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Olie
04-16-2002, 09:16 PM
I need a lappy for school use, it needs to be able to run XP pro/ word/ network etc.

second hand as i only have upto $1500 AUD to spend on it

any ideas on what to look for when buying?

Andy
04-16-2002, 11:28 PM
well judging by what you want on it, you will want a pretty big HDD

oh, and you might want to use win 98 cos xp on a 300 or something is really really slow

Bahamut Zer0
04-17-2002, 12:02 AM
Yeah a lappy capable of running XP well and for 1500 is out of the question.

98 or even winme runs well on laptops.
not as well as win2k of course

:)

for 1500 you could prolly get a p2 or if your lucky- a low end celery with 64meg ram and a gig or 2 of hdd space

Olie
04-17-2002, 11:51 AM
well this is what i have found so far:
Toshiba Satilite 2650
celery 466
64mb
DVD
6GB Hdd
14.1" active TFT
3.5 floppy
bag, books, charger etc.
$1550

IBM
600 celery
128mb ram
6.5GB
13" TFT
cd
floppy
network 100/10
$1550

Andy
04-17-2002, 12:00 PM
out of those two i would get the ibm, its got more ram faster cpu and it will make winxp just that little bit faster and since its for school, you don't need a DVD drive :)

Olie
04-17-2002, 12:07 PM
Well Dad i checking around ast his work first cos a few piii 800's just got returned 'cos some people wanted better ones, might nab one of them

Beefy
04-17-2002, 12:34 PM
out of those two, the IBM is definitely the better deal. You've got 2x the RAM, and built in network.. which saves you buying a PCMCIA card or something for networking.. which you probably will be using with your home PC...

Olie
04-17-2002, 03:51 PM
yeah and so i can suck recorces... i mean transfer my files from teh school network

daedalus
04-17-2002, 04:49 PM
i'd say you'd want at least 256 MB of RAM, if you wanna run XP...

Olie
04-17-2002, 08:49 PM
i'm runin it here on 128 just fine :confused: