Thinking of getting a new laptop...

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  1. redfred18t

    redfred18t New Member

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    Hey guys I'm thinking of getting a new laptop. I want to get something over my old laptop that is showing its age. Also its a little bulky so I'd like to get something in the 13-14" range. What would be some good brands and models to look at? I want something reliable but it doesnt need to be an insane laptop. Also the smaller the better but I dont want a mini laptop. It doesnt need to be insanely optioned out, I need basically just internet browsing, schoolwork, and running quickbooks software. The comp needs to be fairly reliable as well.

    I was thinking of getting a refurbished Dell XPS1330. It costs about $800-850 but it would be $1250-1350 brand new. Any other ideas? Should I steer clear of this model?

    Thanks guys
     
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    The new macbooks are nice as hell. if you don't like osx install vista on it. I have heard good things about the xps1330 but fuck, I don't trust dells.
     
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    apple laptop hardware > * imo

    install vista and you're set
     
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    I'd rather not get an apple. I know I can install vista but still/
     
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    I just got the new Dell XPS M1530 2.0GHz 3GB 250GB 15.4in Laptop , it's on sale for $949 at a deal site, seems cool

    dealstudio.com/viewtopic.php?t=44406&ru=290
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    whats better,

    a dell inspiron 1525 for $499 c2d t5750

    or

    lenovo thinkpad 14.1 $599 c2d t5800
     
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    other specs the same?
     
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    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    the gpu is standalone on the lenovo but im more worried about the processor bus difference, is 675mhz a big difference from 800mhz?
     
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    you wouldn't notice any difference

    both CPUs will run at 2.0GHz no matter what

    T5750 = 667mhz / 4 = 166 * 12 (multi) = 2.0GHz
    T5800 = 800mhz / 4 = 200 * 10 (multi) = 2.0GHz
     
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    lenovo t series
     
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    A Dell would be just fine. I have a Dell desktop that is going on 8 years old and still running.
     
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    well I was about to order an xps1330 but I decided to read some reviews. I was startled. There were two major issues that I saw, the video card and motherboard failing. It seems like people had other issues with the laptop as well. Even though it is under warranty these are things I dont want to deal with.

    So i started looking around and it seemed that Asus laptops were getting phenomonal reviews. I think I will be picking up the n80 series. Not sure if I want the base model or the higher performance version, but they definitely seem like nice laptops. I'd like to get an f8 but I was reading that they had poor battery life and I'm not a fan of the aesthetics.

    Here are the two laptops I'm thinking of getting. Not sure if the extra computing power and the extra 100gb of hard drive space are worth the extra $250 price tag

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220389

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220391
     

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