What Laptop to Purchase

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  1. carlosrg

    carlosrg Guest

    Hey all

    I am thinking that I spend more time on my laptop than my desktop. I play games and do my work on it. I am in the performance and the looks of the laptop and would like to purchase a new laptop that is cool, fast, and priced right.

    I am thinking maybe
    Alienware a51m
    Dell Laptop (not sure which one)
    Ibm A21p.

    What I am basically looking for is 2.5Ghz+, 7200RPM hard drive (anything more than 20G is fine), 512Mb of ram (I am sure I can always upgrade it), 14.1+ Screen that is UXGA or WXGA (basically the best looking screen is my highest requirement), Good video card that will be able to play games on it. I don't really like glide points I like the pointer button much better but I can get use to a glide point if I have to.

    Has any tried one of those build it yourself laptops?

    If anyone has a good link to a well priced laptop I would appreciate it.
     
  2. Achance007

    Achance007 Active Member

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    you might want to check out the new vodoo laptop as well. And I just read an article about the new alienware and vodoo and new models are the first laptop that will let you upgrade the video card!! With Alienware supposedly the customer can upgrade, but I don't know how hard it would be. And with the Vodoo you will need to send it back to get the card upgraded. Those two laptops are probably the highest priced ones out right now, but upgradable video card is a big plus for me. I have a dell 8100 laptop now, and yeah I like it alot, but I'm stuck with a 64mb video card for its life. :hs:
     
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    Higher end Dells have been able to swap vid cards.
     
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    since when, both computer mags I read today said that alienware and vodoo are the first to do so.
    I have the dell 8100 which is was the top of line 1 1/2yr ago.
     
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    my 8200 does.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    There's one Toshiba they have at CompuSmart here that's just amazing. Best display ever on a laptop (it's better than my monitor).
     
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    Toshiba :ugh:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Explain... I've never heard bad things about Toshiba :duno:
     
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    Toshiba has excellent higher end laptops.
     
  10. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    ya i've only heard excellent stuff about toshiba, seems like they are extremly durable
     
  11. carlosrg

    carlosrg Guest

    Well I decided on a Dell D800 because of the Pentium M (extended battery life) and has an actual DB9 port (yeah I can use a USB to serial cable).

    But I will have to look at the Voodoo machines since I have not seen them yet.

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I will let you guys know what I end up getting for future reference for everyone else.
     

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