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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   21/07/08, 01:37 pm

well i would like a notebook simply because it will save ALOT on paper if i just type my notes...

and i want the computer to be decent... and with vista..

(i know you do not like vista xander but it has grown on me)

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   21/07/08, 03:50 pm

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well i would like a notebook simply because it will save ALOT on paper if i just type my notes...

and i want the computer to be decent... and with vista..

(i know you do not like vista xander but it has grown on me)

I sometimes wonder if you listen at all.

And I seriously question the note-taking potential in notebooks, other than tablets. Seriously, think about it, what's easier to take math notes with, a computer or your hand? Notebooks do not save anyone paper, don't think for a second somehow a notebook would be better than the standard pen and paper for academia note taking. Just because you see it in the movies means shit. There's a million problems with that logic in 90% of cases. Yet another reason why there's no reason to get a laptop for college.

Anyhow, here will be my suggestions on laptop purchases. Keep in mind at this level of low-budget buying, you are very limited in terms of customization and differentiation. In fact most notebooks in the sub $900 that aren't special minis are basically the same. Most have extremely similar parts (or the same). And also realize most department stores stock these low level laptops at the same price as the manufacturer, so there's little difference in buying from best buy and buying online.

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Dell Inspiron 1525 @~$749.99
Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor T5750 2.0GHz
3GB 667MHz DDR2 memory
15.4" XGA widescreen with TrueLife (1280 x 800)
Serial ATA (5400 rpm) 250GB
Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Built-in Dell 1395 wireless mini-card (802.11b/g)
Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1

This is a very popular model, cheap and made by Dell, which many people like. Unfortunately, I really do not understand the fascination with this notebook. I honestly think it blows. And keep in mind I've had hands-on experience with this thing. The ugliness factor is enough, as you can get it in many different colors, but it only goes on the outside coloring of the notebook, and the inside stays an ugly silver color. The keyboard is badly placed and is unresponsive in terms of tactile feedback. The screen is nice and big but is actually quite horrid. It has a really bad plastic covering on the LCD that kills the image completely, and produces a horrible glare. Finally on the performance side of this, even though I've used notebooks with almost the same specs, this one seems to be slower. Oh and the built is actually not so good, feels very cheap and plasticy, not like it would hold up to few drops.

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   21/07/08, 08:19 pm

so basically unless i have a bigger budget do not buy a labtop?

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   22/07/08, 12:59 am

wolframmmm.

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   22/07/08, 11:50 am

well apparently my grandmother is going to help me buy a labtop so my budget is going to increase in size....

however i do not know how big it will grow

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   23/07/08, 04:16 pm

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so basically unless i have a bigger budget do not buy a labtop?

That's not at all what I'm saying, in fact, the whole time I've been trying to say that you really don't have a realistic reason to get one at all, at any price range.

And jeese, I only gave one option so far, granted in my opinion it was the worst option, but still. At the price range you already had you could get a decent notebook that could easily own everything except gaming. I just hadn't gotten to telling you about the better ones yet.

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wolframmmm.

No

And they don't even make that model anymore.

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well apparently my grandmother is going to help me buy a labtop so my budget is going to increase in size....

however i do not know how big it will grow

Well, give me an estimated price range you could prolly afford and I will tell you the best of the best. I was collecting info on models in the $700-$899 Price range before. Do you think it would be any higher now? As soon as you let me know I'll continue giving you good suggestions, that is if you want me to.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   23/07/08, 05:22 pm

alright my range is 2000 or less... so game me up xander make it beautiful :D

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   24/07/08, 12:29 am

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alright my range is 2000 or less... so game me up xander make it beautiful :D

'Kay, I'll give ya the full throwdown tomorrow, though something to think about, apparently the Centrino 2 platform comes out next month, whether that means anything to anyone I don't know.

Though the $2000 and under price range opens a lot more and better options, I'll do my best to check not only the preconfigured models, but the customizable ones as well, and try to give you the most gamer-friendly options.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   24/07/08, 10:24 am

yay the i cant purchase said labtop until september anyways so....

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   24/07/08, 01:56 pm

Well, that could change things.... I'll see what I can do though, I'll scour the news to find out what the manufacturers are gonna be up to in the next few months...
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   24/07/08, 02:02 pm

well thank you lord xander and expect a phonecall in a bit here...

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   04/08/08, 06:56 pm

alright so i just built a PC and i was wondering if it is any good please rate :D

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OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows Vista® Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED with SP1edit
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   05/08/08, 11:44 am

I agree with Xander, cause as well Justin, you might as well just go and sell your desktop then, cause we know how you are, once you upgrade, you ignore the lesser versions, and where would you put your desktop anyways? You get shitty wireless in your room, so all that really leave is your living room, unless you swap rooms with your rents, which I'm assuming won't happen. So either way, in the eyes of your desktop, it's going to be slashing it's wrists soon...

If you sell your desktop, you'd make at least SOME money off of it.

Eh, oh well though...

I'm just looking to get a lighter weight laptop than my beast I have... 15lb's isn't so nice to carry... >.<

But I'll be just fune for now with this, I'll be old school and hand write my notes, and as well, I shall be looking for a laptop with the num pad... XD
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   05/08/08, 12:22 pm

well shockingly enough my parent do use the computer...

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   05/08/08, 09:08 pm

well in that wonderful case, sell your dell you have, keep the monitor, and wireless card, and get a cheap like, $500 one for your rents and keep the laptop for you....


and it's LAPTOP not LABTOP.... Anger
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   05/08/08, 09:44 pm

im using it for labs so it fits :D

but i also plan on upgrading my amazing computer to a quad and a big harddrive

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 03:51 am

Justin, Kristie just bought a laptop on sale from Office Depot for $500, and it looks like a pretty nice computer.

Maybe you should look into that sale before it goes away.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 09:55 am

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Justin, Kristie just bought a laptop on sale from Office Depot for $500, and it looks like a pretty nice computer.

Maybe you should look into that sale before it goes away.

my budget is 200 dollars why wouldn't i get something truly amazing...

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 01:27 pm

also, shouldn't you be aiming for a vehicle first? Because from the looks of it, there is very slight chance I'll be able to actually drive you to AR on a daily basis....
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 02:01 pm

Justin wrote:
im using it for labs so it fits :D

but i also plan on upgrading my amazing computer to a quad and a big harddrive

Justin, you know that isn't really possible right?

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Justin, Kristie just bought a laptop on sale from Office Depot for $500, and it looks like a pretty nice computer.

Maybe you should look into that sale before it goes away.

Apparently nice non-gaming notebooks aren't good enough for him, hence why earlier ideas were shot down.

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first? Because from the looks of it, there is very slight chance I'll
be able to actually drive you to AR on a daily basis....

You know, this is the exact point I've been trying to make the entire time. One or two grand is a lot of money, and I can think of a hundred things that I bet a college-faring teen such as Justin would prolly need more than a gaming notebook.
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 02:59 pm

see... there's your problem... it's Justin... his needs and wants are completely screwy...
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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 06:58 pm

parents garenteed my transportation to and from college whether they buy me a vehicle or not they promised so no worries about the ride

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 08:01 pm

now xander i remember you talking to me about a new processor that is coming out this month would that processor be centrino 2?

if so then now is the time to buy because i just saw a commercial for it

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   06/08/08, 08:13 pm

so the notebook i just built is 2443

i am going to check this price and see if it goes down this weekend

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PostSubject: Re: Notebooks   07/08/08, 01:44 pm

so i built it again today and it came out at 2428

mmmm price is decreaseing excellent

xander i would like to order my computer within the next week or so

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