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Old 07-22-2008, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my cousin sent me an email on some dirt cheap laptops but I am not sure whether or not they are worth the buy. I was trying to look up some specifications but it was a little difficult finding some. What do you guys say? Do you think this laptop is worth the $399.99 price? Or is there something better for around the same price?

By the way, the site he gave me to check out is this:

Best Laptops Under $500 - Yahoo! Shopping
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,

Vostro specs right from Dell's site.

Dell Vostro 1000 Laptop Product Details

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Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic, Service Pack 1
24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive with Cyberlink Power DVD
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 Dimm
80GB1 5400RPM Hard Drive
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory™ (integrated)
Integrated Audio
Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Wi-Fi Internal Card
29 WHr 4-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
1 Year Basic Limited Warranty2 plus 1 Year Mail-in Service
While not the greatest it will get the job done. It all depends on what you want to do with the laptop.

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Old 07-23-2008, 02:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello,

Vostro specs right from Dell's site.

Dell Vostro 1000 Laptop Product Details



While not the greatest it will get the job done. It all depends on what you want to do with the laptop.

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Well basically we are getting one for my little sister who is off to college. She won't be doing any gaming or anything that demands a lot of power. All she will be using it for is basic internet surfing for research papers, AIM, Microsoft Office, and any other applications that typical college students use.

Also, for another $25 you can add in an Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor.

What do you guys say? Worth it for those purposes or a waste of $400?
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For the purpose it will be used for. Just fine. My wife has a Inspiron 1501 which cost us over $1K and she uses it for mainly those purposes with less specs. Great deal.

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I have one and they are really good.
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