-=PCTechTalk=- Re: ideas for new laptop

Oooops, sorry - I can't talk in that price range <chuckle>

I simply have no experience there.  I would look at Sams or Costco, they
both run some really good deals there.

Regards,

Bob -- the "Keyboard Cowboy"
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-----Original Message-----
From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cristy
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:51 PM
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: ideas for new laptop

Hi Keyboard,

That sounds great!  Guess I should have said though I am looking to get by 
with under $700.00 if possible..just tryin to help sis out.

christy ;)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob - The Keyboard Cowboy" <KBCowboy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 6:15 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: ideas for new laptop


>I just bought four new laptops.  My wife just retired and we're setting up
> our "technologies" to suit our retired life.  I bought her a new Sony 
> Viao.
> I can provide specs if you're interested.  We paid around $1500 if memory
> serves me right and it has 8 GB RAM and a Blu-ray player.  She's been very
> happy with it so far.
>
> I bought a Dell XPS Studio 16 for myself with a Intel Core i7 820QM 
> 1.73GHz
> (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache), 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, and a 256GB Solid
> State Hard Drive.  I have several Dell XPS 1530s and I love them so I had
> high expectations for the new laptop.  Let me make it short and sweet - 
> the
> XPS Studio 16 is the fastest laptop I've ever used and exceeds very
> expectation.  I'll be selling my XPS 1530 if anyone is interested.
>
> Now, having given glowing accolades for the Dell XPS Studio 16, let me say

> I
> also bought a couple of laptops I always wanted to own.  I bought a
> Alienware M17x with 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, and duo-core processor, and 
> dual
> 260 video cards.  The computer is FAST.  It's fun.   It's........so gamey
> <laugh>  I got it off eBay, two months old with full warranty, and only 
> paid
> $2000 for it.  I liked it so much I bought another Alienware that was only
> three weeks old and with much better specs - Quad-core processor, 8 GB 
> DDR3
> 1333MHz RAM, dual 4870 video cards, and 1 TB RAID 0 HDs.  It's REALLY FAST
> <laugh>  I bought this one off eBay as well and saved about $1500 - the
> Alienware computers are ridiculously expensive.  By the way, for those who
> fear buying computers on eBay (a reasonable fear), I registered both with
> Dell and they are, indeed, legitimate and under warranty.
>
> Let me put things in perspective though.  For normal tasks (email, 
> internet,
> Word, Excel, etc.) the XPS Studio 16 will outperform the Alienware
> computers.   The new, upper end, Core i7 chipsets are very, very fast.
> Additionally, the batteries last a reasonable time.  The computer cost is
> very reasonable.  I highly recommend them for mortal human use <chuckle>
>
> The Alienwares are in a world by themselves.  If you play games, or do
> intensive Photoshop work, etc., there is nothing that compares to them.
> They are faster than almost all desktop computers.  That comes with a 
> price
> to pay, both in $$s and in other attributes.  The Alienware weights about
> 12.5 pounds......hardly a laptop to carry around!   It also eats batteries
> <laugh>  It's really designed to me a computer than can be moved around, 
> not
> a laptop for the road warrior.  The frame is extremely strong and it 
> houses
> not laptop components, but regular desktop components.  The heat 
> dissipation
> is extremely good for a laptop.....even for a desktop.  The keyboard is 
> lit,
> and extremely tactile.  Let me tell you though, they are indeed fun to 
> play
> with <G>  My wife even likes them!!!
>
> My wife and I decided to actually put these Bad-Bay Alienwares to use.  We
> put them in our kitchen, one in Scottsdale and one in Cincinnati, and use
> them to do all kinds of things while in the kitchen.  Admittedly, we don't
> begin to use the power they have, but they are fun for my recipe program
> with over a half million recipes - you can bet they search FAST through
> those recipes <chuckle>  We even bought HP WIFI printers so we can print
> stuff right there in the kitchen.  It probably sounds like an over-kill, 
> but
> it's very convenient and useful - we love it.
>
> Regards,
>
> Bob -- the "Keyboard Cowboy"
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>               Cincinnati, OH -- Scottsdale, AZ
>                           NRA Life Member
> Photos: http://keyboard-cowboy.smugmug.com/
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>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cristy
> Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 9:55 AM
> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- ideas for new laptop
>
> question; how much can I get away with spending on a decent new laptop 
> with
> 17" screen, at least dual core (fairly fast processor)  I am looking to 
> help
>
> sis out and get her a new one for her birthday.  She needs it for home use
> and small buisness use. Would like memory to be able to be upgraded as 
> well.
>
> Do not need fancy audio and vid card, just decent, maybe webcam built in.
>
>
> thanks,
> christy
>
>
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