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Topic # 14917 26-Jul-2007 13:48
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OK all - I need some advice.
I'm in the market for a new notebook for purely business use. It'll need all the usual networking stuff and a 14" screen. I mainly use hosted software and don't do any fancy schmancy graphics stuff or play games so processing is pretty sedate. It wants to me rugged and needs either visat business (bad) or xp pro OS

Budget is around $1500 plus GST

Any suggestions would be appreciated





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Reply # 79776 26-Jul-2007 13:55
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On that budget, and based on what you are saying I would be happy with one of the current Compaq models (if buying from a retailer) or some Dell (if buying online).

I have had experience with both brands in the last few months and they worked well for their intended use (mainly browsing, word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mails). No fancy graphics options included...







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  Reply # 79777 26-Jul-2007 14:06
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didn't you get an invite to morgo MF?

boo hoo - me neither!




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Reply # 79804 26-Jul-2007 15:40
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I agree with freitasm. If you need something right away then get an HP/Compaq off the shelf but if you can afford to wait a couple of weeks then you're likely to get better value from Dell than anywhere else.



Warehouse Stationery have some clearance specials on Alienware machines but these only have Windows XP Home and the specs don't seem that good for the price despite the supposedly heavy discounts.

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Reply # 79809 26-Jul-2007 15:58
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benkepes: didn't you get an invite to morgo MF?

boo hoo - me neither!


Oh, I see. No I didn't get one. You see, this is a community site, and I am blogger. I am not mainstream media - even though our numbers are bigger than most...







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  Reply # 79843 26-Jul-2007 17:51
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fair enough Mauricio - not mainstream but worth its weight in gold!




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  Reply # 80051 27-Jul-2007 19:27
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OK - I've found a good deal on a lenovo R60e - just over $1500 incl GST - what do people reckon?????

PROC : Intel Core Duo T2300e processor; 1.66GHz; 667MHz front
side bus; 2MB L2 cache

MEM : 2.5gig PC2-5300 DDR2 with 667MHz speed

STORAGE : 80GB HDD; CD-RW/DVD-RW Multiburner (duallayer)

DISPLAY : 15" XGA display

PORTS : USB 2.0 ports; 1 x IEEE 1394; 1 x Ext headphone;
1 x Micphone-In; 1 x CRT port; 1 x RJ-11; 1 x RJ-45

OS : Vista Business

COMMS : 802.11abg; Intg Ethernet

GRAPHICS : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Chipset





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  Reply # 80053 27-Jul-2007 19:32
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it's friday night mf - i thought i was the only one still working!




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  Reply # 80649 31-Jul-2007 22:26
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If you can try to make sure it comes with a 3yr preferably ON SITE + Hardware + Labour warranty, unfortunatly quite a few people i know have been caught out with warranties that say say 3 yr but that is hardware only, they charge for labour and onsite call out after the first year....

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  Reply # 80654 31-Jul-2007 22:41
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Where did you find that deal, if you don't mind me asking?



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www.ascent.co.nz




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