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Old 02-11-2007, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I'm new to forum and was wondering if I could get some advice.

I have a $600.00 budget to buy a new laptop. I don't need anything special, but do need it reliable. I will be using it for home/business/media sharing, and some internet surfing.

Can anyone help point in the right direction?
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_Pavilion...02.html?tag=pop

taken from "to good to be true?" thread about 15 threads down..
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the link seems to be broken...
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found it, but it's listed for like $679...? I need to find something for $600 no less. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ive got this lappy...bought it for less off ebay.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=J156-4310


No, its not as thick as it looks and runs very smooth, the wireless net is very good and i get excellent signal most of the time.
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That Compaq one is good as long as you're not playing games.
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That Compaq one is good as long as you're not playing games.
Its actually an Hp, they just use the model name compaq nc6000 but when it boots up good ol hp comes out. Yeah the graphics arent the best, but still way better than intel gma and older games will run fairly well, call of duty is one of them for example. Outstanding battery life.....5+ hours

Edit: It says integrated graphics on tiger direct but it actually has the mobility radeon 9600 , either 32mb or 64mb.
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...11794_div.HTML
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Oh wow, that's not bad at all then. My dad's old laptop is almost the same one except he has Intel graphics built in, not ATI. He can't even play WoW on his.
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