TECH Thinking of getting a new laptop...

redfred18t

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Jan 21, 2008
1,801
Western MA
Hey guys I'm thinking of getting a new laptop. I want to get something over my old laptop that is showing its age. Also its a little bulky so I'd like to get something in the 13-14" range. What would be some good brands and models to look at? I want something reliable but it doesnt need to be an insane laptop. Also the smaller the better but I dont want a mini laptop. It doesnt need to be insanely optioned out, I need basically just internet browsing, schoolwork, and running quickbooks software. The comp needs to be fairly reliable as well.

I was thinking of getting a refurbished Dell XPS1330. It costs about $800-850 but it would be $1250-1350 brand new. Any other ideas? Should I steer clear of this model?

Thanks guys
 

wabash9000

Well-Known Member
Dec 27, 2006
15,283
Olathe, KS
The new macbooks are nice as hell. if you don't like osx install vista on it. I have heard good things about the xps1330 but fuck, I don't trust dells.
 

difd421

New Member
Oct 30, 2007
54
I just got the new Dell XPS M1530 2.0GHz 3GB 250GB 15.4in Laptop , it's on sale for $949 at a deal site, seems cool

dealstudio.com/viewtopic.php?t=44406&ru=290
 

t8thgr8

evry day im hustlin'
Jul 27, 2005
4,364
Gulf Coast
the gpu is standalone on the lenovo but im more worried about the processor bus difference, is 675mhz a big difference from 800mhz?
 

Doomsday

XXX
Mar 14, 2000
14,835
Minnesota
the gpu is standalone on the lenovo but im more worried about the processor bus difference, is 675mhz a big difference from 800mhz?

you wouldn't notice any difference

both CPUs will run at 2.0GHz no matter what

T5750 = 667mhz / 4 = 166 * 12 (multi) = 2.0GHz
T5800 = 800mhz / 4 = 200 * 10 (multi) = 2.0GHz
 
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redfred18t

redfred18t

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Jan 21, 2008
1,801
Western MA
well I was about to order an xps1330 but I decided to read some reviews. I was startled. There were two major issues that I saw, the video card and motherboard failing. It seems like people had other issues with the laptop as well. Even though it is under warranty these are things I dont want to deal with.

So i started looking around and it seemed that Asus laptops were getting phenomonal reviews. I think I will be picking up the n80 series. Not sure if I want the base model or the higher performance version, but they definitely seem like nice laptops. I'd like to get an f8 but I was reading that they had poor battery life and I'm not a fan of the aesthetics.

Here are the two laptops I'm thinking of getting. Not sure if the extra computing power and the extra 100gb of hard drive space are worth the extra $250 price tag

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220389

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220391
 

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