Planning to get a Laptop for School, but not Techno Smartso

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Planning to get a Laptop for School, but not Techno Smartso

Postby RayFung » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:07 am

Hi everyone, I'm planning to get a laptop for school use and sometimes for a little gaming, but not that much since I have a desktop. The types of games I play are sorta 3D, but they're mostly online games, not anything fancy smancy. However, I dunno if the integrated graphics thingy will be very good at playing these games. I know it's not as good as a NVidia, but htey're integrated so what can I do. Anyways, I know very little about computers and the parts and etc. I just know pricing XD. I've found several computers I think that are pretty good... but I dunno which one to consider. It would help me greatly if anyone can give me some advice, so thanks in advance! Here are the tech specs for a dell model, the inpsiron 1525, since I can't give direct links to the parts I'm getting. They're all 15.4" laptops if that accounts for anything.

Base Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache) English
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition
System Color Midnight Blue
Memory 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
LCD Panel Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)
Video Card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Hard Drive 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
Network Integrated 10/100 Network Card
Modem Integrated Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1
Combo or DVD+RW Drive CD / DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0
Wireless Networking Cards Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card
Camera Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) PC-Cillin Internet Security 30-day trial
Batteries 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
Hardware Services 1 Year Return to Depot Service and Technical Support
Online Data Storage DataSafe Online Backup 3GB (included with price)
ISP Please contact me with more details
Bluetooth Option Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate) - Dunno if I'm gonna actually get this.
Total = $939.00 with the Bluetooth, $919.00 without the bluetooth. I only have a cell that uses bluetooth and not very many other things, so I most likely won't get it, but yeah, don't mind the bluetooth. Please lookat the processor, memory, hard drive, weight, SEXYNESS, etc.

Here are the other three laptops I'm looking at. They're direct links to the futureshop website. ... atid=25315 ... 609&catid= ... 940&catid=

P.S. I capitalized "sexyness" cuz some of them like the sony one look, in my opinion, very bland and ugly, but the tech specs seem very good for its price. Actually, all of them look a little bland since they're only black and white except the dell. However, their prices are what makes them even noticeable to me. I would really like the dell one cuz it looks the best and it's tech specs are good, but with the sales futureshop is having with these comps, it's price is not as competitable anymore, but still within range. Also, please don't complain about any past experiences you've have with these companies such as customer service, or anything else that doesn't relate to the effectiveness and efficiency of the comp.
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