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Old 08-29-2005, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i was wandering what i need to do to get my hands on a laptop that like everyday i can come home.. boot AIM up.. launch the winamp .... wile writing a report. No gaming whatsoever.. style just doesn have to look like garbage.. i just wana know what can i do with a 500-600 dollar price range.. like to keep it real low since i have no source of income and im selling a iPOD Mini. So i have to slowly come up with the money, anyone got any ideas leme know.. also, is building a laptop like a desktop? can i order the parts and put it together? alright thanks
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With Laptops, you don't really have much of a choice other than to go with makers like Dell. So...go check out their website. They have some pretty good deals. You won't be able to upgrade it, but thats what you get when you go with Dell.

EDIT: Checked it out for ya. This laptop is $549 but after a $100 mail-in rebate, so you have to pay $649 up front. Otherwise, this is probably the cheapest decent laptop on the internet...
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hows this one?


http://www.pcpartsohio.com/BookDetail.aspx?item_id=533
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You could do better for the money

Acer has alot of cheap laptop's that seem good
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how about a Mac Mini
the 1.4GHZ processors in Mac's are actually equivalent to about a 2.8GHZ Intel.
you can get AIM, Winamp (if you don't like Itunes, I like it though), MSN messenger and even Word for Mac
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hope he has some spare monitors, keyboard, speakers, and mouse lying around. i say the mac mini is a pretty good deal
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the mac mini is a very nice product for the price.
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the mac mini is a very nice product for the price. Dell is the only option you have.($500-$600, no games)
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Don't say crap liek dell is your only option

http://www.us.ncix.com/products/inde...nufacture=Acer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115195
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how about an ibook?
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