Looking for a laptop

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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    guys i am looking to buy a laptop for work can you offer me any advice i am really green when it comes to goodies of this nature. i want it for work drawing, and internet so it needs to be fairly fast and have a decent memory. when i hear the word celeron i was told to run whats the diffs....

    i dont really want to make a mistake when buying but i also wont be allowed to spend a fortune (works paying) what do you guys think of these deals italk cellular have ?

    opinions welcome
     
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    hello geeez thers a new sistems on the market must go have a look
     
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    If you want to use it for drawing kinda stuff you should probably go for one with a decent screen resolution. 2gb of mem seems to be the standard these days to run everything decently.

    Celeron is just like a budget cpu, it has less cache memory onboard which is really expensive so it's cheaper but usually rubbish. Basically any new laptop you get now should be have a Core2Duo cpu. Don't get confused with Core Duo, that's the last generation. Pentium M, P4 etc are all really old by now.

    Those "cellular" deals usually aren't that great.
     
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    i was offered a proline 1.73processor etc for R4800 the name just sounded a bit dodge...
     
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    shot rory this is the kinda stuff i need to know.. we getting somwhere....
     
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    umm ja decent laptop i meen decent u looking at 10 to R15 000 rand and then its got 17inch screan theres even one out in 19 inch now awsome stuf but ja go have a look at big pc shops
     
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    lookings not the problem they are all pretty its the brains im worried about.... i just dont want to be uninformed and get sold on cosmetic apearance? anything over 5k i will have to add in myself...
     
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    I wouldn't buy a proline laptop. Didn't know they even made laptops...
    The 1.73 is most likely a pentium M. R4800 is a LOT for that then.

    Just use google.co.za and search for laptop. There's a number of online shopping sites just for laptops. The one that springs to mind for about 5k is the HP 530.
     
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    you wont get much for 5k, i have a acer, 1.8 celeron, 1gb DDR (RAM), 120gb hard drive, 15.4" screen, 802.11bg WLAN (for connecting to a adsl router or wireless network) and it was R6.5k at the beginning of the year
     
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    shot i dont mind paying in its jus how much that worries me....advice appreciated keep it coming...
     
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    if u can add 2-3k u can get something very very decent
     
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    shot i will shop in that bracket then..... thanks
     

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