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RedDog
08-30-2006, 11:37 PM
My 3-1/2 year old Toshiba Pentium 4 laptop lcd started flickering and then went blank - actually if I look real close in the right light I can see the display. If I hook it to an external monitor the display on the external works.
Any idea on the problem and potential costs? Is repair worth it?

Question 2 - I must have a laptop 5 business days from now so I guess I'm going to be buying a new one whether the old is repaired or not. Any comments on these (like to hold cost under 12 0r 1300 and screen size no bigger than 15.4). I'll be buying from a chain such as Circuit City, Best Buy so available brands limited to HP, Compaq, Sony

SONY VGN-FE660
Intel Core Duo T2300
100 GB HD
1 GB Ram
DVD writer
$1149

HP 5230US
Intel Core Duo T2300E
120 GB HD
1536 MB RAM
Lightscribe DVD writer
$1110

Question 3 - Would the AMD Turion 64 X2 be as good as the Intel Core Duo (as far as I know the Intel Core Duo 2 is not available at the chain stores at this time)

Question 4 - Is the Intel Core Duo T2300 fast (enough)

RedDog
09-01-2006, 07:04 AM
I ended up with a Sony fe670g

intel dual core duo
15.4" display
all the bells and whistles

seems like a nice machince so far

big keyboard

great display