Best Widescreen Laptops

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  1. kobeyman

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    What are the best widescreen laptops available right now?

    I was thinking about the Voodoo M750, but it's too thick and heavy.
    the Compaq X1000, Gateway M675, and Hypersonic Aviator NX6 both seem very nice and good all-around. I don't really like the Dell Inspiron's, keyboard and trackpad are not great, design is boring, and they're computers don't seem to be well crafted and well built as others. I don't play games too much, so that isn't too important here.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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  2. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    17" powerbook.
     
  3. CyberLeader

    CyberLeader Superior Cybernetic Race

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    15" or 17" powerbook, depending on how big you want.
    Both are excellent machines, and the displays are fantastic.
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    :ugh: think he's looking for a PC based on his findings

    damn mac geeks :slap:
     
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    Damn pc nazis :slap:
    he asked for the best widescreen laptop, which is a powerbook. He also said he doesnt play games much, which is the ONLY area windows has any advantage (and there its only in quantity of games available.)
     
  6. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    I love my Dell Latitude D800 at work

    15.4" 1920x1200 display
    Pentium 1.6M
    640MB ram (128 included and 512 bought aftermarket at crucial)
    DVD-ROM/CDRW
    40GB hard drive (trying to convince my supervisor that the 7200rpm hitachi is a good idea :o )
    b/g wireless card
    and much better battery life than I was expecting considering the display

    I use it mainly for drafting in windows and data analysis in linux...the high resolution display is wonderful for autocad work and I installed redhat 9 without much of a hitch (although bluetooth doesn't work yet). I can't really comment on what it's like for gaming etc. though

    I didn't really research many other manufacturers as we get unbelivable deals on Dell stuff through the university (I work at UBC) so I don't know what the competition is like, but I've had the Dell for 5 months and I couldn't be happier :)
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    first of all, i disagree that the powerbooks are THE best laptop. Define BEST. And games is not the only area that PC's beat the macs. There are a million different apps that are just that much better on a PC. Look at development tools. Not much out there for the macs IMO. Sure it comes with a gcc compiler or whatever, but you're definately not going to find VS.NET on a mac.

    I was just pointing out that he's obviously in the market for a PC. If he had said or mentioned mac ONCE in his post, that might be grounds to make one believe that he has no platform preference
     
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    Best in design, size, weight, features, quality, etc.
    There are no where near "a million different apps" that are better on windows. youre on crack.
    OS X also includes xcode (for free), which from what i hear is a VERY good development suite.
    I'm no developer, but I know its more than just a gcc compiler (which is also included)
    metrowerks' codewarrior is also available for Mac.
     

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