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Please Help-Upgrading Laptop

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
December 12, 2009 9:40:32 PM

Before starting, my current laptop configuration is

dell inspiron 6400 17inches
Intel core 2 duo t7200 @2.00Ghz
chipset i945PM
1GB Ram DDR2
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256MB
Windows XP

I need to upgrade my laptop...

1_What is your budget?

I can shell out $1500...can go overboard if the laptop is really worth cpl of hundred more!!!

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
It should be minimum 13 inches. But the main constraint is weight, as I would like to carry it around with me a lot.

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Dont know...

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
I need the laptop to be as light as possible (4.5 pounds would be ideal). It should be portable.

5_How much battery life do you need?
3 hrs without battery would be perfect! plus or minus is fine.

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Yeah I need to play games. Call of duty modern warfare(Series), Godfather, Grand Theft Auto series...all in high setting would be awesome, if not atleast in medium setting.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
movies, browsing, editing sometimes using adobe premier or photoshop CS

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
I have an external 1TB so 250GB HD would be more than enough

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
Nothing specific.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Atleast 2 years.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD drive would be sufficient. Blu ray maybe if it falls withing budget

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I would prefer dell as i am using one and am used to its shortcuts/key layout.
I hear lenovo is a cheap brand and wouldnt prefer one.
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I prefer windows OS.

More about : upgrading laptop

December 12, 2009 10:07:55 PM

asus ul80vt. 13", 7~ battery life during heavy web browsing, gma x4500mhd, switchable with nvidia 210gt on the fly, and intel su 7300 factory oced to 1.73.

December 22, 2009 11:16:35 PM


Thanks for the reply.
My friends tell me that Dell/Sony/Toshiba are the reliable brands to buy...
Any more suggestions among these brands