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I need help choosing a new laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wjtrocks, Jun 21, 2008.

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    I am like every other American and I am looking for the best most kick ass laptop but that is also cheap$200-$600. :)
    This will be my first laptop and I don't know anything about them and I don't really care.I just want it to run fast have lots of room and be able to burn cds and everything else.I have all the newer updated software so that should save me some money.
    SEMrush
    I heard (on the News) :Dthat the price of laptops is going to drop dramatically soon.
    Has anyone heard the same thing? :)

    Anyway :D My question is what is the best laptop under $600?
     
    wjtrocks, Jun 21, 2008 IP
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  2. chant

    chant Well-Known Member

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    Under $600 isn't going to get you much. Gateway, Acer are lower brands while Toshiba, HP and Dell are higher ($800-$1100). Spend a little bit more and get a better computer like a Toshiba.
     
    chant, Jun 21, 2008 IP
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    #3
    Take a look at the recent flood of cheap, mini laptops.

    Theres the HP Mini Note PC that starts at under $600 and comes with either linux or windows.

    Then there's the upcoming dell mini. Hasn't been officially announced yet, but it's cool. Google it.
     
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    where are you from. I will always suggest Dell laptops.
     
    aap, Jun 21, 2008 IP
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    You can try for a Dell Vostro
     
    TheVccMatey, Jun 21, 2008 IP
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    I would suggest checking out ConsumerReports.org :)
     
    activebiz, Jun 21, 2008 IP
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    Fry's usually has a Toshiba or Compaq for 499. Usually AMD with 2Gb of RAM and about 150-250 GB HD. DVD writer. I bought the Compaq last year from Staples with 1 GB RAM. Cost me 479 and it works great. Of course I am not a gamer so don't need all the bells and whistles.
     
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    I would suggest a compaq, if you want a nicer brand, but referbished, usanotebooks.com. I have one from their, and it works like new.
     
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    Close your eyes and simply buy HP Pavilion dv9700t . There is no match. You will love it.
     
    LanguageProz, Jun 21, 2008 IP
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    I live in Portland OR USA...

    I have been looking at dell laptops.
     
    wjtrocks, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    Well I am not advocating a specific brand. But I have a HP dv6700t and it rocks. As per internet ratings HP is far ahead of dell.
     
    LanguageProz, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    NahiaN Well-Known Member

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    You should go for HP Pavilion, those rocks!
     
    NahiaN, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    Most laptops are rated above Dell at this time.
     
    charter, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    I would pay a little more and get a Dell.

    Otherwise, read some reviews online before you buy.
     
    trevor72, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    I think that dell vostro is good choice
     
    RDesign, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    I myself use a DELL Inspiron, so I suggest go for Dell
     
    dc0ded, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    i recomend pay a little more and go with a dell i have a dell inspiron and i love it never had problems with it i had an hp pavillion i spend 1000 dollars on it was bad always sending in in for repair. i personally wouldnt get an hp thats my opinion.
     
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    I found that BestBuy has the best prices.
    I am going to buy the dell Inspiron.

    Thanks everyone for all of your input:)
     
    wjtrocks, Jun 24, 2008 IP