New Notebook for N00b

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by ak47, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Any suggestions – I’ll prolly be getting it in a month or so
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  3. esoj

    esoj Guest

    you get what you pay for in laptops/notebooks so your budget does limit things but should be fine for what you are wanting it for.

    I would avoid that particular toshiba model. that model seems to have a celeron cpu which is definitely not the greatest and could affect performance especially in things that require the cpu do a lot of work. I suggest you look around a bit and maybe go with a lenvo thinkpad of some kind or asus laptop. for a $1000 you can easily get a core 2 duo with a 15.4 inch screen and a 120ish gig hard drive. the big things for your intended use seem to be cpu speed (avoid celeron cpus though even if they do claim to be fast) and screen size.

    an example of a nice lenvo thinkpad you can get. lenvo thinkpads very popular in the US since they give great value for money and extermely reliable so get recommeded a lot.

    I also think asus is a good brand for laptops and they seem to offer quite good value for your money in the laptop world. here is an example of what $1000 could get you if you want for an asus laptop

    I also highly recommend looking through and/or posting up a thread in the whirlpool forums and also notebookreview. both great sites that I have used in the past when reseraching laptop info.
  4. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    If you don't care about mobility just buy a desktop.

    Find any laptop, subtract 600 bucks and that's how much the equivilant desktop would cost you (with a bigger screen)
  5. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    cheers Esoj
    nah ripper, i atleast want to be able to take it somewhere - was more referring that i do not care how big, and heavy the lappy is
    although i have strongly thought about a desktop, i have a 24inch lcd already for ps3/x360
    hmm - maybe i should go desktop - damn decision decisions
  6. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    so you reckon i should at the minimum look at

  7. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ak47 @ Jan 9 2009, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    That's what i'm doing, sold my laptop and my TV and just bought a custom built desktop for 899 bucks which half of was for a screen. It can play FM 2009, surf the internet and use Microsoft Word all while burning a DVD, than I just bought a 360 for my gaming.
  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ak47 @ Jan 9 2009, 12:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    yeah get at least something with a 2.0ghz core 2 duo cpu. going desktop would definitely give you a bigger screen if you weren't concerned about having to take it anywhere.
  9. shtove

    shtove Guest

    The best offer I've rooted out is Samsung NC10 - the techies are unanimous on its high quality. About £320 in the shops, £270 in ebay "brand new, unwanted present" auctions. Don't know how that computes in Aus$!

    I've got an Asus eee 904, currently about £250. Less power, and the techies are a bit sniffy about it, but lovely job for what I want. Runs Windows XP, which you can pare down to give 6hrs battery life. Nice.
  10. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Oh yeah - you can run a cable from notebook to big monitor. Haven't done it myself, but seems straight forward. You just adjust resolutions etc.
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