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Offline Daytona

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Help with what laptop to buy?
« on: January 13, 2006, 01:36:10 PM »
Hey you PC/electronic gooroe's..  Got any preferences on a laptop/notebook?? I need to replace old IBM notebook, for daughter in college. Wireless, what brand, MHz,Gigs, bytes, ram, megs??? Best for the least $$$ nothing too hot!! one that won't hurt tooo much if it ends up on ebay after it gets stolen!!! :duh:   :beers:

Offline Desolation Angel

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006, 02:23:25 PM »
I use one of these:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-Vaio-Personal-Computer-PCG-K23-EXTRA_W0QQitemZ6839017066QQcategoryZ80212QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A picture so sharp and clear it will blow you away.  Really.  I liked mine so much that after the first year I had it I bought 2 more of the exact same model for my daughters.

Not the most current model in their lineup, so really amazing price.

How do I say, "Laptop?"

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Offline mike

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006, 07:10:18 PM »
I'm partial to HP/Compaqs'...  I bought my last HP notebook from
Hpshopping.com configured like I wanted it....  
It's about the same price you pay in the superstores,
but you can choose what you want or don't want-fully customizable...

Here’s one that would work.  Base after rebate is $499.

Just click "recommended configuration", $702 after rebates...
CLICK HERE[/b]
You can adjust the components once there. Click it a try it out.
There's about a 2 week delay for build time...

Simple. Practical. and up to date
 (no old stock clearances from the superstore warehouses).



Edit: Holy crap, I had like 20 spelling errors in this post,
no lookie while typie...  had to fix'em
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Offline PitterB4

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 09:00:52 PM »
That looks like a nice deal, Mike.  After years of using IBMs and Dells (laptops), my new HP rocks.  I've had a couple techie guys install and update stuff on it and they always comment that it's nice.
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Offline PaulVS

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006, 09:03:03 PM »
Just buy whatever the best deal you can find is with a name-brand unit.

(Except for Toshiba's.... they suck)


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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2006, 12:07:21 PM »
Thanks for all your help! But just like buying a car these days they have it down too a science. Started out @ the walley world, depot for office junk, comp south of the boarder, & the big yellow wish i didn't buy. Met up with a nice older couple looking for the same thing! He knew his stuff! Last stop was at short curcuit. He suggested this, which was on sale that day only as a in store, with free printer.. After tx & rebates $900.00! Not bad and with nice printer!! Daughter is happy, and a few more hrs of over time and that baby is paid for!! Well close!!!  What do ya think???   :beers:


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Offline mike

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2006, 01:06:01 PM »
Good deal Daytona..

A Pavillion DV5000 series with the same setup woulda
cost 989 from Hpshopping.com, so you got a good deal...  
Nice system too...