Does this notebook setup even exist?

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  1. RyanL

    RyanL OT Supporter

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    I'm in the market for a new notebook but I don't think what I want exists.

    Processor: 64bit AMD around 3400+ or 64bit Intel equivalent
    RAM: 1gb
    Video: Decent NVidia cannot be ATI
    Screen: High res widscreen
    HD: as much as possible, min of 60gb
    Optical: DVD-Writer
    Network: 10/100/1000 would be great and then a 802.11/g and bluetooth

    I'm looking to replace my desktop completely, but I can't find anything that comes close (and isn't some shitty brand). I don't want a crappy notebook brand like acer, something like an asus...

    Anyone know of anything that comes close to fitting the bill?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Ditch 64-bit. AMD procs are not good for mobile platforms. They generate too much heat, and drain batteries far too quickly. The Pentium M, although 32-bit, was designed from the ground-up as a mobile solution. Coupled with the Centrino platform, it's the best available, right now.

    Welcome to the Asus Z71V.

    Intel Pentium M processor support to 2.13GHz @ 533MHz FSB w/2MB L2 Cache
    Intel 915PM Chipset with ICH6-M Southbridge
    Support for 2GB DDR2 533MHz (1066MHz DC) via 2 SO-DIMM slots
    nVidia 6600 Go 128MB PCI-Express
    15.4" WSXGA+ @ 1600x1050 Wide-Screen Display
    8x DVD Double-Layer burner
    10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit NIC
    Intel HD Audio
    Integrated 802.11G 54Mbps Wireless
    Standard battery life : 3.0-6.5 Hours
    Extended battery life : 6.0-10.5 Hours

    Has everything that you need except bluetooth, which is a piece of shit, imho. But you can always add that off of a usb receiver.
     
  3. RyanL

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    Oh I fully realize that the AMD mobile chips aren't as good as the centrinos, however, I'm not really looking for a notebook as much as a portable desktop. I'll glady take the 64 bit AMD over better battery life.

    I know bluetooth isn't the greatest, but having a bluetooth phone and the ability to get one the net with it and not use any other cables is nice. Same with a blutetooth mouse and not needing the base for it.
     
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    I really had my eye on some of those huge 17" screens too, like a said... portable desktop... heh

    I'm thinking that I will have to wait a little while for everyone to get their stuff together.
     
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    beave Housin Beers & Buildin Dams

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    e-machines makes one and its pretty good and good price too

    ill lookup the model
     
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    Emachines had a 64 bit AMD but they had MANY problems... You would be better off with a Pentium M 770 or similar. Close enough is speed, much cooler (heat is a bad thing!) and better on the batteries. Personally I have a Dell 9300 w/PM760/2 gigs ram and it keeps up with my P4 3ghz with 2 gigs. Your not going to get much more perfomance and keep any reliability with AMD64
     
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    Sorry but there is no way in hell I would ever own an eMachines anything... ever...

    They probably rank last on my list of notebook manufacturers.
     
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    FYI my 9300 specs in case you're wondering:

    Pentium M 760 (2GHz/2MB/533MHz)
    256MB NVIDA Go 6800
    2GB Dual Channel DDR2
    60GB 7200rpm
    8x CD/DVD (DVD+/-RW)
    Wide Screen UXGA (1920x1200)
    Intel PRO 2200 Internal 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth Internal (works great with my BT mouse and keyboard)
    10/100 Ethernet (big minus no gigabit)

    A AMD64 with similar specs is a pipe dream.
     

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