December 4th, 2003, 11:29 PM
I have finally saved u0p enough money to buy a new a computer or laptop. I was just wondering if anybody can recomend a good (yet not expensive) computer/laptop that a newb like me can use to maybwe use unix, windows xp, linux or some other operating system that is good for a newb to learn on.
December 5th, 2003, 12:39 AM
If you're a newb, maybe it'll be a good challenge for yourself to build one instead! I built this one im workin on, it was real fun. Got my parts from newegg.com, worked out great.
December 5th, 2003, 03:52 AM
Either build yourself, or get a reasonable ex-corporate box and upgrade it.
I would not recommend an manufacturer built stuff, particularly Dell.....but they stiffed me so I am biased
December 5th, 2003, 02:41 PM
Important Stuff for Computer in Today Age.
1) Get at least 512 MG of Memory!
2) Get a good video card!
3) If your mainboard suck, all your computer will suck.
Those are the 3 points where you need to spend your money. Having the lastest CPU doesn't realy matter since you never realy use 100% the CPU. Integrate Sound Card do a good job unless you're rdy to paid for a sound card and a set of speaker. Good Disk Size is always a plus for the future since all program ate more and more of disk space. A Dvd-Rom + Cr/Rw combo is all you realy need since DVD Burner are NOT standard.
Their alot of other stuff but those are just mostly tweak after. Good Luck!