Buying a new laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gary Pandher, May 26, 2004.

  1. Gary Pandher

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    Hey everyone, im going to be buying a laptop and just wanted to know what to go with two systems i've made up
    not sure which one to go with tho soo you guys let me know whats the best price vs performance setup

    Setup #1
    FragBook TL Chassis
    TL - Metalic Silver
    ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility 128MB
    1400x1050 SXGA+ TFT Gaming LCD
    Included at No Extra Charge
    Pentium M 755 2.0GHz Dothan
    1024MB Corsair 333MHz LL
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CDRW)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Fragbook AC Power adapter - Standard
    Included at No Extra Charge
    3 Year w/Falcon Overnight Service

    Known issues with this configuration: None

    System Price: $ 3,968.00



    Setup #2
    FragBook DR
    DR - Metallic Red
    17in WSXGA+ 1680x1050 Perfect LCD
    Included at No Extra Charge
    Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz 800
    Mobility Radeon 9700 Turbo 256MB DDR
    1024 MB Corsair 400MHz LL 2x512
    DVD-ROM/CD-RW Mobile Combo
    Raid 0 - Striped - Max Performance
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM
    FragBook DR Extended Battery
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Fragbook AC Power adapter - Standard
    Included at No Extra Charge
    3 Year w/Falcon Overnight Service

    Known issues with this configuration: None

    System Price: $ 4,321.00


    not sure how well the mobile proccessors are and if they're slower or what compared to regular proccessors so if you guys could help me out that'd be great..
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Wow, nice choices. :)

    It looks like you'll be getting better battery life out of Setup #1, on account of both the Pentium M processor and the lesser graphics card. I see that you did opt for the extended battery with Setup #2 though, so I'm sure that will help. The 256MB ATI card seems pretty hefty... are you a gamer? If so then I can understand that decision. :) You'll obviously have a faster machine with Setup #2, but I would consider it more of a "desktop replacement" than Setup #1. So for mobility purposes I would say #1, and for desktop purposes #2, assuming that either is fine for your budget. :)
     
  3. Gary Pandher

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    budget budget budget lol....i dun like that word lolz all those prices are in US currency imma b payin in cdn $ sooo yea...battery life isn't a problem as it'll b plugged in probably most of the time but im thinking the battery wont die out that quickly as for games yes i do play n wud like the speed and graphics of a desktop but was just wondering are the mobile chips 'crippled' ..i guess i cud use that word...like that 2.0ghz dothan chip how does it compare to a p4 chip as in speed what wud it b equal to or amd whichever is easier..
     
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  5. VenomXt

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    man im drooling over both of those.... lol
     
  6. Gary Pandher

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    :p can u tell me how the dothan compares with a desktop p4 proc...