Good laptop?


#1

I’m just curious if this sounds like a good laptop.
I wont be doing any gaming, just surfing the net, maybe some song downloads.
Just your general useage.

[quote]Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5450 (2MB cache/1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB), English
Genuine Windows® XP Home, English
Jet Black Color with Matte Finish
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 Dimm
160G 5400RPM SATA HDD
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
1 Year Return to Depot Service and Technical Support[/quote]

Thanks.


#2

that laptop, for browsing/downloads/etc.

is MORE than feasible.

I would actually recommend dumbing down a few components, to save money.

the only time you would truly recognize a multi-core processor, with loads of RAM and good hard drive is if you’re encoding media.

but, if you have your mind set on the said laptop. then go ahead, get it.

it is a VERY good laptop.

off topic, my Mother has a laptop . . .

Intel Celeron M, 1.8 GHZ
512 MB RAM
60 GB HD
Intel Accelerated Grahpics
DVD-RW

and she’s doing everything :stuck_out_tongue:

I was like, even uber-nerd and tried Source games on it. it’s alright!

so with the laptop you mentioned, you WOULD be able to game on it.

:smile:


#3

It’s the only one available at Dell with windows XP I refuse to have evil windows vista on any computer I own.

I really like the laptop I picked out, even if it has more doo dads than I need.  :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

So it’s ordered, Will be here in a week or so.

I am so excited. Now I have to venture out and buy a wireless router.


#5

A very solid unit, bubbasteve735! :sunglasses:  Laptops are cool, my daughter loves being able to surf wirelessly.  :smile:


#6

Anyone checked out MSI laptops?
They offer one with similar specs to Bubbasteve’s but it has a numeric keypad even on the 15" model. Plus, MSI tosses in Year Two Warranty free, as soon as you register with them online. Comes with VHP, or for a few $$ extra XP Pro.

Interesting how mobo makers like Asus and MSI are now really pushing their own lines of laptops.


#7

Hmm maybe I’ll look into those.  I’ve been looking for a new laptop also.


#8

:smiley: I’m so excited, ooohhh and I just can’t hide it.

My first ever purchase with money which I earned myself.  :smiley:


#9

I got this one for school seems good

2 gig ram
1.66 intel core 2 duo
hd dvd
8400gs graphics card
wifi agn (which I guess is better then ag)
hdmi output
and a big 6 hour life battery… kinda tilts the keyboard up
and all the other basic stuff you get


#10

HP :smile:

The only advice i can give, is buy warranty, also the more memory the better, Vista eats it all up. 2gb with xp is nice, every thing is quick and responsive.


#11

Good, I’m glad mine will be fast then.
That was the reason I wouldn’t go with Vista, it’s so slow.
My friends mom has it on her laptop. Disgusting.


#12

I got the last one that was on sale, the new model has bluray for 500 more.  The guy offered to upgrade my ram by a gig for 29.99 and 29.99 to install.  How hard could installing ram in a laptop be…
Im going to stick 2 more gigs in


#13

Most laptops have 2 slots, most new ones can handle 2 GB per slot.
Watch out, some have one slot and some RAM on the motherboard. They’re a pain to match.
It’s always better to use 2 matched sticks, especially with Vista. Adding a Gig to a 512HP made little difference, tossing the 512 and adding 2 matched 1 GB sticks made a hell of a difference.
90% of the Vista whining is people upgrading old stuff, or buying the ‘feature sale’ new stuff.
A laptop with a Celeron, and 1GB and budget graphics really does make Vista look bad.


#14

Hp’s are easy, however the choice of ram is more important, they are just as picky as the macbook pro’s.


#15

So I’m going to flog this puppy in a few weeks:

Toshiba A70
P4 3.06Ghz 1.5 GB RAM
80 GB drive, Combo burner
XP Home

what’s a fair price to ask?


#16

450$

usedvictoria.com/classified- … pc-laptops


#17

$300?


#18

Hey, that laptop has a P4 ht processor in it. Pretty fast, worth atleast 400$


#19

vista only uses half my ram which is 1 gig, i have a gig free, do i need more


#20

The more the better, 2-4gigs is best.