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When should I buy my next laptop?

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My current laptop is almost in pieces (litterally . . a hinge is broken and have to lift it very carefully lol) When should i look into getting a new laptop? What i mean is when do you guys think that the new hybrid drives will be out, c2d for notebooks, dx10 for noteooks, etc. . . i was lookinig at chistmas but i have a feeling it will be late spring? . . . im probably going to drop around 3k and get either a decent dell (yes dell) or pend a little more and get nw-falcon or something alone that lines (looks are somewhat important to me as well)

Another way to go would be the Sony UX . . looks pratial for my active lifestle and is supposed to be coming out with a 30/40 gig solid state HD (great for batt and speed).

Any comments suggetions? thanks
 
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Well if you don't use it for gaming do you really need a dx10 card? Depending on what you use it for I am sure a core 2 duo will fit your needs just fine, unless you plan on trying to get crysis to run on it when it comes out or something crazy like thatl.

EDIT: Haven't c2ds been out for laptops for a few months now?
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Dell sells Core 2 Duo laptops, my co-worker just got one.
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but i think they're coming out with a mobile edition (lower wattage) . .for some reason i want to say January . . .

And i may not play many games on my lappy. . but i want to be able to. . . it's def not going to be a deciding factor.



Also just saw via engadget that AMOLED is finally being made useful . . . any word on the use of super thin OLED displays in the near (in a year or so) future?
 
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