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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:33 pm 
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How good are these laptops? Specifically the 4000LCi-XPP-60GB notebook.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:06 am 
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Looks good, as long as you aren't doing anything graphical.

That's good for music, movies, internet browsing, wireless LAN, burning CD's. It's nice. 1 Year Warranty not so good if you are accident prone.

EDIT> Win XP Pro, sweet. That looks like a really good computer.


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 Post subject: Re: ACER TravelMate
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:26 pm 
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MarkyMark wrote:
How good are these laptops? Specifically the 4000LCi-XPP-60GB notebook.


My biggest beef with it is the tiny XGA screen. Seriously, that's technology from 1998 that should be obsolete now in laptops (with the exception of the 12" Powerbook). It's going to look really bad stretched accross a large 15" screen.

The processor is very good for the price and the battery is amazing. My laptop's battery takes about 8 to 12 hours to charge when it's off, so to have a 1.5 to 3 hour charge time is incrediable.

It's nice to see that they don't charge an extra $60 to $90 for Windows XP Pro.

The 3 in 1 card reader is a bit dated. A 4 in 1 card reader would be a bit more modern and would also be able to squeeze into that space (forget about a 7 in 1 reader though).

The Combo Drive is very good.

It'd be nice if you could get 512MB of DDR333 in one SODIMM instead of two so you'd have the option of upgrading later without having to pull anything out.


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Nice, thanks for the input guys, I appreciate it.

I think I am going to go ahead and get it. It will be more geared towards me using Dreamweaver on the road and when I'm not in my apartment. My desktop is too heavy to be lugging around.


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Would you be interested in letting us know your budget in the case that someone in the forum might find a better deal somewhere else? or are you pretty much sold with that one?


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My sister called me and told me that both her and her boyfriend got this laptop, it's all that I need. An incredible machine. So I think I am pretty much sold on that one.


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Probably a little late, but I have one of those machines also. It's a great machine for under $1,000. It's light, powerful enough for most uses, and has a true 5 hour battery. About the only downside is it's widescreen format, that prevents it from fitting in most of the standard computer bags.


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