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jelly_gill  Identity Verified
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Sep 21, 2008

HI.. I am searching for a new laptop which must have following features:

1. A long battery life
2. a Solid State Drive
3. Intel Centrion 2 Technology
4. At least 2GB Ram
5. In-built Cam
6. At least 15" Screen

thanks for your suggestions in advance.


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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
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Acer 7730G Sep 21, 2008

I have recently bought this model, and so far I have been very pleased with it. Just remember that 17in models weigh a lot (4kg)! The battery (8 cell as opposed to 6) has shown an opening reading of over 4 hours, and in practice has given me well over 2 hours working time. I received it with 4GB ram installed.

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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You wanna spend a lot of money... Sep 21, 2008

2. a Solid State Drive


Such drives do cos much more than conventional HDDs. A Solid State disk with 64 GB memory (and this is not much) comes about 800 Euros in Germany. A conventional HDD with 250 GB comes about 80 Euro...


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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What Notebook Should I Buy? Sep 21, 2008

There is a website where you can specify what you need, and "the experts" will give you a lot of suggestions. What Notebook Should I Buy?. Good luck.

Claudia


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Boris Kimel  Identity Verified
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OCZ Technology Sep 21, 2008

Might have an interesting offer on Solid State Drives.
They also have a do-it-yourself laptop kit that matches your spec perfectly.
(this is not an advertising etc. - no links included)

A properly configured Dell XPS M1530 could be a good out-of-the-box solution. Your specs, T9500 processor and 128 GB SSD - just slightly more than USD 3000.

[Редактировалось 2008-09-21 22:10]


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Pavel Blann  Identity Verified
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hp elitebook 6930p Sep 22, 2008

12-cell battery (up to 24 hrs.), 80gb ssd, etc.
14.1" display, though.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Why...? Sep 23, 2008

jelly_gill wrote:
1. A long battery life


I tend to trust not claims of long battery life, but depend rather on spare batteries or battery extensions.

2. a Solid State Drive


I'm just interested to know why you want to have a solid state drive? I don't see how solid state drives can have any advantages over normal drives for translators.

3. Intel Centrion 2 Technology


I assume you mean Centrino. Again, not a bad choice, but I wonder why specifically Intel and why specifically Centrino. The folks who worry about the specific processor are usually game developers and graphic designers who need to squeeze every last bit of processing power from their laptops. For Joe Public, I wonder how much it truly matters.


[Edited at 2008-09-23 06:12]


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jelly_gill  Identity Verified
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it all leads to increased battery life Sep 23, 2008

dear samuel...

I travel a lot. Not all trains in India provide recharge facilities for laptop charging and too top it all, my journy usually is never less than 48 hours.

I board the train with my toshiba laptop fully charged, but battery runs out after 2.5 hours. So for the next two days in train, though i m fully free to do any jobs, I cant do so because there is no power left in the laptop.

1. So, a longer battery life is what i m searching for.

2. Solid state drives are noiseless, produce allmost no heat (so it is easy to keep your laptop at your lap for longer duration) , make the laptop lighter (they carry less weight) and consume very less power thus further increasing the battery life.

3. Centrino 2 technology uses a new processor, which consumes less power and produces less heat than previous ones. Hence the choice.


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