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Old 24 January 2007, 07:55   #1
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Help Choosing Laptop

Ok boys and girls...

I'm in the market for a new Laptop and suspect there are some geeks out there with advice..

What I'm considering is a Dell 9400, Core2 duo, with 2Gb mem, 100Gb hd, Nvida 7900 graphics card. There's a few of these on EBay which are much discounted compared with buying it from Dell. Was up the smoke yesterday and went down Tottenham Court Road but nothing jumped out.

I use PhotoShop and some other cpu/memory heavy tasks related to my work hence 2Gb of memory.

Being that I get out and about I'm not sure about the 17" screen but have used a laptop in the past and found it much nicer to use than a 15.4"

Any thoughts on alternate.

Thanks in advance.

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If its this one seems like a fairly good buy. Not a bargain but good enough.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Dell-e1705...QQcmdZViewItem

Be aware that the 7900 GS card in this Laptop is only 256 MB and it will not function any ware as good as a Desk top PC.
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I bought a Dell laptop a few months ago. The price was good, and it seems to be OK.

General opinion from other Dell users seems to be that the hardware is fine, but if you need any after sales service you're fscked. I needed a new mouse driver and gave up with Dell support after getting absolutely nowhere on the phone or on their (barely) live chat.

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An Apple MacBook Pro.
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Dell all the way, unless you consider asthetics and simplicty of use as more important then go for a mac. Or that super slim Sony Vaio thing which weights about as much as the battery I have in mine on its own and is made out of carbon fibre...costs a fortune though.
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Mark,

Take a look at the following manufacturers web sites. They all make serious laptops.

Rock

Evesham

AJP

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Dell, as you've said
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