View Full Version : LAptop/Notebook advice

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?

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

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

600 celery
128mb ram
13" TFT
network 100/10

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 :)

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

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...

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

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

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