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I'm new to laptops, and was wondering what you had to say about this one, for $650,00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101245
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post #2 of 11
I think you could get better for that price, might need to wait for a sale though. What will you be using the laptop for?
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post #4 of 11
What exactly are you going to use it for?
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post #5 of 11
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Mainly email, web browsing, some very lightweight games, watching DVD movies. Stuff I can do in a hospital setting.
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post #6 of 11
Integrated graphics. =S

Edit: Some suggestions if you don't want to wait for a good sale.

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215002

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834157466



This is usually my default for people who want a laptop that can game but its out of stock atm:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220733
Edited by magna224 - 3/8/11 at 8:39pm
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post #7 of 11
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So, I take it that Gateway is a crapy laptop?
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller;12663431 
Mainly email, web browsing, some very lightweight games, watching DVD movies. Stuff I can do in a hospital setting.


How lightweight of gaming? Need an example of a game. Are we talking Yahoo pool/browser based games or we talking WoW or CS 1.6?

Is a 17" screen a must? Ive had multiple 17" and each time I kick myself for getting one. I now perfer the 13-15" laptops for portability since I have a nice computer for home.


If you want rugged reliability I suggest you go to the IBM site and look at the lenovo. If you want decent reliability but lots of toys and eye candy, I suggest Acer or Toshiba.
I dont like Gateway, Dell or Sony. (Dell is nice once you get into the higher $ models)
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by magna224;12663482 
Integrated graphics. =S

Yes, thats what it has, but it's not for gaming, maybe a card game or something.
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post #10 of 11
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Ya, a 17" is a must due to my eye sight, and as I said, just something like Hoyle Cards, nothing that's 3D intensive (or at all), so a strong video gpu isn't necessary for me.
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