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Old 06-27-2005, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone tell me where I could get a tgood, cheap laptop? I dont want a used one, this is for school. I dont need power, I just really need reliability, and the obvious wireless and long battery life. Centrino comes to mind, but what brand? What reseller? I was told to go with Toshiba if I can. I would like to go with IBM, but they are pretty expensive. Sugegstions, please.

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Old 06-27-2005, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Averatec 3200 and 3250

If you got any questions on the 3200, i have one, and I love it
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Whats a good place to get it cheap? Should I just go up to Best Buy or CompUSA or Circuit City for this one?
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the words 'good' and 'cheap' don't usually work out very well. But I'm using a 500 dollar toshiba right now with a celeron, and it runs good, but not great. for gaming, i wouldnt use it but for other stuff i would.
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Well, powerslave, my laptop is going to fall under your "other stuff" catergory. A Celeron will be quite sufficient for me.
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How do we all think about this one?
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...&pfp=62605Sale

Remember, I do NOT need power! I am NOT going to be gaming on this, and I will NOT be running any hard appz. This will be for note taking and internet browsing. It is for school, will not be for any other purposes.

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Old 06-27-2005, 01:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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looks good if that's all your going to be doing..
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I need reliability, lots and lots of it. I cannot afford to have this thing break on me. You cannot just judge a laptop by what is in it, it is not like a desktop. Just because a laptop has a, for example, 6800GT in it dosent make it a good laptop. It could be of crap craftsmanship, ya dig?
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I have a Compaq Evo N800, thing is beautiful. I know they don't make these anymore, or pretty sure they don't, but my compaq is very reliable. I had an accident and it got dropped and smashed the corner of it, thing still works like a charm. With HP buying compaq now, not sure how things might have changed but I would recommend a compaq for reliability.
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Compaq and reliability, as far as I know, do not belong in the same sentence. Maybe if you are talking about the furthest thing from reliable, get a compaq, but...

But you swear by thaat, eh? I dont know, even before I knew ANYTHING about computers (so many moons ago) I was against Compaq. You really think Compaq for reliability? I'm not saying that you are wrong, I'm just saying that I have heard the EXACT opposite. Need some more opinions.
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