Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 27573 30-Oct-2008 22:15
Send private message

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!


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 174771 31-Oct-2008 05:46
Send private message

This is a good start.

370 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 175802 4-Nov-2008 18:40
Send private message

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.



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 176666 7-Nov-2008 16:21
Send private message

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)



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 176671 7-Nov-2008 16:32
Send private message

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)

1780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 176675 7-Nov-2008 16:40
Send private message

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



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 176707 7-Nov-2008 19:03
Send private message

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 :)

870 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 54

Subscriber

  Reply # 179099 20-Nov-2008 15:38
Send private message

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.



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 182368 5-Dec-2008 19:39
Send private message

hi again - just wondering, would anyone buy a 'demo' laptop? ie one used for 'demo' purposes?

89 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 182403 5-Dec-2008 23:50

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



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 182595 7-Dec-2008 16:25
Send private message

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 ...

3607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 182597 7-Dec-2008 16:33
Send private message

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.


3607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 182598 7-Dec-2008 16:35
Send private message

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.



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 182604 7-Dec-2008 17:04
Send private message

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 :)

3607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 182607 7-Dec-2008 17:11
Send private message

You can buy an external blu-ray drive (read and write) for around $500 at the moment.  Runs off USB power.



Mad Scientist
19018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2470

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 182617 7-Dec-2008 18:08
Send private message

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.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.