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    Help on Notebook Pricing.

    Anyone ever hear of Xtreme Notebooks? From what I've heard they have great reviews, so I went to their website to customize a notebook and got a quote. Here is what I chose and the final price.

    Screen - 17" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) Super Wide Angle Glass View LCD
    Processor - 3.4GHz Intel® 650 Pentium® 4E HT Enabled CPU - 800MHz FSB W/2MB l-2 Cache
    Harddrive - 100GB SERIAL ATA 150 HDD 5400 RPM
    RAM - 1024MB 533MHz DDR2 RAM (2 DIMMS)
    Graphics Card - ATI Radeon® X800 PCI Express with 256MB DDR 3 VideoRAM
    Sound Card - Creative Labs PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS THX Certified 24Bit ADVANCED HD
    Disk Drives - 8X24X10X24 DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
    Battery - 12 Cell Smart Li-Ion Battery - Approximately 1.0 Hour of Runtime
    Adapter - 110/220V 180W Auto Switching AC Adapter - Included
    Speakers - Generic Integrated System Speakers - Included
    OS - Windows XP Pro SP2 with Drivers and Utilities CD

    Total Price - $2648.00 (before tax I assume)

    http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/index.html

    How much better do you think I could do with this? Also is there any extras on that website that you think I could use and didn't choose or extras I chose and probably don't need?
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    Battery - 12 Cell Smart Li-Ion Battery - Approximately 1.0 Hour of Runtime
    You could definitely do better than this. Unless you never run on battery power.

    It looks like a good computer.
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    Yeah the battery was my only concern. I basically spent the last few weeks asking around about battery life. Most people say they get theirs going around 3-4 hours.

    I also heard that P4 processors eat up battery big time and I should go with a Centrino. Anyone know about that?
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    I get about 3.5 hours run time on my Centrino laptop, and I just bought a replacement battery. Then again I mostly use it when I have a power supply handy, so I never really worry about it.
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