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show user profile  donvella
I was looking at getting a laptop for some 3d work while im on the train (3hours a day). Im tossing it up between a
Dell dual core 2.5
2x 8800gtx 512
4gb ram


Clevo quad core 2.66
512 8800gtx
4gb ram

they are roughly the same cost. one is an american important and i dont know anything about clevo. was wondering if anyone had some experience with them? What is the user choice?

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4/28/2008 3:04:46 AM (last edit: 4/28/2008 3:04:46 AM)
show user profile  Erm Kahoff
Dont know which would be better but I just ordered this:

Area-51® m15x
Graphics Processor : 512MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 8800M GTX
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme X9000 2.8GHz (6MB Cache 800MHz FSB)
Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 667MHz - 2 x 2048MB


If everyone around you is panicking and you are calm, perhaps you haven't fully grasped the situation

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4/28/2008 4:25:40 AM (last edit: 4/28/2008 4:25:40 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
i always advise good brands for laptops
dell, sony, asus,..

i would choose a dualcore over a quad because of the powerconsumption and possible compromises made to market it as a quadcore (lower quality components)

melting ur brainz!
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4/28/2008 5:21:04 AM (last edit: 4/28/2008 5:21:04 AM)
show user profile  Philbert
if you are lugging a laptop about and using it on a train I would not get a 17inch laptop

you can get exactly the same screen resolution on a 15.5inch laptop

a dual gfx card is overkill for almost all 3d work

do you get a power socket on the train so you do not have to use the battery?
I'd be looking at battery life, extra batteries if not. High spec laptops can eat power very fast.

 Everybody`s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

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4/28/2008 5:24:49 AM (last edit: 4/28/2008 5:24:49 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
i violently agree with Phil :)

melting ur brainz!
/ FOS4 / FO2 / Blurb / Twitter / Facebook / Vimeo /

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4/28/2008 6:55:24 AM (last edit: 4/28/2008 6:55:24 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Area51 seems a bit expensive, i hear clevo make the hardware for alienware and many other companies. is where i heard of them but unforunately after speaking to them they dont ship international. Also alienware is a bit too expensive for what they offer.

I also heard of another company called based in perth which do custom laptops. anyone ever had an ITC notebook before? Does anyone actually know of any companies in australia that do custom notebooks?

I do need a 17" screen, it helps alot with max workspace when animating and texturing. I dont need dual video card and i hear 12cell batteries can last 4.5hours which is more then enough since the train travel is 1.5hours, then a recharge, then 1.5hours return.

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4/28/2008 8:33:14 PM (last edit: 4/28/2008 8:34:49 PM)
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