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    Laptop... which one?

    I have, over the years had many laptops - from Vaios, to Compaqs, to IBMs to VoodoPCs to Alienware.

    I love the X31 from IBM. But Intel wanted it back - so be it.

    What would thin and light ultra portable would you buy - no CDROM at all needed. Has to have exceptional battery life which tends to mean Centrino. I won't play games all I use it for is WiFi access and portability.

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    If you're going for absolute thin and light, I'd look at theDell Latitude X300 . 1.32kg, 20mm thick, 802.11g as standard, 12.1" XGA TFT, plus one of the optional accessories is an 8-cell high capacity battery, which should sort your battery life out. It's a P-M low voltage 1.2GHz, which should still be acceptable performance-wise. I like the Latitude range a lot; the D600s are our standard issue machines now.

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    david i have an ibm t40 cost me £700 brand new with three year warranty from ibm, centrino 1.5ghz, 1024mb ram, ati 32mb gfx, wireless lan, 14.1 tft lcd, dvd cdrw, get 4/5 hours with it, or if you remove the dvd/cdrw drive you can add an extra battery fro 8/9 hours battery life. piccies in sff or case world somewhere.

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    Crikey - where did you get it from ?

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    Ditto, that's a machine I want to know about!

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    Me too, thats a damn good price!
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    Talking The ultimate one

    I've got the ultimate laptop for you!

    Dell Latitude X200, it's slim and very nice! My boyfriend has one..and I really fell in love with it

    Or you could upgrade abit to: X300.

    Check out a picture here (x200): http://di.dell.com/images/emea/produ...open_front.gif

    Info about X300: http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=us&l=en&s=dfh

    Good Luck mate
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    I have a Lattitude D600, which cost £680 + VAT or so from the DELL Factory Outlet, with a 3 year Onsite Warranty. 1.4ghz Centrino, 512mb RAM, 80gig HDD, CDRW/DVD, 32mb ATI 9000 gfx, decent battery life - I'm certainly happy with it overall, it seems very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Crikey - where did you get it from ?
    Ditto, I want to know too, my sister is after a decent lappy..
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    if you just after one for wifi/internet access then why spend so much money? there no need to spend more than £250 on a laptop. I would say get an IBM thinkpad off ebay = i got a 560X [slimliine, no cd or floppy built in] and the battery still gives me 4hrs =) with a new one that could be longer but i aint shellin out £80 for a batteryi dont really need.

    I paid £150 for mine, and its a p233/64megram/2meg gfx with a netgear wifi card. Does the job for wardriving or browsing the net anyhwere in the house, no need for these uber centrino lappys imho =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Crikey - where did you get it from ?
    i got two one for me one for a mate, from a pc shop in greenock, near the ibm factory, they were oem packaged, no dead pixels, and i broke a key on the keypad, phoned the ibm warranty: asked me if i could fit a keyboard, i said yeah and they shipped a new keypad out to me within a few days and told me to keep the other for spares. i cant remember the shop though, but iirc they are a few of the same model floating about on various shops and ebay, only they didnt have 1024mb ram, they had 256mb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper
    i got two one for me one for a mate, from a pc shop in greenock, near the ibm factory, they were oem packaged, no dead pixels, and i broke a key on the keypad, phoned the ibm warranty: asked me if i could fit a keyboard, i said yeah and they shipped a new keypad out to me within a few days and told me to keep the other for spares. i cant remember the shop though, but iirc they are a few of the same model floating about on various shops and ebay, only they didnt have 1024mb ram, they had 256mb.
    i just received my ibm thinkpad port replicator II, ibm thinkpad monitor stand, and spare ibm thinkpad psu, all cost me £95 brand new including postage from ebay, the rough cost should have been £200 + £50 + £50, get on ebay and find the bargains.

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