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    New laptop

    I need to buy a new laptop.

    I cant seem to find a common consensus in the reviews in terms of the best laptop. I simply need it for school, so basically for
    -Fast load up
    -Excel,word, power point
    -Wifi-Axs for emails, attachment etc.

    Wont be using for movies or games.

    I have a desktop at home and work. Looking for something light, portable with a 14 or 15.4 screen and under $1000.

    Any experience, feedback, etc?

    Thanks

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    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro..._hbad_t2_s1-EN

    Toshiba 15.4" Satellite AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core QL-60 1.9GHz Laptop (A350D-003)

    Base Features
    Approximate Battery Life Dependant On Usage
    Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 320GB 5400RPM
    Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Drive
    Processor Speed 1.9GHz
    Processor Type AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core QL-60
    RAM 3072MB
    Screen Size "16"""
    Graphics
    Discrete Video Memory No
    Expandable Video Memory Yes - 1GB Dynamically Allocated Shared
    Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 3100
    Integrated Video Memory Yes
    Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
    Upgradable Video System No
    Video Memory 256MB
    Audio

    i paid 700 for mine and its more than adequate for everything i use it for (which is more than you plan on using yours for)

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    Look on http://www.newegg.com/

    If your not gaming than integrated video/sound would be perfect for you (save cash). Also don't go with anything less than a dual core processor.

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    http://www.edealinfo.com/dell/consum...op-deals.shtml Anywhere from 499 and above. For what you need it for right now I would stick to the cheapest Intel dual core that meets your standards

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    Avoid Vista if you can. It's unstable on my HP Pavillion, and I cuss it out more than I did Win95.

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    Buy an hp if your into pc and get their accidental coverage. I just bought my brother one that cost $1024 to the door with 3 years protection.
    core2dou 4gb ram and vista 64. I can prettymuch throw it in the washer and they will replace it as i have done in the past.
    but if your into mac, than macbook would be your best choice. I personally have the macpro and macbookpro.

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    i have the asus m50v laptop (upper end m50v, as there is dif models for the m50v's)

    4gb ram, dual core 2.4ghz, 1gb vid card, 320gb hdd.

    BUT

    where asus REALLY shines, 2 yr warranty. and the first year has full accidental coverage...if you drop it, spill a pop, crack the screen, bust the hinge - it's covered!

    plus, asus is well known and trusted..my first asus laptop lasted me 3+yrs.

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    if it was me id get something with a core 2 quad

    but i do a lot of things that require CPU power, like music production.
    Otherwise I love the laptop my brother just got fairly cheap, its wikid fast and runs great.

    I'll see if I can get the model tommorow, it was like $450 but you won't believe some of the specs on it.

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    hot a HP pavilloin amd turion 64 2.0 for 500 ish at wallmart, really fast laptop. vista aint that bad if you have the service pack

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    Yeah I'm really thinking of going with the HP or Toshiba.
    Ill make sure I go with Intel Core 2 Duo.
    Unfortunately they all come with Vista. Does the Vista with SP make a big difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prada View Post
    Yeah I'm really thinking of going with the HP or Toshiba.
    Ill make sure I go with Intel Core 2 Duo.
    Unfortunately they all come with Vista. Does the Vista with SP make a big difference?
    i dont know why so many people complain about vista. ive had no problems with it compared to xp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amorphic View Post
    i dont know why so many people complain about vista. ive had no problems with it compared to xp.
    All depends what you us it for. I was given a free copy of Vista and threw it in the trash. XP FOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LIFEEEEEE

    Well until the new Windows 7 comes out in 2010.

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    Apple is the best out there right now as far as witch one is up to what you want..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amorphic View Post
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro..._hbad_t2_s1-EN

    Toshiba 15.4" Satellite AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core QL-60 1.9GHz Laptop (A350D-003)

    Base Features
    Approximate Battery Life Dependant On Usage
    Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 320GB 5400RPM
    Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Drive
    Processor Speed 1.9GHz
    Processor Type AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core QL-60
    RAM 3072MB
    Screen Size "16"""
    Graphics
    Discrete Video Memory No
    Expandable Video Memory Yes - 1GB Dynamically Allocated Shared
    Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 3100
    Integrated Video Memory Yes
    Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
    Upgradable Video System No
    Video Memory 256MB
    Audio

    i paid 700 for mine and its more than adequate for everything i use it for (which is more than you plan on using yours for)

    This is pretty much what I have and I'm very happy with it. I have a 15" screen and it handles movies fine.

    I've heard that Toshiba still puts its computers together with really good quality.

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    Oh, yeah... btw, I also got microsoft works, which is a cheaper version of the office. It has the word processor and speadsheet for about $40.

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