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Cheap Ass laptop

Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I need to find a laptop for my sister.

The requirements are thus;

802.11g network card
Can run a web browser
Is very very inexpensive


Where's my best shopping avenue? what's the least I can get away with spending?

it should probably be a windows machine for the sake of she's not tech savvy at all and I don't want her to be confused by linux.

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  • Uncle LongUncle Long Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Acer makes some pretty damn decent/cheap little laptops.

    Also, check around newegg for a good deal. You could also look into eBay for an old iBook or something; I know you said windows machine, but, man, OS X shouldn't be a stretch for her to pick up.

    Alternatively, there's always the Asus eee pc, which is cheap and supposed to have a really shallow learning curve.

    But, for your requirements, I'd check out Acer for new, or craigslist/ebay if you are tech savvy enough to clean up a laptop before giving it to her.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dell Vostro may be worth a look.

    Also, http://www.dell.com/content/segmenter.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dfo
    Refurb dells.

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If you have facebook, check the marketplace. I always see a couple laptops on there for very good prices. Ask to see it in person first, of course.

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  • vigsanghjaivigsanghjai __BANNED USERS new member
    edited December 2007
    Dell Vostro may be worth a look.

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  • corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Acer seemed to have the best deals a few months ago. Avoid super-cheap laptops, the extra few pounds really makes quite a big difference (Celeron + 512mb vs Core 2 + 1gb).

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  • KrikeeKrikee Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    No linux? D: Was going to say the Asus EEE is super cheap and would meet all the other requirements.

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  • Nitsuj82Nitsuj82 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Get her a refurb iBook. Especially if she's a student. Discounts are HUGE.

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