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#1 Ahayes04

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 08:04 PM

i wanted to know if this is a good computer, here are the stuff it has

Processor------AMD Athlon XP 2200+ processor
Memory (RAM)------512MB DDR RAM
Memory Expandable to 1GB
Hard Drive------60GB
Optical Drive------DVD/CDRW combo drive
Display------12.1" XGA TFT display
Operating System------Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Software included------Microsoft Works 7.0, Power2Go, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, Norton Antivirs 2004, PowerDVD XP 5.0
Battery Type------Li-ion
Network Card------Built-in 802.11g wireless LAN
Modem Speed/Type------56K
Ports/Connectors------hree USB 2.0, one audio out
Other ports------one VGA, one microphone in, one RJ-11, one RJ-45, one type II PC Card/Cardbus slot
Audio------Integrated
Video Graphics------S3 UniChrome video controller
Dimensions------10.9"x9.6"x1"
Warranty------One year limited(notebook) 6 months battery

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:02 PM

Is this something that you are thinking of buying? What is the brand and model #?

Looks pretty good for a laptop. Seems to have built in wireless and wired Lan. I'd want to get the XP CD with it for sure.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:23 PM

For notebooks, this one is about middle of the line, for lack of better terms.

If you are considering a desktop, you can get more bang for your buck.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:31 PM

If that is a "Systemax" - "TigerTV" product, you can do much better
through any local builder.

If it's not - please ignore my ignorance... it just sounds like a product they've made.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:40 PM

Something that may sway my opinion would be the price. It would also give me a range that you are looking to spend.
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:41 AM

its a Averatec 3250H Notebook PC w/ AMD™ Athlon™ XP 2200+ Processor
it is $999.98 and has a 100 dollar rebate.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:45 AM

Perhaps you could also tell us what kind of things you will be using the computer for, since that might help us in any comments.
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 01:25 AM

Hi, Ahayes04. How are ya'?

My desktop has very similar specs. (AMD Athlon 2100+, etc.)
with no multi-peripheral in the picture, for comparisons...
taking into consideration desktops are cheaper,
taking into consideration mine is self-assembled,
taking into consideration the OS is on CD,
making it more valuable in my eyes than if it were built-in without a genuine MS CD (if yours has that, too.)
taking into consideration sales tax,
and
taking into consideration the MS works software
(value involved here, but OpenOffice.org Suite is of comparably value & possibly more features ... free and interacts with MS ok)

taking into consideration the Adobe Reader (freeware)
taking into consideration the Norton Anti-virus (better freeware is available IMHO)

I have about $750.00 USD wrapped up in a computer
w/ DVD/CDRW and w/o wireless network card, but w/ a 56k modem.
CRT monitor, keyboard & mouse.


I'd likely pay a hundred more than I spent for it ...
to get similar performance with portability.

That processor is close to 2 Ghz... 60MB HD is a lot... 512RAM & another 512 possible @ about $75.00 ... that'd work.

I tend to check in consumer reports for purchases over a few hundred dollars.
An old habit.
I look primarily for manufacturer's track record if I can find information
on 'em and if that information is unbiased it helps.

Hope that helps a little bit.


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Edited by phawgg, 14 January 2005 - 01:29 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 08:57 AM

I can get you one for about $1500 CDN. To bad its french. :thumbsup: The one thing that occurs to me that you might want to be careful about is the 6 month warranty on the battery. Those Li-ion batterys are about $350 here. If the battery is a special one for that laptop you could get burned. Maybe find out now how much a replacement is. Some good tips about extending your battery life.

Beyond that, if this is new I say go for it. I subscribe to the school of thought that says you can save a lot of money if you buy something new that isn't todays technology, but it was 6 months ago. When you drive a new car off the lot you lose 10-15% of the value. Buy the demonstrator with 1000 miles on it. Sure, you can buy the "bleeding edge" technology but all thats going to get you is the bragging rights and performance improvements you would have to get NASA to measure.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:29 PM

how much will the computer/laptop cost?
must be laptop eh?




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