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Old 11-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Buying a new machine

Hello there.
My dad told me his friend works at a laptop company (unsure of the type) and he can get deals on laptops, he says that his friend can get 1500 dollar laptops for a grand or less.

My dad is going to be getting me one and I'm wondering, what should I expect from a 1500 dollar laptop? I want to make a list for my dad for the kind of stuff I want on my laptop.

For example, I want atleast 1 GB of ram, a AMD64 dual core 3500+ or higher cpu, and atleast a 160 GB hard drive, and a atleast 256 MB video card.
Is all that obtainable in a 1500 dollar laptop?

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Old 11-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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To find out just go to the likes of newegg site and look up what kinda specs you can get for that money

i did on for you
asus A 7 series http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220177
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2gig ddr2
200g hdd
n vidia 8400m 128mb
dont worry about this not being 256mb cos it isnt all about memory size when it comes to graphics cards

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #3
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im not sure about $ as im from the uk but its roughly half or double which ever the case maybe and for a 750 laptop here $1500

you should expect a C2D T7100 1.8Ghz
160Gb hardrive
dedicated GPU with around 256 Mb

so yeah pretty much the spec you said.

but that is assuming laptops are the same price in uk and usa which they should be near enough.
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