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Old 21-Apr-2011, 11:01   #1
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Laptop w/ Backlit Keyboard

So my dad needs a new laptop, preferrably i5 or i7, but the biggest thing for him is that it has a backlit keyboard.

His budget is around 1000 but wouldnt mind a little either side. any recommendations?
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shlda added not a mac haha.
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Yeah go and pay 1500 for a laptop with the equivalent power to a 500 pc one
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Get a regular laptop and plug in a KB as such...

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or use a regular laptop, borrow it and surround yourself with these

decent battery life and you could fall asleep in bed using it at least once
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they look pretty though!!

difficult request unless you get into serious money!
http://www.cnet.com.au/laptops-with-...-339293374.htm

Dell, toshiba and sony seem a good bet

my dell has been pretty good so far...and service has been great and price was excellent for the spec.
I'd just phone up dell pre-sales and interrogate them

looks okay and very neat
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These kinds of posts are essentially "WILL JOO GOOGLE IT FOR ME" :p
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My work latop has backlit keyboard - Latitude E6400... it is C2D, but I know the newer versions they got in recently are i5 or i7
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not at all, we got to google AND be derogatory to the mac-flag wavers too!!
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and to consider whether dev is a lazy cunt, thick eejit or a troll

i'm suspecting that on a dev venn diagram those 3 would not show as mutually exclusive
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they look pretty though!!

difficult request unless you get into serious money!
http://www.cnet.com.au/laptops-with-...-339293374.htm

Dell, toshiba and sony seem a good bet

my dell has been pretty good so far...and service has been great and price was excellent for the spec.
I'd just phone up dell pre-sales and interrogate them

looks okay and very neat
Using the google people think that I don't use, I saw the cnet with suggestions, just wanted actual personal experience
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I was only joking. Although I did open google, start to search for backlit keyboards and then thought "WTF am I doing? Dev can do this himself O_o" :p
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I think he will be going for the Latitude E6520. came to about 1400 i think.
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I'd got with a Sony Vaio over a Dell for that price. Sure there's a really nice backlit one.
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I'd got with a Sony Vaio over a Dell for that price. Sure there's a really nice backlit one.
the sony's are nice but support is terrible. I wouldn't touch one normally
dell are cheap and you can get an i7 backlipo xps 16 for about 800 notes I think according to their website
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I have played around with the MSI GX units and they are solid and high quality. Plus they play most games in a good res and come with a back lit keyboard.
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