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Old 08-25-2006, 12:35 PM #1
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Official Laptop/Notebook Thread

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Old 08-25-2006, 01:27 PM #2
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Like I said I have enjoyed my IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T43p its a solid computer not very sexy lookin but works well
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:56 PM #3
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:07 PM #4
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I made one of these a while ago, you might want to find some of the info and post it here.. Just a suggestion. Ill be here to help people if they need it..
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:10 PM #5
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im getting a laptop and have no idea what pretty much anything means when i get asked for options. im mainly getting this for school, but i also want to play some games on it as well (i want newer games to run smoothly and nicely) i can spend just about any amount of money, but preferably less because the less i spend on a laptop, the more i have for other stuff. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:58 PM #6
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okay i have a compaqw presario notebook V2000Z, i want to upgrade the RAM. how do i do it?
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:27 PM #7
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OA Baller- find out what type of ram it is, then go to newegg and buy it. Then you should have installation guides in the instruction manual....

Ag-Ryan2- go to dealcatcher.com and look around for deals on a Dell Inspiron E1505, upgrade to the highest graphisc card, get at least the cheapest core duo processor, at least 1 gig of ram, and the upgraded screen.. your set
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:52 PM #8
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:00 PM #9
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OA Baller- find out what type of ram it is, then go to newegg and buy it. Then you should have installation guides in the instruction manual....

Ag-Ryan2- go to dealcatcher.com and look around for deals on a Dell Inspiron E1505, upgrade to the highest graphisc card, get at least the cheapest core duo processor, at least 1 gig of ram, and the upgraded screen.. your set
is 1.8ghz going to be enough? thats the most that computer would go up to
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:25 PM #10
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1.8 ghz dual core, or single core.. If its single, not really, but if its dual, then its plenty. I get by on 1.66..
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:43 PM #11
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its a duo. will it be able to play like hl2 on good settings without lag and such?
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:23 AM #12
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Here's my experience with Dell.

In May I bought an inspiron 9400 with the following specs:
intel duo t2400 1.83ghz
1 gig ram
nvidia 7800go
100gb 5,400rpm hdd
17" WS w/ TrueLife

I'm really happy with it, it plays FEAR, BF2, BF2142 Beta and source games extremely well at medium/high settings at 1650x1050 resolution. I called them complaining about overheating issues with my video card, and they replaced it for me. The replacement one was the same way, so they are sending a technician to install a 7900GS (WAY better card, now the regular upgrade) free of charge, and I have no extended warranty. My battery is not one of the defective ones, so I am fine with that.

Overall I am extremely pleased with Dell. My laptop performs incredibly well, and they have treated me very well in terms of customer service. If I ever get another laptop, it will be Dell.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:28 AM #13
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lol, I got a FREE gateway 2000 SOLO today it runs W98.
To use my DSL connection it says I need an Ethernet adaptor card.
Yet there is no Ethernet port nor USB. SO what do i buy so i can use DSL on this computer And i plan on gettign XP for it once i get my connection set up lol.
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:30 AM #14
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Ive got a Compaq Presario..Its been fine performance wise, as all i use it for is schoolwork, movies, music, and internet. But twice in the two years ive had it its crashed and ive lost everything .But im going ot guess thats more or less XP than the computer itself.


Paid 2400CDN after taxes for it..and it dropped under a grand 3 months later :@
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:46 AM #15
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Here's my experience with Dell.

In May I bought an inspiron 9400 with the following specs:
intel duo t2400 1.83ghz
1 gig ram
nvidia 7800go
100gb 5,400rpm hdd

I'm really happy with it, it plays FEAR, BF2, BF2142 Beta and source games extremely well at medium/high settings at 1650x1050 resolution. I called them complaining about overheating issues with my video card, and they replaced it for me. The replacement one was the same way, so they are sending a technician to install a 7900GS (WAY better card, now the regular upgrade) free of charge, and I have no extended warranty. My battery is not one of the defective ones, so I am fine with that.

Overall I am extremely pleased with Dell. My laptop performs incredibly well, and they have treated me very well in terms of customer service. If I ever get another laptop, it will be a Dell.
how much did that cost you?
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:16 AM #16
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its a duo. will it be able to play like hl2 on good settings without lag and such?
As long as you get the best video card, you should.. Maybe not on ALL HIGH, but on all med/high with no lag, if your using 1680x1050. If your using 1024x768, or even 1280x10**, you will be able to play on ALL high, no lag.. I used to be able to, then I got a new monitor and now I can't play on all high anymore, well I can but I have a little bit of lag here and there... This is all on HL2 and CSS btw... It runs fear on all mediums with no lag. Here is my setup:
E1505
Core duo 1.66
1 gig ram
GeForce 7300Go 256mb
WSXGA+ display- on the stock 15.4" widescreen, I can run it at 1680x1050...
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And some other crap...

I got all that for 880 shipped... Not bad, when tax was 60 or 70 bucks..
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:06 PM #17
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could the alienware m5550 run like bf2 and cs source with like no lag.....

sry im new to like high powered computers
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:11 PM #18
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Only if you uprageded the RAM and video card. You need at least 1 gig, and at least a dedicated video card.... But I'd go dell.. The screen on that laptop sucks, and dell is so much cheaper. Whats your price range?
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:59 PM #19
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how much did that cost you?
It was $1,999 CDN ($1,800 US) Also keep in mind Dell has more coupons and discounts for US customers. My video card was a free upgrade when I bought it.
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:56 PM #20
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hmmm don't really know what this thread is for,but seems people are posting thier lappy specs....i'll post mine but they'renot special

lappy #1
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lappy #2 (free)
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:59 PM #21
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Its for anything laptop related(I think??) but mostly for people needing help buying a laptop..
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