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#27573 30-Oct-2008 22:15
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Christmas prezzie for the wifey as i killed her old c1320 lifebook - very hot and heavy.

This one should be:
As powerful and light as can be.
Main use - internet!





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  #174771 31-Oct-2008 05:46
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This is a good start.

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  #175802 4-Nov-2008 18:40
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Would a netbook such as the ASUS Eee PC be to small? See here. Looks to be simmilar to what you want but for less than $400. I'm sure you could get a higher spec one for a bit more.

 
 
 
 




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  #176666 7-Nov-2008 16:21
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we're thinking 10-13" - 14" at the very most...

got some questions -
how does pentium dual core compare with core 2 duo? which is faster?

also, at the moment looking for a massively discounted msi wind u100 w 6 cell battery. if only that had a core 2 processor! don't like the idea of an atom running the show ... especially if spending a few bucks more gets you dual core something! (that's why the massively discounted thing comes into play)




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  #176671 7-Nov-2008 16:32
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well actually - did some research (dunno why the other day googled with no results - might have used the wrong keywords) and obviously the pentium dual core is cheap as dirt with ok performance - so ... quad core is what i want! but doesnt seem to exist on laptops yet. also why do i want a quad core when wife just does internet? well ... coz i can!!

(ok ok off topic - it says what can i get for 1000 bucks)




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  #176675 7-Nov-2008 16:40
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just realised dick smith links don't seem to stay, but if you're looking I would stick with the Intel models, DSE and Harvey Norman give out great deals with purchases these days. Plus spending $500.00 extra goes a long way with at least your option of choosing more RAM with Vista these days you need at least 2GB ...

Have fun shopping



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  #176707 7-Nov-2008 19:03
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came across this http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4913d56d013e9a74273fc0a87f3b06e7/Product/View/XC4767

has bluray (although may not have the best version??) and capable of dvb-t decoding...

although not exactly ... light ... hmm see what price harvey norman's selling it for ... or wait nearer to christmas :)




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If you want to post links to DSE right click on the "email link to friend" copy the url and remove the email bit youll end up with somethink like this:

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XC4767

Which will work.  Cut & Pasting the url straight from your addressbar uses part of your session id so it wont work for anyone else.

 
 
 
 




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  #182368 5-Dec-2008 19:39
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hi again - just wondering, would anyone buy a 'demo' laptop? ie one used for 'demo' purposes?




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  #182403 5-Dec-2008 23:50

Dell Mini 9 or Mini 12
Asus Eee PC 1001
MSI Wind



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  #182595 7-Dec-2008 16:25
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well finally after 1 month of roundabout mind changings decided to settle on this
http://www.sony.co.nz/products/product/computer/vaio-notebook/vgnns15gs.jsp
for $962 at Noel Leemings.

Apparently spec'd to play blu rays. a pity it hasnt got hdmi although supported. oh well, for under 1g i can't complain! Should arrive within the week ...




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  #182597 7-Dec-2008 16:33
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joker97: well finally after 1 month of roundabout mind changings decided to settle on this
http://www.sony.co.nz/products/product/computer/vaio-notebook/vgnns15gs.jsp
for $962 at Noel Leemings.

Apparently spec'd to play blu rays. a pity it hasnt got hdmi although supported. oh well, for under 1g i can't complain! Should arrive within the week ...


Hi Joker97,

This model definitely is not able to play blu-ray discs.  On Sony's as well as Noel Leeming's websites they both specify it is DVD playback and burn only.


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  #182598 7-Dec-2008 16:35
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Just to add, you wouldn't expect to find a blu-ray laptop around the 1k mark... especially a Sony Vaio.

Better go back and sort it out with the retailer.



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  #182604 7-Dec-2008 17:04
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sorry i meant the intel gma 4500 hd is capable of processing blu ray level graphics - according to the intel website. :) no i certainly didnt expect to get a bluray ready laptop for under 1g :)




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  #182607 7-Dec-2008 17:11
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You can buy an external blu-ray drive (read and write) for around $500 at the moment.  Runs off USB power.



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  #182617 7-Dec-2008 18:08
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maybe next time - now looking at a ps3 for $700 for blu ray. unless another standalone player which also plays other media arrives for about $350 which is unlikely.

just of note, been wondering about external bdrom drives - isnt usb 2.0 too slow? i thought i needed e-sata to work.




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