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Old 10-03-02, 10:19 PM
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Help: Need inexpensive laptop & desktop > 800MHz

I'm looking to purchase/build a laptop & desktop.

Where is the best place/price to purchase. Or, place to buy parts and build myself. I have put PC's together in the past so this is not a problem but have not done so recently.

Any help would be appreciated...Thanks.
Old 10-04-02, 06:20 PM
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Maybe I didn't phrase my question right. Here's another shot...

Where can I purchase both a laptop and desktop PC for a decent price (OS need not be installed)?

or

Where is the best place to get components (motherboard, ram, HD, etc...) to build myself?

Please help...Any suggestions?
Old 10-04-02, 06:57 PM
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I would buy from dell for a complete system look out for deals.
And they also often will have 15% of a system or something like that.

I don't really know of anyone that has built laptops for scratch. they are more expensive of course.

Do you have a budget something we can work with.


www.newegg.com usually have good prices on componennts..

At dell you can get a p4 2ghz for 680 without monitor..
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dell for complete and newegg for parts.

never built a laptop from scatch before. I have never looked for parts for one so I am not sure if newegg would be a good choice for that.
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I'm not sure if you can build a laptop from scratch, if you could, the parts would be really expensive, no way it would be cheaper than buying a new one.

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Thanks for the replies.

Yes, building a laptop can be very expensive. Thanks for the tip on newegg. I'll compare with Dell.
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Outpost.com has an e-Machines 1.7MHz Celuron system, sans monitor, for $399. I just picked one up and turned it into a FreeBSD server. Comes with XP Home if you want it.

Check PCMall.com and Outpost.com for deals on laptops.

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