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Laptop and projector recommendations?

Asked by syz (33041 points ) February 20th, 2008

I need to buy a laptop and a projector for work for powerpoint presentations. It will be used in small venues of about 40 people. We’ll only need it about 4 times a year, so I don’t want to spend a fortune. Anyone have a system that they like?

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ishotthesheriff's avatar

i’ll just tell you to stay away from InFocus. i’ve had problems with them as soon as i mount them to a ceiling (though no problems with any other proj. i mount) and they use stupid proprietary connections.

make sure you get a projector with enough lumens for whatever venues you’ll be using it in.

laptop wise. . . i’m a mac guy. but def give tigerdirect.com a check. i have a desktop i bought there and it’s still goin great.
you should be able to find a great price on a pretty nice laptop. only downfall is it might have some version of vista on it.
while you’re at it go to amazon.com and overstock.com
you can look for both a laptop and projector at all three of those sites
as well as:
newegg.com

sorry i’m not more of a help. i’m off today and i’m really sluggin around. [;

segdeha's avatar

I’ve had good luck with Dell projectors. If it were me, I would buy a bottom of the line MacBook with iWork installed (PowerPoint is so last century, Keynote is the way to go!) and as nice a Dell projector as you can afford (more $$$ means smaller and brighter).

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