Laptop help

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  1. TOAD

    TOAD New Member

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    [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica]Can you guys/gals tell me if this is a decent computer, please. The gf needs one for work and school and I'll use it for some game playing (nothing cutting edge) and surfing the net. I don't want to buy something that'll be useless in a few months sort of thing. Anyway, here's the specs:[/FONT][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica]


    WebID: 10070502
    Mfr. Part Number: MX7525
    Processor Type: AMD Mobile Athlon 64 4000+
    Screen Size: 15.4"
    RAM (Preloaded / Maximum): See The Features Section
    Hard Drive: 100GB 4200RPM
    Optical Drives: DVD+/-RW Multi-Format Double Layer
    Graphics: See The Features Section
    Average Battery Life: Up To 3 Hours
    Product Weight: 3.4 kg
    Audio Type: AC '97 2.3 Compliant
    Battery Type: 8-Cell Lithium-Ion
    Cache: 1MB L2
    Fax/Modem: 56K ITU V.92
    I/O Ports: See The Features Section
    Included In Box: Manual
    Network Card: See The Features Section
    Other Software: See The Features Section
    PC Card Slots: 1 x Type I/II, CardBus
    Pointing Device: Touchpad With Vertical Scroll Zone
    Preloaded Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005
    Processor Speed: 2.6GHz
    Product Dimensions: 35.6(W) x 4.1(H) x 26.4(D) cm
    Removable Storage: Info Not Available
    Screen Type: Widescreen Ultrabright WXGA TFT
    Speakers: Built-In Stereo Speakers
    System Bus: Info Not Available
    Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labour

    More Information


    FEATURES:

    RAM: 1024MB DDR (2 x 512MB) Memory (PC2700), (Exp. To 1536MB)

    Software: Microsoft Works 8.0, Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition (60 Day Trial Only), Microsoft Money 2005, Microsoft Encarta, Online, Adobe Reader 7, CyberLink PowerDVD, Nero 6 Suite, Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (60 Day Digital Image Standard 2006 Trial Only), RealNetworks RealPlayer, Napster 3.0 (30 Day Trial Only), Quicktime, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Toolbar, SecureEasySetup Microsoft Windows XP Home (With SP2) GatewayShield Comprehensive Security, McAfee Internet Security Suite (90 Day Trial Only), Gateway BigFix, Kensington Lock Slot (Kensington Cable Lock Sold Separately)

    I/O Ports: 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA External Connector, 1 x S-Video External Connector, 1 x IEEE 1394, 1 x RJ11 (Modem), 1 x RJ45 (Ethernet LAN), 1 x Microphone, 1 x Headphone / Audio Out

    Network Card: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 Port), 802.11g Wireless LAN (Up To 54Mbps) SecureEasySetup, 125 High Speed, ModeBroadRange Technology

    Graphics: ATI Radeon X600 Graphics, 256MB HyperMemory Video Memory (128MB Local Onboard Video Memory)


    Thanks for any help.

    ps - $1300 CDN
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  2. P07r0457

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    AMD :mamoru:

    there is only ONE way to buy a laptop -- and that has an Intel processor.

    Desktops may be different, but in laptops, Intel is the only choice.
     
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    2.6GHz for a $1300 laptop is pretty damn fast....on paper anyway...

    although I bet a pentium M 1.7 or 1.6GHz would have just as good real world performance and use less power and make less heat.
     
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    Do you guys know of a similar pentium type machine for a similar price? I don't want to buy a laptop with a lame processor.
     
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    well, if your budget is canadian, then that's only around $1,170 in real money. An Asus is what I recommend, but it may be over your budget by a couple hundred.

    Within your budget, you're not going to get much. Dell has some notebooks, and that makes me feel dirty to say.
     
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    I'd hate to buy a notebook that didn't have a core duo in it...
     
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    So within my budget is the computer I posted ok, or should I stick it out for the core duo? I'm sure there's one I could find for the same price.
     
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    I would NEVER buy an AMD notebook. Regardless of what your budget is.
     
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    Well in that case I'll keeping on reading/looking.
     
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    I'd keep looking for a Core Duo you can afford.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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