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Thread: Best laptop under $1,500?

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    EDIT: See post #6
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    Why did you start a new thread?

    I'll ask again: Are there any preferences like screen size, weight, battery life etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Why did you start a new thread?

    I'll ask again: Are there any preferences like screen size, weight, battery life etc?
    I dunno....

    Again, screen size at least 17".

    Weight? Doesn't matter. It's going to be stationary most of the time, and her current one is a brick.

    Battery life?
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    If it's not really for portability then why a laptop?

    A desktop PC performs much better for less money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    If it's not really for portability then why a laptop?

    A desktop PC performs much better for less money.
    My Mom is handicapped and can't climb stairs. She wants a laptop so that the computer can sit on a small side table, kitchen table, whatever. She doesn't want a computer desk anywhere downstairs.



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    Alright, back to the drawing board (for the last time). I've raised the monetary limit to $1,500. I also spoke to Mum and she doesn't want to get rid of the small table that her current laptop is on, so the size needs to remain the same. Basically, a small screen.

    This is what I'm considering ATM.

    Dell Inspiron E1405 Dual Core for $1,349. Looks darn good to me.

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    PROCESSOR...............Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM....FREE Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium with 1GB of memory
    MEMORY 1GB.............1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm
    HARD DRIVE...............160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    OPTICAL DRIVE...........8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    VIDEO CARD...............Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    SOUND OPTIONS.........Integrated Audio
    BATTERY OPTIONS......85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    WIRELESS CARDS........Intel PRO/Wireless 3945a/g
    NETWORK CARD..........Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
    A/V & SECURITY.........Norton Toal Internet Security 2007 Edition 15-months
    2 YR WARRANTY



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    Does it come with 802.xx b/g wireless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Does it come with 802.xx b/g wireless?



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    Hows this computer connecting to the internet? Wired or wireless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Hows this computer connecting to the internet? Wired or wireless?
    Primarily wireless. It will come with an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945a/g



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