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    Need Laptop Recommendations

    My wife and I are going to get a laptop, and I need some recommendations. I really like Toshibas (Tecra or Satellite) and I've heard good things about them. Dell is also on the list, but I'd take suggestions from others as well.

    Budget is ~$1000 to $1200 or so. I want Centrino, with a 1.4GHz processor or better and a decent screen (something that wouldn't be horrible to watch movies on). It doesn't have to be anything super great otherwise. We're just going to use it as a business/study PC.

    I'm really interested in the Toshibas, but I don't know anything about their models.

    I think if I end up going Dell, I'm going to get a 600m unless someone can convince me otherwise.

    Help?
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    How about an Alienware? I've always wanted to know someone who has one!

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    I know a couple people that do... and I can get a lot better computer for the money they want.
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    Why bother with a laptop though? Why not build a midrange system that uses a Sempron or equivalent and shoot for a nice big monitor?

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    *sigh* I already have a nice desktop PC. I want something portable.
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    I'm looking for a lap top too.... (sigh) still lost.. dunno what to get.. its for college... I'm mostly going to be programing and researching and such... I already have my desktop for the gaming stuff.. haha... I was kind of looking towards IBM or DELL.... I want a laptop that I can use linux on.... (LOVES linux) and in a good $600 - maybe $1300 price range.... I've looked at a few... and I found one thats about $1200 and I kind of like it... I just want to think about it for a while more.... I was thinking about a customized ThinkPad R50e.... anyone care to push me into another direction?
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    I ended up getting a Dell 600M and everyone is telling me I've made a good choice (especially my brother who will soon have his second one).
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    I've heard good things about Dell's laptops. Hope it doesn't give you any issues
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    Mine doesn't. It's great.
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    Dell laptops are pretty good for the price, but if you want an all around quality laptop, then I say go for an IBM thinkpad, especially if you use linux or dual boot w/ linux and windows then I strongly suggest it.

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