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Need a new laptop asap. Need some advice

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by get_nick, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    My laptop died and I need help asap.

    Uses:
    Internet
    Email
    Music Production
    MS office applications

    Not:
    Gaming
    Video editing

    Looking at around $800 or less. Pretty easy to do since I don't need much.

    I can order someting online if you guys post a link to something easy. But i was looking mainly at Best buy and circuit city. Frye's is good to.

    Best Buy
    circuitcity.com Consumer Electronics
    FRYS.com
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    HP makes some very nice laptops. You'd be safe with just about anything in their lineup.

    Stay away from celerons and semprons, of course. 2 gigs of ram or better with Vista. 1 gig or better with XP. And I wouldn't get anything with less than 128mb of non shared video ram. And a ginormous hard drive for the music thing.

    P.S. Acer is crapola.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    keep an eye out at Slickdeals.net they always have specials going over there
    some more impressive than others
     
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    Since when is Acer crap?

    I love Acers, never had any problems with em.

    Brands i lean towards:

    Acer
    Toshiba
    HP
    IBM (Lenovo)

    Get a dual core...if youre not doing anything too intensive the lower end dual cores are fine. I agree with the above, 1GB of RAM or better. I dont like Vista on laptops cause its a resource whore, but you can definitely tone that down if you like.

    Avoid Celerons and Semperons.
     
  8. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i got a gateway.

    $699

    intel duo core
    2 gig ram
    160 gig hd
    15.4" monitor
    windows vista
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    good luck removing AOL and a few other pieces of crapware/spyware shit that comes pre-installed on that gateway.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Used IBM Thinkpad- make sure you get the pre-Lenovo offerings. They just don't make them like they used to- so get one of the old bulletproof ones. I bought Katie one and she loves it.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i know, there is a shitload of garbage software. i think i removed it all finally. cleared up a lot of space though.
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    I love my Dell. :) It's even better than my desktop. And, if you get a computer that's geared for gaming... it can handle ANYTHING. That's why I say, get one with gaming in mind. You'll thank yourself when you have an uber video card and want to watch movies.
     
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