Any thoughts on what Laptop I should get?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by dirtysouth, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. dirtysouth

    dirtysouth Guest

    I'm thinking of getting a new laptop...Best Buy has an eMachines M5312 for $1149, great deal for what I'm getting:

    15.4" Widescreen TFT LCD WXGA (1280 x 800 max. resolution)
    Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M 2400+ Processor
    512 MB DDR SODIMM (PC 2100)
    60 GB HDD
    DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (24x10x24 CD-RW; 8x Max. DVD-ROM)
    ATI® Mobility RADEON™ (Integrated) 64 MB DDR Shared Video Memory
    Integrated 802.11g Wireless LAN (up to 54Mbps); 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
    3 USB 2.0 ports

    What do you guys think? Any previous experience with eMachines and/or AMD processors??

    Is it a buy, or should I configure one on Dell?


    I'm trying to stay under $1300 and want to get the best system for that price...any other suggestions?
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Oct 27, 2003
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    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    sounds like a pretty desent price. now only if we had best buy in canada. Where are you going to be using this computer? and do you rely on battery power much? If so, you might want to consider a intel centrino processor, although they are alot more pricey.

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