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Purchasing a new laptop with Vista want XP

Q: Purchasing a new laptop with Vista want XP

I didnt know whether to put it in the Vista forum or the XP forum so I put it here. Question. I have heard that the license that comes with a Vista product will work for a XP Pro installation. Is this correct? Will I be able to install XP Pro using the Vista license or would I have to purchase a new XP Pro license, or at least use one that we have?

Thanks.

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A: Purchasing a new laptop with Vista want XP

Only if you have Vista Business or Ultimate ... (According to this) ...
http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005512.html

Don't know anyone who's done it yet.

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Hope this isn't a repeat but here goes.

I need to buy and get to know Vista ASAP.

I'm not sure which version to get ?

Also could use some tips on getting the best possible price.

The main purpose is for educational training for myself so I can continue to help nonprofit organizations with their computer needs.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Purchasing Vista

Home Premium would probably be fine since those organizations would probably not be using Ultimate. Even if they are, it's not that different. For the best price, get an OEM version. Home Premium is only $119 (instead of $239).

Buying OEM versions of Windows Vista: The Facts
 

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I'm not sure if I'm on the right board or not, but I'm giving this a go.

I have a superb desktop but recently a need has arose for a laptop. I need something rather cheap, my expenses are up right now and I can't really go over $500, (I know, not many good ones that cheap)

My only requirements (other than the standard stuff) is the ability to smoothly run all Adobe CS2 applications (not simultaneously), would you say any of these computers could handle it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101058
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&No=60&N=200334&product_code=346852#ts
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&No=140&N=200334&product_code=346849
 

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As my previous thread "HP Laptop doesn't work" I am planning to get a new one. I still plan to fix the old one to give to my Dad. Which was the original plan before I dropped the laptop.

I kinda like the Asus laptops but the 17.3 is so wide it won't fit in my carrying case at almost 18 1/2" wide. The Dell Studio 17 doesn't seem bad but would prefer a 17.3". I can spend about $900 and want something that has good reliability.

I primarily will use the laptop as a desktop replacement.
Internet
Office 2007
Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks CS3
Working on Website
Going to school online.

I am not into gaming except for the occasional game of hearts. However, I would like to connect the laptop to the LCD 1080p Television I plan to purchase in the near future.

There are so many choices and brands out there: Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, MSI, etc... it is scensory overload.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:Purchasing a new laptop

I like HP...
 

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Ok, I'm looking for a laptop under 2000$ that is powerful (um, something above 2.8ghz that's not a celeron), upgradable (that is in graphics card and up to 2gigs of ram) plus a case that looks cool (kinda like the alienware laptops). I've seen the new AMD 64's for only 1,600$ but they don't have nifty cases. Any ideas my dear friends?
 

A:I need help purchasing a new laptop.

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Hello, I need a new laptop and I'm not quite sure where to start because I know nothing about computers. I know that I need something that is very durable because I move my laptop a lot. I do a lot of music downloading, so I guess I need something with plenty of memory, I'm not quite sure. I was reading that it was good to get an external hardrive to add on to the internal hardrive, but I don't know if that's hard to do. I was thinking of going through Dell, but not sure if that is the best bet. If anyone can give me some tips and recommendations, that would be great! Thank You
 

A:Need Help with Purchasing a Laptop

I would go to dell. Get me one of them XPS lappys lol.
 

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I'm in the market for a laptop. I've settled on one that looks good, but I'd like to get a second opinion. I'd most likely use the computer for word processing, running iTunes, and light-to-moderate gaming. I'd also like to not spend more that $575 on it (yeah I'm a cheapskate, I know ). Anyway, here we go:

Compaq V5000Z Series Notebook PC

OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Processor: AMD Sempron(TM) 3300+ (2.0GHz/128KB L2 Cache)
Display: 15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800)
Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM (1x256MB)
Graphics Card: 128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
Hard Drive: 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (Q: Does this write DVDs and CDs, or just CDs?)
Networking: Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Primary Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software: Microsoft(R) Works/Money

Final Price: $489.99 (after rebates and savings )
So, any thoughts?
-Vroom
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop: What do you think?

I would up the Ram to 512MB, 256 will work but you will get a big performance boost from 512.....especially since the graphics card will be using some of the system memory for itself.....

as for gaming....don't plan on too much with a laptop...that graphics chipset won't play much.........
 

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Do you have a recommendation re: buying a laptop with 4GB ran dual core must have windows XP home???

A:purchasing a laptop

what do you mainly use a laptop for, gaming, school, general usage. It makes a difference.

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I am looking for a nice decent stable laptop that i can if possible run Windows and Linux on. I am also considering doing the Mac OS X on there but not sure. Ive never used OS X or rather any mac before but i am after all a Geek and need to know how to use them. Price Range: as low as i can. its not going to be a power pc or anything just something to get me through the day, possibly doing some Wireless Security Checking for clients and general things like typing and such. Any laptops that dont break down so bad over time? For instance: My sister purchased a compaq 2 years ago. so far she has had, A Failure, DVD drive failure, Screen failure, and keyboard failure. Anything anyone can suggest. Pretty much any software issues i can easily take care of myself so i dont really need the tech support i just NEEd FAST hardware repairs if the computer breaks down. Apple i hear makes a nice pc. probably a grand is my max price just doing some browsing. Or i plan on just getting a desktop i build from scratch which will do about 5 times the power as any laptop i can get for the same price, more stability, but no portability. The whole idea of carrying a small laptop around would be nice.
 

A:Purchasing a laptop

they do make very small factor boxes these days
I have a HP dv5094ea - excellent machine and great value for money given the spec
1GB memory
100GB HDD

but it is a HP which meged with compaq 4 years ago...
 

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What is the most durable/best long lasting type of laptop that you can purchase? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop???

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I'm in the market for a new 15.6 laptop. Iíve been testing one of the new Acer models and it appears to be the best bang for the buck. It comes with a multitude of features including at least 4G Ram, 350G HD, Four (4) USB ports, HDMI, Modem, Card reader, Video, audio, microphone inputs, 8 X DVD, Web Cam, Windows 7, Intel Processor, etc, etc., for about $650 at Costco. The only downside I see is the terrible Acer support. Doesn't seem they have much interest in supporting their products. Their English is very difficult to understand and they are quick to hang up. Costco is the big plus. Two year warranty support and 90 days full refund if you are not satisfied. I'm not familiar with Acer at all and need some opinions. Does anyone have an opinion about Acer and please let me know what other brands you would recommend that can match up with these features and price?
 

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Hello,

I am purchasing new laptop. I am tired with boot speed & performance of SATA drives & want to go with SSD.

Currently, I am comparing
XPS 17 Laptop - Feel the Thrill with 3D Laptop Screen | Dell
&
XPS 15z Laptop Details | Dell
&
Premium Laptop, Professional Audio Laptop | HP Envy

My requirements are

-> Slim & Stylish
-> SSD drives for OS & Sata for data
-> Long battery life
-> Shouldn't more than 7-8 lbs

Remaining things like Processor, RAM etc any thing will work from Core i7 range & 8GB will be good. Not high end gaming cards, just normal will work. I don't want any heating & rebooting issues.

I hope someone will help to choose some good laptop.

BUDGET is not an issue.

Waiting for some responses.

Regards

A:[Help] Purchasing new laptop

Well given the three choices I would automatically lean toward the HP. I have a grudge against Dell, they don't stand behind their products and their tech support is hopelessly useless. I've had good luck with the HP machines I've worked with. I currently run an Acer *See my system specs. that has been great. They just released a bunch of second gen iCore powered machines, might be worth a look.

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What are the main points to look for when puchasing a laptop in the price range up to about ?700.It will be used in the main for e-mailing,surfing the internet and games.Is a SSD superior to a hard disk drive and if so are there any drawbacks with them.Also what processor would you recommend.Any advice and guidance would be appreciated..

A:Purchasing a New Laptop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by denwilliam


What are the main points to look for when puchasing a laptop in the price range up to about ?700.It will be used in the main for e-mailing,surfing the internet and games.Is a SSD superior to a hard disk drive and if so are there any drawbacks with them.Also what processor would you recommend.Any advice and guidance would be appreciated..


Obviously features and basic specifications would be a primary consideration, but I'd also give a lot of thought to build quality and support---what is going to happen if you have failure of some type within warranty?

SSDs are inferior only as regards price and capacity. They are noticeably faster than standard drives. If your laptop will hold only 1 hard drive, an SSD may not be large enough to hold all of your data--in which case go with a standard HDD.

At your budget, I'd guess you can get an Intel processor of some type. They are generally better performers in the mid and upper price ranges.

If you have a supplier picked out, maybe you can post a link to the web site.

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I've gone ahead an ordered the y510p, Thanks for the help.



I live in Indiana, USA



My current laptop has probably died on my graphics wise, and I'm planning on getting a new laptop. Whether or not Wal-Mart abides by the warranty I purchased from them.





It's the sort of screen corruption seen when the integrated graphics are shot. The laptop probably needs a new motherboard. Playing high intensity video games for long periods on laptops isn't a good idea unless they have been designed to do the job. That warranty should come in handy.Click to expand...



With this in mind, I want to purchase a laptop that can handle prolonged gaming, as that is my primary use for the laptop. The secondary usage is for my college courses. As I have not spent much time comparing computer products, I'm not sure where to begin my search, or what to look for.



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My current laptop is an Inspiron N5050
Intel Core i3-2330M Processor
4GB Memory
Integrated Intel HD Graphics (Stupid no 3D shadow shading)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dell Stage software



The main games I play are Minecraft, Pay Day 2, and League of Legends. I would like to play games such as cube world, Planet Side 2 without lag as I have invested money into them, but not had that much opportunity to play extensively due to current lag issues.



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A:Looking for advice on purchasing a laptop

Bought my son a Sager from Xotic PC. They certainly build gaming systems and they give you some latitude to configure. Their customer service is excellent. I never heard of them before until I went here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/ and through research - a ton of research - I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Other excellent companies are PC Digital, Power Notebooks, and Mythlogic. Seriously, check them out.
 

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Current one is down on its last legs, umm so looking for the usual, good deal, but yet somehow built for gaming. Is www.IBuyPower.com a reliable site? Been eyeing a computer they have

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/configurator.aspx?mid=249

Basically I would like something that won't be outpaced my minimal system requirements for games for at least the next 2 years, don't need max, just playability is fine with me oh and something that can easily handle current games like Oblivion and The Orange Box. Current one crashes on portal which was a sign....

How important is CPU speed? Dell has some great deals but all their duo core processors are 1.5 GHz and no graphics chip to speak of...
 

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So I'm thinking about buying a new laptop!

I've got a set of questions for you.

Background Info: I've pretty much decided that I want the current Dell Inspiron 1420, or that I want to wait for the new studio/inspiron laptops to be released (there seems to be controversy over how exactly the newer laptops will fit into the current lines of laptops as well as when they will be released.) Here's a link about them: http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/03/dell-studio-line-details-leak-out/

Other things to keep in mind: I'm not in a huge hurry to replace my current laptop (which is a dell inspiron 8600), but I kind of want to I'm slightly nervous about it since that blue screen incident (even though that turned out to be not a big deal)--it also does some other slightly disconcerting things, like beeping upon startup (which apparently indicates errors?), the screen flickers sometimes (particularly when it's not plugged in), and the fan is louder than it used to be (I think). I don't know if any of this indicates anything very negative, but these things combined with the age of the system (about five years) makes me slightly nervous--whether that is justified or not. *shrug* I would also like to be able to at least have the option of carrying the laptop to campus when I need to without dreading it--my current laptop is very heavy, and I can't take it if I have almost anything else to take with me.

On to the questions!
1. Do you think I s... Read more

A:Purchasing a Laptop--Many Questions!

personally i would wait.
When you do buy a laptop i would make sure it has a core 2 duo at least 2.0ghz with at least 2gb memory and a 250gb hard drive...

If you could afford it i would actually go with:

which i believe also has a new model coming out this month or next..
 

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I need to purchase a 3rd machine for my wife that will not have the heavy use of her office and home Win7 desktops. That would mainly be used at meetings for spreadsheet, Word, Quickbooks and mail. We'll get the same machine for her brother whose use is minimal.

We had previously purchased the now not available Acer 15.6" Aspire Windows 8 Laptop i3-3217U 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB | V5-571-6891 for another person at her office and he's been very pleased with the machine since.

The wrinkle in the pending purchase is the OS. I do not want Win8 for either of the machines. The current crop of Acer Aspires in the referenced price range ($5-600) come with Win8. The only Win7 machine I'm finding that BOTH is listed as a good machine and comes with Win7 is the Lenovo Edge. I've always had Thinkpads (model T) but the reviews all discuss woes with the trackpad and left/right clicker.

I'm sure I've missed something and that there is a machine(s) that fits my bill and YOU likely know the answer so I'm listening...

Mark

A:Purchasing inexpensive laptop?

I found a site with a few Win 7 PC's. I just Googled "Laptops with Windows 7".

Windows 7 Laptops

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Hi there,

Apologies if posting in the wrong thread!

I have recently purchased a CEH course and it has supporting documents which talks about running labs. As I will be running a few VMs it has said there are some minimum spec requirements of the laptop/desktop.

Can someone help me on finding a laptop/desktop with the below specs? My budget is not huge and I was initially thinking if I buy a low level spec device and then upgrade individual modules to meet the min requirements. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz 64-bit CPU or better (multiple cores is preferred)
16 GB RAM (32 GB or more is recommended)
200 GB free disk space, 7200 RPM or faster drive (SSD is preferred)
DVD drive
1 Ethernet network adapter
Sound card
Internet access
Wireless network adapter (built-in or USB)
Thank you in advance.
 

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I am wanting to check that the Notebook is maybe able to be upgraded in the future to a larger SSD without resorting to expensive technician soldering tasks - i.e. is the SSD simply a plug in device like the older generation notebooks?  ThanksOBuck 

A:I am looking at purchasing a 14-AL027TU laptop

Hi,Specs: https://support.hp.com/lamerica_nsc_carib-en/product/hp-pavilion-14-al000-notebook-pc-series/1086215...Your laptop came with 256GB M.2 2280 SATA-3 SSD. It is not soldered, it is plug and use.Video guide: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862154&MEID=65618DC0-D54F-403A-B3DA-F4E22780C9BFManual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05122703I just bought a HP Pavilion 14 al111tx notebook which is having exactly same internal configuration like yours.If I think in putting M.2 SATA SSD, I'll go for this one: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-Internal-MZ-N5E500BW/dp/B00TGIW1XGNow it's currently having Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD replacing factory built in hard drive. Just upgraded 2 weeks back.RegardsVisruth

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Hi there,

I'm very new to the computer world and am really looking forward to purchasing a laptop for my boyfriend for his brithday. Trouble is. I'm not sure what to look for, what to look out for and most importantly..... that's in my price range... He would be using it for school.. so basically internet researching plus doing some research papers

Used/Refurbished/New.... doesn't matter to me... as long as it's in decent condition ....

Second it needs to be wireless internet.. preferrably built in wireless..

Third, this is the main one.. My ceiling limit is $500 CDN.....

Does anyone have any leads to this???????

Thanks!!!!
 

A:Need Advise on Purchasing a Laptop

Wow! your BF is really lucky to have you as GF....lol Anyway to help you with your inquiry. First thing to remember when purchasing a laptop you should consider is the dependability of the computer. Second will you ue it for gaming, school projects, downloading or just for browsing the internet. Since you mention that your BF will use for school I say look for laptop that could handle hyperthreading...Hyperthreading means having to open multiple applications on your laptop but the speed is not very much affected. For the wireless connection there are laptop brands that has a built-in wireless card. Last thing to consider is parts availability if in case the a problem occur with the laptop.
 

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Hi all,
I am in the process of purchasing a new laptop and I was thinking if
Dell Inspiron is a good choice.
Any of you guys has good experience or bad with this brand, please share this with me.
I will apreciate it.
Thanks in advance.

A:Advice on purchasing a new laptop

You should also consider post-purchase support.

Dell generally makes pretty good stuff--as good as any major OEM, better than most.

Dell support is fair to decent, not good. But as far as I know, NONE of the manufacturers have "good" support any more. It's all been sent offshore to Asia. If you ever have to deal with support, you will probably become frustrated, regardless of your brand choice. Part of it is the language barrier, but there are other shortcomings.

You may be able to choose a Dell support option for extra money that will provide support from a US source, but it isn't cheap.

About all you can do is hope you never have to deal with support. Dell is probably as good a choice as any, but you can have bad luck with any brand. I did.

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Hey there,
I'm planning to purchase a laptop from Futureshop here in Vancouver,BC. Canada.
It's a Toshiba (Intel Centrino Duo Processor Tech. with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450)
2GB Memory (type unkown)
250GB HD Space
GFX:ATI Radeon HD 256MB Dedicated
Wireless: 802.11a/g + Pre-N WiFi +BlueTooth
TruBrite Screen, Webcam and Mic, 5-1 Media Adapter
Price: $1599.99 CDA
$70.83/Month for 24Months

I kind of hate how Futureshop give such vague specs on the products they sell. :T I kind of don't want to buy it from here, but the laptop looks pretty good in terms of specs and Futureshop has financing available.
I'm just wondering if this will be a good buy..I'll be mainly using the computer for school, a little bit of gaming (WC3, CNC, ..etc, mainly RTS Games)
I'm fairly new to laptops..
basically want a decent one with a dedicated gfx card for my rts games and one with a fair bit of hd space.
any tips, suggestions, or comments please share them with me
I keep second guessing on laptops I want to purchase. I do want to get the most out of what I pay.
Thanks in advance! Cheers-

Here's another Laptop I'm Considering
HP Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450
Ram: 2GB DDR
HD: 200GB
GFX: NVIDIA 8400M 128MB Discrete Graphics
Wireless: 802.11b/g Pre-N +Bluetooth WiFi
12 Cell Lithium-ion Battery, Webcam,Mic,5-1 Media Reader,Remote & Earbuds
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A:Purchasing a New Laptop, have some questions~

First off I will say that most of the time, Best Buy is pretty overpriced. Also I've never been a huge laptop enthusiast, as I use my computer for gaming, it's a little pricey to get a gaming laptop (and by a little I mean VERY pricey). But from when I have looked at laptops, I've noticed that if you know what you are looking for, you can often find something cheaper on warehouse like websites, such as Newegg.com. Also, if you go with Newegg, they offer extended warranty plans.
 

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I am going to be purchasing a laptop and I would like some ideas and Brands to choose from. It needs to be great for gaming and graphics. Every store I go to has a different brand they say is best, I would like to know from users their opinions I would like to keep it under $1400.00 Canadian Thank-you
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop in Ontario Canada

This thread might help...

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic24913.html
 

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I'm looking for a *small* notebook that has gaming capability so that I can also take it, (outside of college) for example, to my relatives or friends houses.

I'm looking at Alienware's M11x, but am (VERY) open to anything else in that nature. Under 14" is very much preferred.

I'm looking at Asus' offerings on Newegg, and their smallest ones are running Intel IGP's.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Purchasing laptop in next 2 weeks, M11x worth it?

I ordered the M11x yesterday. Its by far one of the best ultraportable laptops out there right now. here is a great review

http://www.guru3d.com/article/alienware-m11x-ultraportable-review/

also youtube review from geek.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4c_463e3g8

Same guy opened it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Nq0G3_t-I&feature=channel

Awesome machine!
 

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Hello guys?

I wanted to know your thoughts on laptops. I need to research a laptop, and one guy had told me that the really expensive ones are unnecessary, but the cheap ones not good. But that doesn't help me too much in selection.

What are the minimum requirements you would want in a laptop? The uses are home use... running this software: http://www.berninausa.com/product_overview-n6-sUS.html

And Windows XP or Vista... whatever comes with it, I guess. Oh... and it will be used to hold digital photos and run an edition software. It needs to have a disc drive.

I was just wondering what minimum requirements you would recommend.
 

A:Purchasing a laptop - opinions on minimum requirements

try pawn shops in your area. I work at one and we get them out all the time. They will usually be alot cheeper.
 

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Hi, I need to purchase a new laptop for my studies and general use. I?m a graphic design student and use Adobe Creative Cloud; mainly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and occasionally Premiere Pro (least used/mainly personal use).

As I?m on a budget I am looking at the below laptops (most refurbished):

- HP 15 db0089au 15.6? AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Dual core 8GB 128GB SSD + 1T HDD Win10 Home 64-bit

- Dell Latitude E7470 Display 14" Processor Intel i5-6300U 2.40GHz Memory 8GB Storage 256GB M.2 SSD Optical Drive Win10 Pro 64bit

- Acer Aspire A5 15.6? Intel i5 8265U 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 64-bit

- HP Pavilion 15-cc060wm 15.6" Touchscreen Intel i7-7500U 12GB 1TB HDD Win10Home 64bit

- Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6? Intel i5 7200U 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 64-bit

- HP Pavillion 14-BK091 14? Intel i5-7200U 8GB 1T HDD Win10 Home 64-bit

I?m really after advice on which one to get, or if they are all on par with each other. I plan on connecting to a larger screen when using it at home. I?ve looked at reviews but I?m really struggling to make a decision.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi, I recently purchased a new 12 cell battery for my HP dv-1659us laptop. I never have my laptop plugged in now days...as opposed to always having my laptop plugged in, becaues the HP OEM battery sucked. (So i couldn't tell you if it was the battery's problem.)

But, now, whenever I'm unplugged, ever so often, usually when im on Youtube, my laptop automatically goes to sleep and turns off the HD. I have to press my power key to wake it up..log back in..and my applications/ youtube video resumes. I checked my power management, put it to sleep at around 30 minutes, so I know that its not sleeping because I'm "inactive". Anyone know what might be the problem?
 

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Hi, I have a query regarding OKR on Windows 10 Lenovo Z500 laptop where I'm expecting to get some definitive answers if after doing a One Key Recovery on my laptop will it remove all the partitions I added after purchasing this laptop?  So, it cam with only C and D partitions. I created few others for my data (let's say E, F and G). Will running OKR reset all my partitions or just the system 'C' partition? If someone has this kind of setup and have run OKR, please suggest based on your experience. I would appreciate if someone can respond to this soon as I need to do this recovery soon. Let me know if you need any clarification on the above query. Regards,Nick

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The model of this laptop hard drive is a Western Digital (WD1600BEVS-60RST0). So, in order to replace the hard drive, would it be alright to purchase any WD1600BEVS model hard drive, or does it have to be exactly WD1600BEVS-60RST0? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

Basically anything even slightly resembling the specs of the old drive will work. Hard drives are pretty much just a generic storage device and don't need to be replaced by the exact same model.
 

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hi, I ordered a new laptop through flipkart, after doing startup activities on new laptop I saw only one Drive ie C:,but in I could see apart from this drive,four other drives are there with name starts with Disk 0 partition 1/4/5/6.what is the use of them,should I keep them as it is in my laptop ? can I free up those drives ?

A:no hard drive partition guide from Dell while purchasing new laptop

All of the other partitions are required for system startup, recovery or operation.  DO NOT alter any of them - or you will be greeted with an unbootable system when you next restart.
This is a GPT disc - there is no longer a limit of four primary partitions on a disc -- so you can add a D: partition (or whatever you'd like for your data) without altering the factory layout.

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Ok I am to get a new video card soon and I was wondering if you could help me decide which video card to get.

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Prod...mpareItemList=N82E16814164039,N82E16814102515

My one friend says its good that the 6600GT has better driver support and technical support and that the drivers are updated alot more often then the 9800PRO

And my other friend says that the reason nvidia updates drivers and stuff more often then ATI is because they update to fix porblems...

I'm not sure whose more right....Could you please help? This is much appreciated!

(BTW I hope this link works)
 

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Hello,

I am willing to purchase another gaming pc. I was checking this deal.
Mega Special IV

It's $1,245. I can afford near $1500. Can someone suggest me some good configuration.

Thanks.

A:[Help] Purchasing new PC

well......The mega special would have been good 2 years ago but for that money ,at this time would get you a great quality rig including the os

If you have never put together your own pc before don't worry you can shop around for the parts you desire purchase them and have a genuine shop put it together for you ..

Also there has been release of newer mobo's cpu's ddr3 ram is super cheap now atleast 8 gigs for 130.00 bucks and higher timmings then the 1333

You will get alot further purchasing putting it together or having someone qaulified you trust to do it and you might even save a few bucks good luck and im sure other posters will feel the same way

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I just got a new Acer Aspire V3 571 notebook (laptop). What Should I do with it as a start ?
What should i check to make sure that everything is working ok ?

Basic Info:
Product Notebook (Laptop)
Model Name Acer Aspire V3 571-53216G75Makk
Product Series Aspire V3
Processor
Processor Type Intel Core i5
Model Number i5-3210M
Processor Generation 3rd gen
Number of cores (cores) 2
Speed ​​(GHz) 2.50
Maximum speed (GHz) 3.1
CPU Cache 3 MB L3
Chipset Mobile Intel HM77 Express
Memory
RAM (type) DDR3
RAM (GB) 6
RAM Max. upgrade (GB) 8
RAM - Speed ​​(MHz) 1600
RAM - Ports (Total) 2
RAM - Ports (available) 0
Hard Drive
Drive type (1) SATA
Capacity (GB) hard drive (1) 750
Rotational speed (RPM) hard drive (1) 5400
Audio & Graphics
For the audio Optimized Dolby Advanced Audio v4
Built-in speakers Yes
Built-in subwoofer No
Graphics Memory Shared
Graphics Card Manufacturer (1) Intel
Graphics Model (1) Intel HD Graphics 4000
Shared video memory (RAM) (1) 128 MB
Screen (display)
Size (inches) 6.15
Standard HD
Screen Format 16:9
Maximum resolution 1366 x 768
Integrated webcam Yes
Webcam - resolution images (MP) 1280 x 720
Webcam - resolution video 720p
Connections
LAN cards (type) 10/100/1000
Wireless Standard 802.11 a / b / g / n
WiDi No
TV Out No
HDMI Yes
HDMI, supporting 1080p Yes
HDMI input No
Thunderbolt No
Mini Display Port No
VGA Yes
DVI No
USB 2.0 2
USB 3.0 3
ESATA No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Port of Memory Yes
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A:What To Do When Purchasing A New PC ???

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Hello all,

I am looking to buy a new PC in the new year and i am usure of what to get. I do a lot of online gaming and surfing and want a PC that is capable of nice crisp gameplay and performance.

I current have an AMD 1800+ Athlon XP CPU, 384 MB RAM, 20 Gig HDD, and 128 MB GeForce FX 5200.

I will keep my graphics card but want something a little quicker......any suggestions

P.S. And reasonably priced

Thanks

Jimmy
 

A:Purchasing New PC...help!!!!

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I currently have a radeon hd 6450. Tired of laggy games, im going to go all out and get a titan. Im going to get a 1000w psu. IM just scared of the driver issues. What exactly do you do when and before the installation of a new gpu? Thanks. I heard that you have to uninstall the current drivers, but wouldnt you be left with a black/ blank screen? Please help!

A:Purchasing help.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by precrime3


I currently have a radeon hd 6450. Tired of laggy games, im going to go all out and get a titan. Im going to get a 1000w psu. IM just scared of the driver issues. What exactly do you do when and before the installation of a new gpu? Thanks. I heard that you have to uninstall the current drivers, but wouldnt you be left with a black/ blank screen? Please help!


Here you go please follow

Graphics Card - Install New Card

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I have discovered the hard way that I can't use the version of XP that came with my Dell on another computer. When I was pricing XP Pro a couple of years ago, it was only about $129 retail... Now with Vista coming out, I assumed that those would hit rock bottom... It is now completely the opposite. I can't find a full version of XP Pro for less than $200 that is a non-upgrade one (and they never tell you what is needed to qualify for an upgrade version)... I wonder why the spike in cost...The development costs were paid off years ago for that O/S...

Anyway, my question is If I shell out the $$ for a full up version of XP, can I use it on my computer and any future/past computer (old computers I buy from friends and use as backup computers, etc)? Or is it like the one bundled with my Dell where the Product Key is computer specific and won't validate on another machine? I ask this because I need an O/S now and don't want to have this unexpected cost every computer I install this O/S on.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Purchasing New O/s

If you purchase the full version, you will be able to put it on any computer that is XP compatible, but you will only be able to have it registered with M$ on one computer at a time.

I tried to put XP Pro on a Vista computer that I bought for my ma... and apparently they do not make XP drivers for alot of the newer hardware. I had to wipe the drive and put Vista back on it due to a lack of video drivers.

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Greetings!
I have a laptop that died running Vista.
HP slammed the door on me, for any long since supported recovery option, and told me to go buy a new OS,
with a suggestion it be Win7 64 bit.

Any leads or links to discounted, or competitively priced offers for doing so, would be highly appreciated.

Compaq Presario CQ70-120US Notebook PC
2 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T3200
3072 MB RAM
250 GB HD
 

A:Purchasing Win 7

So long as you have the registration key you can install Vista on the new hard drive free of charge.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13158
 

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Hi guys,

I'm planning on building a new PC in a few weeks with Windows 7 Professional as the OS. The PC I use at the moment has Windows Vista 32-bit edition, since my CPU is 32-bit only.

The new PC is going to have a 64-bit processor, and I wish to have the 64-bit windows 7 run on it.

Right now I'm confused as to what kind of Windows 7 package I need to purchase given my circumstances.

Will I need to purchase the full edition of Windows 7 (non-upgrade)?

Or can I just purchase the upgrade version of Windows 7, install the 32-bit vista version on the new PC and then upgrade from there?

The confusing part is that, from reading the FAQ, I need to do a custom installation if I want to upgrade from 32-bit vista to 64-bit 7 - and at that point, it's no longer an upgrade.

For reference, I'm purchasing from this page:
Windows 7 Student Discount

Thanks

A:Need help purchasing

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Looking at the price you're paying you may as well go with the full version of Windows 7 Professional.

A clean install on your new computer is the best way to go and far less time-consuming than installing Vista, and then upgrading it.

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Hi there,

I'm currently in the market for a new system. However, I only know the basics, and am not 100% sure whether to go ahead with purchasing this computer or not. Do you think it's worth the money?

* Case: Thermaltake M9 VI4000BWS Case with 750w PSU 4 Bay + Side Audio +
USB
* Dimensions: Length - 495mm, Width - 200mm, Height - 440mm
* Processor: Intel Core I7 920 2.66ghz 4800MT/S 8mb cache SKT1366
Processor Interface : SKT 1366
* CPU Cooler : Intel Retail Boxed
* Memory: Geil 6gb DDR3 Triple Channel Brushed Titanium Aluminium PC3 10660
* Hard Drive: Branded 500gb Sata 7200rpm 16mb Cache HDD
* Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX260 896mb DDR3 Graphics Card Dual DVI HDMI
* Motherboard: Asus P6T SE 1366 6400MT/S Intel X58 ICH10R Chipset SKT1366
* Max Memory Support: 24gb DDR3 2000
* Motherboard Expansion Slots: 2x PCI-E 16x, 1x PCI-E 1x, 2x 32-bit PCI
* Network Card: Realtek 8111C PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
* Audio: 8-channel Realtek ALC1200
* Optical Drive: 20x Lightscribe DVD Writer with Buffer Underrun Protection
* Power Supply: Branded 750w 24Pin Power Supply Unit
* Special Features:
o Case gives good air flow to the components.
o We use only quality branded products.
o All systems come with all the driver CD's.
o Unique Chassis design.

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A:Need Help Before Purchasing

Why not state the brand name of the "branded 500GB SATA 7200 16 MB Cache HDD. It appears to be either a Seagate or Western Digital with those specs... that can help us further advise you.
also the brands of the other components you have listed as "branded."
If you live in the USA (which you probably do not since your prices appear to be British) consider getting quotes from www.newegg.com, www.directron.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.cdw.com, www.Frys.com, www.Evertek, www.amazon.com, www.PCMall.com and so many others.

I see nothing about which to quarrel over the lest you have posted, and believe you are on the right track.
 

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Has anyone had any luck in purchasing XP from one of these 'bulk online' retailers. I know that the pirated software can be/is bad for a number of reasons, but I'm if anyone legitimately sells the software this cheap. I recently had to reinstall my operating system and my XP cd wouldn't start on bootup, so I had to install another OS first. I was able to download the XP boot files, but there's no floppy on the laptop and I couldn't figure out how to make a bootable installation cd. A legitimate site list the price at $250+, but the other site has it as $60. Also, I have a System Builder XP Preinstall CD that came with my other computer, but I couldn't figure out how to install the system. Any help/suggestions would be great.
Thanks.

A:Purchasing Oem Xp Pro

OEM and/or retail versions of XP can be had from various bona fide sellers:http://www.bizrate.com/operatingsystems/mi...m__sort--6.htmlhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...672|&Sort=4http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;Order=PRICELouis

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my current computer is
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?cc=us&docname=c00059797&lc=en

And i need advice of a video card and some ram to buy. Would like to get a video card that could run hl2, eq2, and games like them well. Maybe not at the highest setting but high enough that i dont have to sacrifice much/any performance compared to quality. But i don't really want to spend over $200.

also im not 100% sure what ram to buy for my comp, wouldlike to get another 512, maybe a 1024, but my limit would be at around $70

would like to order from a "real" website such as newegg or tigerdirect, and NOT from ebay or anything like that.

I know its quite picky but bleh.. I've never really been "great" at telling the difference between quaity of parts. I know how to install the crap tho, took a course on computer hardware, but unfortunately the teacher focus'd on installing the actual parts and troubleshooting that, without really teaching us about alot of the quality differences between parts of the same type.
 

A:Need purchasing advice.

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Present PC a few years old, hard drive clicking on its last legs. Looking to replace it, preferably w/ a WInXP machine.

Any recommendations on machines to consider and places to purchase?

Uses to include website maintenance, photo editing (large file-size 21 megapixels), ability to support triple monitor setup and multi-task in word, outlook, photoshop and web without degradation in performance.
 

A:PC purchasing recommendation?

Then you've got a pretty big order to fill. You can probably get a pretty good PC from your mainstream suppliers (this is an example from HP: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...&a1=Category&v1=Performance and entertainment)

But for any decent performance, you would probably be best to build your own computer. Ask around your local computer stores, or you can probably checkout sites like NewEgg (http://www.newegg.com/), assuming you are in the US. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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Hi, i have 256MB DDR SDRAM PC3200 installed on this PC. I found a good deal on a 256MB DDR DIMM PC2700 module, will this work in my PC?
 

A:Memory purchasing help!!!

If you refer back to your motherboard user memu, it should give you detail information about what type of memory you can use.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm wondering if there's a good resource on the web with reviews and comparisons of wide-format inkjet plotters. Any thoughts? Thanks . . . ks
 

A:Purchasing a Plotter

Doing some CAD? I would go with nothing less that an HP, easy to set up, network, etc.
 

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I need to buy SDRAM. I found what I need on ebay. Anybody have experience with buying this type of thing on ebay? I have plenty of experience with ebay, but not with computer needs. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Purchasing more RAM

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I'm considering buying a DVD burner to replace my old DVD player drive in my Desktop, which I almost never used except as a CD reader. I have separate CD burner unit. I've looked on newegg and am considering the 2 units in the links below. Any recommendations and/or comments much appreciated. Primary use will be data backup. I do not anticipate using it for movies and such, but one never knows what tomorrow may bring.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827135084

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827198003

A couple of questions about DVD burners... Can someone tell me (or provide a link where I can read about) the meaning of the + and - symbols in the various acronyms (DVD+R, DVD-R, etc.) in the unit descriptions. I'm not real up to speed on DVD burners, so I'd appreciate input on this subject and DVD burners in general.

My primary motivation in this is to get a little more efficient in recording Acronis True Image .tib files to external media. I've done it with my old CD burner and it takes forever and way to many CD's to be a reasonable process.

OS is XP Home in a Gateway P4, 256MB RAM and 80GB HDD. I've noticed when looking at system info, my reserve RAM is down to about 60MB when system is idle. The system seems to be running quite good at this level. Max RAM allowed is >2GB (2, 1024 sticks). Would increasing RAM be of any help in transfer of data while burning CD's or DVD's? If so,... Read more

A:Purchasing a DVD Burner

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