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Time to buy?

The system board on my 2 year old compaq recently died so I am in the market for a new laptop. Would it be wise to wait till after the holidays or just buy now? I need to get working on my dissertation but could probably get by if super deals after xmas are expected.

I do cpu intensive gis/remote sensing work and was thinking the intel core duo 2 is the right way to go, any thoughts? I wa not very impressed with the lifespan of my presario and am a bit weary of hp/compaq becuase of this but did I just have bad luck? Anyother brand recommendations?

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What was in that brick?

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nice but small hd

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The Lenovo looks nice but 80GB gets used up fast with the work I do.
Saw this at circuit city but don't have any experience with gateway:
Gateway 15.4? Widescreen Notebook PC (MX6931)

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But what about your old machine?

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Most were 10GB or so.

Sounds like you are shopping but notice how Core 2 Duos are dropping into where Core Duo prices were?

Seems a lot for what appears to be just a big hard disk.


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In reply to: But what about your old machine?

The biggest factor of the HDD ( Hard-disk drive ), is the rotation speed. A 4200 RPM is too slow for today's most demanding applications. A minimum of 5400 RPM HDD is recommended.

And I don't trust Gateway. I said in another post that for me, after HP, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus ( in some case ), you fall in a lower-end range than these brand I mentionned.

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