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Old 07-06-2005, 11:46 PM
schilling38 schilling38 is offline
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Default Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

I have searched the forum and found a couple somewhat helpful messages but figured I'd open up a new thread with some new questions.

- From what I've read, 17" WUXGA is the way to go if you plan on 4 tabling ever. Does this sound right?

- Also, RAM of 512 or more is a must, and HD should be 7200 RPM. Does this sound right?

- Should the processor be an Intel Pentium M or a Celeron M?

- It seems like Dell offers the best deals, especially with websites like gottadeal.com, slickdeals.net and others - Would most people recommend a Dell? If so, WHICH MODEL?

Thanks in advance! Add anything that I forgot to ask...
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:38 AM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

Just say no to CELERON.

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Old 07-07-2005, 02:04 AM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

The Dell Inspiron 9300 is nice with a 17" display and support for 1920x1200 resolution. As for the processor, I don't think the Celeron M is a terrible choice, though I don't know if the 9300 even offers a Celeron. IIRC, the only difference between the Celeron M and the Pentium M is that the Pentium M has more cache and has battery saving (speed-step?) optimizations enabled.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

ok, some helpful advice - anything else? Would you go for a different model or is 9300 the way to go?
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

I'm about to buy this:

Inspiron 6000D
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730 (1.60 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
15.4 inch UltraSharp WUXGA LCD Panel
512MB DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms
64MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY™ RADEON X300 PCI Express x16 Graphics
60GB Hard Drive
Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps)
No productivity suite - Corel WordPerfect word processor only
New! Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition 15-months
Musicmatch® Jukebox Basic
6-cell Lithium Ion Battery (53 WHr)
1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr Technical Support
6 Months EarthLink Internet Access Included
Photo Album™ SE Basic
Award Winning Service & Support
No QuickBooks package selected- Includes limited use trial

for $1041. I need mine to be a little more portable though, and not as bulky, so I stayed away from the 9300. Bad move? Maybe, but this is more in my budget too. Unless something crazy happens in the next couple hours, this is what I'm buying.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

cool - do you plan on 4 tabling on the 15" monitor?
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:21 AM
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It'll have the resolution for it, so I'm sure I'll give it a shot. I really don't think it'll be that bad. Other players on here play with it. The 17" would definitely be optimal though.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

Do yourself a favor and don't get a dell, my family has had 3 dell laptops, and all of them were riddled with problems. I just got a Sony Vaio A690, it does 1900x1200, burns dvds and everything else. I would at least give it a look, I love it so far. Anyway, just my .02, enjoy whatever you get.
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:13 AM
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mmbtone, i have a nearly identical system to the one you have spec'ed out. it's well worth it.

3 dell laptops? Am I allowed to call shenanigans on sample size?
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Laptop poker addicts: Which Laptop to Buy? Dell/Toshiba/Other?

do you 4 table on it smb?
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