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Im considering tradeing my pc for a laptop but cant decide.

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Majestic_twelve

Guest
#1
Hypothetical question, I am usure if i want to proceed so dont laugh at me.

I am sort on cash and I need a laptop for college, I have 2 desktops but would like to trade one for a laptop, I was thinking of selling one of my desktops in the paper to buy a laptop but I invested alot of time and money in them and would not get very much for them and laptops are expensive like $2,000. I checked out ebay and pricewatch but most of them that are selling for under $300 are damaged.

Do you think anyone would actual trade a desktop for a laptop the system is two years old and I am the original owner.
it does not include a monitor or anything else not mentioned.

System stats:
AMD Thunderbird 700mhz slotA
(Cooler Master cpu fan with artic silver II)
mobo: K7s2000
40gb Maxtor Hd
128mb ram pc133 (kingston double sided)
AGP 8mb Card (S3 Savage)
Wintv Card
Iomagic dvd 12x
Soundblaster16 Sound card pci version
2 usb ports
Floppy
300 watt power supply.
Cyclone blower inside case.
Windows xp pro
mid tower dell case (case is fugly, could use a mod. If your into that.).
Misc Software installed such as: windows xp pro, Zone Alarm pro, Pc cillion 2000 antivirus, InterVideo WinDVD,powerdvd,RealOne Player, Nero, thumbsplus. I can compile a list if you like, I have alot of software applications and games installed since I used to use the machine as a internet fileserver.

Laptop I need.
must include at least:

12' Tft Display (with no cracks or discoloration)
400mhz
32mb ram
4 gig harddrive
1 free pc
1 Pcmcia slot free or a ethernet card.
4x cdrom
with floppy drive.
I don't need a battery but must come with a power cord or ac adapter.


Thank you for checking this out,
Maj
 
Z

zoey

Guest
#2
we all know PCs lose their value the minute you open the parts boxes. Thats a given. You probably won't find someone to trade unless you can con some freshman that he needs a gaming rig instead of the lousy laptop! Or you could sell your rig for pennies on the dollar, and buy the laptop. For school you don't need a 2000dollar machine. cel 900, 10 gig for $1100.
 
#3
I got a laptop from ubid.com on an auction.

Sony Vaio PCG-FXA36

athlon 1gigz
256 pc 133 memory
20 gig hd
15" display
8 mg vid card (no 3d acceleration)

i got it for a bit over $1150
it was refurbished but works great.
What do you need a laptop for college for? just use a pen its cheaper
 
M

Majestic_twelve

Guest
#4
Bootsy,

Well I would sale my rig in the paper but trust me where I live no would take 900 for an ad in the paper for a machine 2 years old. I seen ads for rigs selling for 100-300 in the paper.

I would put it up for auction on a site but I can't create a sellers account most require a u.s bank account a credit card. f4<$(# If some one could set up an sellers account for me I would sell my auction my rig.

Why do I need a laptop for college you ask, when I can use a pen? Are you nuts?
Well I am going to take the following classes: Criminal Pychology, Computer Sciencies,linguistics,forensics, Toxicology,and Biochemistry.

To top that off I am currently doing Satalite Mapping part time for the government and doing a few websites for my church. A laptop would be used for more than just school.

Please excuse my grammer.

Originally posted by Bootsy
I got a laptop from ubid.com on an auction.

Sony Vaio PCG-FXA36

athlon 1gigz
256 pc 133 memory
20 gig hd
15" display
8 mg vid card (no 3d acceleration)

i got it for a bit over $1150
it was refurbished but works great.
What do you need a laptop for college for? just use a pen its cheaper
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#5
to b honest u'll b lucky 2 get alot 4 ur computer let alone a half decent laptop:( but u may b able get sum dumb ass with no real experience 2 buy it off u 4 a bit.
 
#6
I am graduating this december with a double major, psychology and comp sci and I never take my laptop to class. I just take notes and then transfer them to my hard drive when I get home. Of course I can write faster than I can type.
 
M

Majestic_twelve

Guest
#7
i found a solution

Guess what I explained my situation to my boss at work and she gave me her laptop for one of my desktops. She was so nice I gave her my geforce4 video card I was going to upgrade one of my other desktops with.

The only draw back is it had windows 95 installed and some old company record on it, but thats ok I have an extra copy of windows98 or linux to install on it, since its not fast enuff to install windows xp on it.

Herese the lappys stats:
IBM Thinkpad 390E
PII 300 cpu
32MB ram
3GB hd
56K fax modem
13.3" Active Matrix XGA Color LCD
24X cdrom Integrated
1.44 MB Integrated
Power AC Adapter/Charger
It even came with a docking station.
 

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