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Advice for buying Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mel yogi, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. Mel yogi

    Mel yogi Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2003
    I am looking to buy a laptop, pretty much for basic use (no major gaming, etc) I have been looking at the 2 - 2.8 gHz processor, 256 (prefer 512) RAM 40 Gig HD.
    I have seen a couple of HP/Compaq in that range running about $1000. I am looking for some feedback on brand, reliability, personal reviews, etc.
    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. dannyboyfx


    Nov 19, 2003
    seeing how nobody has replied yet, i think i can kinda handle this.

    HP, Dell, Gateway should be okay for your purposes, not a fan of compaq, as are quite a few people.

    Sony, IBM, toshiba, are a little bit more respected, but they may cost a litttle bit more than you want.

    Alienware is probably one of the best, and may be a bit overated.

    I am about to get one, and i was thinking of a low end IBM or a middle gateway. have a few more months to decide.
  3. Horowitz


    Apr 10, 2004
    Compaq and Hp are the EXACT same thing. =)
  4. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Consider the processor type.

    A mobile processor will produce less heat, a plain "desktop" processor will run very hot, and some low cost laptops use them. Also Intel tend to run cooler than AMD in some cases.

    RAM is usually expandable. Video memory or chipset is not upgradeable, processor is usually not upgradeable.

    HP/Compaq are fine, and as stated these days are the same as HP own the lot.
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