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post #1 of 10
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Okay, my laptop ran out of warranty and then went out a week and a half later. I am mad. Anyway, I am getting a newer and faster one. So I was thing about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115341

It is pretty good, since it needs to be under $1,000 with a dedicated graphics card. The only problem is that it shares the Ram. So I am getting these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144063 to go with it. That will give save me from Vista and give me a gaming boost. What do you guys think? I mean, even with the Ram it is under $1,000. Give me your opinions.
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post #2 of 10
Its an ok laptop, not for gaming though. Why would you want to game on a Turion and 7300?
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post #3 of 10
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Its an ok laptop, not for gaming though. Why would you want to game on a Turion and 7300?
no no. Just crappy small games. Not like Halo 2 or Supreme Commander.
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post #4 of 10
Yeah looks good for a non-hard gamer.
post #5 of 10
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Yeah looks good for a non-hard gamer.
Yeah, I am going to use it for mostly internet, music, movies, and typing my novel. Some small games when I get bored also.
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post #6 of 10
what a waste of $$$
turion??? I thought core 2 duo was the in thing these days...regardless of what apps your gonna run...higher resale value if ever quad laps come out
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post #7 of 10
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I'm gonna use it until it goes out either way...
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post #8 of 10
there were a couple of guys selling bnew core 2 duo laptops (inspirons) with warranty for $700 approx (wont say where) anyways just thought it would be a better deal to continue shopping around....good luck
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post #9 of 10
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I was thinking of going for a Dell for $1100. I get the same on all but the CPU which is a C2D. With Dell I could get a huge warranty and everything. I am going to sell my laptop which is a Toshiba M45 w/ XP Home, Cely M 1.6GHz 512Mb RAM, 80Gb on http://www.cashforlaptops.com/ for $230. They pay shipping. That will save me some money.
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post #10 of 10
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Hey, I found a C2D that is more portable too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220136

I will upgrade it to 2Gb of Ram making it a little better for gaming. It has a dedicated card so it puts less of a strain on the CPU. AND, since it is a Dual-core cpu, then multitasking will be much easier than my last lappy. What do you think?
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