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LoD
23-06-2006, 17:51:26
To be used for work mostly, so around 1 GB RAM and 2 Ghz CPU.

Anyway, I want to ask - what should I look specificially after, apart from the guarantee?

Venom
23-06-2006, 19:04:38
Always keep an eye on the skill. Shit falling on your head hurts.

LoD
24-06-2006, 08:28:57
I think the above post warrants only on kind of reponse.


Eh?

Sir Penguin
24-06-2006, 15:28:05
It depends, as always, on how you want to use it.

SP

Cruddy
26-06-2006, 03:06:58
Accidental damage cover, theft against insurance.... make that insurance against accidental damage and theft.

Pentium M processor ideally. Tends to run cooler.

Avoid Sony unless you like paying for really expensive spare batteries.

Acer pretty good all around.

Toshiba's you tend to lose all your data when it's time to reinstall Windows.

One way around that is to get a spare hard drive in an external HDD enclosure that takes 2.5 inch laptop sized drives - just swap the drives over and reinstall Windows on the spare, then rescue the data you want from the HDD that wouldn't boot to Windows.

Venom
26-06-2006, 03:32:41
Originally posted by LoD
I think the above post warrants only on kind of reponse.


Eh?

I don't even know what the hell I was talking about. That must have been the second shift of Venom posters. I'll have to have a talk with them.

Asher
26-06-2006, 04:46:22
The BF just bought a Dell XPS M1710.

17" 1900x1200 monitor, 2GHz Core Duo, 2GB DDR2 667 RAM, and a 512MB GeForce Go 7900 GTX.

It's really sweet. Get one of them. :)

LoD
26-06-2006, 15:24:35
Ah, some more replies, thanks!

Originally posted by Sir Penguin
It depends, as always, on how you want to use it.

SP

Errr, not while rock climbing or rafting if that's what you mean. Working indoors mostly.


Originally posted by Cruddy
Accidental damage cover, theft against insurance.... make that insurance against accidental damage and theft.

Pentium M processor ideally. Tends to run cooler.

Avoid Sony unless you like paying for really expensive spare batteries.

Acer pretty good all around.

Toshiba's you tend to lose all your data when it's time to reinstall Windows.
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OK, will keep that in mind.

Originally posted by Venom
I don't even know what the hell I was talking about. That must have been the second shift of Venom posters. I'll have to have a talk with them.

Threaten to cut their paychecks!

Originally posted by Asher
The BF just bought a Dell XPS M1710.

17" 1900x1200 monitor, 2GHz Core Duo, 2GB DDR2 667 RAM, and a 512MB GeForce Go 7900 GTX.

It's really sweet. Get one of them. :)

Err, it would really be nice, but I'm looking to spend not more than around 1500 $ :).