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Old 03-19-2005, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i know there are tons of threads bout this, but ppl won't respond if i post on an old one

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my brother is going to college, and my dad has given me the duty of finding a good laptop for him. we can spend about $1000 on it, but nothing over, we are mainly looking for around 800-900.

I am stuck though, b/c looking for a laptop compared to a desktop is way harder. there are tons of brands to get

my dad seems intent on getting one from a PC magazine, such as Dell's or HP's. but i'm not so sure these are the best for money. i've been lookin on newegg and tigerdirect (which has refurbished, which i dont want) but i dunno what to get.

heres around what i'm looking for:
around 60 gig HD, 40 acceptable but 60 = great
also some type of pentium or amd, NO CELERON
nothing else matters too much else

Anyone sugest anything? how are acers?

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The averatec are good for the money and are just under 1G
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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once dell had a $500 coupon and i built a really nice laptop (just for the fun of it, wanted to see how much it costed) for around $1200, so you could always watch dell's site for big coupons

other than that, averatecs are nice for the money and pretty light
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...149-015&depa=3

thats a nice one
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Anything besides an Apple, seriously the worst laptop I EVER used!
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thats a nice one
yes it is, but i've seen athlon 64's on an averatec and it only costs ~$950 if i remember correctly
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it even comes with a rebate
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anyone else??
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If he wants a cool looking laptop get an apple. They have the highest wow factor out of any other laptop. I have a 12in ibook and everyone thinks it is the coolest even though other people have much more expensive ones.
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My dad has an averatec, and he loves it. its light, its fast, its well-built, and its a good machine for school. I would definitly recommend an averatec computer.
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