Wanting to buy laptop

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specs
512-1G ram
40HD
1.5-2.5Ghz
somethign that can run OPenGL/SDL

price range $2.5-3.5K CDN

...thanks in advance.
 

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you can get a nice averatec for about $950 and it comes with dvdrw and everything but with that budget I would go with ibm.
 
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yeah i'm leaning towards an ibm ...but what i wanted to know is why should i choose one brand over another...like ibm over toshiba.
 
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You can now get the ibm thinkpad Z in Titaninum:

http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/thinkpad/zseries/index.html#titanium [Broken]
 
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neurocomp2003 said:
yeah i'm leaning towards an ibm ...but what i wanted to know is why should i choose one brand over another...like ibm over toshiba.
Well for me it is more a matter of personal preference. I like toshiba, acer, averatec, etc. because they give you the technology at a cheaper price; in fact I have an acer laptop. I respect the IBM brand and I consider them high-end. If by CDN you mean canadian dollars then that is alot of money... you should be able to get the best vaio for that.
 
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When you come up with a "short-list"... I'd search amazon, google/google-groups, etc... for reviews and complaints on your specific model.

Are you looking for an ultraportable? a desktop replacement? a gaming laptop? something with a long battery life?

Have you considered a TabletPC (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/) like
the IBM/Lenovo X41 http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/thinkpad/xseries/tablet/
the Motion LE1600 http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_le.asp - https://www.motioncomputing.com/store/Default.ASP?WCI=wiInventory&WCE=wtcategoryDetails&Category=Input DevicesLE
the HP Compaq tc4200 http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/tabletpc/tc4200/
the Acer tabletPCs http://global.acer.com/products/tablet_pc/ ?
 
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robphy said:
When you come up with a "short-list"... I'd search amazon, google/google-groups, etc... for reviews and complaints on your specific model.

Are you looking for an ultraportable? a desktop replacement? a gaming laptop? something with a long battery life?

Have you considered a TabletPC (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/) like
the IBM/Lenovo X41 http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/thinkpad/xseries/tablet/
the Motion LE1600 http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_le.asp - https://www.motioncomputing.com/store/Default.ASP?WCI=wiInventory&WCE=wtcategoryDetails&Category=Input DevicesLE
the HP Compaq tc4200 http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/tabletpc/tc4200/
the Acer tabletPCs http://global.acer.com/products/tablet_pc/ ?
tablets are not what they are cracked up to be.
 
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tablets are not what they are cracked up to be.
They certainly have not lived up to the hype [Some blame poor marketing by Microsoft.]... and they're probably not for everybody right now. However, mine (a Motion M1200) has been just what I have needed for the past 2.5 years. I lecture with it (and a projector). I'll probably buy another tabletPC when I upgrade. If and when the tabletPCs become more mainstream, the prices would probably drop.
 
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tablets are not what they are cracked up to be.
The hybrid tablet laptops are nice, especially if you are in a Network Opps center trying to ballance a Laptop on your knees while configing a 2850 ;-)
 
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ibdm thinkpad or toshiba satellite.
 

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