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Compaq Presario, Sony VAIO or Toshiba Satellite?

by ezzies / May 26, 2008 3:26 AM PDT

I'm getting ready to buy a new laptop and I know absolutely nothing about computers. All I really need is something I can use for watching movies, using windows media player, microsoft office for writing, using itunes, internet explorer and youtube and something that is relatively light weight. I also want to stay around 500-600 but absolutely no more than 700. So I was in office depot the other day and saw they were having a sale and I narrowed it down to three computers. Compaq Presario C769US, Sony VAIO VGN-NR330E/S, and the Toshiba Satellite A205-S5843. They all have Intel Pentium Dual-Core and 1.73 GHz whatever that means, but I'm told that's good. All have 2GB memory. The compaq has 250GB hard drive, the other two have 160GB. I need advice on which one is the best or if none of them are any good. Thanks.

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To meet that need.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 4:07 AM PDT

Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate has DVD playback capability. Checking your list ALL are supplied with Vista Home Premium so DVD playback in WMP is supported.

All or fair laptops. I'd take the 250GB drive and remember none are good for games.

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by ezzies / May 26, 2008 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: To meet that need.

Thanks Bob. I was leaning towards that one myself. And it shouldn't be a problem because I'm nothing close to a gamer anyways. Thanks for the advice.

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