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Hitokage

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I am looking for a new laptop after the death of my old one (monitor cracked completely off of the base - they won't fix it saying its something I did, I think they are on crack because the screen started to split in half when it wasn't even being moved off the top of my desk! ><;:tazz:

I need something in the 600-900 dollar range that is decent. I don't need a ton of space or anything - just enough to run DVDs, music, office, wireless networking, etc.

I don't have enough money for my dream machine of something that can actually run FFXI (*shakes fist at roommates 1,600 dollar laptop*)

Any helpful ideas? Sorry if this is on the wrong forum but I wasn't sure where else to put this.
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you can get a gateway that is pretty good. the dell has quaility but the stuff inside is trash for that price. I personally have a compaq i got for 599 at bestbuy on sale that does wireless and i use for school stuff all the time. it can play dvds.
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Any problems with the compaq? How does it handle? What model is it?
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Do not use Compaq laptops for game machines. I have had the displeasure of owning one and found that ALL heat generating components are centrally located with a single cooling fan. This results in a shutdown due to overheating. The problem started with shutdown occuring in about 40 mins and then escalated until the shudown occurs in 10-12 mins under heavy graphic load. I have been told it is just 'how it is' by the manufacturer.

Beware of the evils of Compaq Laptops for Gaming!!
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Dell get the best reviews for laptops, hudihoo is a little biased he seems to think a laptop should be as upgradable as a PC and blames this on dell.
You know if you threaten the manufacturers of your last one they will fix it if you make a big deal, also read your warranty if your problem is covered you can sue them for it and claim damages probably.
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Dell is pretty expensive?
I got a desktop for AUD$1500 and Dell's got the same, but yet a bit low of a computer for AUD$2,100. I'm not sure if Dell sells built or new computers? But still I save AUD$600, which I spent on software! Still works fine! Yes, Dell is better known, reliable and safe, but I think it's a bit too dear!!
Just thought this might help!
Regards RockyIV
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