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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:45 am

I just ordered my new computer.

It's an HP ze4401us notebook. It cost me $789.98 after rebates. Came with a free USB floppy drive as well. Should be delivered by next Thursday.



CPU: Mobile AMD™ Athlon™ XP-M Processor 2200+ (1.8GHz) with PowerNow!™ Technology

RAM: 256MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB) at 266MHz; Maximum Memory 1024MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 512MB)

HDD: 20GB enhanced-IDE [gigabyte is defined as 1,000,000,000 bytes, accessible capacity may vary]

Optical Drive: 8x DVD-ROM

Display: 14.0" XGA TFT

Communications: Integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Video: ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ (M6) 4X AGP and 3D architecture

Sound: 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio; internal Altec Lansing speakers; Volume control buttons and mute button

Weight: 7.25 lbs

Dimensions: 12.96" (L) x 10.72" (W) x 1.57" (H)

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition




I also bought a Linksys WRT54G Wireless and Wired Router and a WPC54G 802.11G NIC.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:59 pm

I'm just about to get this 15.4"WidescreeN puppy for $1049 (after mir) @ BBuy !

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... d=cat01174

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Looks great & has 802.11 wireless built in too ! 8)
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:22 pm

I wouldn't get that. Getting an emachine is a huge mistake.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:16 pm

why - they're all sold out online !? :o
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:08 pm

They break easily, they won't help you, low quality.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:16 pm

The reviews are great - this one is a brand new model & feels solid !!
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Postby Ian on Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:47 pm

aviationwiz wrote:They break easily, they won't help you, low quality.


I won't tell you about the HP's we bought at work. :lol:

aviationwiz, I thought for sure you'd wait for Plextor to put out a laptop. :wink:
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:50 pm

I know HP isn't perfect, nothing is. I have had the best luck with HP though.

And if Plextor made a laptop, I'm sure it would completely suck, same as if Lite-On put out a laptop. They know what thier doing when it comes to optical drives, not when it comes to other stuff. Now if I could get my hands on a Plextor Premium-U...

J/K, I won't be burning on it, even if I did have a CD burner in it.
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:00 am

Actually Lite-On does a lot more than just optical drives:

http://www.liteon.com/prod/getNewProduct.do?xml_id=4_1
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Postby cfitz on Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:17 am

They even give out awards. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Lite-On Awards:

http://www.liteonaward.com

When was the last time Plextor gave out an award? :wink:

People actually entered some pretty cool designs in the competitions:

http://www.liteonaward.com/en/02_4_2.htm
http://www.liteonaward.com/en/02_3_2.htm

(I think the 2001 crop - the first link - was better.)

The 2003 competition is still open for entries, I think, but you have to be Chinese to enter.

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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:25 am

How often do you hear people saying they got a Lite-On motherboard, how often do you hear people sayinng they got an Asus motherboard.

Thank You.

Lite-On is famous for optical drives, that's what thier good for, they are just trying to make money in other markets. Thier expertise lies in Optical Drives.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:32 am

Here is the one im saving up for...(well by the time i get the money for it, there will be better ones) but yeah, I want a Sager.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/pages/note ... tType=8890

I heard that they are Alienware's supplier
zzzt *pop*
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:43 am

aviationwiz wrote:How often do you hear people saying they got a Lite-On motherboard, how often do you hear people sayinng they got an Asus motherboard.

Thank You.

Lite-On is famous for optical drives, that's what thier good for, they are just trying to make money in other markets. Thier expertise lies in Optical Drives.


Just because you only know Lite-On for their optical drives doesn't mean they aren't successful in other markets. Lite-On got their start manufacturing computer parts for the OEM market and they still do quite well. I wouldn't be surprised if your new laptop comes with a Lite-On power supply. My Dell has one. Ever hear of the Lite-On FS-020? Probably one of the best computer cases at the time.

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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:28 am

Oh, yeah, that does remind me, I had a Lite-On PSU in my old HP P3 600MHZ comp.
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Postby eliminator on Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:11 pm

"aviationwiz, I thought for sure you'd wait for Plextor to put out a laptop." :lol: :lol:
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