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Need advice for buying a new Notebook

Q: Need advice for buying a new Notebook

Hi guys I want to buy a new notebook for college use probably hours a day but not consecutive something durable enough that lasts years My usage is like internet movies light Need a for Notebook new buying advice gaming CS Source COD Prototype Fifa and the regular apps and softwares like photoshop movie maker virtualdj and I do use torrents Need advice for buying a new Notebook occasionally I ll probably go for Windows given the lack of new windows notebooks - don t know if it s only in India According to this usage description do tell if Need advice for buying a new Notebook I need to elaborate can you please suggest if I m in the right direction So far I ve thought of this CPU is i - u or i - m or i - m pls advice which is best and why GB Need advice for buying a new Notebook RAM GPU is GB radeon or nvidia HDD - TB Brand lenovo dell hp samsung if you ve used aany of these brands let me know about your experience I live in India and I m going to buy from a local retailer Budget is I ve seen these notebooks http www flipkart com computer co EBVBGXD JPQ COMDDQRNMWHH SZK COMDEH SRNBYVC J Lenovo Ideapad Z - Dell Inspiron R i - U GB GB GB Radeon Samsung NP E C-S IN Thanks in advance nbsp

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A: Need advice for buying a new Notebook

Is that $700 USD or Rupee? Try to get at least 8GB of DDR3 RAM 4GB is not enough. 3GB with the OS and 2GB free after apps. i3 is okay make sure that is 2GHz the lowest 1.7GHz. GPU 512MB min 1GB mid or 2GB high. HDD 320 to 750GB. With the price range you have you can get some really nice here.
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A:need advice on buying a notebook

personally, i've seen nothing but nightmares from compaq presarios. now granted its a very very small scale, but it's enough to keep me away. their support has been atrocious in the past, haven't had the displeasure in the last 6 months so i don't know if it's improved. I'd recommend a dell myself, as their service and support is wonderful. you can usually get a similar computer after rebate/promotion from Dell for the same price, you just have to keep and eye on their deals. hot deals forums like are great for that. sorry i couldn't be of more help, but i saw you didnt get any responses and thought i'd share.
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I will be buying a new note book soon and I am not which processor to get (based on Price/Performance/battery life). I know a bit about desktop processors, but all most nothing about notebook CPUs.

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This notebook will be used for mainly office applications/media, and light gaming.

A:Buying new notebook;AMD MT-37 or MT-40?

I love my AMD Athlon 64 Mobile 3700. Athough I don't think you need anything that strong for you're purpose. You may want to look at a low-end Turion CPU, as it is perfect for offices/small gamming use. Also will perseve the battery life.

May you post the laptops you are you looking at.

Please post back.
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or >ASUS A6M-Q016 - 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) color shine , Processor AMD Sempron64 3200+ , 1024MB (2x512) DDRII 667MHz, integrated graphic nVidia GeForce 6100 128MB max, 100GB HDD (5400 rpm), DVD-RW SuperMulti double layer, network card GigabitLAN, modem 56k, WiFi 802.11g, 4-in1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)

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A:buying notebook but don`t know to decide which

Do you actually have to buy one of these? I wouldn't recommend a generic cheap-*** laptop like these to anyone. It is better to buy an older business class model from a decent brand than watch that chinese lump of plasitc fall apart after three months.

Considering these two laptops..

So which 64-bit applications are you planning to use?
The first machine doesn't have wireless? I hope that is a typo on your part..
I would take the first one if it had wireless. If not, the second for sure.
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Nice find. Thanks for posting.
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A:Buying Notebook--Which Processor?

Go for the Pentium M in a Centrino environment. Take the 2GHz version.
I would not even get NEAR Vista for at least another 1-2 years.
It's only in Beta, and with M$ 'reputation' for testing, it won't be ready for normal 'consumption' for at least that long. Let others find all the bugs first.
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I would not...Try to stick with a Name Brand MB ,the one you talked about is a generic brand...You can get a 1.2 Athlon 200 FSB for $88 and a MSI K7T Pro-2A for $90/$100. So you would be under $225. I have a 1.2 200FSB and the Pro-2A and Love it and it runs great ,right now I have it O/Ced to 1391MHz with No problems...Sometimes the combos are not such a great deal...The $ you save you can buy a good HSF like an ALPHA...Good Luck !!

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Specs #1

Processor Intel Core i7 960(3.2GHz)
Memory 12GB DDR3 1600
Hard Drive 1.5TB SATAII Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive Graphics ATI Radeon HD5870 1GBPower Supply 800W
Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB
800W PSU

price: $2060

Specs #2

PROCESSORIntel® Core™ i7 930 (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
MEMORY 6GB DDR3 1333MHz (3x 2GB) Tri Channel Memory
HARD DRIVE1.5TB - SATA, 3Gb/s, 7,200 RPM, 32MB Cache HDD
OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
VIDEO CARD Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 - SLI® Enabled
power supply 1000W

price: $2300
My question is simply what is better

A:Buying new pc, need advice

Well, I'd rather have the Intel Core i7 960 equipped one for the processor power. Obviously, the dual graphics cards in SLI probably tip the balance for that system. Why not put the faster processor with the dual SLI graphics cards?
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A:Advice for buying new ram please

RAM will run at the slowest speeds and lowest bandwidth available...meaning when you compare the chips. You're best bet, however is to match your sticks up, to avoid any potential compatibility issues.

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This bundle is perfect: Intel Core 2 DUO LGA775 E6600 2.40GHz Retail / Intel 965P LT Motherboard / 2GB Corsair XMS2-6400C5 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit.

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Take a look at this monitor, it has your HDMI cable included and has a three year warranty. I have been a ViewSonic user for many happy years
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A:Buying a new Laptop and I could use some advice

Both laptops are great, I really do not know what your cousin was thinking. Both laptops have the highest end components you can get. They are are overkill though. This is why:
1) You want to avoid RAID 0.
2) 32GB RAM is too much.
3) A 4GB GPU for 1080P is overkill, but doesnt hurt.

1) The 780M is great.
2) 4th gen CPU
3) A lot of RAM.

I would recommend Sager laptops. They offer great value. I would look into this:
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A:Solved: advice before buying please

That would mean changing the existing desktop network to wireless.Click to expand...

The desktops can stay wired even to a wireless router.

1. My old Dell using XP desktop - will I need to buy hardware to plug it into a wireless router or is that capacity there (Or how do I find out)?Click to expand...

It should plug into a wireless router just as easily as it plugs into a wired router.

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Yes you can the the only disadvantage is one extra cable connected to the laptop.

3. If I need occasional access to a wireless network on the laptop is it worth upgrading the half mini-card?Click to expand...

If your a speed junkie any time getting N speed over G speed you will be happy with the decision IMHO if your only using it occassionally your probably not going to notice the difference and remember BOTH sides have to run N to get N so if your on a G network you won't get N anyhow.

4. Is the most efficient way to transfer files given the above wired set-up between home desktop, home laptop and work network (from home desktop) a flash drive?Click to expand...

If they are on different networks (like the work PC being on a domain or something)yeah thats probably the most efficient way. If they are all workgroup you can easily setup file sharing.
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A:Buying Advice, Bittedness


I see SeaVixen is probably busy with a reply, so I'll concentrate on the Outlook Express question.

The only way to run Outlook Express is using XP Mode in either Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate:

How to use OE in Windows 7

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A:Buying laptop, need advice

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A:Advice on buying a computer

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photoshop- killer ap

most of what you want could be done on a netbook, like a samsung or asus, for not much money.

photoshop requires a lot of processing power, though. that is the deal-killer.

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I can get a cheap on from eBay for under £5. (Or very cheap anyway.)
Or I can spend £XXXXX on a really expensive one.

I don't need it for gaming or anything: just standard use.
Won't really be watching videos on it or anything.

Should I just go for a cheap one?

I can get hol dof a second hand Matrox card with dual heads.
Are these OK?


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Hi I get eyestrain from trying to read the small text of some games and simulations that only run in x on my old quot monitor so the only remedy is to buy a bigger monitor I m not too PC-literate and wonder if you can help me on a few points - - How no-frills need advice Buying monitor, are monitors measured diagonally Mine is quot Buying no-frills monitor, need advice diagonally I measured it but when I bought it several years ago the shop said it was quot and I took their word for it did they fleece me or what - I want a new one of at least quot diagonal a no-frills job as cheap as I can get it even second-hand would do so are there any technical specs or pitfalls I need to look out for so that I can tell the shop what I want rather than them trying to tell me - Can you give me a rough idea of how much I should be looking to spend on such a monitor tops Thanks nbsp

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Hi all

I just had my card fry, its an XFX Geforce 8800 Ultra sitting on a Asus P5B mother board (pci-e).

Now i need a card but dont want to spend to much money. What are my options?

I figured i want to spend $100 or less if possible get something with the same performance or slightly better.
I was looking at the ATI 4850 HD and the geforce GT240 but im open to any other suggestions.

I do play games but not hard core since i have the ps3 for that.

A:Need advice buying a video card.

Don't forget about the warranty:

As for a replacement, the GT 240 would be a downgrade, the Radeon HD 4850 or 5750, or a Geforce GTS 250 would be on par or a bit better.
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I've just discovered that my trusty old Creative Live! Cam Notebook Ultra isn't compatible with Windows 7 (no new drivers have been produced) so I'm in the market for a new cam.

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Any suggestions?

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what creative cam have you got exactly?

vista drivers often work if installed in compatibility mode.
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I have a Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera and its working perfectly fine, but now I am planning for an upgrade. I would prefer a decent camera with SLR speed and quality. I will use the camera for general purpose photography. BTW my budget is around $600. I gonna check out, and other discount websites to find out the best online deal.

Thanks for your inputs.