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--Wolf--
12-02-2010, 09:58 AM
PREFERABLY ASUS...

Think it's time to finally upgrade my Dell Inspiron 2200, must be at least 5 years old, and out of my massive 30gb HD I only have .... 198mb free :horrified - but to be fair I've had no hardware problems with it and everything still works great, been a good laptop

Anyway, budget around 1k. Just the basic; movies, music, web etc, no gaming.

What sites to buy from? And best Asus for 1k?

Probably been asked a million times, but I haven't been shopping for a laptop in 5 years :thumbs:

Coaster
12-02-2010, 10:05 AM
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.filereader?4b747fad02db9236273fc0a87f3b0723+EN/catalogs/CTG0000972_ga

Coaster
12-02-2010, 10:07 AM
Notebooks are getting very cheap now, this will probally do all you need.
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XC4359

johcar
12-02-2010, 10:14 AM
You're not going to get much of an Asus for a grand - maybe a nice EeePC, or maybe a older model that Hardly Normal or Noel Lemmings are trying to get rid of.

Can you extend your budget to $1500?

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=383238

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=9385022

--Wolf--
12-02-2010, 10:31 AM
Budget 1200 max. I remember seeing some nice Asus's at HN a while back for around 1k, might've been older models though, not sure. Don't really need a $1500 laptop.

Cicero
12-02-2010, 12:00 PM
Do you need a laptop in the Foreign Legion.?

Coaster
12-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Do you need a laptop in the Foreign Legion.?

Short answer: No
Long answer: Yes

prefect
12-02-2010, 12:04 PM
I couldnt imagine you would get much time to use it running thru the desert like Beau Geste.

wratterus
12-02-2010, 12:26 PM
Wolf will never live this down, poor chap... :crying :lol:

You can get a nice Tosh L500 for around $1200, hate to say it but Lemmings have a very good deal on one at the mo...

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/computers/notebook-computers/pc-notebook-computers/toshiba-l500-049-notebook/prod102001.html

Greg
12-02-2010, 12:47 PM
Wolf will never live this down, poor chap... :crying :lol:

You can get a nice Tosh L500 for around $1200, hate to say it but Lemmings have a very good deal on one at the mo...

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/computers/notebook-computers/pc-notebook-computers/toshiba-l500-049-notebook/prod102001.html

That looks a good deal! Higher spec'd than my Asus from about a year ago, and 300 bucks cheaper.

nofam
12-02-2010, 01:11 PM
I've actually got an Asus lappy for sale if you're keen - specs are on my thread here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=105126&highlight=worth).

PM me if you're interested. :D

John H
12-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Wolf will never live this down, poor chap... :crying :lol:

You can get a nice Tosh L500 for around $1200, hate to say it but Lemmings have a very good deal on one at the mo...

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/computers/notebook-computers/pc-notebook-computers/toshiba-l500-049-notebook/prod102001.html

Note that Lemmings have got Windows 7 on this one, whereas the ASUS shown by Coaster has the dreaded Vista.

Digby
12-02-2010, 02:56 PM
I couldnt imagine you would get much time to use it running thru the desert like Beau Geste.

O/T I know, but what with the Foreign Legion ?
I was named after Beau's brother (Digby)- True ! my mum went to see the move in the late 40's.

March or Die !

--Wolf--
12-02-2010, 10:02 PM
Because laptops and the FFL are related how?

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=384906

This one looks promising. Any other sites I should try?

Agent_24
12-02-2010, 10:42 PM
The Toshiba from Harvey Norman looks nice, and it's got a proper keyboard!

--Wolf--
13-02-2010, 09:04 PM
Just noticed this:

*Due to the 32-bit operation system's limitation, only 3GB will show up with a 4GB memory. The 64-bit operating system will not have this issue. For more information, please check Microsoft's support sit

Knew I read it somewhere, but was the 32 or the 64 better? Will the above be an issue?

johcar
13-02-2010, 09:40 PM
The jury is still out on the benefits of 64 bit OS. Depends on whether you have 64 bit apps. If you don't, then your system may be worse than if you had a 32 bit OS.

Agent_24
14-02-2010, 08:21 AM
I have 4GB of RAM and am running 32-Bit Windows XP

I can only use 3.3GB of my RAM but I have yet to see my total memory usage go over 2GB anyway.