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    I need a lappy for school use, it needs to be able to run XP pro/ word/ network etc.

    second hand as i only have upto $1500 AUD to spend on it

    any ideas on what to look for when buying?
    TT Original

  • #2
    well judging by what you want on it, you will want a pretty big HDD

    oh, and you might want to use win 98 cos xp on a 300 or something is really really slow
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    • #3
      Yeah a lappy capable of running XP well and for 1500 is out of the question.

      98 or even winme runs well on laptops.
      not as well as win2k of course

      :)

      for 1500 you could prolly get a p2 or if your lucky- a low end celery with 64meg ram and a gig or 2 of hdd space

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      • #4
        well this is what i have found so far:
        Toshiba Satilite 2650
        celery 466
        64mb
        DVD
        6GB Hdd
        14.1" active TFT
        3.5 floppy
        bag, books, charger etc.
        $1550

        IBM
        600 celery
        128mb ram
        6.5GB
        13" TFT
        cd
        floppy
        network 100/10
        $1550
        TT Original

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        • #5
          out of those two i would get the ibm, its got more ram faster cpu and it will make winxp just that little bit faster and since its for school, you don't need a DVD drive :)
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          • #6
            Well Dad i checking around ast his work first cos a few piii 800's just got returned 'cos some people wanted better ones, might nab one of them
            TT Original

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            • #7
              out of those two, the IBM is definitely the better deal. You've got 2x the RAM, and built in network.. which saves you buying a PCMCIA card or something for networking.. which you probably will be using with your home PC...

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              • #8
                yeah and so i can suck recorces... i mean transfer my files from teh school network
                TT Original

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                • #9
                  i'd say you'd want at least 256 MB of RAM, if you wanna run XP...

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                  • #10
                    i'm runin it here on 128 just fine :confused:
                    TT Original

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