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Old 08-25-2005, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble deciding who to buy from. My options are pretty much either Dell or Gateway right now.. I know everyone hates both.

I'm also looking at an HP too... All I really need it for is the internet and word processing for school.

I'd like about 2.0Ghz cpu, 60 gig HDD, 512 RAM, and 15" screen...

price range is about 1000-1500... graphics aren't too important, I'd just like to be able to play some lower end games..


any suggestions?
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Old 08-25-2005, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend HP over Dell and Gateway (Gateway's just eMachines now).
Shop and customize whatever you want here. I'd start with the one on the far right @ $579 and build it way up.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ion&catLevel=1

I would recommend a Centrino/Pentium M processor or a Turion (cheaper and pretty much the same thing)
512mb of memory (1gb isn't much more)
and a 12-cell battery (way longer battery life)
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you can get a nice hp with a 3 year warranty

amd athlon 64 3200+
512mb of ram
15in wide screen monitor
some 128mb graphics card(you dont care)
free printer
3 year warranty
i believe its the zv6000
60GB harddrive

EDIT: price is about 1050 dollars or so
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Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
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Processor AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3200+ (2.0GHz/512KB L2 Cache)
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Display 15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800)
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Graphics Card 128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
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Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM (2x256MB)
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Hard Drive 60 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
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Primary CD/DVD Drive DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
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Networking Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
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Primary Battery 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
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Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
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HP extended service plans 3-year HP Express Repair extended service plan
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your additional options:
Click "edit" to modify. NOTE: These items are in stock and will ship immediately.
Special printer offer Free HP Deskjet Printer



http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ns_continue.do

you can lower the 3 year warranty to get a lower price. also i gave you a 12 cell battery which is about 50 dollars more, and xp pro is about 25 dollars more. so im just giving you a ballpark and how much it is, its probably about 800-900 dollars with no warranty
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thank you for the suggestions...

i know the warrenty is a good idea, but i'm reluctant because of the price. lol if i don't get it, something will happen, and if i do get it nothing will happen, i know it.
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lol. you might just want to get 2 years
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Buy the Dell Inspiron 6000 with that special coupon code

You'll get same exact specs, save a couple hundred dollars, and get an extra year on the warranty (4 years) if you buy the Dell.

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theres another special coupon code...??
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Chech out onthegopc.com and peruse their selection of laptops.

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Check out www.techbargains.com for great coupon deals on laptops including Dell. Watch carefully for the exact details and the expiration dates. Then before you buy start at www.ebates.com and get an extra 2% on most of Dell's deals.
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