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Old March 31, 2010, 02:47 PM
miggs78 miggs78 is offline
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Default Need assistance in purchasing Laptop

Guys looking to purchase a laptop, mostly used for studying.

Manufacturer: I've not been much into laptops, so not sure which manufacturer's laptop to buy, Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Dell .. what really?

Processor: Well.. Intel or AMD, I wouldn't have a clue on mobile processor, what's a better one, Intel i3 or an AMD..

Specs needed: At least 4GB RAM, I run a virtual lab software we use for lab work at school/home, on my home computer (E8400+4GB RAM) the app normally eats up to 700mb-1gb ram.

500GB HDD will be appreciated, is it usually easy to upgrade a HDD?
Wi-Fi, DVD-RW drive, most PCs now do come with one anyway.

Used for studying, so GPU not all that important, but would appreciate if it has some kind of output to connect to TV (HDMI, S-video etc..)

Price range, well looking to settle for $500-700, not sure if I get the above listed for that much.
I'll be honest, I haven't done much research since I didn't what brand to buy..

Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
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