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Posted: May 13, 2007 3:02 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 06 Oct 2006 Posts: 686 Location: Singapore
I'm thinking about getting a laptop soon (all the better to watch Ai-chin's videos late in the middle of the night Tongue) and I need some help deciding which one I should get! So could you guys help me by sharing with me which laptops you are using and whether they are worth it? Would really appreciate your help. Giggle
Posted: May 13, 2007 9:48 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Oct 2006 Posts: 3587 Location: Sweden
well, i'm sitting with my laptop right now, but i have to say i'm not used to laptops, nor am i sure if this one is awesomely good or just plain bad. Laughing well, at least i've been happy with it. it's a HP Pavillion dv4000. the design is really neat and i like that all the in/outputs are on the side of the comp. i got it for 4,800 SEK (~680 USD), which is a pretty good price imo. it hasn't lagged or anything like that yet, but i haven't tried stuff that eats a lot from the CPU yet (i haven't even played a single game on it yet!). azureus was a bit slow, though.

i'm happy with my choice, anyway. Smile
Posted: May 14, 2007 12:07 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 844 Location: Canada
Well, I'm typing on a Dell Inspiron 6000 and it was a really good laptop until I spilled chocolate milk all over it and foolishly acquired a virus. Other then that it was pretty good but I didn't really use it for anything reallying heavy duty; pretty much just surfing the web and typing up word documents and putting together the odd project using other programs. If watching Ai videos in the middle of the night is the main purpose of the laptop I don't see why this would be a bad choice since it's just a bit over $1000. Not entirely off tangent, but I'm hopefully going to be acquiring a tablet soon so I could use it for some serious note taking an other fun stuff like that. Pleased
Posted: May 14, 2007 12:18 am Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
If I were to buy a new laptop I will pick Mac instead of a PC (I already had a PC laptop and my desktop just beats it hands down i.e. PC laptop is pretty useless for me). Anyway, part of my reason might be that I've been longed to play with MacOS and having a Mac means I can debug website in a different environment. Also, lots of good web editing tools are available solely on the Mac, such as TextMate. Even though I have no experience with a Mac laptop, I know that the design is not only good (e.g. Magnetic power cord) but it looks extremely stylish as well. I'm assuming you're not a gamer so switching to Mac shouldn't be a huge problem. It's also a good chance to get familiar with a new OS and the Unix system MacOS is build upon.

MacBook might be a little expensive though compared to PC laptop with similar specs, though I believe the good design of MacBook will make up for it. Here's a pretty good review detailing the pro and cons of MacBook: CNET review.

And here's a good site that tells you if you should buy an Apple product now or not: Mac Buyer's Guide. From the site, they state "Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle" for MacBook.
Posted: May 14, 2007 2:42 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2006 Posts: 3609 Location: Melbourne, Australia
I feel so lonely. Sad You're all using laptops when I'm on a computer. Well yeah, laptops are cool! My dad has a really cool one, which he got for free because his older one was stolen. That's rewards you get for working hard as a service manager! Nod
Posted: Nov 14, 2007 4:08 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 13 Nov 2007 Posts: 91 Location: Melbourne, Australia
I'm probably too late but oh well... I use the HP dv6000, very good laptop, its got everything to make your videos more enjoyable, great sound and display. Lighter, compared to my previous Dell Inspiron 6000.

But there are many more out there that are just as good or even better. Best thing is to take your time and look around before you buy.
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