Anyone own a Samsung R50 LWM 740 lappy

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Hi all

I am after a new laptop, and was wondering if anyone had experience of the Samsung range? I thought about a Sony, but they are over priced for what they are and cain the battery.

Anyone got any other suggestions.

I want something that wont drain the battery to quickly.
nice 15"+ display, good graphics card. DVD rewrite drive, wifi etc. 1gig+ of ram. (Guess thats pretty much the basic level anyway)

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Some of the best I've seen have been Dell, nice performers and moderate pricing, the HP units a couple of my friends have are nice as well. :)
 
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Some of the new Acer ranges are quite good also, as long as you keep a close eye on the spec. Don't necessarily look for ones that come with 1gig or ram as that's probably at the higher end of the range, check out some of the mid range ones then put extra ram in, that often works out cheaper.

What kind of processor are you looking for?

The slim HP ones are indeed nice, but more expensive than the Acers.
 
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Hi

Thanks for that.

Processor hmmmm well. I have been told to look for Pentium M, Celeron or centrino. As dual core will run down the battery quickly. I've no experience of AMD, etc. I want to do video editing using a programme that will run on a basic p500. Web browsing dvd watching etc etc. Been looking at 1.75ghz up.. Yes the acer notebooks look nice :) I am using one now (borrowed from mum) It only has 256mb of ram, so it's struggling a bit :p


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Pentium processors are the power processors, Celeron are the budget ones. The M means mobile which has 2 effects. Firstly there's a lot less heat given out (about 25 watts compared to, I think, about 110 watts) and secondly the Pentium M processor is re-engineered so that it processes instructions more efficiently than the desktop variety. As a rule of thumb a 1GHz Pentium M is equivalent to about a 1.3GHz ordinary Pentium. I'm not sure whether the Celeron M processors are more efficient in processing but they are also lower in their power consumption than the desktop variety.

Centrino is not a processor but a specification laid down by Intel which includes power management capabilities and wireless communication.

Given the choice avoid desktop processors in a laptop and try to afford a Pentium M.

(And then there are the AMD alternatives - a whole new can or worms)

Hope this helps.
 
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Thanks, that was a great help.
 
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