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July 30, 2006, 6:25 pm
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recognize that I rode the short bus. Any friendly suggestions greatly
I am trying to buy a fairly inexpensive laptop, but one that can be
easily upgraded later. I tend to run multiple, hefty applications. I
would like Windows xp Media Center OS if possible. I would like to
burn CD's and DVD's, and label them. I would like excellent audio and
Here's my question: If I need to make trade-offs to facilitate
immediate purchase, what should I sacrifice that would still enable me
to easily upgrade my processor later? With the new Core 2's, I'd like
to find a fast, capable processor now that would make it easy for me to
go up to a Core 2 when they are a little more affordable, and also in
anticipation of Vista release.
-processor selection - fast and competent now, less cost so investment
won't be too upsetting when I replace it
-DDR 2 at at least 1gb, right?
-Graphics card that will be good now, compatible with potential
upgrades, that won't break the bank?
-Any feeling on solid, dependable burners? Labeling capabilities?
-Looks like many laptops are upgradeable from onboard sound to Audigy -
worth it? Or is a there a particular onboard sound I should look for
when selecting a processor?
-Wireless and connectivity solution?
-I know I need accidental repair coverage and warranty. But, if I
upgrade the processor in 12 months, this would void most coverages
I'd really appreciate your help. Also, any good deals you know of.