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Do I need a new laptop


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birdman101

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I currently have a 2000 IBM model 1426 thinkpad using Windows 98se with a processing speed of 500MHz, 512 ram and 10G HD. Being as old as it is I wanted a new battery that cost $250 for a refurbished one. I have also rebooted to the original OS, W98, and wanting to install a wi-fi card am finding that I need to upgrade my IE which is at 4.0 to 4.5 in order for my card to work. I have recently returned the $80 wi-fi card and am in the process of returning my battery.

Since I am still computer illiterate I am leaning towards an Apple powerbook, very expensive although still similar in cost as to the previously purchased IBM back in the day. I plan on using my system for personal video editing and for a small business.

Is my current IBM still workable in todays climate or would I be running on a treadmill to get an old dog to do new tricks? Added note I do alot of travel and try to get online in various ways with my current way going through my cell phone, very very slow.

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Ken

Nathen555: Thankyou, I was kind of holding out hope that I could still use mine but I will look for something faster

Jman4001: I am under the asumption that there is no more tech support for Win 98 as of this year and that even if I switched to XP then I would still need to upgrade my RAM. Thankyou for helping me decide to go new

SwampGator: I will get a new laptop but am still thinking on going Apple because of support and training issues. I feel that a tool is good only if you use it and maybe the Apple will allow me that pleasure. I don't foresee many programs that I would need at this moment.

Hudihoo: Thankyou for keeping me upto date on all my spelling errors, Iwill try to do better in the future. As I told SwampGator I feel that the Apple has the biggest appeal to me at the moment because of support.

Edited by birdman101, 16 July 2005 - 09:14 AM.

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nathen555

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Hmmmm The Memory is Find and Hard Drive But the Processor has put me off 500MHz atleast get a new 1 with:

over 1.4GHz
512MB DDR
Nvidia Graphics
40GB Hard Drive
48 Speed CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM

Around that really

IBM dont do very fast processors really go for DELL , HP , COMPAQ
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I would definetly get a new laptop. Your operating system alone is outdated. A new laptop with better hardware and a more up to date operating system should really help all of your compatability problems.

Good Luck
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Definately a new lap top and steer clear of the Apple unless you plan to do alot of graphics, etc. The software for them is outrageous!
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i can tell you are computer illiterate because you spelled computer wrong. But i would get a whole new one. no apple. if for business i would go with dell even though i hate dell for personal use they are good business computers. If for business and personal use go with an HP for price and quality.
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