Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:45 PM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:35 PM
So brand names now adays are warranties and service contracts. The insides of mose machines are all the same.
Depending on your budget I would go with an Intel Dual Core Processor, especially with games and music, I really noticed a BIG difference.
From there it just has to be built around your needs, also now, most new computers will come with a free upgrade to Vista, so if you are interested in upgrading after the new year, definitely want 1GB RAM decent video card, and a 2 Ghz + single core. A 1.6 Ghz Dual Core would be more than enough. It is all personal preference.
Getting back on track, I purchase alot of computers for work and now its all about who has the better warranty and service, the insides, all the same.
My personal prefrence is Intel Dual Core or AMD dual core processor, 1GB+ RAM, 80GB+ 7200RPM SATA drive.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 12:16 PM
Best to worst:
(For laptops only)
(1) Lenovo (IBM)
Now, I would say to go Lenovo. They have the best rated support, and they make solid products. IBM actually branched out to home users by making Lenovo. I would suggest them the highest.
(Edited for addition of details)
Edited by Stormknight6, 14 December 2006 - 12:16 PM.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 01:34 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:08 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:57 PM
The only companies that really excel in hardware consistently are Lenovo and Acer they are pretty much the biggest player in quality laptops along with dell but there are so many smaller companies now making custom laptops and base model rebrands.
Lenovo isnt a division of IBM it was the IBM laptop division rebranded and sold to a chinese company.
Parts only usually have separate warranties when bought retail when you build a PC laptops and purchased systems usually dont have individual parts warranties and are covered under the whole system warranty from the builder.
The lenovos are business computers great very sturdy high quality computers but usually lack decent gfx and hard drive space as its usually assumed you'll be working from a network storage site.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:58 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:38 PM
I bought this laptop 3 years ago now and it's got:
Intel Celeron D 330 2.67GHz
512MB RAM (Upgraded from 256)
ATi Radeon 9100IGP (Can just about scrape CSS on low detail)
It's a pretty quick machine even now, even though it is a celeron the speed is suprising. Currently I'm just running a few server bits on it, like FTPd, HTTPd and a small css server.
Edited by SuperSam, 14 December 2006 - 05:38 PM.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 06:03 PM
Bought myself a
It’s my first proper laptop and a desktop replacement.
So far Im made up with it.
I would recommend this laptop or at least this range.
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