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Picking the right fit

by speed21002 / August 15, 2004 9:20 AM PDT

I'm lost in looking for the right laptop. My budget $1500-$1600, and I'm finding that a the Intel M processor seems to fit what I'm looking for. Any suggestions on laptops?

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Re: Picking the right fit
by cyduck / August 15, 2004 1:08 PM PDT
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The Hp zt3000 is a good laptop. Go to to see what people are saying about the laptop. It helped me choose the right specs for my laptop.

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Re: Picking the right fit
by KenSanramon / August 16, 2004 10:31 AM PDT

Yes, if you don't want a screen smaller than the great 15.4 inch widescreen (for more excel columns viewing, better viewing angle from the sides, great widescreen DVD viewing, etc) then the HPZT3000 series, its sister Compaq X1000 series or the Toshiba M35 series (very similar but Toshiba has the Trubrite LCD) are great choices. They weigh between 6.2 and 6.5 pounds.

If ordering custom check out for all the discounts you can get (student APP 6% or employer APP 12%, 5% Fatcash, 100 rebate custom through 9/1/04 on any HP or Compaq custom order notebook, etc.)

Order the lowest Pentium M Dothan cpu you can get as higher mhz is not getting you much more performance (get 725 Pentium M 1.6 if ordering from HP/Compaq). Get the 64mb dedicated video option (not upgradeable later) consider getting a faster 5400rpm hard drive option, and order 256mb of memory and add more yourself later in the 2nd slot under the notebook easily for much less -- example $69 after rebate on sale at Fry's Electronics for name brand Kingston PC2700 notebook memory 512mb through 8/17/04.

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