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Old 18th April, 2002, 09:45 PM
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i have a bit of cooling and speed step control on this toshiba, but after a year my li ion batter is worthless, and it's only been charged a few dozen times..if that.
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Old 18th April, 2002, 11:03 PM
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I think most battery has a limit on how many times it can be charged up before it needs to be replaced..
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Old 19th April, 2002, 03:31 AM
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yeah, but less then 50 times for a li ion battery is sad.
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Old 19th April, 2002, 04:52 AM
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well you never said 50 times..
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Old 19th April, 2002, 06:42 AM
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I'm typing on a 650PIII Toshiba Satellite, and I must say i think it's a POS. the Li Ion battery works for about a half hour now(only charged maybe 50 times), keyboard doesn't work right anymore. it's bulky..screen kinda sucks..feels like it's cheap plastic. I prefer IBM personally.
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Old 28th April, 2002, 04:08 AM
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Try checking out the new Alienware laptop...THE META...Looks pretty snazzy and will make ya look like a full-fledged TEKKY. Here is the link: www.alienware.com;)
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Old 28th April, 2002, 03:45 PM
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Do NOT get the Vaio. You would not believe the battery time. 15 minutes tops before it shuts off. I couldn't believe it either.
ummm thats a total lie...i am typing on my VAIO from linux and its life has lasted about 2 and half hours with about 10 % left...
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ummm thats a total lie...i am typing on my VAIO from linux and its life has lasted about 2 and half hours with about 10 % left...
Not a lie. A Fact. What are the specs on your Vaio?
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Hey- i tell people not to get new vaio's because of the battery life- i mean my pIII 1gig lasts longer playing DIVX then a brand new vaio (20min battery charge :-( ) by 2hours!
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Old 14th May, 2002, 01:22 AM
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Well if you ask me then a Sony GRX series notebook.

Slightly over $2000 but hey you get what you pay for right?

16.1 UXGA screen is to die for.
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Uber Laptop

ok, heres the laptop to get. These things are really amazing, and affordable. www.sagernotebook.com anybody who can dispute the price and performance of these laptops is really crazy. My work just spend 2400 on a killer new laptop w/ P4 2.4ghz, 512 RAM, 40 gig Hard Drive, Radeon 7500 *very nice* trust me on this one, they look great, they perform great, and they don't cost a whole lot.
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Old 14th May, 2002, 08:32 PM
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Any notebook with a >1.8GHz Pentium 4 processor is using a desktop variant of the CPU. This means more heat and less battery life.

Also as far as notebook build quality goes most name brands beat any small companies trying to get a bite at the big cake. That chasis the notebook you recommend uses is very common and many others use it too. It is cheap, flimsy and you get what you pay for.

Also the LCD screens on such noteboks are nothing to boast about, usually on XGA resoltuion, sometimes 1400x1050 max.
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What do you want it for? Gaming, browseing, office apps, how often will you be carring it?

I just bought a laptop and did alot of research befor hand. I wanted a gaming rig and I lug it to the barge I work on and leave it there for up to 30 days at a time. So I went with a Dell 8200 w/ P4 1.6, GeForce4Go, 512mb DDR ram, and the ultra bright 1600x1200 15" screen. It gets 5448 in 3Dmark2001se. Great for what I wanted it for but I wouldn't want to have to carry it around alot. The thing is huge and heavy. Also if you want long battery life a laptop with an ATi 7500 would be a much better choice.

As for AMD, I have owned 2 other AMD laptops (K6 333MHz and K6-2 500MHz) both got extremely hot. I can't imagine how hot a mobile Athlon gets.
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I might get a used one for $379....

HP Omnibook 900 PII-300SE
96mb ram
12.1" TFT display
Stereo Sound Card (single speaker on unit), with headphone jack.
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2 PCMCIA (1 type III or 2 type II)
Weight of unit without CD attached, 4 lbs!
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WOW- where did you find that deal? Im looking for one like that exactly!!!!! PM if you dont take it!

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Old 15th June, 2002, 07:47 PM
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Re: looking for new labtops...

Hello
I wouldn’t buy laptop with Pentium4, because I don’t think they are good enough for notebooks yet.
And I wouldn’t buy Satellite series as well.
This is my suggestion:

Satellite Pro 6000 Small Business
Exceptional performance with Wireless Connectivity
ESUP: $1,739.00
Equipped with an Intel® Pentium® III processor 1.0GHz, 14.1" TFT active matrix display, 256MB SDRAM, DVD/CD-RW multifunction drive, 30GB1 Hard drive, 10/100 ethernet, V.90/56K modem, Windows® XP Professional and Office XP SB installed. Wi-Fi™ (IEEE 802.11b) is an available option.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...5&Adoid=167876

And

Portege 4000 Series
The ultra-portable that defines high performance and style
ESUP: $1,823.00
Equipped with a Mobile Intel® Pentium® III processor featuring Intel® SpeedStep™ technology 750MHz, 12.1" Polysilicon TFT active matrix (XGA) display, 128MB SDRAM, DVD-ROM, 20GB1 Hard drive, 10/100 ethernet, V.90/56K modem, and Windows XP Professional. Wi-Fi™ (IEEE 802.11b) and Bluetooth™ (v.1.1) are available as options

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...8&Adoid=141680
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WOW- where did you find that deal? Im looking for one like that exactly!!!!! PM if you dont take it!

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If you want it you have to Regester over their.... and tell the guy you like it.. he might lower the price later.. I'm surpized more people did not want it... It's an awesome deal I would of picked it up if I had the money... He takes paypal and Billpoint.
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heheh Funny you guys Bring this up...

I Won a Ibm Thinkpad 760E on Ebay... I did a Buy it know on it.... and it won.. It was $150 for it... It's a Pentium 150Mhz 1.2Gig hard drive and 24Mb of ram.. Max ram is 80Mb.. heheh thats my " walk around the house laptop" heheh I'm tradeing in my Ibm Desktop for a Dell Insperation 75000... 15" Lcd screen Pentium III 500Mhz cd-rom drive... 16.5Gig hard drive and Ati Pro Moblity 8Mb of video ram....

So I will have 2 Laptops Will be putting Wireless in the house.. I hate to trade the laptop for my Desktop but thats how somethings go...

I also Won the Bid on the 20x Cd-Rom unit for the Ibm ThinkPad 760E
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