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Srirangan
03 Feb 07,, 02:57
Picked up the latest IBM core duo laptop last evening, the off the shelf config was so sweet that I didn't need to order customizations. INR 60K not bad for 'Rusty'.

Installed Ubuntu server and updated, transfered data all night .. I'm now feeling good!:tongue:

kams
03 Feb 07,, 02:59
Picked up the latest IBM core duo laptop last evening, the off the shelf config was so sweet that I didn't need to order customizations. INR 60K not bad for 'Rusty'.

Installed Ubuntu server and updated, transfered data all night .. I'm now feeling good!:tongue:

Whats the config?

Srirangan
03 Feb 07,, 03:02
Core Duo 1.6
1 Gig DDR (will add another gig of RAM next month)
Decent HDD (100gb, 2 partitions windows-linux, scsi)

hmm.. don't remember the rest .. am pretty tired, haven't slept ;)

kams
03 Feb 07,, 03:07
Core Duo 1.6
1 Gig DDR (will add another gig of RAM next month)
Decent HDD (100gb, 2 partitions windows-linux, scsi)

hmm.. don't remember the rest .. am pretty tired, haven't slept ;)
Ok..I am interested in the video card...go to bed now;) .

speedlover1994
03 Feb 07,, 03:41
Should have gotten a Mac Book Pro!

Have fun anyway

Srirangan
03 Feb 07,, 03:57
Should have gotten a Mac Book Pro!

Have fun anyway
It is over priced.. terribly.. (at least here in New Delhi) .. I don't mind spending, but what's the point if it is not worth the buck?

highsea
03 Feb 07,, 04:11
Sri- XP or Vista??

dave lukins
03 Feb 07,, 04:19
stick to xp..let vista "bed in" look again then make your decision

jame$thegreat
03 Feb 07,, 15:32
I'm looking at buying the outragously expensive Toshiba Qosmio.:biggrin: It is the first laptop to have an HD DVD drive. It also has a finger print scanner and an Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 1.83 GHz. One beautiful piece of kit. First saw it at "Digital Life" at the Javits Center in Manhatten where the first working, playable PS3 was unveiled.

Srirangan
03 Feb 07,, 15:37
Highsea,

Ubuntu w/ LAMP (PS: Linux) ;)

Will test out Vista sometime of course! MS is a seductress :)

kams
03 Feb 07,, 16:03
I'm looking at buying the outragously expensive Toshiba Qosmio.:biggrin: It is the first laptop to have an HD DVD drive. It also has a finger print scanner and an Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 1.83 GHz. One beautiful piece of kit. First saw it at "Digital Life" at the Javits Center in Manhatten where the first working, playable PS3 was unveiled.

If $ is no problem and you are in to serious gaming, have a look at Vodoo (http://www.voodoopc.com/default.aspx). (heck they have laptops with price begining at $5000:) ) .

One day I will buy it....hopefully before I retire.

jame$thegreat
03 Feb 07,, 16:30
If $ is no problem and you are in to serious gaming, have a look at Vodoo (http://www.voodoopc.com/default.aspx). (heck they have laptops with price begining at $5000:) ) .

One day I will buy it....hopefully before I retire.

Well I do enjoy some online game, but mainly I want a good quality computer that I can do school work on and any other thing I desire as it comes up. Most importantly I dont want it to become obsolete in a few years. I have a $2000 Mac G5 in my basement that was my brothers. When it first came out it was the 3rd fastest non-government owned supercomputer in the world. Dont know how to use it very well though...

percentage_plyr
03 Feb 07,, 18:12
i recently got the gateway mx6930
1 GB RAM, 120 GB SATA at 5200rpm, Intel core2 duo,15 inches, DVD writer,Windows XP with vista upgrade for 799$ plus taxes.

Laptos in India are too expensive. At least 25-30% more for the same config.

kams
03 Feb 07,, 18:58
I recently bought 2 of them (none for me, one for Dad and another for brother-in-law :rolleyes: ).

First one on Thanksgiving sale - HP, 15.4" WXGA, AMD 64 X2 1.6 ghz,80 gig HD, 1 gig RAM, NVIDIA graphics, Double layer DVD writer with lightscribe etc for $550
Second one in January, same config as above for $590. Also bought an 160 gig external hard drive for $40.

speedlover1994
04 Feb 07,, 13:39
Yes, the MacBook is overpriced, but personally I think it's worth it!.

James- don't get it, the fingerprint scanner doesn't work. Use your still very useable G5 for a couple more years until you can get an Intel Mac with a Blu-ray DVD drive. And no one can deny that Blu-ray is cool, whether you like it or not.

Endangered
04 Feb 07,, 13:48
when will I get one? :rolleyes: happy to see you guys have got one or the other; makes me work hard, make some money and get one :)

gunnut
05 Feb 07,, 23:01
Ok..I am interested in the video card...go to bed now;) .

The video card should be the generic Intel 945 onboard graphics processor.

texasjohn
05 Feb 07,, 23:44
Core Duo 1.6
1 Gig DDR (will add another gig of RAM next month)
Decent HDD (100gb, 2 partitions windows-linux, scsi)

hmm.. don't remember the rest .. am pretty tired, haven't slept ;)


SCSI? on a laptop? I don't get it.. did you mean firewire? USB external?