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    Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    Hey all after 20 years of being out of school I decided to get my BS in IT. So I sweet talked the wife into buying me a laptop for the classes (yeah right). Anyway I bought the following system tell me what you think.

    Dell Inspiron 2650c
    Celeron 1.6 gig
    256megs ram
    16 meg Nvidia Gforce video
    CD (could not get the combo drive)
    30 gig HDD
    15 inch xga video screen

    It unfortunately will be running XP and Word 2000 (its a school thing).

    Okay your thoughts. BTW with the 3 year on site warranty it was under $900 usd

    Ras

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    My thoughts??? Linux and Open Office will take care of that Win XP / Word 2000 problem.

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    I know absolutely nothing about laptops but that sounds like a machine that I would like to have.

    The only thing I think it is missing is a CD-RW.

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    [quote author=garskoci link=board=3;threadid=6503;start=0#61278 date=1046807027]
    My thoughts??? Linux and Open Office will take care of that Win XP / Word 2000 problem.
    [/quote]

    But I need to have access to Access and Excel along with the provided cram guide. You are right Linux on that machine would SCREAMMMMMMMM

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    Set it up to dual-boot.
    I have mine (Latitude 840) doing dual-boot and works fine. I bet all the hardware is linux-friendly.

    I like Dell's. They are very stable and the support is good.

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    i might buy a laptop this year if i get the money, i would probably spend between $1,000-$1,500 as my price range.

    I think I would put linux on or at least dual boot, which company do you think works the best with linux.

    i was thinking about this one....

    http://www.gateway.com/home/prod/hm_ptb_450.shtml

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    If I can save up the money, I'll be buying myself an iBook ($1299 ver) and I'll upgrade the ram and throw in an Airport card. It's gonna be awesome.I only need $1108 more though...

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    Re:Just bought a Laptop Your comments?

    hehe, nice machine....

    I can't help myself...... d00d, j00 4r3 g3tting a d3|| !!

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