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WANT TO BUY A LAPTOP UNDER $800

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June 3, 2010 12:13:25 PM

Hello,
1_What is your budget?
under $800....but as long as it fits my requirements i dont care how cheap it is

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
dunno, maybe arnd 15"-17"

3_What screen resolution do you want?
VERY MUCH Prefer HD

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
it doesnt matter, as long as it fits the requirements

5_How much battery life do you need?
As much as i can get

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)?
modern warefare 2 n other COD games, infamous, GTA series (most likely GTA iV), Sims games, God of war 3, Red alert 3, Command n Conquer games ETC.
ALL OF THESE WILL PLAY IN MAX POSSIB.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Photo editin, movies, music, video edittin, i nvr knw wat i might do xD

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
As much As i can get for my requirements (wud EXTREMELY prefer 320GB atleast, with 7200 rpm)

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Dont have specific sites....as long as i can buy it, whether online or not

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible


11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD ROM/Writer & Bluray Rom/Writer Would B nice....but its ok evn if its dvd only :D 

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.
As Long as its good :) 

13_What country do you live in?
i live in Maldives but i can also buy from Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai or Egypt (have cousins in those places who can buy it for me xD)


14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
MY REQUIREMENTS:

wud very much PREFER an intel core i3, i5 or i7........BUT any other processer is also ok....but need it to b rlly FAST..

N also it is a MUST to have a 512 MB Dedicated graphics card...but wud LOVE to hav a 1GB dedicated graphics card......as long as its really good

4GB RAM (or higher n best if DDR3)

WUD LOVE A 320GB HDD (or higher) with 7200rpm

PREFER a Windows 7 operating system but vista is also OK

AS i said a Good 512 MB (or higher) dedicated graphics card is compulsory

and all others tht i hav mentioned earlier

NOTE: I CAN BUY FROM EBAY....AS LONG AS IT SHIPS TO MALDIVES

thnx all for ur gr8 help wud love to hav replies as soon as possible :D 

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a c 244 D Laptop
June 3, 2010 6:57:08 PM

I actually read your question entirely,you mention $800 at first(assuming that its US $) and then mention you are in Maldive,so i thought you are somehow able to get in the US.
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June 4, 2010 10:42:33 AM

btw my budget in maldivian rufiyaa is arnd RF 10,000 whis arnd $750 and $800
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June 4, 2010 10:43:16 AM

hehhe.....no i mentioned like tht coz many pppl....cud b too lazy to convert maldivian rufiyaa into dollars...n check places like ebay.......hehe...i can only buy from Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai or Egypt.....thnx
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 4, 2010 12:30:53 PM

Dell Studio 17 would be a good option,have a look in to it
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June 4, 2010 2:41:19 PM

seems like the dell studio 17 is way above my budget, frm wat i saw frm the us dell website its arnd a 1000 dollars

i have found a laptop that very well fits my budget n requirements
check this link and let me know wat u think abt it. plz note tht this is available in malaysia (malaysia website) so tht means i could buy it easily
http://www1.ap.dell.com/my/en/home/notebooks/inspiron-1...
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 4, 2010 3:18:50 PM

The problem with that notebook is that it has a 4570M which is a low-end card for gaming
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June 5, 2010 8:45:30 AM

yea.......but can i upgrade it to a higher end graphics card? i mean after i buy it?
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 5, 2010 10:12:27 AM

Unfortunately no.
Few laptops allow upgrading the VGA like some Alienware,Sager notebooks
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June 5, 2010 11:09:44 AM

aww.........ppl say tht i can play games in low quality or medium quality with tht graphics card......is it that bad?
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 5, 2010 2:12:31 PM

It depends on you :)  4570M is a low end card and can handle new games on low settings,older games however can be run in medium(or high depending on the game) settings
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June 5, 2010 7:55:58 PM

i mean is low quality.....playable or too noticable....i mean, urgh....i dnt knw wat to say :(  >.<
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June 6, 2010 6:21:41 AM

Check if tigerdirect.com will ship to any of those places, I think they might.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
This might be good, not the best processor but a nice GPU that should play those games OK.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
This has the mobility radeon 5470, same as the one Maziar recommended (you were saying it had a 4570, the page says 5470). It's not the best GPU but it also should be good enough, and a better processor.
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June 6, 2010 8:28:40 AM

Maziar said:
It depends on you :)  4570M is a low end card and can handle new games on low settings,older games however can be run in medium(or high depending on the game) settings


hey maziar......u have been mistaken....the link tht i gave u says its a ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB........so can u plz check tht link again say hw gud tht deal is?
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June 6, 2010 8:34:26 AM

$amurai said:
Check if tigerdirect.com will ship to any of those places, I think they might.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
This might be good, not the best processor but a nice GPU that should play those games OK.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
This has the mobility radeon 5470, same as the one Maziar recommended (you were saying it had a 4570, the page says 5470). It's not the best GPU but it also should be good enough, and a better processor.


heheh.....i hadnt noticd tht maziar had written 4570....i still think inspiron 15r (http://www1.ap.dell.com/my/en/home/notebooks/inspiron-1...) is much better......since it has the latest intel core i5 n has the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB graphics card so.......its better AND cheaper.......but i jst dont wana finalize it yet.......hehe.....i rlly appreciate u guys help. :D 

so i guess i will hav to say, if i cant find another laptop better than the inspiron 15r, i think i'll finalize it then...but not jst yet......the search is nt over rite?? ;D
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June 6, 2010 10:07:29 AM

laptop with the least mal-functions in 2009.....

1. asus
2. toshiba
3. sony


i would stay away from dell.....they have changed there support forum,,,its not that good anymore.......

might consider hewlett packer ....they have a good support forum
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 6, 2010 10:13:17 AM

Haan said:
hey maziar......u have been mistaken....the link tht i gave u says its a ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB........so can u plz check tht link again say hw gud tht deal is?

I'm sorry,OK then check this for 5470M performance
http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-547...
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 6, 2010 12:59:39 PM

Unfortunately its not very good,look for a laptop with at least HD 5650M in it
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June 7, 2010 6:07:48 PM

then.....can u tell me a gud 1 which has tht graphics card......btw its nt tht im too lazy to find it out...its tht i hav spent a lot of time tryin to find a gud 1..........but havnt found 1......so thts y i turned to u guys......;D
i rlly appreciate all the help u guys r givin.....thnx :D 
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 7, 2010 7:18:47 PM

Can you provide some links for buying laptops in Maldives ?
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June 8, 2010 11:52:57 AM

well.....shops in maldives arent gud......its tooo expensive........thts y i choose malay for buyin stuff like tht.....n ebay....jst choose which country to ship to.....n theres maldives......n other online shops....
OR u cud jst find me a thelaptop.....n i will do the other part (shippin n stuff)
jst find me the laptop....:D 
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 8, 2010 2:15:16 PM

Can you find Acer Aspire AS7740G-6364 there?(or malaysia,ebay)
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June 8, 2010 7:02:19 PM

no... :( 
im startin to feel hopeless :( 
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June 8, 2010 7:09:59 PM

from wat i saw frm youtube........an ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 graphics isnt tht bad.....its prtty good....atleast its gud enugh for me :D 
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June 9, 2010 5:03:10 AM

My post higher up had a couple good ones. If tigerdirect ships to any of the places you can get it, those would probably good.
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 9, 2010 6:52:29 AM

If you are OK to play new games on low settings and the older ones on medium,then you'll be fine with it :) 
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June 9, 2010 7:06:40 AM

yea.....i gues im ok..........bt thnx vry much for u guy's help....:D 
oh.......btw can u guys help me in choosin good accessories.....like cooling pads?
samurai: tigerdirect doent sym to ship over here :( 
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June 9, 2010 6:21:54 PM

studio 15?? i dnt think it has the same dimensions.....below r the inspiron 15r dimensions

Dimensions & Weight
Width: 14.80" (376.0mm)
Height: 1.25" (31.8mm) front / 1.34" (34.0mm) back
Depth: 10.31" (262.0mm)
Starting weight of 5.83 lbs (2.648 kg)5 (15.6" HD display, 6 cell battery, integrated graphics, DVDRW)
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 9, 2010 6:34:53 PM

oops sorry for that.
Well i can't find any threads about a good notebook cooler for inspiron 15,so yoy may want to get anything that fits it and its available there.
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June 12, 2010 5:12:53 PM

ohok......thnx evry1 for all the help :D  rlly rlly apreciate it
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a c 244 D Laptop
June 12, 2010 8:50:42 PM

No problem,that's why we are here
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