Laptop Options - $3000-$3500

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So I have around $3500.00 to spend on a laptop and everything to go with it. Anybody have some ideas of what I should look at?
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apple mac book pro the best ever laptop around £2000

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or

toshiba satellite a100

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which can be configured like ram etc...
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http://www.sagernotebook.com/pages/note ... &SubType=V
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lucassix wrote:
http://www.sagernotebook.com/pages/notebooks/product2.cfm?ProductType=9750&SubType=V

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thetramp wrote:
apple mac book pro the best ever laptop around £2000

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link

if that doesnt work goto

link
and click on apple mac book pro
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VoodooPC Laptop

Falcon Northwest Fragbook
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voodoopc very cool i wish i saw that before i got mine:D
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dell makes a decent laptop. th m1710 can be specced out awesome for under 5k.
you can also probably find coupons online to decrease the price
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The M90 is pretty sweet too.
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i cant believe i forgot about the m90...
that is a sick machine. however you could also wait a while and get a conroe laptop with dx10 capabilities,
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We have an M90 here at work, I'm not allowed to touch it.
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rofl. print this out and replace the one at work with it. then run away and never contact anyone but me...because i also want to play with it...


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another option is the Acer Ferrari. i haven't ever seen one, but the specs are pretty up there..
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Ewww...Dell....*Tisk tisk*
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Rageweaver wrote:
Ewww...Dell....*Tisk tisk*

my thought precisely.
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i think this also depends on how big a machine you want. 17" is tight for graphic work and viewing cool ish, but is a pain to lug around.

that said, i'll throw some asus machines up on here, as i'm so happy with my asus laptop (z83v - well below your target price, though)...

when i was looking (8 mo.s ago), the Asus W2V was pretty hot... dope design, really pretty machine... slot-loading DVD burner, etc.

now, they've got the W2J for ~2,400$
at Tiger Direct
Check out this comparison chart for the W2Jb from PCMag:
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17" WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Color Shine (glaretype) & Crystal Shine (high brightness)
Intel 945PM
Intel® Yonah® M T2500 (i think that's the duo)
1024MB DDR2 667
100 GB 5400 RPM HDD
DVD±RW (8X Dual)
ATI Radeon x1600
w/ 256MB VRAM (512MB Hyper Memory)
Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000
  1. 17" WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Color Shine (glaretype) & Crystal Shine (high brightness)
  2. Intel 945PM
  3. Intel® Yonah® M T2500 (i think that's the duo)
  4. 1024MB DDR2 667
  5. 100 GB 5400 RPM HDD
  6. DVD±RW (8X Dual)
  7. ATI Radeon x1600
  8. w/ 256MB VRAM (512MB Hyper Memory)
  9. Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000


the old W2V for ~2200$
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ASUS Notebook W2V, 17" Widescreen TFT LCD
Intel Pentium M Processor 770, 2.13 GHz
1GB DDR2 Memory
100GB Hard Drive
PCI-E ATI X700 128MB
DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
Card Reader: SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO
Bluetooth, Wireless... ladeedadee
  1. ASUS Notebook W2V, 17" Widescreen TFT LCD
  2. Intel Pentium M Processor 770, 2.13 GHz
  3. 1GB DDR2 Memory
  4. 100GB Hard Drive
  5. PCI-E ATI X700 128MB
  6. DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
  7. Card Reader: SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO
  8. Bluetooth, Wireless... ladeedadee


there's also custom machines - not as solid as far as having all the parts from the same spot, but you can still come out with a tight machine for a decent price, like...
the z83v a little more tricked out than mine for $2427 from agearnotebooks.com
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17 inch WXGA+ (1400x900) (16:10) widescreen LCD Display
2.26GHz Intel Pentium M 780 w/2MB L2 Cache - 533MHz FSB
Graphics & Video: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 PCI Express w/128MB VRAM
Memory: 2.0GB DDR2-533MHz Memory (2x1024MB-Dual Channel)
Hard Drive: 100GB 5,400 rpm Ultra DMA HDD
(you can get better harddrives - faster, bigger, but it'll really drain your battery)
DVD/CDRW Drive: 8X DVD Dual-RW Dual Layer/CD-RW Drive w/Software
Wireless LAN: Built-in Intel PRO/Wireless 2915 Tri-Mode 802.11A/B/G LAN
Main Battery: 8-Cell Smart Li-ion Battery
TV Tuner with Remote Control: Built-in TV Tuner w/ Remote Control
MS Windows XP Professional w/SP2 CD
AC Adapter: Auto Switch 110/220V AC Adapter
Built-in Bluetooth Wireless
Built-in 1.3M Pixel Digital Camera
Free Deluxe Carrying Case
Built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN w/RJ-45 Jack
Built-in IEEE 1394 (Firewire) and 56k V.90 Fax/Modem
Warranty: 2-Year Parts/Labor, Lifetime Telephone Technical Support
  1. 17 inch WXGA+ (1400x900) (16:10) widescreen LCD Display
  2. 2.26GHz Intel Pentium M 780 w/2MB L2 Cache - 533MHz FSB
  3. Graphics & Video: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 PCI Express w/128MB VRAM
  4. Memory: 2.0GB DDR2-533MHz Memory (2x1024MB-Dual Channel)
  5. Hard Drive: 100GB 5,400 rpm Ultra DMA HDD
  6. (you can get better harddrives - faster, bigger, but it'll really drain your battery)
  7. DVD/CDRW Drive: 8X DVD Dual-RW Dual Layer/CD-RW Drive w/Software
  8. Wireless LAN: Built-in Intel PRO/Wireless 2915 Tri-Mode 802.11A/B/G LAN
  9. Main Battery: 8-Cell Smart Li-ion Battery
  10. TV Tuner with Remote Control: Built-in TV Tuner w/ Remote Control
  11. MS Windows XP Professional w/SP2 CD
  12. AC Adapter: Auto Switch 110/220V AC Adapter
  13. Built-in Bluetooth Wireless
  14. Built-in 1.3M Pixel Digital Camera
  15. Free Deluxe Carrying Case
  16. Built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN w/RJ-45 Jack
  17. Built-in IEEE 1394 (Firewire) and 56k V.90 Fax/Modem
  18. Warranty: 2-Year Parts/Labor, Lifetime Telephone Technical Support


these look pretty hot, too...

sorry for the ridiculous post, but i mean, how often do you get to spend 3500$ of somoene else's dough...

You can look around for other options, but my wife and I both have an asus and I'll swear by 'em... really well-made machines... my only two big concerns are that they don't have stores (you have to find a service station near you or mail it to them if you have a serious problem) and they're not publicly traded in US.

cheers!

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