main use would be for dvd's, typing up a fair bit of paperwork and letters etc, uploading photos off digital camera, maybe a bit of photoshop muck around, internet access, and a bit of music, mainly just a cool toy hehe but plans are to do a bit of studying, either at uni or elsewhere so would be handy
just wanted to get peoples first hand experience on brand and what things i need to make sure i get like certain amount of RAM and GB and the rest
dont know a heap about that sorta stuff but i still understand what your talking about (ill tell ya if i dont anyway)
Dell laptops are very good.
I have a toshiba laptop (p3 1ghz, 128mb ram (put another 256 in), 20gb hdd, dvd drive all the other usual laptop connections.
I've perfectly fine for everything i do, i've done 3d imaging work on it fine, photoshop fine, digital camera connects easy, basically does everything i want.
i've had it for neae 2 years now and have had 0! problems.
i looked at both Dell and Toshiba when i was looking at laptops and settled on the Toshiba as it had a few little things that i liked about it.
basically any "New" laptop today is going to be powerful enough for u to do everything.
what sort of money are u wanting to spend?
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Having had a long list of the bloody things I decided to break the mould and head for the lightweight option and chose the Panasonic W2 toughbook. 980g, Centrino equipped, 5 hour battery life and CD-RW/DVD cleverly hidden in a water/dustproof titanium case.
Screen is small at 12.1" but it fits in a briefcase and does everything I want it to do - not cheap at $4k+ but it suits me after a lifetime of 2.5 Kg monsters.
I had a Compaq Similair to this spec which was purchased in June this year, well it was such a pile of rubbish. It was noisy, had a terrible screen *15 inch*, and the battery life was no good at all. So I bought a new ACER Travelmate 290 with Centrino (wireless connectivity), 30 Gb Hdd, 15 Inch TFT, DVD Burner and a heap of other stuff and its the best laptop ive had. Over the last three years Ive had 1 x IBM (average), 3 Toshibas (average), 1 Compaq (SHITBOX), and 2 Acers and id have to say that the Acers are the best overall.
Awww, I don't wanna hear that......
Do you think you had a lemon, or do you feel it was just a shitbox?
Not many are AMD based, and that 'appeared' to be one of the better ones.
just dont get one with a gforce(NEFIN) video card they double up the driver to get 128meg for example its only a true 64 i returned a video card geforce 4 and went to an ati raedon 9200 se much difference
Make sure it's got a seperate video card an doesn't use intergrated graphics as this will use up your RAM.
Alot of lower spec an some higher spec Dell's use intergrated graphics.
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