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Old 10-10-2005, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much would you pay for this laptop?

Its a new, custom build with an MSI shell... Im thinking about buying it and was wondering how much you guys would pay for it so I can get an idea of if I am getting any kind of deal or not. Thanks.

Here are the specs...

2.13 GHz Intel® Pentium® M 533 MHz FSB Processors (Intel® Pentium® M processor 770)

Intel® 915PM Chipset (Alviso)

Graphics & Video Module
NVDIA® GeForce™ 6600 Go with 128 VRAM

Main Memory
Kingston 1GB SO-DIMM DDR 400, MAX: 2GB
*One Open Slot*

15.4" Glare WXGA LCD (1280 x 800)

PC Cards Slot
PCMCIA 2.1 Compliant, Type II x 1

Card Reader
MMC/SD/MS 3-in-1 Card Reader

Hard Disk Drive
Seagate® 80GB 5400 RPM 2.5" 9.5mm IDE HDD with Ultra ATA-100

Optical Drive
Dual-Layer DVD Burner

Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN and modem Module

Wireless LAN
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915A/B/G (NEW)

I/O Ports
VGA Port x 1 (D-Sub, 15-pin)

TV-out (S-Video) Port x 1

USB 2.0 Port x 4

IEEE 1394 Port x 1

Mic-in Port x 1

Headphone Out x 1

Modem Port x 1

LAN Port x 1

AC'97 2.2, SoundBlaster™ Compatible

Battery Pack & Life
Li-ion 8 cells battery (4400mHh), 65W

AC Adapter
19V DC, 65W/Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

13.98" (L) x 10.04" (D) x 1.18" (H)

6.39 Lbs

Operating System
Windows XP Pro *****(Include)****


So... what do you think? Also post some concerns or questions you might have about it

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1500~2000 dollars give or take. i would say around 1700

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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~1800 bucks, off hand.

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Originally posted by PZEROFGH
1500~2000 dollars give or take. i would say around 1700
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks... the only thing I was a little concerned about was the screen but I guess the difference between a better one isnt that big of a deal... or is it? I dont really have much experience with laptops and havent really ever compared any in person. Is this type of screen really crappy?
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's fine imo. Personally I like 15" screens better than 17" if that's what you're worried about. More battery life, smaller/lighter laptop.
I'd go about ~1700 in terms of price
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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1500 sounds good
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wouldn't buy it at all. Price irrelevant.

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