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Buying a New Laptop

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07-15-2008, 03:31 AM
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I'm buying a new laptop and it's been hard finding one in my price range, around $600-700 USD. Need at least a Core2Duo or AMD equivalent, plus at least 2 gb RAM. Anyone got ideas?

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It shouldnt be too hard finding one within that price range. I've seen a lot like that at local stores, but not sure about the specs. You can also try at ebay.

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K...I think I've found one from Acer. Anyone used their laptops before?

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Dell Inspiron, check the deals - you will definitely be able to get something with that spec for your price range.

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Dells are great value and I really have not had many problems with them(Own 4). The new Compaqs also are good from what I hear.

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buy a mac

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Originally Posted by MonstaCollection View Post
buy a mac
For $700? I doubt it.

Get a Vostro 1510 from Dell Small Business.

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You should check ebay, some of the new laptops on there are pretty damn cheap, recently got myself a new X60 tablet for ~1000 but the non tablets laptops would be starting to hit your price range

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I bought a Dell Vostro 1710, and I'm really happy with it's value... except that I got caught in the whole nVidia graphics "weak die" situation.

If I would be buying a new laptop today, I would go for a Dell Studio 17. I think you might be able to get one without extras in your budget. However, I think that the 1920x1200 screen upgrade and the discrete graphics are nice to have...

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I'd say to save up your money a little more and buy the Dell XPS M1330 or a MacBook.

Those are my two recommendations. Slim and small.

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