Two Plus Two Older Archives

Two Plus Two Older Archives (http://archives2.twoplustwo.com/index.php)
-   Computer Technical Help (http://archives2.twoplustwo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=46)
-   -   Help me choose a laptop +NSFW (http://archives2.twoplustwo.com/showthread.php?t=406798)

12-29-2005 03:01 AM

Re: Help me choose a laptop +NSFW
 
[ QUOTE ]
if im buying from dell, which video card will allow me to multi-table on a 15 inch screen?

Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 [Included in Price]
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X300 64MB HyperMemory™ [add $50 or $1/month2]
128MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY™ RADEON X300 PCI Express x16 Graphics [add $119 or $4/month2]

Also, can someone comment on the EV of warranties etc.?

[/ QUOTE ]

Get bad video card + upgrade
In my experience, warranties are +EV, but supposively ther are -EV or companies wouldn't push so ahrd for you to buy them.

smoore 12-29-2005 03:05 AM

Re: Help me choose a laptop +NSFW
 
Those extended warrantees are definitely -EV, otherwise the store wouldn't offer them. Why would a retail outlet offer something where it expected to lose money? Dealer hits on 19... NOW we're talking.

12-29-2005 03:24 AM

Re: Help me choose a laptop +NSFW
 
is McAfee virus scan good? My last computer didnt even have virus protection [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img], so im a n00b here.

12-29-2005 03:26 AM

Re: Help me choose a laptop +NSFW
 
[ QUOTE ]
is McAfee virus scan good? My last computer didnt even have virus protection [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img], so im a n00b here.

[/ QUOTE ]

It's fine, all the major labels are going to be good enough for basic use. I personally use Kaspersky, as I like the additional features it offers, but it might not be for everyone. Norton or McAfee should be good for the intermediate user.

CORed 12-29-2005 02:28 PM

Re: Help me choose a laptop +NSFW
 
[ QUOTE ]
is McAfee virus scan good? My last computer didnt even have virus protection [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img], so im a n00b here.

[/ QUOTE ]

McAfee is decent, but I have one big beef with it. The auto-updates don't install unless you're logged on as an administrator. I use a non-administrator account for day-to-day use (which is good practice often keeps viruses and spyware from installing), but whenenver the ne definitions download, I get a popup and have to log in to an andmin account before they will actually install. They should run the auto-update un Local System or an Admin account so the automatic updates are really automatic without forcing you to compromise your security by running as an admin.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.