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      12-12-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Best laptop

Hey guys, Im in the market for a laptop but i know nothing about what i would need, processor speed(if thats the right term) or anything like that.

Basically all i would use it for is school, internet, checking E90post, maybe saving pictures and music. Any ideas and brands, and where is the best place to go?

I would just go to bestbuy but as soon as the guy opens his mouth....I dont know wth he is talking about
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I love alienware laptops but they are mostly for gaming.... I would say go with a MacBook Pro
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I love alienware laptops but they are mostly for gaming.... I would say go with a MacBook Pro
How much is that....Forgot to say has to be under like $1000 lol
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How much is that....Forgot to say has to be under like $1000 lol
If under 1k is your price range then go for a normal apple macbook you can get one for that price
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If under 1k is your price range then go for a normal apple macbook you can get one for that price
Cool, and are there any at Bestbuy or do i have to order online?
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Just get a Sony Viao or HP Series no need to spend too much $$ on computer for what you will be doing with it.

try:THIS

My friend got it, She absolutely loves it and its fast

OR

THIS
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I own alienware and will never spend that much on a laptop ever again.

Gaming on a laptop sucks, because the drivers are always out of date, or incompatible for some stupid reason. Stick to desktops for gaming.

I would suggest getting something with a LONG battery life, and atleast a 14-15" screen

17 is too big, and anything <14" is too small...unless you don't mind 12"

Sony Vaio's aren't bad but a bit small...

I really want a tablet PC next, Fujitsu/gateway?
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Oh and specs-wise

look for this:

Atleast a 2ghz dual core - stay up to date

atleast 2gb of ram
if you're getting Vista, get more than 2gb of ram

atleast 100gb hard drive with 7200rpms, more = more storage

an independent graphics card would be nice, but internal is fine for most things, unless you want to do some serious multimedia...that is usually what you need

look for battery life of 3-4hours...feasible - so later on when it is dead, it will still run for 1hour
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This what I'm looking at..........http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218009474848

Any comments???
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Pros:
5 lbs - light, nice
14.1" - not bad, make sure you check it out in person, see if you like the colors on the screen
320gb hdd @ 5400 rpm - it'll do.
Vista 64-bit - needed for 3gb+ Ram
4gb DDR2 ram - good stuff.
integrated graphics - FTL but it'll do since you're not gaming.
intel core 2 duo mobile @ 2.xx ghz - its good enuff to run most applications.


Cons:
USB 2.0 Ports x 2 - only 2 of them =/ I don't know if you will use it at home as a desktop too, two too few for me, but ok for the normal consumer


IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports x 0 - since it doesn't have any, isn't good incase you want to do any video editing or anything of that sort


Overall, I think it looks sturdy!
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Oh and specs-wise

look for this:

Atleast a 2ghz dual core - stay up to date

atleast 2gb of ram
if you're getting Vista, get more than 2gb of ram

atleast 100gb hard drive with 7200rpms, more =
more storage

an independent graphics card would be nice, but internal is fine for most things, unless you want to do some serious multimedia...that is usually what you need

look for battery life of 3-4hours...feasible - so later on when it is dead, it will still run for 1hour

Thank you so much for the info I really appreciate it.

Could you give me two or three that you recommend cause obviously you know a lot
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I own alienware and will never spend that much on a laptop ever again.

Gaming on a laptop sucks, because the drivers are always out of date, or incompatible for some stupid reason. Stick to desktops for gaming.

I would suggest getting something with a LONG battery life, and atleast a 14-15" screen

17 is too big, and anything <14" is too small...unless you don't mind 12"

Sony Vaio's aren't bad but a bit small...

I really want a tablet PC next, Fujitsu/gateway?
go to notebookreview.com and get an updated driver and a modified INF so you can tweak your GPU. try laptopvideo2go.com if you have an nvidia.
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Don't bother with Apple or Alienware. They're both overpriced. Stick to darkphantom's suggestions, I agree with em.
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macbook, great for school, great for media (photos, music, video), safari is good (although I use firefox)
if you dont like apple computers, then you can also try toshibas, I find that these are the best PC laptops.. second in line is Vaio's but they are way overpriced, more than macs.. then I would suggest either HP or Fujitsu, if you are just looking for a average computer, with an average price, might want to look at dell, for the money, they are worth it.
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go to notebookreview.com and get an updated driver and a modified INF so you can tweak your GPU. try laptopvideo2go.com if you have an nvidia.
That's like my home :P
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its all about macbook pro
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That's like my home :P
you must be a demanding gamer. lol
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its all about macbook pro
overpriced. good, but so, so overpriced.
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