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HELP! Which Laptop Do I Get??

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August 25, 2007 5:50:22 AM

Hi. I'm looking for a new laptop here in Malaysia. Thinking of a Toshiba since they have good ratings and reviews. I'll list down what I want first and then tell what laptop is on sale.

Priority:
CHEAP PRICE with performance(top most priority)
RAM
Processor
HDD Space
VGA
DVD Burner
Weight & Monitor Screen Ratio
Exterior Look

I don't need a laptop with a built-in webcam since I already have one.

Before I list down the laptops I've seen at the local market, I would just like to say RM3800 is equivalent to USD1000.

TOSHIBA LAPTOPS

Satellite L40-A501 (RM2099)
- Intel Celeron and Processor 440 (1.86GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
- Windows Vista SE
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
- 80GB SATA HDD
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, Up to 251MB of shared video memory
- DVD Supermulti Double Layer Drive (DVD +- RW/RAM)
- 15.4" WXGA Clear Superview Display
- 2.27kg

Satellite M200-A411 (RM2799)
- Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2080 (1.73GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
- Windows Vista Home
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
- 80GB SATA HDD
- DVD Supermulti Double Layer Drive (DVD +- RW/RAM) with Labelflash
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, Up to 251MB of shared video memory
- 14.1" WXGA Clear Superview TFT Display
- 2.26kg

Satellite M200-A412 (RM3199)
- Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology:
  • Intel Core Duo Processor T2450 (2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11a/g
  • Intel 945GM Express Chipset
    - Windows Vista Home
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 80GB SATA HDD
    - DVD Supermulti Double Layer Drive (DVD +- RW/RAM) with Labelflash
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, Up to 251MB of shared video memory
    - 14.1" WXGA Clear Superview TFT Display
    - 2.26kg
    - Built in Webcam 1.3MP (I do not need this)

    Satellite M200-E413 (RM3799)
    - Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 (1.6GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11a/b/g
  • Intel 965GM Express Chipset
    - Windows Vista Home
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 120GB SATA HDD
    - DVD Supermulti Double Layer Drive (DVD +- RW/RAM) with Labelflash
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, Up to 358MB of shared video memory
    - 14.1" WXGA Clear Superview TFT Display
    - 2.26kg
    - Built in Webcam 1.3MP (I do not need this)
    - Bluetooth V2.0

    Satellite M200-A450 (RM3599)
    - Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T2350 (1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11a/b/g
  • Intel 945GM Express Chipset
    - Windows Vista Business
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 80GB SATA HDD
    - DVD Supermulti Double Layer Drive (DVD +- RW/RAM)
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, Up to 358MB of shared video memory
    - 14.1" WXGA Clear Superview TFT Display
    - 2.26kg
    - Bluetooth V2.0

    Qosmio F20-P540 (RM2699) *this is the one I like, the exterior look and the price + performance.*
    - Intel Centrino 1.86GHz
    - 1GB DDR2 RAM
    - 80GB HDD
    - DVD Supermulti Double Layer Drive (DVD +- RW/RAM)
    - 15.4 WXGA Clear Superview (450NIT with 2 Lamps High Luminance)
    - NVDIA GeForce FX Go6600 with 128 dedicated VRAM
    - Built in Tv-Tuner and Wi-Fi b/g
    - Windows XP Home (I prefer XP since Vista has some software restrictions)
    - 2.5kg

    HP COMPAQ LAPTOPS I'm happier with the external features, since it's small and not so bulky like toshiba laptops

    nx6310 (RM3499)
    - Intel Centrino 2 Duo Mobile Technology:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66GHz, 533MHz FSB)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11a/b/g
  • Intel 945GM Express Chipset
    - Windows Vista Business
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 80GB SATA HDD
    - Integrated DVD/CDRW Combo
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    - 15.4" XGA TFT Display
    - 2.26kg
    - 56K Modem (I don't need this)

    nx6330 (RM3999)
    - Intel Centrino 2 Duo Mobile Technology:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66GHz, 533MHz FSB)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11a/b/g
  • Intel 945GM Express Chipset
    - Windows Vista Business
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 120GB SATA HDD
    - Integrated DVD+- RW Dual Layer Drive
    - ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 discrete graphic
    - 14.1" WXGA TFT Display
    - 2.37kg
    - 56K Modem (I don't need this)

    6515b Notebook (RM3699)
    - AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Processor TL-52: (i dont really like AMD since it's more for gaming)
  • 1.6GHz, 2X512KB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB
  • AMD M690T Chipset
  • Integrated WLAN 802.11b/g and Bluetooth
    - Windows Vista Business
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 120GB HDD
    - Lightscribe DVD+- RW Super Multi Drive with Double Layer
    - ATI Mobility Radeon X1250 discrete graphic (Shared up to 512MB)
    - 14.1" WXGA TFT Display
    - 2.4kg

    Presario V3405TX (RM 3299)
    - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5300 1,73GHz
    - Intel Pro Wireless 3945a/b/g 802.11 a/b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
    - 120GB (5400 RPM) HDD
    - 14.1" WXGA Brightview Widescreen Display (not really a fan of widescreen but it's still quite nice)
    - nVidia GeForce Go 7200 VRAM 32MB dedicated
    - DVD+-RW with Double Layer Support
    - 56k modem
    - Windows Vista Home
    - 2.4kg

    Presario V3412TU (RM2799)
    - Intel Core Duo Processor T2450 2.0GHz
    - 802.11 b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
    - 512MB DDR2 SDRAM (1 Dimm)
    - 120GB (5400RPM) HDD
    - 14.1" WXGA Brightview Widescreen Display
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with shared VRAM
    - DVD +- RW with Double Layer Support
    - 56k Modem
    - FreeDOS
    - 2.4kg

    Presario V3521TU (RM2999)
    - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 1.66GHz
    - Intel Pro WLAN 3945a/b/g 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
    - 120GB (540RPM) HDD
    - 14.1 WXGA Brightview Widescreen Display
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with shared VRAM
    - DVD +- RW with Double Layer Support
    - 56k Modem
    - FreeDOS
    - 2.4kg

    Presario V3514TU (RM3299) (only diff with top specs is the processor speed)
    - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100 1.8GHz
    - Intel Pro Wireless 3945a/b/g 802.1a/b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 120GB (5400RPM) HDD
    - 14.1" WXGA Brightview Widescreen Display
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with shared VRAM
    - DVD +- RW with Double Layer Support
    - 56k Modem
    - FreeDOS
    - 2.4kg

    LENOVO LAPTOP yes, there's only 1 that I like

    Y400 (RM3288) I like this one but it's external features are really turning me off from it. heh
    - Intel Centrino Duo Processor
    - Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo Processor T5500 (1.66 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
    - Windows Vista Premium
    - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 160GB SATA HDD
    - Slot-in RAMBO DVD+- RW
    - nVidia GeForce 7300 up to 256MB
    14.1" Widescreen WXGA with VibrantView


    If anyone can recommend me any other laptops, please do so. I looked at Dell too, and I REALLY like what they have. I like the Business Model, Vostro 1500 and the Inspiron 1520. What do you guys think?
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    a c 244 D Laptop
    August 25, 2007 11:52:46 AM

    will u do gaming ? if not ,then get a laptop with a fast core2duo and 1gb ram , like Satellite M200-A412

    August 25, 2007 12:02:27 PM

    no gaming will be done. but i still want a good VGA. at least a dedicated one. not shared. anyone else can help me out? thanx alot for your opinion maziar. gladly appreciated.
    a c 244 D Laptop
    August 25, 2007 6:45:07 PM

    if Qosmio F20-P540 (RM2699) CPU is DualCore (which is DualCore i think ) ,then go for it , its pretty good
    !