what you guys think of this lap config.

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by VenomXt, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    ok what you guys think.. this is own of many i just cant make up my mind and im gona wait tell the new mobile AMDs get out and set up. But what you think of this set up.. this is through www.pctorque.com and i have determind through them that they are a reputable company.

    One of my question is have a rig with a gig or ram in it allready and i KNOW there is a big diff. But in a lap and this.. do you think the 110 extra for a gig instead of 512 is worth it..

    Everyone just pick and and tell me what you like dislike.. god i cant make up my mind. hehe
     
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  2. Mastershakes

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    Can't read it. (the thumb)

    I say 1 gig of RAM is a good idea no matter what the price for XP systems. As you said, you know the difference. ;)
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Getting a single 512MB DIMM with the systam and ordering another one from elsewhere usually tends to be cheaper.
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    thats wat i thought too.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    A 2GHz Dothan...that's going to be screaming fast. :D
    The 7200rpm drive is a big plus point too.
     
  6. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    its gets 4-5 hours on bat life on the 12 cell battery suposedly. So we will see. but im gona wait a lil onger until the new mobile AMDs get out completly.. I want power but i need battery life.
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The Dothans are already extremely efficient when it comes to power consumption and battery life. That's not the problem.
    The rest of the high-end components in that thing are going to drain the battery much more, though 4-5 hours for such a high-spec machine is really good.
     
  8. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Is the floppy option internal? If so I'd still go for it. If its external then skip it.
     
  9. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    why? just wastes space i havent had a floppy drive in my rig for years and im fine. USB thumb drives all the way hehe. and all the things i need to boot i have bootable cds hehe.
     
  10. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    so another question is.. should i opt up for the dvd writer or just stick with the dvd player / cd burner hehe
     
  11. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I agree. I've been floppy-less for about 4 years now, and I don't miss those clumsy things one bit. :D

    Depends on you, really. I have a standard CD-RW/DVD combo drive in my notebook, and I've never felt the need for a DVD-burner, but then there are those that do. I don't know what I'd do with one, to be honest. For large data backups, I just use my external USB 2.0 drive now.
     
  12. Ferral_Imp

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    DiscountLaptops carries the same Sager notebook and also offers a 2.1 pen-m and accidental damage insurance on the laptop if you'd be interested.
     
  13. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Well this happened only once, but it still makes me want to have a floppy drive...

    My friend's windows xp installed got so messed iup that it wouldnt boot at all, so I was gonna repair it just so I can backup important class notes and such. Well as luck would have it, his cdrom was also broken. I tried using a USB drive but making one bootable and getting ghost to work (thought I could at least make an image to a external drive. I wasnt able to backup the data before he shipped it out to get fixed and of course they "had to" restore is which repartitions (DAMN THEM!).

    All Im basically trying to say is its good to have one as a backup boot device, or (if ur in school) if ur teacher want a project on a floppy instead of a usb key (which I wouldnt give em anyways, floppies are cheaper).

    Phew! Alot to read/type

    Admiral Mike
     
  14. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I run my lappy very happy on 512 - would not sweat it the procesor in mine could not use the extra unless I was running bloatware - do NOT clone your desktop to your laptop - keep it lite and you will go fine...

    Just IMHO of course