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Old 02-12-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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well all i know i posted about this a few months ago and what i should get and well this was just a spur of the moment type deal. my desktop took a dump on me (mind you this is the second desktop that i have brought to the campus but they where both old)

so this morn i went a bought a new puter!! took my mom with me, that was a bad choise. well this one looks pretty. oh my ......

eaither way it was a toss up between the sony vaio with the centrino prossesor 1.7 ghz 60 gb hdd up to 128 vid. 14.5 monitor cd burner 1 gig ram
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gate way amd 64 3000+ 80 gb hdd 15.4 monitor 64 mb vidoe 80 gb hdd dvd burner 1 gig ram


ok which on would you have gotten??? ive alredy have one of them but just seein if i made the right choise. oh ya the gateway was only 100 bucks more the the sony in price diff. just wondering what you all though. ill post back in about an hr with the full stats
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I would've gone with the gateway, based on those specs.
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Gateway.
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Im thinkin gateway myself, only 100 more?
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im trying to find full stats for both of them right now
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Sony VAIO Notebook with Intel® Celeron® M Processor 370 - White
Model: VGN-FS810/W

Intel® Celeron® M processor 370 with 533MHz frontside bus, 1MB L2 cache and 1.5GHz processor speed


512MB PC2-4200 DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 2GB


Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media

BUT the model didnt have a dvd burner
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Gateway Notebook with Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3400+
Model: MX7118

Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3400+* with 64-bit platform; 1600MHz system bus with HyperTransport™ Technology and Enhanced Virus Protection for Windows XP SP2


512MB PC2700 DDR memory for multitasking power, expandable to 1.5GB


Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media



well i went with the gateway. but i uped the ram to 1 gig
im using it for school at this time just for surfing the web and homework.
but next sem, i will be taking a cad class and intro to 3d imaging



oh ya i bought it from bestbuy just cause it was one of them i want it and i have the money so im gonna go buy it now. should have went online but oh well.
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Chalk another vote up in the "Gateway" column"
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Not sure if you really want to be doing CAD on a laptop vs. a specialized desktop.. you know, the kind with a big monitor, dual processors, etc. I would think that the school would have something like that for you to work on though.
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Not sure if you really want to be doing CAD on a laptop vs. a specialized desktop.. you know, the kind with a big monitor, dual processors, etc. I would think that the school would have something like that for you to work on though.
depends on the CAD program... I have run AutoCAD '06 and ProE on my computer and it is FAR from a strong computer.
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Yeah, AutoCAD 2006 is beans for my IBM Thinkpad R51:

Pentium-M 1.6GHz
768MB RAM (originally had 512, either way no sweat)
ATI RADEON Mobility 9000

The downside is the fact that it'* a 15" model, but that also brings some light weight and compactedness...
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