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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    I have a choice between a 15.4" widescreen laptop and a 17" laptop.
    Which do you think is the better choice?
    The 15.4" widescreen specs:
    AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-40 (2.2GHz/1MB L2 Cache)
    15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen
    128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory
    1.0GB DDR
    80GB
    CDRW/DVD
    54g(TM) 802.11a/b/g WLAN
    8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

    all for $1,079


    The 17" one is $100 more, with 200mhz less CPU speed and 20GB less hardrive space.

    Which would prove to be the better choice?
    Last edited by Wolfmight; 03-20-2006 at 04:54 PM.

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    I have considered Dell and sony but indeed 17 is BIG no normal bag will carry it - if your still into portable?
    Can always add a 21inch screen on your desk(s)

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    Personally, I find the 17" too big for my taste. You should go to a store and test drive the screen sizes.

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    Are you using it mostly in the same place or mostly for portability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Are you using it mostly in the same place or mostly for portability?
    a couple of places.
    Maybe even a cafe once in awhile. Hot spots sound pretty good as long as the firewalls are up and running.

    I mainly need it for portability reasons. I'm gonna go with the 15.4" widescreen more than likely.
    Last edited by Wolfmight; 03-20-2006 at 06:40 PM.

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    i would love the sony vaio but i need to move
    reality hurts

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    I had a 17" notebook for a while. I used it to take notes in class, you name it. I considered it plenty portable, but that's me. everyone is different. I felt that having dual harddrives and a 17" screen made it worth carrying a 12lbs laptop with four hours of battery life out of two batterys.
    Plan for the worst, hope for the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%
    i would love the sony vaio but i need to move
    reality hurts
    Why that one?

    Besides, Sony Viaos are overpriced.
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