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Old 06-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just wondering about a laptop.

Not neccesarily wanting to get one but curious none the less.

Something under $700 USD, 12-14" screen, at least a Pentium Dual Core, no budget atom, any amount of ram is fine as i will just upgrade it, proper harddrisk (120GB is plenty).

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Just wondering about a laptop.

Doesn't Harvey Norman give you staff discounts?
You better not be using Kevin Rudd's $900 Funny Money to purchase this.

On a serious note,
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

Considering that is working out to be much less than the my Australian buy price, that is a really good steal.


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Default Re: Just wondering about a laptop.

MSI VR220 go for around $700 USD
MSI VR220-033US T3400 2.16GHz 12.1in 250GB HDD 2GB PC2-5300 (DDR2-667) 802.11a/g/n DL DVD +- R/RW Windows Vista Home Premium Notebook Blue Retail at ZipZoomfly

The VR420 are under $500 a lot of places, those are pretty nice for the money and I'll bet you can get them for a good price where you are (sorry, I know diddly about buying in AU).
MSI VR420-014US 14in 160GB HDD 2GB PC2-5300 (DDR2-667) 802.11b/g DL DVD +- R/RW Windows Vista Home Premium Notebook Silver Retail at ZipZoomfly

If you go to MSI's site I'm sure they can give you a list of retailers in your area.
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