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Güven
01-22-2009, 04:02 PM
:salamext:

my current laptop is acting strange so I need a new one for my studies (IT) ,
it needs to be fast, good videocard and not too expensive :D

do you guys recommend any ?
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Mr. Sandman
01-22-2009, 04:04 PM
Originally Posted by Güven
:salamext:

my current laptop is acting strange so I need a new one for my studies (IT) ,
it needs to be fast, good videocard and not too expensive :D

do you guys recommend any ?
What's your budget? :)
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Ali.
01-22-2009, 04:10 PM
Any VAIO.
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Güven
01-22-2009, 04:12 PM
Originally Posted by Swift
What's your budget? :)
lol well recommend, it just needs to be good, my budget is not that important :D
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Mr. Sandman
01-22-2009, 04:13 PM
I'd go with a Toshiba.
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Olive
01-22-2009, 04:16 PM
Here's a good website if you wanna get a good Dell one: http://www.dmxdimension.com/

And obviously... the best ones are the Sony Vaio. :p
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aamirsaab
01-22-2009, 04:17 PM
:sl:
If you have the money, go for alienware, dell or other high name brands (these babies will usually be packed with the highest gfx/sound cards on the market plus higher quality ram etc)

Otherwise, stick with pc world/comets high price range. (gfx card will be mid range mainly - maybe lucky to get a high range but it will cost a lot). In general, pc world/comet will have more affordable prices but won't come with the latest gfx cards, whereas alienware et all will have those and also a bigger price.

So if money isn't a problem and you want high quality gfx card, go for alienware, dell etc because pc world won't have it.
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Mr. Sandman
01-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Yep, go with alienware if you don't not mind spending that kind of cash...unless you are not into gaming of course. :P
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Güven
01-22-2009, 04:28 PM
alienware? never heard of it :X
It needs to be a laptop thats suitable for IT.
so Dell is something recommendable ?
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Olive
01-22-2009, 04:29 PM
Yep. I've always been with Dell. It's good and trusted...

Good stuff for not much of a price. :thumbs_up
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Re.TiReD
01-22-2009, 04:33 PM
Originally Posted by Another_Bro
Walaikum Aslaam..

firstly depends what you going to need to use it for really....

Id say Acer or dell laptops are very good for normal basic things...

you will get vista home premium however you will also get a trial version of MS 07

Good memory would be at least 2 if not 3GB and Hard drive space of maybe 140GB or so...


Here is a list with a few of what id sort of get....

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...ory_oid=-27749

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

In my experince ive always had a desktop PC and it has served me well for well over 3 years. Ive got a Dell PC and they are good laptops aswell as Desktop PC's.

Many of my friends have Acer laptops or toshiba laptops as they are reliable with good specs.

£500 is adequette for a really decent laptop.
.........
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Soulja Girl
01-22-2009, 04:50 PM
:sl:

Originally Posted by Hanz
Here's a good website if you wanna get a good Dell one: http://www.dmxdimension.com/

And obviously... the best ones are the Sony Vaio. :p
^Ditto. :D Thats all I can fink of Güven :p

:w:
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Ali.
01-22-2009, 05:46 PM
Originally Posted by güven
alienware? Never heard of it :x
it needs to be a laptop thats suitable for it.
So dell is something recommendable ?
Sony VAIO!
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crayon
01-22-2009, 06:19 PM
I've had a Dell for 3+ years now.. it worked great.
But last year it slowly started dying.
I reinstalled windows like 284 times, cleared the harddrive, all sorts of stuff.
It works well enough now, still occasionally goes mad and I get a bright blue screen, followed by a shutdown. But it's been good to me.

So yeah, even with all that, DELL still rocks.
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alcurad
01-22-2009, 06:36 PM
Originally Posted by crayon
occasionally goes mad and I get a bright blue screen, followed by a shutdown
the blue screen of death:raging:

get a mac, dell is cheap and all, but it's got very low specs-unless you're willing to spend- compared to the macs. but then, it's pricey too, but it's top notch performance & hardware wise, and if you love windows to death and all, just install it:).

it's not cheep tho..
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Güven
01-22-2009, 06:37 PM
^ 284 times !? thats not good isnt it :exhausted

you all can say dell or vaio or toshiba is best but what laptop ? lol there aint only one dell :D
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crayon
01-22-2009, 06:43 PM
Originally Posted by alcurad
the blue screen of death:raging:
Tell me about it!:raging:
I was a complete moron and didn't back up my files...

The first time it died, I lost everything. Including all my photos. All my photos.
All my photos.imsad

Guven- I've got the Dell Inspiron 6000, but I think this model is really old now. Try looking at the newer Inspiron versions..
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alcurad
01-22-2009, 06:44 PM
^my heart goes out to you and so on..

no really, it's a disaster having ur pc die on you without backup, I lost loads of gigs once because of that. all games and anime tho, so..yeah:)
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Hamayun
01-22-2009, 07:28 PM
Stay away from Toshiba and Dell. The aftersales support sucks!!!

I worked for Laptop manufacturers until recently.

If you want a decent reliable laptop buy a Sony Vaio. No headache and great service.
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aadil77
01-22-2009, 07:37 PM
if you've got the cash go for a thinkpad they're portable, the lightest and have the best battery life. Can't get better build quality than thinkpads

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...ad%20notebooks
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Wyatt
01-22-2009, 08:16 PM
Macbook! :D

Always Apple! :statisfie
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Olive
01-22-2009, 09:12 PM
Originally Posted by Güven
you all can say dell or vaio or toshiba is best but what laptop ? lol there aint only one dell :D
As I said before, :p

http://www.dmxdimension.com/

Visit that website, you'll get the best Dell deals...
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Musaafirah
01-22-2009, 10:11 PM
Hmm. I bought an Advent laptop. Never heard of the brand before personally, but 3 years later and it's still working a treat. Never had any problems etc.
Bear in mind I only use it for the basics like surfing, watching vids, working and MSN and stuff and not really into the gaming side of things.
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Danah
01-22-2009, 10:33 PM
First what are the spacification you need in your machine

Speed?
Hard Drive?
Weight?.....*this is very important to me*
Screen?
the location of the fan.....*make sure its not only one and not only placed in the bottom of the laptop*
the location of the finger print...if you need any.....*some laptops have it in annoying place where it gives you a message every time you move your hand over it, especially if it was near the keyboard*

well for me.....Dell is good
Hp is good as well
but currently I am crazy about the design of Apple macair.....very light and stylish...check this:



HP Pavilion DV6845TX



Dell Dell’s Vostro 2510:

http://laptops.techfresh.net/laptops/dell/page/5/
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Faith.
01-22-2009, 10:36 PM
Hmm Ive got Dell INSPIRON 6400
+ Ive gotta say its quite good:D
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Güven
01-22-2009, 10:46 PM
hmm interesting.....
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-22-2009, 11:08 PM
Dell/acer/asus/gateway
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maron
01-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Sony VAIO!
Is it very good?
I think to buy a laptop these days,but I dunno what to buy.
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MartyrX
01-22-2009, 11:27 PM
No Dells. I worked for Dell and they were the worst company ever. Their tech support is horrible, and I couldn't even begin to tell you how many horror stories about them.

Go to www.ihatedell.com, and read the forums. Everything I had to deal with is there from so many customers.

If you want something good and reliable; go for an IBM or an Apple. Apple's are pricing, but the service and reliability are top notch.
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Mikayeel
01-22-2009, 11:41 PM
:sl: bro :)

What do u need the laptop for? Like what is ur main use going to be? (oeps i ddnt read that u needed it for IT work :D)

am not quite sure what u mean by ''to expensive'' as in what figure :p

Had it been me needing to buy a laptop then i would go for this one here

Samsung Q310.

with 4gb of ram

250gb of harddrive

geForce go 9200M GS 256MB as a graphic card now this isn't designed for hardcore gamers, but then agian what games are you looking to play?

This laptop will cost you roughly 600-700 euro's.
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-22-2009, 11:49 PM
sony vaio's are overpriced for real....
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Mikayeel
01-23-2009, 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Fighting4Iman
sony vaio's are overpriced for real....

Very true! Its really overpriced...
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Güven
01-23-2009, 12:06 AM
Originally Posted by JeffX
No Dells. I worked for Dell and they were the worst company ever. Their tech support is horrible, and I couldn't even begin to tell you how many horror stories about them.

Go to www.ihatedell.com, and read the forums. Everything I had to deal with is there from so many customers.

If you want something good and reliable; go for an IBM or an Apple. Apple's are pricing, but the service and reliability are top notch.

I just heard the same from my boss...he said dont buy dell whatsoever :X

Originally Posted by Mikayeel
:sl: bro :)

What do u need the laptop for? Like what is ur main use going to be?

am not quite sure what u mean by ''to expensive'' as in what figure :p

Had it been me needing to buy a laptop for general use(i assume) then i would go for this one here

Samsung Q310.

with 4gb of ram

250gb of harddrive

geForce go 9200M GS 256MB as a graphic card now this isn't designed for hardcore gamers, but then agian what games are you looking to play?

This laptop will cost you roughly 600-700 euro's.
LOL WHO said I that was gonna use it to play games ? I just want it all in one GOOD :thumbs_up and 600-700 is around the priceclass im searchin for.
Toshiba/Asus/Apple/HP are the ones in my mind right now.

....Sony vaio they look good tho but ....the prices :skeleton:
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Mikayeel
01-23-2009, 12:33 AM
Originally Posted by Güven
I just heard the same from my boss...he said dont buy dell whatsoever :X



LOL WHO said I that was gonna use it to play games ? I just want it all in one GOOD :thumbs_up and 600-700 is around the priceclass im searchin for.
Toshiba/Asus/Apple/HP are the ones in my mind right now.

....Sony vaio they look good tho but ....the prices :skeleton:
lool, i thought u needed a good graphic card for gaming :p my bad :D
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-23-2009, 03:38 AM
:sl:

Check this thread for a comparison between some of the popular brands today, in particular post #6:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=345140

I personally did some research into laptops because I'm looking to get one for the same IT purposes as well. I looked into Dell, and the best one I liked was the Dell Studio XPS 16. Very nice (the customizable one) but a little expensive. You can get similar features for lower prices. Went to HP and didn't really like them. Then I went to Sony Vaio and from the wide selection they offer, I liked the Vaio FW390.

https://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...tegoryId=16154

Base price is cheap and customizing it to what I wanted only added about $300 more bringing total to $1200. With the extended warranty it'll probably be another $100, but all in all it has everything I need. Except MS Office Professional which is going to run me a good $400 imsad

On the forum I linked above, they had this helpful thread:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=278446

Anyway take a look at that forum and go to the "What notebook should I buy section" and make a thread there.
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Ali.
01-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Originally Posted by Fighting4Iman
sony vaio's are overpriced for real....
You get what you pay for. :D

Originally Posted by maron
Is it very good?
I think to buy a laptop these days,but I dunno what to buy.
Trust me on this one, they are good and worth the price.
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-23-2009, 01:33 PM
Originally Posted by Ali.
You get what you pay for. :D

.
lol no you get less

trust me i've looked around!
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aadil77
01-23-2009, 02:48 PM
6-700 what?

Seriously brother, get a thinkpad , you can't get better than this

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...4445446B27117A

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...19BDA05E052AF8
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Orn
01-23-2009, 02:56 PM
OH MAN! are you guys serious!?
c'mon bro's Vaio?, they're way overpriced for their own good and dont tell me you guys are serious about getting a mac :P

this is a great one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834147926

4gig
250gb
radeon 3100
and reasonably priced
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-23-2009, 03:03 PM
thinkpads are horrible!!!

its all about dell's for quality/value!!
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aadil77
01-23-2009, 03:08 PM
Originally Posted by Fighting4Iman
thinkpads are horrible!!!

its all about dell's for quality/value!!
yep dells tacky plastic and overheating batteries and cheap build quality are the best

I don't think you've ever used a Thinkpad, have a look why they can cost up to $7000
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Ali.
01-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Originally Posted by Fighting4Iman
thinkpads are horrible!!!

its all about dell's for quality/value!!
lol

Originally Posted by aadil77
yep dells tacky plastic and overheating batteries and cheap build quality are the best
:thumbs_up
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Originally Posted by aadil77
yep dells tacky plastic and overheating batteries and cheap build quality are the best

I don't think you've ever used a Thinkpad, have a look why they can cost up to $7000
lol my whole family uses dell, and we've had absolutely no problems for 5 years and counting.
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Olive
01-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by Fighting4Iman
lol my whole family uses dell, and we've had absolutely no problems for 5 years and counting.
Same. :thumbs_up
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MartyrX
01-23-2009, 11:55 PM
I've set up several IBM's at work and those machines are tough. They get traveled around the country almost everyday and last for years.
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-30-2009, 02:47 AM
:sl:

So did you get one yet bro?
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Yanal
01-30-2009, 03:11 AM
Are apple lap tops good? Do laptops have wireless Internet where in the home they can roam around anywhere and get wi fi? I'm planning before I get old. I hope to get a laptop when 50,do hajj inshAllah,retire then post away on LI.
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Güven
01-30-2009, 01:04 PM
Originally Posted by Abu Sayyad
:sl:

So did you get one yet bro?
nope not yet :exhausted
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Olive
01-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Decided on any yet? :p
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Güven
01-30-2009, 07:32 PM
Originally Posted by Hanz
Decided on any yet? :p
Nope not yet :exhausted lol
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Yanal
02-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Asalam Alaykum Warakmatulah Wabarkatuh
Are apple laptops any good?
WalakumAsalam Warakmatulah Wabarkatuh.
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MO783
02-03-2009, 07:32 PM
:sl:

bro it all depends what your needs are, if you want a dcent laptop then get a Toshiba or HP. If you want like warranty, service etc then I suggest a dell but they are not the best laptops but there service is very good if anything goes wrong.
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
02-13-2009, 04:44 AM
:sl:

Quick question to those who know about processors:

Is there any significant difference between the following three processors for a laptop that's going to run Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit?

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.00GHz)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40GHz)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)

It's a $100 upgrade from the T6400 to the P8600. And between the T6400 and the P8700 there's a $150 upgrade. Is it worth it?
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Najm
08-31-2009, 05:59 PM
AsSalamOAlaikum WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

Someone recommend me a laptop! My budget is around £500

Ill mainly be using MS applications/internet to surf and watch internet videos.

I have no clue about laptops, so i need to know about memory/speed/size of laptop

FiAmaaniAllah
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aadil77
09-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Originally Posted by Najm
AsSalamOAlaikum WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

Someone recommend me a laptop! My budget is around £500

Ill mainly be using MS applications/internet to surf and watch internet videos.

I have no clue about laptops, so i need to know about memory/speed/size of laptop

FiAmaaniAllah
bro I just bought this for uni and family:

DELL STUDIO 15 (N0053503)
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T4200 (2.0GHz, 800MHz, 1MB cache), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English

Item
Description

Base
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T4200 (2.0GHz, 800MHz, 1MB cache)

Memory
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048]

Keyboard
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard

Video Card
512MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4570

Hard Drive
320GB (5.400rpm) SATA Hard Drive

Microsoft Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English

Optical Devices
Fixed Internal DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software

Wireless Networking
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)

PalmRest
Silver chainlink palm rest – with Black Chainlink cover only

Primary Battery
Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery

Camera
2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera

Colour Choice
Black chainlink

Online Backup
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year

Labels
Wireless Label - Pentium Dual Core

LCD
15.6in Widescreen High Definition (1366x768) WLED with TrueLife

Total Price: £ 433.90 £ 65.09 £ 498.99

if you want top specs go for dell, because they will cram the best stuff in the cheapest price

but if you want a light solid laptop go for thinkpads but they're too expensive
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Mikayeel
09-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Originally Posted by Yanal
Asalam Alaykum Warakmatulah Wabarkatuh
Are apple laptops any good?
WalakumAsalam Warakmatulah Wabarkatuh.
Brother they are amaZing. But it would depend on ur usage. Also apple laptops are very expensive.
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papa_smurf
09-07-2009, 05:27 AM
:sl:
Dell XPS M1730.....:p
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Beardo
09-07-2009, 06:15 AM
I personally like my Dells. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and a Dell Mini 10. I love both of them like my own children. Masha'Allah, they just growing so fast. When I bought it, was a cute little 0 MB laptop. Now, Subhanallah, my babies have grown over 250 MB. :cry: They just grow too fast.
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Salihah
09-07-2009, 06:37 AM
I can always recommend apple macbook for graphic works. But for IT it wouldn't be the best as you will have to work with some apps that are not running on mac. They are pretty expensive too, buying windows laptop in your case you will get more for the money.

I would avoid glossy display. If you really work with the computer and not only play around glossy display can lead you into madness...(almost)...
Intel core 2 duo processor are all quite good, never mind about that, you are not going to cut movies or anything, so just dont buy the slow intel core duo.
Some laptops have a special modus for saving energy which cant always switched off. If the laptop is not connected with the power cable, the display will not work in full bright. Sometimes it is pretty dark. So if you want to use the laptop outside and dont have electricity around you should ask for this.
Some are also very noisy and are getting very hot.
In general buying a dell computer the value for money is quite good. But of course they have slow and overpriced computers too. Sometimes supermarket offer special laptop. It seems to be a good offer but you will pay for features you dont need (most of them are good for gaming) and some of them are very slow.
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