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Old 02-27-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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My current laptop is no good. I had to break the buttons below the mouse just so that I can use the laptop. And I feel like it has too much damage to continue using it. But I will contine to use it till my next laptop comes in. And I wanted to know if this laptop is going to be any good?

current pc:
Sateliter10
processor:intel pentium processor M 1.7Ghz
speed:1700Mhz
Memory:496MB RAM

hopefully next:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
– Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz)
– 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
– 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
– 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE
– 17.0" diagonal WXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
– SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
– Microphone + Webcam
– Wireless-G Card
– HP Color Matching Keyboard
– 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
And for the new laptop i intend on using AVG free and for spyware spybot which is also free?
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Looks fine to me. I'd upgrade the RAM, but 1gb is enough to get you going, and if you don't do a lot of multitasking, you probably won't really need to upgrade it at all. If you start noticing that the computer is running slower and you see the little hard drive light on a lot, upgrading the RAM should be moved up on the priority list.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I have had two HP, one Compaq (yeah, same as HP, I know), a Dell, a Gateway and an Acer laptop.

For my money Acer has been the best so far. The next one I get will be an Acer for sure. I did not like my Dell at all. When I ordered it online it did not have an internal microphone, which really ticked me off - when I called customer service, they told me that you have "ask" about the internal components and they would not give me a refund so that I could buy a different model.

Also, the Dell's A/C adapter was constantly going bad. In the 18 months that I had it, I went through four A/C adapters.

Be sure that you LOOK AROUND online for coupon codes or discount codes that you can use. Also, if you have a friend who is a teacher or other educational professional, you might find out if they can buy the computer for you at a much reduced rate through their sources.

I'd definitely consider Acer if I were you, though.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Acer is in europe though....
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Looks fine to me. I'd upgrade the RAM, but 1gb is enough to get you going, and if you don't do a lot of multitasking, you probably won't really need to upgrade it at all. If you start noticing that the computer is running slower and you see the little hard drive light on a lot, upgrading the RAM should be moved up on the priority list.
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)Is this ok?
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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The manufacturer will have a part number for their brand of memory upgrade - just google that part number and you should find plenty of sites offering compatible memory modules for a lot less than the manufacturer sells it for. You can also find the right one at the memory manufacturers' websites (e.g. Kingston).

BTW laptop memory is different (physical form factor) than desktop memory.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Acer is in europe though....
Acer is a Taiwanese company and sells all over the world.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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The manufacturer will have a part number for their brand of memory upgrade - just google that part number and you should find plenty of sites offering compatible memory modules for a lot less than the manufacturer sells it for. You can also find the right one at the memory manufacturers' websites (e.g. Kingston).

BTW laptop memory is different (physical form factor) than desktop memory.
So what would you recommend for a laptop like this?
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Plus I don't know how to put a memory chip in a laptop....so its kindof pointless
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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So what would you recommend for a laptop like this?
It really depends on the laptop. Just google <brand+model> memory upgrade and you'll get PLENTY of options.
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