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Old 05-09-2003, 07:38 AM
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I know that this topic has been covered from time to time, but since technology changes so quickly, I need current advice.

Need to purchase a laptop and of course I want the fastest, lightest, biggest screen, most portable and dependable laptop out there.

I don't do any burning of CD's, not much on picture editing. I do run a few programs at one time, do a lot with Microsoft Word, Works and also Excel.

I'm not familiar with this wireless stuff, but it sounds good to me. Anything without wires is a big plus. Also, what about CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and all that stuff. Is there a combo that takes care of all of this? I will be transferring data from the laptop to a desktop often.

Your advice on this would be appreciated. Thank You
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I have a GRX560 by SONY. Has a 16" screen. Its huge!!

Has all the power you'll ever need. Has a 30gig hard drive with 1.7 for speed. It also has a neat little feature for your camera and video cam. It has a port where you slide in the memory stick out of your camera, straight into your computer for fast down loads of pictures and videos. I'm sure you'll get a lot of input on this subject. Everyone will have thier favorite, but this is mine!!

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When I first started shopping for a laptop I went to all the electronics stores and looked at a lot of comuters. Just about everything that I looked at had the problem of, tons of features in one area and not enough in the other. They all had their pros and cons. So I called Dell and they will build wat you want for you (you pay for it) but you get a laptop with pretty much everything that you want instead of just a few things.

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Dell are good especially their new latitude D family (from small bus section of their website), we usually buy IBM Thinkpad T series. light weight good features and durable but expensive. Make sure you get a machine labled Centrino. The processor speeds (Pentium M) are listed as less than the older Pentium 4 mobile but they are better chips. (power management, cache etc.)

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Thanks for the advice.
After reading some reviews and checking out Dell's website, I'm kind of leaning toward the Dell Latitude D800. If anyone has one of these, I would love to hear from you.
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