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hawthorn

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Hi All!
My nephew and myself just purchased a new laptop each today. Im not at all convinced I chose the right one, so much so that the sales guy in pc world, Limerick, who was excellent btw, said I could exchange it within 7 days.
Heres what we purchased:

Myself:

Advent P 4, 3.2,
80GB HD
512 Ram
DVD/CD RW
64mb shared graphics
Wireless

those are the main points of it.

My Nephew:

Phillips Centrino 1.6
60GB HD
256 Ram
DVD ROM/Cd Rw
64mb Integrated Graphics
Wireless

So as you see a little different; I have the DVD RW and 512 Ram, he has the Centrino, therefore 1kg lighter and prob better battery life.
On looks his machine is a little ahead, though that wouldnt worry me too much.
Also he had a volume control on the side, mine hadnt, a bit awkward.

I wouldnt consider changing at all except we both set them up when we came home. Both worked very nicely, but I have 32 problems with mine.

1 There is a speck or spot on the screen and it wont go away. I think it may be on the inside. i dont want to touch it too much but it is noticeable at times. I really couldnt keep looking at it.

2 This is worse. Every 3 minutes or so there is a lot of noise from what appears to be a fan. Its really quite noisy, and as its a laptop, its literally in your face. I really cant stand that at all!

Okay, Im taking it back because of the screen. I wonder if this is a one off noisy pc or are all advents like that or is it because its a Pentium? The Phillips was totally silent.

Either way, should I change for the Philips? I could upgrade the ram if needed, and get an external DVD RW whenever I want it, if ever.

Thanks in advance

KC
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hawthorn

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I had of course 2 problems, not 32 !!

KC
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The fan on my Gateway is pretty loud. But I got used to it.

Buy the extended warranty if it's not to late. I just heard about a $2800 Toshiba that lasted 13 months.....
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