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Need some feedback on picking out my laptop.
    #3347226 - 11/11/04 04:44 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)


I am already almost positive I want this one,
http://products.gateway.com/products/GConfig/prodconfigPrintable.asp?system_id=m520xpl&seg=hm

not only because it looks hot as hell, and stays at my $1400.00 budget, has a nice 15.4 TFT matrix display, p4 WITH hyperthreading, cd-rw/dvd-rw built in wifi, tv out, firewire, and a 100 gig 4200 rpm hd, but also because it was recommended to me by a very trusty source.

Heres the thing, I want the hard drive to be 7200 rpm or AT LEAST 5400 rpm, but if i get a 7200 I need two batteries for it because it will suck up even more of the battery life, and this laptop comes with a hard drive so I have to get the slow one anyways. I could resell it and buy .....

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-146-020&depa=0

but still i need two batteries.. this is gonna up my cost by about $130.00. And whatever I dont make back selling the 4200 to buy the 7200 with. anyways... I need some geeks to give me a little direction. I have already heard teh 'gateway sucks' shpeal, so I want good reasons why gateway sucks or why I should get something else. I am very picky.

I tried a bare bones laptop on another site, where i didnt have to include the hard drive and would have bought one seperately, however it was a centrino and someone suggested against it. I just want to see what everyone has to say. Thanks


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Re: Need some feedback on picking out my laptop. [Re: MobiusStripper]
    #3348178 - 11/11/04 08:13 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Depending on what you'll be using your laptop for, you should probably worry more about the memory than the processor speed - pentium4 hyperthreading, etc. doesn't make much difference if your computer spends all its time going to the hd because you don't have enough ram.


You can probably save money by buying a laptop on sale, or using a coupon.

You can find info here:
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=603670


Scroll down, and there's a big list of sites that list coupon codes or link to sales.


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