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Old 10-21-2003, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i'm having trouble figuring the worth of my Laptop
it's a Dell Inspiron (in Canadian Dollars plz)

14.1" LCD Display (no dead pixels)
866Mhz
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ATI Mobility Radeon 16 MB DDR
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Integrated Network, and Modem
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$600. Laptop prices have really come down over the last year.
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Old 10-21-2003, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Laptop prices have really come down over the last year.
Disagree - I think laptops hold their value really well. I have a similar laptop, a bit older, slower, slightly less RAM and a smaller graphics card, about three or four years old if not five, and it's still worth a few hundred.
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Disagree - I think laptops hold their value really well. I have a similar laptop, a bit older, slower, slightly less RAM and a smaller graphics card, about three or four years old if not five, and it's still worth a few hundred.
You can get a brand new laptop with an AMD XP in it for a grand. $650 maybe, but I don't see getting any more then that. Sorry guys, I'm a buyer for a living, I think it would be a push to get any more then that.
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I think its worth $799 Canadian. Which OS is it running?
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Thanks, that helped. i was under the impression of like $250 or so
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i have a 1ghz p3 dell with 512mb ram and 32mb video with a 30gb hard drive and 24x cd-rw/dvd drive. it was 2,500 when i bought it last year. so it would probably be about 800 now, and it also weighs like 500 lbs, so that would decrease the price a little
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when i first seen dell, i thought "Crap"

personally i wouldnt pay more then 200 dollars for your laptop.

and on top of that, i find laptops ultra crappy compared to home pc's.

i have 4 sisters, 2 have pc's and 2 have laptops, 1 sister regrets the laptop, the other one will come around

If your gonna buy a laptop, buy a ghetto one like yours, but of course only use it for web surfing and office work
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when i first seen dell, i thought "Crap"

personally i wouldnt pay more then 200 dollars for your laptop.

and on top of that, i find laptops ultra crappy compared to home pc's.

i have 4 sisters, 2 have pc's and 2 have laptops, 1 sister regrets the laptop, the other one will come around

If your gonna buy a laptop, buy a ghetto one like yours, but of course only use it for web surfing and office work


I've finally realized that if it isn't home built, it is generally crap.
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Not true. Why do people get laptops?

1. Portability
2. Portability
3. Portability
4. Portability

If you arn't going to take it anywhere, then it's not worth the trade-offs. But to a lot of people, it is.
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