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Thread: Laptop buying advice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    I'm interested in purchasing a new laptop , and I need some advice on which one to get. Heres a very rough and basic list of what I need , because I don't know my way around laptop specs all that well yet.

    AMD XP Processor (P4 Mobile are expensive no ?)
    512MB DDR RAM
    15" Screen (XGA+ is good ? whats the difference ? I know theres Ultra XGA and just XGA as well)
    40GB (or more) 7200RPM
    CDRW / DVD Drive
    10/100 NIC
    Geforce 4 440 GO 64MB or ATI Radeon 9000 mobile 64MB

    What should be changed ? Where should I be looking ? What brands ? I know Dell only carries P4 now :(

    Any suggestions , comments , help , is appreciated :)
    AMD Thunderbird AXIA 1000MHz @ 1400MHz
    MSI K7T266 Pro2
    Globalwin FOP-38 w/Delta
    1024MB PC2100 DDR (2-2-2)
    Leadtek Geforce 3 TD - 210/500
    Soundblaster Live!
    Plextor 16x10x40x
    20GB WD 7200RPM ATA66
    40GB WD 7200RPM ATA133
    60GB Maxtor 7200RPM ATA100
    Enlight Case / 17" Hansol Monitor

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    The ECS ones look good, don't know the full specs though.
    A review of one ;)
    Athlon XP 1600+ @ 1662Mhz | Volcano 7+ HSF | Soltek SL-75DRV5 | 256MB Corsair XMS-3000 DDR RAM | 44x44x24 Yamaha CDR-W F1 | 16x Liteon DVD | 40Gig 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda | 20Gig 5400rpm Seagate | GeForce2 MX-400 | SB Live! | RTL8139A NIC | RTL8139B NIC | 12 Fans | 1 x ss Blue cc | 2 x Red Neons | 450W Codgen PSU | Logitech Z-340 2.1 Sub and sats | 17" Osborune Monitor | Win XP Pro | M$ explorer rat and keyboard | Everglide Attack Optical

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Ohio, USA


    Here's a link to a site with many different brands and models that might help in deciding on a model:

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    The Land of OZ!


    Sager anyone:

    After all Alienware just rebrands these.. and charges a lot more..

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    Sager laptops are very nice pieces of equipment :thumb:
    New Sig soon, old one was way outdated.


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