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Which laptop should I purchase? $900-$1200

Poll Results: What should I purchase?

 
  • 14% (1)
    ZT
  • 28% (2)
    ASUS F8 Series F8Sn-A1
  • 0% (0)
    ASUS F8 Series F8P-X2B
  • 14% (1)
    ASUS M51 Series M51Sn-A1
  • 42% (3)
    Other (Please Specify)
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone, I am looking to spend around $1,000 on a new laptop. I have a few that I like picked out so far.

ZT S1015i: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834210013

ASUS F8 Series F8Sn-A:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220299

ASUS F8 Series F8P-X2B:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220304

ASUS M51 Series M51Sn-A1:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220277

I am willing to spend a couple hundred over $1,000 if I find one that I really like. I am looking for GREAT battery life and b/g/n wireless capability is a plus. Feel free to recommend other laptops.
Thanks!
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post #2 of 18
I would go for the Asus M51 laptop for the graphics card. " Thats the one im saving up for XD"
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post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Also, if I run ubuntu on the laptop will the wireless drivers work ok?
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post #4 of 18
im about to get a gateway fx for $1250, for the price its just unbeatable.
Old model :http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1195599780039
New model : http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1204332501169

only difference is 1 stick of ram more and a 1.83 ghz processor as to 1.63
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
They deactivated the asus a1. Down to three choices I guess. I need some more input guys.
Thanks!
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post #6 of 18
I would recommend the gateway FX as I have one and in the process of selling again.

It really depends on what you are going to do with it. Mobility is going to sacrifice a lot of performance
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post #7 of 18
Since you're willing to go a bit higher. This one is amazing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220308

Out of stock already though..
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post #8 of 18
Fo Sho!
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post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzie View Post
Since you're willing to go a bit higher. This one is amazing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220308

Out of stock already though..
Is that much better than the other m1 that I have listed in the original post?
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post #10 of 18
as i mentioned before gateway fx is the way to go but i was wondering if you cared about the size and portablity
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