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Old 05-15-06, 03:00 PM
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Looking for new laptop/notebook

I would like to have a 12.1 inch screen with a strong processor. pentium 4 or athlon equivalent.

40+gb hdd, 512+ ram

do any of these guys exist out here with out breaking the wallet?

im looking to spend no more than $1800.
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Old 05-15-06, 03:12 PM
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Are you kidding? You can get just about anything you'd ever want for under $1800. Although you may have trouble finding a screen under 14".

Just as an example, for $850 after rebate:

http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?...g=true&An=text

I'm sure you can do much better than that too.

What do you want to use the notebook for?
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Old 05-15-06, 03:16 PM
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yeah... the screen part is what makes things tough.

i can't find anything strong enough for my needs with screens smaller than 14inchers.
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just a couple examples of what x is saying
taken from bensbargains.net
these arent the best deals i have seen.. just the ones that happen to be posted today.,

Rebate: Toshiba Satellite A105-S2716 Notebook $945 at Amazon.com Click Here
Discuss (2) Posted 8:38 AM PDT 5/15/06 by Ben

Amazon.com has the Toshiba Satellite A105-S2716 Notebook for $1070 - $50 rebate [Exp 6/5] - $75 rebate [Exp 5/30] = $945 with free shipping. [BizRate]

P-M 740 (1.73GHz), 1024MB, 100GB, 15.4" WXGA, 8x DVD+/-RW, XP Home
Intel GMA900 (128MB), USB 2.0, FW, 10/100, 56k, 802.11g, memory card slots
Deal: Inspiron E1405 Dual Core 1.66GHz 14.1" $699 at Dell Home Click Here
Discuss (3) Posted 7:38 AM PDT 5/15/06 by Ben

Dell Home has the new Inspiron E1405 Dual Core Notebook for $899. Add $100 upgrades to reach $999 - $300 off $999 code ZMF9SLM??8H3CS [Exp 5/18, 4k] = $699 with free shipping. Buy a $35 off coupon from eBay to increase your profits.

Dual Core 1.66GHz, Windows XP MCE, 14.1" XGA, 512MB DDR2, 60GB Hard Drive
24X CD Burner/DVD Combo, Integrated Video, 10/100 + 56k + 802.11g, 1-Yr Warranty
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Originally Posted by Mole177
yeah... the screen part is what makes things tough.

i can't find anything strong enough for my needs with screens smaller than 14inchers.

oh.. you actually want a small screen

check the vaio
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I don't know if you'd want any of these...

http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3121_7-...00140_9579580_
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Old 05-15-06, 03:29 PM
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^ you think any of those may be strong enough for photo editing and occasional gamming?

basically something as strong as what 15inchers have (pentium 4 2+ghz etc) , but in a smaller screen.
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Old 05-15-06, 03:31 PM
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whats the difference b/w Pentium 4, M and centrino ??
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Old 05-24-06, 02:06 AM
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ok... updated...

no more 12.1.. looking for something that has a 9cell battery, good speakers, fastest process speed, highest graphic card mem (256,) best number crunching chip for $1500-1700.
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Old 05-25-06, 12:41 AM
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what laptop do you folks have?
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Old 05-25-06, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mole177
whats the difference b/w Pentium 4, M and centrino ??
Pentium M's are Intel's Mobile processors, designed to run cooler and take less battery power than the Pentium 4's which are basically desktop processors. A high powered P4 in a laptop will kill your battery real quick and set your lap on fire, though they are a little more powerful than thir P-M equivalent. Centrino is basically an Intel marketing ploy where you get their "optimized" mobile suite when you use a Pentium-M matched with one of their internal wireless cards.

You'll pretty much find when you start getting to the sub 12" screens processor speeds go down, due to the lack of effective cooling that the smaller case can provide.

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what laptops do you folks have?
I have a Dell 9300 which is the exact opposite of what you want. Though the 2ghz processor and Nvidia 6800 handle photoshop really well

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Old 05-30-06, 06:49 PM
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thank you!

what are the specs of teh dell 9300?

Nvidia 6800... how many mb is it ?
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Old 05-31-06, 12:59 PM
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The 9300 is last year's model and is more considered a desktop replacement rather than a laptop (even though i actually do lug the thing around). The new model is the E1705 which looks exactly the same except it now has Dual Core Pentiums and the newer video card options. My 9300 has a 2ghz Pentium M, 17" WXGA screen, 256MB Nvidia 6800go, DL-DVD Burner, Bluetooth, Wireless A-B-G, Firewire, 6-USB2.0, SD reader and 2GB Crucial RAM (do NOT buy memory upgrades from Dell, get it cheaper at other sites). It was pretty much maxed it out and came close to $3000, but I had a $750 off coupon so it didn't hurt so bad.

The E1505 is the smaller 15.4" screen version which is pretty much the same, but you lose the option to get the Nvidia 7900 card.

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Old 06-15-06, 10:11 AM
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^ DOH!

I will never win inthe computer world...

i ordered a dell. E1505, dual core 2ghz with the 256 vid card.

used a 30% off coupon, but this mornng i saw a $750 off!
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