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Old 01-01-2009, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my sister is looking for a new laptop, so i was wondering if you guys had any input on what are some good deals. thanks for any help
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what is she going to do with this laptop?
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she will mostly be using it for entertainment. for music, pictures, school.
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she will mostly be using it for entertainment. for music, pictures, school.
Well, it depends a lot on your budget also. If you are not worried about graphics, You can buy a basic one woth about 2 GB ram and 100gb Harddisk. I use my laptop for same purpose as your sis is going to.. I like Dell laptops, I love their after sales service. However, i myself has a Toshiba
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name us a budget and we can name a laptop.
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up to like 1,000 is what she would be willing to spend
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up to like 1,000 is what she would be willing to spend
fair choice on dells with that price range.
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this is what i recommended:
Newegg.com - MSI GX620-001US NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8400&#40;2.26GHz&#41; 15.4&#34; Wide XGA 4GB Memory 320GB HDD DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks
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^ that looks to be a good laptop. i think some one here owns one of those.
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I personally would get something like this:
Newegg.com - MSI GX630-028US NoteBook AMD Athlon X2 QL-62(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks
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Newegg.com - ASUS X59SR-A1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5800(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 - Laptops / Notebooks

a little cheaper, but just as good for someone who isn't going to use all the bells and whistles, and doesn't need all the horsepower behind it.

I might even suggest the Dell Vostro... Nice price and 3 year warranty to go with it and she can have XP Pro put on it... she can upgrade as she wants or leave it and still have a decent notebook. Keeping it as is, but upgrading the NIC and the 3 year accident coverage is 1k... worth it to me, since I have the XPS M1710 and take it every where...

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