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Scouting for a new laptop

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For some time now, I’ve been pondering on getting a new laptop. I have 3 others wanting to buy my old one so I guess I’ll go ahead scout for a new one with at least a Centrino or a Core Duo, 1GB of RAM, DVD Writer, Card Reader and 12 to 13 inch of screen. Still want them small and can last 6 hours on battery. Hopefully, I could get all these under 70k. :D

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So, who are the likely candidates?

Realme Philippines

MSI Megabook S260 Notebook PC
AMD Turion 64 Processor MT-30
12.1″ WXGA TFT
256MB (upgrade to 1GB)
8-Cell Li-Ion Battery Pack
60 GB Hard Disk Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon X200
DVD±RW Drive
SD/MMC/MS Card Reader
Price: Php69,900 (plus upgrade to 1GB)

Dell XPS M1210
Intel Dual Core T2300(1.66Ghz) / 2Mb / 667Mhz (YONAH)
1GB [email protected] (2 X 512MB)
60Gb 5400RPM SATA HDD
12-inch WideScreen
256MB NVIDIA 7400 Graphic Card
Multi-Format Dvd±Writer Dual Layer
Php 83,888

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Oh, no, all the rest are too expensive! And I don’t want anything beyond 13 inches of screen. Anybody else have any suggestions?

Maybe I should go with an Apple MacBook 13″ and just use BootCamp.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Ace
15 years ago

if you’re using photoshop for batch batch processing, i think laptops with core duo or core2 duo is the better choice. Those processors excel in processor intensive apps like graphics and video processing. I think core2 duo laptops are available here and the cheapest is around 60k. if you’re willing to wait, wait for Intel to release their next laptop platform next year.

Dusty
15 years ago

Check out the Blue Cobalt! It has everything you asked for and more for only P 79,995. Read about it on my blog :)

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