Vista Beta ready Laptop


J

Jeff

Well,
I guess I,m ready for the Vista Beta public release. Or at least I
hope so!!! To all the fine people who helped me decide on a laptop; THANK
YOU SO MUCH. You guys really helped me out. I finally did it. Bought a Dell.
Here's the rundown on the core hardware(I added a few bits-like a Creative
Audigy HD soundcard; 2-9cell 83 WH batteries etc.) But here goes; any
comments would be appreciated :
1) Intel T2500 Core Duo(2GHz/667MHz FSB)(2Mb L2 Cache) executable disable
bit
2)XP Home w/ full re-installation cd
3)15.4 Wide Screen UXGA w/True Life???
4)1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
5)256Mb ATI RADEON X1400
6)80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
7)8x CD/DVD burner-Double Layer DVD+R write capability
BLAH BLAH BLAH Anyway Thanks a million you guys for all the kind advice
given. Didn't know anything about laptops or even Vista till I stumbled in
here a few weeks back:)
Jeff
 
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Jeff

Well Andre,
Haven't given it a thought yet; What do you suggest? I'm going to be
running XP with the only major program on it thats a memory hog-MS Office
2003/Student-Teacher Edition; other than that big program;on my current
desktop(which sadly I have to give to my brother;I'll miss it- 2.5 Gb RAM
dual Pentium 4 2.8Ghz/2Mb Cache-nvidia gforce fx5200 all souped up) I only
am currently using about 10 Gb of hard drive. And on the laptop I bumped the
Harddrive to 80Gb. And will have to have Office for college(startin over in
middle age-lol) but other than using about 12Gb max for all my programs;it's
wide open; Whatever you think-I'll go for it.!! oh real quick if you could
look at my post about the recycle bin and let me know what you think(it's in
Vista general) I'de appreciate it. Thanks again for your and Zach's help.

Jeff
 
T

Travis King

I would do two 40GB partitions on that hard drive for Vista and XP.
Considering you use only 12GB at most, that should be plenty. And your old
computer from what you said would have worked fine with Vista except I might
have thought about a hard drive upgrade and a better video card, (although
they'd probably work okay) so your brother should be able to run Vista on
it.
 
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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

I would have said that too, since I am using 20 GBs, I have installed
Office, Encarta, Money, Photoshop, Flash, Nero and I only have 5 to 6 GBs
left. From the sound of things, Jeff is probably gonna be using just Office
and probably regular software such as Nero, so I believe he would be
contented with 20 GBs. But, if he plans on acquiring the final product, and
would like to have both XP and Vista on that computer, I would give it 40 GB
or 50 GBs. (This is BETA 2 of course).
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