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Old 07-15-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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Hey CD,


I am on a tight budget but I need to buy a laptop. I don't want to buy a used one. I have $700 to spend maybe $900 if I cut some corners on other things. Can anyone recommend a good solid computer brand in my price range?

Also please list the model number if you know it.


I will use the computer for basic web search and email as well as updating my website. I will not be doing anything such as gaming or graphic design work. I will also add/load a bookkeeping software to the computer as well.



Thanks
The Hitman
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Still no answers...............

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Hey CD,


I am on a tight budget but I need to buy a laptop. I don't want to buy a used one. I have $700 to spend maybe $900 if I cut some corners on other things. Can anyone recommend a good solid computer brand in my price range?

Also please list the model number if you know it.


I will use the computer for basic web search and email as well as updating my website. I will not be doing anything such as gaming or graphic design work. I will also add/load a bookkeeping software to the computer as well.



Thanks
The Hitman
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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HM,


You might need to post this in another thread like other topics. Because you are not getting any answers to your question.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Hey,

Some days I miss things....

A client called me the other day and is looking for a laptop. He said he found two of interest. Toshiba and Dell at Best Buy. Toshiba $750, Dell $700 (I think it might have been $50 higher on each). Anyway the Dell specs I could get out of him:

3GB RAM
250GB drive
Intel graphics
R/W DVD CD

He said the sheet he had didn't list the CPU, but I figure he didn't know it when he saw it.

That didn't sound too tacky for the money, but the CPU bothers me.

Hang on.....

This is it. Should have done this earlier. Same unit, different colors. $750

Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor T5750; 3GB DDR2 memory; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW drive; 15.4" widescreen; 250GB hard drive; built-in webcam; Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategor yid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d3031 2d3031~~cabcat0500000%23%230%23%2311a~~cabcat05020 00%23%230%23%23o~~f510%7C%7C44656c6c~~nf518%7C%7C2 4373030202d2024383939&list=y&nrp=15&sc=abComputerS P&ks=960&usc=abcat0500000&sp=%2Bbrand+skuid&list=y &iht=n&st=processingtime%3A%3E1900-01-01
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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Tek,


thanks my friend. I like the info from Best Buy. Based on your knowledge would you say this is a pretty good system to buy, for what I want to use if you?

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Hey,

Some days I miss things....

A client called me the other day and is looking for a laptop. He said he found two of interest. Toshiba and Dell at Best Buy. Toshiba $750, Dell $700 (I think it might have been $50 higher on each). Anyway the Dell specs I could get out of him:

3GB RAM
250GB drive
Intel graphics
R/W DVD CD

He said the sheet he had didn't list the CPU, but I figure he didn't know it when he saw it.

That didn't sound too tacky for the money, but the CPU bothers me.

Hang on.....

This is it. Should have done this earlier. Same unit, different colors. $750

Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor T5750; 3GB DDR2 memory; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW drive; 15.4" widescreen; 250GB hard drive; built-in webcam; Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategor yid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d3031 2d3031~~cabcat0500000%23%230%23%2311a~~cabcat05020 00%23%230%23%23o~~f510%7C%7C44656c6c~~nf518%7C%7C2 4373030202d2024383939&list=y&nrp=15&sc=abComputerS P&ks=960&usc=abcat0500000&sp=%2Bbrand+skuid&list=y &iht=n&st=processingtime%3A%3E1900-01-01
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My Toshiba laptop is quite a bit more modest than the ones Tek_Freek posted. I have 2gigs of RAM, a 40 gig HDD, and plain jane processor (compared to the dual core one he posted). I'm doing just fine with what I have.

But I'm also a big believer in getting the most hardware I can get for what I can spend. Things change.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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Yeah, it'll cover you for what you listed - and then some!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: WV
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Nothing beats the Dell Outlet for getting the most bang for your buck. The refurbs and scratch&dents that I've bought are excellent.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:35 PM
 
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Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Product Details
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Pick a Dell, HP or Toshiba and make sure you have at least 2GB of RAM and preferably a dual-core processor.

Beyond that, the choices are all pretty much personal choice on hard drive size, dvd drive, screen size, etc.
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