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. ## Answers and Replies Last edited by a moderator: 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.

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:

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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.

robphy
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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 Motion LE1600 http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_le.asp - https://www.motioncomputing.com/sto...CE=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 Motion LE1600 http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_le.asp - https://www.motioncomputing.com/sto...CE=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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robphy
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ComputerGeek said:
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.

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 ;-)