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Solved: New laptop - any tips?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nesjemannen, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. Nesjemannen

    Nesjemannen Thread Starter

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    I need to buy a new Laptop for High-School. But I'm very unsure on what computer to buy. Anyone got any ideas?

    I need the computer mainly for school-work, but also for gaming, watching movies and listening to music.

    Criteria:

    - Light-Weight
    - Battery must be good
    - Must be sturdy
    - Cost Around 1 150 USD
    - Built-in wireless network


    I'm looking at an Acer Aspire 5920G at the moment, and may buy it if no replies.

    ( Also, how long does a 6-cell battery charge last? )
     
  2. baladio

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    I'm not sure about the sturdiness, the battery lasts 3 hours (maybe less while gaming or watching movies), it has wireless capability, and it weighs 9.2 pounds, but here is one I came across:

    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/gateway-p-6831fx.aspx
    And specifications:
    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/gateway-p-6831fx.aspx?mode=specs

    You should be able to get it for cheaper than the above web site says since it is a few months old; I saw some prices for it that you might find acceptable at other web sites.
     
  3. Compiler

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    9+ lbs is very heavy. even 6 lbs is considered "heavy". And its a good deal over his budget - but not a bad value for $1350 for a top-end gaming notebook.

    Nesjemannen - You are planning on carrying this around school?
    About the best cost notebook is the IdeaPad Y510 - 15" notebook with Core2. It won't touch that Gateway, but its about $750~800 with 2GB of RAM. Wireless networking is a standard in even $500 notebooks. Acer notebooks are note considered exactly "good". IdeaPad: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...-category-id=ED26332647C64CF9940904A568CE7DC8 it has a GeForce 8600 series.

    The Y710 is a 17" model with more gaming ability for $1100, but of course you're gaining a lot of weight for a larger screen and more powerful graphics card.

    Other 15" models: $950 with 2GB and tougher - Thinkpads: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...0019CA:&smid=3D30F7A2971B44DB9D15A7051B04CC0E

    An R series is about the same price, but more "old school" not as slick: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...000163:&smid=DE3CFBC23C43487D87A3BFF52A54D1E8

    These all have tiny power bricks.
     
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