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05-02-2009, 10:20 PM
This one is for me J

I am looking for a secondary/spare laptop.
What I am looking to do:
Basic internet/email
A few browser games, like www.tribalwars.net (http://www.tribalwars.net/)
Must have a CD rom/burner – not external
320gb or better hard drive
Small as I can get

Basically I want to have my own “super Ipod” to be able to hook up into my car’s stereo system. Rip my music cds to the laptop, and be able to play.

General Questions

1) What is your budget?
Was hoping for around $500.00

2) What size notebook would you prefer?
a. Ultraportable; 12" screen or less

3) What country are you buying this in?

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
Something fairly user friendly, highly portable, reliable hard drive.

5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
Internet/email/browser games/rip and burn music cds

6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
Pretty much live in the car with me.

7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
some browser games, I doubt that I will play WOW

8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
Figure at least an hour or two,
9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
I do not mind on this one, as long as there are pics.

10) What OS do you prefer? (more details below)
-Windows XP Pro SP3

Screen Specifics

11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer? (more details below)
d. WXGA or WXGA+ - 1280x768/800 or 1440x900; Wider viewing version of XGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
e. WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
f. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Wider viewing version of UXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
Not very specific, something easy to read in the outside sunlight.
12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non glossy screen?

Build Quality and Design

13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
not really, functional and solid build
14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
after I get my wifes J
Notebook Components

15) How much hard drive space do you want; 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 1TB, or 1.5TB? I would prefer a 500gb or 2 drives (lol)

16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive? Yes most definitely, do not need or want blu ray

17) What speed CPU/Processor would you like? Dual core or Quad Core CPU?
T9550 2.5ghz 6mb
Thanks again!

05-02-2009, 10:24 PM
anything with a good speaker system would work lol

05-03-2009, 12:18 AM
normally that would be true lol but I am going to just plug it directly into my stereo system of my car. It has a plugin spot for 2.5 jacks so people can plug their ipod in. The car's stereo will take care of the rest.


I may have to invest in the creative pci/whatever card to boost it but i don't think i will have that issue.

05-04-2009, 12:35 PM
Have you looked into those Eeeeeeeeeeee Machines at all?:biggrin:
I don't know if you can get one with a burner . I am looking into possibly getting one of those for the kitchen myself.