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What lap top is the best that is cheap? – Gudam warrior

Gudam Warrior

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What lap top is the best that is cheap and under $1,500.
GUMP

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Planning on gaming on it? If so, make sure it has the ATI 9000 Mobility which you should be able to find for under $1500. The 9600 mobility would be preferable but the cheapest laptop I've seen with that was around $1700.

Search using www.pricewatch.com ; I also saw what looked to be a good one from www.eurocom.com (Monte Carlo).

[This message has been edited by Gump (edited October 28, 2003).]

AmazingJas

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Yeah definitely get one with a good 3d chipset. So many games even that are 2D in nature, require 3D acceleration. Also, look into getting a DVD player included. Might cost a little bit more, but so much cheaper than buying a portable DVD player (and you'll get a much bigger screen).
zookey

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For a little over 2,000 dollars, you can get an alienware Area51m laptop--and trust me those things are unruly----it is over 3,000 if you sup it up (which is why I am saving up, around 1,200 dollars as we speak:-))--------but in the end I think you would be happy with it:-)

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D-SIPL

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Originally posted by zookey:
For a little over 2,000 dollars, you can get an alienware Area51m laptop--and trust me those things are unruly----it is over 3,000 if you sup it up (which is why I am saving up, around 1,200 dollars as we speak:-))--------but in the end I think you would be happy with it:-)



They look awesome as well

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zookey

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UH HUH THEY ARE UBER-AWESOME---HOPE TO GET ONE VERY SOON:-)

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GUMP

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Problem with the Alienware is you pay a lot for the namebrand, especially considering the specs are comparable to the link I posted.
D-SIPL

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Yeh but you get really good support tools and backup as well.

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zookey

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i know it is alot---but hey who could turn down 'cyborg green' heheheheh---although i think it is crap that they charge 200+ bucks for the chameleon color now----that is mucho denero for a color

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ArchAngel

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I know... but AlienWare ROCKS!!! too cool!

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zookey

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quote:
Originally posted by ArchAngel:
I know... but AlienWare ROCKS!!! too cool!


YEAH WATCH SOMEDAY I WILL PROBABLY HAVE EITHER A CHAMELEON LAPTOP OR A CYBORG GREEN---I LIKE THE GREEN BETTER, BUT CHAMELEON MAKES PPL ALL JEALOUS AND YOU CAN BE LIKE 'AW YEAH, WHOSE THE MAN NOW, DUDE!' AND THEY ARE LIKE '*SNIFF*, YOU ARE.'

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ArchAngel

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quote:
Originally posted by zookey:
YEAH WATCH SOMEDAY I WILL PROBABLY HAVE EITHER A CHAMELEON LAPTOP OR A CYBORG GREEN

get that, and I will call you the "man."
how beautiful is that...

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zookey

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Originally posted by ArchAngel:
get that, and I will call you the "man."
how beautiful is that...


pretty as a whole clan of uber secret ninjs doing ballet with sharp objects:-)

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D-SIPL

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and you will be truely 1337

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zookey

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I REALLY LIKE THAT LITTLE SIGN THINGY AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR POSTS, D-SIPL--------SAW ONE LIKE IT IN A FORUM FOR DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION, BUT IT WAS A MOUSE HOLDING IT UP ON THAT ONE:-)

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D-SIPL

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heh thanks

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zookey

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no prob:-) although, I have found something better than a laptop, I am buying a small form factor pc from www.progresssysteminc.com and i am getting everything for about 1700 and it is a lot better than a laptop in my opinion heheheh

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c h i e f y

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I ordered a great laptop with all the stuff I wanted

128 meg ram
floppy drive
DVD reader
CD-R
nice sound system

I paid for it (999) then got a phone call stating that that model was no longer available

the next model up had

256 meg ram
CD-R
DVD reader
nice sound system
"BTW laptops don't have floppy drives anymore"

sheesh, why did I swallow it? anybody else working without a floppy drive nowadays?

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D-SIPL

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The laptop i'm typing this up on doesn't have a floppy drive, i don't think i've used a floppy in a long long time, so no need for one at all.

Come on mate get with the times...

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c h i e f y

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yeah but I miss it love the old floppies 1.44MB high density double sided

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D-SIPL

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Yeh i know, but they were a bit unreliable, and didn't hold much space... you just gotta let it go chiefy, you'll feel a lot better afterwards...

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zookey

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quote:
Originally posted by D-SIPL:
Yeh i know, but they were a bit unreliable, and didn't hold much space... you just gotta let it go chiefy, you'll feel a lot better afterwards...

--D-SIPL


haha pc therapy--------just gotta let it go man!

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