1. McT

    Laptop Backpack

    Any advice here will be valued. I have an HP ProBook 6540b (it's a 15.6" iirc) and I need to replace my existing backpack. It's worn out, right strap is 'on its last legs' and looks shabby. I have a preference to a backpack, as I find it convenient to carry around and I can get more into it...
  2. A

    DELL XPS17-2720 LAPTOP - thinking of buying

    Hello guys...anyone has seen/worked/owned this ? Hows the performance.....Price R16,000+ any other alternative in the same price range? XPS 17, Silver, Intel Core i7-2720QM processor (2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.30 GHz), 6144MB (1x2048 + 1x4096) 1333MHz DDR3, 1TB (2x500GB)...
  3. Z

    Laptop Automatically goes on Standby

    Hey guys, I have a Samsung R519 laptop running Vista Home. Each time i try to use the laptop it just goes to standby on its own. Before it would give the " Blue screen of Death" until I did a reg clean. Now each time I try to do something it either restarts itself or goes to standby. Thanks.
  4. V

    Best Budget Laptop (<= R4000)

    Hi guys.Whats the best budget laptop (<=R4000) available in SA.Looking for decent processer(at least 2ghz), atleast 2gb RAM, Good display and above average battery life.Any thoughts please?
  5. C

    can sombody explain to me the diff between i3 and i5

    Hello everyone, I would like to know what is the differences between a laptop running on a i3 and one running on a i5? Thank you :D
  6. M

    No sound after I lock PC

    This laptop is driving me insane. Whenever I lock it (using ctrl+alt+del) and then log back in, the sound is gone :mad: This seems to only affect the headphones. If I want to watch or listen to something, it will play normally through the speakers but not the headphones after I've logged back in...
  7. A

    Dell Charger Question

    My charger for my dell laptop got busted. The wires that connects to the plug to the laptop got pulled thus breaking the soldered connection. Tried fixing it but now my laptop only works while plugged in and does not charge. Is it true that Dell laptops and chargers only work with each...
  8. Z

    Advice Needed.

    I have bought a second hand laptop from “family member” last year September. In October last year the laptop broke and I took it back to him asking for it to be repaired, h then took it for repairs and then said that it should take two weeks later to be fixed. Two weeks later I then contact him...
  9. S

    Dell Laptop Specials!!

    Dell Laptop Specials?? Anyone out there know of any sales?
  10. stroebs

    Another victory for the frying fanatics

    A while ago I started a thread about reflowing a MSI nVidia 8800GTX graphics card amongst others in order to repair them as such. There were artefacts being shown on the screen and the system didn't start up because of this. There were also various other problems. I recently came across a HP...
  11. S

    Laptop: Sony vs Dell?

    I need to get a new laptop for general home use.. There is so much out there - I just don't know where to start looking and what to look for? :confused: So I've narrowed it down to Sony and Dell (definitely NO hp - bad experience with these laptops and their SA customer service in the past)...
  12. V

    HP Compaq nc2400 - what is a reasonable second-hand price?

    As the title says: What would be a reasonable price? link to HP's site: the specs as per the site: More: It does run XP Pro & has 2GB of RAM in it. Has a 60GB HDD. The...
  13. C

    Choosing a laptop cooling solution

    Hi guys.. I need some advice on choosing a laptop cooling solution. I generally use my laptop a lot on my bed (directly on the comforter) which caused a heat retention and cooling issue. Typical usage time is about 8+ hours (incl when left on for overnight downloads). I guess the usage plays...
  14. Derrick

    OLPC $ 188 to $ 205 Laptop

    According to the Associated Press “leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child that was spun out of MIT acknowledged Friday that the devices are now slated to cost $188 when mass production begins this fall. The last price the nonprofit announced was $176; it described $100 as a long-term...
  15. wrinklyo

    Help! I need a high end 17" laptop for my daughters Architecture Degree, for cheap

    I need help sourcing a high end laptop for my daughter who will be studying BSc architecture next year. According to the varsity, it has to have a 17" screen, be an Intel i5 or better, have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M or better with min of 512MB graphics memory, 500GB HDD or better, 4GB RAM...
  16. R

    CAD Laptop Advice

    Hi Guys! yes this is my second post in about a yr! Im in a dilemma a the moment. im a desktop fundi, but now i need a laptop. ive always despised them laptops an now im gonna have to eat my pride. the thing is, i know close to nothing about laptops when in comes to price vs performance and...
  17. NeonNinja

    Laptop's Perfomance?

    HP (Not sure what model) Intel Pentium Processor P6100 (3M Cashe, 1.86GHz) • 3GB DDR3 Memory • 320GB Hard Drive • Wireless • Windows 7 Home Basic On Photoshop Pinnacle Studio InDesign CAD And games of course. The box is R4999 at Hi-Fi Corp. If it's inclining to the...
  18. R


    Howdy people. Good to be here :) I'm actually looking for some help on sourcing a specific laptop. Anyone? Please?
  19. P

    Need new laptop. What to get?

    Helloe everyone. My first post :) I am looking for a laptop for my father. He is self employed and using some old HP which doesn't do the job anymore. He wants to spend R6000 or under and just uses email, browsing internet, excel, word and other basic stuff. Screen does not matter because he...
  20. S

    New laptop - Software Questions

    Hi All. So i have been out of the loop for some time when it comes to installing software (used to have this disc to boot, format, partition... then another to install XP...). Now i just purchased a new Laptop with Windows 7 and was a bit suprised that no CD/DVD's came with it. So the...