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Old 10-27-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default where can I get a cheap notebook (please recommend something too)

that will let me run xp pro, and I only plan on using it for internet, music, and tuning MS.
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that will let me run xp pro, and I only plan on using it for internet, music, and tuning MS.

i have 4 laptops sitting on my floor of my office. too bad they are tagged.
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i have 4 laptops sitting on my floor of my office. too bad they are tagged.
ya think I can buy some shitty P3 for like $300, or is that just a waste of cash?
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I've had good experience with Dell laptop hardware. The service side of things sucks *** however. I've got two Dell laptops (i8600 and i9200) and they have been problem free with the exception of a bad video card after 3 years on the i8600. I'd still recommend Dell laptops, the value is tough to beat. Just hope that you don't have to deal with tech support on anything more than a cookie cutter type problem.
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oh I forgot, I'll never buy another gateway product. I had some problems with the last notebook I got that died after 4 months.
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wait for a dell $700 off sale if they're still doing them
GF got a nice laptop last year for 800 bucks.
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The best deal I've found was the day after Thanksgiving at Best Buy (or other places like Circuit City). But I'll never do that again. My time is worth more than waiting inline for that long.

Though the Toshiba laptop I'm typing this on was $900 and ended up being $400 after rebate.
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I bought a used IBM Thinkpad P3: 500mhz, 160mb ram, 10gb harddrive. Got it on craigslist and picked it up locally for $100 cash. Works flawlessly and only gripes are its slow booting time and the battery life 1.5hr with screen on. Works just fine for tuning which is its sole purpose right now so I am happy.
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You can pickup the compaq/HP vz line of notebooks for like 400-500 w/ a turion..should last you for quite awhile
Over kill: Dell E1505 dual core ~ 600

or craigslist and find some P4age for like 300
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http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4530647 <- Just went out of stock. Dammit.

Fry's has some rocking deals. The girl just got a 14" Widescreen Compaq at under $500 3 months ago.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4971431 <- is a good deal too.

I like the Thinkpad: http://dealnews.com/deals/Refurbishe...ed/136786.html

The thinkpads have always put up with a lot of abuse. I particularly like the mouse eraser unit when tuning since it's grease resistant.


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