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July 13, 2006, 11:07 pm
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don't know if this is the right group to ask this question in, but i'll
I'm looking for the best laptop deal. I want something fast, with
out, 1 gb eam, max size HD (min 80 gb), and good reliability. I want
thing to last me a while. I am not looking for something with a fancy
graphics card, as i don't play games. I use the internet, photoshop,
various other things, but seriously i think photoshop is the most
ressource-hungry application i will be using. I don't care if the thing
not feather weight. I also want csome sort of SCSI connectivity (PCMCIA
card?). I've never owned a laptop, and don't really know how to choose
But really my main selection criteria is reliability, and a good,
big (15") screen.
My friend just got a Dell Inspiron 6400, and it's got a nice wow-factor
to the sharpness of the screen. I had almost settled on getting the
thing (with some upgrades), but read a bunch of bad reviews concerning
MOBO's reliability. A lot of people seem to complain about overheating
the machine, and some people correlate the overheating problem to the
Re: best laptop deal
One less than obvious extra is built in wireless, so you get the
antennas in the lid. That works much better than anything else,
not directional at all. Should be a given with this level of laptop tho.
The other thing is time on battery if you plan to use it like that much.
And hard drive failures too. Always been a problem with some Dells.
I use the bottom end of the market myself, because my laptop
needs are rather unusual and the bottom end is all I need.
I wont touch anything that doesnt have full online maintenance manuals either.