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obxsurferchic

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Can't build my own, but I found I an online company that does and this is what they suggested for me. Can you critique this for me? I want a really good laptop that I don't have to worry about replacing in a year or two. I like games, but not CRAZY over them. Mostly using it for business, school & graphics. Want to keep price around $3k.

Thanks for your time...

- HD 17" WSXGA+ (1600 x 1050) Super Wide
Angle Anti Glare LCD
- nVIDIA GeForce Go 8700 GT PCI-E with 512
MB DDR2 VideoRAM (Vista only)
- Intel T7700 (2.4GHz x 2) Core 2 Duo 4MB
Cache 800MHz FSB
- 2048MB DDR2 667MHz Micron RAM 2
DIMM
- 250GB SATA300 HDD 5400 RPM
- 8X DVD+/-R/RW Burner Multi Drive
- 8 Cell Primary Smart Li-Ion Battery
-110/220V 120W Auto Switching AC Adaptor
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D 8 Channel
Azalia Sound System
- Internal Bluetooth Wireless Mini PCI
- TPM Trusted Platform Security Module
- Biometric Fingerprint Security Reader
- Built-in Digital Video Camera
- Memory Stick/MemoryStick Pro - Secure
Digital (SC/MMC) flash card reader
Microsoft Office 2007 Pro OEM Version
(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,
Publisher, & Access)
- Windows XP Pro SP2a with Drivers and
Utilities CD
 

obxsurferchic

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I liked the prices ok, but you cannot configure a system without Vista and I don't want that OS. I use XP on my Dell and like it fine - I've heard nothing but nightmares about V. Do you know if they would still put XP on? Thanks for answering...I didn't think anyone would. I see you have an HP - You like them? I really don't like my Dell - very buggy.
 

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Jay
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obxsurferchic said:
... I don't want that OS.... I see you have an HP - You like them? ...
Agreed ... What a way to ruin a good computer.
I've read that if you get Vista Business or Ultimate ....
M$ (or the OEM) will send you an Upgrade to XP Pro .. for free .. excessive shipping charges apply.
You might Call HP Shopping (1-888-999-4747) and verify this.

All I've ever had is HP, since the 98 days .. and I like them.
Thanks to Vista .. It may be awhile till I CTO a new one.
 

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I don't think I'd be paying anywhere near $3000 for a laptop. The video card is the only thing in that unit that is 'special' but not worth $1500 over what similar Acer laptops could run you. I'd be shopping around a lot more. XP is still available on many models.
 
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