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Old 7th January 2006, 16:41   #226
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I'd choose from the Toshiba Qosmio series. They come preloaded with XP Media Center Edition, have great graphics and the regular bells & whistles.
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It's almost Sing$4500!! Thats the best quote i got! I'm not spending that much
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Whoops, you ruled out the Qosmio while I was replying. Why not consider the Dell XPS lineup as well? Their features & performance is amazing, never mind that it is a Dell.

The XPS M140 seems like a good buy except that it doesn't have dedicated graphics.

From the Dell site:
Small and potent. At about 1.5" thin, 5.5 lbs1 light and with a Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Operating System, the M140 is a true expression of multimedia power in a package that gets heads turning. True "instant on" functionality provides quick access to DVDs, video, music and photos and the 14.1" WXGA screen with optional TrueLifeTM helps make all this come alive.
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Old 7th January 2006, 17:08   #229
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And while I'm at it, I may as well mention the Acer Ferrari. It has the AMD Turion 64 bit CPU and not the Centrino though.

http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/fr4000.htm
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How about a IBM Centrino thinkpad...
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Old 7th January 2006, 19:10   #231
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If you are in Singapore, go to synlim square and fuman and check out the Fujitsu Latops.
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how about the Alienware range ..they have the ultimate in gaming and graphic hardware ...
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Old 7th January 2006, 20:05   #233
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check out the new hp range pretty good and reasonable else there is acer and asus if those brands are ok...i would be looking at not more than 3000$sin to be honest
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Here's the Top 5 Power Laptops according to PCWorld. An Acer tops the list! They are all pretty pricey though.

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,123729,00.asp

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ALienware for boutique desktops and sager(pctorque) for boutique laptops.

QOsmio and dell xps range are worth looking at too.
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IBM, Acer, Hp, Dell, toshiba all are made in china and other southeast companies. SO quality wont be much different.

Yes IBM(Now Lenovo) certainly carries an amount of prestige for which you pay more.


Acer is a sensible buy still. otherwise Sahara computers also have a turion notebooks that are really cheap.

All I say is Turion is the cpu to have in a notebook at present. Forget dual cores as they are not too useful and not 64-bit until taylor comes.
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ALienware for boutique desktops and sager(pctorque) for boutique laptops.

QOsmio and dell xps range are worth looking at too.
yh ALINWARE desktops have a flair abour them ....closely linked to customized lappies it also is capable of delivering super high performance with AMD processors, cutting edge Nvdia graphics for enhanced gaming experience...their USP are their looks...comes with attractive sheaths and adorned with vibrant colors to match the overall built...u also have the option of building ur own laptop or ahttp://www.alienware.com/Product_Pages/notebook_all_default.aspx desktop...check out
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Hey Sam,

You might want to use following links to decide what you want to buy:

Notebook buying guide:
Here you can see pros and cons of all available options including processors; Good gyan for all who will be buying the notebook in near future:
http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/noteboo...72661-1,00.htm

Notebook shopping checklist:
List of devices and what type of device you wanna have looking at the trend; Just to make sure that you dont miss anything:
http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/hardwar...9181088,00.htm

Notebook price watch:
Ofcourse singapore prices
http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/hardwar...9301584,00.htm


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How about a IBM Centrino thinkpad...
Its Lenovo now

And Sam, seriously ever thought of those Thinkpads? Dippy ended up buying it after a long debate.

Thsoe Quo* ones from Toshiba was wow, but pricey. I hate Dell as two of my friends had thso and we ahd to clean the fans as they got too dusty and teh lap began to shutdown coz of overheat.

Sam, I suggest you stay with Centrino Based lap with 2GHz Centrino pro with 2MB cache, 512MB (1GB suggested coz you use too many application at a time).

Why Centrino; coz laps with centrino are lighter and battery lasts longer.

Check out Thinkpad T43 series. A config I like tahts priced at 1.25k here in India. (2GHz, 512MB DDR (533Mhz!), 80GB HDD, CD/DVD Multiburner,64MB dedicated ATI radeon X300! , 14.1 SXGA+ TFT monitor, 3yr warranty. Costly??? Comeon, its my dream machine!
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sony vaio is good but its not as rugged as the hp or toshiba..get an hp or toshiba and upgrade the ram and graphics...nothing like a good toshiba..
Thinkpads beats all tehse when it comes to ruggedness and the best keyboard. and it comes in black color
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