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post #31 of 72
I like my Dell E1505.
--Core Duo 1.66 GHz (this was before they moved Core 2's into the laptops)
--1 GB of RAM (can't remember the speed)
--80GB HDD (was upgraded to a 120GB HDD when the original was found to be "failing")
--Dedicated ATI GPU x1300 (choice between x1300 or x1400 for ATI,some 7 series for nvidia, didn't game, but the x1300 did enable me to watch some pretty decent,nonskip HDTV)
--Ultrasharp with TrueLife (i get a resolution of 1680x1050 partly due to the GPU, the other part is because of the TrueLife, very crisp picture too)


Right now, my battery "needs to be replaced" and the damn power adapter won't work "properly" so until I buy a new power adapter, my Core Duo is stuck at 900 something MHz. That's the only con i have.

And I got a kickass laptop for a total of $1010. Still kick even at the 900 something MHz it's stuck at. As a testament t this, I was abe to run adobe photoshop cs2, and adobe premier pro cs2 (while rendering) and get no hiccups. Very nice
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post #32 of 72
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Thanks...I hear you can run Windows on the new Macs...
I run virtual machines on my computer all the time. Even with my desktop at 4.0Ghz, it's slow as hell. How do you think a laptop will do with it?

Edit: Nevermind! You meant run Windows as the OS, not a virtual machine The batter life isn't very good on those, and they are expensive... and made by Apple
post #33 of 72
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I run virtual machines on my computer all the time. Even with my desktop at 4.0Ghz, it's slow as hell. How do you think a laptop will do with it?
Its not virtualization, you can install the actual windows OS on a mac with bootcamp, it runs the same as windows on a normal computer...
post #34 of 72
mac's can run windows, as they are based on intel boards and chips. They even have BootCamp which creates the proper MBR for windows, and supplies the drivers for windows. It's not a virtual machine at all. it's a native install.
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I run virtual machines on my computer all the time. Even with my desktop at 4.0Ghz, it's slow as hell. How do you think a laptop will do with it?

Edit: Nevermind! You meant run Windows as the OS, not a virtual machine The batter life isn't very good on those, and they are expensive... and made by Apple
You don't VM it... you just install Windows. The battery life is better than most other notebooks in that price range... 3.5 hours is not bad at all compared to most other 15.4" notebooks.
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post #36 of 72
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By the time I configured an Airbook and a MacPro they wer ridic...$3500 for the Airbook and over $4k for the MacPro...WTH...I could get QX9775s for that

Yeah trying to get too much from a lappie is where I feel I would start going wrong...wanting it to be a desktop replacement seems like it's going to make it heavy expensive and give me short battery life...
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Get a macbook for a grand and install vista on it.
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Get a macbook for a grand and install vista on it.
A used Dell would be cheaper.
post #39 of 72
A few friends of mine have Mac notebooks and they are VERY high quality. But like you said, they are pricey to say the least.

Grosmechantloup - Is that Sid wearing a Canadiens jersey? HAHA YOU WISH.
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post #40 of 72
With laptops, you'll have to make sacrifices. I say look at some of the deals that dell has. Ther are pretty nice (mine is still kickin ass, even with it's handicap, and it's 2 yrs old!!!!) and the have decent hardware in them.The best time ti buy laptops really is about Jan-Feb for Dells, as this is when there are some real deep discounts.
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