looking for laptop deals

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Sazar, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    I need some information for my gf.. bestbuy's website has been down tonite for me but I am basically looking for a laptop around $1000... nothing flashy guys so no area-51 suggestions :D

    looking for something light (she has a toshiba 2.0 ghz p4 right now and its a tad heavy so she's selling that for a lighter product)

    something with decent memory (i.e. over 256mb) and a decent cpu (2.0 ghz or faster... no celery crappola please)

    just looking to see if anyone can find better deals than I have..

    appreciate it lads and lasses...

    ta in advance :cool:
  2. adamg

    adamg Guest

    At the Dell US site, i found an Inspirion 5100:

    $949 for 2.66ghz / 384MB / 30GB but i dont know about the weight as its a desknote, which would be around 3kg.
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    I should have specified non-dell :D

    I can get a good deal from dell anytime I want... my brother works there and I can get upto 20-25% discount on a product...

    but the thing is I want to see if there are OTHER options out there...
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    I got this for a grand from a local store;

    Display: 15.4" Widescreen TFT LCD WXGA (1280 x 800 max. resolution)
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    CPU: Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M 2400+ Processor
    Quantispeed™ Architecture operates at 1.8GHz
    266 MHz Front Side Bus and 512K L2 Cache
    Memory: 512 MB DDR SODIMM (PC 2100)
    Hard Drive: 60 GB HDD
    Optical Drives: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (24x10x24 CD-RW; 8x Max. DVD-ROM)
    Video: ATI® Mobility RADEON™ (Integrated)
    64 MB DDR Shared Video Memory
    Sound: PC2001 Compliant AC '97 Audio
    Built-in Stereo Speakers
    Modem: 56K* ITU V.92 Fax/Modem
    Network: Integrated 802.11g Wireless LAN (up to 54Mbps); 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
    Pointing Device: Touchpad with Vertical Scroll Zone
    Battery: 8-cell Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
    Dimensions: 1.36"h x 14.0"w x 10.0"d
    Weight: 6.6 lbs. (7.75 total travel weight)
    Internet: AOL 3 month membership included, click here for details
    Ports/Other: 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 IEEE 1394, 1 VGA External Connector, 1 S-Video Out, 1 Parallel, Microphone In, Headphone/Audio Out, 1 PCMCIA Slot (Card Bus type I or type II)
    Pre-Installed Software: Microsoft Works 7.0, Microsoft Money 2004, Encarta Online, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, Power DVD, Microsoft Media Player, Real Player, Internet Explorer, Netscape® Navigator, MSN®, CompuServe®, AOL 8.0 (with 3 months membership included**), Norton AntiVirus 2003 (90 day complimentary

    not bad, I'm getting about 3 hrs on the battrerie, and it doesn't clock down on batteries, it clocks down on low use.

    it always gets comments to...see if you can get a local distributor

    here's the site with local store locator
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    I like my Compaq 2100 series. I specifically have a Compaq Presario 2140US, its only Compaq in name, all the parts are HP. Anyway for $950 i got:

    AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+
    512MB PC2100 DDR RAM
    40GB HDD
    ATI Radeon IGP Graphics w/ 64MB Shared Memory
    Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive
    15" LCD Screen

    I also got several rebates and free stuff with it from Best Buy, including a second Lithium Ion battery ($150 value) and a external floppy drive ($50 value) free after rebates.

  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    hmm.. sounds nice...

    my gf's is worth around $1000-1200 I think... its a nice toshiba setup...

    I think she may like that deal... I'll have a look/see...

    thanks jjb and dealer for the info :cool:
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    Fujitsu Siemens C1020 is a good low spec and cheap machine (£650)
    Also the Toshiba Satillite Pro range are v good as well