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Need Help buying a new laptop...

By Greenmachine
Sep 6, 2006
  1. Hi guys. My girlfriend is looking to buy a laptop for school and is wanting to spend less than $800. She does not really need anything to crazy but I would like it to have a good processor (no celeron or sempron), 40-60GB hard drive, and 512-1GB RAM. I have been shopping around a little bit on dell.com, mrnotebook.com, and compusa.com.
    1. Dell's Inspiron E1505 looks pretty nice.
    2.http://www.compusa.com/products/pro...oduct_code=340179&Pn=Aspire_5003WLMi_Notebook

    what do you guys think? I am not limited to these two laptops by any means.
    Cheers
     
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    Asus make some very descent laptops for a very competitive price.

    I havnt got time to look now, but if you remind me later I'll investigate for you.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  3. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    knock knock
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    If you get no response, try sending him a PM (private message).
     
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    Sorry mate, totally forgot about this. Anyways, as I said, Asus make some VERY nice laptops. In your pricerange, unfortunately I couldnt find any, but for $200 more, you can get a very nice one HERE
    Another brand I've had good experiences with is LG, and they are in your pricerange, the K1323MA should be just within your price range, I couldnt find any pages within America but here is an Australian one: http://www.stormcomputers.com.au/ca...=1607&osCsid=d1a27612f4a382faef9dcfff102d9740.

    Keep in mind that the Australian dollar is worth less than the USD so it whould work out at about $800.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  6. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    Thanks for the help

    We ended up going with Dell's Inspiron E1505
    Here are the specs:
    1). we upgraded processor - Intel Core Duo Proc T2400 1.83GHz
    2). we upgraded RAM - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
    3). 60GB 5400rpm SATA Hard drive
    4). 24X CD burner/DVD combo drive
    5). we upgraded wireless card - Intel Pro/wireless 3945a/g
    6). 15.4" Wide Screen XGA display with TrueLife
    7). Windows XP Media Center Edition - I am not too wild about this OS but I have a Windpws XP PRo CD I will probably install.

    With TAX and shipping it came out to $900. What do you think?
     
  7. fury..

    fury.. TS Rookie Posts: 29

    its a good system for school related stuff.
     
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