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Which Laptop Should I Buy?

I am seriously thinking of getting a laptop, but am not too convesant with the make, price and durability, am hoping that someone with firsthand knowledge would advise me on what to buy.

Below is a price list a friend sent me. what do you think?

LAPTOP SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

DELL INSPIRON 1300 INTEL CELERON M380

HARDWARE

1.60 GHz/ 1MB Cache/400MHzFSB

14.1 inch WXGA Display, 256 DDR2,533MHz, 40GB Ultra-ATA Hard Drive.

DVD-RW/ CD-RW, Internal 56k Modem, Wireless FireWire1370 Internal, Wireless Network802.11b/g,54mbps.

SOFTWARE

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition services Pack 2 English.

Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 Network Associates McAfee 7.0, Media player 10.

Music Match 10.1 Paint shop Album 6.0, Quattro pro and Presentation, Corel WordPerfect 12 plus, Microsoft Office for Windows XP. AOL.

PRICE: N 150,000.00

(1) Dell Inspiron 1300 Intel MOBIL CeNTrino Pentium M735

HARDWARE

1.70 GHz/ 2MB Cache/400MHzFSB

15.4 inch WXGA Display, 512 DDR2,533MHz, 60GB Ultra-ATA Hard Drive.

DVD-RW/ CD-RW, Internal 56k Modem, Wireless FireWire1370 Internal, Wireless Network802.11b/g,54mbps

SOFTWARE

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition services Pack 2 English.

Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, Network Associates McAfee 7.0, Media player 10.

Music Match 10.1 Paint shop Album 6.0, Quattro pro and Presentation, Corel WordPerfect 12 plus, Microsoft Office for Windows XP. AOL.

PRICE: N 170,000.00

{3}. COMPAQ PRESARIO INTEL CELERON M 420

Hard ware:

1.6GHZ/1MB cache 1400mhz fsb

15.4 inch WXGA high- definition bright view widescreen display

512MB DDR2 SDRAM{2DIMM} up to 128mb video memory{shared},

80GB,{5400rpm}hard drive.

DVD/CD-RW combo drive,54g 802.11b/g WLAN.

Soft ware:

Microsoft windows XP home services pack .English. Copy Adobe acrobat

Reader 6.0 .MacAfee antivirus media player 10.microsoft office

PRICE: N160,000

{4} TOSHIBA SATELLITE M115 –S3094 INTEL CENTRINO

DUO

Hard ware:

1.6GHZ X 2 15.4 inch WXGA Display.80gb hard disk.

DVD Re-writeable multi recorder, fax modem,512mb

Memory RAM,2GB expansion memory.802.11b/g

Wireless network, infra red wireless.

Software:

Microsoft windows xp professional, Microsoft office 2003

Edition, MacAfee anti virus. Etc.

PRICE: N180,000

{5} DELL DIMENSION FLAT SCREEN DESKTOP

Pentium 4 system,2.3GHZ, 80GB Hard disk,512MB RAM, Network

and modem. Keyboard and mouse.17 inch flat screen monitor.

PRICE: N140,000

DELL INSPIRON 6400 MOBILE INTEL DUO CORE

Mobile Intel Duo Core 1.73 GHZ

1GB DDR Memory RAM

80 GB Hard Disk Drive

DVD Rewriter / Smart Recordable

15.4 Inch WXGA Display Screen

Wi – Fi Wireless 802 11 b/g Network

LAN Local Area Network With Mobile

Blue Tooth, Infrared.

Designed for Microsoft Windows XP & Windows Vista .

Microsoft Office Word Processing Anti Virus E.T.C

Windows Media player 10

PRICE -------------------------------------------- N 190,000.00

Payment schedule

(1) First Payment of N 20,000.00 each on delivery.

(2) Balance to be spread over 11 months.

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What do you all think of the processors?

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I love this girl so much and approached her for marriage. She says she likes me, but isnt decisive. On more than two occasions, she's told me she is no longer interested. In the same breath, she maintains she can't do without me. I love her so much but my fate hangs in the balance. Please somebody advise me.

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Which is the best processor then?I think Centrinos r nt really good sha.

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Which ever one you buy, just be careful you don't get cheated by someone selling you a Pentium dual core instead of a core duo or  core 2 duo. There's a difference in the three. Some market strategy by Intel.

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my only problem with computers that have webcam built in which i have one is that the webcam quality is poor since the way the webcam is embedded, there is not sufficient light to enter the lens so the pictures look dull and unhappy. well the person will still be able to recognise it is a human face on the other end, i think there are better systems with webcam built in now obviously they will keep improving on the quality of these systems.

Even though my laptop is webcam equipped, i still had to buy the real deal and my pictures have never being the same again.

according to nigerian home fideos, "GLORY BE TO GOD"

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Lol.Yeah right.HPs r nt bad.What of Compaq.Ms Vista is k.I get so scared with dese new lappys with webcams cos d one without webcam dey flop talkess of dese ones.Anyone gat experience

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YEA RIGHT

leave a dell, toshiba, hp, sony on for 1 year, well ventilated don't even touch it. I bet you, dell will pack up first.

Dell suck

HP,s are cool

Toshiba, is okay but the keypad and the stick mouse thingy is all messed up

Sony is stylish and expensive

Macs I eat apples everyday why should i buy an extra apple

I use Sager. Rock solid. spilled drinks eaten, breadcrumbs, always on i only restart once a day just to recycle power.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/

I will recommend either HP or Sager to anyone.

and never ever ever ever should anyone get Vista. It doesnt worth the pain and frustrations. You will just be handicapped

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I think its a matter of luck.

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Why do people complain that this product is good this is bac, this is awefully wreck.

Ever since I have been using them babies, both Desktops and Lappy's the only problem I expreience and minimal. They don't worth shouting about. I mostly fix them myself.

It depends on how it is handled. Some people enjoy putting they Lappy's on a Bedsheet and they keep comaplaining about over heating. Some drop stuffs into their keys and with that they will have it in mind that the Laptop is not good.

The only condition that makes me change laptops is if I intend to include or change some hardwares and if the damn casing cannot take it anymore.

Before I can get a laptop it will still be like 4 or 5 years from now. I am still contented with G3 upgraded.

shopforless.com has lappy's ranging from packard bell - acer

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Oh really.Well nt seen any Panasonic and as for Mac i jst cant stand em u know.Well the name should be " DEMI".How does dont sound?

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what will its name be> the 9ja book?

I forgot the Macs, if you can fork out the extra cash, or the panasonic toughbooks, extra durable and nice

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Well i have had my own issues with Toshiba sha.For HP i tink they are good?These deir new laptop with webcam dey fear me sef.I really will want to produce my own laptop sha cos am tired of being cheated.

What y'all think?

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stick with toshiba, hp, sony or lenovo,

laptops are expensive, so you want to make sure you get it right the first time with no hassles, IMO

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Acer is probably worse, haven't heard that much, but its cheapness makes it suspect in my own view

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Heard Dell is messed up.What of Acer?

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never buy a dell. i just bought a dell inspiron 630 pentium M around august 2006 and in november 11 it just packed up .that was to early for any form of repairs whatsoever anyway it has been done but i would advise anyone to go for hp cos that is much more durable and rugged

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@ehie007

there's no 3ghz core duo. Even Core 2 duo doesn't get up to 3ghz.

@poster

Get a dual core system, no matter what! an intel core duo or core 2 duo preferrably.

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like i said depends on wat u do or need d laptop 4

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256MB in this day and age??

go for 1GB ram at the minimum, 2GB to be safe with vista!

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depends on what u do, what u use ur laptop for and ur budget for a laptop. I would advise u 2 go for a Toshiba, IBM or sony laptop. I've used them all and never had problems with them.

A toshiba laptop gives u utmost value for ur money.

An IBM is a rugged laptop, has a long battery life span and durable.

As for sony, buy it if u aint got nothin 2 do wit ur money cos it's the same as a toshiba as far as i'm concerned.

Check out for the f.f. specs as a minimum requirement:

Windows XP (I'd go for Windows Vista cos it's aleady in market).

1.3Ghz

256MB (Upgradable)

Pentium M, Centrino, Intel Core Duo, Intel core 2 Duo

Bluetooth enabled.

Memory card slot etc

Not more than 12 months old if buying 2nd hand

WIFI

LAN

Inbuilt Modem

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@freelance

na wa 4 u o. read the offer just b4 urs and then read ur own and then choose.

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Yeah dell laptops could be problematic. I was changing motherboards for people throughout last summer. It was actually amazing how many motherboards we had to change everyday. Still I don't think they're that bad. I have a dell laptop and its been working fine for me. I think its still better that Acer and brands like that. There were particular models of the dells we had to fix more than any other so I think those models were the faulty ones. I'll still recommend a dell laptop any day all brands have their problems.

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Buy this one. It's very affordable

HP laptop, Nx 6325, 512mb, AMD SEMPRON, 60Gb, 1.8 GHZ, DVD/CDRW, WIRELESS

For just 160k.

Hurry while offer lasts.

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dude,

I have an acer aspire for sale

its higher than most stuff you've posted up there.

its RAM = 512

hard dsik = 120gb

screen = 15"

bluetooth = yes

wifi = yes

wlan = yes

has an in-built camera and webcam

light weight and is available in intelcore duo or AMD turios 64 processor

And this is selling for 135k naira only.

if you're interested call 08068097693

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Option 4, the Toshiba is the best option. I have been using one, the dual core 1.7mhz proc is the bomb

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Hmm, I can honestly tell you never to buy a dell unless you have a minimum of 4 years warranty on that computer and seeing that you are in nigeria, i dont know how u would send ur comp to them 4 repairs and i dont know if they offer that service 4 those outside the states.

I have a dell laptop computer and i treat it with care but i have had to change the motherboard 4 times (thank God i have warranty for 4 yrs) plus a friend of mine has a dell just sitting in his house now, his 2 yr warranty expired and his mother board just went bad, guess how much he has to pay to fix it, about $450 dollars. so pls, i definitely dont think dell is the way to go. There is just something fragile about their mother board not to talk of other problems i have had with that my laptop.

Compaq, is ok i heard. HP also. My sister has a toshiba and she seems to have no major problems with it, but if i were you, i wud go with HP or Compaq

just my 2 cents.

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personally i would have said wait a few months because two things will happen

1.you can now buy original windows vista laptop

2.price of windows xp loaded laptop will fall

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Wat of HP.Heard Acer is wack?

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Payment schedule

(1) First Payment of N 20,000.00 each on delivery.

(2) Balance to be spread over 11 months.

Can i get a similar deal in Portharcourt for Dell 640M at 170K?

Dealer can write me on edi4total@yahoo.com

Cheers

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Buy a Dell and u will find out.

Better be warned.

They promote cheap prices but the quality suck and customer service sucks. The higher end Dell systems are freaking expensive.

The cheap ones you cant even buy it for the price they advertise, you will have to reconfigure the system to meet your needs then the price will eventually become similar to othe computers

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hey cactus!what's ur reason?

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Abi oh bt dey said they are the 4th largest sha.What y'all think?

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u know, b4 u go overboard, ask yourself-what do i want to do with this laptop?

4 instance, if all u will be doing is using ms office apps, you dont need that duo core

if u want to run games like fear or 3d CAD applications, them you might need an even more highend system than the ones you listed.i know a lot of pple w underutilized powerful systems. what dio u think u want to do with d laptop.also, i know a guy that may b able to provide u w cheaper prices. i bought a toshiba satelite from him a year ago

60gb hdd pntium m 1.6 ghz dvd ram, 512 ram nvidia geoforce go 6600 for 160,000.try to get as many quots as possible. most of these laptop sellers will just chop your money.

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hey!who's smart here the guy selling d laptop,or the guy buying?huh?this friend needs someone to advice him on a chioce and not if anyone is smart.

Anyway elolove,the laptops seems to be ok,but there prices are quite outrageous,and i want to know if they are new ones,and also if u can bit the prices(or is it a supermarket thing, just kidding)

The last one of dell 6400 with a duo core,is a good spec,but ask the guy to give u for atleast 170k.One more thing dont let them decieve u that it has media player,antivirus and co,u can get them urself when u purchase it,it shouldnt cause a hike in it.

Just be careful and dont get decieved.its even better if u get to seem them with ur eyez,so u know the stuff.

Goodluck.

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