Best possible Notebook PC for a budget

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  1. David (C)

    David (C) Stunt Coordinator

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    One that has enough memory to download music files. CD and DVD capabilities. Looking to spend a maximum of 1,500.
     
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    All of the major players make a laptop within your price range. I would take a hard look at the Lenovo ThinkPads. They have some computers in their "Z" line that would be in your price range and probably fit your needs well. I've always been a fan of the ThinkPads as they've always felt very solid to me.
     
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    How about an Acer Ferrari 3400? This always assuming you can handle a fire engine red laptop. I think it's pretty cool... been ogling one myself now that they've dropped into the $1200 range... at least according to froogle, obviously haven't tried to buy one so no idea if they are still available.

    http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/fr3400.htm

    64-bit 3000+ processor, a 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card, built-in 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth, USB2, Firewire, 512MB of RAM, a DVD+-RW drive, and a 15-inch display... pretty much what you need.

    Of course there are plenty of other alternatives from other manufacturers and since the 3400 is an outgoing (or out-gone...) model it doesn't have the very latest graphics etc, but I kind of like that super red look. At least it's not boring.
     
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    Thank you all for the suggestions.
     
  5. Ronald Epstein

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    David,

    You are certainly in budget for a quality
    laptop that will exceed your needs.

    Personally, I like the Toshiba or Sony Viao laptops.
    They give you great bang for the buck, and you can
    get one that's fairly loaded with up to 1GB of memory
    for that price.

    Please do us a favor....

    Let us know what you ended up purchasing.

    Regards
     
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    Go to the Dell website and customize...
     
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    You know, Dell is not the WORST suggestion
    but I am not sure if is the best anymore.

    Yeah...go take a look at Dell too --- but I
    think you might get a better system for the $$$
    with the other brands listed.

    If you can, go with 1GB memory. It may seem
    extreme right now but with Windows Vista coming
    next year you will be glad you got the extra.
     

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