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i'm a noob, help would be appreciated

by gcincubus / September 17, 2009 1:15 AM PDT

I need to buy a laptop for an overseas trip. I'm trying to figure out what I want to get. I'm decent with computers, although i rarely use macs so they confuse me a little. I already have an external hard drive, so i'm not concerned about the hard drive of the laptop. I'll be an everyday user and i'm not a gamer. I would like a pretty good processor and good graphics capability. My knowledge of macs is limited, so i plan to do more research on them, but might be out of my price range.

Would a netbook work? I probably will be taking a on of photos.
If i go with a ultrportable, what are the brands I should look at first for performance and life?

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A netbook is no laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 1:23 AM PDT
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by orlbuckeye / September 17, 2009 4:06 AM PDT

don't have the most powerfull processors and graphics processors. They have a low power longer battery life systems.

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