im new as a forum member but been reading spcr since years
i´ve managed to make my desktop system really really really quiet.
Now i somehow want to be mobile with my pc - therefor i was thinking of a notebook.
since i was having alot of fun doing videoediting and also making alot of music on my pc i thought that notebooks wont give the needed pleasure with all my wanting needs. i dont play alot of games anymore - but love to try them out. right now im hooked on trackmania sunrise and keep building tracks like crazy. my passivly coold gf4 ti4200 is giving enough power to keep my happy now (but wont for long ) .
i was wondering if u guys could help me find a notebook i would be happy with.
to sum up want i want:
a cpu which will do fine for my needs - videoediting - musicmaking - a little gaming ( my pc has a p4 2.66 which is - i guess - just fine for my tasks )
ram : i think ill have to go 512MB (my pc: 512MB dualchannel )
a SILENT ( or really really really quiet ) notebook ( since it will be right in front of me and NOT under a desk, like a pc ) - silent fan/cooling.
a very very silent hdd in the notebook ( the more capacity the better
a GOOD screen ( not meaning size but brightness and viewing angle and so on.. )
a fairly good graphics chip - something i dont have to hate myself when i want to play something like trackmania
maybe something as good as a gf4 ti 4200 or ever a good notch better! ( i can simply exchange the gfx card in my pc if i am not happy with it - not so in a notebook, so it should be a GOOD choice )
a rj45 jack
no moden needed
at least 2 or 3 usb 2.0 ports - a firewire port would be good too!
keyboard light ( as all ibms have or backlighted keyboard like ibooks ) would be nice - but i could live without.
a single pcmcia slot should do.
a GOOD soundcard ( right now i have a terratec dmx 6fire 24/96 ) i will probably have to go with a usb thingie since i wont have the same in a notebook as i have in my pc now but i dont know what notebooks can offer me... )
an optical drive which can also burn cd-rw and dl-dvd ( but thats optional and i can choose that myself anyway..)
size and weight - i cant tell what size i prefer - ill see what i can afford. weight - well it shouldnt be too heavy but if everything else meets my standards ill live with that fact.
price range - there isnt really any. ill set it to around 1500 to 2000 €
i live in austria but i also buy online.
thanks alot for reading this and your time. if u have ANY way of telling which way to go, id be happy to here from u.
i thought of ibm notebooks - since i had a few ( r30, r31 , t20 ) but then again maybe a apple notebook would be fine too ( i could get used to mac OS - thats not a prob ) and they look damn cool - but i guess a ix86 notebook will maybe give me all i need. not sure.