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dconline
20-03-2006, 10:23 PM
my budget is $1000 and i dont need the operating system

i am wanting a laptop for watching movies and playing some games

whats you opinion about this machine?

http://www.pbtechnz.com/?item=NBKHNB4201


cheers dconline

SolMiester
20-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Hi, nice base system, but the HDD isnt very big, 6o+ better, more ram rquired, and u wont be playing very demanding games with that graphics chip!

dconline
20-03-2006, 10:33 PM
yea thx for your feedback i have a beast system at home with 450gig harddrive so this one doesnt need to be big, i was wanting to play games like cs 1.4 i know the graphics will need to be turned down but do you think this will work ok?

i am also going to put more ram in it if i get it

kingdragonfly
21-03-2006, 09:59 AM
You know the annoying thing about PBTech is they advertise most prices without GST, and include a 2% cash discount. It's not $975, but actually $1,119. It borders on misleading advertising.

I'd say for the price, it's pretty hard to beat. For $50 more, there's this Toshiba Satellite L20 Notebook, Celeron M 360, 1.4GHz, 256MB DDR2, 40GB, 15" TFT, DVD-ROM/CD-RW, WLAN, WinXP Home

Almost the same, except Toshiba vs HP, Intel vs AMD, plus the Toshiba has WLAN.

After dealing with Ascent and PBTech, I haven't had a negative experience with either, but my gut instinct is Ascent is a little more respectable.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=344580

Faded_Mantis
21-03-2006, 06:35 PM
I'd also trust ascent more than PB, both are among the top computer only retailers, but Ascent is larger, offers a wider range of parts, has better warrentees, and has a far better website.

PB offers some warrentee, but it's advantage is that it is cheaper than Ascent (once you work in the +2% for not paying in cash).