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What laptop do you use?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Island3r, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Island3r

    Island3r Nibble Poster

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    Hey dudes not sure if this is the right forum to be asking this8)

    well i'm in the market for a new laptop, something that i can use on the move for work, light, good battery, plenty of ram, good processor, the normal jaz.

    but i don't know what to go for, what's everyone else using? i've been craving an alienware laptop for ages i had my eyes set on one and then i've just been on the website and they've stopped it and brought a newer, heavier, more expensive one so i think that's going to go out the window. i don't really play games but just wanted one because of the brand, lame i know:oops:

    so anyways what are you dudes using?
     
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  2. onoski

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    I have had the opportunity to play around with the Dell Latitude D630 at work and the battery life is good too. In terms of weight its quite light and slim looking with sharp LCD screen just running on battery without AC power.

    To be honest if I were to buy a laptop and I'd seriously be looking into getting the above.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    What do you want to use the laptop for mate, this will obviously influence the spec and therefore how much cash you need to burn. 8)
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    For work I use the Toshiba SP A100 (C2D 2GHz - T7200, 2gb ram, 120gb HDD, x1600 GC), for home I use the Acer TM 5720 (C2D 2GHz - T7300, 2gb Ram, 120gb HDD, X2500 gc).

    The CPU is faster on the Acer (faster FSB, 800mhz as opposed to 533mhz) but the Graphic card is better on the Toshiba (the x2500 is a cut down version of the x1700/x1600). Depending on how I use my laptop(s) I get approx 2 hrs out of them, as I don't run them in power-saving mode.

    Hopefully I'll be upgrading my work laptop this year (fingers crossed) a Toshiba Qosmio - 17" TFT, 8600m GT GC - but we'll see :rolleyes:

    -Ken
     
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  5. GiddyG

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    For work, I would definitely go for less weight, given I have to carry the thing around. I have a Fujitsu Siemens P7120, although the screen is a tad small for my liking. On a 40 minute walk from Kings Cross to Aldwych, those extra pounds could be a killer... :rolleyes:
     
  6. BosonJosh

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    I've used Dells for years, so I'd suggest those. They have a new tablet that looks pretty nice. Or, as they say, go big or go home.
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    Light laptops are for girls and wusses. 8)

    I've had great experience, both personal and professional, with Dell laptops.

    Someone who doesn't game getting an Alienware laptop is like someone who doesn't drive over 25mph getting a Ferrari. What's the point?
     
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  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    MacBook.

    Small, lightweight, fast. can run windows too.
     
  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    With your point being :rolleyes:

    For commuting I have an Asus EEE. It's lightweight and incredibly practical. With OpenOffice preinstalled, it does all I need it to with regards to producing documents on the move.

    However, I will soon start taking a gander at Vista and other nefarious things, and I'm looking in the same league of laptop as Josh. As I use the EEE 'around and about' I won't be taking it out of the house. With the size of the bugger, I won't be moving it off the desk. However, I am sadly unsurpised that the UK Dell site is ridiculously more expensive than the UK one, with the lowest spec model available to us coming in at $3000 (equivalent of your $2400 one I think).
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    My point being...

    ...if yer not a girl, don't be a wuss. 8)
     
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  11. GiddyG

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    Or for people who don't want to suffer droopy shoulder or bad back pains in later life... :p
     
  12. csx

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    Using a Dell XPS M1530 for work/personal use, love it! :)
     
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  13. nXPLOSi

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    I've got a couple of Dells for family members ( I dont really have the need for one myself ) and I've been impressed! :)
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    I didn't know Alienware did laptops :blink I bet they are beasts. :biggrin
     
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    Please tell me this is a misquote and that u were meant to say u knew Alienware did laptops? :blink and yes they are beasts :biggrin

    I have an ASUS laptop. Cost me £500. Came with an AMD Turion X2 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, DVD-RW, 15.4" widescreen display, built in webcam, wireless and network, all the usual and ATI graphics. I love it :biggrin and thats the main thing. I use it when I am at work and when I am at home too. Although I have 2 desktops at home (one for gaming and the main machine)
     
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  16. greenbrucelee
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    no I didn't know, I just knew they did beast gaming PCs. I hva e used Alienware PCs before and they are reall awesome but I genuinely didn't know that they made laptops.

    It is about 8 years since I looked at their web-site.
     
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  17. noelg24

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    8 YEARS?!?!?! :eek: get yourself back on there mate and be mesmerised! :biggrin
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    I will look, I always wanted an Alienware machine but could never afford it. :( but then again I always wanted the most powerful one :biggrin
     
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  19. chrisduggan

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    My Inspiron 6000 has seen better days, i can remember buying it new, some years ago. It has taken retirement downstairs and been replaced with a metalic pink Inspiron 1525 my wife uses. Not so keen on Vista, guess it takes some getting used to. I stick to the desktop for now
     
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  20. wizard

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    Guess who now owns alienware?
     
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