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What laptop to buy?

Helmer

Questions R me
#1
I'm starting a new job in a little over a week, today they informed me that I should find a laptop.

They said in specific: ...has got a Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook E4010 (approx 1800 €) but please look around and see whether you could perhaps find something better/cheaper?

I don't need it for gaming, that's what my home rig is for :laugh:

Anyone have any input or advice? It's been 4 years since I last looked at laptop's so I have no idea what's good and not today.
 
#2
well one option would be in my opinion the Dell Latitude D505, and if you customise the spec to include... 512MB DDR333, a Modular DVDRW, Integrated Bluetooth, Intel wireless minicard and upgrade the processor to a Intel® Pentium® M 725 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 cache, 400Mhz) you would then have a very nice system for around £1,166 (~1,659.00EUR).

Other options would be Sony Viao and possibly just going down the fujitsu line, although i have no experience or recommendations with this line?
 

Helmer

Questions R me
#4
Well after speaking with a few friends and they both recommended Znote 4200V-Series

Znote 4200V-Series
1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® M 725 Dothan 2MB Cache 400 FSB
15" SXGA+ TFT (1400x1050)
ATI Radeon mobillity 9700PRO 128MB
512 MB PC3200
Combo DVD/CD-RW
3 x USB 2.0 Porte, 1 x Firewire
60 GB 7200 Omdr 8 MB Cache Hitachi
Parallelport, Lyd ind og udgang
Infrarød port, indbygget SD kortlæser
Intel 802.11g 54Mbit trådløst netværk, 10/100Mbit netværk
TV-Out (S-VHS) ,
Windows XP Home UK
2 Års Garanti inkl. Onsite Service NBD (Next Business Day)
Zepto/Umates Basic Pro Taske Nylon
build in Bluetooth

The specs are in semi-danish, I'm too tired to translate now - Need morning coffee. This one goes for: 1873€ inc VAT
 

Jewelzz

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#8
I have no opinion on the laptop as I have no idea but, if your company requires you to have a laptop, why aren't they purchasing it for you?
 

Steevo

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Political User
#9
Jewelzz said:
I have no opinion on the laptop as I have no idea but, if your company requires you to have a laptop, why aren't they purchasing it for you?
:goodpost:
 

Helmer

Questions R me
#10
Jewelzz said:
I have no opinion on the laptop as I have no idea but, if your company requires you to have a laptop, why aren't they purchasing it for you?
Err.. maybe because they want me to pick one? I think that's nicer than just getting whatever they think is useful :)
 
#11
Helmer said:
Err.. maybe because they want me to pick one? I think that's nicer than just getting whatever they think is useful :)
I agree. Nice that they let you pick what you want and pay for it. ;)

Like I said before, I haven't heard of Znote, but if it's known to be a good, reliable company over in Denmark, it does have some nice specs. If you aren't sure about the reliability though, the Dell that Sean pointed out would be a better tried-and-trusted option (most large companies and universities here in the US tend to use Dell machines).
 

Helmer

Questions R me
#12
Well my mate has one and it's pretty nice, Dell's has a tendency to feel a bit cheap - too much plastic-like imo. At my old job we used Dell too, that was companywide policy - Dell has good corporate support too, but I liked the Compaq I had over the Dell that replaced it back in the days :)
 

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