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Discussion in 'Laptops & PDAs' started by James sterenberg, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. James sterenberg

    James sterenberg New Member

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    Hi I have a Dell xp1730 which is currently running xp.

    It's the last one before Alienwares took over the gaming arm... Great graphics card and ooodles of memory..


    The battery is dead.. Proper dead.. And I need a new power pack...


    Should I spend the money and update the windows or buy a new laptop? Descison time?
     
  2. Djolovicl

    Djolovicl eTeknix Janitor Forum Mod

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    Its time for new one.
     
  3. Sharif

    Sharif Well-Known Member

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    Time for a new one buddy
     
  4. Sarge_T

    Sarge_T Well-Known Member

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    That thing is ancient...
    DDR2 memory, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM, 4GB RAM... definitely time for an upgrade :)
    I'd use it for old school gaming (games that won't run on anything higher than XP) though!
     
  5. NukeyBee

    NukeyBee New Member

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    definantly a new one
     
  6. Atomfix

    Atomfix Well-Known Member

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    Out with the old. Your in for a new one. Check out the MSI Laptops or ASUS.
     
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  7. Sophia Rivera

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    Agree with Atomfix. Check out ASUS.
     
  8. Emil Henningsen

    Emil Henningsen New Member

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    Do you mobile game a lot? If not, go check out a desktop machine. :)
     
  9. Andreas Theodoulou

    Andreas Theodoulou Active Member

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    If you had to buy a good value for money laptop/notebook around the 500 - 600 euros budget mark , what would you buy ?
     
  10. Atomfix

    Atomfix Well-Known Member

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  11. Hellgador

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    A toshiba satellite or lenovo.
     
  12. Andreas Theodoulou

    Andreas Theodoulou Active Member

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    model numbers?
     
  13. Hellgador

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    Toshiba L50 series and Lenovo Z series
     
  14. pervu

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    Look for refurbished ones. A friend got a brand new refurbished ASUS ROG (packaging was damaged) for a lot cheaper than the normal price.
     
  15. Ene Takane

    Ene Takane New Member

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    Agree the Z series can be pretty good, maybe the build quality might not be as good as the more expensive ones...
     
  16. La Moi

    La Moi New Member

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    buy a new one, I recommend sony vaio from some black market somewhere in columbia...
     

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