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I'm going to be getting a laptop soon for school. I want it now so I can play around with it before classes start in September. I think I'll be going with Gateway, because that's what I have now (my PC) and they've always treated me well. The one I'm looking at weighs about 9 lbs, though, because I want a larger screen. I've never had a laptop before; is that really heavy for one? The screen is 17 inches, which is nice.
I also need Windows XP Professional and coming from Windows Me, that it a relief!! The system itself has 3 GHz with HTT, a 60 gig hard drive, 4x CD/DVD R/RW, memory card reader and integrated Wireless G and 10/100 Ethernet cards for about $2,500. With speakers and other odds and ends (below), the total price is $2,700
Also, I'm going to order a port replicator and data migration kit...I'll be setting up a wireless home network for the PC and laptop...is the data migration kit ($59.99) worth it, or is it easier/possible to transfer files via the wireless network from my PC to the laptop.
Thanks for any/all advice. I've always had PCs and don't know jack about laptops.
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Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Laptops...., turrbo , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:50:46 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: OT: Laptops...., lincoln.burrows, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:26:51
- Re: OT: Laptops...., lincoln.burrows, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:24:40
- Thanks sooo much everyone!!!...., turrbo , Sat, 5 Jun 2004 15:28:55
- Go light!, Tim B., Sat, 5 Jun 2004 05:44:42
- I review them, phil, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 23:29:42
- Re: OT: Laptops...., C H Tay, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 19:56:17
- my $0.02, a day late..., saabgirlie , Fri, 4 Jun 2004 16:09:36
- Re: OT: Laptops...., kaslop, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 10:38:12
- OK how 'bout this: Pentium or Centrino..., turrbo , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:37:49
- Vendor support and weight are key (long), KenB, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 18:46:53
- Ditto the advice about checking with the school,, RonD , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:58:23
- Per Ms. Jessica, Stephen Goldberger, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:24:44
- 9 lbs? Been there, done that, have the shoulder damage, Noel , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:23:56
- I agree with Trev below...., Roger, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:39:14
- Currently have 17" Gateway..., KB900psi, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:06:19
- IBM makes the best lap-tops these days. n/m, J, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:55:50
- Re: OT: Laptops...., Randy Thatcher , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:09:34
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