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Old Oct 21, 2006, 12:43pm   #8
 
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Up to an AR now by the looks of it...

http://vaio.sony-europe.com/ShowProd...ony-europe.com
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 1:02pm   #9
 
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Hi wasp

I have two dell laptops both old and ancient I must admit, but very reliable and still going strong. if I were in the market for a new laptop it would be a dell.

before you decide which make to go for, may I recommend you check the help & support pages to check how good the company are at supporting your gleaming new machine. eg upgrading instructions complete with diagrams, software downloads, forums etc.

have fun choosing your new machine, you lucky chap

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Thanks Don, always reassuring to hear good comments on models/brands. don't want to be getting anything that'll die on me in 6 months!
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 1:03pm   #10
 
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Very interesting.....

I noticeed that on these AR models Sony is shipping it's 'blue ray' DVD's......

I am not sure that I would like these at this early stage.....So I would make sure that the DVD would also work with 'normal' DVD's as well.....

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Up to an AR now by the looks of it...

http://vaio.sony-europe.com/ShowProd...ony-europe.com
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 1:06pm   #11
 
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Very interesting.....

I noticeed that on these AR models Sony is shipping it's 'blue ray' DVD's......

I am not sure that I would like these at this early stage.....So I would make sure that the DVD would also work with 'normal' DVD's as well.....

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Not even heard of the 'blue ray' before and to be perfectly honest, I don't even want a DVD drive. Its gonna be purely a trading machine so as long as I can get quick internet WIFI access and run my brokers and quotetracker thats all I want.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 1:12pm   #12
 
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have to get a laptop as I travel quite a lot. I allready have a desktop but need a good notebook too.
Ok mate, understand your position.. I would avoid any laptop that is hyped for it's gaming abilities, as they will be overpriced, imho (and I'm, like you not the most tech savvy) the power you require for trading should be covered comfortably by most mid range stuff. I have used a Thinkpad A22 for some time now, but it's nearing it's bus pass time. Not sure how the Thinkpad stacks up for quality now since they were taken over by Lenovo, I believe you can still customise a build on their site.
Toshiba are hard to beat for quality notebooks.
Another site that may be of help, has some good reviews.
http://www.notebookreview.com/
An article on the whole process of deciding what to get.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-7602_7-1016082-1.html
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Yes I know what you mean when you say the you want a computer to do a specific task

I have a machine that is purely for simulator gaming as both me and my son are keen simmers......

But then the box spec also has items that come pre installed so did not have any choice.....

Unlike Dell, where you can ask for specific bits, Sony will come installed with the latest gismoz.....But as I am keen music lover, I was very pleased with the audio software that comes preloaded with Sony laptop....

I have DVD RW so I use that to back up/archieve my files.....It holds approx 4.3 GB which is lot more than a CD....

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Ok mate, understand your position.. I would avoid any laptop that is hyped for it's gaming abilities, as they will be overpriced, imho (and I'm, like you not the most tech savvy) the power you require for trading should be covered comfortably by most mid range stuff. I have used a Thinkpad A22 for some time now, but it's nearing it's bus pass time. Not sure how the Thinkpad stacks up for quality now since they were taken over by Lenovo, I believe you can still customise a build on their site.
Toshiba are hard to beat for quality notebooks.
Another site that may be of help, has some good reviews.
http://www.notebookreview.com/
An article on the whole process of deciding what to get.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-7602_7-1016082-1.html
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Yes I know what you mean when you say the you want a computer to do a specific task

I have a machine that is purely for simulator gaming as both me and my son are keen simmers......

But then the box spec also has items that come pre installed so did not have any choice.....

Unlike Dell, where you can ask for specific bits, Sony will come installed with the latest gismoz.....But as I am keen music lover, I was very pleased with the audio software that comes preloaded with Sony laptop....

I have DVD RW so I use that to back up/archieve my files.....It holds approx 4.3 GB which is lot more than a CD....

regards

zambuck
Cheers guys.

I enjoy my music too but not a gamer and will keep my tecra for personal use for the meantime as I really like the machine. Good point regards the DVD Zambuck as I do use excel and would be handy to have the backup facility.

Thanks for the links RT but its hard, not being overly tech minded, sifting through as the guide goes down either the gaming route or the business route yet for trading spec its between the two really.

I like the facilities of the Dell site as it gives you the option to nearly custom build your notebook yet the Sony, thinkpad and toshiba makes all have their own virtues. If only you could take the best of each and really custom build!

I am leaning towards the Sony or Dell and keep the toshiba for personal use. As a matter of taste I didn't find the old thinkpad that comfortable to use.
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