lookingfor thin & light with good speakers..centrino

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  1. teekay_tk

    teekay_tk Newbie

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    hello
    i am looking for a centrino machine (probably 2003..ebay stuff). it needs to be thin and light . no more than 6lb (without power supply) and have good speakers, atleast loud enough to watch a dvd at home. some one recommended ibm t40 series, but all is fine except speakers. can you help?
     
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    you need to be more specific. perhaps if you filled out the faq, we could help you better.
     
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    sorry for that,,, here it goes
    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    uk pound 250-350..second had e-bay stuff
    2) What size notebook would you prefer?


    b. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen


    3) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
    wifi internet and watching dvd (louder the better).. picing it up with a bad back..so it needs to be light

    4) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
    no.. but it still needs to be light
    5) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
    no
    6) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    no..but shoud have been popular in uk to get it on ebay
    7) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    no special requirements
    8) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
    no..dont mind at all
    9) Please select your country's flag as a post icon and tell us what country are you buying this in?

    Screen Specifics

    10) Would you prefer standard or widescreen?
    any
    11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?

    Standard
    a. XGA -1024x768 - Large and easy to read text + graphics icons, but you fit less stuff on the screen.
    b. SXGA - 1400x1050 - Compromise resolution between XGA and UXGA.
    c. UXGA - 1600x1200 - Very small text and graphics icons, you can fit lots of stuff on the screen.
    XGA
    Widescreen
    d. WXGA or WXGA+ - 1280x768/800 or 1440x900; Wider viewing version of XGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
    e. WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
    f. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Wider viewing version of UXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.


    12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    any
    Build Quality and Design

    13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    no
    14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    a year or two
    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 160GB?
    40 + prefered
    16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD-ROM, DVD-CD/RW or DVD-RW drive?
    yes..dvd would be great
     
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    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    Have a look at Dells...they tend to have fairly loud speakers in their machines.
     
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    teekay_tk Newbie

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    has anyone experianced speakers on dell d600 or compaq n620c?
     
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    jetstar Notebook Deity

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    A fairly cheap 14 inch notebook is the Compaq v3000z.
     
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    chrisyano Hall Monitor NBR Reviewer

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    The Compaq V3000z is a nicely priced system. With notebooks, you are pretty much always better off with headphones to get better audio. Especially in the thin and light segment.

    Only the media notebooks which are larger and heavier have better speakers, but even then a good set of headphones will outperform them.
     
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