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Default 12-08-2007, 20:27 | posts: 486 | Location: Australia

got mine 2 months back
A200-1AX Toshiba
around 1490$
1.8Ghz Core 2 Duo T7100
2GB DDR2 667Mhz Dual Channel
PM965 Mainboard
ATi HD2600 256MB Dedicated VRam
200GB HDD
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Default 12-23-2007, 15:42 | posts: 1 | Location: Carlow, Ireland

Got this beaut' from HP back in August.

HP Pavillion dv6000
Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Centrino Duo T7300 2.0Ghz 4MB L2 32/64-bit x86
2GB Ram @ 667 mhz
Geforce 8400M GS 256MB Dedicated 64-bit (total 880MB with sharing)
200GB HDD
DVD-RW DL with LightScribe
15.4" Widescreen
100Mbit Ethernet, 54Mbit Wireless
HDMI, VGA, S-Video
3-USB, 1-Firewire 400
SD/Ms-pro reader
Expresscard - with Media Remote
Fingerprint Scanner
Webcam and Microphone
12-Cell Li-io Battery (Tilts laptop for better airflow)
18 months Norton Antivirus

~$1500
   
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Default 12-29-2007, 03:30 | posts: 337 | Location: victoria,austraila

msi turbo book gx600 has a 8600gt and 5.1 sound lol its so wicked
   
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Default 04-18-2008, 20:44 | posts: 1,300 | Location: IL

Just got my new laptop for school in the fall, I'm loving it so far;

HP Pavillion tx2000z
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Default 04-18-2008, 21:31 | posts: 9,445 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

How much did you pay for it. That is one of the most attractive Tablets i've seen.
   
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Default 04-18-2008, 21:45 | posts: 13,736 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

@Swraith, yeah its pretty good looking - go HP!

Also the touchpad looks different to me, whats it like to use?

Or is it just dimpled like that ?
   
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Default 04-18-2008, 22:21 | posts: 9,445 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

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@Swraith, yeah its pretty good looking - go HP!

Also the touchpad looks different to me, whats it like to use?

Or is it just dimpled like that ?
Nah i've seen the thing in person and the touchpad is like that. I dont know why though. ???
   
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Default 04-18-2008, 22:34 | posts: 5,330 | Location: England

any brand but i get all my stuff from ebuyer.com, fantastic in price, range, delivery and support.
   
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Default 04-19-2008, 05:37 | posts: 1,300 | Location: IL

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How much did you pay for it. That is one of the most attractive Tablets i've seen.
It starts at $900, my config was ~$1500.

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@Swraith, yeah its pretty good looking - go HP!

Also the touchpad looks different to me, whats it like to use?

Or is it just dimpled like that ?
The mouspad is indeed dimpled, and I personlly prefer it over a flat one. My brother tried it and agrees, but to each his own.
   
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Default 05-16-2008, 12:09 | posts: 3 | Location: London

mostly i compare products from ebuyer and checkcost.
Recently i bought my HP6820s @checkcost
   
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Thumbs up 05-21-2008, 03:37 | posts: 16 | Location: Oregon

After much fretting, and shopping around, comparing specs, and quality, and service, I decided to get a (gasp!) Dell Inspiron 1720 for my wife.

The model I purchased has the T9300 intel proc, and 8600M graphics chipset.

So far she's very happy with it. It came with Vista, and actually it's my first good look at Vista. So far it's been all right IMO. But she won't let me install any games on it yet.
   
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Default 09-11-2008, 08:14 | posts: 1,055 | Location: Canada, by the mountains

I've got a Sager NP9262 from XoticPC coming soon (knock wood). Pretty good prices, although I used paypal so couldn't claim the cash discount (3%). They've responded to my emails really quick and have kept me nicely updated throughout the process. (Gettin' some custom paint so it's taking awhile). Their stuff comes with 24/7 lifetime tech support and they offer some pretty wild skins, paint and chroming too. Tho the chroming machine was broken when I ordered

edit: looks like there's a disconnect between their painting dept. and the colour charts listed on the site, at least the BMW chart. Just got an email advising the BMW silver I picked off the chart didn't exist, and we went with Titanium Silver which, oddly, isn't on the colour chart (tho it's like every 2nd beemer you see is in TS.) For car colours, probably best just to give 'em the yr/make/model.

edit: apparently their policy is to email their customer a rendering of the lappy with the planned paint job for final approval. Got my email today. No biggie for solid silver me, but a nice touch nonetheless.

edit: one of the 4 USB ports just died. I'm trying to determine whether it's OS or hardware (hope not, wouldn't be worth the shipping charges)

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Default 09-11-2008, 23:16 | posts: 4

In the UK I tend to get my parts from Ebuyer or Scan. Also used Aria on occasion and havent had any problems with either of them. It's almost time to upgrade again so will let you know if I have any problems in the future.
   
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Default 10-03-2008, 22:47 | posts: 297 | Location: Good Ole Earth

i recently bought a new laptop from killernotebooks called the Nagamaki. the experience with them has been excellent so far and very personalized, which is something you do not find anymore. Their prices are reasonably lower than others too.

the specs are:

Quad QX9300
Dual ATI3870 in Crossfire
4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
4GB Turbo Memory
17” WUXGA 1900x1200 Glassview
BlueRay Reader CD/DVD Writer
2x 320GB 7200rpm HDs in Raid 0
A/B/G/N 270Mpbs and Bluetooth v2.1
Vista Ultimate 64
Real Carbon Fiber skin

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Default 02-06-2009, 11:46 | posts: 3

Dell
I bought a brand new P4 dell laptop, I used it for almost 1 year but I got a problem now I am wondering why it gets too hot...
   
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Default 02-19-2009, 12:49 | posts: 1

I have got an Acer Aspire 5920G for 649 euros, a very nice price for the performance. Most HD videos play without lag, and most games run on medium/high settings.

The specs:

CPU: 4 stars (Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, not the best, but it's enough for light multitasking and most HD videos)
RAM: 3 stars (The RAM is 3GB DDR2, that's just enough but it is a bit slow. Also my GPU steals 768MB from it, so I guess that's the problem. Also the weakest link in my laptop.)
GPU: 3 stars (GeForce 8600M GS, only 256MB real memory, but it steals 768MB from my RAM using TurboCache, and total is 1GB, but its performance doesn't match all that memory. Most games run on medium settings, but on Source games it runs everything on high with medium texture resolution. Increasing it to high doesn't steal that much performance. Can lag horribly some times, but overall this is a good card. nVidia demos really underrate it, even Lite ones.)
Storage: 3 stars (160GB HDD. Not bad, quite good for most users, but for me it's a bit low, and lower-end Acer models can have 320GB too.)

Overall: 3,25 stars.

Recommended, but on heavy games it can lag horribly, and some Acer services pop-up all the time.

After this laptop gets really old, I'll get a gaming laptop.
   
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Default 03-02-2009, 09:44 | posts: 2

Samsung NC10 for traveling.
Nice, portable netbook. Work's great with Windows 7 Beta 7022.
Got it in Best Buy store in Shanghai for $400.
Added memory up to 2G and ready to exchange the screen with touchscreen.




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Default 05-28-2009, 15:25 | posts: 397 | Location: England/China

in the UK i normally use novatech...their prices are good and their selection of customized laptops is definitely worth a look
   
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Default 08-06-2009, 21:30 | posts: 4,813 | Location: Canada

I've bought a few from dell. I've found them to be fast, but flimsy and the screens were a hit and miss proposition (M600 was the best one). I've had a couple of Toshibas (when they were still made in Japan) and the last one that I had years ago was the best ever. I even sold it for $1000 when it was a couple of years old. I still have a white box Asus (with two hard drives) that is the most solid I've ever had, but Asus refuses to provide drivers when a new OS comes out! I currently have an Asus M51sn-c1 that I upgraded and am very content with.
Oh; and I have an older Toshiba with a pentium 4 chip that my friend gave me because he thought it was toast! It actually just has a loose internal power connector, which I came up with a workaround for. A guy can't have too many laptops.

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Default 08-06-2009, 22:33 | posts: 9,445 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Dont know why though i still have my Acer 5672 running without any problems at all and i simply love it. Had it since 2006. The only thing i upgraded was the CPU from Core Duo to Core 2 Duo T7200 and 2GB memory. Had a Sony notebook that i received a while ago and that thing simply refused to work. The motherboard died on it right after my warranty had expired.
   
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Default 08-06-2009, 23:29 | posts: 4,813 | Location: Canada

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Dont know why though i still have my Acer 5672 running without any problems at all and i simply love it. Had it since 2006. The only thing i upgraded was the CPU from Core Duo to Core 2 Duo T7200 and 2GB memory. Had a Sony notebook that i received a while ago and that thing simply refused to work. The motherboard died on it right after my warranty had expired.
Nice little upgrade. I upgraded from a T5450 to a T9300. That and the 7200rpm HD really made a difference...not sure why, but I would NEVER buy a Sony.
   
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Default 08-06-2009, 23:47 | posts: 60 | Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

asus makes fairly good laptops
   
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Default 08-07-2009, 01:46 | posts: 9,445 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

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Nice little upgrade. I upgraded from a T5450 to a T9300. That and the 7200rpm HD really made a difference...not sure why, but I would NEVER buy a Sony.
The Sony Notebook was actually a present from my uncle but that thing simply stopped working.
   
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Default 08-07-2009, 02:42 | posts: 4,813 | Location: Canada

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The Sony Notebook was actually a present from my uncle but that thing simply stopped working.
Now I know why!
   
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Default 01-25-2010, 07:19 | posts: 1

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Unfourtunatly, I think Powernotebooks only ships to US addresses.
We do ship most models internationally now.

Donald Stratton
www.PowerNotebooks.com

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