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I've been told from some people that I should watch out and research before doing a laptop. I want a laptop that will have a good battery life.<br><br>
I'll be using it for MSN, IE, Microsoft Word, nothing too heavy..<br><br>
What manufacturers are good in the Laptop world?
 

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Asus <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Dell are probably the best for laptops. Their desktops suck but their laptops are actually pretty decent. Just watch out for the exploding batterys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Well Since your looking for a basic old laptop, I would look into Dell, HP and Lenovos are good
 

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Hp...my buddie has one with a Centirillo...it rocks!!!
 

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I have had/known people who have had a total of about 35 Dell laptops dating back to 1999, the biggest problem, a 56k modem going out on one. thats it, unless you count the guy who dropped his out of a moving truck (going about 10 mph) the screen was busted. I suggest Dell, best laptops out there when it comes to anything but gaming.
 

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How's this sound:<br><br>
Intel Pentium M 735A Processor 1.7GHz<br><br>
400 MHz FSB<br><br>
2 MB Cache<br><br>
512 MB RAM<br><br>
40 GB Hard Drive<br><br>
Dual Layer DVD ReWriter MultiDrive<br><br>
15" TFT Display<br><br>
Microsoft Windows XP Home<br><br>
64 MB Intel Shared Graphics<br><br>
1 Year Free Warranty<br><br>
...it's made by <b>Advent</b>?
 

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Go for a lenovo 3000 series or a Dell is good too.
 

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...but this is the same price:<br><br>
Processor speed: 1.8 GHz<br>
Processor: AMD Turion<br>
Screen size: 15.4 inches<br>
Storage (hard drive): 80 GB<br>
Memory (RAM): 512 MB<br>
Graphics: 64MB<br><br>
..and that's an Acer Aspire. Surely that seems the better deal?
 

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Shared 64MB is a no-no with less than a gig IMO. Even if you aren't gunna be using it for anything "heavy."<br><br>
You can usualy change it to 32MB or so, but even then, I don't like having less than what I paid for.
 

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Yeah but you can always upgrade the laptop with some more RAM if needs be.<br><br>
But I guess it's better to buy a laptop with what you need straight away. Would probably cost more to buy the new ram anyway.
 
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