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    Notebook brands

    I'm thinking about getting a new notebook, don't know why yet, but I have the feeling I must buy one Which brands are still good, or top quality? Is Samsung good?

    I also thought about the ASUS 1000HE netbook with almost 10 hours of battery life, but then again, the 10" is nice, but is it really not annoying when you use it 80% of the time for internet, and the screen is so small?

    Does anyone know a good model? What I want is a 15" screen capable of a resolution higher then 1280x... preferrably 1440x900, so I won't need a 17". And I also want that the battery lasts at least 3 hours, otherwise I can also keep my old one and only put more RAM.

    What do you think?
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    I feel the same ... don't know why, but i also need one....

    in my case 90% of the time will be for internet.
    I only need:
    -internet/mail
    -basic excel
    -ftp software
    -basic image editor

    i think almost all notebooks do it...
    about the screen... isn't 15" consider laptop instead of notebook? isn't notebook maximum 10"/11" ?
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    Long battery life is something only the small netbook and notebook models can offer. Larger screen laptops tend to also have faster processors and more powerful graphics cards, and so drain the batteries.

    Will you want it to run games? Or just internet and the odd emulator? I can do you a little list of current models to look at later.

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    Basically only internet, and perhaps some emulators. It won't be used for gaming at all I think. But then it also has to be less than 1.000, I don't want to spend too much money for a laptop only used for interneting.

    I would get a netbook, if it only was for internet, but you know, if after 1 year I want to use it for another purpose, I'm kinda stuck. So preferrably I want to buy just a new laptop, but of course not too expensive, as I don't need it. The only one who uses my older laptop atm is my girlfriend, and that's only for internet. Mainly I'm buying it for her.

    Specs should be:

    - dual core
    - 4GB RAM (or between 2-4)
    - HDD min 200GB
    - decent GPU, not onboard
    - resolution 1440x900 (or more)
    - screen 15" 16:10 (wanted a 17", but I still have a very nice 15" laptop bag which hasn't been used once , and if the display is at least 1440x900, I don't have to scroll too much)
    - HDMI
    - DVD Burner, no BluRay player
    - not more than 3.5kg
    - battery life more than 3 hours

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    Hey guys long time no see! And it is related to laptops so I thought this a fitting thread to return on!

    Whatever you do, DO NOT buy an ACER. They have the worst customer service, they treat you like shit and don't tell you anything about what's going on if your laptop needs to be repaired. My sis had one, and 6 MONTHS AGO it died. Now, my dad and I were pretty sure it was either the HD crashed or the unit overheated and fried the motherboard, we both weren't there when it happen. However, we sent it off SIX MONTHS AGO and FINALLY they have said "oh it was the battery", which personally, I think is a load of B*llsh1t. So "supposedly" she will be getting it back next week, which is why I haven't been here, she has been using my other laptop which has classicamiga as it's homepage. I've been using my other laptop, which I wanted to use soley for music for doing stuff on the net. Not happy!
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    I think if I were to get a new laptop, I would be tempted by something from IBM/Lenovo.

    But I have no plans of getting a new one so I'm not really sure who is best. It does seem that far too many laptops have blue LEDs though.

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