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Laptop at around $800?

CheezyCheezy Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I need a laptop for college that will cost around $800 with at least the following specs.

At least 1.4ghz
Disk Storage 40 gigabytes
Memory 512 megabytes
Number of Expansion Slots 0-1
DVD-ROM or CD-RW
Capable of connection to 802.11A, B, or G wireless network

Recommendations?

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    AutoScizAutoSciz Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I would keep my eye on this link and see if any good deals pop up for around $800.

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    NibbleNibble Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I got a Compaq Presario R4000 for a little over 700CAD in august. It had 100GB storage, AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 1GB RAM, 2 expansion slots, DVD burner, 128MB ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, and wired & wireless (B/G) LAN.

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I got a manufacturer refurb IBM ThinkPad T41 for £365 (about US$700):

    Pentium M 1.6GHZ
    Mobility Radeon 9000
    512MB RAM
    40GB HD
    DVD-ROM drive
    A/B/G Wifi

    Plus it's made of metal, feels indestructible and has a manufacturer warranty.

    Refurbs are well worth the money if you shop around a bit.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I'll echo Japan's sentiments: If you need a PC laptop, and it needs to be cheap, virtually the only way to get one that won't be shit will be to buy a refurb. Look for older IBM Thinkpads, Lenovo Thinkpads (IBM sold them the business), and Toshiba laptops.

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    contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    What about a Macbook with a student discount? Not to be the guy that pushes a mac recommendation in a laptop thread, but I'm in a similar situation and I'm considering it. Anyone else think it's a good idea?

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    It won't be $800. Also, just make your own thread and stop derailing this one.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Acer have some good student deals from time to time. I got an Aspire that meets your specs just about a year ago for a total of AU$900 after cashback and upgrading the RAM to 512. That's well under US$800. Its a good little machine, although it has started to get pretty freakishly hot lately...

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    As I understand it, technology tends to be more expensive in Australia, even after taking into account differences in currency. The same is true for Canada, although to a lesser extent. America probably gets the lowest tech prices in the world.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    pheezer FD wrote: »
    As I understand it, technology tends to be more expensive in Australia, even after taking into account differences in currency. The same is true for Canada, although to a lesser extent. America probably gets the lowest tech prices in the world.

    Everything's more expensive here dude, mostly because we don't have a Mexico ;)

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