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Old 08-11-01, 09:17 AM
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Need Help Buying Laptop

Ok I am really stupid when it comes to laptops. I just want a cheap one to play dvd's and check me email while away from home. And also to download from my digital camera. Could anyone please tell me if the following is worth $998? And also if there is a way to add a network card? Thanks for any help and/or opinions.

13.3-inch TFT active-matrix display
700 MHz Mobile Intel Celeron processor, upgradeable to 800 MHz Pentium III
128 KB cache
100 MHz external bus frequency
Intel Mobile 440 BX chipset
128 MB SDRAM standard, upgradable to 512 MB
2 SoDIMM sockets, both are user accessible
10 GB (total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment)
8x DVD-ROM drive
3.5-inch, 1.44 MB floppy drive
Built-in mini-PCI 56 Kbps V.90 modem
Trident AGP 4 MB 2-D and 3-D graphics card
Simultaneous display capability
AC97 code software audio with dual built-in stereo speakers
9-pin serial connector
25-hole, pin parallel connector
Serial infrared communications port (lrDA-1.1 compliant)
Audio jacks: headphones (same as line-out), external mic-in
15-pin monitor connector
6-pin, PS/2-style keyboard, mouse and keypad
USB 4-pin connector
Smart lithium ion battery
Approximate charge time: 3 hours (computer on), 1.5 hours (computer off)
2 type I or type II slots or 1 type III slot
86/87 full-size keyboard
Supports Windows and function keys
Touch pad on palm rest with on/off and up/down scroll key
Nylon case included
Weight: 7.02 pounds with DVD-ROM and battery
Measurement: 12.1"L x 10.5"W x 1.56"H
Microsoft Windows Millennium with CD (installed)
Includes AC Charger/Adapter and Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap
1-year warranty, return to manufacturer
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Old 08-11-01, 10:25 AM
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yep.. 998 is a decent deal on that laptop

and as far as adding a network card.. you can add a pcmcia network card, no problem..
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Old 08-11-01, 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by twikoff
yep.. 998 is a decent deal on that laptop
Depending on the brand.

What brand is it?
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Old 08-11-01, 11:26 AM
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Brand

well actually it is a brand I never heard of. I just saw this on the Wal-Mart site. The brand is: Mitsuba
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Old 08-11-01, 11:56 AM
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Re: Brand

Originally posted by Janai
well actually it is a brand I never heard of. I just saw this on the Wal-Mart site. The brand is: Mitsuba
then your running the risk of what type of service and support your going to get

and with a laptop.. if something goes wrong.. your really going to want that support, because they are much tougher to work on yourself.
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That's a pretty heavy sucker! You might consider getting it with the Pentium III right from the start if it doesn't cost too much more.

And look around a bit. There have been some good deals on notebooks a lot like that one by major manufacturers. Their warranties might be better.
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