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    Notebooks: A-64, P4, or "The Wait for Dothan"? Which is best performance-wise?

    Hello all! I am looking for some opinions. I am about to purchase a notebook for multiple purposes, but the most intensive purposes will be remote recording and gaming. So, with that said, I was wondering which you would reccommend. I have been looking at Dell Inspiron 9100's, Compaq 3000z's, HP ZD7000's, etc.

    I am mainly interested in opinions of how these three compare to each other. I know not much can be said of the Dothans because they've not been released, but I am especially interested in P4 vs. A-64 because the A-64's are both less expensive (which means new printer or DVD burner, or aftermarket memory, perhaps... all are desperately needed ) and also are 64-bit capable (I know it doesn't mean much now, but is definitely something to consider). What do you guys think? Oh, and my budget is right at $2000. What I'm doing is getting the best I can in things that can't be upgraded and getting lowest on those that can. All opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Brandon <><

    Portable:
    Dell E1505
    2.0Ghz T7200 Core2Duo
    2048MB of 667MHz DDR2 ram
    160GB HDD
    ATI X1400 w/256 @ 1600x1050
    Vista Ultimate and XP Pro (both legit )

    Desktop:
    Core2Duo E6550
    on Intel DP35DP
    2GB of Corsair DDR2800
    GeForce 7300LE
    320GB Seagate SATA
    80GB Seagate IDE
    Samsung 940BX
    Win XP Pro (Yes, it's a legal copy! )
    To see my electronics projects and various other things, check out www.freewebs.com/resilientaudio

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    I don't keep up with whats 64 or not, brands that are doing well are dell, toshiba and sager this company has been around for awhile and have a good rep if your going to look into some brands.

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    I had looked at some Sagers. They have really good features for the price. They're pretty much "reality priced" Alienwares, from what I hear and can gather. Thanks for the reply! Anyone else?

    Brandon <><

    Portable:
    Dell E1505
    2.0Ghz T7200 Core2Duo
    2048MB of 667MHz DDR2 ram
    160GB HDD
    ATI X1400 w/256 @ 1600x1050
    Vista Ultimate and XP Pro (both legit )

    Desktop:
    Core2Duo E6550
    on Intel DP35DP
    2GB of Corsair DDR2800
    GeForce 7300LE
    320GB Seagate SATA
    80GB Seagate IDE
    Samsung 940BX
    Win XP Pro (Yes, it's a legal copy! )
    To see my electronics projects and various other things, check out www.freewebs.com/resilientaudio

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