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Buying a Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jaymie1989, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. Jaymie1989

    Jaymie1989 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    For buying a laptop is it better just choosing one from a good site or going to dell and customising what i would like in there?
     
  2. Hughv

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    I like Dell, especially the ability to customize your purchase.
    Toshiba, HP and Lenovo seem to be good also.
    You haven't said a thing about how you intend to use it, nor anything about price, so it's hard to advise you further.
     
  3. Jaymie1989

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    Im not asking for help to find a good one for me.

    I just wondering if its better to go to dell or another place.
    I would like to customize it but is it advisable to go with dell?
     
  4. muppy03

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    So you want an opinion on dell? Well I do not have a dell laptop but I do have 3 Dell desktops and I have had no problem with any of them. (discounting what teenagers do to them).

    Think on what Hughv said though, what purpose do you need it for, that can make all the difference.
     
  5. Jaymie1989

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    fair enough.

    Well it will be website building, Slight gaming but not serious gaming. music and programs.

    About 4GB + RAM would be good
     
  6. Hughv

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    4 GB won't help much, but the Inspiron 1720 (17" screen) has a 3 GB option. It's also got a 128 MB Nvidia graphics card.
    About $1100.00 with a $474.00 discount.
    If you want portability, a smaller screen weighs less.
    If you don't care about portability, you should be looking at desktops-more bang for the buck.
     
  7. Jaymie1989

    Jaymie1989 Thread Starter

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    Iv got my pc

    AMD 3.20GH'z 8GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 512 MB

    I just want a laptop for quick access
     
  8. Hughv

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    "Quick?."
    Laptops are not quick. They're almost always left turned off, (Turn it on wait for the boot, log in, let things load, let the AV and Spyware update...) the damn batteries never last long enough, they're hard to work on and they're relatively expensive.
    I know they're all the rage, but the main purpose of a laptop is portability, and if you don't need that, you don't need a laptop.
    Just my Rant about what I see as a bad trend.
     
  9. Jaymie1989

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    I dont want one because of a trend.

    I have had several in the past. I am traveling and working on there. So i need it for work and traveling.
     
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