tarquel Posted February 5, 2005 Author Share Posted February 5, 2005 hi Blam-O!A very handy post - especially for people after general advice. In fact, I was thinking pretty much everythng you said 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 $1,000.00Indeed....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.... $3,000.00Really? 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 brandYet again, I know that. I'd hope most people also know that too If you want a gamer Laptop, you should get it specialized by Alienware. They do both Desktop and Laptop ComputersIndeed... 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? heheIf 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 lolWould 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there's no reason to spend a silly amount of money on something which is the best when you buy it, only for it to be out of date shortly afterwards.I follow the same rule with building my pc's too.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 RegardsN. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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