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    Sony PCGGRT170

    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?

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    The only other thing that I could think of would be the alienwar laptop here

    http://www.alienware.com/system_pages/area-51m.aspx

    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
    40GB HD
    ATI 64MB card
    512MB DDR Ram
    CD-RW/DVD combo
    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.
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    Thank you for that link!
    I can get a customized Alienware lappy and still stay within my budget...

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    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. .
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    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
    Synaptics Touchpad
    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


    Support:
    1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Depot Service

    OS:
    Windows XP Professional

    Chassis:
    High-Performance LPT DS Chassis - Standard

    CPU:
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.8GHz 533MHz FSB w/ 512KB Cache

    RAM:
    512MB DDR PC-2100 - One SO-DIMM

    HDD:
    Hitachi 60GB 7200 RPM ATA100 with 8MB Cache

    Sound:
    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

    NIC
    Integrated 10/100Mb Ethernet NIC

    Built-In Wireless 802.11a/b miniPCI Card

    Bag
    Targus Sport Standard Computer Backpack - Platinum/Black

    Security
    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?

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    take a look at these... some hardcore laptops for good prices!!

    http://www.powernotebooks.com/

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    Thats a nice setup you are geting is my only remark. WTG.

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    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

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    Yer... I'm playing with possible configurations right now... sweet it is, indeed

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    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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