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 Post subject: loaded Inspiron 8000 laptop... how much is it worth?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:38 pm 
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I am selling my old Inspiron 8000 laptop since I just got a new centrino replacement. I was wondering how much it's really worth.... is it worth $700? I honestly don't have a clue, but I paid $1700 back in the days for it, when Geforce2Go just came out.


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P3 800/650 speedstep

512MB Infineon CL2 PC100/133 RAM (maxed out)

16MB Geforce2 Go

15'' IBM UXGA screen, 1600x1200 - no dead pixel whatsoever, clear and beautiful screen - THE reason I got this laptop. In side-by-side comparison, it actually has a FASTER response time than my new centrino... shocking. It's got to be in the 30ms if not better. Contrast level is not as good as the new laptop however. But it is SHARP as hell.

ESS maestro 3i soundcard, has S/PDIF output, headphone output, microphone input + built-in mic

S/Video and composite video output

3.5'' hot removable floppy drive

choice of 16x burn-proof CD-RW drive or 8x DVD drive, region free (internal).

40GB Hitachi 5400RPM harddrive with FDB motor (came with a 20GB 4200RPM)

built-in 10/100 ethernet and 56k modem (replaced with the good 3Com chipset, no Actiontec crap)

brand new battery, holds up to two+ hours charge depending on usage

external multimedia buttons (volume up/down, play/pause, stop, next, back) - I have the custom code to make them work with Winamp! Or you can use Dell's software to use them with Windows Media Player or use them as program short-cuts to open programs and web addresses

IR communication port

serial port (!) - old school style

ECP/EPP parallel port

VGA out

PS/2 mouse/keyboard port

harmon kardon speakers - can get louder than you would expect, quite clear on high end, and yes there's basically no bass like any other laptop speakers

two USB 1.1 ports

one firewire 1394 port, great for high-speed PC-to-PC networking or video editing

75W AC adapter

dual pointing devices - touchpad AND stick, with separate buttons for each

docking stating port


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:15 pm 
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I'm thinking $200 - $300 and that may be too much. The problem anymore with laptops is that you can buy a new one for $700. It's a shame that computers don't hold their price as good as a car even.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:19 pm 
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I've seen laptops with similar specs go for $600 to $900 on eBay, I've been looking because I've got a similar laptop and I shopped around eBay for the same one because I was hunting for parts and they go for a good amount of money on eBay.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:12 pm 
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Wow I would have thought that was high with laptop prices falling.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:28 pm 
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Wow, shit you're right.

I just checked the used prices out and the median price for a system like that dropped to around $450-$525


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:39 pm 
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Mark this down, this is as close as I've ever come to being right.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:37 pm 
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i see... but what about the LCD on this laptop? 1600x1200, and fast response time too. This was my first laptop, and I remember people were complaining about ghosting and I never figured out why they made such a big deal out of it - my laptop didn't look too bad to me. It turns out it wasn't bad at all - it beats out my friends' new laptops with the new 1280x800 widescreens.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:27 am 
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ill take it, $200 shipped


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:32 am 
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opps, my fault on the offer. just read the do's and don'ts! sorry!


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