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Old 04-15-2009, 10:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im going to college soon and i need to buy a new laptop seeing as i fried my old computer. i wanna buy a brand new one, with DVD/CD, about 15" screen, usb ports, 2 gig memory, 250 HD, and a good quality machine and processor that doesnt over heat all the time. (and ability to hook up to wireless net on campus)

most importantly i wanna spend a MAX of 500$
is there any site that i can get all of that without an O.S. already installed, i have a Vista Black so i dont really wanna pay for an O.S. if i can get it for cheaper without it.

anyone have any sites where i could find this (even with O.S. already on it)?

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P.S.- im really sorry if i posted this in the wrong spot, i read the forum rules and i couldnt find why i wouldnt be aloud to but if im in the wrong with this one my bad, and would a administrator be able to move it to the right spot? thanks again!
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Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite L305D-S5914 NoteBook AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+ 15.4" Wide XGA 2GB Memory DDR2 667 160GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Radeon X1250 IGP - Laptops / Notebooks

About the best you'll do on that budget. I'd watch Newegg for a little while sometimes they have HUGE deals on laptops. So don't purchase just yet.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would wait until school actually starts, or when you absolutely need to have one, since laptops drop in price so fast, I bought a $800 one and 2 months later it was around $550.
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DANG so nvm ab the budget, its actually a 1500$ one now haha!
so ya any idears?
so total stuff i need on it (with some added things)
-dvd/cd
-15-17" SCREEN
-2-4 gigs of memory
-250+ HD
-good processor
-cooled well
-protective case available
-prefferably no OS already on it
-long battery life
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Does this mean that you want to eat up the entire 1500 or do you want to save some lunch money for next week?

You're probably not going to find a laptop without an OS, since laptops come from major companies and they always have OS installed + bloatware.

Newegg.com - MSI GT627-218US NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600&#40;2.40GHz&#41; 15.4&#34; Wide SXGA&#43; 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS - Laptops / Notebooks

Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Qosmio X305-Q710 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P7450&#40;2.13GHz&#41; 17.0&#34; Wide XGA&#43; 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS - Laptops / Notebooks

And of course you'll get the 32-bit OS.
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If you plan on carrying the laptop around with you I would consider getting something smaller than a 15.4'.
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15.4 or smaller is good for carrying, if it's gonna be a desktop replacement, then go ahead and get a 17"
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I would honestly carry a 17". But that is just me, I'm not one to whine about a little extra weight. I wear plenty at work. 17" inch screens are nice on laptops. I just don't like the heat.
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I wouldn't want a laptop larger than a 13.3". In my opinions laptops are meant to be portable so that should be the main priority when buying one.
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The ones I listed were nine I believe.
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