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Thread: LAptop/Notebook advice




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    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?
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    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

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    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

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    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
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    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 :)

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    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
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    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...

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    yeah and so i can suck recorces... i mean transfer my files from teh school network
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    i'd say you'd want at least 256 MB of RAM, if you wanna run XP...
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    i'm runin it here on 128 just fine :confused:
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