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New Laptop build and website, need some opinions or suggests

Last response: in Systems
September 20, 2006 12:08:39 AM

Hey guys, this isnt a homebuilt system, but I didnt know where else to put it! I am in the market for a laptop and think I have decided on this one. It is is from Xtreme Gear ( (its the XG Action 3000 Notebook)

Asus S96J Notebook 15.4" WXGA 1280x800 Pixels w/Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Adapter
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset w/ Centrino™ Technology
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Mobile T5600 Dual-Core Processor @ 1.83GHz 667FSB 2MB L2 Cache EM64T
1GB (2x512MB) PC5300 DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory (Corsair Value Select)
Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 256MB PCI-Express X16 Video Card
Intel Pro/Wireless 3945A/B/G 802.11a/b/g 54Mbps MiniPCI Card
WinXP Pro (Will be loading it myself...buying the system without an OS)

The website gets decent reviews from, better than many others that seem to be used more often such as hypersonicpc, and alienware...has anyone had any experiance or are there any suggestions. The system will be used at school when I am on campus and away from home, or when I go home over holiday breaks and such so it will serve as a full PC when Im not at my desktop (gaming, school, minor editing, etc...)

Good or no? Hows the processor? things like that!!! Also which would be better for the system DDR2 533mhz (4-4-4-12) or DDR2 667 (5-5-5-15)?

I cant really spend more than $1100 seeing is how I just sold my old laptop for $1000 and I am a non working college student, but for this laptop with the 5% of they are offering until tomorrow I am willing to get it because it seems like a decent little laptop!


Thank you in advance for all the help!


September 20, 2006 2:25:59 AM

Not bad..

Just to compare.. here is what Dell offers:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T5600 (2MB Cache/1.83GHz/667MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition with re-installation CD
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm edit
120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive edit
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability edit
256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™ edit
Integrated Audio edit
1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr Mail-In Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support

September 20, 2006 3:15:45 AM

Yea I have looked around at Dell and HP, but I like the ASUS Barebone and the X1600, that is what caught my eye...any thoughts?