Help with purchasing a notebook computer

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    Nov 13, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    I'm on the verge of purchasing a notebook.
    Portability, price and size are the main factors.

    Want one that doesn't cost too much

    Can anyone recommend a good product that they use or know of

    Thanks much for any suggestions
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    Go to Dells scratch and dent web page and see what they have. I got the magnum lap top/desk top replacement (Inspiron 9400) for a very decent price compared to retail 3.25 years ago. So far so good. This one was set up for desk top publishing and all Ireally wanted was a ton of Ram and memory. This one had that. Someone special ordered it and refused delivery. They had a ton of returns for what ever reason on there set up for gaming. Lap tops have shorter life spans than desk tops so be forewarned. We kill them off (lap tops) like crazy at work. All brands. Good luck.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:33 AM GMT
    Love my Dell

    Don't buy Gateway icon_evil.gif
    So effin angry at them
    Had it "fixed" under warranty
    Stopped working a month after the warranty expired
    and the computer was expensive icon_evil.gif
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Blondizgd saidI'm on the verge of purchasing a notebook.
    Portability, price and size are the main factors

    Can anyone recommend a good product that they use or know of

    Thanks much for any suggestions


    Oh, this is a good time to buy a notebook. Go to the school isle of CVS or STAPLES. What color do you want? Do you want spiral-bound or heat-sealed bound? Ruled or unruled? Images from the latest Twilight movie on the front, or glitter?

    JUST kidding!

    Test out any notebook or netbook to see if you like the keyboard. Get one with Windows 7.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    Blondizgd saidI'm on the verge of purchasing a notebook.
    Portability, price and size are the main factors

    Can anyone recommend a good product that they use or know of

    Thanks much for any suggestions


    Oh, this is a good time to buy a notebook. Go to the school isle of CVS or STAPLES. What color do you want? Do you want spiral-bound or heat-sealed bound? Ruled or unruled? Images from the latest Twilight movie on the front, or glitter?

    JUST kidding!

    Test out any notebook or netbook to see if you like the keyboard. Get one with Windows 7.


    LOL - thanks for your suggestion :-)
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    sexylatinboi saidLove my Dell

    Don't buy Gateway icon_evil.gif
    So effin angry at them
    Had it "fixed" under warranty
    Stopped working a month after the warranty expired
    and the computer was expensive icon_evil.gif


    Thanks for your suggestion icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    Kev1962 saidGo to Dells scratch and dent web page and see what they have. I got the magnum lap top/desk top replacement (Inspiron 9400) for a very decent price compared to retail 3.25 years ago. So far so good. This one was set up for desk top publishing and all Ireally wanted was a ton of Ram and memory. This one had that. Someone special ordered it and refused delivery. They had a ton of returns for what ever reason on there set up for gaming. Lap tops have shorter life spans than desk tops so be forewarned. We kill them off (lap tops) like crazy at work. All brands. Good luck.


    Thanks much for your suggestion
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    There's only one answer to this question, at least in my mind

    24kt-gold-diamonds-macbook-pro_48.jpg

    Maybe not gold plated....but still
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidThere's only one answer to this question, at least in my mind

    24kt-gold-diamonds-macbook-pro_48.jpg

    Maybe not gold plated....but still


    That looks like it weighs a ton
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    Blondizgd saidI'm on the verge of purchasing a notebook.
    Portability, price and size are the main factors

    Can anyone recommend a good product that they use or know of

    Thanks much for any suggestions


    The 99-cent store has great values on sprial bound Notebooks and they come in several colors. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    JW61 said
    Blondizgd saidI'm on the verge of purchasing a notebook.
    Portability, price and size are the main factors

    Can anyone recommend a good product that they use or know of

    Thanks much for any suggestions


    The 99-cent store has great values on sprial bound Notebooks and they come in several colors. icon_lol.gif


    LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

    I know I went there, but they were all out
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    Go to HP.com or Dell.com
    Prices have dropped like a stone. Also if you are lucky enough to have a Staples, Office Depot and Office Max use your Saturday to check out what they have on sale. They all have a sale, just depends what you want.

    If price is not your major consideration go to Apple,com
    Apples are nice, but expensive compared to PCs.
    Good Luck.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    I think most guys here will tell you to get a MacBook. Thanks to the Microsoft ads, Apple dropped the price a little. MacBooks start at $1000. Pretty reasonable.

    But if price is a real concern, then buy whatever you are willing to pay. You can get a fully loaded Lenovo ThinkPad T400 for under $1000. And surprisingly, some of the Sony laptops have come down in price. You can get a fully loaded Vaio for around $700. Dell is ok too. But I would recommend buying it from the Small Business site. Customer support is waaay better.

    I guess it all comes down to how much you want to pay. What sort of tasks you'll be doing. What specific features you're looking for. And what size screen you want.
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI think most guys here will tell you to get a MacBook. Thanks to the Microsoft ads, Apple dropped the price a little. MacBooks start at $1000. Pretty reasonable.

    But if price is a real concern, then buy whatever you are willing to pay. You can get a fully loaded Lenovo ThinkPad T400 for under $1000. And surprisingly, some of the Sony laptops have come down in price. You can get a fully loaded Vaio for around $700. Dell is ok too. But I would recommend buying it from the Small Business site. Customer support is waaay better.

    I guess it all comes down to how much you want to pay. What sort of tasks you'll be doing. What specific features you're looking for. And what size screen you want.


    $1000. that's way too much

    was thinking about $300-$400 max

    Thanks for your information