Need your fedback on this NOTEBOOK i might buy for college

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  1. punkerz123

    punkerz123 New Member

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    Compaq v3000z <<LINK
    $942.44

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
    Processor: AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Mobile TL-52 (1.60GHz/512KB)
    Display: 14.1" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 6150
    Memory: 1.0GB DDR2 SDRAM (2x512MB)
    Hard Drive: 100 GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    Optical Drive: LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
    Networking: 802.11a/b/g WLAN and Bluetooth


    i know the graphics card is shitty but i dont plan on a gaming at college , who does anyway :hsugh:

    Only thing im concerned about is, how gimped is the processor? is 1.6 too slow to last a few years?

    Thanks

    and some pics of the laptop


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    its dual core.. sounds plenty good to me.. I would buy it
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    well, it is a compaq....but for that price, i don't think it's a terrible idea.

    i take it back after seeing the configed price. get a mac book for a little bit more
     
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  4. punkerz123

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    fuck i forgot to post the price after configuration

    it'll be

    $942.44
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: MacBook FTW.
     
  6. punkerz123

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    but it comes with so much software that'll take up like 20-30 gb of the 60gb itcomes with (cheap model).

    :dunno: need HD space for piracy purposes
     
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    i'd upgrade the hd to a 7200rpm drive but otherwise it's ok.
     
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    optendo The next generation of console gaming!

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  9. deusexaethera

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    Along this line of thought:

    If you can't get a 7200rpm drive straight from the factory, buy the smallest 5400rpm drive you can. Save the money and buy a big 7200rpm drive when you need the space.

    Be careful with a Compaq. I've had a few of them apart before; there's no metal skeleton to speak of, the plastic shell supports everything including the motherboard. Don't drop it.
     
  10. Peyomp

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    Don't buy that piece of shit it will break. Buy a Macbook.
     
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    macbook ftw. but why not check out dells? i never liked compaq
     
  12. Peyomp

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    Dells are pieces of shit, so avoid them.
     
  13. Hartman

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    Not bad but I agree, I would consider a Macbook. I would even recommend a Dell or an HP/Compaq
     
  14. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Are you playing Jollyogre while he's gone :rolleyes:?

    Since he didn't say he was looking for a MAC, why does everyone insist on recommending it?
     
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    Because in reality, despite all the hate, Macs serve college students well. I'd love to have a Mac notebook to use for school, but I would never give up my PC desktop.
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I never said anything about hating them, but it just seems to be the number 1 answer to any "I need a laptop/PC thread."

    I've never used a Mac, but I'm sure there is some kind of learning curve since it's a different OS. Am I right?
     
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    compaq :greddy:

    Asus/IBM/Apple.
     
  18. punkerz123

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    :ugh:

    NO SHIT those companies are better. but i dont have the fucking money to buy an asus. if i did, i'de buy one in a heartbeat
     
  19. Penguin Man

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    :ugh:

    MacBook starts at $1050. You can get a nicely-configured ThinkPad for $1019.

    That's two laptops that are within $100 of the shitty one you picked (the ThinkPad can go cheaper, too, they start at $719).
     
  20. Peyomp

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    You can run Windows on a Macbook. It just happens the be the best notebook for his needs.
     
  21. Peyomp

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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    Oh how I missed you so!
     
  22. Jaysin

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    the stupid ass sound and all the other quick keys are touch sensitive, just one of the issues i had with it.
     
  23. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Why would someone buy a Mac just to run Windows?
     
  24. deusexaethera

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    Because it's a well-integrated system, and you can run every x86 operating system on it. Can't run your game on OSX? Run it on Windows. Need to compile your code for programming class in Solaris? Reboot and load Solaris. Don't know how to make Linux do anything you want it to do? Go back to OSX for your day-to-day work.
     
  25. optendo

    optendo The next generation of console gaming!

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    I wish I had the money for the new macbook pro.
     

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