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$800 Student notebook? Processor?

by kone / July 14, 2005 10:50 PM PDT

What processor should I start with in that price range? Any particular machine suggestions? It'll be mostly in my room with occasional mobility so size/weight is low priority. Thanks.

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Odd way to shop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 11:09 PM PDT

In my opinion you would make a spreadsheet of your 800 dollar laptops and then sort it by CPU. Then you can get a count of what's available with what CPU?

Be sure to put in columns for size and wieght.

Bob

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clarification
by kone / July 14, 2005 11:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Odd way to shop.

what i meant is, what processor should i start with? i prob can't get into a pentium at $800. there are many others but im confused at the offerings. which is better performance-wise? as i said, mobility is not the main priority so battery life is less of an issue as well.

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Add those criteria to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2005 4:30 AM PDT
In reply to: clarification

Your worksheet.

Bob

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6000 Inspiron?
by kone / July 15, 2005 1:03 AM PDT

$821 shipped for Inspiron 6000, Pentium M 1.6, 512 ram, 60 gb, b/g wireless.

sounds pretty good to me. thoughts?

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Try the Compaq Presario r4000
by smiledoctor / July 16, 2005 8:51 PM PDT

Pretty good machine, great images, sturdy performance. You may want to buy directly from HP to reduce cost.

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