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Post  ADOR on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:44 am

I am back at it again on ebay window shopping. The rigs I am on are getting ready to go back to Saudi Arabia with in the next couple of months. When we start flying back to the rigs by helicopter I will be limited to 20 lbs of baggage. ( I cheat sometimes by putting hard drives, etc in my pockets, lol) I have been debating getting a new computer. I like my new to me CF-30 ( 4gb ram, 160gb hd, 1.66 core duo, dvd drive) and CF-19 (1.06 duo, 4gb ram, 80 gb hd, no optical drive) but they both have intergrated graphics. I have loaded FEAR 1 on them and they play great till I get to the end of the first stage and they both crash at the same spot. So I have been debating getting a different laptop that I don't mind taking a beating to work with me. I have been leaning toward a M11x alienware but not sure what other stuff similar may be out there.

I am looking at mainly older games, but if I am going to get something new I might as well plan for the future.

I have two other older toughbooks I can take one is Pentium M with 9600 ati graphics and I can upgrade the cpu in it. It would be like toting my M355 to work with me but would weigh more. I also have another thin and light semi rugged toughbook that has optical drive, 14 to 15 inch screen, good speakers limited to the 1.7 pentium M and 9000 ati graphics. Both are 64 mb cards. I also have one more clevo CL-50 that is working parts machine that could be fixed up, might even paint it voodoo style.


I have gotten use to have two pc's at work with me. One I use for email and IM the other is playing music and movies next to mine. I like the UMPC's I have looked at and if I get one want it with a full windows OS. What do you guys think of these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fujitsu-Lifebook-U1010-Tablet-UMPC-Laptop-40GB-1GB-RAM-BlueTooth-Camera-/260910675131?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3cbf7cf4bb

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FlipStart-Super-Compact-LAPTOP-UMPC-XP-PRO-Wi-Fi-Sprint-Mobile-Broadband-Ready-/310358490719?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item4842cebe5f


Or do any of you have any other recommendations?
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Re: New and used computer window shopping on ebay

Post  mrblur on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:31 pm

Dell is having some awesome deals, you can also get accidental insurance. So if you drop, spill milk or have a power surge it's covered.

When I travel, it's a must I have to have a laptop that can play my games. BF2 and at the moment BF3 and soon SWOTR...

Sager has some budget laptops with a good graphics card. You should take a look, but there insurance is quite expensive thou.
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Post  East on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:47 pm

I am still a clevo pusher. Granted they made some mistakes a while back (d870p and d470k anybody?) They seem to have really gotten their act together in recent years and put out some solid quality hardware. (d900t/k, d901c, d900f, x7200, etc)
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:50 am

Is there really any practical difference between Clevo and Sager? Are they not identical platforms with different numbering? Or are there other differences?
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Post  mrblur on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:24 am

Clevo is the MFG. that sells to the middle men like Sager, Eurocom, and others. Sager sells to xotic PC, powernotebooks, etc....

So many middle men.
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:29 pm

Multi-layered middle men? Sager does sell direct, by the way, as well as being a middle man.
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Post  ADOR on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:44 pm

I have looked at eotic pc before and they didn't seem to bad on there prices. So many choices, lol
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Post  Iago on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:34 pm

I did as well, but two words: Digital Storm. I am totally happy with their product and the experience of buying it.
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Post  ADOR on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:51 pm

I have also considered a travel gaming desktop, but only if I can find a lanbox with the carry handle. But then again weight would be my enemy again.
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