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Old 02-16-07, 10:10 AM
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I have been watching the thread and want to get a new laptop for my wife. The companies are real slow on offering 802.11n mini-pci cards. Any deals out there? I don't care if it is a little over 1k, but if it is then I would like to make sure that it is built for some gaming to with a decent video card.
Old 02-17-07, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Baron Of Hell
I'm not up to date on current trends in laptops. What I want is something to do modeling, graphic art, writing, and other minor things on. I'm not looking to play the latest unreal or doom on it.

Are there any good deals like this or where would be a good place to research laptops.

Oh yeah I'm currently using Gimp for graphics and bender for modeling.
Did you ever find the laptop you were hoping to?
Old 02-23-07, 08:35 PM
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I don't know of this is nationwide or it was just here in Puerto Rico, but CompUSA is currently liquidating all their computer with Windows XP operating system. Last week i bought a HP Pavilion 6150 which includes 2GB of RAM, a 120 GB Hard Drive, Intel Centrino Duo, Lightscribe DVD-RW, Brightview 15.4" screen with Windows XP Media Center for $932.99. So people looking for notebooks for less than 1k, I suggest you check CompUSA.
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I've got to chime in with a "me too". I am looking for a $500 laptop for music, and wireless internet. I want to use it as a jukebox by my pool. I have a D-Link Extreme wireless router that I was hoping would cover the 100 ft distance to the jukebox location.
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Dell is now offering Wireless N cards , I saw them when nI tried to configure the Inspiron 6400
Old 03-02-07, 09:08 PM
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I took one of the other posters advice and went to gotapex.com they had a great deal on a inspirion 1501

Specs

amd turion 64 x2 dual-core mobile tech TL-50
vista home (not too happy about )
9 cell li-ion battery (approx 5.5)
15.4 wide screen xga with true-life (glossy)
1gb ddr2 sdram
80 gb hd
8x cd/dvd burner

2 yr economy mail in warranty and 2 yr accidental warranty

for about $888.00 plus local tax for me $960.20

Free shipping.

Pretty hot deal i think.

Good luck everyone. Hope you find what you are looking for.
Old 03-02-07, 09:34 PM
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CompUSA has the following for $599.99 after a $180 e-rebate (plus tax, free shipping)

Acer Aspire 5610-2013 Notebook

Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2060, 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive, 15.4-inch WXGA TFT Display, 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Windows Vista Home Premium

Deal Ends Sat Mar 3rd.


http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...4286&pfp=feb25
Old 03-03-07, 10:27 AM
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I just picked up an HP this week at Costco. I'm still admittedly getting used to even having the portability of a laptop (never even had a network before), and haven't done anything very intense yet, but have been very happy so far.

Tomorrow is the last day for the $100 off coupon: coupon

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Old 03-04-07, 05:46 PM
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how's this one?

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod..._2597_Notebook
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
So far the 15.4 " ACER that we just picked up last week seems pretty nice, but we've only had it a day. My dad picked one up too (earlier in the week) and he loves it.

Although, if I had known, I probably would have waited and got the 17-inch.

On the other hand, the 15.4 inch seems pretty big, nice clear crisp screen. And the thing is really light compared to my Thinkpad. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it didn't have the little red mouse-like button that I really like on the Thinkpads, just a touchpad.

My wife prefers the touchpad, and since the laptop was for my wife its not a problem. Only negative review I read about the ACER we got was the battery life is too short. My wife will mostly be using it a home where it can be plugged in, so its not really an issue for us.

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What's the battery life like? how long?
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Originally Posted by thejammy
I took one of the other posters advice and went to gotapex.com they had a great deal on a inspirion 1501

Specs

amd turion 64 x2 dual-core mobile tech TL-50
vista home (not too happy about )
9 cell li-ion battery (approx 5.5)
15.4 wide screen xga with true-life (glossy)
1gb ddr2 sdram
80 gb hd
8x cd/dvd burner

2 yr economy mail in warranty and 2 yr accidental warranty

for about $888.00 plus local tax for me $960.20

Free shipping.

Pretty hot deal i think.

Good luck everyone. Hope you find what you are looking for.
if you go to the dell webiste you can get that laptop right now with the following
free 120gb hd upgrade
free vista home premium upgrade
plus the same other specs you listed
make it over $999 and apply this coupon code 3T1P07DB496T2Q for 20% off
you might want to cancel your order and do that instead. comes out to $961 with tax.

i just ordered a e1505 for $1,090
120hd
ati x1400 256mb video card
vista home premium
1gb ram
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife

its on its way right now. im just waiting for ups to ring my doorbell.

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Old 03-05-07, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
What's the battery life like? how long?
Specs say it should be 3 hours, but people were saying they got more like 2-2.5 hours depending on what they were doing. So YMMV.
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Originally Posted by chino77
if you go to the dell webiste you can get that laptop right now with the following
free 120gb hd upgrade
free vista home premium upgrade
plus the same other specs you listed
make it over $999 and apply this coupon code 3T1P07DB496T2Q for 20% off
you might want to cancel your order and do that instead. comes out to $961 with tax.

i just ordered a e1505 for $1,090
120hd
ati x1400 256mb video card
vista home premium
1gb ram
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife

its on its way right now. im just waiting for ups to ring my doorbell.

Thanks but you have to remember what drove up the cost on mine was the 2 year warranty and accidental breakage warranty. I am very clumsy with things, plus there is a baby on the way.

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