2001lci or 2012wlci?

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  1. crates13

    crates13 Newbie

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    which do you all recommend? in the market for a new laptop and just wondering which is better? or if you recommend a different computer, im all ears(or eyes).
     
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    here's a good review of the lci

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=165227
     
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    I just ordered a 2003, but I had been looking at the 2002LCi and the 2012LCi, and got to store-test a 2012 yesterday. Here are a few things to consider:

    A plus for the 2012 - You can get these at MicroCenter for $1200 US! I'm not sure if they have a store near you, but they also offer a financing option that gives you a $100 rebate. That could come with hidden fees, but you can get the 2012 for between $1100 and $1200 which is amazing.

    On the other side, consider that it has only Integrated Graphics, as has been noted on this site's forums before.

    The 2012 will have the edge in processor speed, but I have no "real-life" comparison between the two processors to offer (it shouldn't be THAT much). Last but not least, the 2001 will have a metal cover vs. the plastic on the 2012 and a subwoofer, as well as the arcade console and the media-card reader. You can get a multi-card reader for like $20, but it's another thing to carry. Seems pretty subjective as to whether or not the arcade will be of use to you.
    Unless a fast home wireless network is important to you, I don't think not having 802.11g on the 2001 hurts that much. Must public access points (Barnes and Noble, etc) are still the b standard (all perhaps). g is certainly coming up fast though.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. crates13

    crates13 Newbie

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    thanks for the help. two quick questions:

    1. how much do the ATI Mobility Radeon9200 and the Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 graphics differ?

    2. whats the difference between the 802.11b and the 802.11g?

    those seem to be the only big differences between the two other than the arcade feature.
     
  5. Robokam

    Robokam Notebook Guru

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    I have the 2001LCi and don't have the keyboard problem some people are complaining about. I guess as with anything, if it works good you won't be complaining and if it doesn't work as it is supposed to, you'll complain. Anyway, the difference between the 802.11b and 802.11g is 11MB vs. 54MB. I plan on upgrading the Intel Pro/Wireless 2100B mini pci card to the Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG card. I am assuming that it is a simple matter of removing the old card and replacing it with the new card/drivers, making sure to connect the antenna connections. Newegg.com has the 2200BG card for $45 US. I haven't seen anyone here confirm that it works but considering it doesn't cost too much I'll take the plunge soon.
     
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    usery1 Notebook Enthusiast

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