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Shopping for Laptop - Processor/Brand Question

by katbaggins / July 6, 2005 4:06 AM PDT

I've been shopping for a laptop for a while now, and everytime I think I've made up my mind, someone gives me more options to choose from and then I can't decide.

Here's what I absolutely need:

-15.4 inch widescreen, with trubrite (or whatever each brand calls it) technology (this requirement disqualifies me from looking at Dell, unfortunately)

What I primarily will use it for:
-severe multitasking - I need a processor that can handle multiple programs running at the same time.
-DVD and video file watching
-photoshop
-playing The Sims II (which won't even play on my current computer because of my slow processor)
-Battery life isn't really a big factor, a few hours is all I'll need. This will be replacing my current desktop.
-Weight also isn't a big factor, as long as it's not super-heavy (over 10 lbs).

I was very close to buying a Toshiba, but then I was told that I should get a Athlon processor because of my multitasking needs and Toshiba's don't come with Athlon's. Should I go with another brand in order to get this processor?

Also, I would prefer 64 bit technology (I need this laptop to last at least 4 yrs) but it's not required.

Any reccomendations or answers to my many questions would be much appreciated!

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Shopping for Laptop - Processor/Brand Question
by jcrobso / July 6, 2005 6:48 AM PDT

At this point in time a lot of changes are happening.
The 64bit laptops are just starting to appear. It may be time to wait for a short will as the new models are just comming out. John

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One small problem
by katbaggins / July 6, 2005 7:05 AM PDT

I've been trying to wait, but I can't anymore. I'm moving across the country in a month, and I'm ditching my old desktop before then (it's 5 yrs old and as functional as a paperweight). So unfortunately I can't afford to wait a year, or even a few months.

Thanks for the advice though!

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(NT) (NT) RE Compaq R4000!!!
by damasta55r / July 6, 2005 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: One small problem
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