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Old 09-17-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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ultimate laptop


if you had unlimated resources (ie your boss was paying) and were buying a laptop that would be dual boot linux/windos, what laptop would you buy?

must have max ram, wireless net (and ethernet), dvd burner, huge screen, opteron processor...


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Old 09-18-2003, 04:46 AM   #2
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i dunno but here in school we use toshiba's: Toshiba Satellite Pro M10 ...
windows works fine
dunno bout linux, but I'm sure its a very good laptop according to price quality
 
Old 09-18-2003, 01:24 PM   #3
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I'm about to get a Dell D800 - I'll let you know how it works.

http://www.dell.com/us/en/hied/produ...latit_d800.htm
 
Old 09-18-2003, 10:00 PM   #4
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so far from searching around i have read very good things about toshiba - but i have not found if they use the opteron processor yet. i have read some good things about Dell, but i also read a lot of not so good things. it seems as if sony is a no go, as well as compaq.

right now i am checking out alienware. i haven't read or seen too much, but a friend said they are pretty good. i'm looking to do intense graphics, 3d modeling, rendering, and animation (photoshop, formZ, maya, 3dstudio max, poser, indesign, etc.).

thanks,

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Old 09-19-2003, 09:11 AM   #5
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so far from searching around i have read very good things about toshiba - but i have not found if they use the opteron processor yet. i have read some good things about Dell, but i also read a lot of not so good things. it seems as if sony is a no go, as well as compaq.

right now i am checking out alienware. i haven't read or seen too much, but a friend said they are pretty good. i'm looking to do intense graphics, 3d modeling, rendering, and animation (photoshop, formZ, maya, 3dstudio max, poser, indesign, etc.).

thanks,

m
Unfortunately I don't have a choice as that's our corporate standard.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 now and I did have to get on the internet and find out how to get the video to work properly. That's how I came across this site!
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:59 PM   #6
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There are some Toshibas that can even function like TvIo's and many of the high end ones include Nvidia graphics so you're almost guarrenteed 3D Accel.

and they're widescreen
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:27 AM   #7
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Ive owned my dell inspiron 4100 for a year and a half now and it works flawlessly with RH 9. Everything from fan, touchpad, to wireless card works like a charm. The only thing that I had to configure was my xf86 config to get my resoulution of 1400 x 1150. And of course the touchpad. Everything was detected by default.

Check out the 8200 series Inspiron. They make 15 inch screens with 1600 x 1200 res if thats what you want. You can mix and match pieces on the laptop till you find the right components.

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/

Edit:

GAh...! I just read your post about all the video, rendering and animation you want to do. Your probably better off getting a powerbook G4 titanium. The motorolla processor is built for that sort of vector processing/fpu's etc... And OSX IS the free BSD kernel. If your boss is going to foot the bill what in the hell more could you want!

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Old 09-26-2003, 07:36 PM   #8
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here is what i ended up getting:

http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/ZX7/

i got 60GB 7200rpm HD
1GB of 333MHz DDR SDRAM
wireless, ethernet
8x DVD w/ cd/rw burner
and some other stuff

they seemed to be rated fairly high, and it had everything i wanted except the AMD athlon 64 or opteron processor. it will be here in about three weeks and i can't wait.

m
 
Old 09-26-2003, 07:41 PM   #9
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i like it . looks very nice
 
Old 09-27-2003, 07:33 PM   #10
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i just got a syntax from hugebee (hugebee.com) its top of the line in many ways. im still working on getting mandrake running, but it runs slackware like a charm.
check internetishop.com for decent deals
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:37 PM   #11
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Ibm is comming out with a T42 in a week or so. It is the only note book that i know of with 2MB of L2 cash
 
Old 05-20-2004, 10:20 AM   #12
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Everyone's opinion of ultimate will be different. For example I want to be able to carry my laptop everywhere so I don't want a huge screen or dvd to add weight. Right now I run a Dell latituce C400 which is a 12" screen, no removable media drives and weighs 3lbs and is 1" thick with a bunch or ram and a 60G Hdd. My ultimate would be a tablet that is 1/2" thich, weighs 1lb, has a screen that is the same size as an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and can be used in portrait mode, can run for 10 hours on its battery, has 4G RAM and a 200G 2.5" 7200rpm hdd and will act as a cluster node when in range of my home wireless and use another system/server to do part of its work.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 02:58 PM   #13
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I'm getting one of these in August!

Price as Configured: $3,629.00

Aviator AX6 in Reflexxion Series Black Sapphire Metallic
(No Keyboard Selected)
(No Mouse Selected)
3400+ AMD Athlon™ 64 DTR Processor w/ PowerNow!™ Tech. (800MHz FSB)
VIA K8T800 + VT8235 Chipset Mobile Motherboard for AX6
1024MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM SODIMM
1024MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM SODIMM
ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro Turbo 128MB for AX6 (w/ TV Out)
(No TV Tuner Selected)
80GB 5400rpm Ultra ATA Hard Drive w/8MB Cache
2X DVD-R/W Drive w/ DVD Recording Software
(No Additional Battery Pack)
15.1" SXGA+ High Contrast Active Matrix LCD Display (1400x1050)
Guaranteed No Dead or Partially-Lit Pixels
Built-in Sound Blaster Compatible Audio (AX6)
(No Speakers Selected)
Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet Controller
Internal 802.11b+g Turbo 108Mbps Wireless Mini PCI Network Adapter
D-Link DBT-120 Wireless Bluetooth USB Adapter
Integrated V.92 56K Fax/Data Modem
Non-Operating System Setup (Blank HD). Only Testing and Burn-in
(No Printer Selected)
1Year 9/5 Toll-Free Tech Support w/ DEPOT Service & Lifetime Support

http://www.hypersonic-pc.com/2001/systems-mobile.htm
 
  


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