help me!!

  evo six 17:51 17 Oct 2003
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Hello

I am soon to be a first time laptop buyer....but am totally stuck on what to get. Been searching around for about 3 weeks an all i've managed to achieve is headaches!

I am in uni and have a budget of about 1000ish pounds.

I had considered sony laptops, but their graphics cards left alot to be desired for gaming.

Currently I am looking at a Mesh laptop.

its for 1200...over my budget but im at a point were i am willing to strech that because i just want one asap and to concentrate on studying instead of searching!

The mesh one is spec'd as follows:

P4 2.8Ghz
512mb ram
40gig harddrive
64MB DDR ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility Graphics
15.1" TFT SXGA+ Active Colour Screen (1400x1050)
24x CD Re-Writer & 8x DVD-ROM Drive (Combo)
Built-in 1.44MB, 3.25" Floppy Disk Drive
Built-in 3D Stereo Sound, Speakers & Microphone
Built-in Video Camera
Internet Ready 56Kbps internal Fax Modem
Network Ready Internal 10/100 Ethernet Adaptor
FREE 3 Year Return-to-Base Warranty
Dimensions: 329mm(W)x275mm(D)x36.5mm(H)
Weight: 3.2Kg (Base specification)
FREE Carry Case + Additional Features

Does this seem to be a good buy.

Or any recomendations on similarly priced/spec'd laptops?

bluk is not an issue, but noise is..so it has to be quite.
grpahics for games doesn't have to be the best but i want to be able to play gp4 vice city.

thanks for your help, if your still awake and reading this i really appreciate your time.

Thanks again
:)

  Big Elf 18:04 17 Oct 2003

The only comment I can make is that with a desktop CPU it's unlikely to be quiet and the fan will probably be on all the time.

  keith-236785 11:21 18 Oct 2003

click here have a look at this slightly lower spec (great saving moneywise) laptop.

only downside i can see is the 14" screen

i know it adds to your headache but the money you would save would buy some asprins.

good luck on what you decide.

  SheffieldSpy 11:47 18 Oct 2003

Try the Rock QuaddraXS, it is very good. I have the 2.6-30 model. It seems to play games quite well. At least I'm impressed when I play Colin Macrae 2.0. If you have any games that require DirectX higher than 8.1, you will have problems.

My Quaddra has a desktop CPU and has 5 minutes of silence, followed by 5 minutes of gentle whirling. Much quieter than my Desktop alternative.

If you have your UCAS number still, quote it to Rock and get a 2-3% discount. The discount wasn't an option, when I looked to buy online, so you may need to phone them.

  pj123 12:31 18 Oct 2003

Have you thought about a second user laptop? There are some good bargains to be had out there. Try click here or click here or click here and click on second user.

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