Request for comments. I am looking for a notebook to replace my old Pentium III PC. My budget is under RM4000. I need your help to recommend a notebook, or do you know any place (Malaysia) to get a good notebook offer?
My ideal notebook
Here are my “want to have” and “nice to have” lists.
Want to have: (not in any order)
- 512MB memory
- Weight less or equal to 2.5KG
- DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive
- WiFi support
Nice to have: (not in any order)
- DVD burner
- Memory card reader
- More than 1 year warranty
- Wide screen
The notebooks I found
|1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512MB memory (DDR333 SDRAM)
12.1-inch TFT Display
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
32MB DDR video memory
40GB Ultra ATA hard drive
Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Built-in AirPort Extreme
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
|Apple iBook Notebook 12.1″ M9846LL/A|
I checked on MacAsia Malaysia, the standard price is RM3,999 (while it is USD999 at Apple Store). Do you know any shop selling cheaper than RM3,999?
I also found a valuable notebook from Hyundai (no, not car).
Hyundai M-Life M540V
|Intel Pentium Processor 730
(2MB, 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB)
256MB DDR RAM
40GB Hard Disk Drive
Integrated Combo (DVD/CD-RW) Drive
14.0″ WXGA (Ultra Bright) TFT
Built-in Web Camera Module
Built-in LAN / Modem
4 in 1 Card Reader
3x USB 2.0
3 Years Warranty
Not bad huh? It has card reader, 3 years warranty and even built-in web camera somemore. Need to add more memory and a wireless card, though.
Apple or PC ?
Do you think that I should switch to Apple? After using Windows for 10 years (It was Windows 95′s 10th birthday 2 days ago), I wish to try and learn about Apple computer. (maybe create a Apple Mac beginner blog? )
I was considering between PC or Apple, but after online chatting with a Apple user wannabe, I think I will go for Apple iBook. Let’s see the reason why there are so many Apple fans.
Anyway, do you know any great offer that can turn my heart back to PC notebook? Also, don’t forget to tell me any good Apple iBook offer!
Here is the deal
As you know, this tech site is popular and has few thousands daily visitors. To encourage the notebook shops give me good offer, here is my offer.
For the company that gives me a good notebook offer and I bought it, I will give you free one month BlogAds advertisement (graphic and text, worth USD55) on this site.
I believe it will increase the company’s popularity and their product sales.
For recommender to the company, you will get free one month Adbrite text link. This will bring visitors to your website.
Please tell me the good Apple iBook or notebook offer~