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Need laptop suggestions and help for my old laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by novice973, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. novice973

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    Hi, My Latitude D600 is on it's last leg. Everything will be working fine then suddenly the laptop will freeze or the LAN adapter will stop working, or the mouse will stop working etc. Sometimes it won't boot up. I will press the power button and there will be a very soft clicking sound. The moment I lift my finger off the power button, the power light will go off and the clicking sound stops. I will have to shake the laptop and after few times (sometimes many times), I can get the power to stay on. If anyone knows what is going on with the laptop, please let me know.

    I need to get a new laptop. As you can see, I keep my pc till its conks on me. So, I figured I should get top of the line now. I am thinking of the intel i7Extreme (940XM or 2920XM), i7-2820QM, i7-2720QM, or i7-840QM. Aare the 2720/2820 processors in laptops yet? I am NOT a gamer. I will use the laptop for work (small office) and home. I will have business/office software, photo/graphic editing software, maybe database software on it. Should I even consider the i7? Does this make sense to you? I would like the laptop to be portable. Since the i7 generate some heat, i7 laptops may be huge. Of course, I want the webcam, DVD R/W, good graphics, finger print security, etc. Should I pay for solid state drive? I have only owned Dells. I've heard they are not that good any more. So, any recommendations on companies and laptops?
     
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    My advice would be to get a laptop with an i5, between 2 and 4GB RAM - SSD's are still rather expensive but if you have the money I would say get one, but again the D600 has been around since about 2003 so you've had that machine for about 7 years, so I would say not to worry with the SSD.

    There are plenty of good laptops around with that spec at the moment below are some links for laptops I would recommend that fit your specification:

    HP - http://h40059.www4.hp.com/uk/homelaptops/product.php?id=XZ463EA&experience=direct
    Anything in the Pavilion range will fit your spec.

    Dell - http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/hom...7r/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-17r&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1

    Mesh - http://www.meshcomputers.com/laptop...TENT=ALL_LAPTOPS_DB&UTM_CAMPAIGN=desktop_box5

    Asus - http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=N73JG-TY041V

    Hope these help!
     
  3. novice973

    novice973 Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much for responding. I really appreciate your help. I am in the U.S. and have not heard of Mesh. Do they sell here? Are they reliable machines? I never own an ASUS and don't know much about them either.
     
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