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looking for laptop deals

Sazar

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#1
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:
 
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adamg

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#2
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.
 

Sazar

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#3
Originally posted by adamg
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.
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...
 

Perris Calderon

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#4
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
 

JJB6486

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Political User
#5
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.

JJB
 

Sazar

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#6
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
Fujitsu Siemens C1020 is a good low spec and cheap machine (£650)
Also the Toshiba Satillite Pro range are v good as well
 

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