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Post by Dont Look Angry on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:38 am

Need a hand choosing a laptop. The budget is around 400. Any ideas?
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Post by Seany C on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:51 am

I'm going to be saving up for a laptop shortly too. I'd be looking for something compact and speedy but with large storage space, media capabilities (can run some fairly new game and play films, blu ray built in would be a huge plus) and the nearer to a full sized keyboard the better.
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Post by gdf on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:58 am

I'm using my birthday cash to nab a Netbook. Sort of what all the money was for I guess.

Looking at these two. Don't need media capabilities because I've got them all right here.
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Post by 01casey on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:59 am

600 Toshiba I bought this January. Dual core, 256Mb standalone grahics, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD. Love it.
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Post by GearsCT on Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:57 am

gdf, out of those 2 go for the Samsung, trust me on this one
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Post by gdf on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:02 am

Yeah, pretty much set on it already. Going to try and grab one at Comet today, but they're often out of stock so I might have to order one. My mum for some reason has prohibited me from buying one from Amazon, which I find ludicrous, but I have mostly cash and if I can get one in my hands sooner I'll easily go the physical shop route.
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Post by GearsCT on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:09 am

Yer good choice mate, and they're quite popular, which you can probably see why
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Post by Seany C on Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:22 pm

I might get a cheap and cheerful but functional laptop to tide me over until google release their operating system because I think that's gonna be big.
Edit: Please review the Samsung for me and Gears, I'm interested now.
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Re: Laptop

Post by gdf on Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:38 pm

OK, so got the little fucker today, and it's pretty awesome. Imagine a fully functioning Windows computer, but really small. Pretty much.

Had a problem connecting it to the internet, but that was just the Orange Livebox being a pedantic shit about security keys. Posting from it now, the keyboard is fantastic, hitting all the right buttons unlike with other netbooks that I've tried. Plenty space on the HDD for what I'm going to use it for and the 1GB of RAM means it's pretty nippy. Even the touchpad mouse is surprisingly responsive and useable for its size, though I'm using a proper little wired mouse that I picked up for a tenner when I got it. Three hundred pounds at Comet, and they try to hawk you some shitty package for forty pound with Norton "I'm more heavyweight than Mike Tyson crossed with an elephant and about as useful to your computer" Antivirus, an ugly wireless mouse, a carry case and a USB flash drive, but you get 90 days of McAfee free and there's a nice soft cover that comes in the box.

Only slightly disappointing feature is the screen, it's one of those cheapo laptop ones and for someone used to a vibrant, ultra hi-res, crystal clear monitor it's a little off putting. Not a massive deal though, don't need to do anything beyond internet and typing. Oh, and there's a load of bullshit software from the manufacturer and the usual Microsoft stuff, but Windows is Windows, right?
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Post by gdf on Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:54 pm

Oh, and if you get one of these I'd suggest using Chrome as your browser, gives a prime bit of real-estate to what's on the wee screen.
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Post by Seany C on Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:40 am

<3 Chrome
Thanks for that review, that's one I'll keep my eye out for when I've got the 300 in my pocket to go laptop shopping.
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Post by GearsCT on Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:17 am

Yer I may look into one at some point. Although I wouldn't really be looking into a laptop until I go to University, so that means a years time.
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Post by gdf on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:04 am

Oh man, Chrome has the best pop-up blocker in the world.
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Re: Laptop

Post by Seany C on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:00 pm

Tru dat
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Re: Laptop

Post by Dont Look Angry on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:27 pm

I have forgotten what a Pop-up looks like after using Chrome
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Post by Seany C on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:36 pm

Was it you I was jizzing about chrome to over msn? If so, no need to thank me broseph.
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Post by Dont Look Angry on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:44 pm

I was going to thank you in the post, but thought 'Hey Seany is a humble bloke, he wouldn't want such praise'.
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Re: Laptop

Post by Seany C on Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:13 pm

YOU THOUGHT WRONG! :dan:
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Re: Laptop

Post by gdf on Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:15 pm

Still prefer Firefox when I have the faster computer and huge screen, nothing can beat its functionality.
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Re: Laptop

Post by Seany C on Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:38 am

I just want to browse the net without an intrusive interface and have my pages load as fast as possible.
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Re: Laptop

Post by gdf on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:15 am

Talking of the internet, my tip got reported on Kotaku earlier.

http://kotaku.com/5322813/uk-mags-exclusive-review-fits-alleged-eidos-conditions
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Re: Laptop

Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:47 pm

Google Chrome is fabulous, been using it since the beta. So smooth and unobtrusive.
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Re: Laptop

Post by GearsCT on Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:31 pm

Same I just find google chrome a lot better than anything else, interesting to see what Google can do with an OS
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Re: Laptop

Post by Jammer on Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:16 pm

Also Google Chrome has a mode for watching porn.

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Re: Laptop

Post by Seany C on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:13 pm

It does? TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU KNOW!
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