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Looking for Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by M5love, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello guys!

    Back to school time! Looking for a brand new laptop. Currently I have a desktop at home, which is a P4 3.0ghz, 1Gb ram with XP Pro. It runs good for its purpose (web related + photoshop + ms office).. Looking for a laptop that will fulfill this same purpose but with little more power. Maybe a core 2 duo with 2gb ram and XP Pro since Vista is still new.

    I am browsing Dell and see some good stuff but since I don't know much about what's a real good deal, I am asking you guys. Also looking at bestbuy..
    I am in Canada so no American locations please (anything online is good)..

    Looking forward to reading your reviews and suggestions.
    SEMrush
    Budget: $700 max
     
    M5love, Aug 18, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jmhyer123

    jmhyer123 Peon

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    Don't know what your budget is but this one here is WELL worth the price ;)

    HP Pavilion dv9535nr Laptop - It is awesome!

    Also the IBM Lenovo laptops are pretty good for the cheap price tag (I have one ;))
     
    jmhyer123, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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    yes dell with your configuration is Good! I am using dell Laptop from one year without any problem:)
     
    coolmaan, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  4. M5love

    M5love Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, forgot to mention. Budget is $700 max. Post edited.

    jmhyer123, I don't see the price.

    Btw what's Cnetrino?
     
    M5love, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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    jowey Peon

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    700 CAD isn't much for a decent laptop. I've been looking for a decent cheap one cause I aint got no money. My desktop is shared by my family, except my sister who was given a laptop from my parents. Anywho, my PC is a p3, 860mhz, with 256mb ram and a 40 gig hd.

    Thats why Im looking for one. All I can seem to find though, within a similar budget is acer aspires, which are only about 1.6ghz. Thats only one processor! Do they make them like that anymore?

    If ya find something lemme know!
     
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    forumrating Notable Member

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    try for asus or toshiba laptops they are good as well.
     
    forumrating, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  7. M5love

    M5love Well-Known Member

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    Asus laptops, have you had any experience with these?
     
    M5love, Aug 19, 2007 IP
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    SilverCoin™ Banned

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    hope I leave in the US so that I can buy cheap laptops :D
     
    SilverCoin™, Aug 19, 2007 IP
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    Waffleguy Well-Known Member

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    ebay has alot of cheap NEW laptops. Just check the seller's feedback to make sure you aren't getting a sketchy deal.

    I bought mine from ebay and got a great deal for sure!
     
    Waffleguy, Aug 19, 2007 IP
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    I got a Gateway dual core (T2060) with a GB of RAM and a 120 GB for about $600 US a few months ago at Best Buy.

    On site to keep an eye on is fatwallet.com as you will see posts for a lot of different web deals.

    Let us know what you end up getting
     
    liquidwebphil, Aug 20, 2007 IP
  11. M5love

    M5love Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    just a questions, what is the difference between core 2 duo and duo core? Also, do all laptops these days include wifi?
     
    M5love, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    Would this be of any use?

    www.shivaranjan.com/2006/08/09/intel-core-2-duo-vs-core-duo/

    You will have to copy and paste the link as I cannot post live links
     
    TBOS, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    M5love Well-Known Member

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    Thanks TBOS
     
    M5love, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    I haven't check the latest prices, but I think Core 2 Duo with 2GB of ram might be a little out of your price range. The cheaper Toshiba I can find with those specs is $999 after rebate. Dell will probably be a little cheaper than that, but you'll have to make a sacrifice somewhere to get it down to $700.
     
    davewashere, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    I think You try dell laptops for there offer ;)
     
    ¤®†™¥™†®¤, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    That configuration is worth more than 700$ !
     
    ammoun, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    id defiantely get macbook at the moment if i got one
     
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    Have you looked on your lap?

    Sorry couldnt resist that one :D



    Happy hunting ......some friends have Dell and it works from the box....and they seem happy. I have a 4 1/2 year old Aopen (used by F1 teams back then) and it doesn't miss a beat and fast too. :cool:
     
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    I would go with a dell, they have some of the best customer support. But if you had a higher budget I would recommend an Apple laptop. They are the best, they can even run windows now ;)
     
    bryandy, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    I always used a Sony Vaio, but they can be a bit pricey for what they offer. I'm looking at a Lenovo now.
     
    Peter Northlock, Aug 21, 2007 IP