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Old 11 March 2009, 20:37   #1
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New Laptop

I'd like to buy a new portable before April. Is there any make that has particularly good sound, preferably 17 inch screen and a built in spel checker
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Old 11 March 2009, 20:57   #2
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There's loads of deals about mate. Check dabs.com and if you know anyone that works for BT they can get a good discount there.
Is the spell checker just for the internet? I use firefox with a dictionary addon. If you spell things wrong it's underlined in red, right click and it gives you the right spelling. I'd be fecked with out it.
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Old 11 March 2009, 21:00   #3
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http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx...105&PageMode=1

I got my eldest a 19 inch widescreen lappy from Dell a couple of years ago. Only thing that has gone wrong with it was the charger. They sent one out free of charge within 3 days!!!
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Old 11 March 2009, 23:27   #4
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Depends how much you want to spend and what you are going to use it for. if you want to play good games on it then you need one with a dedicated graphics card.

1 year ago I bought an HP for 599 which was the cheapest with proper graphics although that will have changed by now. Remember RAM and graphics are more important than CPU.
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Old 12 March 2009, 06:39   #5
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thanks re games I only really played Red Alert and I got bored with that. My passion is music and comedy hence the requirement or good sound qualities. Idon't really watch DVD's unlise they are live music DVD's

Spel checker comment was a bit of self deprecation in acknowledgement of the sloppy nature of my posts.....however I used to use the Firefox spell checker but it (FF) disne work well with Vista

My present laptop has an Nvidia geforce something in it is that what you mean by a dedicated graphics card? or is it something that plugs into an expansion slot. This machine is fine processing wise but I don't like the sound much at all.

I can probaly go up to a thousand for a laptop but I'd prefer it to be less than 700 really.
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I'd go for Dell then. http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

Daughter has the inspiron and have to say it sounds ok even with the crap she listens too.
I have the firefox spell checker on Vista and it works fine after an update they did last year

What Music by the way?
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Theres only two types of music

Good and Bad but for me mostly the stuff they play in the bar in the movies just before the fight breaks out. Marcia Ball, Dr John, Little feet, Wailing Walker Band, Prof Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, KWS, SRV, Walter Trout, Roomful of Blues, Sax Gordon, Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman,Edwin Mcann, Frank Zappa, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, AC DC, Scouting for girls and Fall out boy The list is long but those are some of the people wot I like.
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I would have thought that the Panasonic "Toughbook" would be the minimum standard for your use...............

Do they do one with extra wide keyboards for "Gorilla size mits"...?
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I would have thought that the Panasonic "Toughbook" would be the minimum standard for your use...............

Do they do one with extra wide keyboards for "Gorilla size mits"...?
if they did i'm on the waiting list! I'm begining to think the answer might be a turtle beach USB add on and a decent pair of powered speakers
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There is a simple way to get great sound out of almost any laptop - invest in a nice pair of headphones. Far better than any laptop speakers. You could even get cordless one if you want to move around.
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