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Date: 05 Jan 2009 08:04:14
From: Porsche_Dan
Subject: Poker Laptops?

What are you guys using?

I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699

Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.

Thank you!




 
Date: 07 Jan 2009 02:05:55
From: Pepe Papon
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:04:14 -0800 (PST), Porsche_Dan
<Porsche.Dan@gmail.com > wrote:

>
>What are you guys using?
>
>I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
>have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
>with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
>Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.

Not with their PCs, but my wife, who is from Japan, says that Toshiba
has a very good reputation for making solid, reliable products.
Apparently, their strength is not in innovating, but in refining the
innovations of others.


 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 05:00:28
From: Porsche_Dan
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5, 5:57=A0pm, pat...@green.rahul.net (Patti Beadles) wrote:
> I'm using a Dell Latitude E6500 that I bought a few months
> ago. =A0My critera for selection were:
>
> - Had to be available with XP
> - 1920x1200 display on a 15" screen
> - Fast enough to run Photoshop well
>
> I have no complaints at all about the machine.
>
> -Patti
> --
> Patti Beadles, =A0 =A0Oakland, CA


  
Date: 07 Jan 2009 02:08:21
From: Pepe Papon
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 05:00:28 -0800 (PST), Porsche_Dan
<Porsche.Dan@gmail.com > wrote:

>So far Vista is impressive. Good thing I got 4GB memory and the big L2
>cause Vista uses quite a bit of space. Jury is still out but so far I
>like it.

Just hope and pray that you don't become afflicted with the wireless
network "Connected With Limited Access" problem that has beenb
plaguing so many of us.


 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 01:57:03
From: Patti Beadles
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
I'm using a Dell Latitude E6500 that I bought a few months
ago. My critera for selection were:

- Had to be available with XP
- 1920x1200 display on a 15" screen
- Fast enough to run Photoshop well

I have no complaints at all about the machine.

-Patti
--
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Date: 05 Jan 2009 19:32:59
From: Kenneth Sloan
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
Porsche_Dan wrote:
> What are you guys using?
>
> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> Thank you!

Those are all for people who are bad at poker. If you are a winning
player, go with the best: a 17" MacBookPro.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham FAX +1-205-934-5473
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 http://KennethRSloan.com/


 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 14:54:37
From: brewmaster
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 8:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> What are you guys using?
>
> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> Thank you!

I use a MacBook Pro. ftw.

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Date: 05 Jan 2009 21:14:14
From: Fred V
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
Porsche_Dan <Porsche.Dan@gmail.com > wrote in news:66807a2b-aa8c-48e7-
92bc-7481a4d91f5f@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com:

> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.

I have had almost the same Tosh (3GB, RM-70) for several months now
and am very happy with it. The display and keyboard are great. My
only regret is that it doesn't have a digital video output
(DVI/HDMI), that should have been on my shopping list.

My old Dell laptop was also reliable after an infant death
replacement, but I won't buy Dell's anymore because some of their
preloaded crapware is intentionally made difficult to remove (eg "My
Way" doesn't show up in Add/Remove Programs).

- Fred


 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 12:38:48
From: Abbey Johnsson
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 11:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> What are you guys using?
>
> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> Thank you!

i just got a HP one month ago with that exact configuration...17" 4gb
250gb same chip for.....$479 (after $110 in rebates) at Office Depot.
its working beautifully. i was really surprised what a big selection of
laptops they have. i dont go gaga over Fry's anymore. they dont seem to
have the really good deals like they used to.

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Date: 05 Jan 2009 09:46:51
From: Porsche_Dan
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5, 9:07=A0am, "XaQ Morphy" <a1c5...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> On Jan 5 2009 10:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:
>
> You need this:
>
> http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/workstation-...
>
> tinyurl: =A0http://tinyurl.com/7tw453
>
> ---
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>
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Laptop my ass, I bet that monster will burn your dick right off!



  
Date: 05 Jan 2009 10:45:41
From: XaQ Morphy
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 11:46 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> Laptop my ass, I bet that monster will burn your dick right off!

Whatever you do get, treat yourself to one of these:

http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/PRODUCT/Product.asp?Params=Category=5-344


 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 09:45:54
From: Porsche_Dan
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5, 8:33=A0am, "charrison100" <a11f...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> On Jan 5 2009 11:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:
>
> > What are you guys using?
>
> > I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> > have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. =A0AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> > with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> > Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> > Thank you!
>
> I love Toshiba's and I have had an AMD chip in most of my systems. I don'=
t
> like HP's desktops but have not used their laptops. I own 4 Dells
> currently. I like them for the cost benefit.
>
> I will keep buying Dell until I can get similar parts in a Toshiba for th=
e
> same price.
>
> If the Toshiba is $200 cheaper then the Dell and they are comparable in
> stats then i would buy it in a heart beat.
>
> Chris
>
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This is the one I am looking at:

http://shop1.frys.com/product/5757512?site=3Dsr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

In store price is $599. I hope they have some left!!!!!!

Ordered a Dell Studio 17 with the same config weeks ago and it just
arrived. Cost me $1k, oh ya it's going back!



  
Date: 05 Jan 2009 10:33:54
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 12:45 PM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> On Jan 5, 8:33 am, "charrison100" <a11f...@webnntp.invalid> wrote:
> > On Jan 5 2009 11:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:
> >
> > > What are you guys using?
> >
> > > I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> > > have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599.  AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> > > with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
> >
> > > Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
> >
> > > Thank you!
> >
> > I love Toshiba's and I have had an AMD chip in most of my systems. I don't
> > like HP's desktops but have not used their laptops. I own 4 Dells
> > currently. I like them for the cost benefit.
> >
> > I will keep buying Dell until I can get similar parts in a Toshiba for the
> > same price.
> >
> > If the Toshiba is $200 cheaper then the Dell and they are comparable in
> > stats then i would buy it in a heart beat.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> This is the one I am looking at:
>
> http://shop1.frys.com/product/5757512?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
>
> In store price is $599. I hope they have some left!!!!!!
>
> Ordered a Dell Studio 17 with the same config weeks ago and it just
> arrived. Cost me $1k, oh ya it's going back!

Go for it.

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Date: 05 Jan 2009 12:44:02
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?

"Porsche_Dan" <Porsche.Dan@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:66807a2b-aa8c-48e7-92bc-7481a4d91f5f@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com...
>
> What are you guys using?
>
> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> Thank you!

I've had a bunch of laptops and would rate Dell as very good. The
questionable thing about Dell is their support. I've had some truly
horrendous experiences trying to get problems fixed with their dot-head
support team. I finally paid a couple of hundred bucks to buy their
"deluxe support package". Translation - technicians who speak English as
their first language and it was worth every penny. I think most of the
major brand laptops today are pretty good and there isn't a great deal of
difference in features. Of all the laptops I've had over the years, the
only one I'd classify as "a total piece of shit being serviced by morons who
didn't give a shit" was a Gateway. Fortunately, my company paid for that
piece of shit and I was able to switch it out for an IBM ThinkPad.

Irish Mike




 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 09:07:52
From: XaQ Morphy
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 10:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

You need this:

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/workstation-precision-m6400-cov?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&~oid=us~en~4~workstation-precision-m6400-cov_anav1~~

tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/7tw453


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Date: 05 Jan 2009 10:40:48
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 12:07 PM, XaQ Morphy wrote:

> On Jan 5 2009 10:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:
>
> You need this:
>
>
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/workstation-precision-m6400-cov?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&~oid=us~en~4~workstation-precision-m6400-cov_anav1~~
>
> tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/7tw453
>
>
> ---
> Morphy
> xaqmorphy@donkeymanifesto.com
> http://www.donkeymanifesto.com
> "SHUT UP IDIOT" --The Great Patholio

Those stats are terrible. I fixed it. I also added a couple monitors for
when you are home multitabling.

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Date: 05 Jan 2009 11:34:52
From: Advance Scout
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
Porsche_Dan wrote:
> What are you guys using?
>
> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> Thank you!



I have a very cheap "promotional" Toshiba that I have for two years- I
use it for some work on the road and poker on the road - works great for
both. In fact used it at the airport during a 6 hour delay using their
wifi and portal to play. Made the delay go fast.

The only problem I have had with the Toshiba is a battery charging issue
due to a bad connector. Paid $80 to have it fixed.

I don't think the poker sites are very graphic or memory intensive- so
anything you pick up today will be fine for poker. If on the other hand
you are using it for more intense applications than you might want to
look at higher end.


  
Date: 05 Jan 2009 10:34:34
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 11:34 AM, Advance Scout wrote:

> Porsche_Dan wrote:
> > What are you guys using?
> >
> > I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> > have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> > with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
> >
> > Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
> >
> > Thank you!
>
>
>
> I have a very cheap "promotional" Toshiba that I have for two years- I
> use it for some work on the road and poker on the road - works great for
> both. In fact used it at the airport during a 6 hour delay using their
> wifi and portal to play. Made the delay go fast.
>
> The only problem I have had with the Toshiba is a battery charging issue
> due to a bad connector. Paid $80 to have it fixed.
>
> I don't think the poker sites are very graphic or memory intensive- so
> anything you pick up today will be fine for poker. If on the other hand
> you are using it for more intense applications than you might want to
> look at higher end.

Unless you play PKR. That sites overhead is sick.


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Date: 05 Jan 2009 08:33:18
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Poker Laptops?
On Jan 5 2009 11:04 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> What are you guys using?
>
> I'm replacing my Dell and at looking at Dell, Toshiba, or HP. They
> have a Toshiba with a 17" screen for $599. AMD X2 RM-72 dual core
> with 4GB memory and 250GB disk. Delll is $799, HP is $699
>
> Any experiences with Toshiba? HP? My other Dells have worked fine.
>
> Thank you!

I love Toshiba's and I have had an AMD chip in most of my systems. I don't
like HP's desktops but have not used their laptops. I own 4 Dells
currently. I like them for the cost benefit.

I will keep buying Dell until I can get similar parts in a Toshiba for the
same price.

If the Toshiba is $200 cheaper then the Dell and they are comparable in
stats then i would buy it in a heart beat.

Chris

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