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Is this a good laptop config?

Discussion in 'Laptops and Netbooks' started by Nemesis, Aug 8, 2004.

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  1. Nemesis

    Nemesis New Member

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    hello ppl!
    im going 2 new york 4 my undergrad studies and i'll b buying a laptop soon. i've selected the Dell Inspiron 9100 as of now. the following is the config:
    P4 2.8GHz with HT
    15.4" WUXGA screen
    1GB dual channel DDR400
    128MB ATi Mobility Radeon 9700
    60GB 7200rpm HDD
    Dell Wi-fi card (802.11b/g)
    24x CD-RW/DVD Combo
    Win XP Home with Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition

    I will use it 2 play games (high end), 2 surf the net and 2 complete college assignments.
    how is this config? i hav the option of a 256MB Mobility Radeon 9800 card and faster processors. i could also get a DVD burner. does it make sense 2 go 4 a DVD burner?? all these options will increase the cost of the system. or can u suggest some other laptops? i hav noticed that only Dell gives dual channel DDR400 memory. and the radeon 9800 is currently available only with the Inspiron.
     
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    awesome..but it will cost you somewhere around 2000$ right..

    i have selected this config which comes around 1600$ after 15% disc...

    Intel® Pentium® 4 w/ HT Technology 2.8GHz, 15.4-in. WSXGA+
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    FREE Dell 720 Color Printer with 1 Yr Advanced Exchange Service
    1 Year Limited Warranty plus 1 Year Mail-In Service (FREE)
    512MB DDR 400MHz 2 DIMMs
    128MB DDR ATI's MOBILITYâ„¢ RADEONâ„¢ 9700 AGP 8X Graphics
    24X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive with Sonic RecordNow
    60GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
    96 WHr 12-cell Primary Battery with Subwoofer
    6 Months of America Online Membership Included
    Free! Dell® Wireless 1350 Internal Wireless (802.11b/g, 54Mbps)

    what say ?


    btw i checked few other laptops but found dell cheaper and GOOD :) go for Dell only..
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    well first of all thanx 4 ur reply! im gonna change 2 a sxga+ screen coz i found that with the uxga screen, the fonts r very small and text is difficult 2 read. and i was thinking, wont 512 b a little less? or can i upgrade without ne problems using the SO-DIMMs? with the 9100, the only issue is it's weight-nearly 5kg with the charger and battery life aint that good.
     
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    actually i know the bettery life is less and all
    but you wont get this great config in any laptop

    and about 512ddr i think its enough
    1 GB will be around $200 extra

    i think dell 9100 is the best machine around..
    dont go for sony..

    IBM thinkpad can be another option..

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    i was thinking of 1gb coz i want this laptop 2 last me at least 3-4 years. ive seen laptops frm sony, ibm, acer, toshiba, fujitsu and hp/compaq. in terms of config, dell 9100 is the best u can get and at an unbeatable price. what abt the radeon 9800? would it b too much? and i think i will invest in a 132Whr battery instead of xp pro
     
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    i will suggest instead of 1GB RAM and 256 MB Graphics card

    XP Pro and Battery are the better options..

    and after 1 yr ur somehting if u feel that machine is slow u need more RAM then u can always upgrade it and at that time it will cheaper than current price also...

    this is just suggestion..ints on u to decide..

    Regards
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    thanx a lot man! now just 1 last question, have u had any experince at all with SO-DIMM sockets on laptops? i know they r smaller and possibly run slower too.
     
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    nopes man no idea about it.. :(

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    adithyagenius I WANT MORE FPS!!

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    Hey Nemesis Why not try ALIENWARE Laptops.
    website www.alienware.com It's meant for freakish gaming :twisted:
     
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    alienware laptops r expensive mate. ive checked them out.
     
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    adithyagenius I WANT MORE FPS!!

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    But they are very well tested and properly customised and cofigured. They also got an award for customer support. It's worth extra bugs.
     
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    nuthin is worth extra "BUGS"
    and it would be worth the extra "BUCKS" if u had no shortage of cash
    do get a decent config according to alienware .. ull need to spend like 1.5-2 lac min which is definitely not "worth it"
    rather get a desktop for all that gaming power. !
     
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    ALIENWARE Laptops = Only for millionaires & Kids who have big heareted Dad's ;) lol.

    The laptop youre planning on buying seems almost perfect for your need's :). Id say GO for the 256mb card if u plan to play the latest/upcoming games at break neck refresh rates.

    Saud
     
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    u know what, compare alienware and dell with similar configs-there is a difference of almost $600. surely i wont spend that much just bcoz it's an alienware lappy. btw, can some1 pls tell me something abt the SO-DIMM slots that we get on laptops? if we add memory using these slots, does it make ne difference at all as compared 2 adding new modules in the regular sockets?
     
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