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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aces1999, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. aces1999

    aces1999 Thread Starter

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    I need to buy a laptop and don't know a lot about computers. Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced laptop. I would like to get a decent machine without spending more than around $600 is this possible? thanks for any input.
     
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    also, my search list is getting rather long, how do I delete some of the threads?
     
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    Ok, after looking around a little I am thinking about going with an ACER. Any suggestions about the pros v. cons with this product. I also have to sell my current PC, how should I go about that? It's a dimension 3000 with pentium 4 2.8 GHz, 512 MB of Ram, 800 front bus, what else.... I like the pc but really need a notebook.
     
  4. buck52

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    Howdy

    donate it to a charity and take the tax deduction... ;)

    In all seriousness...without looking I would guess that machine is a dime a dozen in your local "want advertizer"...the one in my area has page after page of pc's for sale for dirt cheap... might be better to just keep it as a backup as opposed to basically "giving" it away

    which search list? searches for your posts?

    buck
     
  5. ezymony

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    I bought my Acer for Christmas 3003wlci From Circuit City $599 12 month no interest I like it the only con so far is battery life is about 1 hr. It has 60 gig hd 512 ram built in wireless the battery life is not a big problem for me i use it at home anyway just plug it up to wall socket.
     
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    i have an acer aspire 1500 series that was a little pricier ($1050). it runs great as far as being stable and not crashing. the battery life averages about 2.5-3 hrs when i'm using the wireless feature and surfing the net. having a 15"+ screen also doesn't help. the only con is that the amd athlon 64 processor gets HOT!
    i'm sure if you got a notebook with a slower processor, it wouldn't get so hot. and if the notebook has a smaller screen, then there's not as much to light up. thereby increasing your battery life.
    a couple of places i've looked for laptops before purchasing mine were newegg.com, microcenter.com, and tigerdirect.com

    as far as the old computer, why not keep it? network the 2 together and use the dell for file storage.

    happy hunting :)
     
  7. aces1999

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    thanks for all the advice, but I need the room and the money for the used dell. It's a great machine but must go. The stats are good. Any suggestions for how to unload it?
     
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    I would look into a newer used laptop. Or you can go to www.geeks.com and pick up a good refurbished laptop that coms with OS and all else for right around 600.00.
     
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    says who... As I said there are many for sale all over the place...

    sorry to be blunt but... that desktop is worth basically nothing...

    try Ebay...it a sellers market... you might find a, you no what/who, to fit the seat ;)

    buck
     
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    you can also try here http://www.laptopcloseout.com/usa/store.html they have several listed in your price range.

    You would probably get lucky if you can get $300 for your present system. And that would include the Monitor and the OS discs that came with it. Sorry for the bad news. Used Dell systems are not bringing a lot as they are so cheap to buy in the first place.
     
  11. aces1999

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    thanks for all your advice.... being blunt is best why ask for info if you don't wanna hear it. I think I might have found someone to buy it for $475!!!!! knowing the computer like I do, it is worth it.... great stats.... used for gaming. Now to find a laptop. Thanks everyone!
     
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