Nov 19, 2006
nyzballa12 wrote:Maybe that's because theres only two lines of Apple laptops...I can only afford one...
No it doesn't it just allows you to use Windows - gaming ect. and its the better comp so it does make sense considering it seemsyou like windows two of the 3 choices were windows
Oh right sorry I forgot about that :\ (I'd still recomend it though )
Nov 19, 2006
I would recommend not get a Dell (although it has that AMD ). The Acer may do good...but it seems like a cheap brand, IMO. Personally, go with teh Apple. Can you find a Sony laptop within that price range?
I have three laptops in mind so far:
Which one is a better laptop/deal?
- Cost~$947 with tax and shipping included
- Cost~$757 with tax and shipping included
- Cost~$789 w/o tax and shipping
Message Edited by PS2112 on 11-19-2006 01:12 PM
Nov 19, 2006
nyzballa12 wrote:So what do you reccon I do?
wrote:The 360 will be around for awhile. So save up and pickup one of the new Core 2 Duo MacBooks Right now, at this moment on the Apple website, you can get a refurbed MacBook with a 2GHz Core Duo and a DVD burner for $1000
nyzballa12 wrote:MacBook it is! I want a 360 also...that's why I was looking at something a little cheaper
wrote:But if you want to consider Windows PCs, neither one of those cut it. The Dell comes with the horrid ATI Xpress chipset. Avoid that like an ugly girl.http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/compute
r_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category= ...Go there and click Customize. Select the following:Free Upgrade to Windows XP Media Center Edition.AMD Turion64 X2 TL-50Free Upgrade to BrightView Widescreen256MB GeForce Go 72001GB of RAM80GB HDDFree Upgrade to DVD writerRecovery DVD w/Media CenterAnd the HP Mobile Remote COntrol if you want to use HP Quickplay for DVDs.That comes out to be $828 and some change before shipping and taxes and after $50 mail-in rebate. For an extra $40 you can get a 12 cell battery that will bump your battery life up to MacBook levels, but add a little bit of bulk to the system.If you want Intel... http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/compute r_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category= ...Click Customize and select the following:Media CenterIntel Core Duo T2050Free Upgrade to BrightView WidescreennVidia GeForce Go 7400 256MB1GB of RAM80GB HDDDVD WriterSystem Recovery DVDHP Mobile Remote (if you want to use Quickplay or watch DVDs at all). That system is $903.98 before taxes and shipping, but after $50 mail-in rebate. You can take $15 off of each system if you don't want the mobile remote control.Honestly, the speed difference between the Core Duo and Turion64 X2 is definitely up for debate. The Core Duo will get better battery life, but the speed is roughly the same. Core 2 Duo will tack on another $50 to the price tag. $828 for a dual-core AMD system with a 256MB dedicated GeForce and 1GB of RAM is a GREAT deal. $813 if you don't want the remote. Or $852.99 without the remote but with the 12 cell battery for up 5 hours of battery life.Honestly, get the MacBook or build one of those systems. The MacBook will come with better software (OS X, iLife) but the HP systems I just configured for you will be faster and come with better hardware (and a bigger screen). Both of those systems will get free Windows Vista Home Premium upgrades.
- Just splurge it all on a MacBook
- Try to get the $100 deal and get the MacBook after Christmas when everyone will be trying to sell it on eBay and such because they don't want it
- Just get a Xbox 360 and a Nice 32" HDTV
What would you get more use out of? Do you NEED a new computer? Do you NEED an Xbox360?
You could probably get a lot more use out of the computer. I would personally buy that. The Xbox360 isn't going anywhere, and next fall it will be 2 years old, so you're likely to see a price drop. Not to mention there will be more games for it then and cheaper games to boot.
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