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Master Geek


Topic # 22131 17-May-2008 17:09
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Hey,

Well since my laptop got stolen last night while we were sleeping (scary!), I need a new one.
Anyways my old laptop was an Dell XPS M1210 and it was stolen from St Lukes area, so any ideas would be good.. heh I also had a 9v battery so it sticks out about 10cm from the back

Anyways I am now looking for a new one, does anyone have some good ideas on a laptop, something similar to the one above (M1210).
Minimum Specs for new laptop:
Duo Core 2Ghz
2GB Ram
100GB HDD
Light Weight (2kg)
Good battery (4 hours)
Price: $3,000
Also with windows office small business.

I was looking at the new XPS, which is M1330
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology - Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/ 800 FSB/ 3MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista ® Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED
4GB Dual-channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
13.3” UltraSharp™ Widescreen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display with TrueLife
128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS
Slot load 8X max DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability
Wireless N and blutooth
Office Small business
Also the small screen so it lighter (1.79kg)
3,052.13

So basically i using this as a bench mark. I want a laptop with some power as I do use programs such as Microsoft Visual Studio and do a bit of music editing. But I want it light as possible with good battery as I will use it everyday with uni lectures.

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks,
Andrew

P.S i need it quick
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  Reply # 131479 17-May-2008 17:39
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If you've got a copy of Windows and Office Small Business, a MacBook with Boot Camp looks nice...

If you need Office Small Business preinstalled, then businesses like Dell which have customisable PCs or retail channels with OEM copies are the way to go.




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  Reply # 131496 17-May-2008 18:28
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Is there a reason you suggest that over the dell?

I had a look and it looks good (but slightly heaveir and thicker). Also I don't think I could go with the MacBook Air ay. Well I have Windows Office Small Business but it is installed on the stolen laptop. It means I couldn't load it onto the new laptop correct?

Thanks,
Andrew

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 131504 17-May-2008 19:14
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How about a good desktop for $2000 and and eee for 500 to take to uni?

Thats how I roll




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  Reply # 131559 18-May-2008 09:00
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I was thinking that, but I also use the programs like visual studio at uni during lectures as I am doing that sort of degree. Yes I could use the uni computers but... nah lol

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  Reply # 131579 18-May-2008 12:11
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Yea, you won't be fitting visual studio on one fo those puppies!




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