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Old 01-14-2008, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vostro 1000

* Vostro 1000 Notebook: Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3600+ (2.0GHz 512k)
* Genuine Windows XP Home

System Price : $429.00

Operating System
Genuine Windows XP HomeMemory
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz (2 DIMMs)Hard Disk Drive
120 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)Video
Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1150Media Bay
8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capabilityCertified Refurbished
Certified RefurbishedBase
Vostro 1000 Notebook: Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3600+ (2.0GHz 512k)Hardware Upgrade
4 Cell BatterySoftware Upgrade
No Dell Support Software Installed
Microsoft Works 8.5 with MS Office Trial Version SoftwareNoteBook Screen
15.4 WXGA Notebook ScreenNetwork Interface Card
1390 Wireless Card

Its refurbished from dell, not sure what it will look like :s. Does this look like a good buy for the price?

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Old 01-15-2008, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could do better. Semprons are slow as heck, 4-cell battery is near worthless (1-1.5 hrs tops) plus it's a refurb. You could still get something a lot nicer for under $500. Even if it costs a bit more make sure you do dual core. A single core processor really doesn't cut it with Vista.

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Old 01-15-2008, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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for only $20 more you could get a new toshiba with a pentium dual core 1gb ram, 120gb hdd, and vista premium at bestbuy:

Toshiba - Satellite T2330 Laptop - Onyx Blue - A205-S5804
New build in progress, but this is what I got for now:
-AMD x2 5200+
-Asus M3A78-EM AM2+
-Buffalo 2x1gb ddr2 800
-Hitachi 250gb Sata HDD
-Antec Minuet Case w/ 350w psu
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice find are Toshiba's any good? I've had people tell me that they have quite a bit of problems.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i have a toshiba satellite tablet and havent had any real problems aside from the mouse touch pad going bad. had it for about 2 years though.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Quite nice.

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