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I want to buy a laptop but don't know anything about computers... I went through through the tutorial on cnet and found it helpful but still very obsolete with all the computers available... I want it to be really good so that I won't have to upgrade anything fast... I asked at Fry's and Best Buy but they all seemed mean and didn't help at all... they just told me that I should get the most expensive one there... my budget is between a 1,000 and 2,000 hopefully it's enough to get a good one... there was one that I like it was a fujitsu and it was all white with a shock sensor and a built in finger print reader but that was it... any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Back up a step and ask...

In reply to: Help!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are you going to use it for?

Without that I can only suggest you try a friendly machine like the Apple.


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In reply to: Back up a step and ask...

for everything... I want to be able to watch tv, movies, and listen to music... I have a pretty big collection... also I want to record music with it... for bands and my own... I want to be able to play some games on it... but really though I just don't want to have to buy another one soon or pay for upgrades soon either... I went on the HP website and was upgrading the HP Pavillion dv6000t but I'm not sure if HP is reliable... Don't know anything about computer brands and apples seen more difficult than windows

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Seems like you have it all picked out.

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What's the issue here?

Look at what warranty you can get to take the worry away.


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HP's or Powerbooks ...

In reply to: Seems like you have it all picked out.

Not to be advertising for Apple but the new powerbooks can run Windows and the Mac OS. These are a good machine, They are #1 for CS and support, The new Mag-safe adapter and interface was designed by our shop and put into production on these w/out our consent.. (Should have kept my mouth closed).. I'd definitly steer clear of HP's that have the Nvidia 5700 chipset, Google ZD7000 Video problems and you'll see why.. But now were getting a ton in on the R3000 Compaqs, ZX5000, And ZV5000 HP's with the same issues. (Only with this GPU).. Although we can repair these I'd be mad if a month or 2 after warranty my Video died. As Bob said, PAY FOR AN EXTENDED WARRANTY IF YOU CAN AFFORD! Good luck!

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HP's or MacBook ( not Powerbook )

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Powerbooks don't exist anymore.

The HP Dv6000t is a very very nice laptop. Overheats are now things of the past with a mobile GPU and a mobile CPU ( the TDP of the Pentium 4, the CPU in the zd7000-8000 model, was too high to be used in a little case ).

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HP dv6000t ???

In reply to: HP's or MacBook ( not Powerbook )

That's what I was looking at the dv6000t and I was adding this to it:
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7200 (2.0 GHz)
256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7400
2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T5600 (1.83 GHz)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network w/Bluetooth

With that it was about 1400
My concern was should I get this or is it better to just buy a computer with all that in it... is there something like this around the same price?? am I paying more to costumize it?? or am I getting a good deal???

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Typo Macbook pro

In reply to: HP dv6000t ???

Oops.. Macbook pro's.. LOL

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