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spydertl79
03-20-2006, 08:10 PM
If I have about 800-900 to spend on a laptop (on ebay or anywhere else) what laptop would u guys recommend? I'd prefer to stay away from Apples/ Macs.

ShaqandWade323
03-20-2006, 08:11 PM
I enjoy my Vaio laptop.

spydertl79
03-20-2006, 08:14 PM
I enjoy my Vaio laptop. which vaio? and how much does it cost?

NJFINSFAN1
03-20-2006, 08:18 PM
I'm not a Apples/ Macs guy, but they have gotten much better. And if your into multi media stuff, they are the way to go.

ShaqandWade323
03-20-2006, 08:19 PM
My bad, I just realized it cost 1600 dollars, too much past the price range. Are you sure you can't spend more?

DeathStar
03-20-2006, 08:35 PM
i got a dell that im using for 800 bucks a couple of weeks ago.

its pretty good and their customer service is great.

dell4me.com

FinFan72
03-20-2006, 08:38 PM
I bought a compaq for around $650.00 from best buy

bullseyeguy
03-20-2006, 08:45 PM
D-e-l-l

spydertl79
03-20-2006, 08:54 PM
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m140?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

what do u guys think?

edit: nevermind, my the time I get it to where I'd like its well over 1,000

saves
03-20-2006, 09:43 PM
I'd look for a nice cheap Dell. HP, Toshiba, and Compaq don't seem to have the same quality of components.
My toshiba has broke twice in 2 years and im feeling another one coming on. I have a buddy with an HP and went through 2 different computers already. I would stay away from cheap, store bought packages, they will be fine at first, but arn't built to last you 4 years.

HysterikiLL
03-20-2006, 09:45 PM
I like my Dell but it is heavy and big. For college, you'll probably want a small one that is really easy to carry around.

Buddwalk
03-20-2006, 09:54 PM
If I have about 800-900 to spend on a laptop (on ebay or anywhere else) what laptop would u guys recommend? I'd prefer to stay away from Apples/ Macs.


Depends compaqs are actually pretty good laptops my mom has one right now...my sister is currently using a sony vaio laptop [$2000+] She loves it but she also spend a good buck on it. I'd go for a compaq bro...there solid and you can get a good warranty on it for cheap as well

HysterikiLL
03-20-2006, 09:55 PM
also...take into account the video card "if you know what I mean" :wink: :dday:

Buddwalk
03-20-2006, 10:00 PM
also...take into account the video card "if you know what I mean" :wink: :dday:


Hes going to college not playing video games all day long...a good video card will not matter. I say go for something with alot of memory atleast 512mb and atleast 2ghz

You can get a compaq like that for around $700 easy

The Rev
03-20-2006, 10:00 PM
I know I might be in the minority but an Apple IBook is a great investment. Lightweight and I take it everywhere, especially when I travel. Little tidbit also..IT HAS NEVER CRASHED (no blue screen of death). But hat's just my opinion. :wink:

darkmistress
03-20-2006, 10:05 PM
Hes going to college not playing video games all day long...a good video card will not matter. I say go for something with alot of memory atleast 512mb and atleast 2ghz

You can get a compaq like that for around $700 easy

lol

there were people in my friends computer classes that brought their laptops and played GTA during lectures... :chuckle:

Buddwalk
03-20-2006, 10:06 PM
lol

there were people in my friends computer classes that brought their laptops and played GTA during lectures... :chuckle:

:sidelol: :sidelol: :sidelol:

Nerds

spydertl79
03-20-2006, 10:06 PM
I know I might be in the minority but an Apple IBook is a great investment. Lightweight and I take it everywhere, especially when I travel. Little tidbit also..IT HAS NEVER CRASHED (no blue screen of death). But hat's just my opinion. :wink: I want windows, I've never had windows xp crash, its all the user IMO.

Right now the leading candidate is:

Dell B130 Laptop

1.7 ghz processor
15.4 in monitor
1 GB of SDRAM
80GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
CD-RW/ Dual Layered DVD-RW
Internal Wireless card (USF has Wifi throughout and ethernet in every dorm)
6 cell lithium battery (56 WhR)

No software (waste of money when u can download it (legally of course))

$814.00

$309 off and free shipping

Buddwalk
03-20-2006, 10:13 PM
I want windows, I've never had windows xp crash, its all the user IMO.

Right now the leading candidate is:

Dell B130 Laptop

1.7 ghz processor
15.4 in monitor
1 GB of SDRAM
80GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
CD-RW/ Dual Layered DVD-RW
Internal Wireless card (USF has Wifi throughout and ethernet in every dorm)
6 cell lithium battery (56 WhR)

No software (waste of money when u can download it (legally of course))

$814.00

$309 off and free shipping


Sounds like a great deal...hell you want software i'll just mail you some :wink:

spydertl79
03-20-2006, 10:21 PM
Sounds like a great deal...hell you want software i'll just mail you some :wink:
I think I got a bargain too, I've got a lot of software, but if I need some I'll be sure to hit u up, PM me ur email address so I can add u to my gmail contacts.

HysterikiLL
03-20-2006, 10:38 PM
Hes going to college not playing video games all day long...a good video card will not matter. I say go for something with alot of memory atleast 512mb and atleast 2ghz

You can get a compaq like that for around $700 easy

you of all people should know I wasn't talking about video games....note the parenthesis and the :dday:

:lol:

Got me now?

saves
03-20-2006, 10:40 PM
I want windows, I've never had windows xp crash, its all the user IMO.

Right now the leading candidate is:

Dell B130 Laptop

1.7 ghz processor
15.4 in monitor
1 GB of SDRAM
80GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
CD-RW/ Dual Layered DVD-RW
Internal Wireless card (USF has Wifi throughout and ethernet in every dorm)
6 cell lithium battery (56 WhR)

No software (waste of money when u can download it (legally of course))

$814.00

$309 off and free shipping

Sounds great......I wouldnt worry about size or anything much....I don't know too many people that carry there laptops around unless their major requires it....mine just sits here all day, more of a desktop that is easy to take home.....and i'd assume you wont play many games on it, as a N64 with 3 other guys is alot more fun then sitting alone at your computer playing a game, so power isn't too important

Buddwalk
03-20-2006, 10:54 PM
you of all people should know I wasn't talking about video games....note the parenthesis and the :dday:

:lol:

Got me now?

:dday:

spydertl79
03-20-2006, 10:58 PM
Sounds great......I wouldnt worry about size or anything much....I don't know too many people that carry there laptops around unless their major requires it....mine just sits here all day, more of a desktop that is easy to take home.....and i'd assume you wont play many games on it, as a N64 with 3 other guys is alot more fun then sitting alone at your computer playing a game, so power isn't too important
I Gotsa 360 anywayz

Jimmy James
03-20-2006, 11:06 PM
I hate to be the pessimist, but I doubt any notebook computer will last a college undergrad 4 years. That's one big reason why I buy cheap. I had a notebook computer going into law school, so I upgraded it for about $60 to maintain the minimum requirements of my school instead of buying their $3000 computer package. That computer made it through 18 months or so before crapping out. I'm now on my second machine (a $500 Toshiba), and I can tell that it will probably need to be replaced within the year. I'm careful with my computer, too.

I'm not alone here. I have friends at other law schools who either barely made it through 3 years of law school with one system or who had to buy new systems midway. Most of my classmates who brought their own computer instead of buying the package are on their second computer (still a savings over the $3000 package if you do it right), and most of the students who bought the $3000 IBM package with its 3 year warranty have had their systems in for service at least once. Many are on replacement computers.

spydertl79
03-20-2006, 11:33 PM
New leader:

HP Pavilion zv6130us

2.0 GhZ
512MB of RAM (I would upgrade to 2GB)
80GB hard drive
ATI Radeo express 128mb video card
15.4 inch monitor
built in WiFi
65WHr battery

$599.99

A free software package that I dont really need but I'll take it, includes all the microsoft crap.

Jimmy James
03-20-2006, 11:39 PM
That looks legit to me.

Roman529
03-21-2006, 12:20 AM
I have a Dell Inspiron 1000.....I got it for less than $600...it is heavy though and only about two hours battery life, but Dell has great features/support.

HysterikiLL
03-21-2006, 12:22 AM
New leader:

HP Pavilion zv6130us

2.0 GhZ
512MB of RAM (I would upgrade to 2GB)
80GB hard drive
ATI Radeo express 128mb video card
15.4 inch monitor
built in WiFi
65WHr battery

$599.99

A free software package that I dont really need but I'll take it, includes all the microsoft crap.

Why is that one so cheap?

ih8brady
03-21-2006, 12:23 AM
If I have about 800-900 to spend on a laptop (on ebay or anywhere else) what laptop would u guys recommend? I'd prefer to stay away from Apples/ Macs.


I'll say this much: I'm in college and wish I had done what you're doing now; getting a laptop over a pc. PC's suck if you have to move them from apt to apt and you cant bring them to class/library.

HysterikiLL
03-21-2006, 12:24 AM
I have a Dell Inspiron 1000.....I got it for less than $600...it is heavy though and only about two hours battery life, but Dell has great features/support.

I have an Inspiron 5150. Do all Dell's battery lives suck badly? I get about 45 minutes outta mine.

Roman529
03-21-2006, 12:25 AM
I'll say this much: I'm in college and wish I had done what you're doing now; getting a laptop over a pc. PC's suck if you have to move them from apt to apt and you cant bring them to class/library.

There were no computers back when I was in college. :boohoo:

Rocky Raccoon
03-21-2006, 12:28 AM
There were no computers back when I was in college. :boohoo:

:fogey:

Roman529
03-21-2006, 12:30 AM
I have an Inspiron 5150. Do all Dell's battery lives suck badly? I get about 45 minutes outta mine.

I seem to only get about 45 minutes on mine too unless it is fully charged than maybe two hours at most....I don't think Dell makes computers with a long battery life?...I almost always keep mine plugged in. I love the System Restore feature that lets you put your computer back to what it was in the past in case you lose files or programs. I hear HP also makes good ones...I have not heard that many good things about the IBM Stink Pads. :D

Roman529
03-21-2006, 12:34 AM
:fogey:

"Back when I was in college....we used to drive and walk through 2 feet of snow to class,,,,,,,we had no computers, we had to type papers using a typewriter, there was no way to download a term paper off the internet (there was no internet...no porn either :() , you had to go through the stacks in the library to do research...life was hard...no cell phones either. :tantrum:

Jimmy James
03-21-2006, 12:37 AM
I think the thing with Dell batteries are that they are underpowered by design. They throw in cheap batteries with the base price to keep the cost down and offer a higher capacity battery as an upgrade.

ih8brady
03-21-2006, 12:47 AM
"Back when I was in college....we used to drive and walk through 2 feet of snow to class,,,,,,,we had no computers, we had to type papers using a typewriter, there was no way to download a term paper off the internet (there was no internet...no porn either :() , you had to go through the stacks in the library to do research...life was hard...no cell phones either. :tantrum:


call me a Luddite, but that part sounds like paradise!

Ducken
03-21-2006, 08:38 AM
We have Dells in our Ambulances and fire trucks, not to sure of the model,but they were baught off state contract and I believe they are the same ones the Delaware State Police use. To me that says a good deal about Dells relibility.

NJFINSFAN1
03-21-2006, 05:25 PM
New leader:

HP Pavilion zv6130us

2.0 GhZ
512MB of RAM (I would upgrade to 2GB)
80GB hard drive
ATI Radeo express 128mb video card
15.4 inch monitor
built in WiFi
65WHr battery

$599.99

A free software package that I dont really need but I'll take it, includes all the microsoft crap.

That's a good deal, where did you find that one?

FinFan72
03-21-2006, 06:46 PM
you of all people should know I wasn't talking about video games....note the parenthesis and the :dday:

:lol:

Got me now?
Thats essential :wink:

A Wing Pilot
03-21-2006, 09:25 PM
great deals on all that stuff can be found at www.spoofee.com

NJFINSFAN1
03-21-2006, 09:30 PM
great deals on all that stuff can be found at www.spoofee.com (http://www.spoofee.com)

There is some decent stuff on this site pretty cheap!:eek:

Dolfinite
03-22-2006, 01:13 AM
I got an Alienware sentia m3400 for about 700 bucks but thats after the friggen mail in rebates of like 300 dollars. I think this laptop went up in price since i bought it like 3 months ago.
But i do have to say its the greatest laptop ive ever owned compared to my old POS compaq.
They have a 12 inch screen one the m3200 with a battery life of 3 hrs for about for 850 with a 100 dollar mail in rebate thatd make it like 750 bucks.
If i was to buy any lappy itd be an Alienware.
Even though i heard Dell bought em out.
Check em out at www.alienware.com

bullseyeguy
03-22-2006, 01:27 AM
No point in buying an alienware for school, for gaming there is no substitute though...

Dolfinite
03-22-2006, 01:33 AM
Theyre not just for gaming anymore, the sentia line is more of a college lappy.