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paiktis22
11-07-2005, 19:50:21
I'd like to get a laptop. I have some options:
_buy a used one but for a couple of hundrent euros more I could buy a new one.

I'm thinking about a fujitsu siemens which has dvd recorder on it and it's quite cheap at 649 euros. but it has a celeron 1,40mhz with only 512 of cache?.
Will this be enough for watching dvds (that's all I want and to write) without problem?
Should I ditch out 1.000 euros and get something better?

An IBM thinkpad with a normal pentium and 2 MB of cache is on offer at 740 euros but it has that damn red thingy in the middle of the keyboard and I worry that it might obstract with typing. Does anyone have a thinkpad with that red thingy? Any problems?

both those PCs have that "cetrino" chip, which I know what it does, I fell on a very enthusiastic seller.
Thanks

Oh and I heard that acers are for crying (worthless), what do you think?

Venom
11-07-2005, 20:30:10
Acer sucks.

Personally I'd go with the thinkpad. The mouse thingy isn't great, but it doesn't bother me.

Also, a celery should do fine playing DVDs.

Zopperoni
11-07-2005, 20:48:41
Go with the IBM, 740 is a bargain. And yes, Acer is absolute shit.

Originally posted by paiktis22
An IBM thinkpad with a normal pentium and 2 MB of cache is on offer at 740 euros but it has that damn red thingy in the middle of the keyboard and I worry that it might obstract with typing. Does anyone have a thinkpad with that red thingy? Any problems?

both those PCs have that "cetrino" chip, which I know what it does, I fell on a very enthusiastic seller.
The pointer won't obstruct your typing. From my own experience, the touchpad is worse, because my wrists sometimes slide across it when reaching for a key. This causes me to jump several lines.
The pointer can be bypassed by just using an external mouse, which is more comfortable anyway.

The Centrino-chip primarily offers weight and power consumption advantages.

paiktis22
11-07-2005, 21:57:41
Thanks venom, zopperoni.
I'm also leaning towards the IBM thinkpad (and i must decide soon because these offers don't last long). Ok, as long as it doesn't obstruct typing... It's also smaller in size which is good.

Asher
11-07-2005, 22:09:31
ThinkPad.

No longer Trippin
12-07-2005, 02:37:03
Acer only exist to give techs nightmares. Grab the IBM.

paiktis22
12-07-2005, 16:03:40
I'm having little second thoughts now... The fujitsu has a 15,4 widescreen and it also has a dvd recorder. The IMB has a standard screen (15) and a DVD player/cdrw. they weight the same (3 kilos). The IBM has a much stronger prossesor. But the IBM has 256 kb of memory whereas the fujitsu has 512 kb.

TauCeti@Japan
12-07-2005, 16:22:43
1980s vintage, eh?

paiktis22
12-07-2005, 16:45:39
thats the one

http://www.misco.co.uk/tracker/tradedoubler/redirect.aspx?tduid=55363ab3c25f788b82ce2226d8783f 56&url=http://www.misco.co.uk/productinformation/~Q64237~/product.htm?affiliate=2004

and thats the other

http://computing.kelkoo.co.uk/b/a/ps_11985516/113501.html

paiktis22
12-07-2005, 16:46:21
but the IBM on offer has 256 kb and 40 GB harddisk

Asher
12-07-2005, 18:42:46
Buy a RAM upgrade then? It's upgradable usually

paiktis22
20-07-2005, 17:05:55
My plans have grandiosly flaundered. The tax agency wants the money I wanted to give to buy the laptop. So the tax agency will get them. Thank you tax agency.

But god is great. allllaaaaaah. and a friend (probably out of pity) is willing to give me his very old PC, a pentium 133mhz for free assuming i can find a used hard drive because his has given its soul to the lord.
my question then is, will a pentium 133mhz (dont know the memory yet) be able to handle windows 98? because all my programs are on windows 98.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
20-07-2005, 21:32:14
Can't imagine you'd have a problem with 98 on that machine. IIRC, since it was a LONG time ago, I had 98 running on a 120MHz Pentium. Your major sticking point might be amount of RAM installed, if it's hideously small.

But I'd recommend at least Win 2k as a minimum these days for security. Though that _might_ break compatibility with some programs, and probably won't work all that well on a 133MHz Pentium.