suggestions on laptops

I wanna buy a cheap portable, max 1500$, with basically:

Celeron or higher
128 MB RAM
Modem and ethernet
14.1''

Been looking at Toshibas, but think they are a bit expensive. I live in Spain, so technical service could make a difference.

Thanks
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  1. Check out mine. It costed 1550$ (620.000 DRS here in Greece)

    Hewlett Packard Omnibook XE3
    Pentium III, 700 MHz
    64 MB Ram (I added another 128- now is 192MB !)
    TFT 13,3" display
    10 GB hard disk
    1 floppy
    1 cd-rom 24x
    8 MB Vga card Savage IX, with tv -out
    2 USB, 1 Parallel, 1 serial, 2 PCMCIA
    Mic out, Headphones out
    Lithium battery
    Window 98 se, various progs
    carrying case
    VGA out (crt connection)

    I bought this through a company - I just didn't pay the profit that an outside store would take. So, all the above, without lets say the 64MB of the ram i have - will probably reach the money I told you at a store.
    stark

    Blue Skies Bring Tears
  2. You live in Spain, I live in the UK, so you might be able to buy this notebook, for £899 ($1500 ?), I've just seen it in my company circulars (it's consumer though):

    http://www.higrade.co.uk/hotshop/
    Atlas Flyer 3400-800 (based on Uniwill 340S2)

    PIII-800MHz
    128MB RAM
    10GB HDD
    SIS630 Chipset
    DVD-ROM Drive
    14.1" XGA TFT
    10/100 LAN
    56K modem
    Li-Ion Battery

    Don't know anymore. Looks good anyhoo.

    ~ The First Formally Rehabilitated AMD Lemming ~
  3. Quote:
    Celeron or higher

    Is there anything lower than a Celery?

    Sony makes the best laptops in terms of size. I don't know how important that is to you.


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    My Athlon can beat your Ferrari off the line.
  4. I would strongly suggest either an IBM or Dell laptop. But for your budget, a good IBM would cost too much, so you should go for this:

    Dell Inspiron 4000--$1,329
    PIII 700mhz (w/speed step)(PIII 900mhz is $200 extra)
    14.1" XGA TFT Display
    128mb RAM
    10 GB HD
    24x CD-ROM (upgrade to a DVD for $79)
    Internal 56k v.90 modem plus 10/100 ethernet
    WinME

    If you want to spend more, you can go for the Inspiron 8000 model with the i815 chipset and Geforce2 Go graphics.


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  5. oh...do NOT get a Sony Viao!! They are rip-off pieces of crap!! Even for their SIZE. There are BETTER(and cheaper) models for the "road warriors" that demand ultra portability (IBM and DELL come to mind). I have used my friends Viao for a while and the only thing "good" about it was its screen. Viaos are expensive and and have poor performance, even for its size.

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