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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    so i finally have enough extra cash around to buy a decent laptop. my spending range is 7/800 max. anything special i should consider? i don't game so graphics aren't a big concern. i'm aiming for at least 120gb storage (more the better of course). i don't want to end up with a small screen either, but i'm not sure what size is standard or what would be considered small??

    it's going to be used for school, music, and movies/tv.

    any advice appreciated.

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    fatwallet.com - Hot Deals

    And be ready to pounce. Great deals, but they disappear quickly.

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    yeah, i used to cruise that site frequently, but i don't buy shit too often so i stopped. any brands i should consider or stay away from?

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    stay away from siemens, they are cheap and crap quality.never again.

    HP Pavilion seems to be getting great reviews nowadays and applies to your price.
    try this one http://www.mpx.no/aspx/produkt/prdin...spx?plid=81601

    anything under 15inch is "small".

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    Brands, personally I'd stay away from Sony. Others have good & inferior models.

    Something to consider. Will you be carrying this across campus? If so I'd get one as light as possible. Generalweight is from 3-7lbs. Usuallyaround 6lbs for bargains. Every once in a while they have <4.5lbs lappys on sale. You'd think 2-3lbs heavier won't make a difference. But if you're walking 5mi+ a day on campus. Then 2-3lbs heavier is a BIG difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Brands, personally I'd stay away from Sony. Others have good & inferior models.
    Honestly for $700-$800, I don't think he has to worry about a Sony laptop because they are wayy more overpriced than that.

    IMO, I would go for a Dell because they make good bang for your buck laptops.

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    Yeah, go for a Dell or HP... With $700-800, you can get one with a Core 2 Duo chip.

    And make sure to Google for a coupon before you purchase one.


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    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16834115388

    this one seems to have everything i'm looking for. s-video is another thing i wanted. reviews state good battery life and strong wireless ability. i've had an acer desktop before and don't really have any complaints against them, but laptops?

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    Take a look.

    http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/761527/

    OD in store on Sunday to have Toshiba A135-S4666 Dual Core Pentium notebook for $400 AR of $150

    Processor
    Processor Type * : Pentium® dual-core processor Processor Number * : T2080 Processor Speed * : 1.73GHz Front Side Bus * : 533MHz
    Operating System **
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic (32-bit)
    Memory Size *
    1024MB
    Memory Speed
    PC4200 DDR2 533MHz SDRAM
    Display Size *
    15.4" widescreen
    Display Type *
    Widescreen XGA with TruBrite® Technology
    Display Resolution *
    1280x800
    Graphics Engine *
    Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Graphics Memory *
    8MB-256MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
    Hard Drive Size *
    80GB
    Hard Drive Speed
    5400rpm
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    DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) supporting up to 11 fomats

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee551 View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16834115388

    this one seems to have everything i'm looking for. s-video is another thing i wanted. reviews state good battery life and strong wireless ability. i've had an acer desktop before and don't really have any complaints against them, but laptops?
    Here's a much better one with Core 2 Duo and 2GB RAM Memory:


    Acer Aspire 5630-6288 - $700
    Circuit City has the Acer Aspire 5630-6288 Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 15" Widescreen Notebook PC for $699.99 after a $100 rebate. Features include: 6.4lbs; 15.4"; 1.7GHz; 2GB RAM; 160GB HDD; DL DVD+/-RW; 802.11a/b/g; Vista Home Premium.

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