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    Im going to college on September, and my school tells me I need a laptop.
    They wanted me to buy their laptop, IBM ThinkPad R51, the price is about $1, 827.35 CAD including tax.

    Pentium M 725 (1.6Ghz)
    512 MB RAM (1DIMM)
    60 GB HDD
    14.1' TFT Display
    32 MB ATI Mobility RADEON 9000 video chipset
    Built-in 10/100/1000 Network Card
    Built-in 56K Flex V.92 modem
    Built-in Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 b/g
    2 USB 2.0 port
    Parallel port, S-video port
    Audio In/Out port
    TrackPoint and TouchPad

    I was wondering if I can get a laptop equivalent or better than that, but cost less. I need some advice.

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    bigdawgfoxx's Avatar Big Dawg
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    I dont know if you view the link and its already customized or not but here it is

    Dell Inspiron 9300

    Its a Dell Inspiron 9300 with equivalent:

    CPU, Ram, and Hard Drive

    It has better:

    Graphics, Screen, and probably CD Drive

    I dont do a lot of research about laptops so other people may have better suggestions, but this one looks better then the one up there

    EDIT: ok I thought it was cheaper but now I see that price is CAD...but this computer is about the same price and is much better
    Last edited by bigdawgfoxx; 06-30-2005 at 03:43 AM.
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    1.75GB PC3200, 2 X 160GB Seagate w/ 8MB Buffer
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    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    in a plane, high as fuck
    Im pretty sure you can get a better laptop for that price, give me a few i will look around 4 you

    Alrite, listen man they are ripping you off horribly. Go to future shop

    Compaq R4035 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz Laptop
    15.4" Widescreen
    RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) See The Features Section
    Hard Drive 80GB 4200RPM
    Optical Drives DVD+/-R/RW, CD-RW Combo Double Layer
    Graphics See The Features Section
    Average Battery Life Info Not Available
    Product Weight 4.8 kg
    Audio Type 16-Bit Sound Blaster Pro-Compatible
    Battery Type 8-Cell Lithium-Ion
    Cache 512KB L2
    Fax/Modem High Speed 56K
    I/O Ports See The Features Section
    Included In Box Manual, Charger
    Network Card See The Features Section
    Other Software Microsoft Works
    PC Card Slots See The Features Section
    Pointing Device See The Features Section
    Preloaded Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Processor Speed 2.2GHz
    Product Dimensions 36.1(W) x 4.6(H) x 27.8(D) cm
    Removable Storage Info Not Available
    Screen Type WXGA High-Def BrightView
    Speakers Volume Control & Mute Button
    System Bus Up To 2200MHz


    EDIT: Heres the same laptop, its on sale at futureshop for 1,400$ right now.
    BTW, what uni are you going to? UofT?
    Last edited by Smith; 06-30-2005 at 04:48 AM.

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    yeah, thanks
    Last edited by xxxSHARExxx; 06-30-2005 at 05:22 AM.

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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    don't get ibm. they're pointlessly expensive and u can get the same for so much cheaper

    try dell and some 3rd party manufacturers, like or

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    Spicker's Avatar AKA jaigandhi5 BT Rep: +7BT Rep +7
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    IBMs are the best tho, if u ever go to buy a used laptop like a p2 or p3 all ur going to see is IBMs because they are just so reliable

    if u want something that will last go for an IBM, best laptops.

    Company in laptops does matter because ur not custom building them like computers so u can choose what parts you want to put in...

    also remember if u get a cheapy laptop, make sure u get 3yr warranty

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    What software does the unis lapper come with? Is there some propriority software? Just a thought.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    in a plane, high as fuck
    Feck paying for the software when you can save $ and dl it

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Lol. Don't simplify some software isn't crackable. Rare but still the case.


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