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Silentmichael

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#1 11 years ago

I'm going off to college and I'm in need of a VERY CHEAP laptop. $1000 or less. Obviously it will be used for school work. But I need a laptop that can handle Call of Duty 1.

So I found this no-name laptop at newegg: Newegg.com - ZT Element S1002i-74 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7100(1.80GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 1GB DDR2 667 120GB DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G - Retail

I think it is a pretty good deal Core 2 Duo at 1.8GHz 1GB of RAM GeForce 8400M G Vista Home Premium

All for only $899.

One thing is, will I be able to trust some no-name brand and go on to buy this laptop?

And will I be able to upgrade the RAM to 2GB in the future?

Any other suggestions for laptops that meet my requirements above would be nice, but not needed.

Thanks.

EDIT: Also, no Dells. This is because I am looking at sites with the "Bill Me Later" feature. A list of stores with that feature is here: powershopping | categories | computers & electronics




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#2 11 years ago

Well Call of Duty 1 doesnt take much power at all...use to play it with a Geforce MX400 fine WAY long ago. I really wouldnt trust a company that can't put a picture of there own products on Newegg. Plus it has no reviews at all. Also yes, you will be able to put 2GB in later on if you wish. I would reccomend doing that soon if you choose to get a laptop with only 1GB and Vista. Vista runs very poorly on only 1GB of RAM. I surpisingly found this at walmart website HP 15.4" Pavilion dv6409wm Laptop PC w/ AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TL-56 - Wal-Mart Seems to be a nice little package. And if your planning on upgrading to another 1GB of RAM Newegg.com - Kingston 1GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Notebook Memory - Retail




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#3 11 years ago

No Dells? Oh, because I would've recommended the Vostro's or the Inspirons, as their pretty cheap and can be configured with the 8600m GT. You might want to go on Newegg and look at the cheaper Asus notebooks or the Everex ones. I believe Everex has one with a 1.8 ghz AMD Turion 64 X2 Proc, 1 gb of RAM (can be expanded to 4 gb's), and a nVidia 7600 gpu (256 Mb VRAM). The price tag is only around 800 USD I believe.




Silentmichael

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#4 11 years ago

I found the Everex. Newegg.com - EVEREX XT5000T NoteBook AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50(1.60GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 1GB DDR2 533 100GB 5400rpm Dual layer DVD Burner NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 - Retail

It's a 1.6ghz processor. Would I notice a difference between the 1.8ghz that is included in the HP?

Also, how does the AMD compare to Intel in notebooks?

EDIT: If I were to get the Everex, would this be the compatible stick of RAM? Newegg.com - Kingston 1GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Notebook Memory - Retail




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#5 11 years ago

If you look for gaming, Getting a Intel Core 2 Duo is a better choice then a Turion (Or was it only when Athlon vs Core 2 Duo?) and installing RAM is up to the motherboard of the lappy




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#6 11 years ago

I was going to point out the Everex..but didn't really think you would want to carry a bulky 17" Laptop around campus. And in Turion vs. Intel Core Duo of course Intel wins, but if you plan to do only school work and play old games like Call of Duty then the AMD will suite you fine. And yes, the RAM you picked is compatible




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#7 11 years ago
SteVen;3845514And in Turion vs. Intel Core Duo of course Intel wins, but if you plan to do only school work and play old games like Call of Duty then the AMD will suite you fine.

Price vs Performance, Rather go for a Core Duo for the same price then.




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#8 11 years ago
DeepAlexander;3845516Price vs Performance, Rather go for a Core Duo for the same price then.

Cheapest Core 2 Duo is a ASUS costing $1000. Cheaper ones have intergrated graphics. If your reffering to the ZT he posted it seems iffy...




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#9 11 years ago
SteVen;3845525Cheapest Core 2 Duo is a ASUS costing $1000. Cheaper ones have intergrated graphics. If your reffering to the ZT he posted it seems iffy...

How so? It looks pretty okay to me




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#10 11 years ago

Theres no image of the laptop and no customer reviews...probably a brand new product on Newegg. You can take a chance and buy it, I found there website, it looks pretty nice ZT Systems Home You can also configure you own laptop at the site.




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