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Hey, i would like to buy a notebook, i have already taken Vista into consideration, but if i were to buy a notebook today with the following specs which one would you consider buying, add more options if you wish, no more than $1200 please.

Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.0Ghz)
Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows XP Professional *NOTE*, it has to have an upgrade program to vista like HP's or Alienware's.
WXGA (preferably), widescreen w/brightview(or similar) 14.1 inch screen. *NOTE* 14.1 inch max. size!.
128Mb graphics card or better, preferably no integrated graphics, this is what i don't like about alienware.[/b]
*OPTIONAL, but if there then better* webcam, microphone.
1GB RAM *MINIMUM*
SATA Drive, 5400RPM or more, 80GB *MINIMUM*
DVD Burner, with double layer support, preferably 8x min, hp with Lightscribe technology.
Wireless A/B/G connection, if bluetooth then better.
No accesories or extra paid software.

As i said my candidates right now are the HP dv2000t series notebook and the Alienware Sentia m3450 notebook, i am checking out Sony and will post later.


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Edited by -OCM770-, 02 November 2006 - 08:19 PM.

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I'm thinking of not buying a Sony, i mean my dad has one and there real nice, but, there to expensive.

*NOTE* QUALITY IS A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR INVOLVED IN MY DECISION


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Then there is no other choice than Alienware
They pretty much have the best range of computers and laptops,with watercooling and other features. Im not advertising them or anything, but they, in my oppinnion, are the best choise here. I mean, i went customise and modded one up to uber levels, and it cost 16 thousand $. Hp are pretty good, but alienware are the most powerful me thinks.

Edited by Joshy J, 02 November 2006 - 11:33 PM.

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ok, although i think HP has a better overall design don't you think? and what about quality????



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What is the purpose of this laptop,
If you need a laptop for mobility DON'T get alienware, everything there is meant to be higher end, thus power draining. Stay away from sony, while they are nice, they are overpriced. I honestly like the compacts, all my friends have them, they have a nice design, as far as their customer service i really couldn't tell you because i don't know of anyone to have had any problems with them. But if what your looking for is batery life, in general the cheaper laptops will have longer battery lives. Because of the smaller monitors, hard drives running at 5400 RPM will last longer then a laptop having one running at 7200, but will be slower. The core 2 duo's, are more power efficient yet are faster, so if your buying a laptop, the first thing i'd look at would be for these processors.
But what it comes down to is what you using it for. What exactly are you using it for?
thanx
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