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 Post subject: Notebook under 3k
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:57 pm 
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Hi, I'm going to college next year, and need a new notebook. gonna be a xmas present from my parents so thats why im gettn it now.

I need the notebook to be:

under $3000 us
have centrino
winXP pro
under 6 lbs
at least 13.3 in screen
512 mb of memory
60GB hdd
and a CD/RW-DVD combo

any advice would help


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:14 pm 
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    (*)Inspiron 1150 Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.80GHz, 15 inch XGA IC28LHN
    (*)Operating System Microsoft® Windows®XP Professional WPXP
    (*)Memory 512MB Shared DDR SDRAM, 2 Dimms 512MB2D
    (*)Hard Drive 60GB Hard Drive 60GB
    (*)Network Card Integrated Network Card INTNIC
    (*)Modem Internal 56K Modem 56MPC
    (*)Document Management Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0 ADOBER
    (*)CD ROM/DVD ROM 24X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive with Sonic RecordNow 24XCOMB
    (*)Wireless Networking Cards FREE Dell® Wireless 1350 Internal Wireless (802.11b/g, 54Mbps) TM135IP
    (*)Productivity Software Productivity Pack including WordPerfect® ICORELM
    (*)Security Software No Security Subscription NS
    (*)Digital Music Dell Jukebox - easy-to-use music player and CD burning software MMBASE
    (*)Primary Battery 96 WHr 12-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 12BAT
    (*)Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options SAVE $100 (after rebate) 4Yr Ltd Warranty, At-Home Svc, and Tech Support QPRO4OS
    (*)CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service Add CompleteCare
    (*)Accidental Damage Service to 4Yr Lim Warranty CCADP4
    (*)Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months of America Online Membership Included AOLDHS
    (*)Digital Imaging or Digital Photography Paint Shop™ Pro® Trial plus Photo Album™ Starter Edition DPS
    (*)Additional Batteries 96 WHr 12-cell Lithium Ion Spare Battery 12BATS
    (*)Floppy Drive and Other Home Setup Accessories External USB Floppy Drive USBFD
    (*)Wireless Wide Area Networking Options Dell TrueMobile™ 5100 GPRS PC Card & T-Mobile TM5100T
    (*)Dell Media Experience Dell™ Media Experience

and a free printer and cord TOTAL:1,649 after 20% rebate
ok the list didnt work very well...just go to dell and use ur student ID for another discount and costomize a laptop. dont overdo ur laptop b/c its a watse.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:16 pm 
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wow alot o stuff, ill look into that


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it might way too much for u though. cant imagine it being over 5lbs though. just costomize ur own until u find a good one. 3k is a lot to spend dont use that much...2,200 should be around the most u spend maybe 2,400. tell me what u choose


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:24 pm 
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spend $2000 on the laptop and then get a $1000 desktop or digital camera or something worthy of the extra $1000 that'll keep you happy


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:41 am 
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well i looked at the 1150, and i dont really need something like that, i'm looking for someting more portable, like the dell700m or Sony S260, any other suggestions like the previous 2 notebooks would be nice


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    1. Inspiron 600m Celeron®M Processor 340(1.5GHz/400MHz FSB) 14.1-in SXGA+, 64MB Video BC15X6N
    2. Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional WPXP
    3. Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM 2 Dimms 512MB2D
    4. Hard Drive 80GB Hard Drive 80GB
    5. Integrated Modem and NIC Internal 56K Modem and Integrated Network Card 56MPC
    6. Document Management Adobe® Acrobat® Elements 6.0
    7. Optical 24X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive with Sonic RecordNow
    8. Wireless Networking Cards FREE! Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps)
    9. Bundled Software Productivity Pack including WordPerfect®
    10. Digital Music Dell Jukebox - easy-to-use music player and CD burning software
    11. Primary Battery 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery (53Whr) 53WHR
    12. Carrying Cases Nylon Carrying Case
    13. Limited Warranty, Services and Support SAVE $100 (after rebate) 4Yr Ltd Warranty, At-Home Svc, and Tech Support 902CompleteCare
    14. Accidental Damage Service Add CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service to 4Yr Lim Warranty CCADP4
    15. Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months AOL Internet Access Included AOL
    16. Digital Imaging or Digital Photography Paint Shop™ Pro® Trial plus 17. Photo Album™ Starter Edition DPS
    18. Color Choice Red Lava QuickSnap Cover RED
    19. Additional Battery 48WHr Additional Modular Battery for Dual Battery 20. Support 48WADD
    21. Floppy Drive and Other Home Setup Accessories Modular Floppy Drive
    22. Dell Media Experience Dell Media Experience™

u can pick ur own color, u get a free printer but buy own cord, 15% off and free wireless point thing. buy a access point though. this is a dell 600m b/c its lighter...

EDIT: total~2,149


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:09 pm 
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http://www.cyberpowersystem.com/home_notebook.asp
i configured a notebok with your specs and it came out inbetween $1500 and $2000 depending on what extras you want. play around with their system configurator, its really easy and it keeps a running total on the right side so u know how much the total is.


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cyberpower is an untrusted company. dont go with them. and they dont have a 4yr warrenty...


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i'd consider them a trusted company. if i couldnt build my pc i'd buy from either them or ibuypower.com look them up on resellerratings.com and read what people have said. they seem to be just as good an any other mid-range/budget vendors IMO.


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the reviews are good, but all their products are cheap oems. their rating isnt good. a 6.88 isnt good IMO. i was thinking about them around june-august, their reviews were terrible, equiptment missing, stuff not coming in, broken cases delivered, etc. etc. dont buy from them. its a risk. idthink this company has changed.


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dell does have a low rating too though...but most people who buy dell arent smart computer people. when they buy it they dont know what resellerratings.com is or anything. i think dell will work out for u though. ive never had any troubles with them. they work fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:25 pm 
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alright, i'm still undecided, my cousin has a 700m, and it looks pretty cool, i've narrowed my choices down to the dell 700m, and the Sony S260. So out of these 2 which one is better and why.


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i dont like sony...dont no why just dont...stick with dell, idthink sony has as good of deals and idk about a warrenty. and idk if u get a discount for being a student


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i'd take sony over dell anyday. my grandfather has the sweetest little sony notebookand he loves it. he calls their tech support instead of me now so thats good. sony will also have better resale value just because of the brand.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:22 pm 
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well i guess i'll throw the other side of it out. my mom got a notebook because of her work (thank you tax payers) and its a cheap ass dell. the cheapest notebook they sel. but for being the cheapest laptop its really not bad. i used it as a server for my lan party for unreal2k4 and it held up great. but still, i'd take a sony over a dell, just my personal preference.


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i would say a dell 600m starts at 4.4lb with a 14.1 inch screen. for 1911 u can get it with 1 gig of ram ( 1 dim) 80 gig hd and 64 mb onborad video and a 1.8 gig centrino cpu.


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