Buying a laptop

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Coolio10, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. Coolio10

    Coolio10 Registered Member

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    I am looking for a laptop for $600 or less. I have found an acer which has pretty good specs for the price. There is also a toshiba for $100 less but it has a a smaller drive at only 4200RPM and an even worse integrated card. Although it does have .1.4 ghz higher. Is that worth it though?

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10097026&catid=

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10095163&catid=

    My choices are from futureshop.ca or bestbuy.ca

    I have looked at all other laptops for $600 or less and this one seems to have the best processor specs.

    I do know it has integrated graphics but i am typing this from a desktop that also has integrated graphics, so if i can survive with this desktop graphic card i should be ok.

    Just give me the link if you find something better.
     
  2. dNor

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    First link would be a much better investment, definitely.
     
  3. Coolio10

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    I thought there were more computer experts on this forum?
     
  4. WSFuser

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    Id go for the first one too. Laptop drives are slow enough so Id rather have the 5400rpm and the Core 2 is better than the Athlon 64.
     
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    USA still the best. But getting worse!
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    :blink: ...since previous posting indicates an Acer, wonder if 'coolio' had take a peek at Acer's "Aspire 5052ANWXMi" yet?

    It is based on amdTurion MK-38, Atheros 802.11bg with a 80gb hdd minimum (geographically dependent) and in a very very reasonable price range. See :cool:

    I got a mate who bought 2units for personals, on a consecutive 2days spending spree just this november EOM. And i had configured 1 of the 2. Pretty swift (thou runned a wee hot) & decent!

    ...check it out.
     
  7. Coolio10

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  8. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Won't they take orders from Canada?

    It's a hellva deal.
     
  9. Perman

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    Hi,

    Fellow Canadian,

    You may order it from dell's Canada web site. Search key word for Vostro 1500. (same price in number!) Today , CAN$= 1.02 US$

    Buying from US, sans GST, but Warranty(service) ?

    Buy from Home, damd GST/PST perhaps, but full Warranty(service).

    Good luck.
     
  10. Coolio10

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    It is way more in canada.
     
  11. Perman

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    Hi,

    How about shipping cost ? (free shipping in Canada, fromUS ??)
     
  12. Coolio10

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    Not sure.
     
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