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    cow_dung's Avatar 2010 Killua
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    here are the 2 laptops I chose..
    requirements: 512ram, 80gb, 15" screen, pentium M, under $1500 CAD
    which one is better?
    any other laptop recommendation from the site? tips/advice?

    1. Sony VAIO Intel Pentium M 730 1.60GHz Laptop (VGN-FS640W)
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...062641&catid=#

    2. Toshiba Satellite Intel Pentium M 740 1.73 GHZ Laptop (M70-SR3)
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0066563&catid=

    thanks

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    Number 2, little worse battery but a faster bigger hardrive, faster processor, etc. I vote number 2.
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    The Toshiba definitely looks the better deal. The Sony probably has the cd copy protection root kit pre-installed.

    Just my 2 cents. Or in this case your 2 cents.
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    Wouldn't touch the Sony (any Sony product, actually*) with a bargepole.

    Absolutely the most proprietary OS/drivers in existence and the world's worst customer support.

    *Sony recently tried to charge us just for the bloody part number of a component they no longer support or provide...without the factory # there was no way to go online and see if anyone else might have this thing. Customer now has a perfectly good (well, presumably a perfectly good) Sony LCD monitor that is useless without the special power cord.
    Which Sony no longer sells.
    Or will even admit to ever making, apparently.

    Screw 'em.
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    thnx everyone,
    ya, after many googling, I decided to get the Toshiba, but another version:
    this one

    Toshiba Satellite Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz Laptop (M60-CD4)
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...on=&langid=EN#

    better or worse than the first Toshiba choice?
    this one is 2'' screen bigger, but has 20gb less and cost $100 more which sucks..
    Last edited by cow_dung; 12-10-2005 at 02:50 AM.

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    80 gigs is fine, just get a dvd-rw...
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    Better battery life.
    DVD Super-Multi double layer drive in which you can save or view all of your files
    I guess that means it already has a DVD-RW drive.

    Sounds well worth the extra $100
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  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    well if your gonna use it for gaming i would suggest one with a graphics card but if its for normal use the toshiba is perfect.

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    thanks for the replies
    well im not a heavy gamer so the video card will be good enough..

    but one question, how does a laptop get internet connection?
    I have a linksys wireless router at home, it that all I need?
    Last edited by cow_dung; 12-11-2005 at 01:42 AM.

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    All the laptops you've shown have wireless networking, so they should be able to connect to your linksys wireless router without any problems.
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