Edited by uglymaggot, 05 October 2007 - 08:01 AM.
A Good Laptop
Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:58 AM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:23 PM
When you are configuring your build make sure you get atleast 2 gigs of ram and some good harddrive space..
From what i see here your not a realllllllyyy high demanding gamer so a dell inspiron with 2 gigs of memory and decent harddrive will run you around eh.. 900 bucks
Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:23 PM
I'm not going to recommend a specific laptop but I can hopefully give you some advice regarding brands and other stuff.
(Please bare in mind that this is only my opinion, other people may well disagree with me!)
You probably won't go too far wrong with IBM (Lenovo), Sony, Dell, Compaq (HP), Acer, Fujitsu. Out of these, Dell probably offer the best bet for customisation (i.e selecting exactly what specs you want in the laptop). Sony Vaio's are extremely good but not that cheap. Toshiba make some very good laptops as well, but also occasinally some very bad ones!
Stay clear of Gateway, Advent, Philips. Again, this is just my experience, I'm sure there are plenty of very happy Advent/Gateway/Philips laptop owners out there somewhere....
Re. Operating system. Most laptops now will come with Vista. There are some exceptions, including Dell who offer a choice between Vista & XP. I'd strongly advise XP Pro (or Home) if possible. Avoid XP Media Centre & Vista for now. If you do end up going with Vista, then you really need at least 1GB or ram, preferably 2GB. This shouldn't be a problem as ram is extremely cheap at the moment. The main thing is to check that the ram can be upgraded (i.e added to) in the future.
Re. cpu - Intel Pentium or AMD are fine. Avoid Celeron if possible.
Hope this helps
Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:16 AM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:52 PM
You can also go to other computer building forums such as eggxpert and get some info their...
Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:49 AM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:49 AM
it would be hard to say what laptop to buy without a specific budget
i would think that a custom build would be out of the question if you were only going to run simple programs i.e. office... etc.
but if i were you id take a look at the new acer aspire range... i have just bought one ... there are relitively fast... and a great buy
you would be looking at around £400 for base too £1400 for top of range
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