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Advice on Laptop to Buy

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  1. Persy

    Persy Regular member

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    Alright guys...so i've decided to buy a laptop....anyone have any suggestions on what brand to buy and what features i should get on it.....anyone know of a place i can buy a good cheap one??
    thanks
     
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    thank u very much....i'll try this out
     
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    whats cool about it is you decide what you want .
     
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    Persy Regular member

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    but can i trust it?? lol.....i've went with people who build there own comps themselves but they always have problems with things i cannot ask to be put in like mother boards
     
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    they build it there, you just tell them what parts you want, and they test it before it goes out the door.

    it also has a warranty on it.
     
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    any suggestions on what i should get put in it??
     
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    this is what I put in mine.

    15.4" WXGA/ATI M11P 128MB/MODEM/LAN/3-in-1 CARD READER/3xUSB 2.0/1xIEEE 1394 Details (4-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION COUPON; ATHLON 64 MOBILE 3400; 1GB DDR (512MBX2); 80GB (5400RPM) HDD; DVD/CDRW COMBO; NO SOFTWARE)

    I had to buy a router and wireless card to be able to be mobile though...but no big deal.
     
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  9. Persy

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    how much did u pay for it?
     
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    what is ATHLON 64 MOBILE 3400 and a 3-in-1 CARD READER
     
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    thanks alot for all the info
     
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    Hope everything works out.

    Post back and give an update on which one you get :)
     
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    i have been using windows since 3.11 (dos before that), and i work in windows environment (3d modelling, video, photoshop & other stuff).
    however, i desided to switch to a mac after watching my friend´s 17" powerbook. after i got mine i have never looked back. it is perfect for home use, unless you need half life 2 stuff.
    it works, has never in 7 months been rebooted except on software update, no app has hanged and it takes open source apps via fink or portage for os x.
    os is a breeze to learn, needs very little maintaining and works out of the box with almost any hardware you deside to plug to it (no need to install additional software or drivers).
    you choose. if u do a lot gaming, then get windows. otherwise get a mac. it´s perfect for video stuff & overall use.
     
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    yeah i do alot of gaming....switching to mac would be a big step lol....i'm too used to pc lol
     
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    [bold]anyone know what the diffference between:

    Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 518 (2.80GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)

    and

    Intel® Celeron® D335 Processor (2.80GHz, 256KB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB[/bold]



    found the answer to my question:

    Here are the most important similarities and differences between the Pentium 4 and the Celeron chips coming out today:
    Core - The Celeron chip is based on a Pentium 4 core.

    Cache - Celeron chips have less cache memory than Pentium 4 chips do. A Celeron might have 128 kilobytes of L2 cache, while a Pentium 4 can have four times that. The amount of L2 cache memory can have a big effect on performance.

    Clock speed - Intel manufactures the Pentium 4 chips to run at a higher clock speed than Celeron chips. The fastest Pentium 4 might be 60 percent faster than the fastest Celeron.

    Bus speed - There are differences in the maximum bus speeds that the processors allow. Pentium 4s tend to be about 30 percent faster than Celerons.
    When you sort all this out and compare the two chips side by side, it turns out that a Celeron and a Pentium 4 chip running at the same speed are different beasts. The smaller L2 cache size and slower bus speeds can mean serious performance differences depending on what you want to do with your computer. If all you do is check e-mail and browse the Web, the Celeron is fine, and the price difference can save you a lot of money. If you want the fastest machine you can buy, then you need to go with the Pentium 4 to get the highest clock speeds and the fastest system bus.
     
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    part of memory cache on cpu, in this case the celeron has 256k cache & the true p4 has 1meg cache making the true p4 faster than celeron in functions BUT the p4 costs almost double that of celeron
     

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