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Help for a laptop build

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December 10, 2007 6:51:17 PM

Hello everyone I'm new here and I start asking for help duh :wahoo: 

I'm going to buy a laptop in a few weeks and I was looking for a nice build, nothing too fancy nor expensive.

My budget limit is around 1000€ (yep I'm from europe). I would like a light laptop ( It's to take it with me from Home to work and on my travels) with a 15.4" screen, mostly for applications. Text processors, spread sheets and Autocad (only 2D blueprints).

I don't understand much about computers, but when it comes to laptops I'm at a loss. I heard that Acer laptops are quite good and cheap but that is as far as I researched. I heard that in Desktops Intel chipsets are better than AMD but maybe with laptops the things change.

Any build or advise is highly appreciated. Thanks.

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a b D Laptop
December 10, 2007 7:01:30 PM

Nope, same with laptops. Intel Core2Duos are the current best. AMD's Turions are the equivalent of Intel's older Core Duo. You have any online hardware sites in Europe that I can look at for you and find a good deal off of? Otherwise, Dell is a good choice and HP if they sell in Europe. Asus is another good choice. Something a little less mainstream would be Rock Computers, they are in the UK so I'm not sure if that's an option for you. Rock uses Clevo units like the one in my sig which are pretty solid performance units.
December 11, 2007 5:35:23 PM

Well I was recomended this site (mostly because they are "cheap" and well known here):

It's not in english their laptop section is this:

Both Dell and HP sell here but I was told that those are quite expensive (like toshiba) even thou I was told that are the best companies, maybe it worths to pay a little bit more for a better guarantee or component quality, dunno.
a b D Laptop
December 11, 2007 9:04:21 PM

Ok, I don't understand the language (Spanish I think), but I can make out enough to help you. I think something like this would be good for you: Asus is a good brand, it has a strong CPU, 2gb of RAM, a large hard drive and a dedicated card that should be good for your CAD apps.

I was able to build you a similar system off of Dell's website (Inspiron 1520) for around 919 Euroes. Worth the extra money? Maybe, depends on how much brand matters to you.

If you want to keep looking, look for systems with specifications along the lines of the Asus I linked to above. It should give you a general idea of what you'll need.