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well there is alot of laptops out there and alot quite good, and i need one. well atleast i want one.

i really dont know witch to get, been looking trough 100's of them and still hard to choose.

so well im just wondering if anyone have any recomendations

im mainly gonna use it for:

writing etc (open office)

making/editing/playing movies

photo editing

making/playing music

some games, but noone with really high requirements

and a little programming, since im learning it slowly but still learning

i think im gonna run gentoo on it, or some linux atleast

so i dont want a mac

price range aint really a big deal, if i want it and like it ill get it sooner or later. so around 1-5000 USD or so. maybe more

or is it maybe cheaper to get a costom one? or maybe make one if its not to hard.

i havent really done alot with a laptop so if its really mutch different from a desktop i dont think i can do it.

but if its similar i know how.

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Why don't you want a mac because you are going to run linux of some sort on it? With a mac you can run all three operating systems without the need for visualizing any of them.

I've just got a MacBook Pro as my first Mac ever and I mainly got it because its has such a great spec, design and build quality, plus now that all of the Apple laptops are on their second revision all the problems with them originally are gone.

I would say get a MacBook Pro or MacBook depending on what you want, even if you are going to format it and put linux on it completely. The advantage of Apple laptops is that I have had no problems finding linux support for all the hardware inside, where my friend with a Compaq has had an awful time.

And no, I am not a Apple representative.

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Get a Dell or a Thinkpad? But buy threw the small business side, not the home supplier. You get a better level of support and less crap.

I don't know about dell...but thinkpads are good laptops. HP has some goods too. I have an history with acer. The internal cd-rom drive died after one year and sony (5 years ago). The laptop was instable with windows...and linux...I really had some hardware troubles with this one. Medion is not so good too. The processor has to run slower now otherwise it's overheating.

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Toshiba was allright until they made those S1's. Every Toshiba I had before that was excellent, but that S1 broke on me three times in most peculiar ways. It was a company laptop and Toshiba's warranty apparently is really good, but I'm sure Sean Kennedy would agree that having gear that's easy to replace when it breaks is just crap, because you'll find that at the time you most need it, it won't be there.

Personally, I'd get an orange one.

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Why don't you want a mac because you are going to run linux of some sort on it? With a mac you can run all three operating systems without the need for visualizing any of them.

I've just got a MacBook Pro as my first Mac ever and I mainly got it because its has such a great spec, design and build quality, plus now that all of the Apple laptops are on their second revision all the problems with them originally are gone.

I would say get a MacBook Pro or MacBook depending on what you want, even if you are going to format it and put linux on it completely. The advantage of Apple laptops is that I have had no problems finding linux support for all the hardware inside, where my friend with a Compaq has had an awful time.

And no, I am not a Apple representative.

MacBook Pro tends to heat quite a lot! is that because of the aluminum case?

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big fan a toshina, i have 2 sattelites for my laptops, as well sas severeal homemade desktops, and i have been windows free for years so i can say that linux will run on the toshiba laptops. almost exclusivly run fedora and gentoo on the laptops and both are working great

I used to like Toshiba but my latest Tecra M4 is a little on the low quality side. And for laptops that get carried around banged and jostled around, you want a good accidental damage warranty(toshiba has that) and good quality(tecra could be better). But I'm using it now and it works fine so take that as well.

I can say Toshiba support has been great, software and tech.

oh and one last thing my M4 has been overheating lately.

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I used to like Toshiba but my latest Tecra M4 is a little on the low quality side. And for laptops that get carried around banged and jostled around, you want a good accidental damage warranty(toshiba has that) and good quality(tecra could be better). But I'm using it now and it works fine so take that as well.

I can say Toshiba support has been great, software and tech.

oh and one last thing my M4 has been overheating lately.

Yeah toshibas are notorius for overheatting, if you have had it a while the heatsink is probably dusty as hell. If your not afraid to open it up, pop the case open and clean it well with compressed air. if you dont want to open it. with the laptop turned off, putting a vacum hose right up to the fans will pull out most of it, and shouldnt break anything.

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hmm since there is alot of sales in january i desided to wait and to see what got cheap, and i saw this. what do you guys think about this one?

Acer Aspire 9303 WSMI Windows Media Center

Windows Vista Ready

Windows Media Center Edition

AMD Turion X2 TL52 prosessor

1024MB RAM

120GB Hdd

17" wide Crystal Bright skjerm

Nvidia G7300 - 128MB/ 256MB hypermemory

Integrated 0,3MPX webkamera

DVD-SM burner

Wireless network

Integrated 10/100 network card

4 USB 2.0 ports

sorry if its badly translated from norwegian, just copy paste and fix from norwegian to english

i dont really care nor want the windows, but wasn't possible to get without. atleast not for the same price or cheaper. But appart from that, please give me your oppinions.

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Sounds like a machine I could use.

What's the battery life on it?

Also, why on earth would anybody provide Windows Media Center Edition with it? Does it have any real media center capabilities? Good quality sound, remote, that sort of thing. I understand you have no plans to use it as such, but that doesn't make it an invalid question.

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2-2,5 hours of battery time

Really dont know why they would provide Media Center Edition with it, they dont say anything about something it could really be used for.

My guess is they just throw in some fancy words to attract people who don't know mutch about computers to but them for the advertisements they see, without really cheking into it.

Though when i read the small text i noticed it says that, you get a free uppgrade to vista with media center, not with xp, only thing you have to pay for is the shipping. witch is 150Nok, so umm like 23USD. So that could be the reason why its delivered with it.

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