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So... Im Buying a New Computer. I need advice... Kind of. Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:41 PM

So I get 2K when I graduate for a computer from my grandparents. Ive been researching computers for about 4 months now and will keep researching until I graduate. But my question is, is this setup is pretty good all around? I have a Dell at the moment and it gets by, but Id never buy one again. I was leaning for a Mac but I cant the assecories I need for a computer with those of a HP. And Ive heard alot of good things about HP lately from my boss and online.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:44 PM

you looking for a desktop or strictly laptops?
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:45 PM

Wow. That is a kickbutt notebook. Outperforms the desktop I'm using right now... which is an HP actually. I've only ever had HP computers so I have nothing to judge them against, but they seem to be pretty decent. I usually hear good things about them, especially with their notebooks and laptops it seems.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:54 PM

As for PC or Mac, I'd ask you what you plan on doing with it. For general usage, I'm a fan of PCs. If you want graphic design/animation, etc, then get a mac.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:00 PM

The graphics card isn't the greatest (if you're looking to use it for gaming also)


I'm more of a fan of building a computer. You can make an absolute beast with 2k.

But yeah, thats a decent set up
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:10 PM

I think the set up you have there is really strong all around....kicks the crap out of my 3-4 year old desktop im using now.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:10 PM

I'm personally a huge fan of Lenovo, and I like Toshiba as well.

Read CNET's reviews on laptops (Two separate links). They know their stuff.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:07 PM

get "building computers for dummys" and build one your self. i did it and im 14 so it cant be that hard. mine was $1300 and its major 133t $au53. no really, $2k would be a kick but comuter (and new pb gun)
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:57 PM

He speaks truth. You can build for $600 what HP would charge over $1000 to build, just as an example. It's not that hard. In fact, it's a heck of a lot easier and more bulletproof these days than it was back when I started. Just make sure you get a motherboard with an NForce chipset to save yourself a lot of headaches.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishli...hListTitle=wewt

That's what $1,200 can get you. Add a copy of the operating system of your choice (XP, Vista, whatever you want) and you're good to go.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:52 PM

That's a very nice laptop. But it's huge. Not fun to carry around. I'm running one of the DV2000 series, which is the smaller version, and it's much more portable. Spent $700 about a year and a half ago with nearly those specs.. so, it'll save you some cash too.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:19 AM

View PostCesar, on May 1 2008, 09:44 PM, said:

you looking for a desktop or strictly laptops?
Strictly laptops. Im tired of desktops.


View PostJackRock, on May 1 2008, 09:54 PM, said:

As for PC or Mac, I'd ask you what you plan on doing with it. For general usage, I'm a fan of PCs. If you want graphic design/animation, etc, then get a mac.
General usage usually, but I will have some movie/photo editing programs, and I dont play games on the computer unless theyre like chess or something like that. lol.


View Postkook, on May 1 2008, 10:00 PM, said:

The graphics card isn't the greatest (if you're looking to use it for gaming also)


I'm more of a fan of building a computer. You can make an absolute beast with 2k.

But yeah, thats a decent set up
Yeah thats what I though, but unfortunately, thats the biggest graphics card they have, and Im not playing games that require more than 512mbs just to play at a reasonable rate.


View PostDeus Ex Machina, on May 1 2008, 10:10 PM, said:

I'm personally a huge fan of Lenovo, and I like Toshiba as well.

Read CNET's reviews on laptops (Two separate links). They know their stuff.
Like I said before Ive been researching this for about 4 months and Ive came down to an HP. Ive already checked out both of those computers and the reviews. And CNET is one of the main reasons why I considered HP.


View PostWardenWolf, on May 1 2008, 11:57 PM, said:

He speaks truth. You can build for $600 what HP would charge over $1000 to build, just as an example. It's not that hard. In fact, it's a heck of a lot easier and more bulletproof these days than it was back when I started. Just make sure you get a motherboard with an NForce chipset to save yourself a lot of headaches.
Alright. But could go more in depth of why I need one? Thanks.


View PostLomarandil, on May 2 2008, 01:52 PM, said:

That's a very nice laptop. But it's huge. Not fun to carry around. I'm running one of the DV2000 series, which is the smaller version, and it's much more portable. Spent $700 about a year and a half ago with nearly those specs.. so, it'll save you some cash too.

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Im not going to be carrying around all the time, just once in a while, and the 17" will work just fine. My GF has a 21" and that thing ways about 15 lbs, and even then its not that bad to carry around. Im not worried about weight.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:18 AM

View PostDeus Ex Machina, on May 1 2008, 10:10 PM, said:

I'm personally a huge fan of Lenovo, and I like Toshiba as well.

Read CNET's reviews on laptops (Two separate links). They know their stuff.

Lenovo basically wins. The T61 is an amazing laptop.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:17 PM

I like HP laptops, although Lenovos aren't bad. Sony's are good, but overpriced unless you catch them offering a good deal. Avoid Dell at all costs. Period. They're horrid.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:21 PM

MAC....
oh well. What you got sounds good. I was a HP user before my Mac. (speak of the devil- I'm on a HP right now. For the laptops, I recommend getting a spare battery and a new power cord. The 17" screen looks great, but even with the backlight turned down and it set on power saver, it Eats the Battery. The new power cord is because the one I have for my laptop was plugged in to the dock I have for a Long time without moving it, and it got stepped on/bent somehow and the pins inside are busted. now it has to be draped over the laptop really awkwardly (if that is a real adverb) to even charge it.
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