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Hey all,

I'm looking for a laptop to replace my rig. I don't game much, if at all anymore and I would like to push my self away from windows and into programming under linux.

My budget is between £425 and £600. I am not picky on what manufactor, chip maker (I would actually prefer intel on this side, their centrino system have kick ass linux support). However, it must:
  • Have at least 512mb of RAM (1GB would be prefered)
  • Atheros or Intel Wifi chipsets
  • A graphics chipset that will handle Compiz and RTCW (950GM+)
  • DVD-RW
  • At least a 60GB HDD
  • Be inside my budget (UK Sites only please)
  • LESS than a 15 inch screen - widescreen would be good, but I'm not too fussed.
I'm not fussed about brand, but those dell's are looking mighty tempting. They match all my criteria but I'd like to see what else is out there.

Much Thanks,

The Jester
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Intel Q6600 @ 2.6 Ghz I forget. nVidia 8400 2GB DDR2 
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Intel Q6600 @ 2.6 Ghz I forget. nVidia 8400 2GB DDR2 
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1x320GB, 1x750GB CD/DVD+-RW Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 & Arch Linux 64bit 19inch Acer X193W 
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post #2 of 8
£ = ?$
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$800-850 Usd???
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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I would recommend Acer, inexpensive and have good specs.
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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Logitech 350 Internet ASUS OEM 300W none Logitech RX300 
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Macbooks
Not bad at all...
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MC G2 64GB + F3 1TB + WD Blue 500GB Samsung 16x DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 Vison 22" 
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Not bad at all...
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MC G2 64GB + F3 1TB + WD Blue 500GB Samsung 16x DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 Vison 22" 
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post #6 of 8
knock it off with your macbooks !!! You could get those rehabilitated macbooks though... (cost less than the new ones, just a bit old...)
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
I would recommend Acer, inexpensive and have good specs.
Acer batteries are terrible only stay charged for 45min my friend had one terrible
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 250GB Sata Lite-ON Combo, Pioneer 16x DVD-RW Windows Vista RTM ViewSonic VP920b 19" 4ms 
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Dell Nextgen Quietkey Antec SmartPower 2.0 400w Ultra Aluminus Blk Razer Diamondback 
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256GB Crucial M4 SSD 2TB Western Digital Blue Coolermaster Hyper 212+ w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 10 Pro 
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27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
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256GB Crucial M4 SSD 2TB Western Digital Blue Coolermaster Hyper 212+ w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot) Hitachi DVDRW (Ultrabay) Win 7 Pro x64 1600x900 (AUO generic) +17" Dell 1708FP 
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