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TaMMa89 08-13-2008 12:24 PM

What kind of laptop you could recommend?
 
Ok.. When I graduated in the last May my parents promised to buy me a laptop. Now we have probed advertisements regarding different laptops. My requirements are:

*Burning cd drive
*Facility to wireless Internet
*Windows operating system
*Not very expensive, something between 400-700 euros.
(yeah, you can notice that I'm not very demanding)

Let me tell what I migh will do with my laptop so you can say what do you think and what kind of laptop you could recommend. I'll might do:

*Web surffing
*Maybe some schoolworks/projects when I start my school again in the future.
*Some softwares regarding to:
-music and might also videos (Lime/FrostWire, Creative MuVo V100 Media Explorer, might WinLame (DivXG4000, SubMux, Subtitle Workshop)),
-communication (Messenger, mIRC),
-pic manipulation (PhotoFiltre, Digimax Master)
-backing softwares (e.g. Java)
-some other sofwares (Opera, might some anti-virus software).
*I'm not a gamer so I reckon I won't install (lot of) games.

Well, I've found some potentials. One of those is Fujitsu Siemens (type Amilo Li 2727-001, memory size 2Gb and hard disk 160Gb). The other is also Fujitsu Siemens (Amilo Li 2732-001, 4Gb and 250Gb). Does anyone have any experience about these laptops? Give me some pros and cons. I've thought Toshiba too, any assessment about it? You can also give me tips if you know that there are an laptop which isn't worth of buying under any circumstances or if you can recommend someone else to me.

SDS 08-13-2008 12:35 PM

I have never had experience with a laptop before, But I know that when you use Lime/Frost Wire, it will slow the computer down tremendously.

I am also shopping for computers. Did you ever consider a Macintosh? I hear that they are the best computers, and may be a little different from your standard computer, but they run great!

**I want a MAC Air, but they cost ALOT of money.

Good luck with your decision.

claireauriga 08-13-2008 12:55 PM

Whatever you do, make sure it has at least 2GB RAM. You need 1GB at the minimum just to run Windows Vista, and 2GB will prolong the life of your laptop. If you can get 4GB, go for it!

My current laptop and my old one are both Toshiba Satellites - well, this one is a Satellite Pro. I've found them to be very good. The only reason I replaced my old one is because it only has 256MB of RAM and was getting to a point where I couldn't download the latest versions of programs like MSN or AIM because they ran so slowly. This new one has 2GB RAM and is lovely :D

FutureVetGirl 08-13-2008 12:58 PM

Dell makes a lot of good ones.

I don't suggest Apples/Macs (same thing) (they tend to fail a lot, at least, from all the ones I've used), but I do suggest almost anything that does Windows.

Sony has made some good laptops, and Toshiba is good as well.

It all depends on your preference. And the price range. Personally, I'd go for anything Dell or Sony, but others like Toshiba. Try looking on various websites and search engines. Try and find one that's new. Used ones tend to have a lot of problems.

claireauriga 08-13-2008 01:06 PM

Oh - I got both of mine from LaptopsDirect.co.uk, too. The site's down at the moment, so I can't tell you if they ship to Europe, but I've had excellent service from them. It's a real person who handles your order, not a computer (I got a call to confirm my delivery details as I lived in a student hall of residence), and my order that was supposed to come within five working days was there eighteen hours later!

TaMMa89 08-13-2008 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDS
I have never had experience with a laptop before, But I know that when you use Lime/Frost Wire, it will slow the computer down tremendously.

I am also shopping for computers. Did you ever consider a Macintosh? I hear that they are the best computers, and may be a little different from your standard computer, but they run great!

**I want a MAC Air, but they cost ALOT of money.

Good luck with your decision.

Oh, I've never heard that Lime/FrostWire could slow a computer down o_O. I tended to use DC++ but then it stopped working.

I reckon that I want Microsoft. Because I know how it work and there are lot of freewares to Microsoft. But hey, thanks for tips :).

Small_Town_Girl 08-13-2008 03:11 PM

Best kind of laptop in my opinion is an ACER. :)

BrwnEyedGrl 08-13-2008 03:44 PM

I am very computer *******ed* and I have a Dell laptop & I absolutely love it. I do not know the relationship between Euros & U.S. dollars but in my opinion for what I got my laptop was very inexpensive. I didn't pick the most fanciest one but mine has all that you say you want in yours. Best of luck finding the laptop you want. P.s. I also heard nothing but good stuff from Apple Laptops as well.

buckaroo2010 08-13-2008 04:34 PM

Compac and Dell's are great computer :)

Snapple122 08-13-2008 04:38 PM

I currently have a Dell Inspiron laptop.. I really like it.. had a few minor problems with it, but they were all resolved
I got it directly through the Dell website


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