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Well, i'm getting a laptop sometime in the next few months... the only problem is i know practically nothing about the specs, range or prices avalable... I have heard that Novatech do reasonably priced decent laptops, but i dont know much else apart from that... huh.gifsad.gif

 

So i thought i would ask my good friends of Europa what they know about laptops! Anyone know who makes good ones for reasonable prices? or indeed anything about laptop componies at all? huh.gif

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This is mine: Sony Vaio PCG-FR315M.

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I (have) had a Toshiba before, but that wasn't any good.

 

And I've heard some rather bad things about the service Dell provides.

 

Can't tell you anything about Sharp, but I know old Stones uses a laptop as well. Maybe he has some advice too.

 

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Concerning specs:

- Make sure you have at least a dvd-player.

- An ethernet connection too, for broadband, ofcourse.

- Good virusscanners.

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Don't buy a Compaq...they don't compromise much on other's accessories and applications...and many are dam heavy.. dry.gif

Acer, IBM, HP, and Toshiba are popular around here...but might be different there...

 

Something like ..

RAM 512, or least 256... the more the ability to process on hand jobs...

HDD 60.G (Gigabites) minimum..better 80 or 120..the larger the storage space...

Chip CPU 2GHz minimum the higher the faster...

Screen...15inches is good ...

Weight... not too heavy

DVD...

Connections ...blue tooth?

Data exchange in and out...allow any storage extensions?

Operating system and Applications they promise to install for you... Any free internet package or hours...

Good warranty and near by service.

 

Good choice, good luck... smile.gif Poor choice, persistent pain... sad.gif

Take some time to shop around and ask.... biggrin.gif

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Well, I'm an IT-student...I should know stuff like that...

 

*looking-at-his-corporate-laptop-which-is-6-years-old*

 

...but my knowledge is limited to what I know from my student-buddies...

 

OK, first: DON'T BUY A GERICOM. They're cheap, but they fall apart within one year. A friend of mine bought one and every few weaks a few screws fall out - and he doesn't know where they belong!!

 

Well, as for specs:

Koku's list is pretty good...but I'd definitely say that 512 MB RAM is the absolute minimum. 256 MB is not enough; I guess that you want to use your new laptop for at least 3 years and 256 MB is even today too few...so, 512 MB or 1024 MB.

 

The rest ist OK. Just check, that you have at least 4 USB ports. A DVD-burner (? how is that called, the thing you can make your own DVD's with) might be useful, at least a CD-burner.

 

Price: I really don't know. How equal are German and English prices?? You can get a good laptop here for about 1200 Euros...that should be 800-850 british pounds (pounds...yeah, pounds...right??). But if laptops are cheaper or more expensive in the UK...??

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This is mine: Sony Vaio PCG-FR315M.

user posted image

 

I (have) had a Toshiba before, but that wasn't any good.

 

And I've heard some rather bad things about the service Dell provides.

 

Can't tell you anything about Sharp, but I know old Stones uses a laptop as well. Maybe he has some advice too.

 

***

 

Concerning specs:

- Make sure you have at least a dvd-player.

- An ethernet connection too, for broadband, ofcourse.

- Good virusscanners.

Oh yes, this post was mine, if you hadn't noticed. wink.gif

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