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    Notebook

    I have been thinking about buying a notebook computer. I was thinking about buying a Dell or Gateway. Does anyone have any advice about either of these or any other notebooks? What kind of notebooks do you guys have?

    Thanks

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    Depends on what you're gonna use it for. Some of these notebooks are pretty heavy duty coming with DVD/CDR's, Geforce4 video, 2+Ghz processors,...

    You can also take a look at user reviews on cnet. They generally give a good idea on what the machines are capable of.

    I'm probably gonna get a Dell early next year as a desktop replacement. It's gonna be my new portable gaming machine. I might use it for work also

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    I am going to keep my desktop for games and things that require a good graphics card. The notebook would be used mainly for work and school. I have been thinking that maybe I would like to get a notebook that can play some of my games when I am not at home.

    - Sean
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    I have a Compaq notebook, 1.2 GHz Amd, 256 MB ram, DVD/CDR, 20 GB hd, WinXP Home etc.

    It has worked well, better than I thought it would. I didn't have any experience with notebooks in the past. The only downside is that when you unplug the adapter the battery only runs for about 2 hrs. For the most part all notebooks are like that. I watch movies, program, and do homework with it. it's not quite good enough for a desktop replacement (mainly due to the screen) however it has not given me any trouble, I've had it for about 7 months or so. I wouldn't take it to school too often because people will try to steal it.

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    All I have is a laptop. . .
    15" screen
    1ghz
    16mg raideon
    256 ram
    dvd/cd-rw
    over a year old to.

    was a great buy, I can use it for everything.
    I get a descent frame rate for, quake 3 arena. I mostly play the older roms though. search the net, find a good deal. I got mine for $2100 over a year ago, the prices had to have came down since then

    ahhh, heres a deal.
    http://www.mtechlaptops.com/specific.../mtech8588.htm

    same place I got mine
    if a contradiction was contradicted would that contradition contradict the origional crontradiction?

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