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  • 25-10-2007 10:09am
    Registered Users Posts: 23,213 ✭✭✭✭

    If you are looking to buy a laptop, please include the following information in your post:

    Budget: How much you are willing to pay. More is not always better

    Intended use: E.g. college work, internet, e-mail, Word processing, programming, games, development, whatever. It makes a big difference.

    Mobility: Generally speaking, the smaller a laptop, the more you will pay for it. So if mobility is not important, make sure and state that

    Warranty: Is a warranty important? Extended warranties tend to be expensive, do you need the piece of mind? Or would you rather wing it and fix the laptop yourself if something goes wrong? I would. :D

    What Operating System do you use? If you are used to using a Windows based pc/laptop, chances are that is the best option. If you use Macs then you might lean towards buying a Mac.

    If you have a general question on a laptop you already own, chances are, it has been answered already. So please, DO A SEARCH. I can't emphasise it enough, especially since search is working again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,847 ✭✭✭✭Overheal

    If you are having a problem with your laptop, please provide the following information where relevant:

    Make and Model: eg, HP Pavillion, Dell Studio, XPS, Lenovo Thinkpad, etc.

    Is it in warranty?

    Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux, OSx

    CPU, RAM, GPU: for example, "2.0ghz Dual Core; 2048MB RAM; nVidia Geforce 8400M GS"

    Software: What software are your running when you have the error? What Anti-virus/Firewall/Internet Security software is your system running? For example, Comodo Firewall, AVG, Avast, McAfee, Norton

    Connection Problems: Who is your Service Provider? What wireless router model do you have? eg. "Linksys, Netgear, Belkin"

    The more information you provide the better able we are to answer your question.

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 23,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭Alanstrainor

    I have closed this thread as it seems a fair amount of new boardsies think this thread is the right place to look for advice instead of starting their own threads. If you have any suggestions/ideas for updating this thread drop me a PM and i can add it in.
    Thread Closed.

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