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ok, one of my friends is saving for a laptop (i am also but i already picked the one i want). but we are having trouble looking for some. (we can only use newegg since his parents have an account and dont want to buy from anywhere except at newegg or walmart). ok, he wants an amd processor at least 1.8ghz, 15 inch or bigger screen, at least 512mb ram, dvd burner drive, at least 40gb harddrive, and decent graphics (not exactly for gaming but maybe some for him if he cant use his desktop, and they would be older games like Enemy territory wolfenstein so not much power needed there). then the other basics like ethernet slot and ability for wifi....  oh yeah...max price is somewhere around 900 please..maybe 1000 but i am trying to keep it below the 1grand mark for him.

thanks alot in advance :)

starship troopers, and his friend mark ..since it is for him  :roll:

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here are a few

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834115257

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834149046

just curious, why does he want a amd processor, does he not know that a intel mobile processor will blow away a amd one any day.

like this laptop will smoke that $1049 one i posted. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834114239

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wow, that was  a quick response, thanks :)  i talked to him on msn after i posted and its ok to have anything but celeron. i misunderstood him when he said he wanted no celeron i thought he meant no intel pentium or anything...but pentium m's or pentiumd's or whatever are fine. and those laptops look good i may save up for one of those instead. :D

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WOW dlewis23, i really like all those...i think that i like this one the best though  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834115245  for price and performance. and did i read that right that it has an extra card slot? cool, i think i am actually going to get that one instead of the one i was going to get. Thanks man :) really nice suggestions.

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WOW dlewis23, i really like all those...i think that i like this one the best though  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834115245  for price and performance. i think i am actually going to get that one instead of the one i was going to get. Thanks man :) really nice suggestions.

hay no problem anytime, ive actually been looking at that one and that toshiba my self to replace my IBM T30

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im still debating though, if i should get the one you posted here or should i get the one i had been looking at which is right here but either way i (and friend mark) appriciate the help alot! 

hay no problem anytime, ive actually been looking at that one and that toshiba my self to replace my IBM T30

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A few things to think about..  None of these laptop have dedicated video cards.. so you are going to be "sharing" memory from your overall system memory to run your video cards..  It is pretty much common knowledge that the GMA from Intel does not play games.  It will play stuff from maybe 2000 alright.. but other than that it is going to play anything really recent.

I think the best one that has been listed would have to be this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834114240

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yeah i know that the integrated cards share memory. but im not inot gaming on a laptop so that isnt a problem...and if there are games i will put on them it would be like cs 1.6 and maybe wolfenstein enemy territory, but thats it.

that laptop is nice swimmer, i looked at that one as a close pick. but since there is limited $$ i think i will have to let that one go

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thanks dlewis and swimmer, i just figured i'd update. newegg isnt the only place now that is available for us...cyberpowersystems is ok also...which we've already made a "gaming" laptop for 1251...without shipping, tax, etc. here's what it looks like, tell us what you think  here's the link and since every time you open the link it resets the options here's what was selected under: 1.) notebook: MSI MS-1039 Notebook 15.4" Glare WXGA 1280x800 Pixel w/ Mobility Radeon X1600 Video, Turion

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ok, sorry about all these laptop questions, but this is the last question...ok, the graphics in this can be upgraded right? and if so what card is best to get for it?  here's the site

again, sorry for all the ??'s but im a  :newbie:  :evil6:

no the graphics can not be upgraded in that laptop. the only laptops that can have the graphics upgraded are the high end DELL XPS, and alieanware laptops the cost like $3500+

hay and ask all the questions you want, with our a ton of questions this site would be nothing.

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