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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Xstyle, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Xstyle

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    I want a decent laptop, and have whittled the choice down to three:

    1. Rock Direct Pegasus Ti
    Pentium M 745, 1.8ghz, 80gb hdd, 1gb sdram,
    128Mb ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 Graphics
    http://www.rockdirect.com/rockshop/shophome.php?itemprcd=PTI-1.8
    £1222 inc vat & delivery

    2. Sony Vaio FS195XP
    Pentium M 740 1.73ghz, 100gb hddm 1gb sdram,
    NVidia GeForce Go 6200 TurboCache supporting 128MB
    http://www.misco.co.uk/productinfor.../SONY VAIO VGN-FS195XP 512MB 100GB XP PRO.htm
    £1230 inc vat & delivery

    3. Dell Inspiron 6000
    Pentium M 740 1.73ghz, 60gb hdd, 1gb sdram,
    ATI Mobility Radeon X300 graphics. (comes with photo printer)
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dell...4607&rbc=N04607&s=dhs&sbc=ukdhsrsinspn_6000_1
    £1120 inc vat & delivery


    What do you think is the best Laptop out of those??

    Cheers,
    Xstyle
     
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    Do you plan to do much gaming? if not have you considered apple?

    Dan
     
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    The best laptops IMO are samsung

    The coolest looking, the thinest, and the best battery life, the X series really are stunning, although they do cost a pretty penny

    From that lot i would go for Sony
     
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    15" Powerbook

    £1,379.00
    (£1,173.62 ex VAT)
    Ready to ship: 1 - 2 days
    Free Shipping
    15.2-inch TFT display
    1280x854 resolution
    1.5GHz PowerPC G4
    512MB DDR333 memory
    80GB Ultra ATA/100
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (64MB DDR)
    Enhanced Backlit keyboard
    Gigabit Ethernet
    FireWire 400 & 800
    2 USB 2
    Analog audio in/out
    DVI & S-Video out


    ?

    and of course Tiger which is absolutely stunning.
     
  5. Xstyle

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    Any Apple & Samsung links guys?
    (Average amount of gaming... whatever that is! not "Loads" but will want to, when wife & time allows! hee hee)

    Cheers!
     
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    www.apple.com/uk for the store.
    I can honestly say (having been a 'pc man' for over 10 years) that once you've tried an apple and felt the quality of the machine and the interface that you will never look back. As for connecting to your plasma, my 12" powerbook connects fine to my px11 using a dvi-i cable.

    Cheers
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    My 12" Powerbook and Power Mac both connect to my Pioneer fine via DVI (or VGA), and they correctly handle the non-square pixels without third party software, unlike the PC's I've used on it.

    But the powerbook looks even better on my new Dell 24 inch LCD.

    The best notebooks IMO used to be Apple and IBM (I wonder why you don't see much of either in PC World?). Not sure what will happen to IBM now they've sold out to Lenovo.
     
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    Just out of interest, how often do you think you might use a tv tuner in a laptop? Are you planning on using it as a portable or as more of a desktop replacement? If the former, you should definately take into account the weight of the thing as well!

    Dan
     
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    It's only 2.9kg
    http://shop.sonystyle-europe.com/SonyStyle/b2c/init.do?shop=SST_GB_EN

    Laptop can be used elsewhere in the house, (i.e. Kitchen) when used for TV, but will need an aerial plugged in.

    I may forget about this TV idea!!
     
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    hehe, honestly, every pound counts when you're lugging a lappy around, that is quite a bit like u know 2.9Kg!
    Dan
     
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    I bought the Sony FS295XP from Sony Style instead!!

    £1350
    http://www.technoworld.com/laptops/Sony_Vaio_FS295XP.htm

    Model Name Sony Vaio FS295XP Notebook

    Microprocessor Intel Pentium M 750 Microprocessor Speed 1.86 GHz

    Standard Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM Maximum 1 GB PC 2700 - 333 MHz

    Hard Disk Drive 100GB

    Optical Drive Double Layer DVD±RW

    Optical Drive Speeds
    Speed Read Max DVD-ROM 8
    Speed Read Max DVD-R/+R 8
    Speed Read Max DVD-RW/+RW/+R DL 4
    Speed Write Max DVD-RW/+RW 4
    Speed Write Max DVD-R/+R 8
    Speed Write Max DVD+R DL 2.4
    Speed Write CD-R 24
    Speed Write CD-RW 10

    Display
    15.4 Inch TFT screen (1280 x 800) WXGA X-black

    Graphics
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200 with TurboCache, supporting 128MB RAM

    Telecom
    56kps Fax / modem - V.92/V.90

    Networking
    Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)

    Expansion Slots Total (Free)
    1 x Memory Stick slot (Standard, Duo)
    1 x PC Card slot (Type I & II)
    1 x CardBus Support

    Interfaces
    1 x Docking Port Replicator port
    1 x Firewire IEEE 1394 4-pin
    1 x Line-in Microphone
    1 x Line-out/Headphone Socket
    3 x USB 2.0 (High Speed)
    1 x VGA out
    1 x S-Video in
    1 x DC-in

    Buil-In Devices
    Speakers

    Battery
    Lithium ion
    Average Run Time: 2 Hour(s) 10 Minutes

    Dimensions(WxDxH)
    36.4 cm x 26.4 cm x 3.4 cm

    Weight
    2.85kg

    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    Warranty
    12 months warranty


    and upgraded to 1gb memory
     

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