I'm considering buying a laptop as I occassionally have to spend time away from my desktop writing essays, translating and doing layout work and graphic design
. I've had a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4270(Celeron) up until now, but it's time to lay the old workhorse to rest and get a proper one. The Fujitsu Lifebook C series(Core 2 Duo) has been a good one, never a hitch with 10 units so far, so I'm sticking with that brand. The Lifebook costs over 1000â‚¬ though, so it's out of my price range of roughly 800â‚¬.
I browsed for a couple of days and did my research, Fujitsu's Amilos haven't been discussed on the forums lately(2006 last posts), and that's fine. I'm just exploring the options and would like some spending advice from laptop users.
You don't have to be a Fujitsu person, just check if I'm missing something obvious.
How do you like:
P series is the "multimedia" series, X is the "gamer" series. I ended up with these two as they offer cheap dual-core(if you consider 800â‚¬ cheap) which helps with intensive computing and have separate memory for their graphics. I'm looking at models with Vista Home Premium, Turion TL X2 512kx2 L2 31W, 2GB RAM and separate graphics memory. The P series is 15" and weighs in at just below 3kg, the X series has 17" and is 4kg. Both have the "Silent Mode" option that drops performance and noise, Fujitsu seems to have gotten their cooling, noise and grunt balanced well judging by the internet word-of-mouth. Keyboard is standard Fujitsu fare and so's the touchpad.
What do you think of these? Also, if you want to recommend a 800â‚¬/1000$ laptop that's powerful and quiet as necessary
, please do!