Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gayan, Mar 11, 2009.
Back on topic please. Enough of the ridiculous flaming and petty bickering.
Thank you for saying what needs to be said Polaris
I personally have an Acer Tuba, and the first month I had it, well the thing completely died on me
Had to send it back to best buy (thank goodness I got it for free in a raffle), waited some 2 weeks, and everything was dandy; they updated the bios....
I always thought of acer as low quality, but the tuba is a centrino 2...
This extensa (za) looks like it's worth the money- really nice features like an sd card reader and stereo (kinda junk there..) But all in all, get it if it fits what you need in a non-benchmarking/gaming laptop.
Thank you all for the Replies.. Finally I bought a Compaq Presario CQ60-203TX laptop, and I threw in another 2GB ram so now 3GB all together..
T3400 @ 2.16GHz
Unknown (to me.. lol) mobo : Wistron
3GB DDR2 667
GeForce 9200M GE 256DDR2 dedicted
250GB Seagate Momentus. 5400RPM, 8MB cache
16" 1366x768 Display
Everything is OK except HDD temps.. it tops at around 53C.. is that a big deal for a laptop HDD ?
thats quite high!! you should invest in a ssd
i think the hdd has a increased death rate at that temp.
I even have the HDD ventilation grills unblocked all the time,, but... even the CPU/Chipset/Idle GPU doesn't heat up this much.. any solution other than an SSD ?
Thanks in advance
P.S: My Lappy is dead silent.. can't hear the noise even from 2 Feets away
The only brand of laptops I trust are Systemax. They are generally more expensive for the hardware you get but they contain zero bloat, an OS CD to install the OS again if need be, and the support site only gives you content specific to your machine (down to the hardware) so no hunting for specifications.
I've worked on Lenovos, Dells, HPs, Gateways, Compaqs, and Toshibas--all have left me dissatisfied with the erase/install routine and/or in the bloat department.
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