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Default 01-29-2006, 09:37 | posts: 6,459 | Location: Oregon

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Geforce 4 isn't DirectX 9, it's a DX8 card. Only Geforce FX and above use DX9. It is a pretty crappy card. Onboard memory aside, my laptop has a better gfx card than my Dad's.
Actually a Geforce 4 MX is a glorified Geforce2..aka DX7 card.
   
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Default 03-11-2006, 19:14 | posts: 4,782 | Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯

Laptop:
Sager 4880
Pentium M 770 2.13GHz
2GB RAM
60GB 7200RPM HD
ATI Mobility Radeon X700 256MB
DVD-RW

Price: ~$2,100
Vendor: PCTorque

I bought this laptop from PCTorque in Spring of 2005. The experience was hassle free and easy, they even sent me a free USB Floppy Drive because at the time I had placed my order it was mislabled as free on the website. I'm extremely happy with the machine, though of course seeing the new Core Duo offerings I sometimes get pangs of regret - but these are owed more to salivation over the latest and greatest rather than any shortcoming of my Sager.

I'm very happy with the Sager 4880 due to its amazing battery life (12 cell battery), X700 256MB, and 15'' screen. On the downside the screen has bad viewing angles, but in practice this is rarely noticable unless you're attempting to have a group of people watch a DVD or something from side angles.
   
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Default 03-25-2006, 19:40 | posts: 51 | Location: Mars

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Originally Posted by nm+
Apple make a very solid product. My mom has a 12" powerbook; it's pretty awesome.
iBook's pretty sweet. I wouldn't buy one myself as the G4's pretty aged, but if your just doing productivity its worth a look. When x86 is out they will probably be the notebooks to buy.
congrats

i love my ibook g4

i rate everything 5* except the
   
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Videocard: Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Core
Processor: Intel i5 2500K @ Stock
Mainboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Memory: Corsair 8GB @ 1600
Soundcard: ALC887 - Inspire P580.
PSU: Antec TruePower New 650W
Default 03-25-2006, 19:45 | posts: 13,736 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

so do i its modded and runing linux
   
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PSU: Antec TruePower New 650W
Default 03-25-2006, 19:47 | posts: 13,736 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

but i prefer other laptops EG dell XPS laptop gen 1 is a beast but will burn ya
   
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Default 03-31-2006, 03:46 | posts: 7 | Location: City of Angels

We bought a laptop from Gateway at an Office Max here in the neighborhood and it's turned out to be pretty good. Haven't had any problems. The widescreen monitor is hot.
   
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Memory: SODIMM 1GB 533MHz
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Default 05-04-2006, 03:26 | posts: 3

SD-MW1

Pentium M 760 2.0GHz
1GB 533MHz RAM
60GB 7200 RPM
Geforce Go 6600 128MB (OC'ed from 375/700 to 412/770!!!)

Vendor: Sabio Digital
Price: ~1510.00

This company, in my opinion, is a very underrepresented company. They get their barebones from the Taiwanese ODM manufacturer Quanta. They're top of the line laptop material. I, personally, am extremely satisfied with this current laptop that I have; it performs flawlessly under intensive use, especially during gaming, hehe.
   
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Default 05-04-2006, 13:56 | posts: 4,813 | Location: Canada

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I've had a few Dell laptops in the past and although they seemed to be pretty fast overall, the build quality left a lot to be desired. As well, the service and support seems to have gone right down the tubes (IMHO).
I believe the best one ever was the Toshiba Satellite 5200 - first with DVD-RW, three spindle design, remote control, HK speakers, subwoofer, U**A, etc., etc. The one I had was over three years old when I sold it a couple of months ago for $1000(cad).
This time around, I went with an Asus barebones Z71V; 15.4 S**A+ screen (1680X1050 - very sweet), 1.86 Dothan, 2GBs dual channel RAM, 80GB SATA main drive, 80GB PATA secondary drive to swap with the CDRW drive, wireless A,B,G, multi card reader and a Geforce MODULAR6600/128MB video card. I'm loving this laptop. It does everything and does it well...good performance, good build, HAPPY HAPPY!
BTW: anyone looking to purchase - wait for another month or so. All the major vendors are starting to ship the new Dual Core lappies...Dell, HP, Fujitsu, Acer - and Toshiba does it once again with their new Qosmio (not yet available) with DC and the first HD-DVD drive!
This will be an exciting year!
Was I right a about the dual cores?
Anyway; just as an update - I use this lappy for a few hours every morning and even though the battery life isn't great (I get around three hours) The performance IS. The best part of this notebook is the screen. Most of the lappys out there - even current models - are still using XGA screens. While the 'glossy' screens look amazing, I would love to see manufactures do away with 'xga' and offer at least 'sxga+'. The added screen realestate is much desirable! Text is also much more crisp and clear.
   
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Processor: i7-3770K 4.4/i7-4500U 2.4
Mainboard: ASRock Z77Ex4/Haswell-ULT
Memory: 32GB 1600 / 8GB 1600
Soundcard: Realtek HD / Realtek HD
PSU: Corsair HX750W / 9 Cell
Default 06-06-2006, 05:46 | posts: 9,445 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

recemtly bought an ACER

Acer Aspire 5672

Core Duo T2300 (1.66) => Upgraded my CPU to T2400 (1.86)
1GB 533 Ram - I couldnt believe it that the ram was Corsair
Seagate Momentus 120GB SATA 150 - Hard Drive come with FAT32 (SPOILER)
X1600 128mb - I sent my laptop back and they replaced my video card and i paid the small difference of $90


Price: $1100 US

Bought my laptop from Buy.com and the delivery was hassle free and did not had any problems wih them. Also the deilivery came 2 days early than it was originaly stated.

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Default 08-19-2006, 10:16 | posts: 14

nobody here is NEC notebooks fans?

anybody own a NEC notebooks .. any issue .. what abt their service, quality?? as NEC is No 1 in Japan what abt others..?


pls voice ups
   
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Memory: Corsair 8GB @ 1600
Soundcard: ALC887 - Inspire P580.
PSU: Antec TruePower New 650W
Default 09-24-2006, 12:21 | posts: 13,736 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

i have a pakard bell laptop does that count?

Dell lattitudes FTW! L400 built like a rock ill get some pics 4 years old and still runs perfectly
   
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Videocard: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M 2.3G
Mainboard: Apple Logicboard
Memory: 8GB 1333MHz DDR3
Soundcard: Intel High-Definition
PSU: 63.5-w/h lithium-polymer
Default 09-24-2006, 16:23 | posts: 4,997 | Location: Ottawa

Well I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 (E1505 in USA).

It's a great and sturdy laptop, plays many games on high or medium. For example Battlefield 2 would run on High but I prefer Medium as I see it easier on my eyes for some reason and CSS on High @ 1280*780 (16:9).

Also, the new Core Duo CPU's are awesome, they're great for multitasking and stuff.

My specs are in my rig info...as this is my only system right now...
   
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Default 11-20-2006, 21:10 | posts: n/a

EH the compaq i have now has a faulty Onboard nic.....and the AC plug is loose. I read something about this model having crappy AC Plugs. By the way if the model is the EVO n610c Series.
   
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Default 11-21-2006, 23:28 | posts: 10,418 | Location: Get off my lawn

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EH the compaq i have now has a faulty Onboard nic.....and the AC plug is loose. I read something about this model having crappy AC Plugs. By the way if the model is the EVO n610c Series.
Warranty?
   
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Default 11-22-2006, 00:20 | posts: n/a

good question...i'll have to check....keep ya posted!!
   
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Default 11-22-2006, 11:27 | posts: n/a

missed the warranty by 2 weeks......crap!!! guess i'll to use ebay then to find parts.
   
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Videocard: Palit 9600GT(OC:750/2k/2k
Processor: Q6600 @ 3.4GHz /w Nirvana
Mainboard: eVGA 680i A1
Memory: 2x1GB Mushkin XP2-8500
Soundcard: Steinway Lyngdorf 5.1
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Default 01-10-2007, 07:55 | posts: 743 | Location: Deffnitly not telling. (AMERICA)

Compaq Pesario V500 Series

CPU: 3 Stars (AMD Sempron 1.8ghz, little underpowered in my opinion, would have liked a Core Solo or Duo. Eats more battery then Core as well.
RAM: 3 Stars (DDR-400, max 2GB, I guess its a Sempron, so DDR works, though I only have 1.2GB of total memory)
Storage: 4 Stars (80GB HD *more then I need*, quiet, reliable, though 4200RPM, CD-RW/DVD-R is quiet, but kinda slow starting up. Burns CD's reliably, mislabled as Lightscribe (boo...I wanted it too...)
Battery: 2 Stars (1.5 hours idle, less then an hour if CPU above 50% usage.)
Graphics 1 Star (Ipaid an extra $100 to get the model with ATI Xpress 200M, I should have shot myself...Cant play anything newer then WC2. Dont game on it any more, to slow.)
Weight: 3 Stars (6.4 pounds, tad heavy, I might trade it in eventualy for something a pound or pound and a half lighter)
Wireless: 5 Stars (Very reliable, exelent range.)
Screen: 3 Stars (Bright, but no-Anti-Glare, cant be used outside durring the day, or in a bright room, glare is very anoying. No dead pixles.)
Keyboard/Mousepad: 5 Stars (Keys are perfect size, pad is responsive and acurate, arrow keys are located by themselves, with no extra keys around them (very anoying to have, if you accidently hit one of those surronding buttons on some laptops. Function + F keys for various tasks (movie/music, screen brightness, opening things, etc..) Left/Right click works fine.)
Audio: 4 Stars (Realtek+Altec Lansig Speakers, onboard audio sucks, but the sound still sounds nice, good bass and midi (who uses treble ) great for music and movies on the go. (and porn too )
Overall: 4 stars. I would preffer to have a lighter notebook with better battery life and anti-glare, but for $320 (Origonaly $910) (on sale, display model, + rebate) it was a good deal.

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Videocard: 2x EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX SLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Mainboard: EVGA nForce 680i SLI
Memory: 4gb Corsair Dominator PC8888
Soundcard: Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
PSU: PCP&C Turbo-Cool 1kw
Default 01-15-2007, 01:32 | posts: 4 | Location: Cambridge, MA

i bought a sony vaio s150 2 years ago for like $2800. crazy, especially since the performance is declining significantly...but what can i say - it's portable, it's convenient to bring to class, and it's totally sexy
   
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Videocard: Mobility RADEON X800 256Mb @ stock
Processor: (Sager Notebook)P4 3.8 Ghz
Mainboard: LGA775 800Mhz FSB
Memory: 2Gb 533Mhz PC4200 DDR2
Soundcard: 4x Internal plus internal sub-woofe
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Default 04-03-2007, 14:51 | posts: 77 | Location: Wilkes-Barre PA

Sagernotebooks.com

Blistering rigs but hideously expensive. Meh, what are you going to do?
   
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Default 05-07-2007, 15:25 | posts: 1,471 | Location: the netherlands

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Geforce 4 isn't DirectX 9, it's a DX8 card. Only Geforce FX and above use DX9. It is a pretty crappy card. Onboard memory aside, my laptop has a better gfx card than my Dad's.


the MX versions don't even support shader model 1.1 so it's mutch like a direct x 7 card
   
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Videocard: Nvidia Go 7900 gs 256mb
Processor: Core 2 Duo T7200
Mainboard: Mobile Intel 945PM Express
Memory: 2gb DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz
Soundcard: harman/kardon stereo speakers
PSU: 150W
Default 05-10-2007, 04:13 | posts: 29 | Location: Ottawa

I bought a Asus 2500H like 5 years ago
15.4" lcd screen
2.8 ghz p4 L2: 512kb
40gb hard drive 5400 rpm
512mb ram
64mb integrated graphics
infrared
wireless
5in1 media card reader
24x dvd-rom
surround sound capable

For around $1500USD. Quite heavy at a time but very durable and easy to clean and parts are interchangeable like all asus laptops. Battery life not great because it gets hot quickly. AC adapter extremely large. Looked like a brick. I could have probably knocked someone out with it.

Also got a Toshiba Satellite A100-LE a year ago for around $900USD

15.4" WUGXA
1.73ghz intel centrino L2: 2mb
80gb hard drive 7200rpm
1gb ram
Multi-layer DVD-writer
128mb ATi 200xpress
wireless

Alot lighter than the asus 2500H. Not as durable and alot harder to clean. Alot more quiet than the Asus 2500H and battery life is excellent. Although the power keeps on switching from battery to AC if the laptop is plugged in. Last around 3.5 hours. Gets a little warm near the palm rest. Alot of bloatware from toshiba like all toshiba laptops.

Recently bought a Toshiba Satellite P105-s9722. I was looking into gaming laptops and this proved the best bang for the buck. At an amazing 1495USD I got:
17" WXGA+
Core 2 duo T7200 2.0ghz L2: 4mb b/t two cores
200gb Hard drive 4200rpm
2gb ram
Multi-layer Dvd-writer
Nvidia Go 7900gs 256mb
bluetooth
Wireless
5in1 card reader
Fingerprint reader

I looked around and then saw this. Comparable to a dell E1705 w/ same specs @ 2000USD, i'm saving a lot of money. Its a great gaming laptop, but it tends to get really hot due to the video card after intense gaming. Battery life is extremely low. About 1 hours and 2 hours if setting are really low. Although the website, indicated 3.5 hours. Hard drive a bit slow, but can't complain.
   
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Processor: i7-3770K 4.4/i7-4500U 2.4
Mainboard: ASRock Z77Ex4/Haswell-ULT
Memory: 32GB 1600 / 8GB 1600
Soundcard: Realtek HD / Realtek HD
PSU: Corsair HX750W / 9 Cell
Default 05-10-2007, 05:02 | posts: 9,445 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

^^^^
m8 thats a really nice laptop there. Too bad none of the companies have tried to put a 7900Gs in a 15.4 inch. I really want them to because for me a 17" is a little heavy to carry everywhere.

Your Laptop looks the same as mine just with a better video card. How's the performance on that thing?
   
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Videocard: Nvidia Go 7900 gs 256mb
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Memory: 2gb DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz
Soundcard: harman/kardon stereo speakers
PSU: 150W
Default 05-10-2007, 05:14 | posts: 29 | Location: Ottawa

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m8 thats a really nice laptop there. Too bad none of the companies have tried to put a 7900Gs in a 15.4 inch. I really want them to because for me a 17" is a little heavy to carry everywhere.

Your Laptop looks the same as mine just with a better video card. How's the performance on that thing?
Yeah but a gpu like that requires 17in.

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It pretty decent considering its a laptop and all. Gaming wise it runs F.E.A.R at an average of 50fps with all settings high and native resolution. Hard-drive slow though but i could always update it ^^.
   
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Processor: AMD Opteron 148 @ 2.8ghz
Mainboard: DFI UT Ultra-D
Memory: 2x1gb Mushkin DDR500
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PSU: PC P&C Turbo Cool 510
Default 05-23-2007, 10:48 | posts: 125

Powernotebooks.com was a very good recomendation from the first page.

I did a good look over last night and found some amazing prices for the hardware you can get. Given you shave money here and there since you dont get an OS and stuff like that (optional) but when you dont need it why pay for it??

Check this out:

Sager NP5760

17" WUXGA (1920x1200) Widescreen "Super Clear Glossy" LCD Display

nVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX 256MB GDDR3

2gb Dual Channel DDRII 667Mhz Memory

Up to 100GB 7,200RPM or 120GB 5,400RPM SATA/150 Primary Hard Drive
Modular Bay accepts your Optical Drive or 2nd SATA/150 Hard Drive
Built-in 8 Channel HiDef Azalia Stereo Sound System w/8 Ext. Speaker Output w/o Ext. Decoder - SRS WOW Support
Built-in 4-in-1 memory card reader (MS/MSPro/SD/MMC)
Built-in Digital 1.3Megapixel Video Camera
Built-in TV Tuner w/Remote Control available
Built-in 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet RJ-45
Built in Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN
Built-in Bluetooth available
Combo 8x DVD/24x10x24 CD-RW Drive w/Softwares, or
DUAL Pioneer Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW (Optional)
DVI Video Output Port
4 USB 2.0 Ports
Serial Port

Just over 2000$ USD for this monster!
   
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Videocard: BFG GeForce 7800GTX 256MB OC
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ @ FX-60
Mainboard: DFI LANPARTY UT Ultra-D
Memory: OCZ TCCD PC4800 2GB
Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
PSU: Antec Phantom 500
Default 06-01-2007, 06:04 | posts: 4 | Location: Montréal

milestonepc.com
   
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