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May 9, 2006 3:21:06 AM

Simple question just looking for what would be the best laptop CPU, excluding the P4, A64 and such, looking for the mobile processor with a good balance between battery life and performance,

i know i said battery life but i dont want a 6 hour long battery but a slow performing laptop...

any advice will be greatful,

in addition i would love any recommendations for a laptop from HP or Dell or such, it has to be under $1000 and the lower the BETTER...i have done some research but i am looking for your guys' "professional" opinion :lol:  thx again

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May 9, 2006 3:27:40 AM

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Simple question just looking for what would be the best laptop CPU, excluding the P4, A64 and such, looking for the mobile processor with a good balance between battery life and performance,

i know i said battery life but i dont want a 6 hour long battery but a slow performing laptop...

any advice will be greatful,

in addition i would love any recommendations for a laptop from HP or Dell or such, it has to be under $1000 any the lower the BETTER...i have done some research but i am looking for your guys' "professional" opinion :lol:  thx again


Anything core duo would work. Unless your into 64 bit programs. Intel simply put, has the best mobile platform out there at this time.
May 9, 2006 3:30:23 AM

yeah, this is what i suspected from some brief research, but with AMDs current desktop CPU performing much better than the P4s i wasnt sure if that might carry over to the laptops and their CPUs


and also any recommendations for a certain laptop for good price...
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May 9, 2006 3:33:35 AM

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yeah, this is what i suspected from some brief research, but with AMDs current desktop CPU performing much better than the P4s i wasnt sure if that might carry over to the laptops and their CPUs


and also any recommendations for a certain laptop for good price...


I'll get flamed for this i'm sure but, Dell has probably the best deals on laptops. They just dropped their prices on all of their laptops. They have core duo machines for very good prices. I would check them out.
May 9, 2006 3:56:11 AM

i just got my Dell Laptop

- A gift ....

and its pretty cool , il like it


- its a Pentium M :D 
May 9, 2006 4:18:21 AM

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i just got my Dell Laptop

- A gift ....

and its pretty cool , il like it


- its a Pentium M :D 


Cool, I have a 9300 widescreen with the Pentium M 730 and it's performance is incredible. I just ordered a core duo machine for the other half with the extended battery. Can't wait to see how it performs.
May 9, 2006 4:21:21 AM

Hope u enjoy it


im using mine right now , its Fast and it can handle pretty much anything i throw at it

cough::p orn::cough


:D 
May 9, 2006 4:32:46 AM

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I'll get flamed for this i'm sure but, Dell has probably the best deals on laptops. They just dropped their prices on all of their laptops. They have core duo machines for very good prices. I would check them out.


Thanks to CompUSA, I got an Acer Travelmate 4202 for $950. Centrino Duo, 1GB DDR2667, 100GB HD and they threw in Bluetooth for free. I get about 3 hours on one battery. This thing multitasks super good and is surprisingly fast. I've tried to shut it down by doing a bunch of simultaneous copies (memory stick to HD, HD to USB HD, HD to iPod) while burning a CD, listening to iTunes and surfing. Couldn't kill the beast!
May 9, 2006 4:35:41 AM

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yeah, this is what i suspected from some brief research, but with AMDs current desktop CPU performing much better than the P4s i wasnt sure if that might carry over to the laptops and their CPUs


and also any recommendations for a certain laptop for good price...


I'll get flamed for this i'm sure but, Dell has probably the best deals on laptops. They just dropped their prices on all of their laptops. They have core duo machines for very good prices. I would check them out.

My family has three Dells. One from 1999, one from 2001, and one from 2002. We've had no problems with them at all. Where my mom works (US government), they buy all Dells. Dell makes good, reliable comptuers for low prices, and they have nice laptops. Shame about the bloatware, though.
May 9, 2006 4:36:23 AM

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I'll get flamed for this i'm sure but, Dell has probably the best deals on laptops. They just dropped their prices on all of their laptops. They have core duo machines for very good prices. I would check them out.


Thanks to CompUSA, I got an Acer Travelmate 4202 for $950. Centrino Duo, 1GB DDR2667, 100GB HD and they threw in Bluetooth for free. I get about 3 hours on one battery. This thing multitasks super good and is surprisingly fast. I've tried to shut it down by doing a bunch of simultaneous copies (memory stick to HD, HD to USB HD, HD to iPod) while burning a CD, listening to iTunes and surfing. Couldn't kill the beast!

Is that the one with the mobile X1600?

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Hope u enjoy it


im using mine right now , its Fast and it can handle pretty much anything i throw at it

cough::p orn::cough


:D 


They're very good for that, you know. Much better than HP's. That's because Dell writes their own graphis drivers which are "XXX10 optimized" and "next-gen porno" ready.
May 9, 2006 5:05:32 AM

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Is that the one with the mobile X1600?


Nope.
May 9, 2006 5:26:40 AM

Next gen porn ahahha


oh its defragin right now


- alot of movies

:wink:



:D  !
May 9, 2006 11:24:58 AM

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look around before you buy one. my reccomendation for about a grand with good battery life eight and half hours (9 cell battery) and duo core is the dell inspiron 1405. that might be what your looking for, good luck.


I couldn't quickly locate a 1405, so I quit trying. But I did find a 1505 and since that's more comparable to my Acer, I configured it. I added the 9-cell battery you mention above and the 3 year warranty plus the software bundled with my Acer and came up at $1602 after the current $300 discount. Even if you knock off the $80 to get down to a standard battery, that's $300 more than I paid ($950 + $250 for 3 yr.) Dell isn't always the best deal you can get. Dude.
May 9, 2006 12:06:26 PM

I think most rational people would agree that Intel's Core Duo is the best laptop CPU available... and yes, Dell does have some killer prices. I got my Core Duo laptop from Dell with 1 GB of RAM and an ATI X1400... after shipping, taxes and all that crap it was still $970. It's entirely possible to get a Core Duo laptop from them for $699 (+tax) if you buy when they offer it at that price... to me it looks like they make most of their money on the upgrades.
May 9, 2006 2:43:57 PM

You should be looking for something like this

CPU: Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83 GHz or faster

Ram: 1Gb DDRII (533MHz) or faster/more

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945PM Express or newer

Harddrive: 80Gb 4200/5400rpm or 100Gb 4200/5400rpm

CD/DVD: whatever you like

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256Mb or better (if you play some 3D games...)

Something more you hopefully like: Bluetooth 2.0, GbLan, WiFi 54Mbit or faster
May 9, 2006 2:44:50 PM

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You should be looking for something like this

CPU: Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83 GHz or faster

Ram: 1Gb DDRII (533MHz) or faster/more

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945PM Express or newer

Harddrive: 80Gb 4200/5400rpm or 100Gb 4200/5400rpm

CD/DVD: whatever you like

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256Mb or better (if you play some 3D games...)

Something more you hopefully like: Bluetooth 2.0, GbLan, WiFi 54Mbit or faster


Asus has some computers with all these components...
May 9, 2006 6:09:57 PM

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and that 1505 has other upgrades the acer can't touch.


Show me. Like, show me the $500 discount I missed. I told you about the $300 discount. And show me the upgrades Acer can't touch. Some people tend to think Dell has some sort of unbeatable deal - and I've bought a few but these days, I'm more skeptical. I'll tell you one thing Dell has that Acer can't touch: a go fock yourself attitude regarding customer service. Acer hasn't gotten nearly arrogant enough to learn those tricks yet.
May 9, 2006 7:25:53 PM

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Simple question just looking for what would be the best laptop CPU, excluding the P4, A64 and such, looking for the mobile processor with a good balance between battery life and performance,

i know i said battery life but i dont want a 6 hour long battery but a slow performing laptop...

any advice will be greatful,

in addition i would love any recommendations for a laptop from HP or Dell or such, it has to be under $1000 and the lower the BETTER...i have done some research but i am looking for your guys' "professional" opinion :lol:  thx again


Don't make the big mistake in buying Intel's current 32-bit shitty processors. You're gonna regret it. 64 bit is here to stay. If you aren't in a hurry you can wait for the Turion X2 (which will be dual core) or wait for Merom (Intel's 64-bit offering of the core duo). Once Turion runs on native 64-bit OS and apps, there's no P-M on the world that could beat it (you can google the benchmarks yourself).
Anyhow, I'm kinda skeptical of Intel's moron 64-bit performance since they haven't said anything about new features or more instructions to enhance 64-bit performance. I guess it's just the same as Intel's current EMT64.
May 9, 2006 8:00:35 PM

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http://www.ncnatural.com/Resources/Coupons/Dell.html <--- dell coupon thing (scroll down to see the options for the inspirons)


That led me to a single core UnInspiron. I thought we were talking duals?

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dell e1405 (just to link, idk why) - http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails...)


Configuring that like my Acer, I get a price $300 more than I paid.

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i looked it up on www.compusa.com, acer 4202, i'm assuming that's the one. no flexible fast upgrades... that's for starters.


Well, that's the catch. I went to the CompUSA store and negotiated the fast flex upgrades I wanted - and got a discount off the laptop, got the upgrades for free and got another $50 knocked off the service plan. It was very fast and the sales guy was VERY flexible.

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better cpu's you can choose, sxga tru life ultrasharp quality dell screen, for the graphics ati x1400 256 meg graphics, available upgrade to a HD integrated sound.


Your price is escalating quickly. I got a better deal, period.

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oh, and i don't know, as for me, i have had good customer service from dell, plenty of times, and it was all quick and easy.


Good for you. Our work group bought over 20 desktops and Dell turned their back on us. The boxes sucked. I swore I'd never deal with them again. Time passed and although I didn't forget, the pain subsided. So I got Dell laptops for the kids. Then I was reminded of their lousy SC so hopefully this time, I'll not forget. You can have them!

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don't get all excited...


Oh, don't worry - when you're talking Dell, I'm not the least bit excited. Very uninspired pablum.
May 9, 2006 8:41:06 PM

Acer is BULL. They're absolute crap, screens are bad, keyboards feel cheap, skimp on features etc...

"A big hard disk, DVD writer and fast processor a great laptop maketh not"



If you're after performance, a BootCamp'd MacBookPro is apparently just about the fastest out there.....

Go with Dell for certain adequate quality and low prices.

Oh, and 9-Inch, I don't think anyone with half a brain buys a CPU right now because it has 64-bit, unless they're not going to buy another system for a few years.

64bit is NOT coming to everyday computing ANY TIME SOON.
May 9, 2006 9:02:26 PM

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Acer is BULL. They're absolute crap, screens are bad, keyboards feel cheap, skimp on features etc...

"A big hard disk, DVD writer and fast processor a great laptop maketh not"



If you're after performance, a BootCamp'd MacBookPro is apparently just about the fastest out there.....

Go with Dell for certain adequate quality and low prices.

Oh, and 9-Inch, I don't think anyone with half a brain buys a CPU right now because it has 64-bit, unless they're not going to buy another system for a few years.

64bit is NOT coming to everyday computing ANY TIME SOON.


A MacBookPro running XP can defy the new Apple ads saying that Macs don't get viruses, don't freeze, etc. Now you can PCify your Mac! Apple should sell OSX that would work on a regular PC.
May 9, 2006 9:05:26 PM

I think you're reading a LITTLE too far into it ducky....

Anyway, Apple Computer makes the hardware - Mac is the operating system....therefore you can still say that a Mac doesn't get viruses.

Actually I'm probably wrong. Point is, benchmarks have shown BootCamp'd Intel Apples with XP performing very favourably indeed.
May 9, 2006 10:02:28 PM

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idk, i just checked the coupon, it works on the dual... with that in play it evens out?


I dunno. Spec it and price it. As I said before: Centrino Duo, 1GB DDR2, 100Gb HD, DVD/DL/RW, bluetooth transmitter and mouse, 3 year plan deluxe, $1200 out the door - and he threw in Office '03, Taxcut Deluxe, Nero, 50 blanks and some CD cases too. At the time I purchased, there was a good coupon deal with Dell and yet they were over $400 higher.

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idkvery flexible? interesting, i didn't realize they swap out parts, learn >something new everyday huh?


I didn't say that CompUSA was following their usual policy...

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what exactly went wrong with those computer if you don't mind me asking?


About half of them had their PS's croak within the first 2 months. All of them had numerous bugs in the OS that we were not seeing in similarly outfitted IMB desktops. Management pushed the Dells because they were something ridiculous like $25 less each. Lost time geting the POS's fixed added up into the tens of thousands of bucks. The Dells were being used as instrument controllers so when they went tits up, we were hosed.
May 9, 2006 11:55:10 PM

Anyone ever notice how dells bubble rating system seems random? Check the above link and look at the middle two E1405's, identical configs, except HD and the one with a SMALLER HD gets a HIGHER rating on music/photos???? WTF????? And somehow the bigger HD gives them better gaming capabilities???? Intel 950 gets a half full circle? So the Nvidia MX440 would get a full then? And the price difference of $165? Add the larger HD to the lower priced one for $32! WTF????? Look at the batteries, a 53whr comes with it, upgrade for $79 to an 85whr, buy a new 85whr for $103, so the cheap battery should cost $20, why do I doubt that? It would be cheaper to get the 53 and buy an 85 (have two then), except they aren't listed for purchase under laptop batteries yet! What a rip off!

Oh and the E series stands for Entry-level, and boy are they.

DELL=WTF!

Thats my rant, I'm done now :) 
May 10, 2006 1:12:13 AM

Dell. . . . . But the only other laptop i had was toshiba so can only really speak for deal. I have had good luck with dells refurbed laptops , i recently got 2 but get this. both were 9400/e1705 series 17" screen but 1 had a core duo 1.6ghz 60gig hd 1 gig ram onboard video, $690 shipped. when i got i friday it was all scratched so i sent it back dell in return sent a 1.8 core duo with a true life screen "nice" and 100 gig 7400rpm hd. The second laptop i got was with core duo 1.8, 60gig hd , it has a 7800go video card this was $900 shipped. I have buyer's for both but id like to keep 1 maybe the true life if i can figure out if its possible to install a video card in it. From what i read if it comes factory with a video card you can upgrade but if it has onboard video you cant. Not sure why there seems to be enough space for the heat pipe and card
May 10, 2006 5:02:41 PM

yeah thats "marketing" for you, dells r really good but for laptops and industry computers i think , i would never consider havng a dell desktop

i want a Core Duo now :/ 

but mehh thats in the future , or the Conroe hmm


i wish my laptop ccame with a g-force go 7900gtx

=[



oh well
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