View Full Version : Need some laptop advice...

6th January 2005, 12:32 AM
Well i found what i think is a good deal on two laptops, but im having some trouble decideing betwen them and if it is worth the extra 50 for the more expensive one.

what i am looking for in the laptop is mainly an all around good perfermor on a budget. Wont be doing any gameing on it or anything like that, battery lifetime is also a concern.

Well here are the links, let me know what ya think and if you also have some ideas around the same price range i am open to ideas.

PC #1 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00021RGK4/qid=/br=1-/ref=br_lf_pc_//102-0573903-0997735?v=glance&s=pc&n=3031011&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

link #2 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006H5I3Q/qid%3D1104967378/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/102-0573903-0997735)

Thanks for your input.

Shadow Skill
6th January 2005, 12:41 AM
I would get the second one, you pay less after the rebates and get more out of it.

6th January 2005, 12:44 AM
yea i am thinking of going for that one...it has a 15in screen to...which would be huge compared to my 12in screen i have now.

Shadow Skill
6th January 2005, 12:45 AM
You know you want it..:)

6th January 2005, 12:49 AM
oooo k you talked me into it :D

Shadow Skill
6th January 2005, 01:05 AM
mwahahahaha :)

Brutal Ben
6th January 2005, 03:09 AM
wait checkout http://xtremenotebooks.com
They have an Athlon 64 laptop that would be kickass for FC 64bit edition

6th January 2005, 03:13 AM
If you dont intend to play any games it will be ok I guess but if you will I suggest you to get a laptop with nvidia drivers so you get 3d accelartion.

I purchased a compaq presario 2103/ amd 2800+/ 256mb (=512mb i added)/ 30gb hd/ ati radeon (which is a pain in the butt for 3d accelaration).

6th January 2005, 03:14 AM
I bought two laptops from these guys (http://www.mtechlaptops.com/) and they both worked flawlessly. A big plus is being able to order them with no OS (no Windows that is).

6th January 2005, 04:00 AM
wait checkout http://xtremenotebooks.com
They have an Athlon 64 laptop that would be kickass for FC 64bit edition

those are deffently some sweet laptops, but cost to much =(

imdeemvp- good point on the nvidia idea, but to be honest i will prolly just keep useing XP on it, unless i can get the wireless to work with FC3 or another *nix distro. My main computer will prolly always run linux though. =)

Dog-One- Will deffently keep that site in mind for a buddy of mine who is looking for a laptop to load linux on =).

Thanks for input guys

Shadow Skill
6th January 2005, 04:24 AM
Hypersonic-pc is another choice, alittle more expensive but the amd chip is better, and you can get a custom colour paint job on the machine. I want one so bad..:(

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