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How much money would you comp experts for a laptop pay extra for:
1. athlon 3000 instead of athlon 2600
2. xp professional instead of home
3. 60gb instead of 40gb
4. dvd burner

total u would pay extra?
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Why do you need the extra juice anyway?
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Why do you need the extra juice anyway?
wanna buy a laptop...just wondering whether exra cost is worth the extra stuff
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Why do you need the extra juice anyway?
To download a greater quantity of certain files and at a more efficent rate perhaps?
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To download a greater quantity of certain files and at a more efficent rate perhaps?
Downloading has nothing to do with processing power.
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Downloading has nothing to do with processing power.
Ii would love sum sort of estimate rather than a little arguement between u two :-)
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(Original post by lgs98jonee)
How much money would you comp experts for a laptop pay extra for:
1. athlon 3000 instead of athlon 2600
2. xp professional instead of home
3. 60gb instead of 40gb
4. dvd burner

total u would pay extra?
You are looking at:

1) athlon 3000 vs athlon 2600 mobile-£60 difference

2) Upgrade on Home: £30

3) £30-40

4) £60

The 3rd one I'm not completely sure about, but the rest are component pricves based on an upgrade from teh specific price. ie WinXP home = £50, and WinXP Pro = £80 so I wrote £30.

So roughly about £180-200
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Downloading has nothing to do with processing power.
I was also referring to storage space on the better PC.
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Unless you're a developer then you really don't need XP Pro, I am developer and Home is 100% fine for me, buying Pro would be like burning money.

As the XP at the moment the 2400 works out much better value for money than the 3000. Also I think the 3000 used the Barton core which will require a better motherboard. My PC is

Amd Althlon 20000
512MB RAM
80GB HD

It takes 10 seconds to boot up from stwitch on to XP.
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I paid £42 two weeks ago for my 80GB Hitachi Hard drive. The 40GB models were £35 so the 40gb drives are flase econemey.
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Amd Althlon 20000
512MB RAM
80GB HD

It takes 10 seconds to boot up from stwitch on to XP.
Athlon 20000? Wow, no wonder it took 10 seconds. :rolleyes:

Mine is slow as grandpaw on sleeping pills. 1 minute was the best i could muster, and it is a Intel 2.6, 512MB as well.
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I paid £42 two weeks ago for my 80GB Hitachi Hard drive. The 40GB models were £35 so the 40gb drives are flase econemey.
So is my estimate in the right area? They should be.
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Amd Althlon 20000
wow. do you work for AMD R&D then?
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Athlon 20000? Wow, no wonder it took 10 seconds. :rolleyes:

Mine is slow as grandpaw on sleeping pills. 1 minute was the best i could muster, and it is a Intel 2.6, 512MB as well.
Lol I meant 2000+ (1.66ghz). Loads of things could be effecting your performance. I have a fast 7200RPM hard drive this makes a hige difference. My RAM is the fastest type of DDR on the market. Also I have only got my hard drive two weeks ago so its a fresh format. My BIOS is also set to quik boot as well.
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Unless you're a developer then you really don't need XP Pro, I am developer and Home is 100% fine for me, buying Pro would be like burning money.
Oh dear, are you calling XP a development O/S??! You need Linux, my friend! Pop along to http://www.linuxfromscratch.org and build your own Linux system purely from sources! It's great fun!
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Oh dear, are you calling XP a development O/S??! You need Linux, my friend! Pop along to http://www.linuxfromscratch.org and build your own Linux system purely from sources! It's great fun!
TV Star! RESPECT!
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TV Star! RESPECT!
Huh? Please explain! :confused:
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Huh? Please explain! :confused:
So modest!!!

You were on stage last night!

Big it up to Hayden! RESPECT!
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Huh? Please explain! :confused:
But XP is used in networking environments and in certain instances Windows XP can be great. My mate runs a Windows XP web server and its not gone down once since he started in September.

If you're developing windows applications then you need Windows to produce them. I guess you could write the code in a linux text editor but it would be pointless .
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How would I go about safely installing Linux on my PC without having to mess with my windows partition? I mean is there anyway of adding an extra partitiion? I have one big 80gb at the moment, I could easily get Linux on there as a duel boot setup.
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