Recomend me a Laptop! $1,000 to $1,3000 range

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  1. Suazo

    Suazo New Member

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    Recomend me a Laptop! $1,000 to $1,300 range

    Hey all, i need a laptop basically for Graphic Design, Internet browsing, some gaming (not too much tho)

    needs to be widescreen...


    which one should i get?

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    macbook? might be a little weak for gaming though
     
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    Refurbed Macbook Pro 15"
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep.
     
  5. Suazo

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    u guys really recomend Apple? they are nice but im not a big fan of them..
     
  6. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Dell Inspirion 1505

    If you are at a Uni, you can prlly get one through the IT dept and save tons of money. If not, google Dell Coupons and you can usually find them for 20% off.

    And don't believe all the Dell bashing that goes on in this subforum. I'm typing this on my Inspirion 1705 that I've had for ~6 months now. No probs at all. 2 friends have 1505 at my Uni and they aren't having probs either.
     
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    Dells are clunky, cheap pieces of crap designed by monkies.
     
  8. Suazo

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    which non-apple notebook do u recomend :)
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    lol...clunky compared to Apple, no question about...every laptop is clunky compared to those. Well except those over priced toshiba ones.

    Cheap? Not at all. Rock solid....the 1505 and 1705 are excellent machines.
     
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    for graphic design I would not recommend anything but a Mac
     
  11. dorkultra

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    ibm lenovo is probably the only windows/linux based laptop i'd buy
    but i'd choose a macbook before that
     
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    look into fujitsu notebooks

    they are nice
     
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    asus or lenovo... yes.
     
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    Going to have to disagree.
    There's been nothing I've done a Mac that I couldn't do on my PC.


    I'm using a Toshiba Satellite for everything I do. P4 (don't recall speed), 1G RAM... works well enough. Only time I've had it give me problems is when working with half a dozen layers in photoshop all with 3MB+ images on them. Basically any P4 or Dual Core machine with 1G RAM+ should work fine IMO.

    I've liked my Toshiba and despite what will soon be said, I have not had any overheating issues with it.
     
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    It's been the same damn argument I've heard for the last 5 years (ever since I started school for media production) and I have had more damn problems with Macs than any PC I've used.
     
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    toshibas seem to always under-perform...
     
  17. Suazo

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    lol i fixed taht typo i guess you can still see it :mamoru:

    thanks for the replies to all

    I do more Web Design than graphic Design so its not like i will be working with really hight resolution graphics

    and ive decided to go with dell

    i got this laptop

    • Inspiron E1505 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
    • Operating System (Office software not included)FREE Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium with 1GB of memory
    • LCD Panel 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™(glossy)
    • Memory 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 DIMM
    • Video Card 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™
    • Hard Drive 120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
    • Network Card and ModemIntegrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
    • Adobe SoftwareAdobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
    • Combo or DVD+RW Drive8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    • Sound OptionsIntegrated Audio
    • Wireless Networking CardsDell Wireless 1390b/g (54Mbps)
    • Office SoftwareNo productivity suite- Includes Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD
    • Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed)No Security Subscription
    • Primary Battery
    • 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    • Warranty and Service1Yr Ltd Warranty and Mail-In Service
    • Internet Access Service6 Months America Online Internet Access Included
    • Miscellaneous E1505 Dual Core
    • Dell Digital Entertainment No Pre-Installed Software
    • Processor Branding Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    Subtotal: $1,150.40
    Shipping and Handling: $19.99
    Shipping Discount: -$19.99
    Environmental Disposal Fee: $8.00
    Tax Total: $94.92
    Total: $1,253.32
     
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  18. crontab

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    Although you'll be getting a slightly less powerful lappy, you do get a nice 24" lcd for the same price as your config!!!

    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=458609

    Dell AMD Turion 64X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL50 + $80
    15.4 Widescreen XGA Display with Truelife (Glossy) + $40
    1 GB SDRAM +$65
    8X DVD Burner +$40
    6 Cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery +$30
    Dell Wireless 1490 802.11 a/g +$10
    24 inch UltraSharp 2407WFP Widescreen Digital Flatpanel +$699
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total should now equal $1503
    Instant Savings of $400 on orders over $1499 -$400
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    $1103 Shipped*
    *does not include tax.

    I may jump on this, but I don't need either of the two..... =/
     
  19. Suazo

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    yes i used it, it came up to be like $1400 something without that 20% code

    :mamoru:
     

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