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I need help BUYING a laptop.


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#31
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Yes I have.. not much of a selection... the XLS or w/e is 1,200$ ... and is far from worth it for that price.
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Unless you are set on an AMD system, you might want to give this one a look:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834115246
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Well is the Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology that much worse than AMD? The one you are showing me is x1600.. maybe I can even get it under 1,000 if I settle for x600 or x700, if you read my post, it says that I do not want a hardcore gaming PC, which is what x1600 would probably be for.
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I just purchased the

Acer Aspire AS5672WLMi-ATI X1600 NoteBook Intel Core Duo T2300(1.66GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 1GB DDR2 533 120GB 5400rpm DVD±R/RW ATI Mobility Radeon X1600


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834115246

For a grand total of 1080$.



Thanks for the help.
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Congrats on your new system. Let us know how it works for you.
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Thanks, will do, someone told me "Nice buy, you should check if you can get the hard drive upgraded to a 7200 rpm, 5400 could be a bottleneck."

What do you guys think of that?
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Well newegg hasn't opened yet, but I doubt they would let me upgrade from 5400 to 7200 RPM, I mean they aren't one of those customizable sites, so they wouldn't do it for me, right?
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Newegg is owned by ABS, which builds custom computers, but I'm pretty sure that they won't customize an ACER system. It never hurts to ask though.
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No they are purchased from Acer, also it wouldnt be a bottleneck unless you use a heaviily HD intensive app, and 7200rpm drives use significantly more power than 5400, there is a reason they still use 5400rpm drives in laptops.
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Yeah they said they can void it and then I can buy another item, I figured they wouldn't upgrade it.

I'm not sure what you mean warriorscot, are you saying upgrading it will make a big difference or not?
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He's saying that 95% of the time, you won't notice a difference between the two drives. Also, you will get better battery life with a 5400RPM then you would with a 7200RPM.

Edited by kidnova, 24 August 2006 - 09:13 AM.

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Oh, that's great then. I also heard 5400 RPM will be quieter.

Thanks for the help.

One more question, as you can see in the customer reviews, everyone loves the laptop, but I noticed a pattern in the comments, everyone is complaining about the heat. Some people buy some sort of "cooler".

Anyone know any information on this?
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Way to take my advice! I totally recomended that one. lol. and as for a cooler, not a big deal. It sits under ur laptop and has fans that help to cool it. If you arent really doing anything extremely intensive, it wont get too hot. And sitting on a desk its not really going to matter, besides they are usually big and bulky. The only time you may notice it getting hot is sitting on your lap, in which case you can try adjusting the power settings. Less power = less heat. I really dont think its any hotter than any other laptop ive use though
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Oh okay then thanks, I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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I got it on Tuesday, but haven't really had time to be on it much, I've been on it like 10 minutes. Because I just moved in to a dorm on sunday and there are so many cool people here and with my classes haven't had time. I'm back home now, and the laptop works great, no problems so far.

I've only played CS for a little bit but I'm sure it will have no problems.

Thanks everyone.
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