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Old 27.08.2007, 22:17
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

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I'm not affiliated with any of the four PC shops I linked. I know several satisfied customers of Digitec and PC Labs. I'd never buy hardware in Media Markt but admit that they're cheap sometimes.

PCDesigns I think you should've declared in writing that you own the company instead of just writing: "even better". Sure it is obvious because of your avatar but the standards are high outside the Marketplace Forums. But hey your answer was more helpful than mikejones1...
I think it is quite obvious from PCDesigns avatar & tag line that he has a vested interest in the company. If he is replying to a direct question from a post then there is no problem with him answering & trying to get the business just like we don't mind Evolver answering brown sugar questions with links to his site.
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Old 29.08.2007, 14:05
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Thank you all! guys you all are great. :-)

I think I will have to raise my price levels a bit higher to get good quality.

I intend to use the laptop for all purposes specifically

1. Loads of office work (should be able to work with more than a 100 different applications simultaneously,,, that s the way I have my work profile in my project in office). So a good CPU (please suggest which one is best) and at least 1 GB memory

2. I want to have exellent graphics for gaming ,,, hence need a high resolution screen and strong graphics chip (maybe NVIDIA geforce 256 MB)

3. Big screeen for watching good quality movies. good inbuilt speakers for the same reason.

4. Large disk space for storing large no of songs (3,00,000 songs)

5. and good networking card and wireless cards ofcourse

6. Windows XP or VISTA

7. also its essential to have the laptop supplied with recovery CD and other essential accessories.

Please dont say that its better to buy a desktop, as I know that, but thats not possible for me here. :-)

Also One more thing.... Is it essential to have intel centrino dual core processors? Why cant I have AMD processors ? I have seen an acer laptop with all the above things I mentioned but with an AMD processor. Arent AMD processors good?

Please help me guys!!!
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Old 29.08.2007, 14:13
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

also I would like to check out laptops from other brands like ASUS, HP etc which might provide with good optiosn
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Old 29.08.2007, 14:46
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I'd never buy hardware in Media Markt but admit that they're cheap sometimes.
They can be cheap, but don't be surprised if they don't have it in stock.

Anyone want to buy a vivid green toaster?

No, neither did I, but I liked the white ones that Media Markt had on display.
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Old 29.08.2007, 14:49
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

LOL the cheapest laptop in the world has just become a gaming laptop - laptops often are not that great for gaming ..... and if they are, they're expensive. Do be careful with the latest generation of games and next version of directx on your investment......your gaming needs are your key requirements.
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

yes, i agree, but I wont be playing very high end games on it. any GeForce chip above 128 Mb allows you to play above than average games. I think thats enough. yeah and the high end ones are very expensive, ou of the reach of most of the people. just saw, one dell model , its called the XPS model made for gaming.

But what I was thinking was , a machine made for gaming purpose generally survives any kind of hard extensive use, as it always has a very strong and sturdy design. thats also one of the reason thought I could go for a gaming laptop, but yes that correct, laptops arent there for gaming, but yeah you can reach the average level games (like Max Payne, I guess if anyone has played it) with a 128 Mb Grpahics chip laptop.

I have seen one in interdiscount with the acer model
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1. Loads of office work (should be able to work with more than a 100 different applications simultaneously,,, that s the way I have my work profile in my project in office). So a good CPU (please suggest which one is best) and at least 1 GB memory
I doubt there is anyone in this world who could could use 100 applications simultaneously....

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Old 29.08.2007, 15:38
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I doubt there is anyone in this world who could could use 100 applications simultaneously....



Dream on.
actually 100 applications open will just eat memory and start swapping - so you want 3Gb RAM and a fast HDD for that.

Reading that sort of thing reminds me of the people with 5Gb roaming profiles who complain that logging in and logging out is slow

XPS is nice btw, I was considering one. I even have permission as long as SWMBO gets a MacBook
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

We've had to do some configuring of an XPS for one of our users. It's nicely spec'd and very solidly built, but expect some serious back problems if you have to carry it around often....the thing weighs a ton!
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....the thing weighs a ton!
Keeps the database safe.
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Old 29.08.2007, 16:36
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We've had to do some configuring of an XPS for one of our users. It's nicely spec'd and very solidly built, but expect some serious back problems if you have to carry it around often....the thing weighs a ton!
I was thinking of this XPS:

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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

They've definitely made them look a bit sleeker then if that picture is of the latest range. The one we were playing around with was one of these (the black one with the ribbed top):





It had funky blue lights all over the place if I remember right: backlighting behind the keyboard, from the base etc. The one thing I clearly remember though is the weight!
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Depending on your price range the Alienware Area-51 is a nice spec'd system, costs 1,900CHF (there abouts) and has ...

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66Ghz
ATI Mobility Radeon 128
1GB Ram (79 for 2GB)
80GB HDD (can upgrade anywhere up to 250gb for 168)
DVD-RW
and a whole load of extras

link is here

As i said it really depends on your budget and what you
want but if i was buying a gaming system this is where i
would get it.

You can always buy an external usb drive for the songs
interdiscount has some 160gb models that are about 169CHF
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4. Large disk space for storing large no of songs (3,00,000 songs)
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You can always buy an external usb drive for the songs
interdiscount has some 160gb models that are about 169CHF
actually, if this is 30'000 songs, at 192kbps that would be something like ...... ~180Gb. There are no laptop drives with this capacity yet AFAIK.

If it's 300'000 songs....
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Depending on your price range the Alienware Area-51 is a nice spec'd system, costs 1,900CHF (there abouts) and has ...

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66Ghz
ATI Mobility Radeon 128
1GB Ram (79 for 2GB)
80GB HDD (can upgrade anywhere up to 250gb for 168)
DVD-RW
and a whole load of extras

link is here

As i said it really depends on your budget and what you
want but if i was buying a gaming system this is where i
would get it.

You can always buy an external usb drive for the songs
interdiscount has some 160gb models that are about 169CHF

Forget about playing any modern games with that. Slow HD, 128MB graphics was good 3 years ago, Depending on the FSB and the RAM modules, you'll be clunking through 800x600 screen sizes on any new games.
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actually, if this is 30'000 songs, at 192kbps that would be something like ...... ~180Gb. There are no laptop drives with this capacity yet AFAIK.

If it's 300'000 songs....
You can buy (well I can) 250GB - 2.5" but still only 5400rpms.
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You can buy (well I can) 250GB - 2.5" but still only 5400rpms.
stone the crows - you can get 300Gb for 312 francs...!
Fujitsu MHX2300BT, 4200rpm, 8MB, 2.5", 300GB, SATA
as you say down on RPM though....
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stone the crows - you can get 300Gb for 312 francs...!
Fujitsu MHX2300BT, 4200rpm, 8MB, 2.5", 300GB, SATA
as you say down on RPM though....
Battery would probably die during the seek times..
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

The 128mb Graphics are low, but as i read above or thought i did, as long as the game isn't an FPS or high demanding visuals, 128 / 256 radeon will run a good selection of games, but you wont be able to have them running Max GFX, And considering it started out as "low priced laptop" i wouldn't have expected he wanted something like a 8800.

However an option for this laptop is a GeForce Go 7600 256 (remembering that alienware laptops have interchangeable graphics, quite literally plug and play, so you can upgrade in the future)

Secondly for 106 on top the HDD's on offer are 7200 RPM up to 200gb (206)... and as far as i can tell that is pretty standard for a normal HDD laptop or desktop.

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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

There is no need for the word "most" in the title.

My preference would be to replace it with the word "the".
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