August 10th, 2003, 03:59 PM
I'm going to be needing a laptop in a couple of weeks. Anyone have an opinion on a Sony Vaio PCGGGRT170 ?
The only bad comments I found untill now are the limited battery life (I don't care) and the heat...
Can I get anything better within a USD 2,500 budget?
August 10th, 2003, 05:46 PM
The only other thing that I could think of would be the alienwar laptop here
But after looking at the specs of your sony I think that you have found the better deal.
I have a Compaq Presario 2500 laptop I paid 1300 for it.
It has a P4 2.4
ATI 64MB card
512MB DDR Ram
and a Floppy.
The battery only lasts about two and half hours.
So I guess my final conclusion is that what you have picked out is probably a pretty good deal. I wouldn't think that heat would be to much of a concern, just as you kept the fans exsposed where that can get air.
August 10th, 2003, 07:42 PM
Thank you for that link!
I can get a customized Alienware lappy and still stay within my budget...
August 11th, 2003, 04:46 AM
Glad I could help you out.
As far as cooling goes, I thinkg the Alienware laptop would be your better bet. I think you might also get better framerate if your planning on playing some games. However if you use it for buisness you will definitely have a "distinct, and colorful" laptop. .
August 11th, 2003, 07:28 PM
I picked a configuration... it's going to be $2,840.00 (a little over budget, but hey...), and here are the specs:
15" UltraXGA 1600x1200 LCD Display
Front Panel Audio DJ CD Player
1 Type II PCMCIA Slots
4 USB 2.0 Ports & 1 IEEE-1394 Port (4 PIN)
Standard Smart Li-ION Battery
Full Size 85-Key Clear-Keyboard
Configurable Dual Smart Bay Support
8ohm, 1.5W Stereo Speakers
Auto Switch 110/220V AC Adapter/Cord
Performance Benchmarks Documentation
Personalized Owner's Manual & User's Manual
FREE Custom Alienware® Mouse Pad
Latest Qualified Drivers Installed
Dimensions (H) x (W) x (D) : 1.7"x13"x11.4"
Weight: 9.6lbs. w/ Battery
1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Depot Service
Windows XP Professional
High-Performance LPT DS Chassis - Standard
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.8GHz 533MHz FSB w/ 512KB Cache
512MB DDR PC-2100 - One SO-DIMM
Hitachi 60GB 7200 RPM ATA100 with 8MB Cache
Sound-Blaster Pro Compatible 3D Audio
Smart Bay One:
Secondary Lithium-Ion Smart Battery
Smart Bay Two:
24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder
Integrated 10/100Mb Ethernet NIC
Built-In Wireless 802.11a/b miniPCI Card
Targus Sport Standard Computer Backpack - Platinum/Black
Belkin K100 Security Lock
Alienware Home Essentials bundle (Ulead® VideoStudio™ 6
Home Depot 1-2-3 version 2.0
Encyclopedia Britannica 2003 Deluxe
The Print Shop Essentials 15
American Greetings CreataCard Gold 6 )
AlienAutopsy: Automated Technical Support Request System
Anyone have any suggestions/remarks?
August 11th, 2003, 07:29 PM
take a look at these... some hardcore laptops for good prices!!
August 11th, 2003, 07:32 PM
Thats a nice setup you are geting is my only remark. WTG.
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August 11th, 2003, 08:00 PM
negative.... to vouch for that link... my friend is doing the computer security thing at CalTech, and he ordered one... DAAAAAAAAAAMN
thing has dual monitor out, TV in, a REMOTE control, dual cd-roms.... i practically wanted to throw my new dell out his window and jack his laptop... they're some sweet systems
August 11th, 2003, 08:02 PM
Yer... I'm playing with possible configurations right now... sweet it is, indeed
August 11th, 2003, 08:57 PM
Something important you may want to consider is are you going to be able to dual boot that laptop into your favorite *nix OS? Make sure you'll have the proper driver support and such to make sure that all the built-in hardware will be recognized by the OS of your choice.
You know, just something to consider.
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