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Old 01-13-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default A little adsvise on selecting a notebook

Im in the market to buy a laptop for my first time. I would like some advise as to the selections i have choosen please let me kno thanks.

Basically im going to be using it for school purposes hold music, videos and other programs

Please let me know which one of these choices is a good idea

Thanks

System Price : $639.00

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Old 01-13-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: A little adsvise on selecting a notebook

I cant seem to find a difference betwen these two. but the prices are different

System Price : $689.00

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Genuine Windows XP Media Center 2005
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Memory
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (2 DIMMs)
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Hard Disk Drive
80 GB EIDE SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
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Video
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
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Certified Refurbished
Certified Refurbished
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Inspiron 6400/E1505 Notebook: Intel Core Duo processor T2300 (2MB Cache/1.66GHz/667MHz FSB)
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Media Bay
24X CD RW/DVD Combo Drive
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Trend Micro PC-cillin with AntiVirus and Spyware removal 15-months
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NoteBook Screen
15.4 WXGA Notebook Screen
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Network Interface Card
1390 Wireless Card
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Net Zero ISP
Power DVD Software
Music Match 10.1 Software
Earthlink ISP
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ONLINE TRAINING
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Symantec PC Backup-90 Day
Wild Tangent Gaming Client
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Microsoft Works 8.5 with MS Office Trial Version Software
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MEDIADIRECT Two Software
Dell Direct Download
Service Software
Operating System CD
Resource CD
Optical Drive Software
Windows Media Player
AOL 9.0 ISP Software
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Shipping Material
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Processor Label
AOL Software Documentation
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: A little adsvise on selecting a notebook

This is the last one on my mind as of now. If anybody is selling one please let me know. e-mail me at jguitarp00@aol.com thanks. my price range is anywhere up to $800

Thanks

System Price : $709.00

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60 GB EIDE Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
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Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
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Inspiron 6400/E1505 Notebook: Intel Core Duo processor T2300 (2MB Cache/1.66GHz/667MHz FSB)
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Network Interface Card
1390 Wireless Card
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Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Reader
Paint Shop Pro Standard
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Netscape ISP Software
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AOL ISP Software
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MEDIADIRECT Two Software
Dell Direct Download
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Resource CD
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Windows Media Player
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:40 PM   #4
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I'll sell you my laptop for $100. It's one years old, Compaq Presario. I think I paid close to $900 for it new. Uses an AMD turion 64 CPU, integrated ATi 200xpress chipset, 60GB (7200 RPM) hard drive -- fastest on the market when it comes to mobile hard drives. DVD burner (Ultra Speed), 7 in 1 memory stick reader, 3 USB ports, Ethernet/modem port, etc., etc. It's got some scratches on it and faded areas from use. It's used, so you can kind of expect that. It has integrated wireless RF for scanning Internet hot spots. 512MB DDR SDRAM. 15" widescreen WXGA screen.

Hell, I'll even throw in a wireless laser notebook mouse from Microsoft. Of course if you're interested, you'll have to pay me like $50 shipping and handling
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:28 AM   #5
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I'll look into it...i'm very intrested in it. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:19 AM   #6
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i have the exact same laptop as the first one you posted except mine is only a 60gb. its a good machine. i payed 450 with a leather case here in the uk which was a special price. im pretty happy with it.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:51 PM   #7
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I like what im hearing. Any more input on this machine. does anybody know a good deal like this as well??
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #8
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i have the exact same laptop as the first one you posted except mine is only a 60gb. its a good machine. i payed 450 with a leather case here in the uk which was a special price. im pretty happy with it.
nice price indeed 450 for a dual core notebook
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:42 PM   #9
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All those seem like very good prices.

I probably would go with the 3rd one because of the DVD burner and the better processor. Of course, if the DVD burner doesn't matter to you, the larger hard drive of the 2nd one might be a better option.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:56 PM   #10
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All those seem like very good prices.

I probably would go with the 3rd one because of the DVD burner and the better processor. Of course, if the DVD burner doesn't matter to you, the larger hard drive of the 2nd one might be a better option.
I actually want the dvd burner. I didnt even realize it had a burner. but the thing is with that package like you said, the hard drive is smaller.

But is the third selection procceser that much better than the first two?

How much does an internal dvd burner cost?

Also how much does an external burner cost?

Thanks for all your input
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