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Old 1st December 2005, 16:11   #1
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Hey Fellow Shrimps!

I'm looking for a new laptop...
But, it should be as cheap as possible...
This is my first concern, because i simply do not have a lot of money to spend.
I would like it to have wlan, but graphic accelerators and other fancy stuff is not needed.

I'm planning to use it for webdesign / graphic work (think photoshop / dreamweaver / office suite, the "basics")

Other pro's would be: black / small (no big screen needed, i don't like widescreen / long battery life).

I know that some of these request don't go well together, but it's allways nice to know your imput...

Greets,
Jim (now student at c-md in genk, multimediadesign olé)
 
Old 1st December 2005, 16:19   #2
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search for a Pentium M (not P4-M mind you), anything with >=1ghz will be blistering fast for office/general usage; Long battery life.

WIFI can be had by adding a PCMCIA expansion card, so getting a notebook with WIFI integrated is "nice" but not essential for the deal to work


if you want CHEAP -> Acer
if you want less CHEAP, better Quality -> Dell
if you want excellent quality -> IBM
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Laptops under $600

http://anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=2625
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cheap ibm laptop
http://shop.crazycamel.com/product_i...oducts_id=4475
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Old 1st December 2005, 20:21   #5
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Celeron :/
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Celeron M should do the trick as well, not everyone is as spooiled as we are.
 
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yah but still for photoshop / dreamweaver / office suite that P-M will mean a world of loading/processing difference in speed
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too bad dell has stopped selling laptops with "normal" 4/3 screens. It's all widescreen ATM.
 
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they got centrino /P M also
http://shop.crazycamel.com/product_i...oducts_id=4489

IBM Thinkpad R50e Centrino 725 15inch TFT 512MB 60GB DVDRW Win XPH
€962,00

= 1.6 ghz pentium M

got no experience with this shop btw
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