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Looking to buy a sturdy laptop.

by brnforce / December 27, 2007 10:55 AM PST

After researching this for a little while I just went in a circle so I'll ask all of you. I'm looking for a desktop replacement laptop with the following specs:
-At least 200 Gb hard drive
-2.0 Ghz or greater processor (Core 2 duo preferred)
-15" or larger screen (high res would be preferred)
-2 Gb or greater RAM (I can supplement this for cheap)
-Price less than $2000
-And it has to be tough (it may need to last a couple years)

I need this for a job next year and it will be shipped overseas with me. I've done this trip a few times and it is pretty rough on the baggage (checked or carry-on). I don't need anything fancy program wise, I just want to use it to play my music and watch movies when I'm bored. Thanks for the help!

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Then there is only one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 11:00 AM PST
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by brnforce / December 27, 2007 11:29 AM PST

I was looking into them but they are a little bit above my price range. Thank you for the suggestion!

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Asus or Apple
by brightwindows / December 27, 2007 4:28 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

I think with your budget you can get a Asus laptop , they are reliable,or you can get a Mac.

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Beer budget?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 11:34 PM PST

Look again at the Toughbook but not the fully rugged models. They only cost twice as much but still take a fall where others will end up in pieces.

I can't suggest ASUS since repairs are (so far) only in the country of origin. This may be true with Apple as far as warranty but since you can pay then international repair is possible with Apple. Asus is too small a player here in the service center count.


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further research
by brnforce / December 28, 2007 9:22 AM PST
In reply to: Beer budget?

Do you guys think that the following specs/price would be okay? Man there is a lot to consider with these things!

ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen
System Processor: Intel

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(NT) This is nice but not meeting your spec.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2007 9:25 AM PST
In reply to: further research
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by brnforce / December 28, 2007 9:29 AM PST

The hard drive is a bit smaller but the only 200Gb one is $300 more and is 7200 RPM. Is the extra speed noticable or should I just buy an acceptable 5400 drive?

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(NT) It didn't meet the "tough" part.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2007 9:32 AM PST
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by brnforce / December 28, 2007 9:34 AM PST

I did not know that, thanks!

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