificing features!



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If you had my opinion I would suggest an IBM Thinkpad.

Yah those are also nice. They also have the best security! You can install Linux Too... ;)

IBM Thinkpad has a "Let me build it:" feature... cool

Don't have any recomendations at the time though.... :P

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If you had my opinion I would suggest an IBM Thinkpad.

Yah those are also nice. They also have the best security! You can install Linux Too... ;)

IBM Thinkpad has a "Let me build it:" feature... cool

Don't have any recomendations at the time though.... :P

IBM has a Large range of ThinkPads... Personally I would select any one of there product lines. It's not only my personal opinion but several thousand other professionals recommend Thinkpads. But it all depends on what you want to do with it.

But, I use:

ThinkPad X40 / Mode 2382ECU (not cheap, but best **** notebook on the market for a netadmin)

Support is professional and courteous, if something goes wrong. Warrenties are always fulfilled and they go out the extra mile just to satisfy 1 customer. Just got to be extra nice and they treat you the same ;)

I always evangelize, You get what you pay for.

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Hypersonic EX7/Sager 9860/Voodoo 790

i have an EX7 on order and this is what i got:

17 inch WSXGA Ultra Bright Glossy screen 1680x1050

intel 915P+ICH6 chipset

Pentium 4 650 (delaying my order cause they dont kave it yet)

2gb (2x1024) DDR2 533 PC4200 Dual Channel

nVidia geforce go 6800 ultra

2x80gb SATA Raid0

8x Dual Layer DVDRW

DVD/CDRW Combo drive

Wireless G + Bluetooth

No Dead Pixel Policy

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Dont think I've mentioned it yet - but a lovely new Acer came out not so long ago and its what I've ordered earlier today.

Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi - visit the link for their info

And if u want to look at a review of it, take a look at the very nicely presented one:

***here*** @ Hardware Zone

Here's a snippet from the Acer site (for those who dont wanna delve into the links) showing the spec:

Mobile Intel® Centrino™ technology with Intel® Pentium® M 760 2.0GHz processor - Intel® 915PM Express chipset - Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200ABG, Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition, 15.4" WSXGA+ TFT display, 128MB ATI Radeon X700, 100GB HDD, 1024MB (2*512MB) DDRII, 56Kbps modem, wired LAN and integrated wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g), DVD-Super Multi, Li-Ion battery

Although not mentioned in that 'mini'-spec, its the new 'Sonoma' Centrino platform, it weighs 2.9Kg & avg run time is quoted at 4 hrs, but its more like 3 hrs I think - the review will give you more info on that, and of course, regarding pure intense gaming on the batt - it mentions that too 1.5 hrs which is pretty good aparently (but read the review if you wanna know more on that) and its got sooo many connections, that there's not much u cant attach to it hehe.

I thought it seemed to be the best comprimise in gaming, business use & connectivity, and portablility. I also got the 3yr AcerAdvantage warranty inc. accidental damage for about £80-ish which i think is well worth it when your spending that much. Insurance is something I'll contemplate too (in the few weeks before it arrives)

Ebuyer UK Link - current price is of this post is £1453.44 inc VAT (i got it for cheaper naturally) - not in stock, probably because they're like gold dust at the moment hehe

I'll update here when i get it, to show my findings if anyone is interested :)

Hope this has been useful to any one interested - and I cant wait to try it out and giving a hammering (not physically) on a few choice games.

Regards & thanks again to all those who commented on their favourites - please carry on the thread tho as its always useful to note these things :)



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I use an Acer laptop 1700 series. It has some nice features:

17" TFT-screen !!!

standard harddrive and memory, which makes it very cheap to upgrade.

Free powerlifting exercises (it weights about 7,3K)

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I just found my old "Acon" Laptop in storage:

CPU: 286 cyix

Mem: 32MB, 1M sharred for video

HD: 200MB

FD: Generic, 3.5 inch

- 1x 5.6lb battery that will hold its charge for about 30min to 1hr. (8-12 hrs to re-charge it!)

- 1x 9inch screen B&W, with lighted backplate. (very faded looking) it is the old LCD screen technology. Looks like a big wrist watch running "Windows" insted of showing you the current time.

- Removable stick-mouse with 2 buttons. (very bulky and blocks the HD compartment)

- 1x slide spring-loaded button/switch, (which toggles between power on and power off - no reset option)

- 1x old SCSI looking port on the rear back via removable panel, about 120+ pins total?

- 1x old style PCMCIA 16bit expansion slot.

- Total wieght of laptop, (not including battery), is 7.2 lbs. (with battery 12.8 lbs!!!!)

- Dimensions: 2.8inches thick, (including screen) 2.2 inches thick not including screen, 10.1 inches wide x 13.4 inches long.

- Ugly Government-Grey with black hardware. (yuck :puke: )

- Runs Windows v3.11. (with networking!) laugh.gif

Anyway, it still boots into windows fine.....

...That is until I droped it, (threw it down from the roof 3 times... :whistle: hehe), it doesn't show any life now biggrin.gif .

(you had to be there :thumbup:w00t: )

So who wants to buy it? Starting bid is $1.00 in mexican money. PayPal.gif



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The best laptop is this in my opinion, becouse its only a 12" screen, which is incredible for whats in it. look for yourself. its a dell xps somthing-er-rather. can you believe it? a dell making a great laptop.


PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7600 (2.33GHz/667MHz/4MB)

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® XP Professional

A/V COMMUNICATION PACKAGE Integrated Webcam and Mobile Broadband Antenna

MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)

HARD DRIVE 160GB SATA Hard Drive edit

OPTICAL DRIVE 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capabilit

VIDEO CARD 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7400 TurboCache™

WIRELESS OPTIONS Hi Speed Wireless Bundle: Dell Draft N Wireless, Netgear Draft N router


BATTERY OPTIONS 9-cell Primary Battery and 9-cell additional Lithium Ion Battery

POWER OPTIONS Duracell 90-Watt Auto/Air Adapter

NOTEBOOK ESSENTIALS Save $45! Flash Drive, Surge Protector, Mini Mouse, Lock

SOUND OPTIONS Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™ HD Software Edition

MOBILE BROADBAND Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband (CDMA EVDO) Mini-Card for Verizon Wirel

BLUETOOTH OPTIONS Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate)

BLUETOOTH OPTIONS Dell Bluetooth Keyboard and Optical Mouse

BLUETOOTH OPTIONS ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth-enabled Notebooks

WIRELESS ENTERTAINMENT Logitech Wireless Music System for PC

WIRELESS ENTERTAINMENT ExpressCard Media Remote for Bluetooth-enabled Notebooks

TV TUNER & REMOTE CONTROL External USB TV Tuner w/Remote Control

EXTERNAL STORAGE Buffalo 1 TB TeraStation Network Attached Storage (NAS)


PRODUCTIVITY No productivity suite- Includes Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD

ANTI-VIRUS & SECURITY Trend Micro PC-cillin with Wireless monitoring and Spyware removal 15-month

DELL DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT Deluxe pack- Music & photo: Corel Photo Album, MusicMatch Plus, Games

GPS NAVIGATION Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006 with GPS Locator


WARRANTY AND SERVICE SAVE $70 with Dell Gift Card 4Yr Ltd Warr,At-Home Srvc + Nights and Weekend

PROTECTION AGAINST ACCIDENTS Add CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service to 4Yr Lim Warranty

DIAL-UP INTERNET ACCESS 6 Months of America Online Membership Included


Network Card Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem

Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0

Miscellaneous Award Winning Service, Support

Future Operating Systems Windows Vista™ Capable

Processor Branding Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor

as for budget goes, my laptop is a great deal. 1.1 grand for 2 CPU's 1.83 ghz each, 2 GB of RAM, 130 GB of ROM, and media center edition :lol: its the one said before, a Satellite a105-s4114 Toshiba.

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