Looking for an Ultraportable?

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  1. Dipstick

    Dipstick New Member

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    I'm an IT guy so I know about computers. :)
    I'm looking at some of the Avaratec brand ultraportables, such as the 3270ee1.
    Does anyone have any insight on any brand? The Sony's are too expensive. I used to have a Fujitsu P2110 and sold it thanks to the Crusoe processor being so damned slow.
     
  2. UrbanKnight

    UrbanKnight Good, Bad, I'm the guy with the gun

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    I own and have owned 2 Averatecs in the past, a 511oH and a 3270H

    Both were problem free and easy to use I did have to repair the power jack on the 5110 after two years of ownership from the wife jerking it around, but otherwise, no issues.

    Only complaint with the 3270 is it had the AMD Sempron processor, which just seemed slow

    UK
     
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    bottom-line, do not EVER get an AMD notebook. Intel is simply the perfect mobile platform.


    And I would recommend an Asus well before an Averatec.
     
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    Intel is hands down the best for a mobile solution. AMD is slower, uses more power, etc., etc.
     
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    I really like the Sonys. I think they're worth the loot.
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    They might look good and have a lot of features, but they are definitely not reliable.
     
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    I notice you are attracted to shinny things, and care nothing of performance or reliability.... much like a small child.
     
  8. Dipstick

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    Well folks, the problem is price. I don't want to break the bank, hence I waslooking at the Avaratec's AMD portables.
     
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    Yes., whether the AMD fanboys want to admit or not, AMD is behind Intel in the portable market.
     
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    what is your price point?
     
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    No price is too low!
    I can find some refurbs for $700 so I'd like to hover around there.
     
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    You're not going to get a great laptop for that. A decent Asus is gonna run $1100+ for what you want. Unless you can spend the cash for something decent, you'll have to settle for a Dell.
     
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    I notice you only care about stats, how fast, how big how... kinda like man with small penis and ruler. :)
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    Check out the Fujitsu P1500D. It's got a 1.2GHz Pentium M, a reasonably-large hard drive (if a little on the slow side), a touchscreen which is ever-so-handy for working on a tiny computer, and the whole package is the size of a large paperback book. The folks on www.tabletpcbuzz.com have plenty of nice things to say about that model.
     
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    There is more to life than looks ;)
     
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    Fujitsu is a very poor manufacturer of notebooks. I recommend that you avoid them.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    And I tend to fall comfortably in the middle, where I can be shat upon by both sides. :eek3:
     
  19. jeyur

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    im looking for one too. I really really like the lenovo x60 series but i like using the touch pad and the pencil head mouse cursor wont work for me
     
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    jeyur cum fairy OT Supporter

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    really? i love my fujitsu and have had no problems with it :dunno:
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    So do a lot of people, from what I've seen. It is not, however, the absolute best-of-the-best and is therefore a piece of crap. :rolleyes:
     
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    the touchpad is an option on the lenovos. The base config is pencil-head-only, but you can get the touchpad, as well.
     
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    jeyur cum fairy OT Supporter

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    let me check it out. thanks.

    i checked it out and i dont see how i can switch it to a touchpad. can you link me or something? thanks
     
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  24. deusexaethera

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    If you wanted to spend the extra money for an X41t, you could skip the touchpad vs. thinkpad problem altogether and get an active digitizer built into the screen.
     
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    gonna check it out. reason i didnt mention it earlier because i'm not really looking for a tablet
     

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