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Laptop... HELP!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Milton, May 10, 2004.

  1. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    I need to get a laptop for school and I'm not sure what to buy. My spending limit is 2500 at the very top, but anywhere from 2000-2300 would be perfect.

    I want fast, reliable, all the basics. Plus wireless internet and a dvd burner...

    Anybody suggestions...

  2. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Toshiba is putting out the best laptops right now.
    I've got a Toshiba Satellite
    Got 2.2 Ghz processor
    40 gig harddrive
    512k ram
    integrated wifi

    I bought it for about 1100$ almost a year ago so they are probably even cheaper now.
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    what are you going to use it for? I know you said school...but more specifically. do you have a preference on Mac or PC platforms?
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    you could get a top of the line IBM think pad T series.
  5. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    I want to go with a PC. Im not going to video editing school or anything like that so it doesn't have to be that fast, but I'd like it to not be slow...

    I'm looking at getting perhaps a dell 5150 with the 3.06 processor and 1Gb of ram, and then just getting the upgraded dvd burner...

    any thoughts?
  6. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    From what I've learned about Dell is that customer service sucks and they are almost impossible to upgrade.
  7. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

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  8. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    You could try this one, my friend got it and he likes it sor far.......


    This HP Pavilion ZE4145 is only $899.99

    My opinion - For this low price you receive an unheard deal on the industry's most honored notebook! A great buy for mobile computing and loaded with every feature you’d need. Housewives! Love shopping on the web? This computer is for you!

    AMD Athlon™ XP 1800+ Processor*
    512MB PC2100 DDR Memory
    40GB Hard Drive
    15-inch TFT Active Matrix XGA Display
    DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
    Conexant AC-Link Audio
    Integrated 56k Modem
    Integrated 10/100Mbps NIC
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home

    * Actual Speed: 1.53GHz
  9. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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  10. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,347 Likes Received: 683
    i thought Milton KNew everything:eek:
  11. i11igul

    i11igul Senior Member

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  12. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i have a toshiba satellite too (the 2.8 though)... pretty good.. toshiba has always made quality laptops... but for the best deals, just look in the paper for people selling stuff from work/stuff they boosted. the economy is shitty, so people are selling the goods to make ends meet.

    be sure to get extra batteries too... i've seen lots of laptops end up on the floor because of people tripping over the power source and such... much to my amusement
  13. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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