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Chuck Norris(good actor 
18/7/08 6:15:40 PM
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Alas, I need a Craptop.

I've never owned one.

Never needed one.

But now I do.


I've got no ideas point me, guide me...

Save me from trawling for hours early one morning doing product comparisons.

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Mordain 
18/7/08 6:27:35 PM
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Dell XPS M1530 looks good to me, check it out.

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tantryl 
18/7/08 6:45:32 PM
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A little more information on what you're going to use it for would be helpful.

How often it'll get moved, what OS & programs it'll be running, required battery life etc.

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lunchbox1988 
18/7/08 9:52:58 PM
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Mate, if money is no object, M1730 with vista, blu-ray and dual 8800's would be great.

If you have a budget, then I recommend the 1530 or perhaps the lower specced 1730.

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plebsmacker
I'm taking one of my kids to see it on the off chance that it scars him.


-80 
19/7/08 7:38:08 AM
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Quote by tantryl
A little more information on what you're going to use it for would be helpful.

How often it'll get moved, what OS & programs it'll be running, required battery life etc.


Yes.
How much have you got to spend?

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Chuck Norris(good actor 
19/7/08 11:22:19 AM
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1500 would be ideal.

but it could stretch to 2k.

OS windows.

M1530 eh.. /looks it up.




Edited by Chuck Norris(good actor: 19/7/2008 11:23:46 AM

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superfireydave 
19/7/08 2:15:36 PM
Titan

The high end laptops are a waste of time, but the M1530 is a fairly good compromise between performance and movability.

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-80 
19/7/08 5:41:38 PM
Banned

Still haven't said what you want to use it for.
There are plenty to be had under a grand if you only need to do office stuff.

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tantryl 
20/7/08 12:50:20 PM
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As -80 says, since you don't seem to have any particular tasks in mind I'm assuming you want it for Office/Internet style work but be reasonably portable:

Acer Aspire 4920G-3A2G25Mn $899 from Umart.com.au with $50 Myer voucher
Core 2 Duo T5450 1.66GHz
2GB DDR2
250GB 5400rpm HDD
DVD Multi Drive
14.1" 1280x800 Screen
Vista HP
2.7kg

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-80 
20/7/08 3:15:01 PM
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Yeah!
Think of all the goon you can buy with the savings!

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pekkahead 
20/7/08 8:58:56 PM
Champion
Here's a heap of 17" lappies....
Surely you could get you act together with one of these ladies ;)

http://www.p4laptops.com.au/laptops%20with%20a%2017%20inch%20widescreen.htm

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lunchbox1988 
21/7/08 9:26:40 AM
Guru

Avoid acer.

Their machines are moderate at best, their tech support is ok but all in all, spend a tad more and get a dell.

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plebsmacker
I'm taking one of my kids to see it on the off chance that it scars him.


Chuck Norris(good actor 
21/7/08 4:26:00 PM
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Quote by -80
Still haven't said what you want to use it for.



So I can look cool on the train.

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tantryl 
22/7/08 12:15:04 AM
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In that case, Asus eeePC 1000/h. $698 @ JB Hi Fi. All the train guys will want to be you, and all the train girls will want to manually stimulate you to the point of ejaculation.

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msolok 
22/7/08 3:29:14 PM
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I would, in that case, recommend looking at the HP Mininote 2133. I have one of these (replaced my EEE PC with one) and they are fantastic. Use a normal laptop HDD so LOTS of HDD space and easily upgradeable, a very nice keyboard which is very nice to type on (the EEE PC keyboard is smaller and not as good for typing), has the BEST display on a laptop i have seen, and runs Windows very well. And what really sets it apart from the EE PC is it's build quality. The EEE PC's can feel a little dodgy and flimsy at times, but the Mininote 2133 feels very solid and has top notch build quality.
Some people do complain about the performance on the Via CPU, however with 2Gb of RAM and running Vista Business i have no complaints about it. The battery life is less than a EEE PC, but at 2.5 hours it's still not too shabby (and it charges a lot faster than the EEE PC due to it using a nromal laptop power pack).

All up IMHO i think the Mininote beats the EEE PC. However, like all sub-notebooks, there are some trade offs.

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Chuck Norris(good actor 
26/7/08 3:10:13 PM
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Yeah, the eee pc keyboard is a major turn-off for me.



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B82R3S 
26/7/08 4:24:47 PM
Titan

the 1000H is a 10" model with a bigger keyboard than a mininote i think

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stadl 
26/7/08 9:58:22 PM
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Titan


The eee1000H is supposedly 95% size while the HP2133 mininote I'm using to type this is 92%. so both will be fine for normal typing.

The 2133 has a higher res screen of 1280x768 even though it is 1" smaller (and about about 100g lighter). It also has express card54 slot and one of the USB ports is powered well enough to run a DVD drive, while the in-built speakers are much better than you'd expect for a device designed for education or road office.

Battery life is shorter and the CPU is not as powerful as some other options. But it is a very nicely built machine. IMO there are no other $1k notebooks that look this good in my experience.

subnotebooks are a compromise on performace or features and often expensive, but the convenience of a laptop half the size is a big bonus for many users.

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Fuchal 
27/7/08 1:46:17 PM
Serf
I would go an Asus laptop myself. The Dell XPS 1530 is good, but it is expensive what what it does. The Asus M51SN is pretty close in specs to the 1530 (actually the Asus is slightly better) and is around $500 cheaper. We have XPS 1730 and 1530s at work, and they run hot and loud. I have the Asus at home, and it is so quiet and runs cool. For around $1999, the Asus comes with:

- Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 Processor (2.6GHz)
- Bag and Mouse Included!
- Massive 3GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
- 320GB SATA HDD 5400RPM
- Nvidia 9500G MS 512mb card
- BluRay Combo Drive
- Wireless LAN + Bluetooth
- Hybrid TV Tuner
- 15.4" WXGA(GL)
- Windows Vista Ultimate

Wireless1.com.au in Sydney offer them for around $1950 couriered anywhere in Australia. Get a Logitech VX laser mouse ($70) and you are laughing.

D



Edited by Fuchal: 27/7/2008 1:46:49 PM

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Girvo 
28/7/08 3:06:38 PM
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Toshiba M300 for a good 14.1" laptop, on the cheap.

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