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leonarmston
12-20-2003, 01:20 PM
Hi guys, want to get a laptop for christmas. Have about a 1000 to spend want to get a good laptop with a 64MB Graphics card, 40GB hard disk and at least 256MB RAM and a fast processor would be nice. Just wondering if you guys know any sites that sell good laptops cheap or know of any deals around.

Also my cousin works for a computer company and can get 15% of Dell and Compaq laptops.

Thanks

muchspl2
12-20-2003, 01:37 PM
http://resellerratings.dealtime.com/xKW-laptop/NS-1/GS.html
this is a good place

or you can find a compact and get the hook up from your cousin

Livy
12-20-2003, 05:21 PM
http://www.ebuyer.co.uk
and
http://www.dabs.com

Samurai
12-20-2003, 05:39 PM
Hi, If you're interested, I'm about ready to part with my laptop and I believe it covers all of your requirements if not more. It's worth about 1000 but I'm willing to sell it for around 600.

Give me 10 minutes and I'll post the system specs.

Regards,

Samurai

Livy
12-20-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Samurai@20 December 2003 - 17:39
Hi, If you're interested, I'm about ready to part with my laptop and I believe it covers all of your requirements if not more. It's worth about 1000 but I'm willing to sell it for around 600.

Give me 10 minutes and I'll post the system specs.

Regards,

Samurai
same here, i was wanting to get a newer one too.

mines an athlon 1500xp.
128mb ram and extra 256mb added.
20gb hdd.
ati mobility graphics, up to 64mb shared ram.
24x cd-rom
14.1" screen

edit: its a compaq evo n1015v

go it for 700 a year ago. of dabs

Samurai
12-20-2003, 05:57 PM
Just checked my laptop... too embarrased to say what the specs were. Let's just say it's worth slightly less than I originally thought :lol:

DWk
12-20-2003, 06:06 PM
i bet it got p2 mmx!!! a friend of mine got one hehe

Samurai
12-20-2003, 06:22 PM
Pentium? Try Celeron with a clock speed of 550 :lol:

Haven't really used it that much, that's the worst part about it... paid 1200 when it first come out.

mooseman2070
12-21-2003, 02:55 AM
gee that musta been when celerons were, "the future of computing"

DWk
12-21-2003, 05:06 AM
celeron is better than p2mmx..... <_<

Kunal
12-21-2003, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Livy+20 December 2003 - 18:44--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Livy @ 20 December 2003 - 18:44)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Samurai@20 December 2003 - 17:39
Hi, If you&#39;re interested, I&#39;m about ready to part with my laptop and I believe it covers all of your requirements if not more. It&#39;s worth about 1000 but I&#39;m willing to sell it for around 600.

Give me 10 minutes and I&#39;ll post the system specs.

Regards,

Samurai
same here, i was wanting to get a newer one too.

mines an athlon 1500xp.
128mb ram and extra 256mb added.
20gb hdd.
ati mobility graphics, up to 64mb shared ram.
24x cd-rom
14.1" screen

edit: its a compaq evo n1015v

go it for 700 a year ago. of dabs [/b][/quote]
Livy ill give you 25 for it :D





*Sold&#33;*

:lol:

Lamsey
12-21-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by DWk@21 December 2003 - 04:06
celeron is better than p2mmx.....&nbsp; <_<
&#39;P2MMX&#39; isn&#39;t a chip. ;)

There was the Pentium, then the Pentium Pro, then the Pentium MMX and after that the Pentium 2 (which happens to have MMX support, as do all modern CPUs).

There&#39;s no such thing as a CPU branded "P2MMX".

clocker
12-21-2003, 02:03 PM
Did you ever sort out your battery problem, Lamsey?

Lamsey
12-21-2003, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by clocker@21 December 2003 - 13:03
Did you ever sort out your battery problem, Lamsey?
Nope, no-one seemed to be able to provide any easy way of testing where the fault lies. At some point I might risk it and buy a new battery, but it&#39;s quite a big risk :(

clocker
12-21-2003, 02:47 PM
Oh well.
I&#39;m sure it will make a very attractive candle holder till then.

Lamsey
12-21-2003, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by clocker@21 December 2003 - 13:47
Oh well.
I&#39;m sure it will make a very attractive candle holder till then.
It still works fine on AC power ;)

I can still use it in uni, in lectures or in labs, just have to find a plug point. A minor inconvenience.

I can also still use it here, so WeeMouse and I can be online at the same time (no more fighting over the keyboard :rolleyes: ).

But it&#39;s not as convenient as having a working battery - so I&#39;d not recommend going via eBay for getting a laptop. Too many things can go wrong. Things could have been worse for me.

clocker
12-21-2003, 03:10 PM
So, all you need to do is carry a 50ft extension cord with you at all times and you&#39;re good to go, eh?

Lamsey
12-21-2003, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by clocker@21 December 2003 - 14:10
So, all you need to do is carry a 50ft extension cord with you at all times and you&#39;re good to go, eh?
http://www.mcbriens.net/liam/img/smilies/lol.gif

3rd gen noob suggested that I attach a portable AC generator to my bike on a trailer :rolleyes:

DWk
12-21-2003, 03:26 PM
yea sure man....why not pull it from home to gas station...fill it up, then goto uni and use it :rolleyes:

muchspl2
12-21-2003, 03:35 PM
source (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006686K/103-3188673-2170263?v=glance&s=electronics&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER&vi=pictures&img=14#more-pictures)

I plug my laptop on one of those on trips for entertainment on the road & maps etc
works good, my old gateways batt is shot and only holds a chargs for about 62 seconds before it cuts off