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post #1 of 16 Old 01-21-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Need Laptop Advice Please

i have been thinking about getting a new laptop. i would like to get one with windows vista on it. i would like to keep it in the cheaper range. it would be used to surf the internet, listen to music, IM, manage pics, watch dvds, i dont play a lot of games but i do play games like BF 1942. any advice would help a lot. thanks in advance.

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im no computer guru but go check out tigerdirect.com they have some great deals

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i have been thinking about getting a new laptop. i would like to get one with windows vista on it. i would like to keep it in the cheaper range. it would be used to surf the internet, listen to music, IM, manage pics, watch dvds, i dont play a lot of games but i do play games like BF 1942. any advice would help a lot. thanks in advance.
I would say shoot for a 2ghz or processor, 1 gb or more of RAM, 40gb or better Hard drive, 128mb or better video card, those should be able to handle the graphically obese Window Vista, try off lease items from Dell

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Check out Ebay, they have all sorts of desktops & laptops. I have a gateway & really love ithas a 15" screen.
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Fook windows....get an Apple!!!

You can get reburbished Apples for pretty cheap. They can do more with less...and you can always get an emulator if you wanna run a windows application. I loved mine...till it died.


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Dell has some pretty decent deals goin on now i bought one yesterday

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If you're going to game, you'll want a laptop with a dedicated graphics chip. Avoid ones that mention Intel video, as they share system RAM and aren't really good for gaming. The original BF1942 would be playable on lower-end laptops, if you want BF2 or BF2142 then the graphics requirements are higher.

I have bought lots of desktops and laptops for friends and family members at the Dell Outlet. As noted above, they have lease returns, but they also have returns, overstock, cancelled orders, etc. They have a 1-year warranty on laptops (upgradable) and you can save some big bucks.

I got my wife a laptop for Christmas. Nothing fancy, but it was $259 shipped from the outlet. Check around 35-40mins after each hour, as that's when they typically "add" new stock. You have to check a lot, and be fast if you see something, but deals are there...

Good luck. PM me if you have any questions. I'd be happy to look over any specs of a laptop you're considering and give you my


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Go with a Mac, better macines, less problems, and good customer service. I did the research and am happy with my choice. If you want Music and Pictures, maybe some Video editing Mac is the way to go. I work in TV and all of our editing is done on Mac G5's, powerbook pro's in the field. Mac's mostly operate the same, just some slight differences but you can watch tutorials on-line.
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I'm liking MACs b/c they are super easy to use for a first timer. They are #1 in music/photo/video quality and editing and playing. If you have to write a lot...get a windows machine. If you do all the other stuff...get a MAC!


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I'm liking MACs b/c they are super easy to use for a first timer. They are #1 in music/photo/video quality and editing and playing. If you have to write a lot...get a windows machine. If you do all the other stuff...get a MAC!
Yeah Mac are nice but the intial cost is the biggest bummer with em. OS X and windows are very similar now. I had two macs, they were nice doing work and programming I felt was easier on a PC. The the other bummer with Macs is when something in the software does go wrong and it crashes, it is the OS crashing where in windows it is usually another program that crashes and the OS shut down. But Mac problems are much rarer so I guess it is a moot point. If you have the cash then a mac is nice.

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