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Scott Wright 10-31-2007 03:25 PM

Laptop Recommendations
 
Hey,

I might be in the market for a new laptop in the near future and am just starting to do a little research. I don't want anything too slow so that it's a pain to use and would like to get something somewhat comparable to my desktop (Intel Core 2 2.40 GHz, 2GB RAM).

Anyone have any recommendations?

Man_Of_Steel 10-31-2007 04:10 PM

What price range are you looking at?

Damix 10-31-2007 04:14 PM

I love my ASUS laptop, so I will always suggest them, they have selection from cheap-expensive, ultraportables-desktop replacements, customizable-standard.

Check out their site to see their products and to get links to dealers.

Paul 10-31-2007 04:19 PM

I've always been a fan of Lenovo's Thinkpad notebooks. They're always solid and reliable.

Just a few to look at:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...8E19B36EC665A7

Brent 10-31-2007 05:38 PM

I like Alienware, you can customize what parts you get. That's what I have and I love it.

Moses 10-31-2007 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrentN (Post 701721)
I like Alienware, you can customize what parts you get. That's what I have and I love it.

Ridiculously overpriced.

Damix 10-31-2007 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moses (Post 701725)
Ridiculously overpriced.


But they look so cool!

When you are buying an Alienware product, you are buying their name and their service (which is actually very good) I'd stray away because of pricing.

princefielder28 10-31-2007 06:08 PM

Sony Vaio are where it's at

wiscbadgerfootball 10-31-2007 06:09 PM

I kinda want an apple, but yeah sony vaios and certain hps also seem good

Scott Wright 10-31-2007 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Man_Of_Steel (Post 701585)
What price range are you looking at?

Maybe $2,500-ish...

Chaucer 10-31-2007 07:03 PM

Get a macbook so we can video chat.

Scott Wright 11-01-2007 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaucer (Post 701848)
Get a macbook so we can video chat.

Sorry, I'm a PC guy.

Mr. Stiller 11-01-2007 01:23 AM

what are you looking for?

Business, gaming or just browsing..

Business I'd lean Lenovo/IBM

Gaming I'd lean Alienware/Dell or HP...

Just browsing I'd go HP.

2500 should buy you a hell of a laptop.

Scott Wright 11-01-2007 01:30 AM

I won't be gaming on it at all. The main things I need it for are wireless internet browsing, Photoshop, FTP program to upload files for the site and stuff like that.

Moses 11-01-2007 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Wright (Post 701810)
Maybe $2,500-ish...

Dell XPS M1710 looks like it could fit your needs.

http://www.dell.com/content/products...en&s=dhs&cs=19

You can definitely get one setup for less than $2,500.

bantx 11-01-2007 01:36 AM

photoshop!!!


laptop with good amount of memory lots of space on the harddrive

Billingsley26 11-01-2007 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Wright (Post 702397)
I won't be gaming on it at all. The main things I need it for are wireless internet browsing, Photoshop, FTP program to upload files for the site and stuff like that.

For everything you have listed right there....

There is nothing beter than a Macbook for you. They are used to specialize in things such as website making, photo/video editing and the whole multimedia bundle. I would stronlgy reccomend a Macbook for yours needs.

Xiomera 11-01-2007 12:19 PM

I am typing this on a Dell Latitude Notebook. I have had it over a year, and I have had no complaints.

VoteLynnSwan 11-01-2007 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billingsley26 (Post 702513)
For everything you have listed right there....

There is nothing beter than a Macbook for you. They are used to specialize in things such as website making, photo/video editing and the whole multimedia bundle. I would stronlgy reccomend a Macbook for yours needs.

he already said he's not a mac guy... doubt he goes for it.

brat316 11-01-2007 01:09 PM

Stay away from Dell i have it(Inspiron) and i have had a lot of problems so far. Same with Sony stay away, both use outside parts a lot of them and put it together in their laptops.

You want to spend 2,500 and you do some basic things, besides Photoshop. If you want portable as well, go IBM. They are nice, and you should be able to change the graphic card and not get stuck with the Intel one. Toshiba is another way to go, but I say IBM.

Moses 11-01-2007 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhaarat316 (Post 702601)
Stay away from Dell i have it(Inspiron) and i have had a lot of problems so far. Same with Sony stay away, both use outside parts a lot of them and put it together in their laptops.

You want to spend 2,500 and you do some basic things, besides Photoshop. If you want portable as well, go IBM. They are nice, and you should be able to change the graphic card and not get stuck with the Intel one. Toshiba is another way to go, but I say IBM.

What laptop company doesn't use "outside parts"?

IBM doesn't make laptops. Their laptop division was purchased by Lenovo years ago.

McBain 11-01-2007 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Wright (Post 702397)
I won't be gaming on it at all. The main things I need it for are wireless internet browsing, Photoshop, FTP program to upload files for the site and stuff like that.

Don't forget porn!

VoteLynnSwan 11-01-2007 03:20 PM

my school gives us HPs, and yea for the stuff you are looking to use it for, it works very well.

Gaming... ? not so great...

Number 10 11-01-2007 05:27 PM

Toshiba has been making the best ;aptops over the past few years...just recently bought a Satellite A215-S4757

It has been great so far...no complaints with Vista

thule 11-01-2007 05:58 PM

As far as top of the line products...which you seem to be looking for I have a couple of options. But I have a question for you...since you have a desktop you like would you want a easily portable laptop. I would assume that would be ideal..basically you lose some gaming capabilities and the screen size isn't going to be great for movies. But there are some really good products in that range right now.

Dell XPS M1330 - would probably be my person pick
Lenovo ThinkPad X61s - probably gives you a little better overall performance
Fujitsu LifeBook S2210 - the best performance wise..battery life isn't as good

If portability isn't a big problem for you definately go
Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV680 (Core 2 Duo 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Vista Ultimate)
basically top of the line laptop out...#1 rated on Cnet in your price range.


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