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    I'm looking for a relatively reasonably priced good-performance notebook. I have a relatively new PC that will still be my primary computer. I'm just looking for something I can drag around my house when I'm watching TV or in my room for internet and some online poker. I'm not a MAC guy, so does anyone have any idea what I should look for? Dell, HP, used, etc?

  • #2
    You can sometimes pick up a good, used laptop on eBay that is perfect for what you want to do.

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    • #3
      I just got a new Inspirion for under a grand from Dell off their web site

      Not the fastest but its fine for what you're talking about
      Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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      • #4
        The Dell Outlet, exactly what you want...
        Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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        • #5
          How does this look for the price? It's $699 after the best coupon and before the $24 handling and tax.

          Dell Link

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          • #6
            QUOTE(madyaks @ Oct 8 2005, 11:06 AM) Quoted post

            The Dell Outlet, exactly what you want...
            [/b][/quote]

            Where is that?
            When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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            • #7
              Lenovo (formerly IBM) T42/T43

              Best laptops around.
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              • #8
                I'm in the same boat.

                Depending on what info I get using Dell's Employee Purchase Plan, I may be getting a Dell Latitude D610 for $820.

                That is, if the latitude is $820 instead of $1700.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(madyaks @ Oct 8 2005, 11:06 AM) Quoted post
                  The Dell Outlet, exactly what you want... [/b][/quote]

                  While those systems look nicely priced, what I'd like to know is how long those computers have been "out in the field". I'm always wary about investing my money in something that isn't new and has the greater potential to breakdown because of increased use.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 18 2005, 08:03 PM) Quoted post
                    QUOTE(madyaks @ Oct 8 2005, 11:06 AM) Quoted post

                    The Dell Outlet, exactly what you want...
                    [/b][/quote]

                    Where is that? [/b][/quote]

                    Here you go Winston.

                    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/default.as...=dfh&DGVCode=IR

                    Don't know if FedEx is the preferred shipping method.

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                    • #11
                      Found this deal from Dell out a little earlier tonight:

                      http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/con...c=i600MRS&s=dhs

                      Inspiron 600m
                      Pentium® M Processor 735(1.70 GHz/400MHz FSB) 14.1-in XGA w/32MB Video
                      Genuine Windows® XP Home
                      1GB DDR SDRAM 2 Dimms
                      60GB Hard Drive
                      24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
                      Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps)
                      6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (53 WHr)

                      I'm seriously thinking of getting this one. The configuration normally lists at $1299, but they're selling it for $899 (plus $30 handling fee). The downside is that you can't upgrade most of the internal components. It's a buy as configured, ship the next day (which is free) deal.

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                      • #12
                        Just an update: Dell has now offered $500 off instantly on the price for the above laptop.

                        I just ordered one for $770.

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like a helluva deal.

                          How much does that one weigh?
                          When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 29 2005, 09:12 AM) Quoted post
                            Sounds like a helluva deal.

                            How much does that one weigh? [/b][/quote]

                            ~5.3 lbs. I believe it's their second lightest notebook.

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(Iowa_Card @ Oct 27 2005, 07:59 PM) Quoted post

                              Found this deal from Dell out a little earlier tonight:

                              http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/con...c=i600MRS&s=dhs

                              Inspiron 600m
                              Pentium® M Processor 735(1.70 GHz/400MHz FSB) 14.1-in XGA w/32MB Video
                              Genuine Windows® XP Home
                              1GB DDR SDRAM 2 Dimms
                              60GB Hard Drive
                              24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
                              Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps)
                              6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (53 WHr)

                              I'm seriously thinking of getting this one. The configuration normally lists at $1299, but they're selling it for $899 (plus $30 handling fee). The downside is that you can't upgrade most of the internal components. It's a buy as configured, ship the next day (which is free) deal.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              I'd like to get one of those for myself. How did you get the price down to $770?

                              Is it worth the extra money to get the extended warranty? My dad had to replace the screen on his Dell 3 times.

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