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Old 09-17-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Laptop recommendations
My video card on my desktop died, and it is over 6 years old, so I guess its time to get something new.
What laptop would you all recommend? Would you take the plunge and get Vista? I want basic home entertainment - don't need gaming capabilities or anything that complex. What kinds of features do I want or should I avoid?

Luckily I have everything (itunes, knitting patterns, pictures) on an external harddrive.....
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:23 PM   #2
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well generally, I would go for an Acer or HP. but to fair, your best bet would be to set a budget limit. Then go down to your LCS (local computer store) and take a look in your price range. pretty much any laptop system you get these days is going to have Windows Vista.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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I saw the poll post - of course after I had posted this
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #4
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I just got a Dell Inspiron 1501, and love it! We lucked up on a really good price at Sam's Club - $850, I think.

Not really wild about Vista, but I'm getting used to it........
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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I just went through the same dilemma. I went with the MacBook Pro. I'm totally loving it. I did have to shell out some $$, but it was worth it for the 17" monitor (they also sell it with small screens). It has been pretty easy to transition over as well. FYI, I had a Dell desktop for years, and I'm an IT specialist, so I work on PCs all the time.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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It really depends upon how much money you have to spend and how you want to use the machine. Unless you have some reason for needing a laptop you'll get far more bang for your buck by going with another desktop machine.
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