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Old 05-02-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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what do you guys think i should get? Something not really really really expensive, but nothing to cheap either... needs to have wireless interent... be a good company, and dvd writer would be nice.... anyways what do you guys think? Links? prices?

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Old 05-02-2005, 12:51 AM   #2
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what do you guys think i should get? Something not really really really expensive, but nothing to cheap either... needs to have wireless interent... be a good company, and dvd writer would be nice.... anyways what do you guys think? Links? prices?

David
I personally have a 12" powerbook g4, but it cost me. (I ended up paying around $2k for it)

For a little more practical, I'd recommend the Sony VAIO PCG series. You'll notice I like small, portable laptops. haha

Anything Centrino should be good. Actually Dell makes some nice thin centrinos at a reasonible price.

Don't expect to get off for under $1k though. You get what you pay for.

I'd suggest finding one you like, and check ebay. I currently own 3 laptops, and bought 2 off them off ebay (not the powerbook).
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:55 AM   #3
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oh yeah i know ill be spending more than a grand. i like the sony.. but ill go check out the dell too

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Old 05-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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Old 05-02-2005, 10:16 AM   #5
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HP is good too....
Yeah, but I've always found HP laptops to be pretty bulky.
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Old 05-02-2005, 10:55 AM   #6
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^^yup.But i don't mind since i rarely carry it around and price matters too.HP/Compaq is the cheapest among sony,Dell,alienware.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:01 AM   #7
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I have a DELL Latitude D600 and I like it. Prob b/c my work gave it to me and it was free.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:04 AM   #8
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HP is good too....

umm i have to disagree. my friend has an HP and the wireless sucks on it, it has broken like a dozen times. but she got it cheap at like circuit city or some place like that

i would recommned:

Alienware - probably the best graphics/gaming/performace laptop, but it will cost you a pretty penny.

Sony - one of the best, almost as good as alienware, better if you like small laptops

Dell - good, durable, reliable, and decently priced
(i have one older model for presentations, but it works like a charm)

Apple - the notebooks are great from what i know, and now with the new OS, Tiger, which looks amazing i would consider that too, but they are costly too.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:14 AM   #9
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I read the cnet user review about HP/Compaq laptop and most of the comment are nagative one.So far it's ok for me.Being using for 4 mts..My previous laptop is a compaq which is good too.My dad is using it.It's being 3 years and the compaq laptop runs fine.

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Old 05-02-2005, 01:01 PM   #10
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ill probably go hp or dell.... i really want a sony... but dont want to spend 2g

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Old 05-17-2005, 09:56 PM   #11
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If you want it on the internet - Do yourself a favor! Get An Apple or Linux to avoid registry security issues
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:23 PM   #12
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:41 PM   #13
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If you need performance, Powerbook. Don't be afraid to give up size for $$ - the other benefit is compact and light! I love the Powerbook 12, it will be my choice when I go mobile Powerbook 12 is awesome, but the iBooks are a performance value if the Linux idea is too limited
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Old 05-18-2005, 03:38 PM   #14
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i am waiting for my laptop... i just ordered it as a grad present! woo

i am getting a dell m700 (i think that is what it is called)
it looks like its going to be sick... i upgraded a few things.
its very portable too.
the only bad thing i have heard about it is the graphics card... i guess if you play the latest and greatest video games, it wont handle like a gaming pc... i dont care about that though... i dont even play video games...

its screen looks sick.. its a reflective screen and the overall display looks like its going to be amazing..i searched google and some guy did a review on his...

i am still waiting for it...but once i get it i can let oyu know how i like it.
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stay away from sony. their computers blow. trust me. I use a gateway 4520GZ. its designed to be thin and light. it weighs 5.5 pounds and is an inch thin, so I carry it everywhere (every day at school). it also has Centrino, so I can get 5 hours+ out of a battery, depending on settings and use. that also means I have wireless internet, which totally kicks ass. I think it cost about $1300-$1500.
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