oh baby...64 bit laptop cheap!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Perris Calderon, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I can't believe this baby...1500 bucks...saw it today at best buy...came in at 4 pm

    it doesn't make sense this is not publicized
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    got to admit, I tried it in the shop, didn't show any speed over my iddy bitty athlon 22oo

    BUT I WANTS IT ANYWAY.

    been meaning to get my dad a laptop...gonna give him mine and power this baby home
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Laptops never perform like a desktop. Their performance is usually 3/4 of that of a desktop with the same spec.
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm talking about my laptop ming...this 64 didn't seem faster

    I still want it though
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Of course it's not faster, 64-bit isn't. Throw some insanely huge strings and numbers at it to crunch, then maybe it will process quicker, but running 32-bit applications in a 32-bit environment.. you may as-well just stick with a good ol' 32-bit chip.

    64-bit is nothing to get excited about, and won't be for quite a while.
     
  6. Black-Syth

    Black-Syth Comalies

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    Well, I'll tell ya, regardless of performance, it's still a damn good deal for any laptop. I noticed eMachines makes it. [Keanu]Whoah[/Keanu]
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    you have to trick it out :)

    my cpu does not seem that much faster than my 1900+ athlon was till I tweaked some settings... this is for desktop use only... for gaming it is noticeably faster :D
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Hate to tell anyone this, but eMachines and Advent are two of the worse brands you can go for when it comes to laptops. They often break down due to hardware faults.
    However, lucky for you, eMachines is not as bad as Advent though. :)
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    tis about time they learnt to use a fan that would last the warranty init....

    my 1st pooter, advent, fan lasted about 2 days :s
     
  10. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    hehe. I had an Advent laptop that had to be sent back for repairs every two months. I found that they had HD faults when scandisk (using DOS 6.2).
    They kept swapping the mobo, cpu and HD. But it still kept breaking down.
     
  11. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Nice price...although I really have no need for a 64-bit processor at the moment. ;)