sorry another, what should I get?

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  1. gts2k

    gts2k Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am deciding on buying either LG LS50 or Acer TM3201xci.
    max budget $2300 cdn

    Usage
    -Not a intence gamer but plays new games once in the while.
    -photoshop, word process, watch vid, surf net, some graphical applications later on in university.

    Features
    No need for DVD burner. DVD-ROM is good enough

    Screen
    between 14-15", bright screen would be good

    Misc.
    care quite a bit about if the notebook looks good

    specs.
    LG LS50
    15" SXGA+
    1.5 M processor
    ati 9200 32mb
    60gig at 4200rpm
    wifi b/g
    *claim to be* 6 hrs battery
    s-video
    around 2.7kg
    and the common stuff....
    cheapest price i found was $1888.88 cdn

    Acer TM3201xci
    14" xga
    1.5 M processor
    ati 9700 64mb
    60gig at 4200rpm
    *claims to be* 4 hrs battery
    no s-video
    around 2.7kg
    cheapest price i found was $1954.99 cdn

    I am not sure which one to buy. I am lending towards the acer because of the folio design and the latchless. However the LG seems to have better screen and battery.

    any suggestion of which one out of the 2 to get
    thxz

     
  2. Flyboy

    Flyboy Notebook Guru

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    Why not look at the Fujitsu S7010 it seems like a nice fit for you. But I would stick with LG if those two models are the only onces you are looking at (Had bad experiences with ACER and their "feel" is not solid in my mind). LG has a good reputation from what I have gathered here in the forums.

    But do yourself a favor and check out Fujitsu


    -Flyboy
     
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    roanzz Newbie

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    Howdy,

    I wanted to jump into this thread since I am looking for close to the same requirements and probably the same price range

    Hey folks...

    Primary use of the laptop will be for work (software development). So I need to install Visual Studio .Net, Platform Builder, and some other stuff. I will cart in in between work and home. Hope to load it up with music and such stuff. Also want to have the possiblility to dual boot into Linux (RH9 or Deb). Maybe a game or 2 every once in a while we'll see. I want it to last for a while 1-3 years.

    Here are my parameters:
    Pentium M 1.6 or higher (is there a big difference between 1.5 and 1.6?)
    512 DDR RAM (with the ability to expand to at least 1GB)
    Wireless 802.11
    Minimum 5400 RPM 40+ GB HD
    Loaded with Windows XP Pro.
    14.1" is actually a pretty good size, 15.4" is sexy, 17" is obnoxious.
    DVD/CD-RW. don't need DVD-RW
    Weight isn't a big factor lets say less than 8.0 lbs
    Want decent battery life, but will spend a bunch of time plugged in.
    Decent video card.

    Max Price $1700.00

    Would Love an IBM. There are some T41 that are out there that are at a good price. What's the difference between T41 and T42.
    A reasonably priced Fujitsu isn't out of the question.
    Acer would be good, but haven't liked what I have seen with expandable Ram
    Toshiba???
    Has anybody dealt with Winbook?

    Finally what are good places to order from?
    I know NewEgg, ZipZoomFly, and just check out PortableOne

    TIA

     
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    gts2k Notebook Enthusiast

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    flyboy
    i was think about the fujitsu S7010 but I didn't like the integrated graphic card
     
  5. Flyboy

    Flyboy Notebook Guru

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    That is a downfall of the Fujitsu, but I hear that it still preforms quit well...you might want to read up on the specs of the integrated card. If you find something intresting out please also post it...would be intresting in seeing some hard facts [:D] not just hear-say.

    -Flyboy

    Ps. I bet it is better then the 32 MB card on the one laptop.
     
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