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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Battle Pope, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    I've been thinking about buying a simple Notebook. Not anything super wonderful, just something I can run office and firefox on. I don't really want to spend over 800 bucks or so, which gives you an idea of my hardware requirements.

    256MB memory
    40GB or larger HDD
    Processor doesn't really matter. I'd prefer AMD but Intel is acceptable.

    As of last night there were 2 Acers, an Averatec, and 2 Toshibas on Newegg for under 800. Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I have the Averatec 3250. It hasn't given me any problems at all. Athlon XP-M processor (upgradable too!), 512 MB ram, 80GB hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, the works. Best thing is it's size... 4lbs and 1 inch thick closed. The battery lasts for a good 2 to 2 and a half hours depending on how I throttle the CPU. Linux takes a bit of know how to get working on it but it flies. Definitely a good buy for 800 dollars.
     
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    Where'd you get that one at Sabz?
     
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    Gonna go ahead with that answer to the compusa suggestion.
     
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    You don't want celeron processors. I would say, look for a notebook with an Athlon 64 and 512mb of ram. That'll hold you well into the next few years.
     
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    Athlon 64 and 512MB in a notebook = big money. As I said, I don't want anything over 800-1k. I don't need it for anything really extensive, or really need it at all, just a convenience issue. Probably the heaviest thing it would ever do is burn CDs and transfer MP3s over a network.

    I'm gonna buy this truck first and then see where I'm at.
     
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    IBM is at the top of the game in my book. Currently I have a Toshiba and it's given me problems constantly.
    I sold Averatecs a while ago and did some research on them. Very good computers for the money. Make sure to buy from NewEgg.com
     
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    I wouldn't buy anywhere else. Note the CompUSA response. :lol:

    Thanks for the insight on the Averatec though!
     
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    oh my bad. Not the Celeron M, but the Pentium M. It out performs some of the P4 and A64 based notebooks. Anyway here is the link to read more:
    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2342

    Oh and what about CompUSA?? Never heard of them before. Just someone said they had hot deals with notebooks and such.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Circuit City. Newegg has great deals on this laptop too.
     
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