Home | Community | Message Board


Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Whats a good laptop for the $$$?
    #1939711 - 09/22/03 04:14 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I'm looking to spend about 1500-2000$ on a nice laptop computer.
There is ALOFT of stuff out there though...

1) SPEED- Good combo of RAM and Processor. Looking into a Centrino system for the integrated wifi.
2) PORTABLE- THIN and Light, with good battery life.
3) GRAPHICS- Looking into the new NVIDIA 128MB FXgo! Looks about the best out for the notebook video wise. Also a larger viewing screen, maybe 15in with nice display quality.
4) HD-60GB

I'm looking for a nice designed machine. Something with a really good warranty 1day repair or something.

I've been looking at Sony (pretty $), Toshiba, HP, Compaq, and Dell.

There is sooo much stuff out there its kind of hard to pick a favorite. I know the budget is tight for the kind of computer I want, but I wanna hear some opinions.

I'm also wondering what you ladies and gentlemen use, and your comments on them...


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleTinMan
Stranger

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1945312 - 09/23/03 07:13 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

In my opinion, Sony are the best, followed by HP. Sony have a lot of features, and HP are reliable.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: TinMan]
    #1946286 - 09/24/03 12:24 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

yeah the sony is so pretty, but very expensive. I know its not going to be a hardcore machine but I really want the 128MB vid card. and I dont see that sony offers it. There 2300$ centrino laptop comes with a 16MB vid card!? are these things upgradable?


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 6 months, 11 days
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1947238 - 09/24/03 10:02 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The HP line is pretty solid. Avoid the compaq pressario 700 like the black plaque.


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Seuss]
    #1950240 - 09/25/03 03:24 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah and they arent so much money.  anyone else agree they are the shit :smile:


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHidingInPlainSight
Male User Gallery
Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 2,076
Loc: Portland, OR
Last seen: 12 days, 1 hour
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1950704 - 09/25/03 11:27 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Dell has a really nice line of laptops.. from business to gaming.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesimplemachine
Manfly
Male User Gallery

Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 1,981
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: HidingInPlainSight]
    #1954155 - 09/26/03 01:39 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So I'm thinking of building myself a laptop so I can get all the pieces parts I want. Where should I find my components? Price watch? Or does someone have a better idea...


--------------------
     


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 6 months, 11 days
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: simplemachine]
    #1954287 - 09/26/03 02:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

> So I'm thinking of building myself a laptop so I can get all the pieces parts I want.

*laugh* Oh, I haven't laughed that hard in a long long time... Thank you!



--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesimplemachine
Manfly
Male User Gallery

Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 1,981
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Seuss]
    #1954313 - 09/26/03 02:34 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

humor IS the best medicine right? HAHAHA


--------------------
     


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: simplemachine]
    #1954758 - 09/26/03 05:00 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

A friend at work said that SONY was the most upgradable and that compaq(HP family) was one of the least. I'm still searching...


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 6 months, 11 days
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1954810 - 09/26/03 05:17 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

> that compaq(HP family) was one of the least

The presario line may be limited, but the evo line of laptops has lots of bells and whistles... of course, with the hp/compaq merger and the temporary disharmony that the merger has created with regards to warranty support and part numbers and serial numbers being all messed up... it might be best to wait for a while if interested in these products...


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineT0aD
Stranger

Registered: 06/18/02
Posts: 4,475
Last seen: 8 years, 4 months
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Seuss]
    #1957769 - 09/27/03 07:23 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I got my TOSHIBA 2.4 GHz 256 RAM ( I can add 512 more ) CD-DVD RW, 30 GB, very nice, for 1000$.


--------------------
Cuba Libre


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: T0aD]
    #1958693 - 09/28/03 02:26 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

where at?

I'm looking also for a good place to buy them

i know of:

pricewatch
and Ebay. And direct from the companies, which usually isnt the best deal...


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDarkcloud
‮tiwkcuFtsilihiN
Male User Gallery Arcade Champion: Pinball

Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 1,331
Loc: USA
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1959221 - 09/28/03 10:07 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Check into Alienware's laptop systems. All of them now feature NVIDIA FXgo cards.

Here's their laptop page:
http://www.alienware.com/system_pages/area-51m.aspx


--------------------
:poison: :poison: :poison:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineomnimush
Stranger
Registered: 09/30/03
Posts: 7
Loc: Everywhere
Last seen: 12 years, 2 months
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Darkcloud]
    #1966231 - 09/30/03 03:46 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Toshiba Make good quality laptop. I only buy this brand of laptop
for my users at work, I rarely have problem with them


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: omnimush]
    #1966396 - 09/30/03 04:36 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for the input :smile:  they are higher on my list so far...


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSuffer
puter dork
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/99
Posts: 1,090
Loc: MA
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1974805 - 10/03/03 01:54 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The top 3 brands in Laptop manufacture right now are:

Toshiba
Sony
Dell

in that order. I highly recomend Sony, from personal experience, they were very helpfull when i had a problem with my laptop, they rma'd it over night for me :smile:
Toshiba might be a tad cheeper tho... but both are better then dell


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Whats a good laptop for the $$$? [Re: Suffer]
    #1974810 - 10/03/03 01:56 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I think ima go with the sony, although i'll have to save up a bit more... :smile:


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* fixing my laptop fan ZippoZM 829 8 08/13/08 08:41 AM
by Seuss
* problems with unexpectedly restarting laptop thePatient 1,217 11 05/04/05 03:52 AM
by AhronZombi
* So I am pretty sure this is the laptop I have decided on MobiusStripper 1,050 7 11/24/04 04:28 PM
by Ythan
* Laptops: Dell vs. IBM LanaM 936 13 09/20/05 12:49 PM
by nonphixion
* Laptop Choices... Viveka 749 8 05/06/08 09:12 PM
by supra
* Another Laptop thread. what to buy?
( 1 2 all )
ABC 3,257 28 05/24/09 03:11 PM
by w0mbat
* School laptop woes..... Randolph_Carter 769 9 08/18/04 12:26 PM
by Randolph_Carter
* laptop for school... need a little help
( 1 2 all )
t00th 1,818 23 12/16/08 07:06 PM
by supra

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Lana, trendal, automan
2,126 topic views. 0 members, 5 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.031 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 16 queries.