Buying a new laptop

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Iam buying a new laptop in near future, can any one suggest me which
model is the best for a to be IT professional, in terms of cost and
features. which processor will be good AMD64 or Intel Centrino ?
Whether AMD64 supports connectivity to wireless LAN ? which other
thinks should be considered while buying a laptop ?

Re: Buying a new laptop

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It doesn't really matter unless you plan on a lot of battery use, then
you might want a centrino chipset.  All cpu's support wireless lan,
some use chipset features, others just have a plain old add-in card.
The chipset such as centrino may save a little power, but I wouldn't
fret over it.  Biggest thing to look for is return policy.  I wouldn't
buy from anybody who charges a restocking fee.

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Lots of laptops come with 4200RPM disk drives, which can be a
performance bottleneck. I don't know if 5400RPM drives provide a
significant benefit, but people who have gone to 7200RPM drives rave
about the improvement.

It's a tradeoff among performance, heat, power consumption and price.

Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN |

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