Originally Posted by MikeReiner
Haha no kidding man. I think the PS3 might be a candidate for that too!
Yeah, and $700 for a Blue-Ray drive is not acceptable for the common users like us.
Personally, regarding laptops.. this has turned me off regarding dell... I want to get a decent laptop for college.. one that is good for gaming (at low settings, no point getting high end in a laptop) and for workuse..
my friend has an Asus laptop, it's got a intel pentium M 2ghz cpu, a gig of DDR2 ram, and a geforce go 6600.. really nice machine. He got it for $1,000 about a year ago (he has connections).. i'm hoping I can get a similar laptop for $1,000 or less sometime next year.
Yeah, I don't need one yet, but I'm hoping to get a good laptop for college too. Since I'm not right now, and probably won't be during college (but after, when I get my high speed internet I definitely will be) I'll probably want a high-end system so really I don't know what say or pick.
Probably my best bet in a laptop would be to get a budget laptop, after all, I do need money for purchasing other essentials like food, rent, furniture, college itself, books, and I don't really know how I will afford it in the first place. Plus, I need a car. So I wouldn't spend a whole lot on my laptop really; for working on projects and surfing the web, even if I got a 800 MHz processor with 128MB of RAM I'd still be able to do it (altough I will obviously have more than that) so I'm basically undecided.
In terms of Dell/Sony battery recalls, this isn't going to put down my liking of Dell computers really, I will still trust them for budget systems; if I could afford one in college I probably would get a custom PC, but I'd want a laptop and the best bet price-related is a Dell...I guess I just have to save up and have the money there to purchase one when the time comes.
Problem is, there aren't any good jobs available here, so I have to take the paper boy job which only pays about $10 per week, or less in Canadian Funds. That's like $9 or $8 or something in America and about 5GBP in Great Britian.
I have a while to go yet, and I make approximately $500 per year off the papers, and I do have things to buy I know, but in like 2 years I will have $1000 then... and other money that I get, for presents and stuff, plus current savings, and BOOM! Laptop. =)
I won't be getting one before college though... I want to save up and since I'm on the slowest dialup around here, my low-end specifications computer here will have to do for the time being.