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Help me buy a new Laptop!!

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by DeeKay21, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Hey TW!! I am in the market for a new laptop but I'm not a computer wizz by any means. I know its Cyber Monday and I have been looking at some websites like DELL, HP, BestBuy and a couple others. I was thinking of buying one today cause of all the sales and free shipping but I would like some input from people that have good knowledge of laptop computers. I dont need anything crazy at all, just something for e-mails, web browsing and possibly some first-person video games. A HD LED screen and Blu-Ray player is preferred as well. I'm looking at a price range of $300-$650ish tops, including taxes and shipping. Possibly up to $700 if need be but that would be my max. So any help is much appreciated!!:)
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Any examples of what you've looked at so far? It'd be a lot easier to help you pick one out of a handful if you have narrowed some down already.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Yeah here are some. Hope all the links work. But these are just the ones I have been looking at so I'm all ears for more options or other computers.:cool:

    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellst...n&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-17r-combo-mod

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...lp/psg/notebooks/High_performance/dv6z_series

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s.../psg/notebooks/Everyday_computing/G72t_series
     
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    Save yourself some trouble and buy a MacBook or the like. It'll last longer than you!! You wont need a new laptop for the next decade. Yes they are expensive but u won't run into any problems what so ever. And if you don't like the operating system you can always run Vista on it!!
    Mac FTW!!
     
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  8. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    well yea if he has that kind of money
    apple is by far the best
     
  9. Nov 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Yeah I know Apples are good but I just dont want to spend that much money on a laptop. I honestly wont even be using it that much.:eek:
     
  10. Nov 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    hp someone here just picked up a nice one on black friday for like $400
     
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    MacBook's are nice, but so not worth the money. I'm also a big fan of HP's, I have a DV4 series and love it.

    Buying direct from the manufacturer's site is nice because you can customize, but you can usually get a much better deal from a retailer like Staples, Office Max/Depot, etc.
     
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    True, but I got a dell a few years ago and had a bunch of problems with it and ended up ditching it for a Mac. I have had zero problems with it and won't need a new one for a looooong time. I wished I had spent the extra money on the Mac the first time. Might be worth it to spend the extra cash up front so you don't regret it later. But you don't wanna spend all your money on computers, your truck would get jealous. Good luck on the hunt!
     
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    Thanks for everyones help that was on here!!:D Well I bit the bullet and just bought me the HP G62t series laptop. The price seemed very reasonable and the reviews all sounded really good! It came with a couple free upgrades on the memory and hard drive if you look down the spec list. After taxes and 2nd day air shipping, it cost me about $460 total. I dont think thats to bad for my first laptop!!:)

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s.../psg/notebooks/Everyday_computing/G62t_series
     
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    www.tigerdirect.com has some great Cyber Monday Deals...

    and Toshiba and Asus are at the top of the charts for durability...Dell is up there...HP is not...
     
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    those asus seem really nice
     
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    When you own the market, you will have more issues.
     
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    I bought my son DSully72 an Asus for college...I have since bought another...I was impressed with them....
     
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