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I live in Tokyo. I have a Panasonic Letís Note CF-W5 laptop thatís about 3.5 years old. I bought it with a Japanese operating system but re-installed it with Windows XP English version to change the OS. I also have an older Toshiba Tecra laptop (English OS) that is only used as a desktop because the screen doesnít work and it has to be hooked up to a monitor.

I feel like both laptops on there last legs and could break down permanently anytime! As a result, I am considering buying a new laptop. The reason I am posting is to seek advice about what I should consider buying. I will explain what my needs are and hopefully I can get some good advice / feedback about what I should get.

1. Size / Weight: Most importantly, it needs to be fairly light because I take it with me everywhere everyday. It doesnít have to be that small, but weight is the most important thing.

2. Speed / HD size: I use a wireless internet connection that plugs into a USB port when away from home. I often run several applications at the same time, so memory is really important. I currently have 60GB HDs on my laptops and really need a lot more space.

3. Usage: I use it mainly for high-speed surfing, skype, e-mail, TV/movies/videos, WORD documents, and stuff like that. Like I said, I like to run several applications at the same time.

4. Power Supply: It would be really nice to have a machine with a long battery life. It would come in extremely handy in some situations.

If you have any questions, donít hesitate to ask. I look forward to some suggestions.
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There is so much more I need to know. First off; do you like Intel or AMD? How much are you willing to spend? Another big question is how big would you like the screen? What operating system do you want?

Here are some that look pretty good-
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834115670
(Well priced, fast)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834152179
(Blue-ray, Fast, easy to upgrade)

Edited by Peptobismol165, 21 May 2010 - 03:08 PM.

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There is so much more I need to know. First off; do you like Intel or AMD? How much are you willing to spend? Another big question is how big would you like the screen? What operating system do you want?

Here are some that look pretty good-
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834115670
(Well priced, fast)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834152179
(Blue-ray, Fast, easy to upgrade)


Thanks for the reply. As far as the processor goes, I'm not really sure. I have been using Intel in my past laptops. I know they tend to be expensive. Not sure if it is necessary based on my needs (see original post). Don't know much about AMD in comparison. What do you suggest?

As for a screen, I'd say 12-14 would be good. I can always hookup to an external monitor / TV at home.

I suppose Windows 7 is the way to go. Been using XP only even now. I want to have an English OS (not Japanese).

I hope this helps!
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I preffer Intel. Why? I'm not sure. I have no hard evidence that they are better, but I think they are.
Well this is the best AFFORDABLE laptop I could find. Want more? Well then I'll need a price range.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834146705
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