I need help BUYING a laptop.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 12:34 PM
Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:05 PM
Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:43 PM
But, to each his own. The system you were considering looks like a good deal, so if it's still there, snag it.
Edited by kidnova, 22 August 2006 - 02:44 PM.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:42 PM
Yes but I do not really want a desktop in my dorm, it's small enough as it is.
And I talked to my dad about the previous PC, but he did not like it because it was Gateway.
We went to Circuit City today and in my opinion, found a better deal, check this out.
HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC (DV8309US)
AMD turion 64
1024 MB RAM
80 GB hard drive
128 MB video dedicated memory
ATI Radeon® Xpress 200M IGP
It will be around 850$
In my opinion this is better than the previous deal I posted.
I will probably purchase this laptop tomorrow, unless you guys can tell me something otherwise that I may have overlooked?
Thanks a lot.
Edited by Sk0rch, 22 August 2006 - 05:47 PM.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:42 PM
So games might be a no-no on the laptop. I don't know what your dad has against Gateway, ask him for me will you?
For a 17" 1.8GHz laptop, it seems like a good deal (except for the graphics).
Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:47 PM
Posted 22 August 2006 - 07:18 PM
I found this website for comparing video cards and it is integrated.
I have been checking out cyberpowerpc.com
Under athlon processors there are about 4 laptops around the same price, which one is better?
Edited by Sk0rch, 22 August 2006 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:18 PM
Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:33 PM
Keep in mind however, it is a great deal more expensive than what you've been looking at. I mean the cheapest decent laptop I found from CyberPower was over $1100. If that's okay, I will continue to help you build an ideal college computer. Let me know.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:50 PM
Posted 22 August 2006 - 09:38 PM
Start off with the AMD Xplorer X64-8000 Notebook. Everything on the following list I changed to. Everything else I left at what it was.
-Mobile AMD Turion™64 MT-30 CPU @ 1.6GHz w/ HT
-80GB 5400RPM ULTRA ATA 100 HARD DRIVE
-Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 2.0A
-Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional w/ Service Pack 2
I changed to WXP Professional because I know at my college the network will only work with Pro. Depends on your college though. Other than that, I just changed to a Turion, added a bigger hard drive, and since you want games, I added a mouse. Simple as that! Not a great deal for $1140 but for a custom computer it's pretty spiffy.
Lemme know what you think.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:39 AM
That is what I need. We don't have much money and I would like to save as much as possible, I do not think cyberpower will let me do this.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:04 AM
I can't find anything wrong with it besides it being "ABS"
Is that a better deal that cyberpower?
This one is slightly worse because it is 64 MB video memory, and 1.8 GHZ.
Only good things I can find about it is that it is 120 GB hard drive, and that it is Acer, which is probably better than ABS right?
Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:31 AM
I was able to build a Core Duo system with 1GB RAM and an ATI X1400 w/ 256MB of dedicated memory for right around $1100 which is the price range you are looking in.
Edited by kidnova, 23 August 2006 - 09:33 AM.
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