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Old 07-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1500 dollar spending limit with which to buy a laptop that will have microsoft word and powerpoint on it as well as a widescreen screen for playing high definition movies. The laptop must come from a major manufacturer such as dell, HP, Bestbuy, Gateway, etc. If the deal is over the net it must be from a well respected website. I'm mostly interested in getting the most bang for my buck in terms of raw power and will be using windowsxp so that 1 gig of ram will suffice.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This will be easily, has plenty of power, and will be good at gaming.
In fact, this is what im waiting for in the mail.

Dell Inspiron 1520

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium Edition
SCREEN High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch display (1680x1050)
VIDEO CARD 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT
MEMORY 2GB DDR2 at 667MHz
HARD DRIVE 160GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
OPTICAL DRIVE CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)
INTEGRATED WEBCAM Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
BATTERY 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini-Card
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 1Yr Ltd Warranty and Mail-In Service


PRICE:
After $300 off coupon...
$1,273.00 (Pre-Tax)

+another $150 for Microsoft office student, excel,powerpoint,word 2007.

you can get the 2.0Ghz processor (still 4mb cache), and save $100 is desired.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Buy any Laptop, but if you are going for Windows Vista, then please take a 1GB RAM or more, I bought one with 512 MB RAM (Microsoft says minimum hardware requirement) and I landed into a big trouble, my systems was so slow that it used to take 5 min to boot and show up the desktop page, until I upgraded it to 1 GB.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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where is the 300 dollar off coupon?
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice find. I found the coupon but can't figure out what the orange text "Required for Blu-ray drive Expires Saturday, August 23, 2008" means.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ignore that, i dont know what it is either, but it really doesnt matter! :P
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