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#1 meanswing

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:28 AM

I have $2000 to spend on a laptop. Need some help to decide what would be best to get on my laptop. Interested in CPU, RAM, Hard Drive, Screen Size.

CPU - At least 2Ghz AMD/Pentium
RAM - At least 1gb dual channel
Hard Drive - At least 40 gb
Screen Size - 15"

*not sure what length of battery or size. dont care about weight. as long as its not too bulky"

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 01:47 PM

can anybody help me??

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 01:51 PM

Are you looking to build or to buy? What will you be using it for?
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Posted 02 June 2005 - 02:53 PM

Building or Buying. probably customizing online . i dont know how to build a laptop. but if its easy to learn i would rather build it. I will be using it for school and gaming.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:06 PM

It's relatively easy to build a laptop. You can check out several sites. Tom's Hardware has a video that you can download. You won't save much, if anything, but there isn't much to it. You buy a "barebones" laptop, add memory, hard drive, optical drive, wireless card, and operating system. Barebones can be had from ASUS or several other companies.

I enjoyed Steamed Turtle's sense of humor, and the video at Tom's was fun, too. You'll notice that Tom's builds from the bottom, while Turtle's builds from the top.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 01:13 PM

So wut r good suggestions for hardware is should get on my laptop. I am mainly goin to use it for gaming but i will do some homework on it. Also watch and download movies and music on it. PLEZ HELP




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