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  Reply # 82702 17-Aug-2007 12:19
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cbdkid:
heavenly_wild: Oh man, I am so indecisive. Should I get a good (and cheaper) desktop and a med-ranged notebook

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Get the Toshiba X200?

Can anyone imagine carrying the X200 around?


If it's the same size and weight as the P100, I think you might want to go for something a bit smaller if your wanting to carry it around. I think the 17" desktop replacements are for people who usually use the computer at work or home but then occasionally have to carry it around with them.


The weight is about the same it is just the X200 has a larger and thicker casing for ventiliation I think.  OK need to decide, haha.

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  Reply # 82707 17-Aug-2007 12:52
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Evinta: *starts dreaming about what a 512mb card can do for her graphics work*

lol! sounds like a wonder laptop.


*starts dreaming about huge pictures of hot guys*

I'd go for the laptop, unfortunately the wireless card isn't support by Solaris :( I've gotten contact, might another 6 months away before support appears :(

Then again, I'll wait till the beginning of next year :) let the latest and greatest with hopefully CSI technology which will replace the current FSB technology.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 82747 17-Aug-2007 18:42
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To All whom want to know I managed to speak to the 2IC of Haryey Normans Hamilton (it turns out he was the one who took my order about 2 weeks ago) and he told me today that it will arrive some time next week by mon-tue-wed?? not to sure but the agent (portables plus I presume) said they were on there way. From what Ive been told by retail agents Harvey Normans is the only one stocking them and all ther rest (Nole Leemings E.C.T) you will have to order in being such a high price machine. B.T.W if you are using Qcard you need to pay for it before monday or you will lose your 17month defered payment option.

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  Reply # 82748 17-Aug-2007 18:45
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I am swaying towards not purchasing this notebook now solely because of the casing size.

I think I am going to go for a slimmer 15.4" notebook and a gaming desktop. 

Hmm, although this notebook is very tempting.



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  Reply # 82751 17-Aug-2007 19:09
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heavenly_wild: I am swaying towards not purchasing this notebook now solely because of the casing size.

I think I am going to go for a slimmer 15.4" notebook and a gaming desktop. 

Hmm, although this notebook is very tempting.


My main purpose for getting this laptop is for Lan Partys even though this system im using at the moment (my desktop Specs Intel 3ghz cpu 2gb ram 750gb HDD space 1x 500gb + 250gb hdd nvidia 6800 256mb agp graphics card with 19" philips screen 8ms 1000mb lan card + 108 wireless connection & 2x dvd burners ) is a mean machine it is to big to keep luging around all over the place

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  Reply # 82752 17-Aug-2007 19:23
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Where do you see yourself using this notebook?  Around the home or in a cafe, for example?

Where you would store this notebook if you were travelling overseas?  Just out of interest:)



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  Reply # 82753 17-Aug-2007 19:29
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heavenly_wild: Where do you see yourself using this notebook?  Around the home or in a cafe, for example?

Where you would store this notebook if you were travelling overseas?  Just out of interest:)


As said before my main purpose is for Lan Partys but while im at home i would use if for watchin movies in bed (When Im Sick) showing photos to my mum and other famly memebrs when Im away from home accesing the net via the 1gb day vodafone dongle and of all playing games where and when ever i want.

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  Reply # 82754 17-Aug-2007 19:34
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azza08:
heavenly_wild: Where do you see yourself using this notebook? Around the home or in a cafe, for example?

Where you would store this notebook if you were travelling overseas? Just out of interest:)


As said before my main purpose is for Lan Partys but while im at home i would use if for watchin movies in bed (When Im Sick) showing photos to my mum and other famly memebrs when Im away from home accesing the net via the 1gb day vodafone dongle and of all playing games where and when ever i want.


Yeah that's cool man.  As I like to travel overseas from time-to-time, I want to make sure I have a place to use my notebook.  My P100 17" notebook is currently too large for use on buses, aeroplanes, etc. 


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  Reply # 82755 17-Aug-2007 19:41
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azza08: To All whom want to know I managed to speak to the 2IC of Haryey Normans Hamilton (it turns out he was the one who took my order about 2 weeks ago) and he told me today that it will arrive some time next week by mon-tue-wed?? not to sure but the agent (portables plus I presume) said they were on there way. From what Ive been told by retail agents Harvey Normans is the only one stocking them and all ther rest (Nole Leemings E.C.T) you will have to order in being such a high price machine. B.T.W if you are using Qcard you need to pay for it before monday or you will lose your 17month defered payment option.


Thanks for the update! I wonder if the price will stay at $4299 though since the brochure says it ends on the 18th of August.

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  Reply # 82756 17-Aug-2007 20:02
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cbdkid:
azza08: To All whom want to know I managed to speak to the 2IC of Haryey Normans Hamilton (it turns out he was the one who took my order about 2 weeks ago) and he told me today that it will arrive some time next week by mon-tue-wed?? not to sure but the agent (portables plus I presume) said they were on there way. From what Ive been told by retail agents Harvey Normans is the only one stocking them and all ther rest (Nole Leemings E.C.T) you will have to order in being such a high price machine. B.T.W if you are using Qcard you need to pay for it before monday or you will lose your 17month defered payment option.


Thanks for the update! I wonder if the price will stay at $4299 though since the brochure says it ends on the 18th of August.


Do you think the price would increase?  From the catalogue it doesn't mention any savings on $4299.  Hopefully in time the price will drop.

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  Reply # 82758 17-Aug-2007 20:20
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heavenly_wild:
cbdkid:
azza08: To All whom want to know I managed to speak to the 2IC of Haryey Normans Hamilton (it turns out he was the one who took my order about 2 weeks ago) and he told me today that it will arrive some time next week by mon-tue-wed?? not to sure but the agent (portables plus I presume) said they were on there way. From what Ive been told by retail agents Harvey Normans is the only one stocking them and all ther rest (Nole Leemings E.C.T) you will have to order in being such a high price machine. B.T.W if you are using Qcard you need to pay for it before monday or you will lose your 17month defered payment option.


Thanks for the update! I wonder if the price will stay at $4299 though since the brochure says it ends on the 18th of August.


Do you think the price would increase? From the catalogue it doesn't mention any savings on $4299. Hopefully in time the price will drop.


Don't know, when I got this P100 the price on the catalogue was $4600, I rang up and was told I had to get it before Sunday else the price would go back to $4800 but when I went on Wednesday it was still $4600 so who knows lol.

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  Reply # 82768 17-Aug-2007 22:31
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Nah, I honestly don't think it will increase:)  It is high enough!  Haha.



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  Reply # 82774 18-Aug-2007 00:01
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heavenly_wild:
azza08:
heavenly_wild: Where do you see yourself using this notebook? Around the home or in a cafe, for example?

Where you would store this notebook if you were travelling overseas? Just out of interest:)


As said before my main purpose is for Lan Partys but while im at home i would use if for watchin movies in bed (When Im Sick) showing photos to my mum and other famly memebrs when Im away from home accesing the net via the 1gb day vodafone dongle and of all playing games where and when ever i want.


Yeah that's cool man. As I like to travel overseas from time-to-time, I want to make sure I have a place to use my notebook. My P100 17" notebook is currently too large for use on buses, aeroplanes, etc.



looks like you should invest in a smaller screen model and get a big montior for when your working at home.

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Evinta:
heavenly_wild:
azza08:
heavenly_wild: Where do you see yourself using this notebook? Around the home or in a cafe, for example?

Where you would store this notebook if you were travelling overseas? Just out of interest:)


As said before my main purpose is for Lan Partys but while im at home i would use if for watchin movies in bed (When Im Sick) showing photos to my mum and other famly memebrs when Im away from home accesing the net via the 1gb day vodafone dongle and of all playing games where and when ever i want.


Yeah that's cool man. As I like to travel overseas from time-to-time, I want to make sure I have a place to use my notebook. My P100 17" notebook is currently too large for use on buses, aeroplanes, etc.



looks like you should invest in a smaller screen model and get a big montior for when your working at home.


Yeah, you are right.  Still, if I had all the money in the world, I would go for X200 too, hehe.

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  Reply # 82778 18-Aug-2007 00:48
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Dude, so would i.

But, i can't afford it and so i have to stick with my old, XP M40 model.

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