Which Laptop to Buy????

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by paul2-0-0-2, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. paul2-0-0-2

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  2. Geffy

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    I would go 510m cause of the built in wireless, but if you are going to do any gaming at all then then 5160 would be better for you
     
  3. NetRyder

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    What do you plan to use it for, mainly?
    Will you be carrying it around a lot?

    Geffy, every Dell notebook can be configured with an internal miniPCI wireless card. =)
     
  4. paul2-0-0-2

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    Nar wont be really Carryin around

    Playin Dvd's Games and Internet lol
     
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    And what's your budget like?
     
  6. paul2-0-0-2

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    About £800 at the Moment anyway
     
  7. NetRyder

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    The 510m comes with Intel Extreme Graphics, which wouldn't be a very good idea if you're going to use the machine for gaming.
    The 5160 would be a decent machine if it fits within your budget.

    Ideally, the 8600c would be best suited for your purpose. It's a really good all-round machine - Pentium-M, a better video card, and a wide-aspect display which would be ideal for watching DVDs.
     
  8. paul2-0-0-2

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    I'll take a look at the 8600c :)

    Do you think its worth getting one now (dont really need just want one lol) or waiting just after X-mas?

    I know Dell do some good deals around X-Mas time so might wait til then anyway
     
  9. j79zlr

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    A friend of mine just bought an Acer TravelMate 4501WLMi,it has a Intel M 715 [1.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache], ATi Mobility Radeon 9700, DVD-RW, 512MB RAM, Wireless and wired LAN, and XP Pro. Pretty big 15.4" Wide Screen. It runs very nice. I believe he paid $1400, which is about £900 I believe. He bought it through CDW, ordered it Monday, got it Tuesday.

    (It's sitting right next to me)
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Yeah, might be a good idea to wait until holiday season if you don't really need it immediately.

    Don't know much about that system, but those are some nice specs for that price. [​IMG]
     
  11. j79zlr

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    I personally have never used an Acer before this, but must say I am impressed. Doesn't have all the startup crap that Compaq and Dell throw on their laptops. I always gasp when I look at msconfig on them. Just the basic touchpad mouse thingy driver.
     
  12. Henyman

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    i would leave it aprox 1 month, then dell with have christmass offers on :D