Not sure which laptop to get

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by AL14, Jan 16, 2004.

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  1. AL14

    AL14 Newbie

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    Hi,
    This is my first time buying a laptop and I'm not sure which one to get! I have been working on a lot of digtal art/video projects and I need a laptop that can handle the applications and that kind of work. I am also going to be using the laptop for dvd,cds, and games. I have been looking at a variety of laptops, but I don't know which one would be the best to get.

    Hp Pavilion zd7000
    Toshiba Satellite P25-S607
    Toshiba Satellite 5205-S705
    Hp Compaq Presario x1000
    Gateway 450x
    Voodoo Envy m:855

    Please if anyone has any suggestions!
    Thanks,
    AL

     
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    I don't like suggesting to go with a notebook I've never used, but the Gateway 450x has a lot of great features that some of these other notebooks don't have for a better price. It outperforms many other notebooks in its class when it has a 1.6GHz chip, has tons of connection options (all common current connections plus old PS2 and Serial Port, dual PC card slots, composite TV out, FireWire port, two USB ports). The battery life is also good at just under 5 hours.

    The X1000 is liked by a lot of its owners and has many of the same features of the 450X, I've heard sketchy reports of service/support for Compaq notebooks of late though. HP also got a low rating on service and support in a recent PC World report.

    The Voodoo Envy machine will give you the fastest performing machine, so if performance and not cost is the concern then you might consider that. However, it's really pricey (at least $2500).
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    The machines you are looking at are all over the board. What about battery life, wide vs normal screen, wireless options, budget and portability needs?

    Editor in Chief http://www.bargainPDA.com and http://www.SPOTstop.com
     
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    srdhkl Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    I would agree with Abaxter...Compaqs' customer service has become terrible as of late
     
  5. AL14

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    Hi,
    Brian what kind of notebook would you suggest? I really don't know what kind of notebook would be good to use for digital art/video work.
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    I need you to answer all the questions I asked in my last post ;)

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