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Old 06-22-2008, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where is the best place to get the cheapest laptop, either with 1GB RAM + XP, or 2GB + Vista?

Already building a good desktop, just might want something for word documents + basic internet browsing.

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Old 06-22-2008, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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eBay? If you want a dirt cheap laptop, eBay's the place to find it. I got an IBM Thinkpad with a Pentium 3 850MHz, 128MB RAM (upgraded it to 512MB), and 30GB hard drive for $160 on eBay. Sure, the specs aren't top notch, but it's capable of web browsing (and has a HUGE 1600x1200 screen for great browsing area) and document editing. I'm using it right now actually. I have Ubuntu Linux on it, but it also runs XP (installed but not using it now) quite well. If that's too low, you can find better PC's for a bit more.


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Old 06-22-2008, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cheap Laptop?

Craiglist can be good, too. But if you are looking for a new one the Dell Vostro seems to be the one to look at. Cheap and better built than Inspirons. Compaq is also a good cheap brand.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a refurbished Compaq laptop from Newegg. For $450 you can get a 1.9g AMD Athlon X2 with 1g memory and 7000m graphics, or an AMD Turion X2 with 2g of memory for $500. They have very good reviews, and people claim that they appear brand new and in awsome shape.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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try buying DELL or ACER brands. Almost all this brands have cheap price.
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