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    High Spec Laptop

    As a one-off purchase for our PE Dept I'm looking for a high spec laptop.

    Preferences

    Pentium 2 to 2.3 (ish)
    min 60GB HD
    512 to 1 GB memory
    min 128 for graphics
    DVD writer

    As you've probably guessed they want to upload movies and edit them onto a DVD.

    Any recommendations?

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    A mac book or a mac book pro ( as you can dual boot it with windows xp )

    www.apple.com

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Be reasonable - this is for a PE dept. Dual Boot? It's bad enough with a single boot

    Besides we don't have any macs and it has to connect to our domain. Too much effort just for one mac

    Thanks anyway

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Try the Acer models i have found them to be very good for almost anything
    at a pretty reasonable price.

    http://www.acer.co.uk

    just watch your licensing OK

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    The thing with iBooks is, they aren't that good, they are just expensive, which people mistake for good. You could get a similar spec'd machine for less dosh than having a shiny apple logo on it!

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    I know someone who has just got one of these.

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

    Great piece of kit and good spec for the price.

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    How about that new Toshiba that bounces?

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    Besides we don't have any macs and it has to connect to our domain. Too much effort just for one mac
    It's a pitty that you don't know how easy it is to get a Mac to authenticate from AD.

    At under £800 for a well specced MacBook with 1GB RAM, 60GB HD, Bluetooth, WiFi and Firewire. It even comes with Video Editing software, DVD+/- Dual Layer Burner and DVD Authoring software. It's a shame that it's "too much effort" though.

    Honestly, what is it that people have against macs? They serve a purpose as much as a Windows machine or a Linux server does.

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Sysman_MK:- I know someone who has just got one of these.

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

    Great piece of kit and good spec for the price.
    Just had a look at that dell one and looks good and not bad for price... nice find sysman

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Its SO easy to get OSX Authenticate to a Windows DC ! - be reasonable ! looks at the specs !

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    The thing with iBooks is, they aren't that good, they are just expensive, which people mistake for good. You could get a similar spec'd machine for less dosh than having a shiny apple logo on it!
    Pitty that for the £779 price tag it's only a 1.66Ghz CPU and it comes with Windows MCE so you'll need to upgrade it to Pro to hook it up to your domain. So when you add the 2Ghz CPU and bring it up to the same spec as the MacBook it suddenly jumps in price to over £1000 ex VAT.

    That <£800 MacBook just keeps looking better and better

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by indie
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    The thing with iBooks is, they aren't that good, they are just expensive, which people mistake for good. You could get a similar spec'd machine for less dosh than having a shiny apple logo on it!
    Pitty that for the £779 price tag it's only a 1.66Ghz CPU and it comes with Windows MCE so you'll need to upgrade it to Pro to hook it up to your domain. So when you add the 2Ghz CPU and bring it up to the same spec as the MacBook it suddenly jumps in price to over £1000 ex VAT.

    That <£800 MacBook just keeps looking better and better
    And its an inspiron so dont expect it to last...

    Personally id go with the mac book.

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    I have 3 generations of Powerbook here (G4 Ti, 17 G4, Intel MacBook Pro) that all work perfectly. Which is more than can be said for the Inspiron's with dodgy screens and hinges that we've had.

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    As I'm about to give my school laptop up, I'm looking to buy as high a spec for as cheap as possible.

    I think I'm gonna go with EuroPC, get one of their Dell return/refurbs with a 3yr Warranty... if nothing else, at least I've got 3yrs peace of mind...

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Most will come with 3year rtb warranty its what goes into them afterwards cos laptops usually if taken care of will last for quite a number of years. I have a dell ispiron 5000 which is about 7 years old still going strong but other dell laptops have bin and gone so i tried acers and for the money and the specs with warranty they have done us proud for the last two years. so you pays yer money and yer takes yer choice there is good and bad in all.

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