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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best Notebook for the $$

What is the best notebook for the money? I am looking at Toshiba and Sony and Dell but Dell has a 7 day build time for whatever I decide to do. Anyway, I have also seen Lenovo but curious to what you all think.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 08:57 PM
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I like my Lenovo.

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I heard Dell laptops are pretty hot right now.
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I heard Dell laptops are pretty hot right now.
Just the batteries are catching fire, nothing to worry about.
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Despite the battery crap I would still get a Dell if I had to pay for my computer.
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Yeah every PC I have had has been a Dell but damn the wait for one is just a bitch. I am not into 10 day waiting when spending 4k on a laptop. You would think that they would expedite that shit.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:10 AM
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there are plenty of other manufacturers out there, actually the people who HP, Toshiba, etc buy their laptops from.

Quanta Computers builds some of the Dell Latitudes. AST actually licenses them to Dell, but Quanta manufactures the parts.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:53 AM
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It depends one what you want to do with the laptop. Same with any computer. What are you wanting it to do? Once you've answered that, then you can start looking at the different options available.

It doesn't make any sense to buy a $4k laptop that you're only wanting for basic computing and internet. It similarly doesn't make sense to try and cut corners and get a cheap laptop, that you want to be able to play games on, or do cpu/graphic intensive work such as 3d modeling, or video production, etc.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 04:35 PM
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Get a Dell, those computers keep all the tech support guys in business.


But seriously, keep an eye on the sale ads. If you are just wanting basic functionality, there is plenty to be had.

All you really need to browse the internet:
Celeron M 370 or 410
512MB Ram
40GB HDD

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149205181992
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149205182079


If you want to step it up just a little to keep some useful life in it, especially after Vista, look for:
Centrino, Core Duo or AMD Turion X2
1024MB Ram
80GB HDD

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149206843338
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149206139777


But bang for the buck, this is what I want:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1152228986670

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i just bought an Acer, it was $449 from newegg and its been great. 15.4" widescreen and decently fast. Just needs a little more ram 512 isn't cutting it. I only use it for school, so i didn't need any type of gaming performance ect.

built in wifi and bluetooth

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