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Buying a computer, a little at a time

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Ok, I'm going to start saving money so that I can buy 2 computers. I'm going to buy a better desktop (something that isn't a celeron, maybe a 939 slot based computer) and a simple laptop. I need a laptop to be able to do my 2d programming on, so I don't need anything special (isometric is about as complex as I'm going to get for a while.)

Any recommendations?

Edit: Or do you think that I should stick with my current computer:
1.8GHz Celeron
512DDR333 ram, 512DDR400 (I need to fix this)
120GB hard drive
128MB ATI Radeon 9250 Xtasy series
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I can talk a whole bunch about the subject, but what's your budget? Just throw out a number you're willing to spend on the two computers combined.


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I went to dell and I've decided on this (I might upgrade a few things, I don't know:

Catalog Number / Description Product Code SKU Id

Inspiron 6000D:
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725 (1.60 GHz/2MB Cache/400MHz FSB) TM16ADM [221-9231] 1

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home WHXP [420-4766][463-2282][412-0689][420-4928][420-4830][412-0706] 11

15.4 inch WXGA LCD Panel 15XGA [320-4266] 2

CD/DVD Drives:
24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive 24COMBO [313-3242][420-5111] 16

512MB DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms 512MB2D [311-4739] 3

Hard Drive:
40GB Hard Drive 40GB [341-2121] 8

Video Card:
128MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY™ RADEON X300 PCI Express x16 Graphics 128ATI [320-3897] 6

Wireless Networking Cards:
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps) IP2200 [430-1255] 19

6-cell Lithium Ion Battery (53 WHr) 6BAT [312-0277] 27

Network Card:
Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem INTNIC [430-0493] 13

I'm at 973 (or 30 some dollars per month)

Edit: Whats a budget? (j/k) I'd be will to spend about $1000 on both (so about $2000 combined)

I guess I just like to spend money, since my current computer works perfectly, I just can't carry it with me (and work on it at the same time.)

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1000 dollars will get you a screaming PC, and a pretty good laptop (if you know where to shop). 1000 dollars on each should be fine.


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