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Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on November 13, 2011, 01:47:23 AM
I'm looking for good serviceable 15.6 inch (or bigger) laptop in the $250-$450 range due to the holiday season, normally priced $400-$600.
I want it to be useful for browsing the internet, word, excel and quickbooks. Preferably 3gb or more and duel-processer or better.

Dan usually posts on the main site ,the $1300 ones that are on sale for $800. I'm looking for a lower end one, but a good deal nevertheless.

If you see one on sale, or one that will be on black friday, please post it here. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yeki89 on November 13, 2011, 01:47:59 AM
send a PM to "name changed" he helped other before
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 13, 2011, 02:06:34 AM
send a PM to "name changed" he helped other before
Even better if someone can post the links here.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 13, 2011, 07:40:36 AM
You could get a dell 15r
Specs - i3-2330m, 4gb ram, 500gb hd, 15.6 inch screen, webcam, bluetooth

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?reconfigure=true&vw=icon&cart=ActiveCart&id=5c1a2d07-75ad-4f74-9370-9d2ad9eea0c3&ecomm=ecomm.dell.com&c=us&l=en&cs=6099
R
The price is $579 -the instant savings of $90 = $489

You could get a coupon for $5  https://m.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon  (https://m.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon) that will take off 25%, that will bring the price to $435 -the coupon only works off the main price (it doesnt include the instant savings)

You could purchase from www.dell.cashstar.com a  promo code, so $435 -$75=$360

This is an amzing price forthis laptop

Btw the only way you could pay with the  $400 and  $75 is on the phone with a rep

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yeki89 on November 13, 2011, 08:49:43 AM
i wasn't crazy
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: MnM1130 on November 13, 2011, 08:54:44 AM
You could get a dell 15r
Specs - i3-2330m, 4gb ram, 500gb hd, 15.6 inch screen, webcam, bluetooth

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?reconfigure=true&vw=icon&cart=ActiveCart&id=5c1a2d07-75ad-4f74-9370-9d2ad9eea0c3&ecomm=ecomm.dell.com&c=us&l=en&cs=6099
R
The price is $579 -the instant savings of $90 = $489

You could get a coupon for $5  https://m.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon  (https://m.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon) that will take off 25%, that will bring the price to $435 -the coupon only works off the main price (it doesnt include the instant savings)

You could purchase from www.dell.cashstar.com a  promo code, so $435 -$75=$360

This is an amzing price forthis laptop

Btw the only way you could pay with the  $400 and  $75 is on the phone with a rep


your link 4 the comp dont work... and also the 25% off 4 5$ does that apply to all dell comps? would it work 4 the comp on dans main page as well? thnks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 13, 2011, 09:20:23 AM
Here is a working link... (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Dfncwv10h%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&cjsku=fncwv10h)

The 25% only works off the Market value... the one on DD's Market Values is $918, and the 25% only works on dell epp
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 13, 2011, 03:00:27 PM
You could get a dell 15r
Specs - i3-2330m, 4gb ram, 500gb hd, 15.6 inch screen, webcam, bluetooth

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?reconfigure=true&vw=icon&cart=ActiveCart&id=5c1a2d07-75ad-4f74-9370-9d2ad9eea0c3&ecomm=ecomm.dell.com&c=us&l=en&cs=6099
R
The price is $579 -the instant savings of $90 = $489

You could get a coupon for $5  https://m.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon  (https://m.saveology.com/deals/national/dell-coupon) that will take off 25%, that will bring the price to $435 -the coupon only works off the main price (it doesnt include the instant savings)

You could purchase from www.dell.cashstar.com a  promo code, so $435 -$75=$360

This is an amzing price forthis laptop

Btw the only way you could pay with the  $400 and  $75 is on the phone with a rep


Thanks for posting. I'm looking into getting all the details together now.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 13, 2011, 03:09:18 PM
You could get a dell 15r
Specs - i3-2330m, 4gb ram, 500gb hd, 15.6 inch screen, webcam, bluetooth



You could purchase from www.dell.cashstar.com a  promo code, so $435 -$75=$360

This is an amzing price forthis laptop

Btw the only way you could pay with the  $400 and  $75 is on the phone with a rep


How does it work with CASHSTAR? Is it buying gift cards? That may be a problem, since I want the Laptop to be on my spg card for the extended warranty.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on November 13, 2011, 03:21:07 PM
How does it work with CASHSTAR? Is it buying gift cards? That may be a problem, since I want the Laptop to be on my spg card for the extended warranty.

Your answer can be found here.  .

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11293.msg141225#msg141225
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 13, 2011, 03:31:40 PM
Thanks for posting. I'm looking into getting all the details together now.

The saveology coupon is only for sale for today and tomorro
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 22, 2011, 03:07:10 AM
I'm still looking, if someone sees one not too expensive as I wrote earlier. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 22, 2011, 08:31:28 AM
I'm still looking, if someone sees one not too expensive as I wrote earlier. Thanks

The original deal of using the 25% percent coupon is the best u'll get. I just checked and dell lowered the market value of the 15R, so the price would be, if you stack it with the $75 coupon - $292!!!

This is hands down the best price u'll ever get on these specs

Clich here to see the laptop (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwv10h&c=us&l=en&s=eep&cs=6099&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110&link_number=120822539)

Saveology isnt selling the coupon anymore, so if you didnt buy it, its too late to get this deal

(http://i44.tinypic.com/zyfzw5.jpg)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 22, 2011, 10:11:46 AM
The original deal of using the 25% percent coupon is the best u'll get. I just checked and dell lowered the market value of the 15R, so the price would be, if you stack it with the $75 coupon - $292!!!

This is hands down the best price u'll ever get on these specs

Clich here to see the laptop (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwv10h&c=us&l=en&s=eep&cs=6099&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110&link_number=120822539)

Saveology isnt selling the coupon anymore, so if you didnt buy it, its too late to get this deal

(http://i44.tinypic.com/zyfzw5.jpg)

Great deal, at $292 it's a real steal.

(for the record, @ $292 you're still stuck with $140+ in Dell credit, so you're still ~$400 out of pocket...)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 22, 2011, 10:32:13 AM
Apparently I missed this deal. I would have bought this in a heartbeat had I seen it. Oh well.

Got anything else up your sleeve Name Changed?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kracked dude on November 22, 2011, 10:53:44 AM
Apparently I missed this deal. I would have bought this in a heartbeat had I seen it. Oh well.

Got anything else up your sleeve Name Changed?
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kracked dude on November 22, 2011, 03:45:35 PM
is this a good deal ?
Compaq black 15.6 CQ57-319qm Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core C50 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium $198 from Walmart
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on November 22, 2011, 03:48:55 PM
is this a good deal ?
Compaq black 15.6 CQ57-319qm Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core C50 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium $198 from Walmart

Ram?
Hard drive gb?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kracked dude on November 22, 2011, 04:03:18 PM
Compaq 15.6" CQ57-319WM Laptop PC:
Key Features and Benefits:
AMD Dual-Core C-50 processor
1.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)
Gives you the options for surfing, video conferencing, documents, basic photo editing and simple computer tasks
250GB SATA hard drive
Store 166,000 photos, 71,000 songs or 131 hours of HD video and more
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
10/100Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC
15.6" HD BrightView LED-backlit display
AMD Radeon HD 6250 Discrete-Class Graphics with up to 949MB total graphics memory
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on November 22, 2011, 04:04:56 PM
Compaq 15.6" CQ57-319WM Laptop PC:
Key Features and Benefits:
AMD Dual-Core C-50 processor
1.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)
Gives you the options for surfing, video conferencing, documents, basic photo editing and simple computer tasks
250GB SATA hard drive
Store 166,000 photos, 71,000 songs or 131 hours of HD video and more
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
10/100Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC
15.6" HD BrightView LED-backlit display
AMD Radeon HD 6250 Discrete-Class Graphics with up to 949MB total graphics memory
1999 wants their computer back.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on November 22, 2011, 04:08:44 PM
1999 wants their computer back.

Lol

@sberk, its not a good deal, its the price that it should be without being on sale.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kracked dude on November 22, 2011, 04:14:47 PM
1999 wants their computer back.
LOL is that bad??
what's the best i can I get for $200-250 ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 22, 2011, 08:08:32 PM
LOL is that bad??
what's the best i can I get for $200-250 ?

Dont bother... A computer in that price range isnt worth the $$ ... If you buy laptop you want it to be reliable and fast.
Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on November 22, 2011, 08:12:46 PM
Dont bother... A computer in that price range isnt worth the $$ ... If you buy laptop you want it to be reliable and fast.

I'm sure you can get a decent netbook in that price range if that's good enough for you
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 22, 2011, 08:15:24 PM
I'm sure you can get a decent netbook in that price range if that's good enough for you

Not decent for 200-250

On that price range they dont go sale much - as it already really low, so basically u'll be getting a laptop worth 250 fort 250
better to spend more like 300+ (like the deal I posted earlier) and then ur getting a laptop worth 500+ for $300
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kracked dude on November 22, 2011, 09:23:23 PM
thanks for the info. so any good deals available now ? (ie $300 for a $500 laptop)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on November 22, 2011, 10:14:02 PM
.......or more expensive but light and portable  :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 23, 2011, 12:20:43 AM
The original deal of using the 25% percent coupon is the best u'll get. I just checked and dell lowered the market value of the 15R, so the price would be, if you stack it with the $75 coupon - $292!!!

This is hands down the best price u'll ever get on these specs

Clich here to see the laptop (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwv10h&c=us&l=en&s=eep&cs=6099&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110&link_number=120822539)

Saveology isnt selling the coupon anymore, so if you didnt buy it, its too late to get this deal

(http://i44.tinypic.com/zyfzw5.jpg)
Thanks. Had I know that Dell was lowering the price i wouldve bought the coupon. Perhaps you bought a extra?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 07:58:17 AM
I actually bought 4 of them

I intended to use a 4 browser method and buy 4 at a time using one coupon.... I have done that in the past with one time use coupons.
It didnt work with dell - only 1 order went thru.

I will call them and get them to send me a price quote... Hopefully then, with a price quote I could order the item multiple times (without using the actual coupon) I have done that in the past ... I called yesterday and the agent didnt wanna give me one... I gotta keep on calling till I get the right person  ;)

But with the price quote Im not sure if I could use the $400 and $75 coupon ... maybe

Either war even at $376 these specs are a steal and have good resale value
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 23, 2011, 10:45:24 AM
Either war even at $376 these specs are a steal and have good resale value
How did you get it to $376?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 11:49:19 AM
How did you get it to $376?

Read above posts
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 23, 2011, 12:06:01 PM
I thought you were saying that we cant get $292 anymore but $376 is still possible?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: JEWDA on November 23, 2011, 12:22:37 PM
www.amazon.com/dp/B005KP0BJU/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kracked dude on November 23, 2011, 01:09:58 PM
that comes out to $599.99 or do you have any tricks up your sleeve to make it much cheaper ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 01:17:23 PM
that comes out to $599.99 or do you have any tricks up your sleeve to make it much cheaper ?

Get those specs on dell for less

 Click Here (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Dfnphvybf1%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&cjsku=fnphvybf1) and apply coupon "4J4XPNDZ1PKR2B"

The price is $524

Then get the $400 gift card with the $75 free (http://dell.cashstar.com/)

So its $524 - $75 = $449

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 01:23:55 PM
I thought you were saying that we cant get $292 anymore but $376 is still possible?

Yea I will see if I could get it for $376
If I get it in a price quote  - I could order it multiple times
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on November 23, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
Do you get the $75 bonus at the same time as the $400?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 23, 2011, 01:25:01 PM
Do you get the $75 bonus at the same time as the $400?
+1 And they can definitely be stacked?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 01:25:39 PM
Do you get the $75 bonus at the same time as the $400?

Yes

You purchase the $400 one online, and it could take a few minutes/hours till you get emailed the $400, and the $75 comes in a separate email the same time
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 01:27:58 PM
+1 And they can definitely be stacked?

Only via an rep on the phone

Dell lets 3 payment methods

A reg gift card
A promo gift cars
Credit card

If you use 2 gift cards (i.e. 2 $400 ones) it counts as 2 payment methods...
you could combine Gift card to make them into a bigger one... but the $400 and 475 cant be combined

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 23, 2011, 01:30:49 PM
All the online discounts apply over the phone? And you give them the 2 as 2 separate GCs and they dont ask any questions?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 23, 2011, 01:32:22 PM
All the online discounts apply over the phone? And you give them the 2 as 2 separate GCs and they dont ask any questions?

Correct
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YudiG on November 24, 2011, 05:30:11 AM
I'm looking for a good netbook for home office needs, nothing fancy, online work, wifi, doc's and email.

Here is what I seemed to find...if you guys could give me some advice in regard to specs and price it would be really helpful!

I really don't have much experience with this :(

Thanks!

Option 1
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-10.1-AOD257-Series-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-Dual-Core-N570-Processor-and-Windows-7-Starter/16933624

Option 2
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Aspire-One-10.1-AOD257-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-N455-Processor-Windows-7-Starter-Bundle/15739065

Option 3
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-1001PXD-MU17-WT-10-1-Inch-Netbook-White/dp/B004AWIQ3C/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1322129221&sr=1-3

Option 4
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-NB505-N508BL-10-1-Inch-Netbook-Blue/dp/B004G8QZPG/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1322129370&sr=1-1

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 24, 2011, 08:40:22 AM
I'm looking for a good netbook for home office needs, nothing fancy, online work, wifi, doc's and email.

Here is what I seemed to find...if you guys could give me some advice in regard to specs and price it would be really helpful!

I really don't have much experience with this :(

Thanks!

Option 1
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-10.1-AOD257-Series-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-Dual-Core-N570-Processor-and-Windows-7-Starter/16933624


Out of these 4 options, I only wud consider the 1st - as the processor is a dual core

Most of the lower end netbooks, have the Intel atom processor, which is good on battery life but really slow, and not powerful.
The better netbooks, like the Vostvo v131 that has the same processor of a reg laptop run at $500+
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YudiG on November 24, 2011, 09:10:33 AM
Out of these 4 options, I only wud consider the 1st - as the processor is a dual core

Most of the lower end netbooks, have the Intel atom processor, which is good on battery life but really slow, and not powerful.
The better netbooks, like the Vostvo v131 that has the same processor of a reg laptop run at $500+

Thanks! On a scale of 1-10 where would this rate? 10 being the best. Will this model act slow as many people seem to complain about netbooks?

Are there any other models I should consider? The price seems right at $228.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 24, 2011, 09:26:06 AM
Thanks! On a scale of 1-10 where would this rate? 10 being the best. Will this model act slow as many people seem to complain about netbooks?

Are there any other models I should consider? The price seems right at $228.

I cant rate netbooks - I really am not a fan of them ... they all are pretty slow. Unless you get a higher end one
But this is deff a really good price for the specs. I wud deff upgrade the ram to 2GB (will cost you like $25)

If you are set to get a netbook and spend in this price range this is a good option for you
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 24, 2011, 03:31:08 PM
Try to keep me in mind as well for my request (OP). Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smiley face on November 24, 2011, 03:56:56 PM
http://bestbuy.shoplocal.com/bestbuy/default.aspx?action=entryflash&promotioncode=112411MWSNKPK&sneakpeek=y (http://bestbuy.shoplocal.com/bestbuy/default.aspx?action=entryflash&promotioncode=112411MWSNKPK&sneakpeek=y)
it's a lenevo 15.6"
2gb
250gb hard drive
for 180
is this a good deal? and is it worth waiting online for?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 24, 2011, 04:08:16 PM
http://bestbuy.shoplocal.com/bestbuy/default.aspx?action=entryflash&promotioncode=112411MWSNKPK&sneakpeek=y (http://bestbuy.shoplocal.com/bestbuy/default.aspx?action=entryflash&promotioncode=112411MWSNKPK&sneakpeek=y)
it's a lenevo 15.6"
2gb
250gb hard drive
for 180
is this a good deal? and is it worth waiting online for?

For those specs it isn't bad, but you do get what you pay for.  The other thing is, it's limited to 10 per per store ('minimum'), so it isn't for sure you'll find one sitting there waiting for you.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smiley face on November 24, 2011, 04:15:37 PM
has anyone ever gone to best-buy on black friday?
what's the wait like if i come at 12:00
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on November 24, 2011, 04:18:10 PM
has anyone ever gone to best-buy on black friday?
what's the wait like if i come at 12:00
I'm sure there are dozens of people in line at every Best Buy already.
Back when they had real deals I would tag team with someone else and then sell off the deal claim coupons we got for $100 a pop.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 24, 2011, 04:25:45 PM
has anyone ever gone to best-buy on black friday?
what's the wait like if i come at 12:00

My guess is that in any densely populated area the doorbuster laptops will probably get sold out before you get to them.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 24, 2011, 05:38:37 PM
has anyone ever gone to best-buy on black friday?
what's the wait like if i come at 12:00
passed by best buy at 11 AM this morning and there were several people in line already. Accompanied by tents and those fold-up chairs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smiley face on November 24, 2011, 06:23:08 PM
hey losing hope :(
anyway of getting the lenevo?!?!
plan to leave at about 11:00 either to erskine st. or atlantic ave.
any suggestions?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 24, 2011, 11:06:45 PM
Think we'll see another eBay deal like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150700802338) today?

i3 for $299! They sold 1,500 within a few hours. I missed it by a few minutes.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: ez1985 on November 24, 2011, 11:37:28 PM
I bought a Dell Inspiron 15M last Sunday at Staples on a Pre Black Friday Deal for $289.99 plus tax which came out to 307.  In the end I don't need it.  I can easily return it to Staples but it seems like too good a deal to return.  Any takers?  Check out the specs on on Staples.com.  All I know is that its AMD DUAL Core and something about 4 GB. 
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sky121 on November 24, 2011, 11:38:04 PM
I bought a Dell Inspiron 15M last Sunday at Staples on a Pre Black Friday Deal for $289.99 plus tax which came out to 307.  In the end I don't need it.  I can easily return it to Staples but it seems like too good a deal to return.  Any takers?  Check out the specs on on Staples.com.  All I know is that its AMD DUAL Core and something about 4 GB.

Specs?

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Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 25, 2011, 01:14:58 AM
Think we'll see another eBay deal like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150700802338) today?

i3 for $299! They sold 1,500 within a few hours. I missed it by a few minutes.
I also missed it by a few minutes after my friend told me about it.
I know it was on ebay, but who was the purchase with? For returns or other issues. Was Amex backing it on a second year?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yeki89 on November 25, 2011, 01:38:29 AM
i passed a few best buys on Route 9 (lkwd) the line was literally around the building! must have been 200 or so on line!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on November 25, 2011, 01:40:33 AM
People are crazy.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yeki89 on November 25, 2011, 01:42:06 AM
say that again. my brother says the possibility that you will get that cheap door-buster is so unlikely that it isnt worth the time u spend traveling / waiting...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 25, 2011, 02:13:25 AM
say that again. my brother says the possibility that you will get that cheap door-buster is so unlikely that it isnt worth the time u spend traveling / waiting...

I basically said that earlier in this thread (and no, I'm not your brother :P):

My guess is that in any densely populated area the doorbuster laptops will probably get sold out before you get to them.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 02:21:20 AM
say that again. my brother says the possibility that you will get that cheap door-buster is so unlikely that it isnt worth the time u spend traveling / waiting...

+1

Also I looked at all the laptops they were selling for cheap - it was older specs. In truth it isnt even a sale.... seriously a bunch of hype
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 25, 2011, 02:22:42 AM
+1

Also I looked at all the laptops they were selling for cheap - it was older specs. In truth it isnt even a sale.... seriously a bunch of hype
So lets hear something good 4 cheap ;D ;D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 02:35:53 AM
So lets hear something good 4 cheap ;D ;D

At 3am (12 am pst) Microsoft store is having their BF sale

Microsoft Store (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.BlackFriday?)

the samsung RC512 is a great laptop - has the i7 for $499

I do not think I have seen an i7 ever at this price

This is not the latest i7 but still a really good price

Dell has launched their BF deals, but nothing really good. Throught the year when you could find the right voupon you could get a better price.

If you want to really spend $ the xps 15z and 14z is on sale - For $850, use the $75 promo gift card with the $400, and dell is giving a free $125 Amex gift card = $650 !! xps 15z (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnw12hg&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) xps 14z (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndne05hg&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yeki89 on November 25, 2011, 02:37:58 AM
which do you recommend
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 02:42:44 AM
which do you recommend

Tough call

The samsung from microsoft store is cheaper and better specs

But the XPS are much better builds

If you arent lookin to spend a lot of money the samsung is a really solid deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yeki89 on November 25, 2011, 02:44:33 AM
why wud i go for build over cheaper and better specs?
im not planning on dropping it
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 25, 2011, 02:46:39 AM
The Samsung has i5 per your link.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 25, 2011, 02:50:31 AM
But the XPS are much better builds

That varies by model IME.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 25, 2011, 02:51:41 AM
The Dell you posted for $450 has slightly better specs than the Samsung for $499.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 02:56:53 AM
The Samsung has i5 per your link.

<competing deal site link deleted>

So once the deal goes live we'll see the specs

The Dell you posted for $450 has slightly better specs than the Samsung for $499.

if the samsung is a i5 then the dell is deff better
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 25, 2011, 02:57:40 AM
At 3am (12 am pst) Microsoft store is having their BF sale

Microsoft Store (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.BlackFriday?)

the samsung RC512 is a great laptop - has the i7 for $499

I do not think I have seen an i7 ever at this price

This is not the latest i7 but still a really good price

Dell has launched their BF deals, but nothing really good. Throught the year when you could find the right voupon you could get a better price.

If you want to really spend $ the xps 15z and 14z is on sale - For $850, use the $75 promo gift card with the $400, and dell is giving a free $125 Amex gift card = $650 !! xps 15z (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnw12hg&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) xps 14z (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndne05hg&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-)

The Acer Iconia (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.226731500/) is an interesting concept (laptop with touchscreen instead of the keyboard), and at $599 it's cheaper than anywhere else. I doubt I could get used to it though.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 03:00:04 AM
The Acer Iconia (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.226731500/) is an interesting concept (laptop with touchscreen instead of the keyboard), and at $599 it's cheaper than anywhere else. I doubt I could get used to it though.

Cool laptop, older i5 though

Not really worth the price of $999
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 25, 2011, 03:01:02 AM
if the samsung is a i5 then the dell is deff better

i5 it is.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 03:02:59 AM
i5 it is.

yup

Site is really slow now
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 25, 2011, 03:22:47 AM
At 3am (12 am pst) Microsoft store is having their BF sale

Microsoft Store (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.BlackFriday?)

the samsung RC512 is a great laptop - has the i7 for $499

I do not think I have seen an i7 ever at this price

This is not the latest i7 but still a really good price

Dell has launched their BF deals, but nothing really good. Throught the year when you could find the right voupon you could get a better price.

If you want to really spend $ the xps 15z and 14z is on sale - For $850, use the $75 promo gift card with the $400, and dell is giving a free $125 Amex gift card = $650 !! xps 15z (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnw12hg&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) xps 14z (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndne05hg&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-)
I still want something decent for 400 or less.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 08:37:19 AM
I still want something decent for 400 or less.

here -

Dell Laptop (http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=3611404&sdop=1&sdfid=9&u2=http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=FNDAV19hf&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=CJ&cid=47997&lid=1979247&acd=10972641-2187655-)

Coupon code - RXCC8C4951CWM8

And use the $75, $400

Price will be $404 for an i5 machine

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smiley face on November 25, 2011, 09:08:54 AM
never go to best buy (or any store the has doorbusters)-unless u enjoy camping outside a store in 50 degree weather ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 25, 2011, 12:09:08 PM
here -

Dell Laptop (http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=3611404&sdop=1&sdfid=9&u2=http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=FNDAV19hf&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=CJ&cid=47997&lid=1979247&acd=10972641-2187655-)

Coupon code - RXCC8C4951CWM8

And use the $75, $400

Price will be $404 for an i5 machine


Its pricing a t 579- 100 =479. I dont want to do the gift cards for 75 because then im not buying it on amex for my 2nd year warranty.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 12:11:24 PM
Its pricing a t 579- 100 =479. I dont want to do the gift cards for 75 because then im not buying it on amex for my 2nd year warranty.

You cant get everything  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 25, 2011, 12:19:10 PM
You cant get everything  ;)
Still hoping on Saveology ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 25, 2011, 12:21:52 PM
Still hoping on Saveology ;)

A few weeks ago there was a promotion for geico members to get 25% off, similar to this saveology deal, just there was no coupon code - just call in and speak to a rep... I'm sure another such deal will come again
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 25, 2011, 12:23:08 PM
A few weeks ago there was a promotion for geico members to get 25% off, similar to this saveology deal, just there was no coupon code - just call in and speak to a rep... I'm sure another such deal will come again
Hope so. Pm me please if something comes up. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 26, 2011, 07:49:04 PM
I got the Inspiron 15R that Name Changed mentioned (better build than the 15R you go directly to on Dell's site + you can't apply the $25 code on that one).

Was $859.98 originally
- Dell instant discount of $309.99
- $25 coupon code
- $26.25 (5% off today only)
- $75 gift card trick
+$44 tax
Free shipping

Grand total of $467.74 shipped!

When I was ready to pay I told him I have 2 gift cards.  Rep says, "let me guess, a $400 and a $75?". My stomach sank. But he let me do it anyway. Thanks so much Name Changed!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2011, 08:01:00 PM
It's a good deal, but I personally value AMEX warranty too highly to mess with GCs on high-ticket items.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 26, 2011, 08:04:16 PM
It's a good deal, but I personally value AMEX warranty too highly to mess with GCs on high-ticket items.

Not a problem when I'm buying for someone else :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on November 26, 2011, 09:49:31 PM
It's a good deal, but I personally value AMEX warranty too highly to mess with GCs on high-ticket items.
I hear ya. But I can buy a 3 year squaretrade warranty right now for $45.49 with their BF 35% off sale (which I likely would have bought even had I used Amex).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2011, 10:00:44 AM
I hear ya. But I can buy a 3 year squaretrade warranty right now for $45.49 with their BF 35% off sale (which I likely would have bought even had I used Amex).
Will squaretrade refund your entire purchase price in case of problems?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 27, 2011, 11:52:11 AM
Will squaretrade refund your entire purchase price in case of problems?

Yes - If they cant fix it they refund you the full purchase price (even the $75 gift card)

@shmelly - enjoy ur new computer!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 28, 2011, 12:42:27 PM
So far, I ordered this Bestbuy one for $319- $10 egiftcard. Is it a good deal?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Pentium%26%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3604126.p?id=1218419327319&skuId=3604126
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 12:48:29 PM
So far, I ordered this Bestbuy one for $319- $10 egiftcard. Is it a good deal?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Pentium%26%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3604126.p?id=1218419327319&skuId=3604126

It's not a bad deal, but I'd prefer the Dells with the i3s that were available for ~$355 over the weekend.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 28, 2011, 12:53:25 PM
It's not a bad deal, but I'd prefer the Dells with the i3s that were available for ~$355 over the weekend.
K thanks. I must have missed those. They were also 4gb/500 dual core?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 12:56:38 PM
K thanks. I must have missed those. They were also 4gb/500 dual core?

I think they were 4gb, not sure about HDD.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: springles on November 28, 2011, 01:37:05 PM
I got the HP AMD A8 from best buy's BF sale.  It was $429.  If you see a deal that you would take over that then let me know.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 01:46:30 PM
So far, I ordered this Bestbuy one for $319- $10 egiftcard. Is it a good deal?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Pentium%26%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3604126.p?id=1218419327319&skuId=3604126

Yea its a decent deal.

(I have purchased this one in the past for $300, But it usually is listed $350-$400)

I happen to think it a decent build and the specs are great for the price. The processor isnt the greatest, but for not heavy use it will do the job.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on November 28, 2011, 03:35:13 PM
I missed out on all deals when ever I decided already to get one they where all sold out I'm looking for something up to. 350 a notebook not interested on a netbook if someone sees a good deal pls keep me posted thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on November 28, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
Inspiron 15 for $349 is a good deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 06:49:44 PM
Inspiron 15 for $349 is a good deal?

Brand new with an i3 and 4GB RAM, yes.

What specs are being offered? Got a linky?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 07:49:52 PM
Inspiron 15 for $349 is a good deal?

Inspiron 15 or 15R?

The 15 is bulkier and not as updated as the 15R, also the i3 on the 15 is 2 generations older
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 08:02:11 PM
Inspiron 15 or 15R?

The 15 is bulkier and not as updated as the 15R, also the i3 on the 15 is 2 generations older

There's already a 3rd generation for the i3? Arrandale, Sandy Bridge and...? I don't think Ivy bridge will be available on the market until at least Q1-2012.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on November 28, 2011, 08:21:53 PM
where can i get it?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 08:30:06 PM
There's already a 3rd generation for the i3? Arrandale, Sandy Bridge and...? I don't think Ivy bridge will be available on the market until at least Q1-2012.

Not actually 3rd gen - but 2 older models. The inspiron 15 has the the i3-380m, newer than that is the i3-2310m, and the latest is the i3-2330m
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on November 28, 2011, 08:37:08 PM
name changed is the master of this forum i see u know ur stuff if u have something in mind up to 350 pls let me know
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 08:46:30 PM
Not actually 3rd gen - but 2 older models. The inspiron 15 has the the i3-380m, newer than that is the i3-2310m, and the latest is the i3-2330m

There's only a small (incremental) difference between the 2310m and the 2330m.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 08:49:35 PM
name changed is the master of this forum i see u know ur stuff if u have something in mind up to 350 pls let me know

Here (http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200373) is a Dell 15R with a i5 for $429

Use coupon - MIMKB2BACYB25

Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndsv12hf&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a Dell 15R with i3-2330m For $400
Use coupon - W7$NG833Z?WJD7
And Use the $75 Gift card with the $400
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 08:51:36 PM
Here (http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200373) is a Dell 15R with a i5 for $429

Use coupon - MIMKB2BACYB25

Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndsv12hf&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a Dell 15R with i3-2330m For $400
Use coupon - W7$NG833Z?WJD7
And Use the $75 Gift card with the $400


You're really good at this, thanks!

Please keep 'em coming :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 28, 2011, 08:58:50 PM
Yea its a decent deal.

(I have purchased this one in the past for $300, But it usually is listed $350-$400)

I happen to think it a decent build and the specs are great for the price. The processor isnt the greatest, but for not heavy use it will do the job.


Can you stream a live video and have 10 tabs open at once? Will it be laboring?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 09:01:19 PM
There's only a small (incremental) difference between the 2310m and the 2330m.

Yup.

The Benchmark rating on the 2330m is about 200 points more.

Every little bit counts - Just a note when comparing pricing of computers make sure you are getting the latest specs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 09:09:43 PM
Can you stream a live video and have 10 tabs open at once? Will it be laboring?

I bought it for a friend I only used it when I set it up for him.

I am currently using a laptop with an T4200 Processor (2 years old) Its benchmarked 800 points lower than the B950
I currently have tonzzz of tabs open in 2 browsers - chrome and IE, and I could stream w/o a problem
Its more the ram that Internet uses

(http://i43.tinypic.com/rmk581.png)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on November 28, 2011, 09:21:57 PM
Inspiron 15 or 15R?

The 15 is bulkier and not as updated as the 15R, also the i3 on the 15 is 2 generations older
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 28, 2011, 09:31:16 PM
@Hocker That one isnt worth it  - You could get the 15R for only $50 more

Has more ram and better processor

Also all the dell ads are hiked up prices... search and you could find better prices
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 28, 2011, 09:34:15 PM
I bought it for a friend I only used it when I set it up for him.

I am currently using a laptop with an T4200 Processor (2 years old) Its benchmarked 800 points lower than the B950
I currently have tonzzz of tabs open in 2 browsers - chrome and IE, and I could stream w/o a problem
Its more the ram that Internet uses

(http://i43.tinypic.com/rmk581.png)
I currently have a 2 year old compaq presario, that is constantly working hard in the backround (constant running background noise, even when im not running a video). It is a intel pentium (R) Dual-Core T4200 @2.00 GHz.    How is my above mentioned lenovo a upgrade over this? In what ways?  Thanks a lot!!!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on November 28, 2011, 09:39:11 PM
@Hocker That one isnt worth it  - You could get the 15R for only $50 more

Has more ram and better processor

Also all the dell ads are hiked up prices... search and you could find better prices
thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on November 28, 2011, 11:03:43 PM
thanks name changed i really appreciate it but i need something for max 350 if u have pls let me know thanks a million
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on November 28, 2011, 11:24:40 PM
Any good deals on a computer which is good for graphics for under $400. Someone I know asked me to buy it for them.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 28, 2011, 11:47:51 PM
I bought it for a friend I only used it when I set it up for him.

I am currently using a laptop with an T4200 Processor (2 years old) Its benchmarked 800 points lower than the B950
I currently have tonzzz of tabs open in 2 browsers - chrome and IE, and I could stream w/o a problem
Its more the ram that Internet uses

(http://i43.tinypic.com/rmk581.png)
I currently have a 2 year old compaq presario, that is constantly working hard in the backround (constant running background noise, even when im not running a video). It is a intel pentium (R) Dual-Core T4200 @2.00 GHz.    How is my above mentioned lenovo a upgrade over this? In what ways?  Thanks a lot!!!!
(Repost)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on November 29, 2011, 12:14:32 AM
I currently have a 2 year old compaq presario, that is constantly working hard in the backround (constant running background noise, even when im not running a video). It is a intel pentium (R) Dual-Core T4200 @2.00 GHz.    How is my above mentioned lenovo a upgrade over this? In what ways?  Thanks a lot!!!!
(Repost)
Ummmm... bumping rules?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 29, 2011, 12:33:20 AM
Any good deals on a computer which is good for graphics for under $400. Someone I know asked me to buy it for them.

What type of graphics use?

$400 is a little of a tight budget for grafics use ... IMHO if they are using it for graphics - as a business they should invest more $$
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 29, 2011, 12:48:06 AM
Ummmm... bumping rules?
I thought he might have missed it. I did write repost :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 29, 2011, 08:19:48 AM
I currently have a 2 year old compaq presario, that is constantly working hard in the backround (constant running background noise, even when im not running a video). It is a intel pentium (R) Dual-Core T4200 @2.00 GHz.    How is my above mentioned lenovo a upgrade over this? In what ways?  Thanks a lot!!!!
(Repost)

The B950 is a newer and a little better processor. It has more cache, But doesnt have hypertreading. It is better at graphics.
Its not a major upgrade.

What was wrong with ur Compaq? A 2 year old laptop should still be working fine.

The T series (ie T4200) was the common processor before the i3, The B950 is a step down from the i3, its only better cuz its newer, but its really on the lower end
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 29, 2011, 04:08:20 PM
The B950 is a newer and a little better processor. It has more cache, But doesnt have hypertreading. It is better at graphics.
Its not a major upgrade.

What was wrong with ur Compaq? A 2 year old laptop should still be working fine.

The T series (ie T4200) was the common processor before the i3, The B950 is a step down from the i3, its only better cuz its newer, but its really on the lower end
About 6 months ago, my battery stopped holding a charge for more than 5 minutes. If its not plugged in, then within 5 minutes it suddenly shuts down.
 Also , since around that time (or slightly before) the back left area of my laptop (the CPU) is always boiling hot and working on overdrive. I dont have any idea if thats because my battery became defective.
 So besides needing a new laptop for myself, do you recommend me just getting a cheap new battery on ebay or somewhere, to use on  my old one?
 Earlier you mentioned the Lenovo with the B950 was a good deal, but now you seem to say it somewhat worse than what I currently have, and im having second thoughts.  I want to use quickbooks on my new laptop as well. Do you still recommend me keeping the one i purchased? THANKS
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: MnM1130 on November 29, 2011, 04:31:36 PM
About 6 months ago, my battery stopped holding a charge for more than 5 minutes. If its not plugged in, then within 5 minutes it suddenly shuts down.
 Also , since around that time (or slightly before) the back left area of my laptop (the CPU) is always boiling hot and working on overdrive. I dont have any idea if thats because my battery became defective.
 So besides needing a new laptop for myself, do you recommend me just getting a cheap new battery on ebay or somewhere, to use on  my old one?
 Earlier you mentioned the Lenovo with the B950 was a good deal, but now you seem to say it somewhat worse than what I currently have, and im having second thoughts.  I want to use quickbooks on my new laptop as well. Do you still recommend me keeping the one i purchased? THANKS
i have a dell comp which is now 4 yrs old and in perfect condition besides for the fact i overheated it one night (left it on on a carpet that didnt let any air vent out.) i KILLED my 9 cell batter which used to last me at least 6 hours (it was AMAZING).. well lucky for me i had 2 9 cell batters (long story but i got one for free) so i replaced it with the now DEAD battery.... and my comp drained that battery as well... it hold for maybe 2 hours tops... my comp prob needs a new fan- i prob killed the fan. but i was in israel when i realized and i never got it serviced while it was still under warranty (had a 3 yr warranty with american service) i didnt think of asking to get serviced in israel like a normal person... anyhow.. thats my story with my dell laptop which i loved... So i would tell u that if ur comp is overheating u prob need a new fan and any battery u will buy wont last to long... good luck!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 29, 2011, 06:00:01 PM
i have a dell comp which is now 4 yrs old and in perfect condition besides for the fact i overheated it one night (left it on on a carpet that didnt let any air vent out.) i KILLED my 9 cell batter which used to last me at least 6 hours (it was AMAZING).. well lucky for me i had 2 9 cell batters (long story but i got one for free) so i replaced it with the now DEAD battery.... and my comp drained that battery as well... it hold for maybe 2 hours tops... my comp prob needs a new fan- i prob killed the fan. but i was in israel when i realized and i never got it serviced while it was still under warranty (had a 3 yr warranty with american service) i didnt think of asking to get serviced in israel like a normal person... anyhow.. thats my story with my dell laptop which i loved... So i would tell u that if ur comp is overheating u prob need a new fan and any battery u will buy wont last to long... good luck!
Mf fan seems to be running fine. Does a defective battery cause the CPU to get very hot?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 29, 2011, 09:55:14 PM
Mf fan seems to be running fine. Does a defective battery cause the CPU to get very hot?

It could put some extra strain on a cpu, but not necessarily make it very hot. The battery could get very hot.

About 6 months ago, my battery stopped holding a charge for more than 5 minutes. If its not plugged in, then within 5 minutes it suddenly shuts down.
 Also , since around that time (or slightly before) the back left area of my laptop (the CPU) is always boiling hot and working on overdrive. I dont have any idea if thats because my battery became defective.
 So besides needing a new laptop for myself, do you recommend me just getting a cheap new battery on ebay or somewhere, to use on  my old one?
 Earlier you mentioned the Lenovo with the B950 was a good deal, but now you seem to say it somewhat worse than what I currently have, and im having second thoughts.  I want to use quickbooks on my new laptop as well. Do you still recommend me keeping the one i purchased? THANKS

I do not think the battery issue is making ur cpu hot... try using the laptop with the battery out - just plugged in, is it still hot?

I do recommend getting a cheap battery on ebay, i had a good experience I recommend the brand "rulu"

Also I mentioned the lenovo as a good deal - I still think its a good deal - just depends on what you had and if its an upgrade for you...
Quickbooks uses tonz of ram and cpu  :(

I do not think its much of an upgrade than what you currently have
Maybe consider this deal - Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3561661.p?id=1218416380659&skuId=3561661&st=lenovo%20b950&cp=1&lp=6) This is similar to yours with latest i3, and I think it also has a better graphics card

BTW the one you got went up in price  ;)


Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on November 29, 2011, 10:38:25 PM

Maybe consider this deal - Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3561661.p?id=1218416380659&skuId=3561661&st=lenovo%20b950&cp=1&lp=6) This is similar to yours with latest i3, and I think it also has a better graphics card

BTW the one you got went up in price  ;)

But its only 320 GB hard drive as opposed to the one I got which has 500. Also quickbooks is going to be very important to me, so should I reurn it, and hope for some good dell coupons, or a good deal? Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on November 30, 2011, 07:40:05 AM
But its only 320 GB hard drive as opposed to the one I got which has 500. Also quickbooks is going to be very important to me, so should I reurn it, and hope for some good dell coupons, or a good deal? Thanks

Why would u need a 500GB Hard drive?

I think you should return it and wait for a good deal.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on December 01, 2011, 12:39:30 AM
what do the pros think of the asus laptop intel core 2g i3 processor 14" display 4gb for 379 does it pay? is there any shtik to get it for cheaper?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 08:30:02 AM
what do the pros think of the asus laptop intel core 2g i3 processor 14" display 4gb for 379 does it pay? is there any shtik to get it for cheaper?

What model?
From what store?

The specs sound like a good deal for the price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on December 01, 2011, 10:32:50 AM
best buy has it for 379
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 10:38:43 AM
best buy has it for 379

This one (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+14%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601&skuId=3672031)?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 02:01:09 PM
This one (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+14%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601&skuId=3672031)?
best buy has it for 379

Deff a good price for the specs

Just it has a 4 cell battery - so the battery life wont be as long

Also I'm not so into the 14" screens, unless you need a portable laptop - if not get a 15.6"

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 02:23:11 PM
You have a recco for a 15.6 inch one?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 02:31:21 PM
You have a recco for a 15.6 inch one?
A lenovo I mentioned earlier ...

Also Staples no has a 14" on sale

HP Pavilion dm4-2191us 14" Laptop for $479
i5, 4gb Ram

Laptop (http://www.staples.com/StaplesProductDisplay?fromUrl=home&catalogId=10051&productId=430540&cmArea=SEARCH&catalogIdentifier=2&langId=-1&storeId=10001&cmSearchKeyword=HP+Pavilion+dm4-2191us&currentUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.staples.com%2F&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch)
Coupon (http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/tagfrm/hBO1nT-B7SHGCB8ev-8CXazhX9g/coupon.html?n=2566&email=&COUPON_1=51033&cm_lm=&cid=EM:CM:_BO1nT-B8ev-8CZ&om_rid=)

Or

HP Pavilion dv4-4141us 14" Laptop for 379.99
i3, 4gb ram

Laptop (http://www.staples.com/StaplesProductDisplay?fromUrl=home&catalogId=10051&productId=430537&cmArea=SEARCH&catalogIdentifier=2&langId=-1&storeId=10001&cmSearchKeyword=405163&currentUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.staples.com%2FStaplesProductDisplay%3FfromUrl%3Dhome%26catalogId%3D10051%26productId%3D430540%26cmArea%3DSEARCH%26catalogIdentifier%3D2%26langId%3D-1%26storeId%3D10001%26cmSearchKeyword%3D410603%26currentUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.staples.com%252FStaplesProductDisplay%253FfromUrl%253Dhome%2526catalogId%253D10051%2526productId%253D430539%2526cmArea%253DSEARCH%2526catalogIdentifier%253D2%2526langId%253D-1%2526storeId%253D10001%2526cmSearchKeyword%253D410055%2526currentUrl%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.staples.com%25252F%2526ddkey%253Dhttp%253AStaplesSearch%26ddkey%3Dhttp%3AStaplesSearch&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch)
Coupon (http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/tagfrm/hBO1nT-B7SHGCB8ev-8CXazhX9g/coupon.html?n=2567&email=&COUPON_1=72168&cm_lm=&cid=EM:CM:_BO1nT-B8ev-8CZ&om_rid=) Or you could uses coupon code "59465" but seems that they arent avail online now

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 02:46:58 PM
Thanks.

Which would you go with of the three?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 02:52:49 PM
Thanks.

Which would you go with of the three?

None  ;)

The size i would take is 15.6"
If the staples i5 one was 15.6" that would be good

But I usually get from Dell those specs for cheaper.
As of now those specs from dell wud be $499 Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnv19hd2&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-)

Then if you have the $400 and $75 would make the price to $425
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 03:03:51 PM
Hmm... but with the 400+75 coupon, I don't get AMEX warranty.

I guess I could buy a square trade warranty instead...

You just go here: http://dell.cashstar.com/ and buy for 400 and they automatically send you another 75?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 03:15:37 PM
Hmm... but with the 400+75 coupon, I don't get AMEX warranty.

I guess I could buy a square trade warranty instead...

You just go here: http://dell.cashstar.com/ and buy for 400 and they automatically send you another 75?
+1 to squaretrade

As of now the Dell isn't giving the free $75... but you do get it right away when you purchase the $400 one

The offer it like every other month
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 04:09:42 PM
+1 to squaretrade

As of now the Dell isn't giving the free $75... but you do get it right away when you purchase the $400 one

The offer it like every other month

Sometimes they give away a stackable $75 coupon? Interesting.

But to get the 400+75, you just purchase the $400 one on that link?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 04:14:33 PM
Sometimes they give away a stackable $75 coupon? Interesting.

But to get the 400+75, you just purchase the $400 one on that link?

No

Im referring to the offer of free $75 with the purchase of a $400

Now it is not offered - Dont buy the $400 ...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 10:29:48 PM
Ohhh, thanks for clarifying...

I guess I'll wait.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 01, 2011, 10:37:24 PM
Ohhh, thanks for clarifying...

I guess I'll wait.

There were really good deals last week, you could see more on the older post
Prob worth it to wait
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 01, 2011, 10:38:19 PM
There were really good deals last week, you could see more on the older post
Prob worth it to wait

Ya, I read. Was out of the country. Couldn't sit on DDF :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on December 02, 2011, 01:15:56 AM
between the toshiba 15.6 intel core i3 6cell battery 4gb memory and 320gb hard drive nd the asus mentioned last night 14 in screen i3 processor same price i like toshiba as a name better and the 15.6 in screen but the downside is 320 gb hard drive
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 02, 2011, 08:33:42 AM
between the toshiba 15.6 intel core i3 6cell battery 4gb memory and 320gb hard drive nd the asus mentioned last night 14 in screen i3 processor same price i like toshiba as a name better and the 15.6 in screen but the downside is 320 gb hard drive
Whats the downside of the 320GB hard drive?
What are you storing on it already?
Use an external
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 02, 2011, 09:47:07 AM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndnv72hd3&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a decent price for the Dell 15R with i3, 6GB Ram, 640GB Hard Drive $420
Decent Price for these specs

(You could upgrade to the i5 for $100)

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smiley face on December 03, 2011, 11:50:29 PM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndnv72hd3&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a decent price for the Dell 15R with i3, 6GB Ram, 640GB Hard Drive $420
Decent Price for these specs

(You could upgrade to the i5 for $100)


Is there anything in the $300-350 range
doesn't have to be a dell
don't need with a lot of space
need microsoft word 7
thank you
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on December 04, 2011, 12:20:40 AM
Is there anything in the $300-350 range
doesn't have to be a dell
don't need with a lot of space
need microsoft word 7
thank you

I don't think you want that, Word 7.0 was part of Office '95... Do you mean Word '07 or Word 2010 (came out after Windows 7)?

This Dell (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndnb20d2&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a decent deal in the price range you're looking for, but you'll have to get your own copy of MS Word.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smiley face on December 04, 2011, 12:28:12 AM
I don't think you want that, Word 7.0 was part of Office '95... Do you mean Word '07 or Word 2010 (came out after Windows 7)?

This Dell (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndnb20d2&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a decent deal in the price range you're looking for, but you'll have to get your own copy of MS Word.
thanks
meant windows 7
what do u think of a Lenevo @ bestbuy for $299
15.6 Lenovo - Laptop / AMD E-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory - Black?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on December 04, 2011, 12:34:30 AM
thanks
meant windows 7
what do u think of a Lenevo @ bestbuy for $299
15.6 Lenovo - Laptop / AMD E-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory - Black?

Virtually any Windows laptop you buy now will come with Windows 7 (as opposed to an older Windows version).

If you're looking for cheap, and you don't care much about power consumption (the one I listed with an Intel processor will probably do better at power consumption), go for it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 04, 2011, 09:20:02 AM
Virtually any Windows laptop you buy now will come with Windows 7 (as opposed to an older Windows version).

If you're looking for cheap, and you don't care much about power consumption (the one I listed with an Intel processor will probably do better at power consumption), go for it.
+1

thanks
meant windows 7
what do u think of a Lenevo @ bestbuy for $299
15.6 Lenovo - Laptop / AMD E-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory - Black?

You will not be happy with the speed of this processor. many phones could do better lol  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 04, 2011, 10:46:17 AM
found this great deal!!
 HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us Laptop for $900 - $270 with this Printable Coupon (http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/tagfrm/hBO1nT-B7SHGCB8ev-8CXazhX9g/coupon.html?n=1552&email=&COUPON_1=35284) - $50 rebate (https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/promotion.html?sku=410055) = $580 at Staples (http://www.staples.com/StaplesProductDisplay?fromUrl=home&catalogId=10051&productId=430539) (In store only special order)
   

Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (2.20GHz)
    4GB installed memory
    640GB hard drive
    17.3" diagonal HD+(8) BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
    Blu-ray player and SuperMulti DVD burner
    802.11b/g/n WLAN
    Beats Audio™ with the HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
    Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
    HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
    Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
    9-cell 100WHr lithium-ion battery; Up to 10 hours and 15 minutes
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Dimensions 10.83"W x 16.38"D x 1.24"/1.42"H (6.72lbs)
    1 year warranty
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on December 04, 2011, 11:00:31 AM
found this great deal!!
 HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us Laptop for $900 - $270 with this Printable Coupon (http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/tagfrm/hBO1nT-B7SHGCB8ev-8CXazhX9g/coupon.html?n=1552&email=&COUPON_1=35284) - $50 rebate (https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/promotion.html?sku=410055) = $580 at Staples (http://www.staples.com/StaplesProductDisplay?fromUrl=home&catalogId=10051&productId=430539) (In store only special order)
   

Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (2.20GHz)
    4GB installed memory
    640GB hard drive
    17.3" diagonal HD+(8) BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
    Blu-ray player and SuperMulti DVD burner
    802.11b/g/n WLAN
    Beats Audio™ with the HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
    Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
    HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader
    Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
    9-cell 100WHr lithium-ion battery; Up to 10 hours and 15 minutes
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Dimensions 10.83"W x 16.38"D x 1.24"/1.42"H (6.72lbs)
    1 year warranty
Seems pretty good to me :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 04, 2011, 12:40:33 PM
Seems pretty good to me :)
Has been on SD for about 5 days...most staples will be sold out by now
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 04, 2011, 12:43:44 PM
Has been on SD for about 5 days...most staples will be sold out by now
just thought id share, and btw there are 3 staples within 5 miles of my address that have it in stock
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 04, 2011, 12:46:02 PM
just thought id share, and btw there are 3 staples within 5 miles of my address that have it in stock
I did just see that the stores can order it for you and have it shipped to your house for free.
Im passing on this one as its a 17" and i need something smaller. Good deal though.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 04, 2011, 02:55:37 PM
found this great deal!!
 HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us Laptop for $900 - $270 with this Printable Coupon (http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/tagfrm/hBO1nT-B7SHGCB8ev-8CXazhX9g/coupon.html?n=1552&email=&COUPON_1=35284) - $50 rebate (https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/promotion.html?sku=410055) = $580 at Staples (http://www.staples.com/StaplesProductDisplay?fromUrl=home&catalogId=10051&productId=430539) (In store only special order)

Deff a great price.
You just gotta want that 17" screen, also If your goin for an i7, you prob want more than 4gb ram, and a better graphics card that this laptop doesnt have
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 04, 2011, 03:09:12 PM
Deff a great price.
You just gotta want that 17" screen, also If your goin for an i7, you prob want more than 4gb ram, and a better graphics card that this laptop doesnt have
regarding the ram i recently bought a different laptop and ordered 8GB ram online for $30
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 04, 2011, 03:14:12 PM
regarding the ram i recently bought a different laptop and ordered 8GB ram online for $30
Yup, That deff could be done
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sim on December 04, 2011, 03:27:24 PM
I got an  offer from amex  $50 off $400 purchase at best buy, register your card @ amexnetwork.com/bestbuyholiday. Possibly targeted. Im looking for the best deal i can get in $400 range. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on December 04, 2011, 03:31:49 PM
I got an  offer from amex  $50 off $400 purchase at best buy, register your card @ amexnetwork.com/bestbuyholiday. Possibly targeted.

By invitation only, oh well
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 04, 2011, 03:32:51 PM
I got an  offer from amex  $50 off $400 purchase at best buy, register your card @ amexnetwork.com/bestbuyholiday. Possibly targeted. Im looking for the best deal i can get in $400 range. Thanks

This Laptop Lenovo (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3647005.p?id=1218422887209&skuId=3647005) is $379 and has the latest i3 processor. Deff worth the price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sim on December 04, 2011, 07:31:33 PM
This Laptop Lenovo (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3647005.p?id=1218422887209&skuId=3647005) is $379 and has the latest i3 processor. Deff worth the price
Thank you, Does lenovo compare to dell  as far as the computer lasting? I had a Dell for 5+ years
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 04, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
Thank you, Does lenovo compare to dell  as far as the computer lasting? I had a Dell for 5+ years
my lenovo lasted almost five years till it started having miner issues, overall im very happy with lenovo.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 04, 2011, 09:00:51 PM
Thank you, Does lenovo compare to dell  as far as the computer lasting? I had a Dell for 5+ years
Lenovo are great laptops. This specific model is a lower end one. If you would be buying a dell in the $350-$400 range you would probably get the Dell Inspiron 15 which is also the lower end one.
Dell vrs Lenovo?? Some people like dell better some like lenovo

 
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sim on December 04, 2011, 09:52:50 PM
Thanks i think ill go with the lenovo being its my second computer the usage will be minimum
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 04, 2011, 10:37:34 PM
Thanks i think ill go with the lenovo being its my second computer the usage will be minimum

Should be more than fine for you!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 05, 2011, 02:38:51 PM
Here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200373&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=2026489&SID=) is a decent priced Dell 15R with an i5 - $499
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 03:06:05 PM
Any disadvantage with buying it from NewEgg as opposed to Dell?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 05, 2011, 03:15:08 PM
Any disadvantage with buying it from NewEgg as opposed to Dell?

You might save on sales tax with NewEgg

But regarding the warranty, should be the same - as it goes by the service tag #

Just something interesting - I have purchase laptops from Bestbuy in the past, and when i checked up the service tag for the 1 year warranty it came up on Dell's site about 15 months remaining.
So probably buying not from dell u'll get a longer warranty - but prob only if this item wasnt sitting on the store shelf for awhile
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 05, 2011, 03:20:20 PM
You might save on sales tax with NewEgg
when buying a laptop sales tax can make a big difference!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 05:56:53 PM
Here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200373&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=2026489&SID=) is a decent priced Dell 15R with an i5 - $499

Tried to pull the trigger. Waited too long. OOS.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 05, 2011, 07:57:08 PM
Tried to pull the trigger. Waited too long. OOS.

The deals that I post dont last too long  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 08:21:28 PM
The deals that I post dont last too long  ;)

Was buying it for someone and couldn't get in touch with them soon enough.

Next time I'll shoot first, ask later.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on December 05, 2011, 08:41:35 PM
The deals that I post dont last too long  ;)
Thats cuz  they're hot deals. Please keep em coming we appreciate them
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2011, 08:47:28 PM
The deals that I post dont last too long  ;)
Thats cuz  they're hot deals. Please keep em coming we appreciate them

Yup:

As I often say, the better the deal, the sooner it's gone
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 06, 2011, 01:23:53 PM
Here (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373503) is a Dell 15R from Microcenter for $399

Specs:
i3-2330m
4gb Ram
500GB hard drive

Its in store only

Very decent price - not a steal of a deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 06, 2011, 02:16:39 PM
HOT!!!!

Dell is now offering to purchase a $300 gift card get a free $50 gift card!

Here (http://dell.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/?ref=dell1)

This offer expires Dec-26

You cant use both when you check out online, but - you could use both of them if you call and speak to a rep on the phone
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on December 06, 2011, 02:26:02 PM
HOT!!!!

Dell is now offering to purchase a $300 gift card get a free $50 gift card!

Here (http://dell.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/?ref=dell1)

This offer expires Dec-26

You cant use both when you check out online, but - you could use both of them if you call and speak to a rep on the phone

I know this is more ideal for cheaper systems (<$475 incl. taxes/shipping), but technically $475 for $400 is a discount of ~1% more.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 06, 2011, 02:34:42 PM
I know this is more ideal for cheaper systems (<$475 incl. taxes/shipping), but technically $475 for $400 is a discount of ~1% more.

$400 for $475 is 2% better than $300 for $350

And I agree - that seems like the people here wanna spend rock bottom, (even if it means to get a computer worth way less) and by using the $400 and $75 prob will have left over $ on gift cards....
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on December 07, 2011, 09:29:43 PM
acer aspire intel core i5 2.66ghz 15.6 led windscreen for 400 after rebate 0f 50 dollars through tiger direct sounds like a great deal what do u guys think
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 07, 2011, 09:56:45 PM
acer aspire intel core i5 2.66ghz 15.6 led windscreen for 400 after rebate 0f 50 dollars through tiger direct sounds like a great deal what do u guys think
link? its hard to judge a laptop just by its processor, however i just got a acer and im very happy.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 07, 2011, 11:11:07 PM
link? its hard to judge a laptop just by its processor, however i just got a acer and im very happy.
+1

Either way sounds like a good price for the specs. From the desc - the i5 2.66 probaly is the first gen one... Please post the details
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on December 07, 2011, 11:35:04 PM
Either way sounds like a good price for the specs. From the desc - the i5 2.66 probaly is the first gen one... Please post the details

Yup, 1st gen it is (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1438647).

It's sold out online, but still available in store.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 07, 2011, 11:52:24 PM
Yup, 1st gen it is (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1438647).

It's sold out online, but still available in store.

Deff a good price for the specs.
Enjoy ur new laptop!  :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 08, 2011, 12:21:31 AM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnv19hd2&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a Dell 15R with latest i5, 4gb ram, 500gb Hard drive for $499

Get the $300 gift card with FREE $50 to make this laptop $449 Here (https://dell.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/)

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 08, 2011, 12:31:08 AM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnv19hd2&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a Dell 15R with latest i5, 4gb ram, 500gb Hard drive for $499

Get the $300 gift card with FREE $50 to make this laptop $449 Here (https://dell.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/)


I can't believe I didn'y buy that saveology coupon. It keeps on eating me up. :'(
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: joeb1 on December 08, 2011, 12:33:32 AM
i have a dell 15r with 540 gb... 6g in my card for 550 incl tax with a 125 amex gift card if anyones interested
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on December 08, 2011, 12:54:58 AM
Im looking for a good deal on a netbook (really dont wanna spend more than $200-$250.)  I need it for basic web browsing and document/file
editing, and like the protability of netbooks.
I found this deal on meritline.
http://www.meritline.com/asus-1005hab-rblu005s-10-1-eee-pc-netbook---p-62598.aspx
I know people arent big fans of netbooks, but for what I am using it for I think it should be fine. Can someone please tell me if the specs are good?
also if you know of any other deals on netbooks, please post em. thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 08, 2011, 07:38:12 AM
Im looking for a good deal on a netbook (really dont wanna spend more than $200-$250.)  I need it for basic web browsing and document/file
editing, and like the protability of netbooks.
I found this deal on meritline.
http://www.meritline.com/asus-1005hab-rblu005s-10-1-eee-pc-netbook---p-62598.aspx
I know people arent big fans of netbooks, but for what I am using it for I think it should be fine. Can someone please tell me if the specs are good?
also if you know of any other deals on netbooks, please post em. thanks!

it's very basic, but then again it's a netbook. If that's all your looking to spend I would go with that, however, it's out of stock!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 08, 2011, 08:33:13 AM
I found this deal on meritline.
http://www.meritline.com/asus-1005hab-rblu005s-10-1-eee-pc-netbook---p-62598.aspx
I know people arent big fans of netbooks, but for what I am using it for I think it should be fine. Can someone please tell me if the specs are good?

Do not get this one

It's the first gen of the atom processor, And only 1gb of ram this on is really slow, you will deff regret it.... On top of that its a refurb  >:(
This is really not a good deal for the price....

Walmart was selling an acer with the N570 Processor for $228 I see they are out of stock online... Keep your eyes out, and you should be able to get a good deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on December 08, 2011, 01:24:09 PM
@Name Changed - So much for it being such a sick deal. Just got an email from Dell that my order won't ship til at least 12/31, more than a month after I ordered it. Had I known that I would've gone with a different computer; now all the deals are over.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 08, 2011, 01:27:57 PM
@Name Changed - So much for it being such a sick deal. Just got an email from Dell that my order won't ship til at least 12/31, more than a month after I ordered it. Had I known that I would've gone with a different computer; now all the deals are over.

Yup - I also got that email  :( (I bought a few of those, some came and some got delayed)

Call Dell and complain, they got pretty good customer service... Hopefully You'll be able to get a $50 credit
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 08, 2011, 11:29:43 PM
Here (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/789320-REG/Acer_LU_SFS0D_208_Aspire_One_AOD257_1671_10_1_.html) is a decent netbook

Acer Aspire One AOD257-1671 - $229.95

It has the n570 processor - dual core
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on December 09, 2011, 12:37:15 PM
Yup - I also got that email  :( (I bought a few of those, some came and some got delayed)

Call Dell and complain, they got pretty good customer service... Hopefully You'll be able to get a $50 credit
Pretty good customer service?! I just spent 31 minutes on the phone with them. Not only did I not get any credit, I never even made it to the right department!

Got transferred 6 times, not 1 English speaker.

"I wanted to know if there is anything that can be done to expedite my order?"
"Ok sir, I understand you want to cancel your order?"
"No my order got delayed, is there anything you can do to make it come to me faster"
"Please sir, I dont understand. Would you like me to cancel your order for you today? It is not a problem"

That was a real conversation with the 3rd rep I spoke with. Do you have a good number to call? That was one of the most frustrating cust serv experiences I've had.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: joeb1 on December 09, 2011, 12:56:54 PM
chat
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on December 09, 2011, 01:00:59 PM
Order support chat is broken.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 09, 2011, 01:09:42 PM
i had bad experiences with them as well !!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on December 09, 2011, 01:14:16 PM
Waiting on hold now for the 3rd transfer of my 2nd call; 32 minutes in now, nothing accomplished.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2011, 01:27:33 PM
Pretty good customer service?!
+100
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 10, 2011, 07:04:25 PM
HP Pavilion g7t Core i3 Dual 2.4GHz 17" LED Laptop = 474.99 Use Code SAVE25HP
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configuration.do?destination=review&config_id=6889957 (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configuration.do?destination=review&config_id=6889957)

Includes:
Intel Core i3-370M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 widescreen LED display,
6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 6-cell battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Deal ends December 17.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 10, 2011, 07:14:04 PM
Toshiba Satellite Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+-+Matrix+Graphite/3623607.p?skuId=3623607&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218421824058&AID=10597222&PID=552179&SID=VHVQMUhRb0JDalFBQUQxRlJqd0FBQUdl&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FToshiba%2B-%2BSatellite%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%2526%2523174%253B%2BCore%2526%2523153%253B%2Bi5%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B15.6%2526%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B-%2BMatrix%2BGraphite%2F3623607.p%3FskuId%3D3623607%26productCategoryId%3Dpcmcat247400050000%26id%3D1218421824058&ref=39&CJPID=552179&loc=01) with FREE 8x8 Shutterfly Photbook = $449.99


Includes:
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, media card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2011, 07:25:19 PM
Toshiba Satellite Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+-+Matrix+Graphite/3623607.p?skuId=3623607&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218421824058&AID=10597222&PID=552179&SID=VHVQMUhRb0JDalFBQUQxRlJqd0FBQUdl&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FToshiba%2B-%2BSatellite%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%2526%2523174%253B%2BCore%2526%2523153%253B%2Bi5%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B15.6%2526%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B-%2BMatrix%2BGraphite%2F3623607.p%3FskuId%3D3623607%26productCategoryId%3Dpcmcat247400050000%26id%3D1218421824058&ref=39&CJPID=552179&loc=01) with FREE 8x8 Shutterfly Photbook = $449.99


Includes:
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, media card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Seems pretty good with the Sec Gen i5.

Thoughts on this for a sub $500 lappie?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 10, 2011, 08:20:27 PM
Dell Inspiron 15R Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnv19hd&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&dgc=SS) = $499.99

Includes:
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz dual core Sandy Bridge processor, 15.6" 1366x768 (720p) LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Ends December 12.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 10, 2011, 08:30:29 PM
thoughts on this one: ASUS A53SV-EH71 15.6" Core i7-2670QM (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UUSI1S/?tag=cl03f-20)
$669 from amazon

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768) (LED)
Processor: Intel® Core™i7-2670QM Processor (2.2 GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with 1GB of DDR3 VRAM Graphics
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM,2 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 8GB)
Storage: 640GB 5400RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Camera: 0.3 megapixel
Speakers: Altec Lansing® Speakers
Microphone: Microphone
Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO SDHC (SD2.0)
Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 x RJ-45 LAN, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI
Battery: 6 cell
Dimensions: 15.12 x 10.12 x 1.4 –inches (W x D x H)
Weight: 5.72 lbs (with 6 cell battery)
Color: Black

Dont know much about these things, but on SD people are saying the resolution is bad.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 10, 2011, 08:33:40 PM
I have an ASUS netbook, and it gives me tzoros, but my reading around here tells me, that that's 'par for the course' with netbooks.

One thing I'm noticing, is that all these prices do not include Microsoft office, which costs well over $100 extra, and I don't see a laptop being productive without it.  But I suppose that's consistent across the board, so it is what it is, and you just gotta keep it in mind when being excited by an advertised price.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2011, 08:46:56 PM
I have an ASUS netbook, and it gives me tzoros, but my reading around here tells me, that that's 'par for the course' with netbooks.

One thing I'm noticing, is that all these prices do not include Microsoft office, which costs well over $100 extra, and I don't see a laptop being productive without it.  But I suppose that's consistent across the board, so it is what it is, and you just gotta keep it in mind when being excited by an advertised price.

Google Open Office or Google Docs.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 10, 2011, 09:14:05 PM
Google Open Office or Google Docs.
I suppose....
Although that limits you to only being able to do word processing when you have internet connection, and if you get around a fair bit and don't have a USB Modem or a hotspot, it could seriously limit productivity.

Definitely a thought to consider though.
Thanx
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 10, 2011, 09:16:39 PM
thoughts on this one: ASUS A53SV-EH71 15.6" Core i7-2670QM (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UUSI1S/?tag=cl03f-20)
$669 from amazon

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Display: 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768) (LED)
Processor: Intel® Core™i7-2670QM Processor (2.2 GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with 1GB of DDR3 VRAM Graphics
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM,2 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 8GB)
Storage: 640GB 5400RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Camera: 0.3 megapixel
Speakers: Altec Lansing® Speakers
Microphone: Microphone
Card Reader: 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO SDHC (SD2.0)
Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 1 x RJ-45 LAN, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI
Battery: 6 cell
Dimensions: 15.12 x 10.12 x 1.4 –inches (W x D x H)
Weight: 5.72 lbs (with 6 cell battery)
Color: Black

Dont know much about these things, but on SD people are saying the resolution is bad.

Can someone weigh in on this? Should i be looking for something else? Is this standard resolution for a laptop like this?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2011, 09:40:42 PM
I suppose....
Although that limits you to only being able to do word processing when you have internet connection, and if you get around a fair bit and don't have a USB Modem or a hotspot, it could seriously limit productivity.

Definitely a thought to consider though.
Thanx

Doesn't seem you googled Open Office.

Does not require internet to use.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 10, 2011, 10:21:39 PM
Google Open Office or Google Docs.
i use open office and im very happy with it!!
Doesn't seem you googled Open Office.

Does not require internet to use.
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 10, 2011, 10:44:42 PM
Doesn't seem you googled Open Office.
Correct you are.
My apologies.  I do try not to be lazy on the cheshbon of other people's time and effort.

Google Open Office or Google Docs.
Being unfamiliar with Open Office, I did not realise that the "Google" in "Google Open Office" was a verb, and assumed it was equivalent to the "Google" in "Google Docs" i.e. that it was part of the name of the software, and that being such it would be used online like its (what I thought to be) google docs counterpart.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2011, 11:01:04 PM
Fair enough.

Hopefully Open Office is just what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 11, 2011, 12:51:23 AM
sounds like it just might be.
laptop shopping just got a whole lot more exciting!

thank you much!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 11, 2011, 02:35:52 AM
My pleasure.

Happy hunting.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on December 11, 2011, 02:43:16 PM
I need help buying a laptop for my mother-in-law, I don't need the fastest processor or  to much ram basically something for her to go online with and to view digital pictures  it needs to have a built in webcam for video chats and an optical drive(ruling out a netbook) 15 inch screen should suffice.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 123ablack on December 11, 2011, 03:52:00 PM
Any prices/discounts on XPS 15 or 17?

the real good ones seem to be expired  :'(
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 11, 2011, 05:54:58 PM
HP G6 AMD Quad 1.9GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Pewter/3893083.p?id=1218441016361&skuId=3893083&st=HP%20-%20Laptop%20/%20AMD%20A-Series%20Processor%20/%2015.6%22%20Display%20/%204GB%20Memory%20/%20500GB%20Hard%20Drive%20-%20Pew&cp=1&lp=1) = $400 w/ Free Shipping

Includes:
AMD A6-3400M 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 (720p) LED-backlit widescreen LCD,
4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics,
webcam, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 11, 2011, 05:59:28 PM
Lenovo B570 Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz 16" Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Pentium&%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6&%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3647014.p?id=1218422893956&skuId=3647014&ci_src=5784816&ci_sku=3647014&ref=25&loc) = $329.99 + Receive a Free 8x8 Photobook

Includes:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core B950 2.1GHz "Sandy Bridge" processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, fingerprint reader, media card reader, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on December 11, 2011, 06:27:32 PM
Lenovo B570 Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz 16" Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Pentium&%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6&%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3647014.p?id=1218422893956&skuId=3647014&ci_src=5784816&ci_sku=3647014&ref=25&loc) = $329.99 + Receive a Free 8x8 Photobook

Includes:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core B950 2.1GHz "Sandy Bridge" processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, fingerprint reader, media card reader, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home
would you say this is a good price for these specs?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 11, 2011, 08:25:21 PM
would you say this is a good price for these specs?

Yes, this was written about in older posts.

Its a great price for the specs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on December 11, 2011, 08:26:12 PM
Yes, this was written about in older posts.

Its a great price for the specs
Would it be good for graphics?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 11, 2011, 10:23:51 PM
Would it be good for graphics?

Basically NO

What graphics use?

For graphics use need more that the standard graphics card. This computes processor is better with with graphics than the older ones.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 12, 2011, 12:19:30 AM
Lenovo B570 Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz 16" Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Pentium&%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6&%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3647014.p?id=1218422893956&skuId=3647014&ci_src=5784816&ci_sku=3647014&ref=25&loc) = $329.99 + Receive a Free 8x8 Photobook

Includes:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core B950 2.1GHz "Sandy Bridge" processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, fingerprint reader, media card reader, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home
Do these laptops come with a free 30 day trial of Microsoft office?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 12, 2011, 12:32:52 AM
Do these laptops come with a free 30 day trial of Microsoft office?
It comes with With Microsoft Office Starter 2010


"Microsoft Office Starter 2010, a new base productivity suite that replaces Microsoft Works, consists of limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel and includes advertising. It does not include PowerPoint or Outlook."

"Office Starter 2010 is not a trial–it has a perpetual license that does not expire. Office Starter 2010 is an advertising-supported base productivity suite that is available only on new PCs. It must be preloaded on new PCs at the point of manufacture. Office Starter 2010 is not available for existing PCs at any time after manufacture; for example, Office Starter 2010 cannot be installed on new PCs being sold by resellers, even brand-new PCs. It will not be sold through distribution or available to end users as a standalone product.:
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on December 12, 2011, 01:01:02 AM
Do these laptops come with a free 30 day trial of Microsoft office?
you could usually find a trial download online. (the upside of those is that office 2010 works as a reader once it expires).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 12, 2011, 01:04:12 AM
(the upside of those is that office 2010 works as a reader once it expires).
What do you mean 'works as a reader'? Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on December 12, 2011, 01:04:43 AM
aka word viewer
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 12, 2011, 01:06:38 AM
aka word viewer
You mean that if someone sends me a word document, I can read it? 
Can I also compose a document?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on December 12, 2011, 01:08:45 AM
No composing only opening and reading, or you can just download this (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=4), but then you need a separate program for power points, spreadsheets etc..
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 12, 2011, 01:13:09 AM
No composing only opening and reading, or you can just download this (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=4), but then you need a separate program for power points, spreadsheets etc..

But if I have Microsoft Office Starter 2010, why would i need to download that?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on December 12, 2011, 02:18:30 AM
But if I have Microsoft Office Starter 2010, why would i need to download that?
No in that case you don't need that.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 12, 2011, 03:01:02 AM
It comes with With Microsoft Office Starter 2010


"Microsoft Office Starter 2010, a new base productivity suite that replaces Microsoft Works, consists of limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel and includes advertising. It does not include PowerPoint or Outlook."

"Office Starter 2010 is not a trial–it has a perpetual license that does not expire. Office Starter 2010 is an advertising-supported base productivity suite that is available only on new PCs. It must be preloaded on new PCs at the point of manufacture. Office Starter 2010 is not available for existing PCs at any time after manufacture; for example, Office Starter 2010 cannot be installed on new PCs being sold by resellers, even brand-new PCs. It will not be sold through distribution or available to end users as a standalone product.:

Missed this comment. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Deal Guy on December 12, 2011, 03:01:14 AM
No in that case you don't need that.
Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 12, 2011, 05:22:31 PM
Toshiba Satellite AMD Dual 1.6GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+E-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+3GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/4055334.p?id=1218452836839&skuId=4055334&st=Toshiba%20-%20Satellite%20Laptop%20/%20AMD%20E-Series%20Processor%20/%2015.6%22%20Display%20/%203GB%20Memory%20/%20320GB%20H&cp=1&lp=1) = $299.99

Includes:
AMD E-350 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 3GB RAM,
320TB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7.

It is currently backorderd, but can still be purchased.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 12, 2011, 06:25:54 PM
Toshiba Satellite AMD Dual 1.6GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+E-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+3GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/4055334.p?id=1218452836839&skuId=4055334&st=Toshiba%20-%20Satellite%20Laptop%20/%20AMD%20E-Series%20Processor%20/%2015.6%22%20Display%20/%203GB%20Memory%20/%20320GB%20H&cp=1&lp=1) = $299.99

Includes:
AMD E-350 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 3GB RAM,
320TB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7.


Big hard drive :P

Thanks for posting deals. Just waiting for the right one.

Anyone have thoughts on this for a sub-$500 lappie (bump):

Toshiba Satellite Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 16" LED Laptop (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+-+Matrix+Graphite/3623607.p?skuId=3623607&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218421824058&AID=10597222&PID=552179&SID=VHVQMUhRb0JDalFBQUQxRlJqd0FBQUdl&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FToshiba%2B-%2BSatellite%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%2526%2523174%253B%2BCore%2526%2523153%253B%2Bi5%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B15.6%2526%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B-%2BMatrix%2BGraphite%2F3623607.p%3FskuId%3D3623607%26productCategoryId%3Dpcmcat247400050000%26id%3D1218421824058&ref=39&CJPID=552179&loc=01) with FREE 8x8 Shutterfly Photbook = $449.99


Includes:
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, media card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 13, 2011, 12:11:34 AM
Big hard drive :P

Thanks for posting deals. Just waiting for the right one.

Anyone have thoughts on this for a sub-$500 lappie (bump):

The Toshiba for $299 isnt really worth anything... the processor is horrible - Bench marked at 726 (the i5 one is bench marked at 3476)

Toshiba is making pretty decent laptops these days... For a second laptop the $449 one is deff a decent deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 13, 2011, 12:18:35 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on December 13, 2011, 06:06:02 AM
HP ENVY 14 Core i7 Quad 2.2GHz 15" Laptop   (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configuration.do?destination=review&config_id=6893979&)Original $1410 + Instant rebate of $250 + Code "LR255AV" = TOTAL $909.99

Includes:

Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz quad-core Sandy Bridge processor,
14.5" 1366x768 LED-backlit widescreen LCD,
8GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive,
dual layer DVD burner, AMD Radeon HD 6630 1GB video card with switchable graphics,
802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 8-cell battery,
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9, and Windows 7 Home 64 bit.

Ends December 18.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 13, 2011, 08:24:15 AM
HP ENVY 14 Core i7 Quad 2.2GHz 15" Laptop   (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configuration.do?destination=review&config_id=6893979&)Original $1410 + Instant rebate of $250 + Code "LR255AV" = TOTAL $909.99
Great Price!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 13, 2011, 12:29:57 PM
Waiting on hold now for the 3rd transfer of my 2nd call; 32 minutes in now, nothing accomplished.

Get transferred to the order cancellation department, They will offer you a $25 to keep the order, Try to decline that offer and get them to give you a $40 credit... (Depending on the rep)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 123ablack on December 13, 2011, 12:43:12 PM
Great Price!!
Is there a 15.6" HP Envy on special and how would you compare it to Dell Inspiron 15R or XPS 15?
#1. Speaker sound
#2. Battery life (6 cell- with the supposed 20% more at HP)
#3. Heating/overheating and exhaust fan turning on a lot (which usually causes a little slow down on the entire machine)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on December 13, 2011, 01:21:10 PM
Get transferred to the order cancellation department, They will offer you a $25 to keep the order, Try to decline that offer and get them to give you a $40 credit... (Depending on the rep)
They said I can't cancel because production has already begun. There's a reason they have a 1.1/10 rating on resellerratings.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 13, 2011, 01:33:05 PM
They said I can't cancel because production has already begun. There's a reason they have a 1.1/10 rating on resellerratings.
Did you speak to the cancellation department? I just did today, and I canceled an order that "was in production" - Until its being prepared for shipping you could cancel, and apparently its not - cuz then U'll get it soon
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on December 13, 2011, 03:01:11 PM
Oddly enough, I actually just got an email that my laptop has shipped. The email states that I will receive it on 12/30, but when I tracked the package, it said its out for delivery in Brooklyn today.

Apparently my calling the Dell rep an incompetent terrorist paid dividends.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 14, 2011, 09:53:39 AM
Are any of the laptops here (http://www.1saleaday.com/flash/) that are not yet sold out particularly good value for money?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 14, 2011, 10:17:45 AM
Are any of the laptops here (http://www.1saleaday.com/flash/) that are not yet sold out particularly good value for money?

All of them are refurb. They are selling out quickly - most of them are decent for the $$$
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 14, 2011, 02:36:24 PM
Toshiba Satellite P745-S4360 14.0-Inch LED Laptop - Fusion X2 Finish in Platinum to go on special on Amazon Holiday Lightning Deals! (http://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday-After-Thanksgiving-Sale/b?ie=UTF8&node=384082011&_encoding=UTF8&tag=cl03f-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957)at 3:45PM EST

wonder what the price will be .......

Product Highlights
2.2GHz Intel Core i3-2330M Dual-Core
4GB of DDR3 RAM
640GB Hard Drive
14" TruBrite LED-Backlit Display
1366 x 768 Native Resolution
SuperMulti DVD Burner
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
HDMI + VGA Ports
Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 03:43:40 PM
There have been many excellent computer deals with the lightning deals.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 14, 2011, 03:48:52 PM
its 449.99 and selling out fast!!
27% in 3 min.

it seems to me to be a good price but not a steal.
am i wrong?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 15, 2011, 12:02:14 PM
Toshiba Satellite C675-S7321 on Amazon Holiday Lightning Deals! (http://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday-After-Thanksgiving-Sale/b?ie=UTF8&node=384082011&_encoding=UTF8&tag=cl03f-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957) for $449.99

Product Features
2.2 GHz Intel Core i3-2330M
4 GB SO-DIMM
640 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
17.3-Inch Screen, Mobile Intel® HD graphics with 64MB-1696MB shared graphics memory
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Processor: 2.2 GHz Core i3-2330M
Memory Slots: 2
Hard Drive
Size: 640 GB
Speed: 5400 rpm
Ports and Connectivity
USB 2.0 Ports: 2
Cases and Expandability
Size (LWH): 10.6 inches, 16.3 inches, 1.49 inches
Weight: 6.2 pounds
Power
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Wireless
Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 18, 2011, 08:09:17 AM
UPDATE!!

Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Core&%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+14&%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601&skuId=3672031&ci_src=11138&ci_sku=3672031&AID=10474050&PID=361116&SID=FWafdh8x&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FAsus%2B-%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%26%2523174%253B%2BCore%26%2523153%253B%2Bi3%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B14%26%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B%2F%2B4GB%2BMemory%2B-%2BBlack%2F3672031.p%3Fid%3D1218425883601%26skuId%3D3672031%26ci_src%3D11138%26ci_sku%3D3672031&ref=39&CJPID=361116&loc=01) is the Asus 14" Laptop at BestBuy Now for $319

Has the i3-2330m, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on December 18, 2011, 06:21:28 PM
UPDATE!!

Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Core&%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+14&%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601&skuId=3672031&ci_src=11138&ci_sku=3672031&AID=10474050&PID=361116&SID=FWafdh8x&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FAsus%2B-%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%26%2523174%253B%2BCore%26%2523153%253B%2Bi3%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B14%26%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B%2F%2B4GB%2BMemory%2B-%2BBlack%2F3672031.p%3Fid%3D1218425883601%26skuId%3D3672031%26ci_src%3D11138%26ci_sku%3D3672031&ref=39&CJPID=361116&loc=01) is the Asus 14" Laptop at BestBuy Now for $319

Has the i3-2330m, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive
link shows 349?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubkiz on December 18, 2011, 06:23:51 PM
UPDATE!!

Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Core&%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+14&%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601&skuId=3672031&ci_src=11138&ci_sku=3672031&AID=10474050&PID=361116&SID=FWafdh8x&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FAsus%2B-%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%26%2523174%253B%2BCore%26%2523153%253B%2Bi3%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B14%26%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B%2F%2B4GB%2BMemory%2B-%2BBlack%2F3672031.p%3Fid%3D1218425883601%26skuId%3D3672031%26ci_src%3D11138%26ci_sku%3D3672031&ref=39&CJPID=361116&loc=01) is the Asus 14" Laptop at BestBuy Now for $319

Has the i3-2330m, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive


Don't forget the Amex Link Love Like offer!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on December 18, 2011, 07:18:17 PM
great price one of the best
seen for an i3 notebook
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on December 18, 2011, 07:50:43 PM
link shows 349?

Too slow. Was $319.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on December 20, 2011, 08:42:53 PM
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/790062/Lenovo-G570-4334-5VU-Laptop-Computer/
$349
Not a bad deal for a basic laptop.

Lenovo® G570 (4334-5VU) Laptop Computer With 15.6" LED-Backlit Screen & Intel® Pentium® B940 Dual-Core Processor


Extra-large 4GB memory lets you run your most demanding programs.
500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents.
Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking.  Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange email. Fully compatible with 802.11b/g as well. Wired networking is supported, too.
15.6" diagonal LED-backlit display.  LED backlighting permits a thinner and more energy-efficient screen.
Plays and burns CDs and DVDs.
Memory card reader for fast, easy photo transfers.  Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from 5 types of memory cards.
Built-in webcam and microphone let you keep in touch with others via video and voice messaging.  Face recognition software provides hassle-free logins, without typing passwords.
Integrated numeric keypad speeds data entry and calculations.
Provides up to 4 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit.  The newest version of Windows makes everyday tasks simple.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 20, 2011, 09:33:46 PM
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/790062/Lenovo-G570-4334-5VU-Laptop-Computer/
$349
Not a bad deal for a basic laptop.

Lenovo® G570 (4334-5VU) Laptop Computer With 15.6" LED-Backlit Screen & Intel® Pentium® B940 Dual-Core Processor

Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Pentium%26%23174%3B+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3647014.p?id=1218422893956&skuId=3647014) is a really similar laptop - for $329
Has the B950 Processor

This Deal I mentioned earlier
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 28, 2011, 06:19:19 PM
its been quiet around here for a while.......
no particularly good laptop deals?
:(
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 28, 2011, 10:23:19 PM
its been quiet around here for a while.......
no particularly good laptop deals?
:(

Basically no good deals for the past couple of days
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on December 28, 2011, 11:25:10 PM
Dell just released a stackable 10% off code that can be stacked with other offers at Dell home. It can be used multiple times through 1/31/12.    Code: ?6WC2NTW?3FBCC
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on December 28, 2011, 11:56:20 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Silver/2971032.p?id=1218367940866&skuId=2971032&st=L755D-S5218&cp=1&lp=1

Toshiba - Satellite Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive - Matrix Silver
$399 FREE SHIPPING

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
4gb Ram
320gb HardDrive
AMD A6-3400M Quad Core (1.4GHz, 4MB Cache)
1366 x 768 15.6 LED Display

Its a very good laptop for this price.

It can handle games and graphics, not super heavy stuff but it should do just fine.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on December 29, 2011, 12:06:31 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Silver/2971032.p?id=1218367940866&skuId=2971032&st=L755D-S5218&cp=1&lp=1

Toshiba - Satellite Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive - Matrix Silver
$399 FREE SHIPPING

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
4gb Ram
320gb HardDrive
AMD A6-3400M Quad Core (1.4GHz, 4MB Cache)
1366 x 768 15.6 LED Display

Its a very good laptop for this price.

It can handle games and graphics, not super heavy stuff but it should do just fine.

I don't much about laptops,  but this doesn't seem like a great deal.
Paging name changed

Btw wats the price when its not on sale?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on December 29, 2011, 12:11:23 AM
I don't much about laptops,  but this doesn't seem like a great deal.
Paging name changed

Btw wats the price when its not on sale?

For an (entry level) quad core (albeit AMD) you cant find for cheaper. Similar models on amazon are over $500
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 29, 2011, 09:21:33 AM
Dell just released a stackable 10% off code that can be stacked with other offers at Dell home. It can be used multiple times through 1/31/12.    Code: ?6WC2NTW?3FBCC

Coupon was used up the day it came out

Thanx anyways
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 29, 2011, 09:27:58 AM
I don't much about laptops,  but this doesn't seem like a great deal.
Paging name changed

Btw wats the price when its not on sale?

It actually is a pretty decent deal

This processor benchmarked is near the i5-2430m
It is a quad core, but each core is only 1.4ghz
(The AMD A6-3400M is better for gaming)

I would still recommend this  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3646998.p?id=1218422886997&skuId=3646998) lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 29, 2011, 10:28:18 AM
I would still recommend this  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3646998.p?id=1218422886997&skuId=3646998) lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them

I definitely need a new laptop.  My netbook's making me crazy.  Its not urgent but sooner is always nicer than later. 

Reckon this is worth jumping on, or might it be worth giving it another week or two and awaiting a better deal?
Primarily for internet browsing and word processing - not into games at all.

(This is about the price range im looking at, so if this is as good as one can expect for this money,, waiting around for a steal thats worth four times as much and only costs twice as much doesnt help me)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on December 29, 2011, 10:51:12 AM
I would still recommend this  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3646998.p?id=1218422886997&skuId=3646998) lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

its not available for shipping, and its not available in any stores in the vicinity of brooklyn or manhattan :(
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on December 29, 2011, 11:24:45 AM
It actually is a pretty decent deal

This processor benchmarked is near the i5-2430m
It is a quad core, but each core is only 1.4ghz
(The AMD A6-3400M is better for gaming)

I would still recommend this  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3646998.p?id=1218422886997&skuId=3646998) lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them

With turbo-charging the amd can reach 2.2ghz
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 29, 2011, 01:29:43 PM
With turbo-charging the amd can reach 2.2ghz

Yup, I forgot to mention that....
This is the reason why its rated close to the i5
But turbo only works as long as the processor is cold not hot ...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sim on December 29, 2011, 02:09:04 PM
It actually is a pretty decent deal

This processor benchmarked is near the i5-2430m
It is a quad core, but each core is only 1.4ghz
(The AMD A6-3400M is better for gaming)

I would still recommend this  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3646998.p?id=1218422886997&skuId=3646998) lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them
The problem is you have to pick it up in store and its unavailable Ny/nj
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on December 29, 2011, 02:29:56 PM
The problem is you have to pick it up in store and its unavailable Ny/nj

I know I just looked and saw that...

The toshiba deal mentioned - here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Silver/2971032.p?id=1218367940866&skuId=2971032&st=L755D-S5218&cp=1&lp=1) is a good price.

I am not seeing any good Dell prices in the $400 range

Hopefully in a few days  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: youG on January 03, 2012, 07:50:02 PM
I see Lenovo.com has some doorbuster deals that look good and i want to buy one for my brother in the 450$ range but if amazing deal maybe a bit more can anyone tell me the best deal there? or if they are not great deals?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on January 11, 2012, 01:47:50 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246304&Tpk=12992AU

$499.99

lenovo IdeaPad Z575
Quad AMD

good deal.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on January 11, 2012, 11:32:26 PM
AMD, 1.5 GHz.
Am I wrong not to be overly excited?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on January 12, 2012, 12:02:56 AM
AMD, 1.5 GHz.
Am I wrong not to be overly excited?

4x1.5ghz = excited 4x2.4ghz turbo charged =so excited
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yup on January 12, 2012, 11:24:48 PM
Looking for a recommendation for a new Laptop. What would be the macbook equivalent in a Windows Notebook. Similar in performance, weight, size (thin) Sleek.

Use Microsoft Office and extensive web surfing. Including videos.

Looking for speed. Don't need a large hard drive at all.

Would take a better price over a better machine.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 12, 2012, 11:32:57 PM
Looking for a recommendation for a new Laptop. What would be the macbook equivalent in a Windows Notebook. Similar in performance, weight, size (thin) Sleek.

You could either wait for the XPS 13 from Dell to come out in Feb - Here (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/us/segments/dhs/xps13_teaser?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn)

Or maybe you might be interested in something like the Acer S Series - here (http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/s-series-home)
They are really slick think light and great specs. I saw in Costco for $779 the model with i5, 4gb and 320gb hard drive with 20gb ssd
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yup on January 12, 2012, 11:35:20 PM
Dear Mr. Name Changed. Your amazing. Thanks for helping us all out.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 12, 2012, 11:38:17 PM
Dear Mr. Name Changed. Your amazing. Thanks for helping us all out.

 :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Yup on January 12, 2012, 11:39:28 PM
Any idea the $ range for the xps?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 12, 2012, 11:47:07 PM
Any idea the $ range for the xps?

Seems like around $1000

The XPS 14z came out a couple of months ago, started out at $999, dropped to $899, and yesterday was selling for $799

When the XPS 13 comes out, and you are interested - PM me, I should be able to get it at a discounted price  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2012, 12:46:12 AM
You could either wait for the XPS 13 from Dell to come out in Feb - Here (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/us/segments/dhs/xps13_teaser?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn)
No HDMI.
No dedicated graphics.
No SD slot.
No optical drive.
No replaceable battery.

Dell can shove it where the sun don't shine.
The only true "ultrabook" ever made is the discontinued Sony Vaio Z1 that I'm typing on now.  Beast of a machine in a ultralight package with every spec and feature you can possibly want.

For lower-end than the pricey Vaio, check out this thin and light with good specs: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KP070I/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on January 13, 2012, 02:21:13 AM
Name Changed, I can't believe I'm asking someone for laptop shopping advice, but it seems you really know your stuff.

A friend of mine is looking for an HD (1080p screen resolution) laptop for his work, a smaller screen, e.g. 14-15.6". I found the HP envy and the Lenovo W5xx series, but I'm wondering if you can recommend something cheaper with a core i3/i5?

Thanks mate.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 13, 2012, 08:40:21 AM
No HDMI. No dedicated graphics. No SD slot. No optical drive. No replaceable battery.

The only true "ultrabook" ever made is the discontinued Sony Vaio Z1 that I'm typing on now.  Beast of a machine in a ultralight package with every spec and feature you can possibly want.

Yes the Sony Vaio Z1 is a really nice, Packed with feature and powerful Ultra Portabel Laptop, But Pricey  ;)

But you gotta differentiate an Ultra Portable Laptop and an Ultrabook.

An Ultra Portable Laptop is something like the Sony Vaio Z1, Toshiba Portege, Dell Latitiude E6220 Or even the Vostro V131 (with i5, 4gb, 500gb Priced under $600)

An Ultrabook is something like the Macbook air, Acer S series, Dell XPS 13

Ultra books are meant to be really portable - thinner and lighter and dont include the features mentioned above.


A friend of mine is looking for an HD (1080p screen resolution) laptop for his work, a smaller screen, e.g. 14-15.6". I found the HP envy and the Lenovo W5xx series, but I'm wondering if you can recommend something cheaper with a core i3/i5?
Its hard to come across a 14" Laptop with 1080p display - you prob will find the 900p (and 1080p will be pricey)

If he specifically wants the 1080p - I would say to go with a 15.6"
There are a lot of option - what price range does he have in mind?

The HP Envy is slick laptop and will be more on the pricey side... Dell XPS 15z too is pricey and slick

Dell XPS 15 is more affordable - not as slick, but has a sub-woofer and great sound

Dell Latitude E5520 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=blct551&cs=04&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=BF&cid=7420&lid=197374&acd=10549103-600263-) wont be too expensive, and you could even save by getting the i3 (not avail on the XPS's)
The latitudes are really great laptops, really good quality
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2012, 11:14:22 AM
Yes the Sony Vaio Z1 is a really nice, Packed with feature and powerful Ultra Portabel Laptop, But Pricey  ;)

But you gotta differentiate an Ultra Portable Laptop and an Ultrabook.

An Ultra Portable Laptop is something like the Sony Vaio Z1, Toshiba Portege, Dell Latitiude E6220 Or even the Vostro V131 (with i5, 4gb, 500gb Priced under $600)

An Ultrabook is something like the Macbook air, Acer S series, Dell XPS 13

Ultra books are meant to be really portable - thinner and lighter and dont include the features mentioned above.
So the Vaio Z1 would be an "ultra-portable laptop" and the Vaio Z2 an "ultrabook?"

I sure hope Sony makes a real follow up to the Z1 as there's nothing on the market as full featured as it around.

The Ultrabooks may be thinner than the Z1, but they sure can't be much lighter than the 3 pounds it clocks in at to make it worth the massive sacrifices they have.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on January 13, 2012, 11:23:03 AM
Seems like we have a real laptop expert. Always great to have different experts on the site.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 13, 2012, 12:47:03 PM
So the Vaio Z1 would be an "ultra-portable laptop" and the Vaio Z2 an "ultrabook?"

Yes, Basically, there is no exact line to draw. But Ultrabooks are thinner

The Ultrabooks may be thinner than the Z1, but they sure can't be much lighter than the 3 pounds it clocks in at to make it worth the massive sacrifices they have.
Very true - as the ultrabooks weigh in the 3lb range - macbook air at 2.94 lbs and the acer is about 3.1 lbs

The real diff is thickness - as every millimeter could make a difference



Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on January 14, 2012, 10:55:49 PM
Seems like we have a real laptop expert. Always great to have different experts on the site.
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on January 15, 2012, 01:34:59 PM
Been looking for a new netbook for the last month now (to replace my Asus), and just bought a Toshiba Netbook NB305-N600 from Groupon Goods for $295. The reviews are so-so, but it looks like it'll meet my needs, and with the 12 points/dollar using UR, I figure it's another 20% discount or so.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 15, 2012, 01:51:50 PM
Been looking for a new netbook for the last month now (to replace my Asus), and just bought a Toshiba Netbook NB305-N600 from Groupon Goods for $295. The reviews are so-so, but it looks like it'll meet my needs, and with the 12 points/dollar using UR, I figure it's another 20% discount or so.
I would say the bonus points are worth like 24% (at 1.6cpp) - this makes it a decent price with the N550 Dual Core Processor - even though its not the latest. But its a fair price far a netbook with these specs.

Did you pay sales tax?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on January 15, 2012, 02:28:12 PM
I would say the bonus points are worth like 24% (at 1.6cpp) - this makes it a decent price with the N550 Dual Core Processor - even though its not the latest. But its a fair price far a netbook with these specs.

Did you pay sales tax?

No sales tax since it's from a retailer in NJ. Did pay $5 s&h though.
Since it's 12 points per dollar, I'm estimating 20% with a value of 1.67cpp. How did you calculate your 24%? Assuming 2cpp?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 15, 2012, 02:31:58 PM
No sales tax since it's from a retailer in NJ. Did pay $5 s&h though.
Since it's 12 points per dollar, I'm estimating 20% with a value of 1.67cpp. How did you calculate your 24%? Assuming 2cpp?

I made a mistake - 20% is correct at around 1.6cpp



Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2012, 05:33:52 PM
I made a mistake - 20% is correct at around 1.6cpp

19.2% if you want to be exact.

Also, it's hard to get much value out of less than 4k UR (on their own), and the 'discount' is deferred to the time of UR redemption. You also pay sales tax on the original amount (assuming the merchant charges it in your state).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 16, 2012, 09:08:04 AM
Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+14%26%2334%3B+Display+/+4GB+Memory+-+Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601&skuId=3672031&st=X44L-BBK4&cp=1&lp=1) Best Buy is selling a Asus 14" Laptop for $349

It has a i3-2330m, 4gb ram 500gb hard drive
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on January 17, 2012, 03:43:23 PM
is This (http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod3610042?cm_mmc=Performics-_-Slick%20Deals-_-Save%20Big%20on%20Technology%20This%20Week%20at%20OfficeMax.com-_-Ban&affcode=performics&siteID=k1971) a good deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: JEWDA on January 17, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
is This (http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod3610042?cm_mmc=Performics-_-Slick%20Deals-_-Save%20Big%20on%20Technology%20This%20Week%20at%20OfficeMax.com-_-Ban&affcode=performics&siteID=k1971) a good deal?
Seems like a good deal to me
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 17, 2012, 10:20:26 PM
is This (http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod3610042?cm_mmc=Performics-_-Slick%20Deals-_-Save%20Big%20on%20Technology%20This%20Week%20at%20OfficeMax.com-_-Ban&affcode=performics&siteID=k1971) a good deal?

Yes this is a decent deal. Similar to the Lenovo with the same specs selling from bestbuy for around the same price mentioned earlier in this topic.
Just Acer isnt the best brand ... but ...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sim on January 17, 2012, 10:25:57 PM
im looking for that lenovo or i would pay a little more for a dell, anything doing?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 17, 2012, 10:54:45 PM
ok lets see who can try to help me find a laptop i need
nothing fancy, just need it to surfe the net, shopping, itunes,
does not need alot of memory maybe store some photos ( we have 2 other computer in the house)
i do watch some stuff on hulu or something, so it needs  to be a 15" screen
i will be buying it with american express card so ill get extra year of warrnty.
someplace that ships to my house in ny

oh the main thing do not want to spend total of more then on or about of $450 wth that tax

thanks for all your help
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 17, 2012, 10:56:02 PM
im looking for that lenovo or i would pay a little more for a dell, anything doing?

That Lenovo isnt avail anymore

a few post back There is a 14" asus with an i3 - now the price is $379 - still a good deal

Sorry no dell deals these days  :(

Unless you are looking to spend more money on a XPS
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 17, 2012, 10:57:38 PM
ok lets see who can try to help me find a laptop i need
nothing fancy, just need it to surfe the net, shopping, itunes,
does not need alot of memory maybe store some photos ( we have 2 other computer in the house)
i do watch some stuff on hulu or something, so it needs  to be a 15" screen
i will be buying it with american express card so ill get extra year of warrnty.
someplace that ships to my house in ny

oh the main thing do not want to spend total of more then on or about of $450 wth that tax

thanks for all your help

The Acer mentioned a few post ago will suit ur needs.

or

Also Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Core&%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+-+Black/3504588.p?id=1218407014253&skuId=3504588&slref=10&slloc=01) is a Dell N5040 from Bestbuy - it has the lastest i3-2350M and 4GB ram, 500GB Hard Drive for $399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 17, 2012, 11:17:59 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3504588.p?skuId=3504588&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218407014253
this is what i found. tell me what you think?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 17, 2012, 11:28:32 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3504588.p?skuId=3504588&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218407014253
this is what i found. tell me what you think?

This is what I posted -

Also Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+Intel&%23174%3B+Core&%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+-+Black/3504588.p?id=1218407014253&skuId=3504588&slref=10&slloc=01) is a Dell N5040 from Bestbuy - it has the lastest i3-2350M and 4GB ram, 500GB Hard Drive for $399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 17, 2012, 11:31:41 PM
thanks so much, what do you think of this one?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+-+Black/4602746.p?id=1218493899803&skuId=4602746&st=4602746, 4602027, 4602819_&cp=1&lp=1

and they are asking me to buy insurance, doesnt dell come with 1 year, and then amex will take over?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 18, 2012, 09:06:59 AM
thanks so much, what do you think of this one?

Toshiba (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+-+Black/4602746.p?id=1218493899803&skuId=4602746&st=4602746, 4602027, 4602819_&cp=1&lp=1)

and they are asking me to buy insurance, doesnt dell come with 1 year, and then amex will take over?

The spec of this toshiba are not as good as the Acer from Office Max ... even though I think toshiba is a better laptop than Acer - here the specs are worse ... so ... ur pick

Regarding Amex warranty - as long as a product has a manufacturer warranty Amex will extend it for a year
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 18, 2012, 10:24:30 AM
and what do you think of the dell at best buy?
and is it a problem if the model is discontiued?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 18, 2012, 08:25:09 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on January 19, 2012, 12:57:35 PM
http://sellout.woot.com/
looks like a good deal for a tablet. Anyone have an opinion?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Side incomer on January 19, 2012, 02:39:09 PM
looking for a good working notebook / netbook 10 inches, for a decent price. I have no clue about all the surrounding stuff. Could anybody recommend a decent working one for a decent price?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 19, 2012, 02:51:36 PM
http://sellout.woot.com/
looks like a good deal for a tablet. Anyone have an opinion?

Old android 2.2
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 19, 2012, 02:52:34 PM
and what do you think of the dell at best buy?
and is it a problem if the model is discontiued?

I think the Dell from Bestbuy is a good price.

This model is not discontinued - its the n5040
The N5030 was discontinued
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on January 19, 2012, 03:24:04 PM
Old android 2.2
thanks. can it be updated? otherwise is it a good buy? Im looking for something basic at a good price.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 19, 2012, 03:32:03 PM
thanks. can it be updated? otherwise is it a good buy? Im looking for something basic at a good price.

Seems like cant be upgraded. But I dont know for sure
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 19, 2012, 05:21:56 PM
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=A1J23AV
this is what i got at the end at hp for 399 plus i found a coupon 25TECHBARG  which took off 25$ from total. and of course it had free shippin.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 19, 2012, 07:46:16 PM
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=A1J23AV
this is what i got at the end at hp for 399 plus i found a coupon 25TECHBARG  which took off 25$ from total. and of course it had free shippin.

Which processor did you get - the B940 ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 19, 2012, 09:52:20 PM
yeah i did get the B940

 Intel(R) Pentium(R) B940 Processor (2.00 GHz, 2MB L3 Cache)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on January 19, 2012, 11:59:14 PM
Took this off another site so i cant personally vouch for them. 
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    25% off Inspiron 14z, Inspiron Duo or Inspiron Mini Laptops Coupon: "7LF?F8F32L62F?"

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Title: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
Post by: mobobs770 on January 20, 2012, 12:19:09 AM
I'm looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... I'd be willing to pay up to $900 if I think I'm convince I need it.
The main thing I'm looking for is speed and portability. That means it can't be 17 inches and I want at least and i5 or i7 processor. I'll probably end up adding the RAM myself so there's no need for the laptop to come with lots of ram.

I'm open to any deals you might have heard of, but have my eye on the following laptop
Lenovo G570 43348PU 15.6-Inch
Its on amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NHP21C/ for $577

Any thoughts on that particular model? any suggestions for a better model or better price?
Title: Re: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
Post by: mobobs770 on January 20, 2012, 12:42:25 AM
I just noticed what seems to be a better deal on lenovo itself (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-2164838-10997495)

The price is the same, but the specs are slightly better....

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
Post by: Cbs on January 20, 2012, 01:12:20 AM
how bout u move over to this thread here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11287.0). Welcome!

p.s. whats up with ur location?!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: mobobs770 on January 20, 2012, 01:21:56 AM
Thanks! I didn't want to move the thread HERE since this thread seems dedicated to finding the cheapest laptop out there, while I'm more intent on finding one that is efficient.

Regarding my location, I'm here. who says a virtual reality is any less "real" than a physical one  ;D
But seriously, I never got the point in giving out personal information on a public forum.... even if it's as insignificant as you location, whats the point?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Cbs on January 20, 2012, 01:27:44 AM
Thanks! I didn't want to move the thread HERE since this thread seems dedicated to finding the cheapest laptop out there, while I'm more intent on finding one that is efficient.

Regarding my location, I'm here. who says a virtual reality is any less "real" than a physical one  ;D
But seriously, I never got the point in giving out personal information on a public forum.... even if it's as insignificant as you location, whats the point?
i see what ur saying but ur kinda asking a similar question, and u want the cheapest most efficient one. well we try sticking to one thread as much as possible so the forums dont get cluttered!

you're right, u should be careful of your personal info on public forum, but this is (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7687.msg89345#msg89345) allowed!
Title: Re: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
Post by: Name Changed on January 20, 2012, 08:51:21 AM
I just noticed what seems to be a better deal on lenovo itself (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-2164838-10997495)

The price is the same, but the specs are slightly better....

Any thoughts?

Great Deal for the price - This has the latest i5 processor. (2.5ghz)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on January 23, 2012, 12:42:37 AM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H4U9CM/?tag=cl03f-20

$650
13" screen
core i5 2.66ghz

really thin

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on January 24, 2012, 02:11:07 PM
any opinion on this (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3504588.p?id=1218407014253&skuId=3504588&st=inspiron&cp=1&lp=1) one?
Dell Inspiron Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive for $430 at best buy
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 24, 2012, 02:14:23 PM
any opinion on this (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3504588.p?id=1218407014253&skuId=3504588&st=inspiron&cp=1&lp=1) one?
Dell Inspiron Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive for $430 at best buy
This laptop has been mentioned a little earlier in this thread.

It has the latest i3 Processer. IMHO it is worth the price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on January 24, 2012, 02:24:41 PM
This laptop has been mentioned a little earlier in this thread.

It has the latest i3 Processer. IMHO it is worth the price
cool thanks for posting so quickly
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 24, 2012, 02:28:23 PM
Last week it was selling on Bestbuy.com for $399

You gotta grab the deal when it comes out.

I see it a lot with laptops that Bestbuy sell - right when they list them on their site it could be at a low price. Usually this price gets higher-ed  a few days later...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on January 24, 2012, 02:31:09 PM
Last week it was selling on Bestbuy.com for $399

You gotta grab the deal when it comes out.

I see it a lot with laptops that Bestbuy sell - right when they list them on their site it could be at a low price. Usually this price gets higher-ed  a few days later...
definitely the case. I had that with a laptop I recently bought there . It was posted here and by the time I bought it it went up by $20
Title: Desktop
Post by: isaacs on January 25, 2012, 11:17:44 AM
Iam looking to buy a new Desktop computer, i will use it mostly for internet.
please advise with any good deals. thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on January 30, 2012, 01:14:16 AM
HP laptop i5-2430M with Turbo boost 2.0
14"
4gb ram
640 gb hd
$450

Is this a good deal? I can't seem to find it online but its advertised in my local staples circular.  Item # Dm4-2191/ 410603.


Maybe we can even apply this coupon
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13576.0
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 30, 2012, 08:36:21 AM
HP laptop i5-2430M with Turbo boost 2.0
14"
4gb ram
640 gb hd
$450

Is this a good deal? I can't seem to find it online but its advertised in my local staples circular.  Item # Dm4-2191/ 410603.

Great deal.

Seems that its a local deal - as online the price is $699
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sim on January 30, 2012, 12:50:48 PM
Which area is this?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on January 30, 2012, 01:04:10 PM
Which area is this?
You can use this (http://sd.site88.net/) link to check if your store has it.

SKU: 410603
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on January 30, 2012, 01:08:44 PM
Which area is this?

Nj. Specifically lkwd.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Side incomer on January 30, 2012, 01:18:21 PM
I posted about this a while ago. I am busy searching a lot, but I am not finding anything.
Can anyone recommend a 10 inch netbook / notebook in the $300 range, thats work good and is decent.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YG on January 30, 2012, 02:55:23 PM
You can use this (http://sd.site88.net/) link to check if your store has it.

SKU: 410603


The link says that it's available in the store, but doesn't say the price - whether 450 or 699.

Any idea whether it classifies as 'clearance' to be eligible for the coupon?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: presidentialplus on January 31, 2012, 01:52:25 PM
HP laptop i5-2430M with Turbo boost 2.0
14"
4gb ram
640 gb hd
$450

Maybe we can even apply this coupon
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13576.0

Would anybody know if some ram could be added, how much, and is it complicated?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: kishke on January 31, 2012, 02:36:54 PM
btw when ordering from hp you should know that it takes a good 3 weeks, i didnt know when i ordered mine, they call it customzed, i cant wait it should arrive.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 31, 2012, 02:55:15 PM
Would anybody know if some ram could be added, how much, and is it complicated?
Yes, you should be able to add ram. and it is really simple

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 31, 2012, 02:55:58 PM
btw when ordering from hp you should know that it takes a good 3 weeks, i didnt know when i ordered mine, they call it customzed, i cant wait it should arrive.
Depends on the system. On the page before ordering it'll say the estimated ship date
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: presidentialplus on January 31, 2012, 05:10:25 PM
How does HP compare to Dell Asus Accer and Toshiba?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on January 31, 2012, 10:31:39 PM
There hasn't been any really good priced dell laptop in the past few weeks ...
But, below is one I just got today

Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndov30h&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a Dell 15R - i5, 6GB, 640GB for $525

The price is $599 - $50 - $25 both with one time use stackable coupons. If you want PM me

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2008g3o.png)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2012, 06:07:22 PM
What do you guys think of this deal (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=243&Code=4334CYU)? Anything comparable (15" screen, comparable specs, same or better build quality etc) for cheaper?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YudiG on February 14, 2012, 07:28:16 PM
What do you guys think of this deal (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=243&Code=4334CYU)? Anything comparable (15" screen, comparable specs, same or better build quality etc) for cheaper?

wasn't there a deal on the mainsite recently?

any good deals on netbooks around?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 14, 2012, 08:01:03 PM
What do you guys think of this deal (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=243&Code=4334CYU)? Anything comparable (15" screen, comparable specs, same or better build quality etc) for cheaper?

This Dell 15R (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwv72&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110) Is basically the same specs, I have a $25 off coupon... (I have a few, they all are one time use)

It would come out to $525 ... For that price I could get the 15R with an i5, 6gb of ram - look at my earlier post

$599 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fnpdvz22h&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) - $50 - $25
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2012, 08:20:35 PM
This Dell 15R (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwv72nullc=usnulll=ennulls=dhsnullcs=19nullmodel_id=inspiron-15r-n5110) Is basically the same specs, I have a $25 off coupon... (I have a few, they all are one time use)

It would come out to $525 ... For that price I could get the 15R with an i5, 6gb of ram - look at my earlier post

$599 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fnpdvz22hnullcs=19nullc=USnulll=ENnullvw=listnulldgc=CJnullcid=24471nulllid=566643nullacd=10550055-600263-) - $50 - $25

Any advantages to the Dell over the Lenovo?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 14, 2012, 08:39:27 PM
Any advantages to the Dell over the Lenovo?
Some say Dell is a disadvantage :P

Not exactly the same as what your looking at but Dan posted (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19346) a deal on a lenovo a couple days back ($599, 14", i5 2nd gen, 8gb ram).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 14, 2012, 10:57:38 PM
Any advantages to the Dell over the Lenovo?

I actually like Dell over Lenovo.

Not that it really is any better. but it really depend on which model, every company - Dell, Lenovo... Ect. make diff product lines -

Like the inspiron 15 isnt really comparable to the 15R...

With dell - with the basic warranty, they come to your home (usually the following day) to fix ur computer...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 14, 2012, 10:58:28 PM
I actually like Dell over Lenovo.

With dell - with the basic warranty, they come to your home (usually the following day) to fix ur computer...
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2012, 11:07:13 PM
I actually like Dell over Lenovo.

Not that it really is any better. but it really depend on which model, every company - Dell, Lenovo... Ect. make diff product lines -

Like the inspiron 15 isnt really comparable to the 15R...

With dell - with the basic warranty, they come to your home (usually the following day) to fix ur computer...

I might've sloozed, looks to me like the Del 15R deal is gone. Do you think they (the Dell 15Rs) are built better than the Lenovos (Lenovo G570)?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 14, 2012, 11:13:18 PM
I might've sloozed, looks to me like the Del 15R deal is gone. Do you think they (the Dell 15Rs) are built better than the Lenovos (Lenovo G570)?
The deal isnt over... The price is $599 I have one time use stackable coupons ... to get the price to $525 PM if interested.

The Dell 15R has an i5 - I deff would take this over the Lenovo G570. Also overall I think the 15R is better than the g570
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2012, 11:16:09 PM
The deal isnt over... The price is $599 I have one time use stackable coupons ... to get the price to $525 PM if interested.

The Dell 15R has an i5 - I deff would take this over the Lenovo G570. Also overall I think the 15R is better than the g570

Just to clarify, are you selling the coupons or giving them away?

The link doesn't open for me in Chrome. In IE it shows an i3 for $549 (with an i5 option for +$100).

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 15, 2012, 12:16:18 AM
Just to clarify, are you selling the coupons or giving them away?

The link doesn't open for me in Chrome. In IE it shows an i3 for $549 (with an i5 option for +$100).
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fnpdvz22h&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a working link

I am giving them for free

Also you could use UR mall and get an extra 3 points per $ (earlier this week it was 5 pp$)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 15, 2012, 12:49:36 AM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fnpdvz22h&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) is a working link

I am giving them for free

Also you could use UR mall and get an extra 3 points per $ (earlier this week it was 5 pp$)

Any idea how long this link will last?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 15, 2012, 08:43:16 AM
Any idea how long this link will last?
Dunno - I would say a few days, but you never know  ;)

Currently there is also the newer version i5-2450M (2.5Ghz with turbo boost to 3.1Ghz) with 6GB ram, 750Gb Hard drive for $575 (after coupons)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 15, 2012, 10:12:51 AM
Dunno - I would say a few days, but you never know  ;)

Currently there is also the newer version i5-2450M (2.5Ghz with turbo boost to 3.1Ghz) with 6GB ram, 750Gb Hard drive for $575 (after coupons)

It's a nice bump in specs, but I don't think my guy needs them and he's on a budget.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2012, 10:48:49 AM
Some nice deals can be found here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19646
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 15, 2012, 10:57:11 AM
Some nice deals can be found here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19646

Indeed!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 15, 2012, 10:57:25 AM
@Name Changed, I've got someone looking for a 17", think this (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17RN-5295BK-173-Laptop/product_423971) one is a good deal?

$599 - $50 coupon = $549.99
Dell Inspiron i17RN-5295BK 17.3" Laptop
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor (Dual-Core, 2.5GHz, 3MB Cache)
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
750GB hard drive
17.3" High Definition LED Display
Bluetooth® 3.0
Intel® HD Graphics
8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Dimensions 16.5" W x 1.23" H x 11.3" D, 7.14 lbs.
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 15, 2012, 11:13:09 AM
@Name Changed, I've got someone looking for a 17", think this (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17RN-5295BK-173-Laptop/product_423971) one is a good deal?

$599 - $50 coupon = $549.99
Dell Inspiron i17RN-5295BK 17.3" Laptop
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor (Dual-Core, 2.5GHz, 3MB Cache)
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
750GB hard drive
17.3" High Definition LED Display
Bluetooth® 3.0
Intel® HD Graphics
8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Dimensions 16.5" W x 1.23" H x 11.3" D, 7.14 lbs.
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Name Changed, you should be flattered a nerd like BAHayman is consulting you for tech advice :D

BAHayman, looks like a nice deal IMHO.
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 15, 2012, 11:35:50 AM
Name Changed, you should be flattered a nerd like BAHayman is consulting you for tech advice :D

BAHayman, looks like a nice deal IMHO.
Lol unfortunately I haven't been following the laptop world too closely and Name Changed seems to know his laptops :-)

Ya I figured its pretty decent, but I'll give it a couple more hours to see if anyone finds anything better...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 15, 2012, 01:30:02 PM
@Name Changed, I've got someone looking for a 17", think this (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17RN-5295BK-173-Laptop/product_423971) one is a good deal?

$599 - $50 coupon = $549.99

Great deal for a 17" (I got a couple of these)

Grab it before its sold out.

I havent seen a Dell 17R with i5 anywhere near this price in a few months
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 15, 2012, 04:05:13 PM
@Name Changed, I've got someone looking for a 17", think this (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17RN-5295BK-173-Laptop/product_423971) one is a good deal?

$599 - $50 coupon = $549.99
Dell Inspiron i17RN-5295BK 17.3" Laptop
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor (Dual-Core, 2.5GHz, 3MB Cache)
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
750GB hard drive
17.3" High Definition LED Display
Bluetooth® 3.0
Intel® HD Graphics
8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Dimensions 16.5" W x 1.23" H x 11.3" D, 7.14 lbs.
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Here is a Dell 17R (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&kc=&oc=fnpdyz16h&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-4485850-u878561t3952684f9fp0dd0c0s441)
Similar to the staples deal.

This one has the i5-2430M 6Gb ram, 500gb hard drive, 2 year dell warranty
AND Microsoft Office 2010

Its for $650-$50-$25 (with my coupons) = $575 ($25 more, if the warranty is worth that to you, and you need MS Office but less ram and HD size)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 15, 2012, 09:44:37 PM
Great deal for a 17" (I got a couple of these)

Grab it before its sold out.

I havent seen a Dell 17R with i5 anywhere near this price in a few months

Here is a Dell 17R (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&kc=&oc=fnpdyz16h&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-4485850-u878561t3952684f9fp0dd0c0s441)
Similar to the staples deal.

This one has the i5-2430M 6Gb ram, 500gb hard drive, 2 year dell warranty
AND Microsoft Office 2010

Its for $650-$50-$25 (with my coupons) = $575 ($25 more, if the warranty is worth that to you, and you need MS Office but less ram and HD size)
Thanks! They ended up deciding on the Staples one.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 15, 2012, 09:49:45 PM
Thanks! They ended up deciding on the Staples one.
You didn't ask me for the coupon codes  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 16, 2012, 02:39:09 AM
I ended up buying this computer (http://www.bjs.com/store/asus-x53e-rh51-15-6-laptop-with-2nd-gen-intel-core-i5-2430m-processor-with-turbo-boost-2-0-4gb-ddr3-640gb-hdd-mocha.x53e-rh51.html) for $475 shipped, no tax (from blinq.com (https://www.blinq.com/), after 10% off coupon code WelcomeBack).

Thanks again Name Changed for all your help!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shpitzik on February 16, 2012, 10:49:29 AM
@ Namechange,

Staples will have this <a href="http://www.staples.com/HP-G7-1310US-173-Laptop/product_424330&cmArea=CIRCULAR">17 inch Laptop</a> on sale next week for $399.99, does it seem like a good deal?     

Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shpitzik on February 16, 2012, 11:03:54 AM
Also i cant seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong with my hyperlink, I'm new at it... if anyone can enlighten me ill be forever grateful?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 11:28:47 AM
Also i cant seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong with my hyperlink, I'm new at it... if anyone can enlighten me ill be forever grateful?
Just quote any other hyperlink to see how it's done.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YudiG on February 16, 2012, 12:25:27 PM
any deals on netbooks around?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 16, 2012, 03:01:12 PM
@ Namechange,

Staples will have this (http://www.staples.com/HP-G7-1310US-173-Laptop/product_424330&cmArea=CIRCULAR) on sale next week for $399.99, does it seem like a good deal?     

Thanks

Deff a really good deal!

Where did you see it mentioned? I am assuming this is after a rebate. Does it require a trade in?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on February 16, 2012, 03:08:45 PM
Deff a really good deal!

Where did you see it mentioned? I am assuming this is after a rebate. Does it require a trade in?
No trade in. Head to staples.com and look at the circular for the upcoming week
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 16, 2012, 03:11:54 PM
No trade in. Head to staples.com and look at the circular for the upcoming week
Just saw it.

@Shpitzik if you want this laptop - I would suggest to buy it as soon as its avail, often these staples deals sell out quickly
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shpitzik on February 16, 2012, 03:15:18 PM
Quote
@Shpitzik if you want this laptop - I would suggest to buy it as soon as its avail, often these staples deals sell out quickly

Great, i will do just that, thank you!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 16, 2012, 03:21:22 PM
Great, i will do just that, thank you!
If you have a card that gets UR points, dont forget to use UR mall for an extra 4 pointer per $ at staples or a different cashback site
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 17, 2012, 10:04:13 AM
any good deals on netbooks around?
Staples is having on sale next week an Acer AO722-0825 for $299 - this is a really good netbook

Dual core C-60 Processor, 4GB Ram, 11.6" Screen

Most netbooks I would stay away from this one is really worth the $
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Side incomer on February 17, 2012, 10:07:46 AM
Staples is having on sale next week an Acer AO722-0825 for $299 - this is a really good netbook

Dual core C-60 Processor, 4GB Ram, 11.6" Screen

Most netbooks I would stay away from this one is really worth the $
Online or in store?. I must get this. have a link or so?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 17, 2012, 10:11:32 AM
Online or in store?. I must get this. have a link or so?
Online - Here (http://weeklyad.staples.com/staples/default.aspx?action=entryflash&adref=staples_right_hand_nav%20&icid=HP:HP:WEKLY_AD:WEKLY_:NULL::) is a link to this weeks circular, on the top click to view next weeks, its on the front page.

This item is avail online, I am not deff sure if this is a online or in-store deal. Seems like it'll be online
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 20, 2012, 08:13:49 PM
HERE (http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/303799/Lenovo-G570-PENTM-4334-9GU-Laptop/) Office Depot has a Lenovo G570 for $329. Really similar was posted much ealier from bestbuy.. this one has the Intel B960 Processor, 4GB Ram, 230GB hard drive.
Really worth the money!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on February 22, 2012, 12:06:45 AM
I assume there is someone here that could help me decide which notebook I should buy I was thinking about the macbook air its sleek and easy to use although a little pricey but the question I have is I'm not sure how it works with typing hebrew on it or editing docs from microsoft word? is there any other sleek nice easy to figure out lightweight fast notebooks around? and does someone know of any good deals
thanks a million brothers
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 12:10:32 AM
I assume there is someone here that could help me decide which notebook I should buy I was thinking about the macbook air its sleek and easy to use although a little pricey but the question I have is I'm not sure how it works with typing hebrew on it or editing docs from microsoft word? is there any other sleek nice easy to figure out lightweight fast notebooks around? and does someone know of any good deals
thanks a million brothers

There are lots of ultrabooks that are 90% the sleekness for 50% the price. Macbook Air will handle Hebrew and Word just fine, but it's still a waste of money IMHO. Apple is also releasing some product refreshes next week, I don't think the Air is one of them, but it might be worth waiting if you're a fanboi.

Edit: A real fanboi would know all about Apple, and would know of any scheduled events :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on February 22, 2012, 12:27:30 AM
I'm not sure to what notebook  u are referring if u have something specific in mind pls share but there is one thing that apple has in there macbooks u switch on and I'm good to go no waiting 2/5 min until the computer loads
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 12:30:46 AM
I'm not sure to what notebook  u are referring if u have something specific in mind pls share but there is one thing that apple has in there macbooks u switch on and I'm good to go no waiting 2/5 min until the computer loads

GIYF, just do a search for Ultrabook (duh!). I don't think there's anything Windows that boots within 2 minutes, but you didn't mention that in your original requirements, if it's worth it for you to spend as much as $1,000 more for that feature, go for it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 12:50:10 AM
GIYF, just do a search for Ultrabook (duh!). I don't think there's anything Windows that boots within 2 minutes, but you didn't mention that in your original requirements, if it's worth it for you to spend as much as $1,000 more for that feature, go for it.
My Vaio Z12 boots in less than 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 01:06:45 AM
My Vaio Z12 boots in less than 30 seconds.

Even now that you've loaded windows up with software? Are you including the startup time after you log into Windows?

I just had to format my Z12  :'( :'( :'(, driver issues (?) were causing it to BSOD and do other crazy stuff, BH it doesn't seem to be a hardware issues and it's running fine now (Ka"H).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 01:14:23 AM
Even now that you've loaded windows up with software? Are you including the startup time after you log into Windows?
Yup, just timed it now from power on until I can open Chrome.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 01:17:45 AM
Yup, just timed it now from power on until I can open Chrome.

Nice. I've never timed, it, mine might be a bit slower than yours, but it's still pretty quick. Might just be my impatience makes it feel longer :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 01:19:30 AM
Nice. I've never timed, it, mine might be a bit slower than yours, but it's still pretty quick. Might just be my impatience makes it feel longer :P
i7+8GB RAM+256GB SSD+dedicated graphics makes for one killer combo.
I will be a sad puppy when this thing dies as there's nothing on the market to replace it now.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 01:38:37 AM
i7+8GB RAM+256GB SSD+dedicated graphics makes for one killer combo.
I will be a sad puppy when this thing dies as there's nothing on the market to replace it now.

I'm a notch down on the three first specs (i5, 4GB, 128SSD (RAID)), but I don't think the latter two would significantly affect boot time.

Deja vu (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3165).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 08:28:24 AM
My Vaio Z12 boots in less than 30 seconds.
Wow - what windows are you running?
This is way fast!!!
i7+8GB RAM+256GB SSD+dedicated graphics makes for one killer combo.
I will be a sad puppy when this thing dies as there's nothing on the market to replace it now.
Hopefully it'll last awhile, and when it dies there will be a replacement
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 08:32:27 AM
I'm a notch down on the three first specs (i5, 4GB, 128SSD (RAID)), but I don't think the latter two would significantly affect boot time.

Deja vu (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3165).
The quick boot is usually with a SSD. Also the processor plays a little role, Ram and HD size should not make a diff (with ur above specs)
What is your boot time?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 09:15:53 AM
The quick boot is usually with a SSD. Also the processor plays a little role, Ram and HD size should make a diff (with ur above specs)
What is your boot time?

I just formatted, so boot time would be a bit shorter than typical. (BL"N) I'll do a test and post back with results. Why would HDD size make a difference? Why would RAM size (4GB vs. 8GB) make a difference if not using more than 1-2GB of RAM for boot?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 09:20:50 AM
I just formatted, so boot time would be a bit shorter than typical. (BL"N) I'll do a test and post back with results. Why would HDD size make a difference? Why would RAM size (4GB vs. 8GB) make a difference if not using more than 1-2GB of RAM for boot?
That was a typo, I fixed it... I meant to say should NOT make a diff
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 09:23:20 AM
Run msconfig and click on startup. My guess you will have a ton of stuff running at startup that you do not need. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get a fast boot.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 09:26:09 AM
Run msconfig and click on startup. My guess you will have a ton of stuff running at startup that you do not need. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get a fast boot.

I doubt you'll get anywhere less than 2 minute boot with a non-SSD HDD...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 09:31:02 AM
Run msconfig and click on startup. My guess you will have a ton of stuff running at startup that you do not need. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get a fast boot.
Its not only the programs running that slow startup its also the hardware as AsherO said -
I doubt you'll get anywhere less than 2 minute boot with a non-SSD HDD...
A hybrid hard drive give close to the same performance for a quarter of the price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 09:34:33 AM
A hybrid hard drive give close to the same performance for a quarter of the price

Hybrids are an interesting concept, which I have no experience with as of yet. They're only becomming more common in recent times.

My last few laptops I've been extremely lucky with how pricing worked itself out, Ka"H.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 09:40:06 AM
I doubt you'll get anywhere less than 2 minute boot with a non-SSD HDD...
Really? Boot time to open IE is 1 min 10 sec on my throw away. If I disable all startup BS my guess it would be under a minute.

Dell 9300 3-4 yrs old
Old Pent 1.7
1GB Mem
Win 7
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 09:40:40 AM
Hybrids are an interesting concept, which I have no experience with as of yet. They're only becomming more common in recent times.
Really not common to find them in CTO systems.

But the prices of SSD are now dropping, hybrids might just not really make it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 09:41:34 AM
Really? Boot time to open IE is 1 min 10 sec on my throw away. If I disable all startup BS my guess it would be under a minute.

Dell 9300 3-4 yrs old
Old Pent 1.7
1GB Mem
Win 7

1. Disabling all startup items isn't real world use.
2. Opening IE doesn't mean other stuff not still loading in the background.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 09:47:54 AM
1. Disabling all startup items isn't real world use.
2. Opening IE doesn't mean other stuff not still loading in the background.
Did you every run msconfig and see the BS that is loaded. My guess is most people will not know what half the stuff is.

Let me put it this way. Your 2 min comment was way off base!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 09:57:22 AM
Really? Boot time to open IE is 1 min 10 sec on my throw away. If I disable all startup BS my guess it would be under a minute.

Dell 9300 3-4 yrs old
Old Pent 1.7
1GB Mem
Win 7
That for some reason is really quick for your specs... is it a 7200rpm hard drive?
1. Disabling all startup items isn't real world use.
2. Opening IE doesn't mean other stuff not still loading in the background.
I got without disabling anything
On my desktop (pretty fresh install)
52 Seconds. I am running with a 7200rpm drive, 4GB Ram, Intel E7400 Processor

On my laptop I got
88 Seconds, with 8GB ram, T4400 Processor, 5400rpm HD. But really the webpage took way longer to load, as I had a million other things running in the background. (Time for a wipe)

On a brand new Dell laptop (nothing installed)
62 Seconds, i5 Processor, 4GB Ram, 5400rpm Hard drive

Obviously this demonstrates that the speed of the hard drives plays a big role in the startup time
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on February 22, 2012, 10:03:08 AM
Did you every run msconfig and see the BS that is loaded. My guess is most people will not know what half the stuff is.



i dont think i recognize anything there but im not a maven in these things. how do i know which of that stuff doesn't need to load?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 10:06:31 AM
That for some reason is really quick for your specs... is it a 7200rpm hard drive?
5400. HD is partitioned, only OS gets loaded to C. Programs, Pagefile, Temp Int Files and all other BS does not go on C. Sys restore off, it is useless.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 10:08:48 AM
i dont think i recognize anything there but im not a maven in these things. how do i know which of that stuff doesn't need to load?
Mostly application you installed or somehow got installed you could easily disable. For example skype - this really slows the start up. If you disable it, it wont open at startup. (I actually keep it on my startup, cuz I anyways will open it...)

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 10:11:22 AM
Mostly application you installed or somehow got installed you could easily disable. For example skype - this really slows the start up. If you disable it, it wont open at startup. (I actually keep it on my startup, cuz I anyways will open it...)

I don't understand why they can't have a lower priority for some start-up apps, where they'll only load if the computer is idle (or you load manually).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 10:12:39 AM
i dont think i recognize anything there but im not a maven in these things. how do i know which of that stuff doesn't need to load?
99.9% of the time you can just “disable all”. Not only will it boot faster it will also run faster. You can then go back and enable something you always use after startup, like your AV.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 10:13:35 AM
I don't understand why they can't have a lower priority for some start-up apps, where they'll only load if the computer is idle (or you load manually).
When you write you own OS keep that idea in mind  ;)

I wouldn't be supprised if there is an app that could do this
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 10:14:54 AM
99.9% of the time you can just “disable all”. Not only will it boot faster it will also run faster. You can then go back and enable something you always use after startup, like your AV.

True

Getting a little more technical, you could go to Safemode, and see there the list of apps that started, and note the names...
those are prob the crucial ones

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on February 22, 2012, 10:18:01 AM
99.9% of the time you can just “disable all”. Not only will it boot faster it will also run faster. You can then go back and enable something you always use after startup, like your AV.

none of these things are necessary? i have some stuff random letters starting from the windows/system32 folder
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 10:22:12 AM
none of these things are necessary? i have some stuff random letters starting from the windows/system32 folder

If it's truly random it sounds like they might be viruses. Could also be drivers. Try googling the filenames and see what you come up with, then try scanning them (http://virusscan.jotti.org/en).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 10:29:02 AM
If it's truly random it sounds like they might be viruses. Could also be drivers. Try googling the filenames and see what you come up with, then try scanning them (http://virusscan.jotti.org/en).
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on February 22, 2012, 10:29:18 AM
If it's truly random it sounds like they might be viruses. Could also be drivers. Try googling the filenames and see what you come up with, then try scanning them (http://virusscan.jotti.org/en).

they are prob not really random i just prob don't understand them. i'll try googling them
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 10:31:54 AM
none of these things are necessary? i have some stuff random letters starting from the windows/system32 folder
I am nowhere near an expert in this field. My understanding is everything in msconfig/startup is put there so programs/utilities run faster the first time you click on them. The problem is they all take time and space at startup. You might not run a certain program/utility for days/months and it still is eating resources.

As an example I have in my startup a program to warm up the lamp in my scanner. I might not use my scanner for months. No need for this to start every time.

AsherO makes a good point about viruses. I do not use an AV program but do run Malwarebytes in the background.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on February 22, 2012, 10:36:09 AM
I am nowhere near an expert in this field. My understanding is everything in msconfig/startup is put there so programs/utilities run faster the first time you click on them. The problem is they all take time and space at startup. You might not run a certain program/utility for days/months and it still is eating resources.

As an example I have in my startup a program to warm up the lamp in my scanner. I might not use my scanner for months. No need for this to start every time.

AsherO makes a good point about viruses. I do not use an AV program but do run Malwarebytes in the background.

looking thru now it seems i shouldn't be disabling everything like igfxtray or igfxpers
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on February 22, 2012, 10:39:14 AM
This kinda went OT, maybe we open a thread for tech support?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on February 22, 2012, 10:42:11 AM
looking thru now it seems i shouldn't be disabling everything like igfxtray or igfxpers
They are for your graphics card. So you can change things like screen resolution easily.

Sorry for the OT, last post!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 01:45:30 PM
My exact boot time on my nearly 2 year old Z12 is 25.5 seconds for my background to load and 28.5 seconds for Chrome to open.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 22, 2012, 06:22:42 PM
My boot time is less than 10 sec..
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on February 22, 2012, 07:33:47 PM
When you write you own OS keep that idea in mind  ;)

I wouldn't be supprised if there is an app that could do this
I vaguely recall reading on downloadsquad about an app that would delay chosen startup apps

Edit:
One program is called "wainpatrol" Alternately you can just write a batch file and have that control your startup programs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 07:57:26 PM
My boot time is less than 10 sec..
Explain
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on February 22, 2012, 07:59:16 PM
Explain
I'm guessing a chromebook or the like
Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on February 22, 2012, 08:02:20 PM
I'm guessing a chromebook or the like

I'm guessing boot up from sleep mode :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 22, 2012, 09:30:34 PM
I'm guessing boot up from sleep mode :P
I would say a chrome book, but it could be the full boot time....

Either way - @aryeh1 if it is a chrome book, could you write your feedback about it
I was looking into one, I got an image of the OS and installed it on a virtual machine, and didnt like it
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 22, 2012, 11:13:14 PM
My exact boot time on my nearly 2 year old Z12 is 25.5 seconds for my background to load and 28.5 seconds for Chrome to open.
+1, I've got something right around there on my Z12 as well (i7, 8GB, 128GB (64GBx2 RAID)).

I would say a chrome book, but it could be the full boot time....

Either way - @aryeh1 if it is a chrome book, could you write your feedback about it
I was looking into one, I got an image of the OS and installed it on a virtual machine, and didnt like it
I've got 2 of the Google CR-48's and ChromeOS is actually pretty awesome if all you need is a web browser, but that is all it is. I've got Ubuntu running on one of them now. Being as they were prototypes I'm sure the actual Chromebooks are faster etc.

But your probably better off throwing Ubuntu on your transformer... :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 11:19:35 PM
+1, I've got something right around there on my Z12 as well (i7, 8GB, 128GB (64GBx2 RAID)).

Your boot times? (now I've gotten curious)

I've got 2 of the Google CR-48's and ChromeOS is actually pretty awesome if all you need is a web browser

And how's the boot on those?

Edit: pretty please :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 22, 2012, 11:27:16 PM
Your boot times? (now I've gotten curious)

And how's the boot on those?

Edit: pretty please :)
I'll have to time my Z12 next time I reboot.

CR-48 with Chrome OS is probably around 20 seconds, with Ubuntu 11.10 probably around 35-40 seconds. Both times including me typing my password and logging in.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 11:32:54 PM
Both times including me typing my password and logging in.

That must explain my long boot-times... :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2012, 11:36:21 PM
That must explain my long boot-times... :P
My times are with no password set.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 22, 2012, 11:40:58 PM
My times are with no password set.

I feel so hip using my fingerprint scanner :P

(in all truth it's annoying and I've never used it for logon, though at a time I did use it to quick-launch things, depending on which finger I scanned).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on February 22, 2012, 11:45:56 PM
+1 on the finger scanner just got a laptop with it, its quite cool.
There was an app to selectively delay startup its called soluto but I think they may have changed lately not sure exactly what it does now. filehippo should still  have the old versions.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 12:13:21 AM
Explain
I'm guessing boot up from sleep mode :P
I'm guessing a chromebook or the like
The secret is its an SSD drive. I actually just got this notebook for free as upgrade from hp since I was having heating issues with my old one and went in for repair 3 times.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 23, 2012, 12:14:01 AM
I'll have to time my Z12 next time I reboot.
34 seconds from powered off to chrome loading the start page, including 2 swipes of my finger to login.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 12:22:27 AM
I underestimated, I actually just timed my boot time from pressing the power button and it was 12 seconds to get to my desktop. Is this considered fast?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on February 23, 2012, 12:24:57 AM
I underestimated, I actually just timed my boot time and it was 12 seconds to get to my desktop. Is this considered fast?
what are the specs?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 12:26:52 AM
what are the specs?
HP Envy 15
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz
1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7690M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics(TM) [HDMI, DP]
8GB 1600DDR3MHz System Memory (2 Dimm)
160GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
No Additional Office Software
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
Full-size Radiance backlit keyboard
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 9 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 9
2 year limited warranty included
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 23, 2012, 12:27:00 AM
+1 on the finger scanner just got a laptop with it, its quite cool.
There was an app to selectively delay startup its called soluto but I think they may have changed lately not sure exactly what it does now. filehippo should still  have the old versions.

"Delay" (https://support.soluto.com/entries/20261118-what-s-the-difference-between-pause-and-delay) seems to do eactly what I'm looking for, thanks!!!

Now, hopefully it isn't a resource hog :D



HP Envy 15
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz
1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7690M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics(TM) [HDMI, DP]
8GB 1600DDR3MHz System Memory (2 Dimm)
160GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
No Additional Office Software
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
Full-size Radiance backlit keyboard
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 9 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 9
2 year limited warranty included

That thing is a serious beast (or monster (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7203.msg83670;topicseen#msg83670), if you prefer)!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 12:47:37 AM




That thing is a serious beast (or monster (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7203.msg83670;topicseen#msg83670), if you prefer)!!
[/quote]

Lol what makes it that ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on February 23, 2012, 12:52:25 AM
Lol what makes it that ?

Ok, maybe not, but it has nice specs! And the 10 second boot (which I still have a hard time believing) is very impessive.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 12:53:58 AM
I underestimated, I actually just timed my boot time from pressing the power button and it was 12 seconds to get to my desktop. Is this considered fast?

This is with a lot running in backround such as backup software, antivirus,hp preloaded stuff etc
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 23, 2012, 08:28:20 AM
That thing is a serious beast or monster, if you prefer!!
I wouldn't call it that.

A beast would be an Alienware with an i7 2860QM, 12GB Ram, Raid config....

But this machine is way up there  ;)

I'm really surprised about this 10-12 sec boot
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 09:59:41 AM


I'm really surprised about this 10-12 sec boot
Why?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 23, 2012, 10:18:36 AM
Why?
Crazy quick. Is the boot time till you open an Internet Browser or till see your background?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 11:05:41 AM
Crazy quick. Is the boot time till you open an Internet Browser or till see your background?
Till backround. Another second to open browser.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 11:33:19 AM
Who would think that it would take longer for my touchpad to boot into android than my laptop to boot into windows. It takes about 37 sec to boot android !

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on February 23, 2012, 01:07:36 PM
Who would think that it would take longer for my touchpad to boot into android than my laptop to boot into windows. It takes about 37 sec to boot android !

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk

how stable is that android rom?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 04:58:37 PM
how stable is that android rom?
im having probelems with the internet it shows its on but sometimes doesnt work.
But my main problem is It doesnt accept tethering from my phone as cm7 did. Im using wmwifirouter witha touch pro 2, anyone know how to fix this?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 23, 2012, 07:35:23 PM
im having probelems with the internet it shows its on but sometimes doesnt work.
But my main problem is It doesnt accept tethering from my phone as cm7 did. Im using wmwifirouter witha touch pro 2, anyone know how to fix this?
This really is getting off topic.... Start a new thread
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on February 23, 2012, 09:15:05 PM
This really is getting off topic.... Start a new thread
too lazy....
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on February 23, 2012, 09:22:36 PM
This really is getting off topic.... Start a new thread
You should really be made Mod of this thread.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on February 23, 2012, 09:32:58 PM
You should really be made Mod of this thread.
:)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on February 27, 2012, 04:25:12 PM
I has a samsung netbook Model: # NP-NB30-JP02US http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-NB30-JP02US-specs (I had 2 gig ram) which broke. Samsung just replaced it with a notebook Model: # NP305V5A-A0CUS http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP305V5A-A0CUS-specs I liked my old netbook because of its size and ease of transporting it around. Should I keep the new laptop or sell it and buy something different? How much would the resale value be and what is the best laptop I can get for that price? If the laptop I have now is a great laptop then I'll just keep it but if I can sell it and invest some more money and have an amazing laptop I'd rather do that, Or resell it make a profit and get a good netbook I'd be happy with that too... Any advice would be great being that I can't make up my mind. Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: rab on February 29, 2012, 02:26:46 PM
Hi,

Could someone please help me out, i'm looking for a cheap laptop, if possible in the range of $400, i'm not an expert, but what i need in my laptop is that it should run fast without freezing, and that the memory should be enough for all my files and screens running simultaneously.

Please help me out a.s.a.p., because my laptop got broken, and i need a new one a.s.a.p.

Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on March 08, 2012, 09:47:33 PM
Surprised there's not more activity here due to this: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/20312
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 01:52:01 PM
Surprised there's not more activity here due to this: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/20312

HOT!!

Here
 (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Ddndnv99sg%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&amp;cjsku=dndnv99sg) is a Dell 15R

i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
WiDi, Bluetooth
36 Month AV
Adobe Elements 9.0
8x8 Shutterfly


The price is $650 I have one time use $50 off coupons, that'll bring the price to $599 (PM me if interested)

This Laptop comes with a Canon Elph 100HS - Valued at $100+ so sell it, and then you are getting the laptop for $499

And pay with a Amex, synced with twitter - get another $100 off - so it now $399 !!

Use UR mall, get 3 extra points per $, so 1800 points valued at about $30 = $369!!!   :D ;D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2012, 01:56:32 PM
Where do you get $50 coupons from?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 02:01:07 PM
Where do you get $50 coupons from?
PM me for one

I get them from a Dell Rep
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: daganster on March 11, 2012, 06:32:30 PM
HOT!!

Here
 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndnv99sg&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110&link_number=114648140) is a Dell 15R

i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
WiDi, Bluetooth
36 Month AV
Adobe Elements 9.0
8x8 Shutterfly


The price is $650 I have one time use $50 off coupons, that'll bring the price to $599 (PM me if interested)

This Laptop comes with a Canon Elph 100HS - Valued at $100+ so sell it, and then you are getting the laptop for $499

And pay with a Amex, synced with twitter - get another $100 off - so it now $399 !!

Use UR mall, get 3 extra points per $, so 1800 points valued at about $30 = $369!!!   :D ;D
Bought the computer with the $50 coupon, thanks name changed.
BTW if you live in NYC you'll be paying an additional $53.23 in taxes .
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: isrealsuits on March 11, 2012, 08:56:51 PM
HOT!!

Here
 (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Ddndnv99sg%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&amp;cjsku=dndnv99sg) is a Dell 15R

i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
WiDi, Bluetooth
36 Month AV
Adobe Elements 9.0
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The price is $650 I have one time use $50 off coupons, that'll bring the price to $599 (PM me if interested)

This Laptop comes with a Canon Elph 100HS - Valued at $100+ so sell it, and then you are getting the laptop for $499

And pay with a Amex, synced with twitter - get another $100 off - so it now $399 !!

Use UR mall, get 3 extra points per $, so 1800 points valued at about $30 = $369!!!   :D ;D

how can you use ur mall if you are paying with amex (i called chase and they claim it must be a chase cc)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 09:14:39 PM
how can you use ur mall if you are paying with amex (i called chase and they claim it must be a chase cc)
Read this thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13688.0

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 09:44:15 PM
UPDATE!

I have just ordered this Dell 15R Laptop with the camera. I saw that Dell split the charges into 2 charges - 1 for the camera, and a second for the laptop. Therefore the laptop charge comes out under $599. It might not be eligible for the $100 twitter credit.

If you do not want to take the risk if not getting the credit- Either cancel your order. You could reorder without the $50 coupon, then the price still should be good enough to get the $100 credit. Or you could call dell to cancel and they will offer a credit to keep the order.
You should be able to ask for a $50 credit for them not to cancel the order. (I personally have got this in the past)

Sorry for the misinformation 
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 11, 2012, 09:47:07 PM
What does each charge come out to?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 09:49:02 PM
What does each charge come out to?

In NJ (Sales tax will make the charges slightly different)

$571.05
$70.94

Possibly Amex will still give the credit but I dont know
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on March 11, 2012, 09:51:00 PM

In NJ (Sales tax will make the charges slightly different)

$571.05
$70.94

Possibly Amex will still give the credit but I dont know
im sure if u SM amex they will but it may be a bit of a fight
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 11, 2012, 09:52:15 PM
Might it work to order without the code and add the code later?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 09:54:52 PM
Might it work to order without the code and add the code later?
That is also an option

I have ordered in the past and have forgot to enter the coupon code... They weren't able to edit the order and put in the code, but they were able to give me a $50 credit once I received the laptop ... So by doing it like this, you will still be able to get the $50 off and $100 twitter credit
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 11, 2012, 11:30:28 PM
Someone on the main site reported getting a confirmation of the credit. Did you also get a confirmation?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 11, 2012, 11:47:55 PM
Someone on the main site reported getting a confirmation of the credit. Did you also get a confirmation?
I did not get an email confirmation yet... maybe I'll get one later.
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2012, 12:04:23 AM
I did not get an email confirmation yet... maybe I'll get one later.
K. Please keep me updated as I am waiting to buy. Thanks for all your help
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on March 12, 2012, 02:26:39 PM
That is also an option

I have ordered in the past and have forgot to enter the coupon code... They weren't able to edit the order and put in the code, but they were able to give me a $50 credit once I received the laptop ... So by doing it like this, you will still be able to get the $50 off and $100 twitter credit

How bout this idea, buy a $600 dell gc with amex and then use gc and coupon to purchase laptop + camera. 

Would that solve the problem?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on March 12, 2012, 02:50:07 PM
How bout this idea, buy a $600 dell gc with amex and then use gc and coupon to purchase laptop + camera. 

Would that solve the problem?
but then u lose amex warranty
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 12, 2012, 02:53:58 PM
How bout this idea, buy a $600 dell gc with amex and then use gc and coupon to purchase laptop + camera. 

Would that solve the problem?
The dell gift cards are thru cashstar, so it might not be eligible either for the credit
but then u lose amex warranty
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: presidentialplus on March 12, 2012, 03:00:13 PM
How about this deal  (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Ddncwdp1%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&amp;cjsku=dncwdp1)

Select "Security & Services" tab
Select Plan - 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty (-$55)
Proceed to shopping cart and add to cart
Apply $100 off Dell XPS 15 Coupon Code: "932N$0ZCCHWZB9"
Final price will be $644.99 Free Shipping

 would it all stack up? and is it a good deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2012, 03:04:50 PM
How about this deal  (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Ddncwdp1%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&amp;cjsku=dncwdp1)

Select "Security & Services" tab
Select Plan - 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty (-$55)
Proceed to shopping cart and add to cart
Apply $100 off Dell XPS 15 Coupon Code: "932N$0ZCCHWZB9"
Final price will be $644.99 Free Shipping

 would it all stack up? and is it a good deal?

Looks like a great deal at $544 after the $100 off!

NC, would it work with those $50 coupons as well?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 12, 2012, 03:05:40 PM
How about this deal  (http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/289233)
It would be a great price for this config but the $50 coupon wont stack with the $100 coupon.

Still at $544 for an XPS is a great price

I am currently out of the $50 coupons. I am trying to get more
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2012, 11:55:39 PM
I did not get an email confirmation yet... maybe I'll get one later.
Any update because the guy on the main site said he got the confirmation email despite the fact that the charges were split
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: scoutmb on March 13, 2012, 07:09:25 AM
How about this deal  (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Ddncwdp1%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&amp;cjsku=dncwdp1)

Select "Security & Services" tab
Select Plan - 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty (-$55)
Proceed to shopping cart and add to cart
Apply $100 off Dell XPS 15 Coupon Code: "932N$0ZCCHWZB9"
Final price will be $644.99 Free Shipping

 would it all stack up? and is it a good deal?
I

Is changing service to "1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty" a good idea since shipping is not included? Wouldn't it cost atleast $30 to ship it once?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 13, 2012, 08:28:08 AM
Is changing service to "1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty" a good idea since shipping is not included? Wouldn't it cost atleast $30 to ship it once?
I dont think its a big deal to down grade the warranty.

You anyways would be buying it on a Amex, so for the first 90 Days, and for the 2nd year you are covered. Shipping is in the $15 range (Fedex), and most laptops dont need warranty repair in their first year. If you are worried buy a 3 year warranty from Squaretrade for about $100
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 13, 2012, 09:20:04 AM
Now I could confirmed that this Inspiron 15R with camera gets the $100 Credit

I just got the email form American Express:

Dear: Name Changed

Congratulations! By using your synced American Express® Card ending in 41006, you
saved $100.00 on your purchase at Dell Inc.. Expect a statement credit in 3-5 days.

I have the priced locked in at $599 for as long as this offer is valid.

If anyone else still wants this deal PM me, I could order it for you.

It will be thru my dell account, as I have the dell quote tied to my account.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on March 13, 2012, 10:26:28 AM
Now I could confirmed that this Inspiron 15R with camera gets the $100 Credit

I just got the email form American Express:

Dear: Name Changed

Congratulations! By using your synced American Express® Card ending in 41006, you
saved $100.00 on your purchase at Dell Inc.. Expect a statement credit in 3-5 days.

I have the priced locked in at $599 for as long as this offer is valid.

If anyone else still wants this deal PM me, I could order it for you.

It will be thru my dell account, as I have the dell quote tied to my account.

This is with using the coupon, correct?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 13, 2012, 10:32:03 AM
Correct. At the $599 Price.

The only down is that you cant go thru UR mall, cuz I go to Dell.com/quote and then it adds it to my cart. I have tried to go to UR mall and then to dell and get it from my cart - But I have not got the bonus points like that :(
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on March 13, 2012, 10:35:25 AM
Correct. At the $599 Price.

The only down is that you cant go thru UR mall, cuz I go to Dell.com/quote and then it adds it to my cart. I have tried to go to UR mall and then to dell and get it from my cart - But I have not got the bonus points like that :(

K. Thanx for your help and data points.  I actually ordered it yesterday already but I didn't use the coupon.  I planned on calling to get it only after tge amex credit posts.
Now that I see that amex will give the credit even if the coupon was added, ill call dell today to add it on.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 13, 2012, 10:42:08 AM
K. Thanx for your help and data points.  I actually ordered it yesterday already but I didn't use the coupon.  I planned on calling to get it only after tge amex credit posts.
Now that I see that amex will give the credit even if the coupon was added, ill call dell today to add it on.
You prob wont be able to actually add it, They will just give you a $50 Credit ...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: yakov 4770 on March 14, 2012, 07:08:30 PM
can you post that link again.. the one for 292 dol??..... thanks :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 14, 2012, 07:33:00 PM
can you post that link again.. the one for 292 dol??..... thanks :)
The Dell 15R - Linky (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2164838-10550055?url=http%3A%2F%2Flt.dell.com%2Flt%2Flt.aspx%3FACD%3D%25za-%25zp-%25zs%26AID%3D%25zp%26CID%3D24471%26LID%3D566643%26DGC%3DCJ%26DGSeg%3DDHS%26DURL%3DHTTP%3A%2F%2Fconfigure.us.dell.com%2Fdellstore%2Fconfig.aspx%3Foc%3Ddndnv99sg%2526cs%3D19%2526c%3DUS%2526l%3DEN&amp;cjsku=dndnv99sg)

It wont be active for too much longer... Its not avail from dell main site, only thru this link
Title: Any good laptop deals?
Post by: adamsdpd on March 15, 2012, 03:23:04 PM
Looking for a good deal on a 13.3-14" laptop?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on March 18, 2012, 09:47:11 PM
Seems like a pretty good deal:

AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M 2.4GHz
6GB DDR3
640GB Hard Drive
15.6" 1366x768 HD BrightView LED-backlit display
AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics w/ HDMI
SuperMulti DVD burner
WiFi N
Bluetooth
2x USB 3.0 Ports
6-cell 55WHr lithium-ion battery
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6C10US-156-Laptop/product_424329

$400 after rebates.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 18, 2012, 10:55:40 PM
Dell is currently running a promo - Called mystery coupon that they emailed out coupons that were either 15% 25% or 35% off.

I have called a rep, and w/o a coupon got price quotes on products for 25% off.

Note: The coupons is only on laptops/computers of $599 or more, and excludes the XPS 13
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: daganster on March 22, 2012, 06:29:05 PM
I payed for the dell computer 567.58 and  camera 70.51 with name changed's deal.
I complained that Del split my order, and this was their response:


According to the terms and conditions of the promotion, it should be a single purchase. Therefore, split bills are not be eligible for the offer.

However, in appreciation of your valuable Cardmembership since 2004, I have gone ahead and applied a goodwill credit of $100.00 on your account. The credit will reflect online within 24 to 48 hours.

Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,


Email Servicing Team
American Express Interactive Services
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 22, 2012, 07:16:35 PM
Great!!  :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 22, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
I got them to refund $50 from my order. Not as easy as they told me it would be but they did do it in the end
Thanks Name Changed
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 01:13:05 AM
 :D Here to help
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 10:06:57 AM
Next week Staples will be selling the Dell Inspiron 15R - i5-2450M, 6GB, 500GB for $499 this is a really good overall price.

Pay with an INK Bold thru UR mall, get 9 bonus points per dollar - Worth about $75 = $425


Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2012, 10:10:40 AM
Next week Staples will be selling the Dell Inspiron 15R - i5-2450M, 6GB, 500GB for $499 this is a really good overall price.

Pay with an INK Bold thru UR mall, get 9 bonus points per dollar - Worth about $75 = $425

That's a good deal, DD blog-worthy IMHO.
Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: WhyAich on March 23, 2012, 10:11:29 AM
Next week Staples will be selling the Dell Inspiron 15R - i5-2450M, 6GB, 500GB for $499 this is a really good overall price.

Pay with an INK Bold thru UR mall, get 9 bonus points per dollar - Worth about $75 = $425

Do u work there?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 10:12:53 AM
Do u work there?
Na I work for Dell - Advertising  :P

That's a good deal, DD blog-worthy IMHO.

Yup - This is a really good price - even at $500 for these specs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 23, 2012, 02:15:10 PM
I need an laptop for fast internet browsing and for watching with a dvd anyone know of a good deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 02:27:36 PM
Next week Staples (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-14RN-1227BK-14-Laptop/product_423370?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=423370&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) will have this Dell Inspiron 14R for sale

i3-2350M (latest i3)
6Gb Ram
500Gb HD
Bluetooth

It will be for $449 and an additional mail in $100 rebate = $349

Last time (a few weeks ago) they had this sale they were sold out right away.

Sale starts 3/25 (I think at midnight)

Dont forget about UR mall
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2012, 02:31:55 PM
Next week Staples (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-14RN-1227BK-14-Laptop/product_423370?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=423370&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) will have this Dell Inspiron 14R for sale

i3-2350M (latest i3)
6Gb Ram
500Gb HD
Bluetooth

It will be for $449 and an additional mail in $100 rebate = $349

That same laptop that's $629 is going to be $349 AR? Brilliant, thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 02:38:05 PM
That same laptop that's $629 is going to be $349 AR? Brilliant, thanks!
(http://i44.tinypic.com/jr5f8l.png)

Yes $349 - thats why it was sold out so fast last time ... I wasnt able to even bite  :P

With the INK Bold you get $70 worth of UR points... So make it $280
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on March 23, 2012, 03:12:39 PM
Next week Staples (http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-14RN-1227BK-14-Laptop/product_423370?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=423370&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) will have this Dell Inspiron 14R for sale

i3-2350M (latest i3)
6Gb Ram
500Gb HD
Bluetooth

It will be for $449 and an additional mail in $100 rebate = $349

Last time (a few weeks ago) they had this sale they were sold out right away.

Sale starts 3/25 (I think at midnight)

Dont forget about UR mall

So you'll be clicking refresh at 11:59pm this motzei shabbas? :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 03:17:20 PM
So you'll be clicking refresh at 11:59pm this motzei shabbas? :P
Yup  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nis965 on March 23, 2012, 03:29:20 PM
Yup  ;)

If you need an extra "refresher" you know my number  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2012, 03:34:24 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/jr5f8l.png)

Yes $349 - thats why it was sold out so fast last time ... I wasnt able to even bite  :P

With the INK Bold you get $70 worth of UR points... So make it $280

Is there a limit on how many of these I can buy? Do you think it's worth buying multiples to flip locally?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 03:34:31 PM
If you need an extra "refresher" you know my number  ;)
Thanx  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 23, 2012, 03:38:59 PM
Is there a limit on how many of these I can buy? Do you think it's worth buying multiples to flip locally?
There deff is a profit line on this deal. But you will only be able to get 1 Rebate - so ...

Ebay is currently flooded with this model selling in the $500+ range (prob from last deal)

This isnt one of the hot laptops, as its a 14" ... 15.6" is more common.




Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Red on March 23, 2012, 03:47:39 PM
Is there a limit on how many of these I can buy? Do you think it's worth buying multiples to flip locally?

Quote from: Staples Promotion Details
Limit 5 rebates per name/address/household. For questions about your rebate call 1-877-266-6483.
Link (https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/promo_detail.html?productId=6504717&bundleId=1675162)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2012, 04:03:29 PM
There deff is a profit line on this deal. But you will only be able to get 1 Rebate - so ...

Ebay is currently flooded with this model selling in the $500+ range (prob from last deal)

This isnt one of the hot laptops, as its a 14" ... 15.6" is more common.
Link (https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/promo_detail.html?productId=6504717&bundleId=1675162)

Thanks!

Now I need to figure out if I should buy a 14"... Hmmm
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 25, 2012, 08:59:39 AM
Update

The Staples laptop mentioned earlier - The Inspiron 14R is only avail in stores  :(

But the Inspiron 15R  (http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/StaplesCategoryDisplay?catalogId=10051&interceptedCatEntryId=444787&identifier=BI236517&langId=-1&storeId=10001) is avail online, and comes with a free extra changeable lid ($30 Value)

Specs
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
HDMI

Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 25, 2012, 09:16:45 AM
Update

The Staples laptop mentioned earlier - The Inspiron 14R is only avail in stores  :(

But the Inspiron 15R  (http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/StaplesCategoryDisplay?catalogId=10051&interceptedCatEntryId=444787&identifier=BI236517&langId=-1&storeId=10001) is avail online, and comes with a free extra changeable lid ($30 Value)

Specs
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
HDMI
Does this also have the $100 rebate or final price is 499?
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 25, 2012, 09:25:35 AM
Does this also have the $100 rebate or final price is 499?
Seems like the final price is $499
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 25, 2012, 09:52:31 PM
is this a good laptop, and is it a good deal? http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=%3A000000F3%3A00004A26%3A (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=%3A000000F3%3A00004A26%3A)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 25, 2012, 09:57:08 PM
is this a good laptop, and is it a good deal? http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=%3A000000F3%3A00004A26%3A (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=%3A000000F3%3A00004A26%3A)
NO, Processor is not good.

If you use an INK Bold you could get the staples Dell 15R for $425 - only $25 more than that Lenovo.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 25, 2012, 10:11:04 PM
ye but i dont have that card is there any other good deal for around $400?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 25, 2012, 10:15:08 PM
what type of Processor am i suppose to be looking for?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 25, 2012, 10:17:11 PM
what type of Processor am i suppose to be looking for?
Depends on what you are using the laptop for. Typically an Intel i3 will suit most people.

Also I recommend 4GB of ram.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 25, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
i need it for internet browsing and watching with the dvd player?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 25, 2012, 10:22:58 PM
i need it for internet browsing and watching with the dvd player?
The Lenovo will work for you, But its not good value for $400

Check back - there was decent deals posted in the $400 range many times already... When you see the next one grab it :)
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on March 25, 2012, 10:23:50 PM
The Lenovo will work for you, But its not good value for $400

Check back - there was decent deals posted in the $400 range many times already... When you see the next one grab it :)
What about the staples in store dealyou mentioned earlier
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 25, 2012, 10:25:59 PM
What about the staples in store dealyou mentioned earlier
Its in store only...

Also its a 14" - For someone looking for a 14" its a really good deal, But I would recommend a 15.6" over a 14"
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 25, 2012, 10:29:35 PM
i think 14 is to small know?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 27, 2012, 10:47:59 AM
What about this one is it good? http://mobile.buy.com/ibuy/Product.aspx?sku=228943587 (http://mobile.buy.com/ibuy/Product.aspx?sku=228943587)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 27, 2012, 11:02:42 AM
What about this one is it good? http://mobile.buy.com/ibuy/Product.aspx?sku=228943587 (http://mobile.buy.com/ibuy/Product.aspx?sku=228943587)
Yes, pretty decent price. From Buy.com you wont pay sales tax, and you could get 5 extra pp$ thru UR mall.

So that should be a pretty decent deal for you!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 18seagate on March 27, 2012, 06:10:26 PM
So which is one do u think I should go for the staples Inspiron 15r or the one from buy.com which one  is better?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 27, 2012, 06:16:38 PM
So which is one do u think I should go for the staples Inspiron 15r or the one from buy.com which one  is better?
The staples one is gonna cost you $100 more - since you will have to pay sales tax.

The Buy.com one has the latest i3 processor, and will deff be more than fine for your needs.

I would say to go with the Buy.com one
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 28, 2012, 10:08:23 AM
Dell (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndoy78ex&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) Has a 17R (17.3") Laptop on sale for $549

Specs:
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
HDMI
Wireless Display

The Price is $599 - $50 off coupon (PM me for it, I have plenty as of now)

Use The Ink UR mall, get 5 extra pp$
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 30, 2012, 09:50:22 AM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+3GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Obsidian+Black/4838472.p?skuId=4838472&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218540195124) Has now on sale a Dell Inspiron 15 (N5040)

It has a i3-380M Processor, It is the older model i3, but I still rate this better than any of the other low end processors.

It has 3GB Ram, 320GB Hard drive for $329

This is a very decent  price (for the specs) for someone looking for a low end deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on March 30, 2012, 10:00:39 AM
Any recommendations for i5 w/17” display at BestBuy?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 30, 2012, 10:02:36 AM
Why from BestBuy? I posted a Dell 17R with i5 for $550
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on March 30, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
Why from BestBuy? I posted a Dell 17R with i5 for $550
Dell looks good but I have a few BB GC's.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 30, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
Dell looks good but I have a few BB GC's.
From Dell is prob much better than from BestBuy if you want from Dell PM me for a coupon
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on March 30, 2012, 10:51:36 AM
From Dell is prob much better than from BestBuy if you want from Dell PM me for a coupon
After looking around this is probably the best I can do. Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 30, 2012, 04:16:22 PM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+3GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Obsidian+Black/4838472.p?skuId=4838472&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218540195124) Has now on sale a Dell Inspiron 15 (N5040)

It has a i3-380M Processor, It is the older model i3, but I still rate this better than any of the other low end processors.

It has 3GB Ram, 320GB Hard drive for $329

This is a very decent  price (for the specs) for someone looking for a low end deal

thanks got one!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on March 31, 2012, 11:49:11 PM
thanks got one!
This Deal has ended ... Luck you!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 01, 2012, 09:15:53 PM
Staples (http://www.staples.com/Acer-Aspire-AO722-0825-116-Laptop/product_425960?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&currentUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.staples.com%2Foffice%2Fsupplies%2FStaplesSearch%3Fsearchkey%3D425960%26storeId%3D10001%26catalogId%3D10051%26langId%3D-1%26fromUrl%3Dhome&cmSearchKeyword=425960&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) Has this Acer Netbook on sale for $299

It has a Dual core AMD C-60 Processor, 4GB Ram, 320GB Hard Drive, 11.6" Screen Full 720p Resolution (same as typical laptop)

IMHO this is a really good priced netbook, with good specs.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 03:07:41 PM
My dad needs a netbook running Windows XP.
Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 02, 2012, 03:28:10 PM
My dad needs a netbook running Windows XP.
Any recommendations?
Why does he need XP?

What specs is he looking for?

Is he looking for a new laptop? Its pretty hard to find a XP one, unless either from Dell Business ... or a refurb
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 03:29:38 PM
Needs XP for a program.
Specs don't matter but if possible he would like something new.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 02, 2012, 03:36:27 PM
Dell Vostro (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=bqct24&cs=04&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=BF&cid=7420&lid=197374&acd=10549103-600263-) $519

Dell Latitude (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=blct551&m_11=W7PN21A&cs=04&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=BF&cid=7420&lid=197374&acd=10549103-600263-) $534

Both have i3 processor, 2GB Ram, Windows 7 Pro with XP Mode

I'm not sure if it would come out cheaper to buy a cheaper laptop and install XP yourself (if you buy a genuine copy ;))

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 06:13:14 PM
My dad needs a netbook running Windows XP.
Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 02, 2012, 06:25:36 PM
Sorry ...

I posted a good deal on a Netbook from Staples Acer $299

I would say get it and install Win XP

Here (http://www.all4cellular.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=netbook&cat=&x=0&y=0) Is Refurb netbooks form All4Celular at cheap prices, they are refurb... and I dont think have Win XP

Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndagr1&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&dgc=SS&cid=39716&lid=1003790&acd=12309815432749413) is a Dell 11z (12" screen) wasn't avail for a while, just noticed it today. Its for $299 - has mobile i3 processor
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 07:00:16 PM
So are there any netbooks for sale today with XP installed?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 02, 2012, 07:01:50 PM
So are there any netbooks for sale today with XP installed?
I haven't seen... Its deff not to common come accross - XP is 12 Years old
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 07:02:49 PM
If you come across any (even refurb) please post.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: HelpMe on April 05, 2012, 11:54:49 AM
Dell i5 just came today. I would like to thank Name Changed for the informative posts and the 50 off coupon. Hopefully I can return the favor some day!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 05, 2012, 12:17:16 PM
Dell i5 just came today. I would like to thank Name Changed for the informative posts and the 50 off coupon. Hopefully I can return the favor some day!
:D My Pleasure!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on April 11, 2012, 03:01:13 AM
Dell (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndoy78ex&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) Has a 17R (17.3") Laptop on sale for $549

Specs:
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
HDMI
Wireless Display

The Price is $599 - $50 off coupon (PM me for it, I have plenty as of now)

Use The Ink UR mall, get 5 extra pp$

Dell has the same laptop - with 1TB hard drive - on sale now for $650.
  link  (http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-17r-n7110/pd?oc=fndoy108&model_id=inspiron-17r-n7110&un_jtt_v_page=TechSpec&#un_details)
(I think the other specs are the same. CMIIW.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 11, 2012, 03:13:29 AM
Dell has the same laptop - with 1TB hard drive - on sale now for $650.
  link  (http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-17r-n7110/pd?oc=fndoy108&model_id=inspiron-17r-n7110&un_jtt_v_page=TechSpec&#un_details)
(I think the other specs are the same. CMIIW.
I have plenty of $50 off coupons if anyone needs.

IMHO its more worth saving the $50 and get the 750GB one
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on April 11, 2012, 12:33:14 PM
I have plenty of $50 off coupons if anyone needs.

IMHO its more worth saving the $50 and get the 750GB one
for sure. 250gb of storage isn't worth $50
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: ichmein on April 18, 2012, 02:42:32 PM
I am looking for a good deal on a 14' or 15' laptop, not more than $300 or $400, excluding warranty.  I would also like a 3 year warranty.  I don't need a fancy laptop, I will mainly be using it for hulu, occasional basic computer gaming, and Citrix to remotely access my work network at home.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 22, 2012, 03:36:36 PM
Office Depot (http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/303799/Lenovo-G570-PENTM-4334-9GU-Laptop/) Has a Lenovo G570 for $329

Specs:
Processor - B960 - 2.2GHz Dual Core
4GB Ram
320GB Hard Drive
15.6" Screen

Good Laptop for someone looking for something in this price range for light use

Use UR Mall with a INK Bold and get 10X + 5x points for office store purchase
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 22, 2012, 05:22:47 PM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+14%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/4853134.p?id=1218551140101&skuId=4853134) Has a Dell 14R for $449

Specs:
Processor - i5-2450M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
14" Screen
HDMI
Bluetooth

(Free 8x8 Shutter-fly book)

Use MR and get 3x points

This price wont last long from my BB experience these promo prices don't last

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 22, 2012, 07:36:48 PM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus%20-%2014%22%20Laptop%20-%204GB%20Memory%20-%20500GB%20Hard%20Drive%20-%20Black/3672031.p?id=1218425883601) Has a Asus 14" Laptop for $329

I posted this deal earlier ... the price always goes up and down ... The lowest I have seen it for is $349

Specs:
Specs:
Processor - i3-2330M
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
14" Screen

Its is a basic laptop, has only 2 USB ports (1 3.0) VGA Port  and SD reader

Its a great price for i3 processor

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Lamdan on April 23, 2012, 02:34:33 PM
Office Depot (http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/303799/Lenovo-G570-PENTM-4334-9GU-Laptop/) Has a Lenovo G570 for $329

Specs:
Processor - B960 - 2.2GHz Dual Core
4GB Ram
320GB Hard Drive
15.6" Screen

Good Laptop for someone looking for something in this price range for light use

Use UR Mall with a INK Bold and get 10X + 5x points for office store purchase
I know nothing about tech, can you explain why only for light use, is it slow?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 23, 2012, 02:40:03 PM
I know nothing about tech, can you explain why only for light use, is it slow?
The processor is not powerful.

If you will be using the computer lightly - Internet browsing, DDF, Word Processing, DVD's it'll be fine
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Lamdan on April 23, 2012, 02:47:02 PM
The processor is not powerful.

If you will be using the computer lightly - Internet browsing, DDF, Word Processing, DVD's it'll be fine
Thanx. If I get 15x per dollar 15 x 1.65 (going rate) = 24.75 cents per dollar, which is a 25% discount, total 329 - 81 = $248. I don't need a laptop desparately, is this a once in a year deal? Or if I wait 6 months, there'll be a simmilar deal or better? Sorry for bothering, but from skimming thru this thread I can see you're a very helpful person!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 23, 2012, 03:07:38 PM
Thanx. If I get 15x per dollar 15 x 1.65 (going rate) = 24.75 cents per dollar, which is a 25% discount, total 329 - 81 = $248. I don't need a laptop desparately, is this a once in a year deal? Or if I wait 6 months, there'll be a simmilar deal or better? Sorry for bothering, but from skimming thru this thread I can see you're a very helpful person!
With the 10X points I would say its a once in a year deal. UR says its offering the 10X till 4/28

The specs of this laptop are really decent. Even if you come across a $250 laptop in a few months I doubt the specs will be comparable
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Lamdan on April 23, 2012, 03:26:54 PM
With the 10X points I would say its a once in a year deal. UR says its offering the 10X till 4/28

The specs of this laptop are really decent. Even if you come across a $250 laptop in a few months I doubt the specs will be comparable
thanx for the advice.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on April 24, 2012, 12:32:54 AM
http://1saleaday.com/flash/htc-shift/ (login required)
HTC Shift UMPC 7"
(http://www.pcworld.com/article/143606/htcs_shifta_small_smart_ultraportable_pc.html)
$199
is there a catch? if i'm thinking of getting this, is there something i should be warned about? better value elsewhere?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: 123ablack on April 24, 2012, 01:33:39 AM
http://1saleaday.com/flash/htc-shift/ (login required)
HTC Shift UMPC 7"
(http://www.pcworld.com/article/143606/htcs_shifta_small_smart_ultraportable_pc.html)
$199
is there a catch? if i'm thinking of getting this, is there something i should be warned about? better value elsewhere?

In my experience, their products are as discribed but they have lousy customer service and shipping lead time.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on April 24, 2012, 02:17:31 AM
In my experience, their products are as discribed but they have lousy customer service and shipping lead time.

thanks. I'm familiar with the seller, my question is more about the device (and price). should I have posted it in 'tech' instead?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 24, 2012, 12:47:18 PM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+15.6%22+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Textured+Black+Suit/3677442.p?id=1218426416903&skuId=3677442&st=3677442&cp=1&lp=1) has an Asus 15.6" for $329

Specs:
Processor - i3-2330M
4GB Ram
320GB Hard Drive
15.6" Screen

Its a very simple laptop (regarding its ports ect.) but a great price for an i3 processor
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on April 24, 2012, 03:59:04 PM
thanks.
how about smaller, more portable, etc? (tablet form factor option?)
along the lines of a netbook
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on April 25, 2012, 01:26:22 PM
With the 10X points I would say its a once in a year deal. UR says its offering the 10X till 4/28

The specs of this laptop are really decent. Even if you come across a $250 laptop in a few months I doubt the specs will be comparable
  I just logged into UR and I only saw 4X points per/$ for office depot, Am I missing something? thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 25, 2012, 01:28:17 PM
  I just logged into UR and I only saw 4X points per/$ for office depot, Am I missing something? thanks
The 10X is if you have an INK card - there, there are different amounts of points for merchants
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on April 25, 2012, 01:29:28 PM
The 10X is if you have an INK card - there, there are different amounts of points for merchants
thanks, I just went back a page and saw that :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Steven on April 25, 2012, 01:34:27 PM
Office Depot (http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/303799/Lenovo-G570-PENTM-4334-9GU-Laptop/) Has a Lenovo G570 for $329

Specs:
Processor - B960 - 2.2GHz Dual Core
4GB Ram
320GB Hard Drive
15.6" Screen

Good Laptop for someone looking for something in this price range for light use

Use UR Mall with a INK Bold and get 10X + 5x points for office store purchase
I never really used my ink bold before (I just used it to reach the $5000 spending limit :)).
I am assuming you mean use your ink bold card when buying it in the UR mall to get a total of 15pts/$ (10x bec. of UR mall, and another 5X for using the ink bold card? thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on April 25, 2012, 01:36:02 PM
I never really used my ink bold before (I just used it to reach the $5000 spending limit :)).
I am assuming you mean use your ink bold card when buying it in the UR mall to get a total of 15pts/$ (10x bec. of UR mall, and another 5X for using the ink bold card? thanks!
Correct.  ;D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: JEWDA on April 29, 2012, 11:12:32 PM
Best Buy - Lenovo - 15.6" Laptop - Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i3 - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive- $380 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/4960855.p?skuId=4960855&id=1218583713025)

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on May 01, 2012, 02:03:41 AM
Dell (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndoy78ex&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) Has a 17R (17.3") Laptop on sale for $549

Specs:
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
HDMI
Wireless Display

The Price is $599 - $50 off coupon (PM me for it, I have plenty as of now)

Use The Ink UR mall, get 5 extra pp$

I bought the laptop listed above. I'm selling it for $549. (Dell price - after coupon -  is $549 + tax)

Sealed in box. Please pm. Thanx
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elit on May 16, 2012, 02:20:29 PM
I am looking to buy a laptop for around $350. I don't know anything about computer specs. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 16, 2012, 02:38:41 PM
I am looking to buy a laptop for around $350. I don't know anything about computer specs. Any recommendations?

Bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/4960855.p?id=1218583713025&skuId=4960855&st=4960855%20&cp=1&lp=1) Has a Lenovo for $379

Has an i3-2350M, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, Fingerprint Reader, 15.6"

Good price for the specs.

Only avail in store (not shipping)



Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on May 16, 2012, 03:10:18 PM
Bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/4960855.p?id=1218583713025&skuId=4960855&st=4960855%20&cp=1&lp=1) Has a Lenovo for $379

Has an i3-2350M, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, Fingerprint Reader, 15.6"

Good price for the specs.

Only avail in store (not shipping)
that sometimes changes
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 16, 2012, 03:13:16 PM
that sometimes changes
True. I think its based on their warehouse availability.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on May 16, 2012, 11:26:10 PM
Looking for a laptop, probably In the $500-$600 range but that us slightly flexible. 13". Mainly used for word processing and internet. But would like relatively nice specs.
Willing to wait for something good to come around.
Thanks again for all of your help.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 17, 2012, 09:41:02 AM
Looking for a laptop, probably In the $500-$600 range but that us slightly flexible. 13". Mainly used for word processing and internet. But would like relatively nice specs.
Willing to wait for something good to come around.
Thanks again for all of your help.

Dell Vostro V131 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=sqctt5&c=us&l=en&s=soho&cs=ussoho1&model_id=vostro-v131&dgc=BF&cid=27740&lid=1172981&acd=10549103-552179-VDdULWNBb0JDak1BQUFSYnI4NEFBQUhs) Its $629 after applying the coupon below.
It comes with a $100 GC

13.3" Screen, i5-2450M, Win 7 Pro

Nice specs ... But from what I heard its not the lightest notebook thats 13.3"

Coupon - 23LBB0BDXPH2FZ

At this price of $529 its a good price for these specs
Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: MLM on May 17, 2012, 10:27:33 AM
PM me if you would want a 15 inch Dell XPS
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: askmoses on May 18, 2012, 01:09:12 PM
Great deal here...
http://www.frys.com/product/6934637
Model: G570
Cost: $347.00
Shipping is $11.54

Key Specifications

Lenovo G570 (43349LU) - Affordable Technology.
The latest technology at an affordable price—the Lenovo G570 with OneKey® Rescue System.
The Lenovo® G570 notebook is an affordable notebook that doesn’t compromise on the basics. It delivers outstanding performance for everyday tasks, thanks to the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor, plenty of memory and spacious storage for images, music and videos. It also features OneKey® Rescue System, a convenient tool which makes data backup and recovery quick and easy. Plus, Lenovo Energy Management helps to protect the long-term life of the battery by preventing unnecessary recharges, and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent away from the wall outlet. All in all, the Lenovo G570 is more than the average affordable notebook. And, it’s from Lenovo, makers of the award-winning ThinkPad®.
Intel 2nd Generation Core i3-2350M, 2.3 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores, 4 threads processor

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7

15.6” HD screen (1366×768), LED backlight, 16:9 aspect ratio

Integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics

4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD storage

Maximum 8GB DDR3 memory

Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi

Integrated DVD reader/writer

5.73lbs, 14.8” x 9.8” x 1.37”

USB 2.0 connectors, VGA

Integrated web camera
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 18, 2012, 01:22:52 PM
Good Price!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Shmelly on May 19, 2012, 11:05:28 PM
Any desktop deals out there?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 19, 2012, 11:23:22 PM
Any desktop deals out there?
Wrong thread

Post Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=4305.msg213677#msg213677)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sguitarist18 on May 20, 2012, 07:19:41 AM
Any recommendations for a cheap laptop, 17" screen, preferably with an intel processor? Looking to spend less than $500.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on May 21, 2012, 04:06:00 PM
I am looking for 2 laptops. All they are needed for is playing videos and casual surfing the net. How cheap can I get one for? (The bigger the screen the better, 15in. minimum.) TIA!!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 04:28:01 PM
I am looking for 2 laptops. All they are needed for is playing videos and casual surfing the net. How cheap can I get one for? (The bigger the screen the better, 15in. minimum.) TIA!!!

Two? His and hers?

Should cost less than a lifeguarding course ;)

Here's an example (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150821210357), but if you wait and shop around, you can find a good one in that range, possibly with better specs.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2012, 04:37:43 PM
Meh, Celery+2GB RAM is asking for trouble. Should be able to do much better even in the $300-$400 range.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 05:11:43 PM
Meh, Celery+2GB RAM is asking for trouble. Should be able to do much better even in the $300-$400 range.

He asked how cheap he can get one for. I agree that for ~$50 more he can get a spec bump that's worth it.

I don't think he needs more than 2gb RAM if he isn't doing heavy browsing and not installing/running any software.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on May 21, 2012, 05:25:00 PM
What do you think of this http://www.kingoflaptops.com/Laptops/IBM-Lenovo/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T60-Notebook-PC-Intel-183GHz-2GB-RAM-PID-473 or here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=849713&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE
Can you find cheaper refurb? Is it a mistake to buy refurb?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 06:50:29 PM
What do you think of this http://www.kingoflaptops.com/Laptops/IBM-Lenovo/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T60-Notebook-PC-Intel-183GHz-2GB-RAM-PID-473 or here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=849713&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE
Can you find cheaper refurb? Is it a mistake to buy refurb?

1. Off-lease means it's used/refurb
2. I wouldn't buy refurb
3. Those are outdated specs
4. That price isn't a steal for those specs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 21, 2012, 07:51:05 PM
He asked how cheap he can get one for. I agree that for ~$50 more he can get a spec bump that's worth it.

I don't think he needs more than 2gb RAM if he isn't doing heavy browsing and not installing/running any software.
I disagree, I dont think its worth buying a laptop with less than 4GB of Ram, Unless you plan on adding in ram yourself
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2012, 09:02:36 PM
I disagree, I dont think its worth buying a laptop with less than 4GB of Ram, Unless you plan on adding in ram yourself
See anything decent for jj1000 in the $400 range?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 09:05:59 PM
See anything decent for jj1000 in the $400 range?

(I think even Name Changed will agree that: ) This one (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndab35&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) isn't bad for $400.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 21, 2012, 10:20:46 PM
(I think even Name Changed will agree that: ) This one (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndab35&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) isn't bad for $400.
See anything decent for jj1000 in the $400 range?
Its decent for $400

Here (http://www.frys.com/product/6943957?site=sa:adpages%20page:Mon_p28) is a little better
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 10:39:22 PM
Its decent for $400

Here (http://www.frys.com/product/6943957?site=sa:adpages%20page:Mon_p28) is a little better

2nd gen i3, and no sales tax in NY, nice!

@Name Changed: If I'm looking for a $400-500 machine and I'm in no rush to buy (I need it for Tishrei), what would you advise?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 21, 2012, 10:44:46 PM
@Name Changed: If I'm looking for a $400-500 machine and I'm in no rush to buy (I need it for Tishrei), what would you advise?
In the $500 range you probably will get more for your money.

You should be able to get for $500 an i5 with 6GB or ram.

Maybe an XPS 15 might go on sale (again) before than  :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 10:48:03 PM
Maybe an XPS 15 might go on sale (again) before than  :P

Wishful thinking.

I was actually in Israel when the XPS deal was going on, and that's when this person asked me to find them a laptop by Tishrei.

Thanks for your advice, I think I'll wait for now, unless something really hot shows up.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sguitarist18 on May 22, 2012, 08:41:29 AM
Does anyone know of anything good in the 400-500 range, with a 17" screen?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 22, 2012, 10:05:19 AM
woot has an hp that looks pretty good for $450 right now (woot off). what do you think @name changed?

http://www.woot.com/
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 22, 2012, 10:50:24 AM
woot has an hp that looks pretty good for $450 right now (woot off). what do you think @name changed?

http://www.woot.com/
Surprised to see an New and not refurb on woot.

Specs are nice. Good price, but processor aint too good. For light use its fine.
I usually stay away from AMD processors, they are really better for games not the typical computer user...

This processor is benchmarked 1/3 lower than the i3-2330 ...

Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sky121 on May 22, 2012, 11:03:38 AM
Surprised to see an New and not refurb on woot.

Specs are nice. Good price, but processor aint too good. For light use its fine.
I usually stay away from AMD processors, they are really better for games not the typical computer user...

This processor is benchmarked 1/3 lower than the i3-2330 ...
+1 plus if you are a bit patient you can find an i3 in that price range with a 17in screen.

I usually find my computers at Staples. Not sure I saw anything this week though. They have a 2 week return with no restocking fee .
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 22, 2012, 01:31:56 PM
Surprised to see an New and not refurb on woot.

Specs are nice. Good price, but processor aint too good. For light use its fine.
I usually stay away from AMD processors, they are really better for games not the typical computer user...

This processor is benchmarked 1/3 lower than the i3-2330 ...

Cool, thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 22, 2012, 01:56:11 PM
+1 plus if you are a bit patient you can find an i3 in that price range with a 17in screen.

I usually find my computers at Staples. Not sure I saw anything this week though. They have a 2 week return with no restocking fee .
+1

Staples always has good deals on laptops. You prob will have to wait 2-3 weeks...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 29, 2012, 09:53:35 AM
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/22000/) 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310 (+tax),, @Name Changed, good deal or great deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 29, 2012, 10:00:15 AM
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 (http://hhttp://www.dansdeals.com/go/22000/) 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310 (+tax),, @Name Changed, good deal or great deal?
IMHO Great deal.

It has an i3, and 4gb at $309 which is unheard of at this price.

This Asus does not have too many features or ports. It does have a USB 3.0 port.

For someone looking for a 15.6" with an i3 I would recommend this laptop
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2012, 10:44:07 AM
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/22000/) 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310 (+tax),, @Name Changed, good deal or great deal?
Thanks! Just bought 2 :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 29, 2012, 12:15:57 PM
IMHO Great deal.

It has an i3, and 4gb at $309 which is unheard of at this price.

This Asus does not have too many features or ports. It does have a USB 3.0 port.

For someone looking for a 15.6null with an i3 I would recommend this laptop

Thanks man!

In my aforementioned situation, should I buy this i3, or wait it out for a similar i5 deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Red on May 29, 2012, 12:47:07 PM
Thanks! Just bought 2 :)

+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 29, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
Thanks man!

In my aforementioned situation, should I buy this i3, or wait it out for a similar i5 deal?
If you wait around for a really good deal there always is a good deal that you will be able to get an i5 laptop. But I doubt you will really find an i5 laptop for anything under $400. (even at $400 that gotta be a really hot deal)

For $310 this is an amazing price for the specs.

All really depends on what specs you need and what you have in mind to spend, and how much time you wanna spend looking/waiting for a deal (In my dictionary time is money)

Edit: I want to point out that the Asus laptop has a 4 cell battery. The typical laptop comes with a 6 cell battery, so keep that in mind that the battery life will be 33% shorter
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on May 29, 2012, 04:50:45 PM

This Asus does not have too many features or ports. It does have a USB 3.0 port.
what do you mean by lacking features?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 29, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
what do you mean by lacking features?
It has only 2 USB ports. No HDMI, No eSata ... 4 Cell battery. Ect...

Its a very basic laptop. For people that use a laptop for just a keyboard, mouse, screen and webcam this will be fine.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on May 29, 2012, 08:47:08 PM
Thank you name changed for your haskama and bracha and thank you AsherO for the post.  I got 1 :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on May 29, 2012, 11:04:53 PM
It has only 2 USB ports. No HDMI, No eSata ... 4 Cell battery. Ect...

For a basic ~$300 laptop, I wouldn't expect any more than that, most basic users don't need more on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on May 30, 2012, 05:17:13 AM
Is the deal dead?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on May 30, 2012, 09:00:55 AM
Is the deal dead?
Yea, It was a daily deal. Now the price is at $399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on June 01, 2012, 01:26:08 PM
i have been looking for a small laptop for my commute to work and college work for a while now. I just stumbled upon this in my email:

http://www.staples.com/Acer-Aspire-AO722-0825-116-Laptop/product_425960?catalogId=10051

Plus $50 off with instore code: 19684. (expires 6/2)

Anyone has any idea if this is a decent laptop?!

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2012, 01:28:18 PM
if this is a decent laptop?!
Doubtful.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 01:41:06 PM
i have been looking for a small laptop for my commute to work and college work for a while now. I just stumbled upon this in my email:

http://www.staples.com/Acer-Aspire-AO722-0825-116-Laptop/product_425960?catalogId=10051

Plus $50 off with instore code: 19684. (expires 6/2)

Anyone has any idea if this is a decent laptop?!
Decent Laptop - No

Its a Netbook... Decent Netbook - YES

Its a great price at $249 for the specs - 4GB Ram with a Dual core processor.
Also I think it has HDMI and a handful other ports
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 01, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
Its a Netbook... Decent Netbook - YES

User should expect netbook performance, and the screen is pretty small (compared to a laptop).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 01:50:59 PM
User should expect netbook performance, and the screen is pretty small.
+1

However the screen is 720p so it will display the same content as a typical laptop

I have actually used this model and liked it
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 01, 2012, 01:51:44 PM
+1

However the screen is 720p so it will display the same content as a typical laptop

I have actually used this model and liked it

Tiny screen + high resolution = even tinier text...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2012, 01:58:01 PM
Tiny screen + high resolution = even tinier text...
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 02:22:47 PM
Tiny screen + high resolution = even tinier text...
Make the font size bigger.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2012, 02:25:48 PM
Make the font size bigger.
I played with all the settings on my Vaio Z1 but still had to return the 1080p version as it was just too small for a 13.3" screen.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 02:28:44 PM
I played with all the settings on my Vaio Z1 but still had to return the 1080p version as it was just too small for a 13.3" screen.
Was it windows 7?

Windows 7 has a lot more options for this
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2012, 02:51:13 PM
I tried all of the solutions but none worked perfectly for me.
Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 03:20:32 PM
Macbook air 13" comes standard with 1080p and it works fine for everyone...

But 1080p in a 13" is probaly more condensed than 720p in a 11"

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 01, 2012, 03:35:39 PM
Macbook air 13" comes standard with 1080p and it works fine for everyone...

You're comparing Apples (pun) to oranges...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 04:09:35 PM
You're comparing Apples (pun) to oranges...
LOL

I just wanna bring out the point that it is possible to have a Hi Res on a small screen...

I have used this Acer netbook, I didn't find it annoying...

I have a 24" 1080p Desktop Monitor, When I got it the font size was way to small, since its so big I had to keep it farther back to see the whole screen... Basically it took a bunch of adjustments and some time to get used to it... Basically any screen size you could get used to of

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on June 01, 2012, 07:27:20 PM
Decent Laptop - No

Its a Netbook... Decent Netbook - YES

Its a great price at $249 for the specs - 4GB Ram with a Dual core processor.
Also I think it has HDMI and a handful other ports
OOS. any comparable netbook values?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on June 04, 2012, 04:02:17 PM
How about this one? any good?!

www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBT7PS/?tag=cl03f-20

Plus get an $100 amazon gift card for free (see under special offers and promotions). So total will be $750 plus tax.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 04, 2012, 04:47:03 PM
How about this one? any good?!

www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBT7PS/?tag=cl03f-20

Plus get an $100 amazon gift card for free (see under special offers and promotions). So total will be $750 plus tax.
If you would be paying tax - BandH.com sells this model for $799, no sales tax out of NY

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: lyla on June 04, 2012, 06:12:59 PM
Anybody know of a great deal for a netbook laptop (9-11")?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: juda on June 04, 2012, 06:33:16 PM
ishop in brooklyn 718-878-3644
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 04, 2012, 06:34:48 PM
Anybody know of a great deal for a netbook laptop (9-11")?
posted a few posts earlier from staples an acer for $250 - deff a really good price for a netbook with those specs.

If you would want to pay a little more - for a netbook with an i3 processor - PM me

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on June 04, 2012, 06:43:56 PM
posted a few posts earlier from staples an acer for $250 - deff a really good price for a netbook with those specs.
doesn't seem to be there anymore
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on June 04, 2012, 06:45:50 PM
Toshiba - 14" Satellite Laptop, 6GB Ram, 750GB Hard Drive, Color Platinum + Free 8x8 Photobook  $499.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+14%22+Satellite+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Platinum/4677448.p?id=1218505449811&skuId=4677448&st=Toshiba%20-%2014%22%20Satellite%20Laptop%20-%206GB%20Memory%20-%20750GB%20Hard%20Drive%20-%20Platinum%20&cp=1&lp=1)

Intel Core i3-2350M 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor,
14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD,
6GB RAM,
750GB hard drive,
DVD burner,
802.11n wireless,
webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: JEWDA on June 04, 2012, 08:28:25 PM
Is This  (http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-A53Z-AS61-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Mocha/dp/B007MW13PA/ref=br_lf_m_1000767061_1_6_ttl?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20) a good Deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 05, 2012, 09:11:09 AM
Is This  (http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-A53Z-AS61-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Mocha/dp/B007MW13PA/ref=br_lf_m_1000767061_1_6_ttl?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20) a good Deal?
Its a fair deal.
The processor is an AMD, its semi-comparable to an i3, it is a quad core and has a turbo boost.
I personally would stick with the i3.

It has 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection - which is a big bonus.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: JEWDA on June 05, 2012, 09:39:31 AM
Its a fair deal.
The processor is an AMD, its semi-comparable to an i3, it is a quad core and has a turbo boost.
I personally would stick with the i3.

It has 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection - which is a big bonus.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 12:39:44 PM
@name changed, any GREAT deals on buy.com shopping marthon today? I'm waiting for a great deal.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 01:40:18 PM
@name changed, any GREAT deals on buy.com shopping marthon today? I'm waiting for a great deal.
Do you know what the qualifications for an eligible item is?

Cuz if any item is eligible than you could easily purchase anything and make a profit ... with 5x UR points + spend on a SPG, + 20% Buy.com points should make at least $100 on a iPad 3
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 02:49:30 PM
Acer Aspire AS5749-6492 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i3-2350M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium (Gray) - $349
good deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 03:07:18 PM
Acer Aspire AS5749-6492 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i3-2350M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium (Gray) - $349
good deal?
Yes its a good.
If you are able to get 20% back from Buy.com - its a steal!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 03:15:19 PM
Yes its a good.
If you are able to get 20% back from Buy.com - its a steal!
how would I do that?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 03:18:30 PM
how would I do that?
Not sure - Look at this link - http://www.buy.com/ct/rakutensuperpoint/marathon.aspx?campaignid=757
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 03:33:43 PM
@name changed
http://www.buy.com/prod/hp-probook-4530-a7k05ut-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i3-2350m-4gb-memory/227230457.html should I invest $50 more in this one
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 03:37:10 PM
Not sure - Look at this link -
its 2% in points per item up to 20% for 10 items
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 03:47:23 PM
@name changed
http://www.buy.com/prod/hp-probook-4530-a7k05ut-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i3-2350m-4gb-memory/227230457.html should I invest $50 more in this one
This one is also a good deal. I would pay an extra for for an HP Probook over Acer #@$!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 03:50:05 PM
its 2% in points per item up to 20% for 10 items
Buy.com had 10 points about 3 weeks ago... I think that is better, as only the 5th unique item will get 10 points (and 10th item 20 points)
and this deal prob isnt good for ordering multiple of an item
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 03:58:40 PM
I am in no rush to buy it should I wait or buy?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 04:02:30 PM
I am in no rush to buy it should I wait or buy?
Both laptops are good prices, and good specs.

If you wait you possibly could get for a little lower, but not that much. An i3, 4GB on sale is usually in the $350-$400 range.
But here with buy.com there is not tax, and 5x UR points which a lot of other sites might not have such a good cashback.

So - IMHO even if the actual price isnt a steal, but the no tax, and cashback would make it a deal breaker.


Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 04:04:05 PM
Both laptops are good prices, and good specs.

If you wait you possibly could get for a little lower, but not that much. An i3, 4GB on sale is usually in the $350-$400 range.
But here with buy.com there is not tax, and 5x UR points which a lot of other sites might not have such a good cashback.

So - IMHO even if the actual price isnt a steal, but the no tax, and cashback would make it a deal breaker.
but why wouldn't I put it on my amex better warranty the chase?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Saver2000 on June 06, 2012, 04:05:15 PM
but why wouldn't I put it on my amex better warranty the chase?

You don't need to use your chase cc to get the UR points.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 07:36:49 PM
@name changed
ok im buying my 3 options are
Lenovo G570 4334DBU 15.6" Notebook, Intel 2nd Generation Core i3-2350M (2.3 GHz), 4GB DDR3, 500GB 5400RPM, DVDRW, Integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Dark Brown IMR / Metal
for $400 free shipping
or
HP ProBook 4530 A7K05UT 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i3-2350M, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows7 Home Premium
for $400 free shipping
or
Acer Aspire AS5749Z-B964G50Mnkk 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Pentium B960 2.20 GHz - 1366 x 768 WXGA Display - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Graphics Card - Webcam - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium - HDMI
for $350 free shipping

WHICH WOULD YOU BUY?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 07:48:51 PM
I would go with the Probook
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 07:49:24 PM
I would go with the Probook
thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: lyla on June 06, 2012, 08:39:37 PM
You don't need to use your chase cc to get the UR points.
What do you mean? I went through UR mall but used a different card and never got the points.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 06, 2012, 09:28:51 PM
What do you mean? I went through UR mall but used a different card and never got the points.

Look at this thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13688.0) seems like you will get the points on every site with a diff CC
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: plainbachur on June 06, 2012, 09:48:30 PM
I would go with the Probook
thanks I got it
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on June 06, 2012, 10:05:59 PM
If anyone is looking for a ultra book 13", bensoutlet has one for the past while, http://bensoutlet.com/products/acer-aspire-s-series

$599 + free ship (obviously refurb - 1saleday-refurb)
Dual-Core i5 Processor,
4GB RAM,
320GB HDD & 20GB SSD

Not a bad deal if you dont mind refurb.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on June 07, 2012, 04:49:48 PM
You don't need to use your chase cc to get the UR points.
It's a YMMV situation
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sowhat on June 07, 2012, 05:35:12 PM
And this?

http://www.buy.com/prod/lenovo-g570-4334dbu-15-6-notebook-intel-2nd-generation-core-i3-2350m-2/228943587.html#cRevSec
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sowhat on June 07, 2012, 05:37:54 PM
or this, a past sale item?

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/b/product/overview.jsp;jsessionid=92DED42490F4C47C6C2409DC70390DEC.bbmdotp-app31-49?skuId=3677442&pid=1218426416903&scr=&id=
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: lcyitz on June 08, 2012, 04:30:18 PM
Anyone else looking forward to the new macbook air?
rumored to come out in a few days!!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 08, 2012, 05:01:57 PM
Anyone else looking forward to the new macbook air?

I think you're on the wrong site for that.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: lcyitz on June 08, 2012, 05:29:09 PM
I think you're on the wrong site for that.
I am pretty sure Dan is a fan of the air.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 08, 2012, 05:42:38 PM
I am pretty sure Dan is a fan of the air.

I don't know where you get that from:

I fail to see why anyone but an Apple Fanboi would buy the 13" Macbook Air over the Sony Z.

The only thing Dan might appreciate about the MBA is its looks:

I hate Apple for not putting an removable battery on the Macbook Air...that is the hottest most crippled laptop I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on June 08, 2012, 06:29:32 PM
I am pretty sure Dan is a fan of the air.

Is that sarcasm?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: lcyitz on June 08, 2012, 06:33:19 PM
Is that sarcasm?
Nope. thought i saw him write somewhere that he would buy it if it had a removable battery. O well, cant find it.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: lcyitz on June 08, 2012, 06:36:50 PM
Whats a good substitute for a sony z?
I am looking for a really portable laptop With a back-lit keybored and good battery life.\

Looking to pay up to 1000

Any suggestions ( any way to get a sony z for cheaper?)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 08, 2012, 06:38:08 PM
I don't think there is another apple fan on here (apart from me ;))
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 09, 2012, 09:52:36 PM
I don't think there is another apple fan on here (apart from me ;))
I love my MBA
Wish they'd make a 15" version.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 10, 2012, 12:17:32 PM
Nope. thought i saw him write somewhere that he would buy it if it had a removable battery. O well, cant find it.

I don't think so... You probably misread the post I quoted.

Whats a good substitute for a sony z?
I am looking for a really portable laptop With a back-lit keybored and good battery life.\

Looking to pay up to 1000

Any suggestions ( any way to get a sony z for cheaper?)

Toshiba R series (as in R835 or newer version thereof). Sony Zs can be had for less than $1k, but there's no way to predict when it'll happen so I wouldn't count on it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on June 11, 2012, 07:56:30 PM
Anybody know of a great deal for a netbook laptop (9-11")?
found anything good?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 13, 2012, 12:23:26 PM
If anyone wants a very cheap HP:

http://www.sears.com/hp-pavillion-15.6inch-intel-core-i3-2310m-2.1/p-SPM4763280901P?sid=IAx20050830x000545&aff=Y

Theres an additional 50$ rebate.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 13, 2012, 01:08:23 PM
If anyone wants a very cheap HP:

http://www.sears.com/hp-pavillion-15.6inch-intel-core-i3-2310m-2.1/p-SPM4763280901P?sid=IAx20050830x000545&aff=Y

Theres an additional 50$ rebate.
I saw this earlier today, I didnt notice there is a rebate. After the rebate, its a create price!

Where did you see the rebate? I didnt see it on the Sears site
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 13, 2012, 01:22:23 PM
I saw this earlier today, I didnt notice there is a rebate. After the rebate, its a create price!

Where did you see the rebate? I didnt see it on the Sears site

http://h30014.www3.hp.com/offers/us/pdf_printable_coupon/22352_hp_1c12_notebook_webcleans_hires_prod_2.pdf
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on June 13, 2012, 04:42:37 PM
If anyone wants a very cheap HP:

http://www.sears.com/hp-pavillion-15.6inch-intel-core-i3-2310m-2.1/p-SPM4763280901P?sid=IAx20050830x000545&aff=Y

Theres an additional 50$ rebate.
Seems like it is sold out
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on June 14, 2012, 06:15:31 AM
@NameChanged

What do you think about this?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17121.0
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 14, 2012, 08:02:40 AM
@NameChanged

What do you think about this?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17121.0
Its a really good price for the specs.

Its not the slickest laptop, but seems to be a decent build.

Are you specifically looking for a 14" laptop?



Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 14, 2012, 10:18:30 AM
Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5023078.p?id=1218608964512&skuId=5023078&st=5023078&cp=1&lp=1) BestBuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Specs:
i3-2350M
6GB Ram
500GB
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 15, 2012, 01:36:27 AM
Hey I'm looking for a laptop with an i5 processor or equivalent and at least 4gb RAM I like dell but it doesn't need to be. I want to spend up to $550, also (and I'm kinda embarrassed of this... But the Missus would preferr a colored shell)
Any ideas? Thanks a million
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on June 15, 2012, 01:57:52 AM
Hey I'm looking for a laptop with an i5 processor or equivalent and at least 4gb RAM I like dell but it doesn't need to be. I want to spend up to $550, also (and I'm kinda embarrassed of this... But the Missus would preferr a colored shell)
Any ideas? Thanks a million

Dell consumer laptops often come in color options, or you can just buy a skin (which will actually give you more options).

This one (http://www.edealinfo.com/cgi-bin/dellsoho.cgi?sqct42a) is $529 after coupon G4NJVZ8N4980CF. For $30 extra you can get it in red or bronze.

There's also this HP option (http://www.edealinfo.com/cgi-bin/hphome.cgi?B4J78AV) which comes out to $555 in purple ($25 option), after coupon SAVE20HP.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on June 15, 2012, 02:42:00 AM
Its a really good price for the specs.

Its not the slickest laptop, but seems to be a decent build.

Are you specifically looking for a 14" laptop?





I just need s/t which is somewhat portable to move around the house, and is faster than my Acer which I cant stand.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 15, 2012, 08:52:16 AM
Hey I'm looking for a laptop with an i5 processor or equivalent and at least 4gb RAM I like dell but it doesn't need to be. I want to spend up to $550, also (and I'm kinda embarrassed of this... But the Missus would preferr a colored shell)
Any ideas? Thanks a million
Next week staples will have a Dell 15R for sale for $499 and it comes with a free switchable lid

Specs:
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

@Reuven
Staples will have this (http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-dm4-3050US-14-Laptop/product_424328?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=424328&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) HP dm4-3050US 14" for $479 - has an i5 and 6GB ram
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on June 15, 2012, 09:01:42 AM
@Reuven
Staples will have this (http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-dm4-3050US-14-Laptop/product_424328?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=424328&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) HP dm4-3050US 14" for $479 - has an i5 and 6GB ram

Thanks a ton! I'll read some reviews, but till I do, what's your thought on it?
Also, Staples is great due to the 5x Ink Bold, plus up to another 2x through UR, or 5% cash back, so its a savings of another 12%. Finally, I'll try a $25 off coupon to bring it down further.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 15, 2012, 09:13:10 AM
Thanks a ton! I'll read some reviews, but till I do, what's your thought on it?
Also, Staples is great due to the 5x Ink Bold, plus up to another 2x through UR, or 5% cash back, so its a savings of another 12%. Finally, I'll try a $25 off coupon to bring it down further.
I don't think a $25 coupon will work, as usually when its on sale there already is "dollars off" coupons.

It is a good laptops.

The price of $479 is amazing for the specs. The 7x extra points makes it a steal. Its like $60 in points cuz you get points on $529 - as there is a $50 rebate. So its like $420 for a 14" i5 laptops.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on June 17, 2012, 04:15:16 AM
I don't think a $25 coupon will work, as usually when its on sale there already is "dollars off" coupons.

It is a good laptops.

The price of $479 is amazing for the specs. The 7x extra points makes it a steal. Its like $60 in points cuz you get points on $529 - as there is a $50 rebate. So its like $420 for a 14" i5 laptops.



Bought it...
Hopefully I'll get 5.5% cb plus 5x points which should lower the cost to around $410 after the rebate.

Out of curiosity, why wouldn't this rebate also apply?
https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/select_form.html

B/c this product has US, and the rebate doesn't mention that?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 17, 2012, 09:02:30 AM
Looks like I was too slow - out of stock
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 17, 2012, 09:05:13 AM
Looks like I was too slow - out of stock
I should have suggested to buy it last week when it was avail, and get staples to price match it to this weeks price... I have done that a few times and it works.

Either way, when its out of stock it usually comes avail again later on during the week, so keep on checking :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on June 17, 2012, 01:12:30 PM
Looks like I was too slow - out of stock

Here's my story.
Ordered it around 1am today. E/t seemed proper except that I received no confirmation email. Checked my account a few hours later, and it showed an order but with a cost of $0.
Called them and they told me it must have been out of stock. I argued, he checked different warehouses, and he found me s/t and booked it over the phone.

So... perhaps try calling.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 18, 2012, 08:22:51 AM
Thanks,
what do you think of this one?
http://www.buy.com/prod/lenovo-g570-4334-9ku-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i5-2450m-2-5ghz-4gb-ddr3/228227354.html
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 18, 2012, 08:27:42 AM
Thanks,
what do you think of this one?
http://www.buy.com/prod/lenovo-g570-4334-9ku-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i5-2450m-2-5ghz-4gb-ddr3/228227354.html
Good price for the specs.

Use UR Mall and 5x points which will make this into a really sweet deal ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 18, 2012, 10:39:27 AM
Which would you recommend?  I found a floor model from Staples - Extra 5% off or get the Lenovo from Buy.com
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 18, 2012, 10:40:51 AM
Which would you recommend?  I found a floor model from Staples - Extra 5% off or get the Lenovo from Buy.com
Thanks in advance
Which Model of the floor model? Same as from Buy.com? In staples you will pay sales tax...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 18, 2012, 11:31:15 AM
http://weeklyad.staples.com/Staples/BrowseByPage?storeid=2278347&promotionviewmode=2&promotioncode=Staples-120617&listingid=0&sneakpeek=N

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 18, 2012, 12:16:59 PM
Ok I last question - what to buy - I'm thinking the Staples one as its for a 15yo

I found a Staples with a new
http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-dm4-3050US-14-Laptop/product_424328&cmArea=CIRCULAR
or go with
http://www.buy.com/prod/lenovo-g570-4334-9ku-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i5-2450m-2-5ghz-4gb-ddr3/228227354.html
Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 18, 2012, 01:16:05 PM
Ok I last question - what to buy - I'm thinking the Staples one as its for a 15yo

I found a Staples with a new
http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-dm4-3050US-14-Laptop/product_424328&cmArea=CIRCULAR
or go with
http://www.buy.com/prod/lenovo-g570-4334-9ku-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i5-2450m-2-5ghz-4gb-ddr3/228227354.html
Thanks
The HP Dm4 is a better laptop than the Lenovo. It will cost you a little more. Its a 14" keep that in mind. I would suggest getting a 14" if you do not need the portability of it
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 18, 2012, 04:47:48 PM
Name Changed,
Thanks for the reply, I went to Staples before I saw your last response and the Computer guy there convinced me to skip the HP (after a 15min drive there) and get the Lenovo - Oh well
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on June 19, 2012, 01:21:56 AM
Dm4 is a great computer though that staples one is not the best price I've seen for it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on June 19, 2012, 02:50:28 AM
Is this a good one and good price for a regular use laptop?:

http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A1J23AV?HP-Pavilion-g6t-1d00-Notebook-PC (http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A1J23AV?HP-Pavilion-g6t-1d00-Notebook-PC)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sguitarist18 on June 19, 2012, 07:40:52 AM
Not with the specs they've got for that price. And once you start customizing and put in an i3 processor, it's over $500.

Unless maybe there's another coupon code or something...?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 19, 2012, 09:33:57 AM
Not with the specs they've got for that price. And once you start customizing and put in an i3 processor, it's over $500.
+1

@elikay - What price have you seen staples selling the HP Dm4 in the past

Its avail no online (its not saying out of stock) IMHO its a really good price for those specs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 19, 2012, 07:15:56 PM
Office Depot has the HP for $100 more will match Staples
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on June 20, 2012, 01:02:09 AM
Any good deals out there? I am looking for several quality laptops. prefer i3 or better, 14"-17" 4gb hard drive. No need for lots of ports, CD reader/burner, or anything else. Just a decent quality and priced laptop. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on June 20, 2012, 01:28:45 AM

Any good deals out there? I am looking for several quality laptops. prefer i3 or better, 14"-17" 4gb hard drive. No need for lots of ports, CD reader/burner, or anything else. Just a decent quality and priced laptop. Thanks
Sd Card :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on June 20, 2012, 02:20:35 AM
Sd Card :P
my bad, 4gb memory. Any hard drive is fine. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 20, 2012, 08:21:33 AM
Any good deals out there? I am looking for several quality laptops. prefer i3 or better, 14"-17" 4gb hard drive. No need for lots of ports, CD reader/burner, or anything else. Just a decent quality and priced laptop. Thanks
This Asus (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+15.6%22+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Textured+Black+Suit/3677442.p?id=1218426416903&skuId=3677442&st=asus%2015.6%22&cp=1&lp=5) at $309 would be perfect, but its currently sold out online... maybe they will get more in stock
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 22, 2012, 12:44:55 AM
Not a bad deal:

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1880269&sku=D211-140108&SRCCODE=LSCCITY&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC7BBTkw%20zuubkbzfwlCjC-d2CjC-uu&AffiliateID=WxHRncoD05Y-B1d4Joe4Yqoj_iRv1Ii6rQ
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 22, 2012, 08:35:09 AM
Not a bad deal:

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1880269&sku=D211-140108&SRCCODE=LSCCITY&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC7BBTkw%20zuubkbzfwlCjC-d2CjC-uu&AffiliateID=WxHRncoD05Y-B1d4Joe4Yqoj_iRv1Ii6rQ
Same deal here (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1880269&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=TnL5HPStwNw-zJ8x_1r6wjJSXvhKUQrRMg) - TigerDirect, and get 6x points thru MR Mall
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on June 22, 2012, 10:36:55 AM
Same deal here (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1880269&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=TnL5HPStwNw-zJ8x_1r6wjJSXvhKUQrRMg) - TigerDirect, and get 6x points thru MR Mall

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 22, 2012, 10:44:04 AM
Thoughts?

Stats are pretty good. my wife has it and likes it, a matter of how much you want to spend.

Anyone see any good netbook deals lately?

 
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 22, 2012, 11:32:05 AM
Thoughts?
Its a great price for those specs in that model. With Tiger Direct no sales tax, and if you get 6x points its a sweet deal.

I have used an Inspiron 14z for a little
Nice build, Dell has moved up a notch on their slickness.

2 things I didn't like. The ports are covered with a flap... a little annoying, and the mouse pad buttons are not lifted up, and the click is very small, somtimes you will have to press harder or click a second time.

Other than that - Nice System, and pretty portable for a 14"
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AJK on June 22, 2012, 11:35:15 AM
Its a great price for those specs in that model. With Tiger Direct no sales tax, and if you get 6x points its a sweet deal.

I have used an Inspiron 14z for a little
Nice build, Dell has moved up a notch on their slickness.

2 things I didn't like. The ports are covered with a flap... a little annoying, and the mouse pad buttons are not lifted up, and the click is very small, somtimes you will have to press harder or click a second time.

Other than that - Nice System, and pretty portable for a 14"

Thank you, I'll forward on.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 22, 2012, 01:56:49 PM
Am I missing something? I'm seeing only 2 pts at UR mall
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 22, 2012, 02:04:36 PM
Am I missing something? I'm seeing only 2 pts at UR mall
MR Mall (Amex)

6x Points is only for Platinum Card members
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 22, 2012, 02:13:10 PM
Thanks, I was looking at the UR mall.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: EliH on June 22, 2012, 03:46:11 PM
Got one - thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: regalhome on June 25, 2012, 09:57:47 AM
Just wondering if this is a good for simple browsing, and video streaming. I would say 90% of usage would be online.

http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-2123-us-156-Notebook/product_932008&cmArea=CIRCULAR
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 25, 2012, 10:01:23 AM
Just wondering if this is a good for simple browsing, and video streaming. I would say 90% of usage would be online.

http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-2123-us-156-Notebook/product_932008&cmArea=CIRCULAR
Lower end processor. Would be fine for you. Its a fair price for the specs - no major deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: regalhome on June 25, 2012, 10:47:50 AM
Thanks. Do you know of anything better for what I need?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 26, 2012, 11:55:49 AM
beach camera :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-15-6-C655-S5549-Notebook-PC-Intel-Core-i3-2350M-Processor-/190696031560#ht_6134wt_1139

Cheap, but lacking slightly in memory.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 26, 2012, 01:07:45 PM
beach camera :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-15-6-C655-S5549-Notebook-PC-Intel-Core-i3-2350M-Processor-/190696031560#ht_6134wt_1139

Cheap, but lacking slightly in memory.
Still a great deal for an i3 Laptop
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 26, 2012, 01:36:27 PM
Still a great deal for an i3 Laptop

True, just depends also on where you rank Toshiba on the list.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 27, 2012, 10:15:56 PM
Powerful machine:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=:000001C9:00002B5B:&cid=us|cse|df|shopzilla|21514FU&
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 01:25:32 AM
Powerful machine:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=:000001C9:00002B5B:&cid=us|cse|df|shopzilla|21514FU&
not bad but I'm not a big fan of Lenovo
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 28, 2012, 09:11:05 AM
not bad but I'm not a big fan of Lenovo
+1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 28, 2012, 09:28:50 AM
+1

Me neither but the specs look too good.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 08:38:00 PM
Looking for something similar to a macbook air but should have a dvd drive any ideas?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 08:38:53 PM
Vaio Z1.
Good luck finding it though :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 08:40:14 PM
Vaio Z1.
Good luck finding it though :P
What would be a decent price for that?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 08:51:46 PM
What would be a decent price for that?
It hasn't been made in ~1.5 years.  Good luck even finding it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 08:53:50 PM
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=vaio+z12&hl=en&client=firefox-a&cid=8333231511341440569&os=sellers
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 28, 2012, 10:36:09 PM
Looking for something similar to a macbook air but should have a dvd drive any ideas?
Dell came out with an Inspiron 14z (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/ultrabooks-home?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ref=1to1-currentstate) That is an ultrabook with a DVD Drive

@Dan - I agree you laptop is an amazing laptop, but its not practical to recommend it to anyone - as its pricey and specs are not up to date anymore - as its about 2 years old
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 28, 2012, 11:35:58 PM
Dell has a NEW Inspiron 15R - 5520 Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&oc=fncwl25b) $549

Specs:
i5-3210M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

Adobe Elements 9.0
$20 Towards shutterfly

You need to use a $50 off coupon -

?WXD2B2CTM1L2Z

V88GHP70X3QC2?

PM me for more

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 28, 2012, 11:50:42 PM
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=vaio+z12&hl=en&client=firefox-a&cid=8333231511341440569&os=sellers
Def a nice piece!
But for that price i would add a little more and go towards the new macbook pro with retina display
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:57:03 PM
Def a nice piece!
But for that price i would add a little more and go towards the new macbook pro with retina display
Those computers have nothing to do with one another.
The Vaio Z1 was the last ultra-portable (13", 3 pounds) that had everything built-in that you could possibly want (i7, dedicated GPU, internal DVD, removable battery, awesome backlit fullsize keyboard, SSD, etc...)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: BAHayman on June 28, 2012, 11:59:37 PM
Those computers have nothing to do with one another.
The Vaio Z1 was the last ultra-portable (13", 3 pounds) that had everything built-in that you could possibly want (i7, dedicated GPU, internal DVD, removable battery, awesome backlit fullsize keyboard, SSD, etc...)
Dont forget 1920 fhd screen :D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 29, 2012, 12:19:38 AM
Those computers have nothing to do with one another.
The Vaio Z1 was the last ultra-portable (13", 3 pounds) that had everything built-in that you could possibly want (i7, dedicated GPU, internal DVD, removable battery, awesome backlit fullsize keyboard, SSD, etc...)
Agreed
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 29, 2012, 12:21:54 AM
Dell came out with an Inspiron 14z (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/ultrabooks-home?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ref=1to1-currentstate) That is an ultrabook with a DVD Drive

Would i get the 100 off from amex on this one?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on June 29, 2012, 01:42:24 AM
Dell came out with an Inspiron 14z (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/ultrabooks-home?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ref=1to1-currentstate) That is an ultrabook with a DVD Drive

Thanks a million! Got the inspiron 14z i5 for $718 total
And 2 year amex  spg warranty
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on June 29, 2012, 08:45:34 AM
Thanks a million! Got the inspiron 14z i5 for $718 total
And 2 year amex  spg warranty
My Pleasure :D

When you receive it, please post your review.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 01, 2012, 01:29:08 PM
Anyone see any good netbook deals lately?
bump
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 02, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
any comments on this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200483
?

seems like a great deal at first but i think the i3 is misleading...
should i just stick with asus/acer/(gateway?) netbooks for $250-300?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on July 02, 2012, 08:46:11 PM
this looks good aside from the AMD processor. What da ya say?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/551347/Toshiba-Satellite-L755D-S5163-Laptop-Computer/
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 02, 2012, 10:27:47 PM
any comments on this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200483
?

seems like a great deal at first but i think the i3 is misleading...
should i just stick with asus/acer/(gateway?) netbooks for $250-300?
if the 'i3' from newegg is nit worthwhile should i just stick with
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Espresso-Black-10.1-Aspire-One-AOD270-1410-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-Dual-Core-N2600-Processor-and-Windows-7-Starter/19756224
??
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 03, 2012, 12:27:12 PM
Hi guys
There is an Ink promo 10 X points er dollar plus the 5 ULTIMATE rewards I get for buying through UR
mall at Office Depot . This woud aso help with my spend but I could make the spend without it .

There is a Toshiba for $429 and another with I5 intel for $ 579

For a non gaming user woud either of these be a god deal considering the 15 Points per dollar.

All I do is surf the web, MS Office , Fidelity active trader pro . I like to run a lot of windows at a time

Thanks

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/551347/Toshiba-Satellite-L755D-S5163-Laptop-Computer/
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on July 04, 2012, 01:15:29 PM
My Pleasure :D

When you receive it, please post your review.
Arrived yesterday its sleek and very nice feel to it. its fast too
But I need to play around with it more
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 04, 2012, 01:21:50 PM
Hi guys
There is an Ink promo 10 X points er dollar plus the 5 ULTIMATE rewards I get for buying through UR
mall at Office Depot . This woud aso help with my spend but I could make the spend without it .

There is a Toshiba for $429 and another with I5 intel for $ 579

For a non gaming user woud either of these be a god deal considering the 15 Points per dollar.

All I do is surf the web, MS Office , Fidelity active trader pro . I like to run a lot of windows at a time

Thanks

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/551347/Toshiba-Satellite-L755D-S5163-Laptop-Computer/
For light use a AMD is fine, but an i3 is more piratical.

With the 15x points it comes out at an amazing price. There prob will be a sale on an i3 at office depot before the 10x points ends

Arrived yesterday its sleek and very nice feel to it. its fast too
But I need to play around with it more
Thnx

Keep it coming :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on July 04, 2012, 03:05:58 PM
For light use a AMD is fine, but an i3 is more piratical.

With the 15x points it comes out at an amazing price. There prob will be a sale on an i3 at office depot before the 10x points ends
Thnx


When does the 10x end?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 04, 2012, 03:20:48 PM
When does the 10x end?
Last time they had it for a month
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 04, 2012, 03:36:46 PM
For light use a AMD is fine, but an i3 is more piratical.

pirate:
n. a person who attacks and robs ships at sea.
v.
rob or plunder (a ship).

piratical adj. piratically adv.
 :P


Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 05, 2012, 12:48:23 PM
  Do you guys thein the G7-2017US for $499 AF and coupon plus 10X UR is a good deal

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03377414&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5278321
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on July 06, 2012, 09:19:25 AM
  Do you guys thein the G7-2017US for $499 AF and coupon plus 10X UR is a good deal

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03377414&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5278321
Where do you get this laptop for that price?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 06, 2012, 09:31:12 AM
Where do you get this laptop for that price?

Here (http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=932064&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elizmm on July 06, 2012, 10:50:24 AM
Here (http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=932064&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points
17" screen btw, not very portable, shuld be called a table top instead of a laptop
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 06, 2012, 10:55:17 AM
Here (http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=932064&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points


 Sorry for typo. Its $399 plus tax and I ordered it yesterday. Some mistake in Address and UPS will prolly deliver it Monday.

@Name Changed what do you think of this machine for that price ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 06, 2012, 12:09:27 PM

 Sorry for typo. Its $399 plus tax and I ordered it yesterday. Some mistake in Address and UPS will prolly deliver it Monday.

@Name Changed what do you think of this machine for that price ?
At that price its a very good deal! Specs are good - i3 and 6GB ram

Enjoy it :)

All I do is surf the web, MS Office , Fidelity active trader pro . I like to run a lot of windows at a time
If this is what you will be using it for - the specs are perfect
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 06, 2012, 12:36:00 PM
At that price its a very good deal! Specs are good - i3 and 6GB ram

Enjoy it :)
If this is what you will be using it for - the specs are perfect
   Want me to post what I think of it for future reference  after I get it Monday ? :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 06, 2012, 12:43:56 PM
   Want me to post what I think of it for future reference  after I get it Monday ? :)
Yea :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 08, 2012, 09:35:42 AM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on July 08, 2012, 11:21:51 AM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.
Great deal. just ordered 2 of them. thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 08, 2012, 04:00:53 PM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.



as just going to ask about this offer...

is there anyway to get it cheaper?tax?

is it a good machine?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 08, 2012, 04:51:44 PM

as just going to ask about this offer...

is there anyway to get it cheaper?tax?

is it a good machine?

Sometimes best buy has a 10% off discount but I dont think it applies to sale items.

Beyond buying best buy gift cards at slight % discounts, I dont think you can find a laptop with a next generation processor for cheaper.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 08, 2012, 04:52:59 PM

as just going to ask about this offer...

is there anyway to get it cheaper?tax?

is it a good machine?
MR gives 4x points (with a Platinum card) but the Earn Mall is down now
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Walk On the Ocean on July 08, 2012, 07:23:17 PM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.


1 extra ppd at the UR mall (shvach...)
Anyone gonna buy this and flip it on ebay?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 08, 2012, 09:59:45 PM
DEAD for brooklyn area
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on July 08, 2012, 10:08:59 PM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.

Bought one. THANK YOU Name Changed YOU ROCK!!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 08, 2012, 10:49:29 PM
possible to price match?  staples?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smurf on July 08, 2012, 11:21:17 PM
DEAD for brooklyn area
says free shipping now
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 09, 2012, 12:00:22 AM
says free shipping now
where does it say that?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 09, 2012, 12:01:48 AM
where does it say that?

On the Bestbuy site above the price.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 09, 2012, 12:04:34 AM
On the Bestbuy site above the price.
which is above "sold out"
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 09, 2012, 12:06:28 AM
which is above "sold out"

Mine doesnt say sold out. You can pick it up from the store, but it seems like the shipping option is greyed out.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 09, 2012, 12:08:54 AM
but no store got it   doesnt allow adding to cart...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 09, 2012, 12:11:11 AM
but no store got it   doesnt allow adding to cart...

It shows availability in Yonkers and Mount Vernon, and does let you add it. Try using the link posted above by Name Changed.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YankyDoodle on July 09, 2012, 12:13:28 AM
I got one as well, thank you @Name Changed!!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 09, 2012, 12:34:43 AM
then how do i get it from mt vernon or yonkers
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 09, 2012, 04:30:27 AM
says free shipping now
It always said free shipping, but once in your cart there was no option for shipping.

Often with Bestbuy it will come avail for shipping again ... but seems like all the stores are being sold out.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 09, 2012, 10:49:26 AM
Good deal for an I7. student email address gets a free XBOX. (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=XDbotxbyEF4&subid=&offerid=166833.1&type=10&tmpid=3763&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoftstore.com%2Fstore%2Fmsstore%2Fpd%2FDell-XPS-15z-X15z-7500SLV%2FproductID.245838000%3FClickID%3Dck7wivwfnllpskvs7laalwznfkq7zlk77zzk)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 10:54:25 AM
+ 5% Open Savings.
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 11:11:05 AM
+ 5% Open Savings.
So total cost 800 - 5% -$140 (conservative estimate on xbox) -6% (urm) = $572
Seems like a really good deal, thoughts name changed?
Title: Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 09, 2012, 11:59:57 AM
So total cost 800 - 5% -$140 (conservative estimate on xbox) -6% (urm) = $572
Seems like a really good deal, thoughts name changed?
It is a really good price.  A steal for these specs

Just this laptop doesn't have great ratings.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 09, 2012, 12:06:27 PM
Any good deals on a 17' inch?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 09, 2012, 12:09:47 PM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.
446.98 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-I15N-2733BK-i3-2350M-Processor/dp/B008IUK5W2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1341850034&sr=8-6&keywords=I15N-2733BK
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Walk On the Ocean on July 09, 2012, 01:36:57 PM
Here  (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?skuId=5064214&id=1218608967372&cartModified=0) Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.
Yep you were right
Looks like it's $399 now
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 09, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
Yep you were right
Looks like it's $399 now
I talk from experience. ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 09, 2012, 05:51:02 PM
I talk from experience. ;)
would you be able to give me an opinion on the following:
I'm looking for a netbook/ultraportable. most of wht I'm seeing is (low end, $250-300) with Intel Atom processors (1.6 Ghz)
however there are some that seem to use i3 processors; i3 330UM(1.20GHz) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200483) or even i3-2357M (1.30 GHz) (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/Samsung-Series-9-NP900X1B-A01/productID.238194600/vip.true)
but it seems the processors or no faster than the Atoms
is there something I'm missing here? should I just stick with the low-end pieces?
thanks for your input
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 09, 2012, 09:34:03 PM
would you be able to give me an opinion on the following:
I'm looking for a netbook/ultraportable. most of wht I'm seeing is (low end, $250-300) with Intel Atom processors (1.6 Ghz)
however there are some that seem to use i3 processors; i3 330UM(1.20GHz) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200483) or even i3-2357M (1.30 GHz) (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/Samsung-Series-9-NP900X1B-A01/productID.238194600/vip.true)
but it seems the processors or no faster than the Atoms
is there something I'm missing here? should I just stick with the low-end pieces?
thanks for your input
There are a few Intel Atom processors, But they are all really low end processors that are in netbooks.
Ultra portable laptops are higher end portable laptops, not really comparable to a netbook.

The i3-330UM processor - even though its a 1.2GHz as comparing to the Atom processor, the i3 is much more powerful. It could be slower in speed, but could handle much more. (Besides that it could get much hotter, and still perform.)
The i3-330Um is an i3 processor built for low power consumption - specially for netbooks.
The i3-2357M is mostly found in Ultrabooks, it also is a scaled down version of the typical i3, just this one is the newer model. The i3-330UM is about 2 years old - when the i3-370M came out.

BTW - just like there is a difference between the netbook/ultrabook i3 and laptop i3, the i3 for desktops are much more powerful than the laptop i3 processors.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 09, 2012, 10:44:13 PM
There are a few Intel Atom processors, But they are all really low end processors that are in netbooks.
Ultra portable laptops are higher end portable laptops, not really comparable to a netbook.

The i3-330UM processor - even though its a 1.2GHz as comparing to the Atom processor, the i3 is much more powerful. It could be slower in speed, but could handle much more. (Besides that it could get much hotter, and still perform.)
The i3-330Um is an i3 processor built for low power consumption - specially for netbooks.
The i3-2357M is mostly found in Ultrabooks, it also is a scaled down version of the typical i3, just this one is the newer model. The i3-330UM is about 2 years old - when the i3-370M came out.

BTW - just like there is a difference between the netbook/ultrabook i3 and laptop i3, the i3 for desktops are much more powerful than the laptop i3 processors.

Thanks alot
so the dell from newegg I linked to should be a better deal (at <$300) than most of the acer/asus atom netbooks I'm seeing. or the samsung from microsoft store is actually worth something (although it's a different league). is that one a good deal?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 09, 2012, 10:56:57 PM
Thanks alot
so the dell from newegg I linked to should be a better deal (at <$300) than most of the acer/asus atom netbooks I'm seeing. or the samsung from microsoft store is actually worth something (although it's a different league). is that one a good deal?
Yes the Dell from Newegg is deff much better than the acer netbook

The MS Store Ultrabook  - is a different league ... SSD Drive, the processor is somewhat better than the i3-330UM but not crazy different. That Laptop isnt a good price (its the retail price)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 09, 2012, 11:20:31 PM
Yes the Dell from Newegg is deff much better than the acer netbook

The MS Store Ultrabook  - is a different league ... SSD Drive, the processor is somewhat better than the i3-330UM but not crazy different. That Laptop isnt a good price (its the retail price)
thank you
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on July 10, 2012, 04:08:24 PM
Yes the Dell from Newegg is deff much better than the acer netbook

The MS Store Ultrabook  - is a different league ... SSD Drive, the processor is somewhat better than the i3-330UM but not crazy different. That Laptop isnt a good price (its the retail price)
thanks you.
would the i3-330 also be better than a celeron (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+11.6%26%2334%3B+Aspire+One+Laptop+-+2GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Ash+Black/5688602.p?skuId=5688602&id=1218684536310)?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 10, 2012, 05:26:30 PM
thanks you.
would the i3-330 also be better than a celeron (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+11.6%26%2334%3B+Aspire+One+Laptop+-+2GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Ash+Black/5688602.p?skuId=5688602&id=1218684536310)?
That celeron is better that the i3-330UM
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 10, 2012, 05:50:19 PM
Yea :)

Confusion, wrong address, leaky plumbing had not opened the box yet . Will post back  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YakS on July 10, 2012, 08:10:20 PM
Lookin for a laptop/netbook cheapest possible one without getting garbage, just to use for browsing and typing up papers, any ideas?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 10, 2012, 10:26:57 PM
opinions on this deal:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-Silver-15.6-NP305V5A-A0CUS-Laptop-PC-with-AMD-Quad-Core-A6-3410MX-Accelerated-Processor-and-Windows-7-Home-Premium-with-Windows-8-Pro-Upgrade/19757523
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: jj1000 on July 10, 2012, 10:38:42 PM
opinions on this deal:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-Silver-15.6-NP305V5A-A0CUS-Laptop-PC-with-AMD-Quad-Core-A6-3410MX-Accelerated-Processor-and-Windows-7-Home-Premium-with-Windows-8-Pro-Upgrade/19757523
That's my current laptop. Had it for about 5 months now and not 1 complaint. I upgraded to 8 gig ram cuz I had a  gc. Point being I love it :) (I did get it for cheaper though long story I think it's earlier in this thread)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 10, 2012, 10:49:58 PM
opinions on this deal:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-Silver-15.6-NP305V5A-A0CUS-Laptop-PC-with-AMD-Quad-Core-A6-3410MX-Accelerated-Processor-and-Windows-7-Home-Premium-with-Windows-8-Pro-Upgrade/19757523
Its actually a really good price. Its an AMD which I would frown upon, but its a quad core, and at that price deff worth it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 16, 2012, 12:41:02 PM
Confusion, wrong address, leaky plumbing had not opened the box yet . Will post back  ;)

Have not opened lappy yet. Getting close to 14 day return policy. @ Name Changed Do you think I will find a better deal as I really don't need this until end of Sept. 15.6 or 17 Laptop but want at least I3 or
 I5 processor
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 16, 2012, 12:53:57 PM
Have not opened lappy yet. Getting close to 14 day return policy. @ Name Changed Do you think I will find a better deal as I really don't need this until end of Sept. 15.6 or 17 Laptop but want at least I3 or
 I5 processor
You got it at $399 which is a good price for a i3 17" ... (besides for $75 worth or UR points)

I don't see any great deals yet.

Office Depot has 10X UR points (with INK cards)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 16, 2012, 01:04:57 PM
  Thanks but is there something hapening in the next 10 weeks , that will cause similar deal prices to go down ? 

10 weeks in technology can be a lifetime but computer roll outs have cycles I have heard.
 I Know nothing about the timing of these rollouts. :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 16, 2012, 01:26:26 PM
  Thanks but is there something hapening in the next 10 weeks , that will cause similar deal prices to go down ? 

10 weeks in technology can be a lifetime but computer roll outs have cycles I have heard.
 I Know nothing about the timing of these rollouts. :)
From what I have seen, there isn't often anything that drives prices down like crazy, even a newer processor isn't always such a big jump in performance. Intel just came out with a new product line, and the prices didn't drop like like crazy...

You got a good deal. If you wait around, there probably will be something a little cheaper, but its up to you how much time you wanna wait, and wanna search to find the right deal.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on July 16, 2012, 04:58:51 PM
Dell has the inspiron 15 fro $399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 16, 2012, 05:26:06 PM
Here (http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064?catalogId=10051&fromUrl=home&cmSearchKeyword=932064&cmArea=SEARCH&langId=-1&storeId=10001&ddkey=http:StaplesSearch) at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points
Dell has the inspiron 15 fro $399


  Is the Dell an i5. or better than the one I have in quotes above ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on July 16, 2012, 05:41:20 PM

  Is the Dell an i5. or better than the one I have in quotes above ?

i3 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fnpdb35ts&cs)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 16, 2012, 06:02:54 PM
i3 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fnpdb35ts&cs)

Thanks Same as the one I got. Will keep it  ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on July 16, 2012, 06:28:40 PM
Thanks Same as the one I got. Will keep it  ;)

I'm not sure what your saying. are you saying the HP is the same as dell? is the $549 price the same?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 16, 2012, 07:09:46 PM
    I am not saying anything aside from saying I got an i3 also . Where did you get the $549 figure?

 I  paid $399 after rebate . Plus around $75 in UR points
     I don't know if HP is as good as DELL  thats why I am posting in this forum . Do you ?
  Is it ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on July 16, 2012, 07:14:47 PM

 I  paid $399 after rebate . Plus around $75 in UR points

Is the $399 w/rebate still available?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 16, 2012, 07:17:12 PM
Is the $399 w/rebate still available?


Find my earlier posts
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on July 16, 2012, 07:17:54 PM

Find my earlier posts

Okay, I'm on the hunt  :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 16, 2012, 10:51:14 PM
Any good deals on a 17 inch?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: SPLP on July 17, 2012, 07:08:22 AM
Any good deals on a 17 inch?

YES-- STAPLES has one on sale  HP 17 in. i3 intel 6gb ram 640 hard drive at $499 in this weeks circular --plus staples has a $50 off coupon brings to $449 -- not as good as last weeks ad at net after coupon 399-BUT still good deal at 449 plus get UR POINTS

OR Office depot gives 10 pts on  UR MALL plus ink 5 pts looks like same computer as staples at $499 --http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/195028/HP-Pavilion-g7-2010nr-Laptop-Computer/

if any know of better deals --speak up please
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 17, 2012, 03:36:36 PM
YES-- STAPLES has one on sale  HP 17 in. i3 intel 6gb ram 640 hard drive at $499 in this weeks circular --plus staples has a $50 off coupon brings to $449 -- not as good as last weeks ad at net after coupon 399-BUT still good deal at 449 plus get UR POINTS

OR Office depot gives 10 pts on  UR MALL plus ink 5 pts looks like same computer as staples at $499 --http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/195028/HP-Pavilion-g7-2010nr-Laptop-Computer/

if any know of better deals --speak up please
I assume your reffering to HP Pavilion g7-2017-us 17.3" Laptop @ http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064 but its $549.99
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: SPLP on July 17, 2012, 03:52:58 PM
yeah but that brings it to $500 not $450.

the g7-2017us in this week adv is 499--less the 50 coupon = i will let u do the math (449)--how did u come up with 500?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: SPLP on July 17, 2012, 04:01:03 PM
i have the $50 off for this week and do not think i will use ( will know friday a.m)-- if u are ready to buy i can give u the codes "if"  u  can not find on ur own--it is  valid through 7/21-- but--think u can find on ur own though
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 17, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
I assume your reffering to HP Pavilion g7-2017-us 17.3" Laptop @ http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064 but its $549.99
the g7-2017us in this week adv is 499--less the 50 coupon = i will let u do the math (449)--how did u come up with 500?
the link takes me to 549.99. if I have the wrong link please let me know and if possible pls post correct one. Thanks.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: SPLP on July 17, 2012, 04:40:19 PM
look in the circular front page on bottom will see 3 lap tops

http://weeklyad.staples.com/Staples/BrowseByPage?storeid=2622279&promotionviewmode=2&promotioncode=Staples-120715&listingid=0&sneakpeek=N
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 17, 2012, 04:50:02 PM
look in the circular front page on bottom will see 3 lap tops

http://weeklyad.staples.com/Staples/BrowseByPage?storeid=2622279&promotionviewmode=2&promotioncode=Staples-120715&listingid=0&sneakpeek=N
It seems like that price of 499.99 includes the the $50 off.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: SPLP on July 17, 2012, 05:21:49 PM
It seems like that price of 499.99 includes the the $50 off.
OK ONE MORE TIME  -- if u go into the store or internet it will price at $499 like the adv. --- at check out u give them the $50 off coupon --- last week i and a friend bought same lap and used a $100 of coupon --if i am not clear -- maybe someone else can help u --- or  find the $50 off coupon and go on line or into a store and buy it -

the $50 coupon has "not a thing to do with" the $50 easy rebate u see in adv
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 18, 2012, 03:09:43 PM
Any thoughts on this laptop? i5 and only 3 pounds.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.237488800?WT.mc_id=mercent&mr:referralID=8bad8de6-57ef-11e1-a1f9-001b2166c2c0&siteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-nkMG74z6XqWT63GKMwAzBA
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Daniel on July 18, 2012, 03:11:20 PM
Any thoughts on this laptop? i5 and only 3 pounds.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.237488800?WT.mc_id=mercent&mr:referralID=8bad8de6-57ef-11e1-a1f9-001b2166c2c0&siteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-nkMG74z6XqWT63GKMwAzBA


Its sold out already. I just bought a Dell XPS 15 from the dell outlet- i5 8gb ram 750gb sata 7200 HD, 1gb graphics card for a little over $530 shipped inc tax. They have a 20% deal now combined with the $100 amex/twitter/dell promo
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 18, 2012, 03:53:03 PM
Its sold out already. I just bought a Dell XPS 15 from the dell outlet- i5 8gb ram 750gb sata 7200 HD, 1gb graphics card for a little over $530 shipped inc tax. They have a 20% deal now combined with the $100 amex/twitter/dell promo

AMEX twiiter deal expired I thought.  They have a new deal ? Was this a refurb ?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2012, 03:54:51 PM
If you are registered it's good till 07/31.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 18, 2012, 04:13:52 PM
Thanks  :)

But I don't see i5 for $530 inc. tax and shipped @Dell
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Daniel on July 18, 2012, 04:19:01 PM
Thanks  :)

But I don't see i5 for $530 inc. tax and shipped @Dell

It's 630 after 20% off coupon and then $100 with twitter/amex promo
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: PETERP on July 18, 2012, 04:22:29 PM
It's 630 after 20% off coupon and then $100 with twitter/amex promo

Refurb, scratch And dent or new ?  Link please. Thx
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Daniel on July 18, 2012, 04:24:59 PM
Refurb, scratch And dent or new ?  Link please. Thx

Refurb- there are no links since each system is seperate. Just look on the site- systems are coming and going
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 18, 2012, 08:50:19 PM
This (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndol49b&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-) Dell Inspiron 15R

is $499 after the $100 twitter credit and after using a $50 coupon. PM me for a code

Specs:
i5-3210M
8GB Ram
1TB Hard Drive

5x UR points for INK Card account holders.

This is Dell's New Inspiron 15R, I have not seen one yet to give my review
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Daniel on July 19, 2012, 04:42:45 PM
DEll latitude E5520 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=slct551&cs=)
$499
+ Get $200 gift card

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Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 19, 2012, 04:46:10 PM
DEll latitude E5520 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=slct551&cs=)
$499
+ Get $200 gift card
That one has an i3 Processor, 2GB Ram, 250GB Hard Drive.

For a Latitude at $299 its a steal...

I would upgrade the processor to i5-2430 $60

I would upgrade the Ram myself - as Dell is charging $85 for 4GB, you could get 8GB for $50
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 19, 2012, 04:47:46 PM
That one has an i3 Processor, 32GB Ram, 250GB Hard Drive.

For a Latitude at $299 its a steal...

I would upgrade the processor to i5-2430 $60

I would upgrade the Ram myself - as Dell is charging $85 for 4GB, you could get 8GB for $50
u need more than 32GB ram? I assume you meant something else cause 32....
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on July 19, 2012, 04:49:35 PM
Worth it?
http://www.woot.com/
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: U-no-me! on July 19, 2012, 04:49:40 PM
DEll latitude E5520 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=slct551&cs=ussoho1&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&dgc=SS&)
$499
+ Get $200 gift card
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 19, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
DEll latitude E5520 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=slct551&cs=ussoho1&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&dgc=SS&)
$499
+ Get $200 gift card
it says the gc is only for systems 599+
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 19, 2012, 04:53:46 PM
it says the gc is only for systems 599+
It says in the product desc -

Also Included
Latitude E5520
Energy Star 5.0 Enabled / EPEAT Gold
No Modem
$200 Dell Promo e-Gift Card Arrives in 10-20 days via email, 90 Day Exp. Terms at Dell.com/giftcard
90W A/C Adapter (3-pin).

f you order it, you will get the GC, that $599 is prb a mistake
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nickbuol on July 24, 2012, 03:22:32 PM
Buying laptops seems like quite the challenge.

I am trying to find something for my daughter who is going off to college in less than a month.  For her, it is all about the look and feel.  For me, I want something with more power than she needs now as we know how Windows bogs down over time and I would like for it to last.

She really likes the look/feel of the Toshiba P845-S4200 from BB.  Currently priced at $650.  It is 14" (15.6" is too big.  I tried to get her into a 15.6 since there are more options/performance for the price, but I now agree that the 14" is a better fit for her.)

My biggest concern is that it has an i5-3317U which seems somewhat slow at 1.7 GHz vs. an older generation i5-2450m at 2.5 GHz, or even an i3-2350 if looking at PassMark scores.  I know that PassMark isn't the end-all, but I am concerned.  I know that models in this size generally have Intel graphics, and the 3xxx series processors have the Intel 4000 graphics which is obviously better than the Intel 3000 graphics of the 2xxx series processors.

She like the silver color of the Toshiba, and the keyboard layout, and of course the size.

Anyone had some ideas on a 14" laptop that isn't "boring gray" and has some decent performance specs?  I was hoping to keep the initial cost (before tax, warranty options, etc) no higher than $750 if possible.

Obviously, reviews are important too.

Please help a frustrated guy.   :o
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 24, 2012, 03:40:42 PM
My biggest concern is that it has an i5-3317U which seems somewhat slow at 1.7 GHz vs. an older generation i5-2450m at 2.5 GHz, or even an i3-2350 if looking at PassMark scores.  I know that PassMark isn't the end-all, but I am concerned.  I know that models in this size generally have Intel graphics, and the 3xxx series processors have the Intel 4000 graphics which is obviously better than the Intel 3000 graphics of the 2xxx series processors.
I would suggest to find a laptop that has the non mobile version of the i5, like the i5-2450m or i5-3210m. The i5-3317U is a mobile version of the i5, that uses much less battery power. This model is typically found in ultra books. I would not call the Toshiba P845-S4200 an Ultrabook, and from what you are saying, it doesnt seem thats what you are looking for.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nickbuol on July 24, 2012, 04:00:16 PM
I would suggest to find a laptop that has the non mobile version of the i5, like the i5-2450m or i5-3210m. The i5-3317U is a mobile version of the i5, that uses much less battery power. This model is typically found in ultra books. I would not call the Toshiba P845-S4200 an Ultrabook, and from what you are saying, it doesnt seem thats what you are looking for.

Right.   I was looking at i5-2450m and i5-3210m machines, but they seem to be in the 15.6" size laptops and not the 14"...

I thought that it was a bad call on Toshiba's part with putting the 1.7 GHz into a model that they are using to promote their Harmon Kardon sound in.   Why pretend to be "awesome" to the non-techy, and then have low level performance?  I didn't get it.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 24, 2012, 04:26:02 PM
Right.   I was looking at i5-2450m and i5-3210m machines, but they seem to be in the 15.6" size laptops and not the 14"...

I thought that it was a bad call on Toshiba's part with putting the 1.7 GHz into a model that they are using to promote their Harmon Kardon sound in.   Why pretend to be "awesome" to the non-techy, and then have low level performance?  I didn't get it.
I would recommend this Dell  (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwt18b&model_id=inspiron-14z-5423&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&link_number=17970622) its the New Inspiron 14z.

Its a nice laptop but is the typical grey.

I have $50 off coupons if you are interested.

If you have an Amex card synced with twitter you could get an additional $100 off
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 24, 2012, 05:04:07 PM
I7 HP Envy for 799 including an x-box. Seems like a good price for a good laptop.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/HP-ENVY-17-3077nr/productID.243730100/vip.true?siteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-6l51dkwVJ_JJwdo3HO1A7A
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 24, 2012, 05:11:44 PM
I7 HP Envy for 799 including an x-box. Seems like a good price for a good laptop.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/HP-ENVY-17-3077nr/productID.243730100/vip.true?siteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-6l51dkwVJ_JJwdo3HO1A7A
Its a really good price, but its a 17.3" and he is looking for a 14"

I could get xbox coupon codes if needed.

Edit: just noticed that model is out of stock
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nickbuol on July 24, 2012, 05:26:28 PM
Thanks.  Yea, I would love the free XBox (could use a second one for in the home theater room), but it seems like most/all of those deals are 15.6"or 13.3" with the occassional 17.x" in there.  Nothing in the 14" range.

As for that Dell, it is showing that slower i5-3317U processor that the Toshiba had...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 24, 2012, 06:03:32 PM
Thanks.  Yea, I would love the free XBox (could use a second one for in the home theater room), but it seems like most/all of those deals are 15.6"or 13.3" with the occassional 17.x" in there.  Nothing in the 14" range.

As for that Dell, it is showing that slower i5-3317U processor that the Toshiba had...
I didn't realize that Dell has the i5-3317U too :(

An i3-2350M is almost equivalent and much cheaper
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on July 25, 2012, 07:04:42 AM
Looking for a laptop for work and school. I commute daily so the following is important to me.

- something light and small. Pref. a 14".
- long battery life
- wireless internet.

Not looking for anything fancy or fast. Just need it for working/studying online.

TYIA.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 10:07:03 AM
right now your best bet is a dell latitude e5420 you can use the dell outlet 25% off coupon so i got an i5 for about $450 after taxes etc
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nickbuol on July 25, 2012, 10:54:09 AM
I didn't realize that Dell has the i5-3317U too :(

An i3-2350M is almost equivalent and much cheaper

No worries.  Actually, looking at some CPU spec sites, the i3-2350m is a touch faster.

I found out that Best Buy has the *ANY* $699+ laptop gets you a free xBox, vs. Dell not having any 14" laptops eligible for that deal.  We are now looking at a Sony Vaio for $729 with an i5-2450 which should be about twice as fast as the i5-3317, and seems decent.  Best of all, it is something that my daughter likes the look and feel of.  I am all about the tech functionality, but there is something to be said about avoiding the whining and griping about a laptop being too big, or ugly....  Kids... ::)  At least she is buying it.  Hopefully I will get to keep the xBox, even if we already have one...    :D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 10:57:20 AM
I would stay away from any sony machine - as a technician with years of experience on thousands of laptops I can tell you sony always has issues with support, proprietary parts, and very expensive pricing for anything that breaks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Lamdan on July 25, 2012, 11:39:48 AM
Did Name Changed just get a bar plugta on these forums? :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 11:42:26 AM
Did Name Changed just get a bar plugta on these forums? :P

He's going to have to do better than that to be considered a BP IMHO...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 11:51:08 AM
We have someone here that believes in sony? Are we talking about the same company?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 25, 2012, 11:54:42 AM
Did Name Changed just get a bar plugta on these forums? :P
lol :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on July 25, 2012, 12:28:49 PM
Let's see if he is constantly there helping people and offering advice on all the sales.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 12:52:22 PM
Bring it on :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nickbuol on July 25, 2012, 02:10:30 PM
I would stay away from any sony machine - as a technician with years of experience on thousands of laptops I can tell you sony always has issues with support, proprietary parts, and very expensive pricing for anything that breaks!

I am thinking that the right laptop, despite the thousands of variations and variables out there, doesn't exist.

14"
decent i5 processor
backlit keyboard
gets good reviews
doesn't looks "boring" as my daughter would put it

Seems like 5 easy things.  RAM, video, hard drive, optical drive, so on and so forth are all easy and sufficient in any model I've looked at.

Oh, add a 6th...  Price less than $750...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 09:02:01 PM
Did Name Changed just get a bar plugta on these forums? :P

This thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18399) should prove you wrong :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 09:19:23 PM
this xps 14z should be perfect
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/Dell-XPS-14z-X14z-2313SLV/productID.245837900?siteID=Es5Ekr9eEBk-2KJCvN7e_DTfYxaSiAU4ZQ
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 09:23:18 PM
I'm only useful in the computer and data recovery field though, don't know much about points, coupons etc, so name changed is def better
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on July 25, 2012, 09:26:45 PM
How about this deal? http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod6930126&dblclick=true&pid=_DoubleClick_Affiliates
p.s. curious what @name changed thinks about this one compared to the one i got
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 09:30:31 PM
The ultrabooks are designed with longer battery life - as a result the use lower powered processors to conserve power. As a rule - Usually ultrabooks processors are not as fast as regular processors.
Btw I believe dell has this model for the same price as Sams Club
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on July 25, 2012, 09:59:48 PM
I'm only useful in the computer and data recovery field though, don't know much about points, coupons etc, so name changed is def better
Ok, I am in the market for a HD. WD or Seagate?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 25, 2012, 10:07:23 PM
depends. Internal or external? Laptop or Desktop?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on July 25, 2012, 10:17:17 PM
depends. Internal or external? Laptop or Desktop?
internal laptop, external backup.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 25, 2012, 10:30:06 PM
How about this deal? http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod6930126&dblclick=true&pid=_DoubleClick_Affiliates
p.s. curious what @name changed thinks about this one compared to the one i got
Same thing, you ended up paying less, and you got it with the Dell on home warranty. Usually the Dell laptops sold at retails have the mail in warranty. The in home warranty also works internationally, when the mail in doesn't.

Btw - how do u like it?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: smart brit on July 26, 2012, 01:01:40 AM
First and foremost thanks a million.
I didn't use it that much but have got to say its fast and what I like about it best is from switching on until ready to work is less then 60 seconds (as a previous Mac owner this means a lot to me)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: nickbuol on July 26, 2012, 11:49:36 AM
Thanks for the tips.  Funny thing now is that my daughter is starting to hear from other friends that are already in college that they don't actually take the laptops to class very often, at least for her major. So maybe a 15.6 is in order after all.  A LOT more options with the extra 1.6" diag and extra pound or so of weight, but those 14" options mentioned are good. 

Agreed on the Sam's Club one.  I'm been trying to stay away from the i5-3317U because of its slower speed. 

The kid at Best Buy was trying to tell me that a Toshiba i5-3317U was going to be faster than the i5-2450M.  Sure, Intel 4000 graphics vs Intel 3000, but a mobile processor vs an ultrabook should take the win I told him.  He tried to keep pushing it, and I told him, "Look, we were in here the other day and another guy kept pushing that same model with the 3317U.  Are you guys getting some sort of bonus or incentive for pushing that model or the Toshiba Harmon Kardon systems?"  He stopped trying to push it... Hmmmm....
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 27, 2012, 03:47:23 PM
HP 635 15.6" AMD Dual-Core Notebook PC US $349.99
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230828138466?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D230828138466%26_rdc%3D1
Is this a good price or pretty weak specs?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 27, 2012, 04:09:47 PM
HP 635 15.6" AMD Dual-Core Notebook PC US $349.99
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230828138466?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D230828138466%26_rdc%3D1
Is this a good price or pretty weak specs?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 27, 2012, 04:30:09 PM
try as much as possible to stay away from AMD processors! If you're ready to spend 349 def spend $50 more for i3 processors! You can pretty much find good deals on i3 processors for $399.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 27, 2012, 04:46:28 PM
Does everyone agree with that? Just asking?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 27, 2012, 04:57:46 PM
it wasn't always that way, before Intel started the I series processors AMD was actually catching up, many gamers started using them because of the overclocking abilities and customizations. Now they're not used in any business environment and even home users that have some knowledge try to stay away from them. That's AMD in general - they do have some newer and faster processor lately however this one definitely doesn't fall into that category its a very weak processor
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 10:51:15 AM
thoughts
http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-2123-us-156-Notebook/product_932008
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on July 31, 2012, 11:03:04 AM
thoughts
http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-2123-us-156-Notebook/product_932008

AMD  :-\
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 11:05:12 AM
AMD  :-\
its not me my friend is planning on getting it is it that terrible
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 11:30:11 AM
If you are ready to spend $399 you can find many good deals now for an i3 processor for the same price and its way faster.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 11:31:02 AM
If you are ready to spend $399 you can find many good deals now for an i3 processor for the same price and its way faster.
any recommendations and its 350 in store with instant rebates not 390
Title: . Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Intel Core i3 2.66GHz
Post by: creditor on July 31, 2012, 01:38:59 PM
$399 free shipping @ dell (http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-intel-n5040/pd?oc=fndob35&model_id=inspiron-15-intel-n5040)
Title: Re: . Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Intel Core i3 2.66GHz
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 01:41:56 PM
$399 free shipping @ dell (http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-intel-n5040/pd?oc=fndob35&model_id=inspiron-15-intel-n5040)
bad link
Title: Re: Re: . Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Intel Core i3 2.66GHz
Post by: creditor on July 31, 2012, 01:42:20 PM
bad link
corrected, thanks.
Title: Re: . Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Intel Core i3 2.66GHz
Post by: Name Changed on July 31, 2012, 01:50:18 PM
Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%22+Inspiron+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5023078.p?id=1218608964512&skuId=5023078&cmp=RMX&ky=2oh0NrwOl4j1qjMx3Oy2gXfVGhMUl0WiJ&ci_src=11138&ci_sku=5023078&AID=10474050&PID=361116&SID=FWb0bu54&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FDell%2B-%2B15.6%2522%2BInspiron%2BLaptop%2B-%2B6GB%2BMemory%2B-%2B500GB%2BHard%2BDrive%2B-%2BBlack%2F5023078.p%3Fid%3D1218608964512%26skuId%3D5023078%26cmp%3DRMX%26ky%3D2oh0NrwOl4j1qjMx3Oy2gXfVGhMUl0WiJ%26ci_src%3D11138%26ci_sku%3D5023078&ref=39&CJPID=361116&loc=01) is a Dell N5050 - has i3-2350M, 6GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, BT, HDMI
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 02:29:20 PM
I would go with the dell in Bestbuy. You can also get a longer warranty if you dont register.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 02:35:41 PM
my friend wants to know what thoughts on this laptop are http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5296917.p?id=1218631403034&skuId=5296917
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on July 31, 2012, 02:44:26 PM
my friend wants to know what thoughts on this laptop are http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5296917.p?id=1218631403034&skuId=5296917
This laptop has the Intel Pentium B960 Processor. It their lower level processor. The laptop is a good deal for the specs, the Q' is if the would rather spend $70 more and get the Dell N5050
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 02:45:19 PM
seriously tell him he should stop trying to be cheap with $75 you will suffer in the long run. spend the $399 and you get a way better system with a processor thats much faster and a larger drive and more ram!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 02:46:39 PM
he for whatever reason really doesnt want a dell
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 02:48:55 PM
oh im sorry i didnt understand that was the issue, we have to know that if we're looking to help
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 02:49:46 PM
oh im sorry i didnt understand that was the issue, we have to know that if we're looking to help
sorry should have metioned it but i just found out like 10minutes ago
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
they do haqve a toshiba with an i3 processor for $399 as well
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 02:53:41 PM
This should be good for you - Lenovo i3 processor for $379
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/483442/Lenovo-G570-COREI3-Laptop-Computer-With/?cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-isIkAyUyNbM-_-10-_-27778_1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on July 31, 2012, 02:54:37 PM
they do haqve a toshiba with an i3 processor for $399 as well
this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+15.6%22+Satellite+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Graphite/5042276.p?id=1218603010056&skuId=5042276&cmp=RMX&ky=2l7iu7WW6y6G6zeAAu6zdTxvwgJl1CVQt
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 03:00:50 PM
Rather take the lenovo for $379. the've been making very good laptops lately
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on July 31, 2012, 04:51:20 PM
So what is the best from the ones mentioned today?

1)Inspiron 15 (N5040)
$399.99 from dell http://m.dell.com/mt/ecomm.dell.com/dellstore/basket.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&oid=9b4e8c38-9a45-4ec8-8d9b-5227997bb319&un_jtt_redirect

2)Lenovo® G570-COREI3 Laptop Computer With 15.6" Screen And 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3 Processor With Hyper-Threading Technology $379.99
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/483442/Lenovo-G570-COREI3-Laptop-Computer-With/?cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-isIkAyUyNbM-_-10-_-27778_1

3)Toshiba - 15.6" Satellite Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Matrix Graphite $399.99 Best Buy
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+15.6%22+Satellite+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Graphite/5042276.p?id=1218603010056&skuId=5042276&cmp=RMX&ky=2l7iu7WW6y6G6zeAAu6zdTxvwgJl1CVQt

4)Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black Best Buy $399
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+15.6%22+Inspiron+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5023078.p?id=1218608964512&skuId=5023078&cmp=RMX&ky=2oh0NrwOl4j1qjMx3Oy2gXfVGhMUl0WiJ&ci_src=11138&ci_sku=5023078&AID=10474050&PID=361116&SID=FWb0bu54&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FDell%2B-%2B15.6%2522%2BInspiron%2BLaptop%2B-%2B6GB%2BMemory%2B-%2B500GB%2BHard%2BDrive%2B-%2BBlack%2F5023078.p%3Fid%3D1218608964512%26skuId%3D5023078%26cmp%3DRMX%26ky%3D2oh0NrwOl4j1qjMx3Oy2gXfVGhMUl0WiJ%26ci_src%3D11138%26ci_sku%3D5023078&ref=39&CJPID=361116&loc=01
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on July 31, 2012, 05:27:19 PM
4) is the "best buy" (pardon my pun, couldn't resist) Comes with more memory and larger hard drive. If you dont like dell - then go with the lenovo
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: A European on August 02, 2012, 03:07:15 PM
Looking for a cheap (used) computer 200$ .
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on August 02, 2012, 08:11:10 PM
Looking for a cheap (used) computer 200$ .
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+10%26%2334%3B+Eee+PC+Netbook+-+1GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matte+Black/5616819.p?id=1218672942158&skuId=5616819
$197
plus amex sync $20 back for $200
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 02, 2012, 08:16:45 PM
the only thing I can think of to satisfy that budget in laptop - not netbooks, is to check Dell financial services off lease etc or Dell outlet. Ebay may also be an option - I don't like buying used or that cheap you generally have more issues and may have to replace it faster than a laptop for a little more.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: gozalim on August 02, 2012, 08:22:22 PM
the only thing I can think of to satisfy that budget in laptop - not netbooks, is to check Dell financial services off lease etc or Dell outlet. Ebay may also be an option - I don't like buying used or that cheap you generally have more issues and may have to replace it faster than a laptop for a little more.
specific reason to exclude netbooks?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 02, 2012, 08:54:36 PM
he asked for a computer, netbook isn't really a computer imho
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on August 03, 2012, 12:36:22 AM
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/22000/) 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310
IMHO Great deal.
For someone looking for a 15.6" with an i3 I would recommend this laptop
So I took the advice and bought it and after a few weeks it started blue screening.  I brought it back to best buy and the geeks decided there is a hardware problem either mother board or memory and they are sending it to Asus.  Should I be worried?  Should I/could I insist on a new one?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 12:42:00 AM
you can insist on a new one but it isn't really a reason to worry sometimes things just happen to hardware - a bad chip etc it can happen after a week too. Having said that I would still try to get a new one since repairs are made using refurb parts and I would want my new laptop to be new
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on August 03, 2012, 12:47:38 AM
considering what you've written elsewhere about refurbished parts sounds like I do have what to worry about :(
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on August 03, 2012, 08:32:37 AM
This one any good ?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+14%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+640GB+Hard+Drive+-+Diamond+Black/4559043.p?id=1218705947299&skuId=4559043&st=4559043&cp=1&lp=1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 08:57:21 AM
@chaimmayer I was refering strictly to hard drives. I dont neccesarily think bad of a refurb motherboard or ram
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 08:59:30 AM
@boruch - Not bad - decnt laptop, decnt specs, decent price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on August 03, 2012, 09:23:11 AM
נתמתני
Thank you for all of your help and input.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 10:12:44 AM
This one any good ?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+14%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+640GB+Hard+Drive+-+Diamond+Black/4559043.p?id=1218705947299&skuId=4559043&st=4559043&cp=1&lp=1
@boruch - Not bad - decnt laptop, decnt specs, decent price
I would give it a little more than a not bad.

Its a good price for those specs. The processor is the 2 models old i5.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on August 03, 2012, 10:35:43 AM
I don't know anything about computers. Q: can I acces the internet with this while commuting? (Not Wifi.)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 10:41:53 AM
I don't know anything about computers. Q: can I acces the internet with this while commuting? (Not Wifi.)
Not with the pre-installed hardware.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on August 03, 2012, 10:43:42 AM
Ok. Thanks. I need to acces the internet during my commute.
Title: Laptop-Is this a good deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 10:46:39 AM
I was looking for a laptop that is quick with graphicx, videos and has a webcam.
Is this a good deal?
http://www.edealinfo.com/deal/Dell-XPS-17-2nd-Gen-Intel-Core-i5-2450M-Dual-Core-17-3-Laptop/20120803035

I end up cancelling my platinum cards not to pay the annual fee, I have other amex cards that are like blue cash or starwoods and chase saphire.
Which is the best card to buy with so I have extra warranty?

THank you
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 10:47:32 AM
Ok. Thanks. I need to acces the internet during my commute.

Then you need something with a built in cellular modem, a (USB) dongle/modem or a MiFi-like device. You might also be able to tether to your cellphone, though that probably requires some technical know-how.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 10:52:00 AM
I said not bad because i5 processors are dropping now - best buy have had many deals for gateway i5 and lenovo i5 for 450 lately
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 11:06:55 AM
I said not bad because i5 processors are dropping now - best buy have had many deals for gateway i5 and lenovo i5 for 450 lately
Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+6GB+Memory+-+Blue/3792507.p?id=1218432158809&skuId=3792507&ci_src=11138ci_sku=1218432158809&skuId=3792507&cjsku=1218432158809&skuId=3792507&AID=10474050&PID=2026489&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FGateway%2B-%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%2526%2523174%253B%2BCore%2526%2523153%253B%2Bi5%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B15.6%2526%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B%2F%2B6GB%2BMemory%2B-%2BBlue%2F3792507.p%3Fid%3D1218432158809%26skuId%3D3792507%26ci_src%3D11138ci_sku%3D1218432158809%26skuId%3D3792507%26cjsku%3D1218432158809%26skuId%3D3792507&ref=39&CJPID=2026489&loc=01) us the Gateway with an i5 its $449 (this one is a 15.6") I typically find that 15.6" usually is on sale more often than 14"

I would take a Dell over Gateway
Title: Re: Laptop-Is this a good deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 11:10:18 AM
Yes, this is a good price for this XPS 17.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 11:19:04 AM
Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+15.6%26%2334%3B+Display+/+6GB+Memory+-+Blue/3792507.p?id=1218432158809&skuId=3792507&ci_src=11138ci_sku=1218432158809&skuId=3792507&cjsku=1218432158809&skuId=3792507&AID=10474050&PID=2026489&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FGateway%2B-%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%2526%2523174%253B%2BCore%2526%2523153%253B%2Bi5%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B15.6%2526%252334%253B%2BDisplay%2B%2F%2B6GB%2BMemory%2B-%2BBlue%2F3792507.p%3Fid%3D1218432158809%26skuId%3D3792507%26ci_src%3D11138ci_sku%3D1218432158809%26skuId%3D3792507%26cjsku%3D1218432158809%26skuId%3D3792507&ref=39&CJPID=2026489&loc=01) us the Gateway with an i5 its $449 (this one is a 15.6") I typically find that 15.6" usually is on sale more often than 14"

I would take a Dell over Gateway

Now now, if only there was a Dell (or HP/Lenovo) i5 (2/3g) 15.6" for $400/450...
Title: Re: Laptop-Is this a good deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
This is what I am looking for in a laptop:
I want to be able to watch movies.
I want to use it a lot for typing documents.(keyboard should be fullsize not netbook)
I want to be able to skype so I need a webcam.
And most important I want it to be quick so if I open 5 browsers to shop or read the news it shouldn't start freezing.

Do you have any other suggestions for laptops that would be good for this?
 
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 11:26:13 AM
The gateway is actually a very nice and wel built computer and has usb 3.0 . the only reason I would take a dell is warranty and tech support is easier with dell than many other compnaies.
Title: Re: Laptop-Is this a good deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 11:26:51 AM
This is what I am looking for in a laptop:
I want to be able to watch movies.
I want to use it a lot for typing documents.(keyboard should be fullsize not netbook)
I want to be able to skype so I need a webcam.
And most important I want it to be quick so if I open 5 browsers to shop or read the news it shouldn't start freezing.

Do you have any other suggestions for laptops that would be good for this?
This laptop will deff be able to handle that.

The Q' is if you want a 17.3" over a 15.6" and if you want to pay this price. This is an XPS which is a higher product line that the typical $500 laptop you see.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 11:28:57 AM
The gateway is actually a very nice and wel built computer and has usb 3.0 . the only reason I would take a dell is warranty and tech support is easier with dell than many other compnaies.
100%

Dell is by far the easiest and quickest.

Even with Dell it could be a pain, and hours on the phone, but there is people to speak to, (in India) and they are really on top of all warranty claims with callbacks and emails every step of the way
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 11:29:47 AM
The gateway is actually a very nice and wel built computer and has usb 3.0 . the only reason I would take a dell is warranty and tech support is easier with dell than many other compnaies.

@Name Changed: Agree? Disagree?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 11:33:29 AM
@Name Changed: Agree? Disagree?
Agree that it is a nice build, slicker than the Dell R series. I do not know it the actual quality is up to par. (not that Dell it top of the line) I just fine gateway a "gateway to heaven"
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 11:36:06 AM
Agree that it is a nice build, slicker than the Dell R series. I do not know it the actual quality is up to par. (not that Dell it top of the line) I just fine gateway a "gateway to heaven"

So (with regards to this inquiry (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11287.msg230625;topicseen#msg230625)) you recommend against?
Title: Re: Laptop-Is this a good deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 11:36:50 AM
How can I see how much this weighs?
If its not a heavy laptop the large screen is an advantage.

The resolution of the screen is good?

If I went with a 15inch is there a cheaper laptop I can get that is as good as this one?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 11:47:27 AM
@name changed _ Don't ever call Dell! if I would have to be on the phone with them I would hate them as much as gateway. I got a tip for you that you will thank me for forever - Use Dell Chat!!! It takes 2 min and you can do other things in the meantime. I've used them for hundreds of computerws already! No accent, No hassle, and They do a better job. - They even get back to you later.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 11:48:58 AM
Gateway actually used to be a top of the line company. They still make pretty good Laptops. In the order of companies I wouyld put Gateway a little weaker than dell - Stronger than compaq, Acer, and Asus
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 11:53:18 AM
Gateway actually used to be a top of the line company. They still make pretty good Laptops. In the order of companies I wouyld put Gateway a little weaker than dell - Stronger than compaq, Acer, and Asus

Paging Name Changed, ASAP!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 11:58:30 AM
I sold 45 Gateway laptops to a yehiva about a half a year ago - I didnt hear any complaints yet....
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on August 03, 2012, 12:04:44 PM
Now now, if only there was a Dell (or HP/Lenovo) i5 (2/3g) 15.6" for $400/450...
wasnt this what u were asking for http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18681.0
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 12:13:13 PM
So (with regards to this inquiry (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11287.msg230625;topicseen#msg230625)) you recommend against?
Are you still looking for that laptop? 14" or 15.6"

Gateway actually used to be a top of the line company. They still make pretty good Laptops. In the order of companies I wouyld put Gateway a little weaker than dell - Stronger than compaq, Acer, and Asus
I would put Asus above Compaq, and Acer, But with every brand they make a lower product line... so its really relative when comparing.

@name changed _ Don't ever call Dell! if I would have to be on the phone with them I would hate them as much as gateway. I got a tip for you that you will thank me for forever - Use Dell Chat!!! It takes 2 min and you can do other things in the meantime. I've used them for hundreds of computerws already! No accent, No hassle, and They do a better job. - They even get back to you later.
True, I have used the chat in the past. I am not sure why I forgot about it, the last time I (about 2 weeks ago) I got a repair I called, The full call was an hour or so. (I was still doing other things during the call ;)) Basically that was it, they sent me a box to have the laptop shipped to them, I got the laptop repaired back in 6 Days.

The time before hand, I had a new laptop that had a faulty track pad. I prob spent 2+ hours on the phone, cuz they "had" to log in remotely to diagnose, and they wouldn't take my word right away for it. But in the end I convinced the rep to give me a brand new replacement as I dont want a new laptop getting repaired. This laptop was basically 2 month old, so it was past the 21 day return... I ended up getting the Newer i5, with more ram, and a bigger HD, as the other specs weren't avail :D

How can I see how much this weighs?
If its not a heavy laptop the large screen is an advantage.

The resolution of the screen is good?

If I went with a 15inch is there a cheaper laptop I can get that is as good as this one?
Its pretty heavy - Weight: Starting at 3.36kg / 7.41lbs (with 6-cell battery); 3.53kg/ 7.79lbs (with 9-cell battery)
 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-l702x/pd.aspx?~ck=mn&~ck=mn) (scroll down)

The res is 900p - typical for 17.3"

A 15" in XPS 15 runs $700 Range, and 17 in the $800 Range (after coupons, retail is more)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 12:31:45 PM
wasnt this what u were asking for http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18681.0

I buy lots of laptops for people. In this case I'm looking for a 15.6", the best value under $500 AI.

Are you still looking for that laptop? 14" or 15.6"

I haven't bought anything yet, and Tishrei is looming... 15.6" please.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on August 03, 2012, 12:33:39 PM
I buy lots of laptops for people. In this case I'm looking for a 15.6", the best value under $500 AI.

I haven't bought anything yet, and Tishrei is looming... 15.6" please.
and would the one i linked to not work for you? its a 15.6" with
- Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M 2.5GHz 3MB L3 Cache Processor
- 8GB DDR3 Installed Memory
- 750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- 15.6" HD LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

all for 399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 12:36:29 PM
and would the one i linked to not work for you? its a 15.6" with
- Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M 2.5GHz 3MB L3 Cache Processor
- 8GB DDR3 Installed Memory
- 750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- 15.6" HD LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

all for 399

I didn't realize what you meant. That one is a great deal (especially with 5x UR on office supplies), hence it's OOS.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: myb821 on August 03, 2012, 12:39:27 PM
I didn't realize what you meant. That one is a great deal (especially with 5x UR on office supplies), hence it's OOS.
its in stock in my local store if u want me to pick one up for you
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 12:42:06 PM
its in stock in my local store if u want me to pick one up for you

That's a really generous offer. I think it's worth it for me, despite losing out on the benefits of ordering it on my card and using URM. I don't need it anytime soon, any idea how we'll get it to Brooklyn?

I guess I'd have to get the rebate stuff (proof-of-purchase/UPC) pretty soon so I can send it all off, unless you're offering to do that or me as well :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 12:50:41 PM
That's a really generous offer. I think it's worth it for me, despite losing out on the benefits of ordering it on my card and using URM. I don't need it anytime soon, any idea how we'll get it to Brooklyn?

I guess I'd have to get the rebate stuff (proof-of-purchase/UPC) pretty soon so I can send it all off, unless you're offering to do that or me as well :P
@AsherO

Congrats on 15k posts!

I would really go for that Lenovo - even at $499 still an amazing price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 03, 2012, 01:09:25 PM
agreed Lenovo making great machines right now. I do believe you only get the $399 with a student id or student .edu account though
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 01:17:36 PM
@AsherO

Congrats on 15k posts!

I would really go for that Lenovo - even at $499 still an amazing price

Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on August 03, 2012, 01:18:59 PM
agreed Lenovo making great machines right now. I do believe you only get the $399 with a student id or student .edu account though

i cann prob help u out with the .edu if needed let me know
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 01:20:07 PM
i cann prob help u out with the .edu if needed let me know
I think is says student ID is required
Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: bubbles on August 03, 2012, 01:24:08 PM
I think is says student ID is required

I got that too but not sure how that would help
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 02:41:05 PM
name changed: I think 7.5 pounds is heavy . I see you are talking about a different deal. Would that serve my purpose too or do you have a different one to recommend?
I would like a lighter laptop.
Thanks for all your help.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 02:48:37 PM
name changed: I think 7.5 pounds is heavy . I see you are talking about a different deal. Would that serve my purpose too or do you have a different one to recommend?
I would like a lighter laptop.
Thanks for all your help.
Both the Lenovo from Staples, and the Gateway from Bestbuy will be good for you.

(The XPS is a much higher end machine, has dedidcated graphics, subwoofer, and much better build quality)

I would go with the Lenovo over the Gateway, if its avail in ur area

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Thingywingy on August 03, 2012, 02:50:04 PM
When looking at a computer what is best way to find out about battery life. I know 6 cell or 9 cell is a big factor, but thats not the whole story. Most sites (Amazon, Bestbuy, etc..) don't say. Is there a site dedicated to checking battery life on different models? Are there any specific specs  to look for othere than battery cell amount? Are specific brands better in this regard? For some reason I have in m head that Asus has very good battery life. Correct?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 03:01:03 PM
I live in Lakewood. I will call Staples around the area.
Which credit card should I use? UR?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 03:09:54 PM
Nope, no laptops left in the area for this deal.
If I will spend the money is the XPS a good deal or should I wait?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 03:10:13 PM
I live in Lakewood. I will call Staples around the area.
Which credit card should I use? UR?
Unless you have an INK Bold, put in on an Amex for warranty. UR 5x points is only if ordered online.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 03:11:55 PM
I have an INK Bold but I cancel the cards once the annual fee starts
Does the warranty work if the card is cancelled?

If I end up ordered the Dell I should use the UR?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 03:15:53 PM
When looking at a computer what is best way to find out about battery life. I know 6 cell or 9 cell is a big factor, but thats not the whole story. Most sites (Amazon, Bestbuy, etc..) don't say. Is there a site dedicated to checking battery life on different models? Are there any specific specs  to look for othere than battery cell amount? Are specific brands better in this regard? For some reason I have in m head that Asus has very good battery life. Correct?
I haven't seen a site, it would be nice if there was one.

Cell amount is the biggest factor, but there is a lot of other factors.

In the actual battey mAh is a factor.

The specs of the laptop play a different role in how the battery is consumed. Higher end processors use more battery, mobile processors use less. Bigger, brighter screens use more ect.

(For the record, bloatware will consume more battery power)

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 03, 2012, 04:00:17 PM
Nope, no laptops left in the area for this deal.
If I will spend the money is the XPS a good deal or should I wait?
The XPS is a great price for this unit. Its just that you have to want this unit for it to be worth it (size/weight)

I have an INK Bold but I cancel the cards once the annual fee starts
Does the warranty work if the card is cancelled?

If I end up ordered the Dell I should use the UR?
If you cancel, you wont get the warranty anymore
If you order the Dell go thru UR Mall, and pay with an Amex
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: tll on August 03, 2012, 05:41:57 PM
What am I getting extra in the XPS? I dont really know what I need.
I want to watch videos, open a lot of browsers with high images and not slow me down.
webcam for skype...

You said I should buy on Amex, even a blue cash card not a platinum on the UR mall amex not chase saphire?
I am going to cancel my platinum in 30 days.
Starwood I am keeping open and for now I have the chase saphire for 1 year.
Which card?

Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 04, 2012, 10:57:19 PM
What am I getting extra in the XPS? I dont really know what I need.
I want to watch videos, open a lot of browsers with high images and not slow me down.
webcam for skype...

You said I should buy on Amex, even a blue cash card not a platinum on the UR mall amex not chase saphire?
I am going to cancel my platinum in 30 days.
Starwood I am keeping open and for now I have the chase saphire for 1 year.
Which card?

Thanks
The XPS is a higher end machine. The Lenove or Gateway has the specs that will be more than fine for you, an i5, and 6GB is plenty for what you are using the laptop for.

The only actual spec in performance that the XPS has is dedicated graphics. But it is not a necessity for the use you are doing.

If you buy the Dell, go thru UR mall to get the bonus points, and pay with the SPG for warranty, and SPG has a higher point value
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: chaimmayer on August 05, 2012, 02:22:56 AM
Usually when you buy through the UR mall even if you pay on a non chase card you get the credit.  Getting the extra year warranty through Amex is valuable so it's worth it to buy through the UR mall and put in on yournamex card.
You don't need to keep open the actual card you bought it on to make a claim - just to have any Amex card open.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 06, 2012, 10:56:08 PM
Great deal on a Sony S, especially if you have an EDU email address. (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/23245/)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 06, 2012, 10:59:24 PM
IMO its only a good price for a sony - they are way more expensive than other companies!! You can get an i7 lenovo or dell or hp for this price anytime!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 06, 2012, 11:36:19 PM
IMO its only a good price for a sony - they are way more expensive than other companies!! You can get an i7 lenovo or dell or hp for this price anytime!
That Sony has a 1080p and 1GB Dedicated graphics. I doubt you could find a HP or Lenovo with those specs at that price
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 06, 2012, 11:43:36 PM
You can get a dell inspiron 15r with better specs (except for the hd screen) for $550! And in my experience working on thousands of laptops sony ranks as worst customer service, highest priced, and most costly to fix. aside from the fact that they are a ridiculous elitist company!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 06, 2012, 11:44:40 PM
just saw this, not bad for cheap laptop
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ProBook-4530s-15-6-Notebook-2-30-GHz-Intel-Core-i3-2350M-4-GB-RAM-500-GB-/350586085073?afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&PID=1225267#ht_6773wt_1163
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 06, 2012, 11:52:07 PM
Here (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?redir=y&Code=08626JU&category-id=F41BC8E1656C5F85171FBDB172571912&GroupID=457&AID=10499647&PID=2026489&SID=1jD3DflcjD1D2&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.lenovo.com%2FSEUILibrary%2Fcontroller%2Fe%2Fweb%2FLenovoPortal%2Fen_US%2Fcatalog.workflow%3Aitem.detail%3Fredir%3Dy%26Code%3D08626JU%26category-id%3DF41BC8E1656C5F85171FBDB172571912%26GroupID%3D457) is a Lenovo with i7-2670QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB, 8.0 GB RAM, 15.6", 500 GB HD, Bluetooth $699

Coupon Code: DOORBUSTERDEAL
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 06, 2012, 11:56:56 PM
Here (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?redir=y&Code=08626JU&category-id=F41BC8E1656C5F85171FBDB172571912&GroupID=457&AID=10499647&PID=2026489&SID=1jD3DflcjD1D2&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.lenovo.com%2FSEUILibrary%2Fcontroller%2Fe%2Fweb%2FLenovoPortal%2Fen_US%2Fcatalog.workflow%3Aitem.detail%3Fredir%3Dy%26Code%3D08626JU%26category-id%3DF41BC8E1656C5F85171FBDB172571912%26GroupID%3D457) is a Lenovo with i7-2670QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB, 8.0 GB RAM, 15.6", 500 GB HD, Bluetooth $699

Coupon Code: DOORBUSTERDEAL

Exactly my point - don't you think thats better than a sony i5 for $729
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on August 07, 2012, 07:46:20 PM
What are ur thoughts http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215386&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Notebooks-_-Acer+America-_-34215386
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: sky121 on August 07, 2012, 08:09:49 PM
What are ur thoughts http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215386&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Notebooks-_-Acer+America-_-34215386

I say not bad but not AMAZING.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on August 07, 2012, 08:23:33 PM
I say not bad but not AMAZING.
any recommendations? I just need a handful of decent laptops for internet use.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 07, 2012, 09:05:06 PM
Exactly my point - don't you think thats better than a sony i5 for $729
At $729 - you have a good point. But w/ a free Xbox you gotta agree the Sony is a better deal
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 07, 2012, 09:08:17 PM
At $729 - you have a good point. But w/ a free Xbox you gotta agree the Sony is a better deal
I wouldn't sacrifice the main product for the filler :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 07, 2012, 09:12:30 PM
What are ur thoughts http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215386&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Notebooks-_-Acer+America-_-34215386

Should've gotten this yesterday
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ProBook-4530s-15-6-Notebook-2-30-GHz-Intel-Core-i3-2350M-4-GB-RAM-500-GB-/350586085073?afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&PID=1225267#ht_6773wt_1163

I wouldnt get that acer for $399 Its the old i3. I would reccomend this
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/483442/Lenovo-G570-COREI3-Laptop-Computer-With/?cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-isIkAyUyNbM-_-10-_-27778_1
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Sammy82 on August 07, 2012, 10:03:38 PM
Should've gotten this yesterday
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ProBook-4530s-15-6-Notebook-2-30-GHz-Intel-Core-i3-2350M-4-GB-RAM-500-GB-/350586085073?afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&PID=1225267#ht_6773wt_1163

I wouldnt get that acer for $399 Its the old i3. I would reccomend this
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/483442/Lenovo-G570-COREI3-Laptop-Computer-With/?cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-isIkAyUyNbM-_-10-_-27778_1
How about this one http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11767151&search=EndofSummer080612&Sp=S&Mo=65&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=EndofSummer080612&Ntt=EndofSummer080612&cm_mmc=BCEmail_Postcard-_-EndofSummer-_-1-_-MarketingItemName&ec=1&No=33&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1 ? I like getting from costco because they give a 2 year warranty plus a 3rd from amex. Is this comparable to the one u posted?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 07, 2012, 10:21:44 PM
yes that should be perfect for you.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 07, 2012, 10:29:11 PM
I would go with the Costco Dell 15R (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11767151&search=EndofSummer080612&Sp=S&Mo=65&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price) with i3, 6gb $399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 07, 2012, 10:44:13 PM
definitely
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on August 08, 2012, 06:55:26 AM
I don't know anything about computers/laptops so I don't know if this is a good deal. Amazon.com is offering a free $100 amazon GC with a purchase on select ultrabooks.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ref=pe_173920_25151070_pe_b2/?node=3269423011
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 09, 2012, 12:46:51 PM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LX2K44/?tag=cl03f-20) Has a Dell 15R with i5, 6GB

at $499

No sales tax  with Amazon
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 09, 2012, 12:50:05 PM
I wouldn't sacrifice the main product for the filler :)

When said filler can easily be resold for $100, you should really be considering it a discount (or at least a rebate).
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 09, 2012, 02:49:37 PM
When said filler can easily be resold for $100, you should really be considering it a discount (or at least a rebate).
I would say more like a $150 rebate ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 09, 2012, 02:51:51 PM
I would say more like a $150 rebate ;)

Yup, I'm saying at least $100, definitely able to get much more than that.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 03:04:38 PM
My point was get a better pc + filler, don't get something mediocre + filler - The main part of the purchase is still the laptop not the rebate/ discount
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 09, 2012, 03:08:06 PM
My point was get a better pc + filler, don't get something mediocre + filler - The main part of the purchase is still the laptop not the rebate/ discount
The point AsherO was saying is  - dont call the filler - something that is being purchase, rather its a rebate.

So now, you are looking at a Sony laptop costing $600
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on August 09, 2012, 08:50:58 PM
I would appreciate any help I can get:

I'm looking for a super-fast netbook in the $4-500 range with an excellent battery life. 90% used for internet browsing.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on August 09, 2012, 08:54:25 PM
If anyone here is familiar with laptop pricing; I get emails with special Dell pricing not available for the general public only through those links. If anyone wants to have a look and see of there's any good deals please PM me with your email address.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:03:52 PM
If anyone here is familiar with laptop pricing; I get emails with special Dell pricing not available for the general public only through those links. If anyone wants to have a look and see of there's any good deals please PM me with your email address.
I'm Pretty sure we all get those emails, they send the same emails to everyone...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:04:28 PM
I would appreciate any help I can get:

I'm looking for a super-fast netbook in the $4-500 range with an excellent battery life. 90% used for internet browsing.

What are your requirements? what size? etc
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 09, 2012, 09:11:47 PM
I'm Pretty sure we all get those emails, they send the same emails to everyone...
I was gonna say that ;)

I would appreciate any help I can get:

I'm looking for a super-fast netbook in the $4-500 range with an excellent battery life. 90% used for internet browsing.

$4-$500 is not practical if you want those specs
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:12:47 PM
I was gonna say that ;)
$4-$500 is not practical if you want those specs
super fast NETBOOK may be doable
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:13:34 PM
def if he has the hp coupon ;D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on August 09, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
What are your requirements? what size? etc
Netbook size I guess 10.1 would be good. I need it to work super fast as I do usually have many tabs open, and would like to open a wordpress site in the near future. I'm not familiar with PC's (I.e. i3, i5 and dual core video graphics etc.)

I would like to have windows 7 and would need Microsoft Word too.

I currently have the ASUS 1005HA Windows XP.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on August 09, 2012, 09:19:18 PM
I'm Pretty sure we all get those emails, they send the same emails to everyone...
I'm pretty sure you don't get those emails but I'm not sure if the pricing is that much better. If you're willing to have a look please PM me your email address and I'll forward it to you.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:19:56 PM
@name changed is right, that may be difficult in that size...
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: hocker on August 09, 2012, 09:31:42 PM
@namechanged @dhdatarecovery So make that the best speed possible in that range. What does speed depend on processor or RAM?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:36:06 PM
depends on 3 things - I would say in your case - 1) ssd (not reg hd) will help battery life and speed. 2) processor. 3) ram
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 09:36:58 PM
and sorry but the pricing on taht dell isn't great at all. its a weak processor
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 09, 2012, 10:36:12 PM
and sorry but the pricing on taht dell isn't great at all. its a weak processor
Which Dell?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 10:37:10 PM
disregard. sorry
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 10:41:19 PM
the new hp sleekbooks are very nice and slim and you can get one for abt $600 or you can get a sony for abt the smae price these are all with i3 processors and under 4lbs but they are 13-14". You can also get the dell inspiron 11z for about $300 and replace the existing hd with a solid state hd for about another $100 - and you have a pretty fast 11.6" netbook.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 09, 2012, 10:47:41 PM
the new hp sleekbooks are very nice and slim and you can get one for abt $600 or you can get a sony for abt the smae price these are all with i3 processors and under 4lbs but they are 13-14". You can also get the dell inspiron 11z for about $300 and replace the existing hd with a solid state hd for about another $100 - and you have a pretty fast 11.6" netbook.
The Dell 11z is not a fast netbook, the one for $300 has the i3-330UM (1.2Ghz) and 2GB ram

The HP Sleekbooks are nice! :) I haven't seen a i3, or i5 on sale in the $600 it usually was the AMD ones
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 10:52:00 PM
I know but pop in a ssd and it will be faster and within the limited budget.
You can get an hp sleekbook with 2nd gen i3 right now for $600
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 09, 2012, 10:55:03 PM
If hes up to $600 he can get the sony t13 for $659 after rebates and that has an i5 3rd gen and its pretty light  here are the specs
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3317U Dual-Core 1.7GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3" LED Backlit Display/ 1366 x 768
Memory: 4GB DRAM RAM
Storage: 500GB 5400rpm HD + 32GB solid-state drive
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
1.3MP HD web camera
Ports: USB 2.0 port x 1, USB 3.0 port x 1, VGA port x 1, HDMI out
Battery Life: 7.5 hours
Dimensions: 12.72" (W) x 0.71" (H) x 8.9" (D)
Weight: 3.54 lbs.
One year limited warranty
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on August 10, 2012, 09:29:26 AM
Link ? TY
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Red on August 10, 2012, 11:02:04 AM
If you guys can help me out I don't really even know what exactly I'm looking for. My wife needs a laptop for graphic design, she needs a 17" screen other than that I don't really know what to look for. Intel i5 or i7 processor? 6 or 8 gb of ram? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 10, 2012, 11:02:42 AM
Link ? TY
http://www.adorama.com/SOT13114GXS.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_404255
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 10, 2012, 11:39:18 AM
If you guys can help me out I don't really even know what exactly I'm looking for. My wife needs a laptop for graphic design, she needs a 17" screen other than that I don't really know what to look for. Intel i5 or i7 processor? 6 or 8 gb of ram? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Dell XPS 17 (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?reconfigure=true&vw=list&cart=ActiveCart&id=2f629bb6-0379-41ce-a242-57ee3eac5a59&ecomm=ecomm.dell.com&c=us&l=en&cs=19)

Coupon - 7WR1C2?HTTQQ11

This is a 17.3" Laptop, has 1GB dedicated graphics and i5-2450M processor, 6GB Ram

Dunno if she is looking to spend more to get a higher end laptop. These specs are on the lower end for someone using for graphics.

Typically I would recommend a desktop, as you could get much more powerful specs at better prices.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 10, 2012, 11:43:08 AM
HP dv7t-7000

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3G47AV?HP-Pavilion-dv7t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC&aoid=35252

17.3" 1600x900 LED
Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz Quad-Core Ivy Bridge
8GB RAM
1TB HDD
Blu-Ray reader
802.11n
Windows 7 Home Premium
NVIDIA Geforce GT630 1GG
HD webcam
fingerprint
6-cell battery
2yr warranty

Use coupon NBH9721

$799
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: boruch on August 10, 2012, 11:49:53 AM
http://www.adorama.com/SOT13114GXS.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_404255

Thank you!

1) Is that the same model as this one ?
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Series-SVT13112FXS-13-3-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/rebates/B0080C225Q/ref=fp_rebates?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&pf_rd_p=1388884062&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3269423011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0CBFMM17MWK3XZ3ERGG5

If it is than I can get it for cheaper on amazon (after the $100 amazon GC)

2) What is ur opinion about this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineU-M5-481T-6670-14-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B0085H65RC/ref=br_lf_m_3269423011_1_10_img?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&pf_rd_p=1388884062&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3269423011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0CBFMM17MWK3XZ3ERGG5

Which one is the better one?

Thank you again.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 10, 2012, 11:52:35 AM
HP dv7t-7000

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3G47AV?HP-Pavilion-dv7t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC&aoid=35252
+1

Good deal

I would spend the extra $125 and upgrade the Graphics to
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]

Go thru UR Mall and get 4x points

Pay with an Amex Biz card get 5%-10% statement credit
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 10, 2012, 11:58:53 AM
Thank you!

1) Is that the same model as this one ?
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Series-SVT13112FXS-13-3-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/rebates/B0080C225Q/ref=fp_rebates?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&pf_rd_p=1388884062&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3269423011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0CBFMM17MWK3XZ3ERGG5

If it is than I can get it for cheaper on amazon (after the $100 amazon GC)

2) What is ur opinion about this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineU-M5-481T-6670-14-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B0085H65RC/ref=br_lf_m_3269423011_1_10_img?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&pf_rd_p=1388884062&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3269423011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0CBFMM17MWK3XZ3ERGG5

Which one is the better one?

Thank you again.

I'm a little hesitant with the acer - I've seen some of these laptops where the screen stops working after a while because its very thin
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 11, 2012, 10:47:25 PM
Here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell---15.6%26%2334%3B-Inspiron-Laptop---6GB-Memory---640GB-Hard-Drive---Black/4063942.p?skuId=4063942&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218655167181) a Dell 15R i3, 6GB, 640GB for $399
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Red on August 12, 2012, 03:40:33 AM
Thanks Name Changed and DH Data Recovery for the responses. I don't know yet what I'm going to get, I figured it would be expensive, but I didn't realize it would be in the $800+ range. I'm so used to seeing cheap computers for $400 and under.

Typically I would recommend a desktop, as you could get much more powerful specs at better prices.
Yea but they are quite hard to ship to Israel.  :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 12, 2012, 05:17:51 AM
Just got a link for this laptop (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081ZDWIS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0081ZDWIS&linkCode=as2&tag=apwn-20) emailed to me. Dunno much about where laptop technology is up to these days... Is it any good? Amazon.com claims it's $100 off - is that a good deal for this?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 12, 2012, 09:05:06 AM
A little steep for a laptop with only i3 processor and 5400rpm hard drive, IMO
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 12, 2012, 09:37:01 AM
Thanks Name Changed and DH Data Recovery for the responses. I don't know yet what I'm going to get, I figured it would be expensive, but I didn't realize it would be in the $800+ range. I'm so used to seeing cheap computers for $400 and under.
Cheap $400 computers won't be good for graphics.

The $400 laptops are good for the typical user, but for graphics you need upgraded specs for it to be efficient and that costs money.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 12, 2012, 09:38:23 AM
A little steep for a laptop with only i3 processor and 5400rpm hard drive, IMO
Dell has their 13z and 14z very pricey now. $599 - $100 is a good price for that 13z, but I agree that its pricey for those specs

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 12, 2012, 09:40:10 AM
correct, you have to figure out first thing when you're ready to purchase a computer what's the most important is it the price or the specs. You usually have to sacrifice somewhere
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Red on August 12, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
Cheap $400 computers won't be good for graphics.

The $400 laptops are good for the typical user, but for graphics you need upgraded specs for it to be efficient and that costs money.

Yea, I know I just have to come up with the money for it now.

Is the HP a really good deal? Should I jump at it or wait for something better to come up?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 12, 2012, 02:07:20 PM
Yea, I know I just have to come up with the money for it now.

Is the HP a really good deal? Should I jump at it or wait for something better to come up?
The HP DV7T Quad series is always on sale every few weeks.

The price is very good now. Usually on sale its around $849 - now its $799

If you have an Amex Biz card then you get between 5-10% statement credit. (5% for up to $1000 spend w/ HP on that card, 10% for over $1000)

The UR mall 4x points.

Not likely will you find these specs on a 17.3" laptop for cheaper

Title: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: farmerjoe on August 12, 2012, 02:28:09 PM
 http://m.buy.com/product/details/228943588
this is  decent deal no?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 12, 2012, 02:59:35 PM
http://m.buy.com/product/details/228943588
this is  decent deal no?
This is better - more ram, no tax
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LX2K44/?tag=cl03f-20) Has a Dell 15R with i5, 6GB

at $499

No sales tax  with Amazon
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on August 14, 2012, 12:21:10 PM
Any deals in the 3-400 range? this is for a relative, no graphics etc.. I kno you can get 300 at walmart, but he's looking for something decent.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2012, 12:25:10 PM
$489: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LX2K44/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: mitzeahnow on August 14, 2012, 01:11:16 PM
you may want to look at this lenovo scratch and dent directly from lenovo
http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/outlet_us/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:expandcategory?current-catalog-id=A4A41B4CA13D4754AE2FBF7721EBF357&current-category-id=908B184AED4F29502E6EB3E1E76AFC13&menu-id=products&ref-id=products#/?page-index=1&sort-criteria=1&page-size=100&AID=10383968&PID=4485850&SID=OzxbiuYuEeGFU37PW1LjhA0_CA483_0_0_0&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Foutlet.lenovo.com%2FSEUILibrary%2Fcontroller%2Fe%2Foutlet_us%2FLenovoPortal%2Fen_US%2Fcatalog.workflow%3Aexpandcategory%3Fcurrent-catalog-id%3DA4A41B4CA13D4754AE2FBF7721EBF357%26current-category-id%3D908B184AED4F29502E6EB3E1E76AFC13%26menu-id%3Dproducts%26ref-id%3Dproducts%23%2F%3Fpage-index%3D1%26sort-criteria%3D1%26facet-5%3D3%26page-size%3D100&facet-5=2


opinions anybody?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 14, 2012, 01:47:06 PM
$489: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LX2K44/?tag=cl03f-20
HOT!!

They lowered the price!!

This is a really good deal. I highly recommended going with this model.

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 02:37:35 PM
Ur Welcome:)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 02:40:19 PM
This is a very good price as well http://www.frys.com/product/7162182?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Lenovo i3 for $349!!
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 14, 2012, 02:42:36 PM
@Name Changed, is there anything in the naming convention of the Ivy (Sandy?) Bridge processors that tells me they're 3rd gen (kinda how they added a digit when they went from 1st gen to 2nd gen)?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 14, 2012, 02:48:58 PM
@Name Changed, is there anything in the naming convention of the Ivy (Sandy?) Bridge processors that tells me they're 3rd gen (kinda how they added a digit when they went from 1st gen to 2nd gen)?
Besides for Virtualization Technology and more memory bandwidth (Compatibly with DDR 3 1600 up to 32GB Ram), I do not think there is any other difference, same GHz in speed, and turbo boost
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 14, 2012, 04:58:50 PM
Besides for Virtualization Technology and more memory bandwidth (Compatibly with DDR 3 1600 up to 32GB Ram), I do not think there is any other difference, same GHz in speed, and turbo boost

Aren't there other improvements to the architecture?



Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 05:20:09 PM
technically not all of that is part of the actual processor, for example the faster video speed is dependent on the newer intel video chipset etc
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 14, 2012, 05:22:14 PM
technically not all of that is part of the actual processor, for example the faster video speed is dependent on the newer intel video chipset etc

Agreed, my question still stands: Is there an easy way to tell from the model number if it's 2nd gen or 3rd gen?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 14, 2012, 05:24:37 PM
The i5-2450M has a lot of those techmologies in that youtube video

Check out this (http://www.itproportal.com/2012/06/12/ivy-bridge-vs-sandy-bridge/) deff explains the "upgrades" of the Ivy Bridge well. For the comparison on the base i5 there isn't tonz of big differences.

Also its transistors are 22nm - which means less heat, and less power consumption

Are you contemplated to buy an Ivy Bridge over the Sandy Bridge?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 14, 2012, 05:25:40 PM
technically not all of that is part of the actual processor, for example the faster video speed is dependent on the newer intel video chipset etc
That is only compatible with the never i5 ;)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 05:28:08 PM
Most Of the time - first gen will be for example i5-xxx
2nd gen will be i5-2xxx
3rd gen will be i5-3xxx

I thinks that answers your question, correct
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: AsherO on August 14, 2012, 05:29:16 PM
Are you contemplated to buy an Ivy Bridge over the Sandy Bridge?

Not ATM, but you still haven't answered my question :P

Most Of the time - first gen will be for example i5-xxx
2nd gen will be i5-2xxx
3rd gen will be i5-3xxx

Thanks, I noticed this when reading the relevant entries on Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 05:33:27 PM
I think one of the most important factors in the newer processors besides for obviously "speed" and "graphics" is the lower power consumption - for a laptop this is extremly important as is meant to give you a longer battery life
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 14, 2012, 05:38:00 PM
Not ATM, but you still haven't answered my question :P
@Name Changed, is there anything in the naming convention of the Ivy (Sandy?) Bridge processors that tells me they're 3rd gen (kinda how they added a digit when they went from 1st gen to 2nd gen)?
Agreed, my question still stands: Is there an easy way to tell from the model number if it's 2nd gen or 3rd gen?

I am not exactly understanding your Q'
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 05:39:10 PM
His question was if the numbers on the model can identify it as 2nd gen or 3rd gen
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Side incomer on August 14, 2012, 07:46:05 PM
Now that This (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11287.msg280450#msg280450) has expired. Are there any similar options in that price range?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 14, 2012, 07:56:14 PM
15" or 17"
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Side incomer on August 14, 2012, 08:39:31 PM
15" or 17"
Preferably the 17"
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 14, 2012, 09:45:51 PM
Preferably the 17"
They go on sale really often. At $799 for those specs is an amazing deal, if you could way then in 2 weeks or so it'll be back on sale.

As I posted earlier - if you buy it with an Amex Biz card - HP has the Open savings 5%-10%
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: A European on August 15, 2012, 11:36:25 AM
Is that a good deal?
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=271029320923
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 15, 2012, 11:46:50 AM
no its crap
Title: Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black
Post by: fluffy on August 16, 2012, 11:18:11 AM
Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black for $349.99 http://bby.us/?c=BB009905892041
Title: Re: Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black
Post by: myb821 on August 16, 2012, 11:19:14 AM
Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black for $349.99 http://bby.us/?c=BB009905892041
amd processor :(
Title: Re: Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black
Post by: fluffy on August 16, 2012, 11:24:13 AM
i saw that didnt know what it is whats amd?
Title: Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
Post by: fluffy on August 16, 2012, 11:31:03 AM
Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black for $449.99 yes its 14" but its a i5 processor  http://bby.us/?c=BB009904875227
Title: Re: Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black
Post by: Ez on August 16, 2012, 11:52:55 AM
AMD is Intel's competition, and it usually sells for a little less then comparable Intel processor's
Title: Re: Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black
Post by: fluffy on August 16, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
thanks alot hear u
Title: Re: Dell - 15.6" Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black
Post by: MarkS on August 16, 2012, 12:12:11 PM
If anyone is buying this - please PM me first. I have $30 of best buy gift cards that I want to sell at 20% off for $24.
Title: Re: Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
Post by: MarkS on August 16, 2012, 12:12:27 PM
If anyone is buying this - please PM me first. I have $30 of best buy gift cards that I want to sell at 20% off for $24.
Title: Re: Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
Post by: Name Changed on August 16, 2012, 12:42:01 PM
Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black for $449.99 yes its 14" but its a i5 processor  http://bby.us/?c=BB009904875227
Really good Deal!

Grab before its sold out
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 16, 2012, 12:43:49 PM
I already Posted it earlier today:)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: MarkS on August 16, 2012, 12:50:10 PM
Don't forget to sync Amex to twitter and tweet #AmexBestBuy20 for $20 off a $200 best buy purchase.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 16, 2012, 01:03:46 PM
@ SideIncomer

The HP Dv7t Quad Edition  (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3G47AV?HP-Pavilion-dv7t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC&&rwCatalog=-&rwCategory=-&adid=10428184&affpid=600263&aoid=35252)is back on sale

Coupon - NBH9721
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 16, 2012, 01:04:36 PM
13.3" Lenovo - $399 Not Bad
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006M9ZWRY
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: A European on August 16, 2012, 03:01:43 PM
13.3" Lenovo - $399 Not Bad
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006M9ZWRY
449$ now
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 16, 2012, 03:02:45 PM
Here  (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0082PT7WC/ref=nosim/?tag=web2list-20&linkCode=as1)Lenovo G570

i5-2450m, 4GB, 500GB
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 16, 2012, 03:29:44 PM
Prefer the dell at bb for that price, the 14z is pretty nice
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Side incomer on August 16, 2012, 03:33:43 PM
@ SideIncomer

The HP Dv7t Quad Edition  (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3G47AV?HP-Pavilion-dv7t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC&&rwCatalog=-&rwCategory=-&adid=10428184&affpid=600263&aoid=35252)is back on sale

Coupon - NBH9721

Thanks so much.
Going to buy right now.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on August 17, 2012, 05:45:12 AM
@ SideIncomer

The HP Dv7t Quad Edition  (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3G47AV?HP-Pavilion-dv7t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC&&rwCatalog=-&rwCategory=-&adid=10428184&affpid=600263&aoid=35252)is back on sale

Coupon - NBH9721

What's the final cost?

Also, any thoughts on the Lenovo G580 that Dan just posted about?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Drago on August 17, 2012, 05:56:06 AM
What a scam. I used a Discover coupon to see how much the Lenovo Y580 would be, and it reduced it from a base cost of around 1,500 to $900. But when I just entered the website without going through Discover, the starting cost was under 1,100.

Dan, does this ever happen with your links?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YankyDoodle on August 17, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
How does the hp envy 4-1010us sleekbook stack up?

Amazon has it on a lightning sale for $550 (down from $640, $780 list)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 17, 2012, 11:52:26 AM
Its a Nice slim Laptop. You're paying extra for the weight and style - But its nice
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: elikay on August 17, 2012, 03:23:19 PM
Dan, does this ever happen with your links?
That's how he's able to have such great deals :P
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 17, 2012, 03:39:42 PM
What's the final cost?

Also, any thoughts on the Lenovo G580 that Dan just posted about?
This one is the 17.3" its $799 before cashback.

The 15.6" is on sale for $729

After the coupon.

This one has an i7, Blu-Ray over the G580

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 17, 2012, 04:11:49 PM
the deal Dan posted is nothing major ( I hope I'm allowed to say that on his forums) ;D
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: aryeh1 on August 18, 2012, 10:05:33 PM
the deal Dan posted is nothing major ( I hope I'm allowed to say that on his forums) ;D
You'll get banned :)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 19, 2012, 01:16:18 AM
Laptop Deals Master Thread?, I would have called it Name Changed's Thread :)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 19, 2012, 01:29:26 AM
Laptop Deals Master Thread?, I would have called it Name Changed's Thread :)
:)

I just noticed the threads name change now too ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: A European on August 19, 2012, 03:33:58 PM
I like the old thread better is that http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=251132500610&cmd=VIDESC
OK?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 19, 2012, 03:37:18 PM
you can get new laptops with those specs for that price. I usually recommend getting at least an i3, its worth the additional $25-$75
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: A European on August 19, 2012, 03:41:34 PM
you can get new laptops with those specs for that price. I usually recommend getting at least an i3, its worth the additional $25-$75
Thanks
do you have any suggestions for a cheap laptop under 300$ (15.6 is a must ) Just need it for basic stuff.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 20, 2012, 12:45:29 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=cwY3eOrlEeGChs621S3TyQ0_62Y83_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16834230457


opinions?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 20, 2012, 01:20:44 PM
The AMD Processor is still inferior to the Intel i3 Processor (although some ppl say the amd graphics is slightly better than the intel).
I would recommend spending a $30 more and get a better processor.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 20, 2012, 01:30:52 PM
Anyone have recommendations for a cheap dependable 17" laptop with a good built-in webcam and mic? (i3 okay too) I'm looking for something that could ship today, budget is ~$500 per (I need 3 of them).
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 20, 2012, 01:32:52 PM
How about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158573
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 20, 2012, 01:37:02 PM
How about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158573

Thanks. Dependable hardware?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 20, 2012, 01:37:36 PM
This looks pretty good as well http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1819310&CatId=17
Title: Re: Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
Post by: boruch on August 20, 2012, 03:09:05 PM
Dell - 14" Inspiron Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black for $449.99 yes its 14" but its a i5 processor  http://bby.us/?c=BB009904875227
Really good Deal!

Grab before its sold out

So I bought this one. anyone know the estimate battery life ?!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 20, 2012, 04:10:33 PM
Probably upward of 4hrs
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 23, 2012, 02:50:50 AM
Microsoft store has some hot goods again:

Asus 13" Core i5 with 128gb SSD (and a free xBox if you have an .edu email address) - $799 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/23723/).
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 23, 2012, 03:50:28 PM
Microsoft store has some hot goods again:

Asus 13" Core i5 with 128gb SSD (and a free xBox if you have an .edu email address) - $799 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/23723/).
This laptop was on sale last week for $699 but not eligible for the Xbox. For someone that want or could flip the Xbox this is a better deal
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on August 23, 2012, 04:13:43 PM
Does anybody (name changed) know of a deal on the Toshiba Z935-P300 ultrabook
I paid $900 for it and I have a couple of days left to price match at best buy or if I can't that's a really good deal on the ASUS and I can return my Toshiba
Although I really like my Toshiba and its a ivybridge
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 23, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
You wont be able to price match it, this model is sold exclusively in Bestbuy

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/Z930/Z935-P300/
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 23, 2012, 07:33:13 PM
Dell New Inspiron 13z i5 3rd gen 6gb Ram 500GB HD for $629 after 25% coupon
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fndaa31bc&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

Coupon Code: ?$QNC1?HSKNR9F
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 23, 2012, 09:37:24 PM
Sony 13.3" ultrabook with i7 Processor $899 + 100 Gift Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127670&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=269585

Not Bad For a Sony
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 23, 2012, 10:53:38 PM
HP SleekBook (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/A9G89AV?adid=10443468&affpid=2026489&aoid=35252)

i3, 4Gb, 500GB $574

Coupon - NBR5142

Not a steal, but a good price for this machine

With a Amex Biz Card get 10% statement credit
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 23, 2012, 10:55:28 PM
5% if you spend under $1K on the card in the cal year.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 23, 2012, 10:57:59 PM
5% if you spend under $1K on the card in the cal year.
Yea, Yea ... Just drying to make the deal sound sweeter ;)

But use UR Mall for 4x points
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2012, 12:12:52 AM
HP SleekBook (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/A9G89AV?adid=10443468&affpid=2026489&aoid=35252)

i3, 4Gb, 500GB $574

Coupon - NBR5142

Not a steal, but a good price for this machine

With a Amex Biz Card get 10% statement credit
they had it last week for $550
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2012, 09:17:02 AM
Dell 15r inspiron i7 3rd gen $699! At MicroCenter

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0394043
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on August 24, 2012, 09:44:05 AM
Dell 15r inspiron i7 3rd gen $699! At MicroCenter

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0394043
How is it compared to the HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2012, 09:56:42 AM
for starters the HP is 17"
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on August 24, 2012, 10:17:22 AM
for starters the HP is 17"
Besides that nothing?
What would you recommend if someone asks for advise between the 2?
TIA
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2012, 10:54:58 AM
what are the specs you're looking at in the dv7 and what price? If the specs are the same and you don't care about size and price is the same I may choose the dell over hp just because I like the tech support on dell better and the machine may be a litter nicer, but I think its just gonna boil down to preference on your end, what appeals to you more.
@name changed - what is your opinion?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 24, 2012, 10:57:22 AM
Besides that nothing?
What would you recommend if someone asks for advise between the 2?
TIA
The HP has a dedicated graphics card, has a 2 year warranty, Bul-Ray, and could be customized.

I happen to like the keypad on HP that the Dell doesn't have.

I would recommend the HP

(Besides that after Points and Amex statement credit the HP will be cheaper)

@DH Data Recovery - I agree Dell is way better Tech Support, but I think a 2 year warranty makes it better, and this Dell prob only has the Mail in Warranty, not in home
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 24, 2012, 11:09:39 AM
I didn't check all the options - I posted the hp a while back. My reccomendation is if both are exactly the same, otherwise 2 yr warranty and graphics card are obviously better.
(I'm still wary of HP sometimes because of the whole dv6000, dv2000 fiasco) and mail in warranty doesn't bother me as a tech - I just request all the parts and change it myself.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: YankyDoodle on August 24, 2012, 06:44:31 PM
HP SleekBook (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/A9G89AV?adid=10443468&affpid=2026489&aoid=35252)

i3, 4Gb, 500GB $574

Coupon - NBR5142

Not a steal, but a good price for this machine

With a Amex Biz Card get 10% statement credit

Different than this?

How does the hp envy 4-1010us sleekbook stack up?

Amazon has it on a lightning sale for $550 (down from $640, $780 list)

Title: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
Post by: Name Changed on August 24, 2012, 06:49:43 PM
Different than this?
The one from HP direct is the 4t-1000

But I think they are the same specs.

The Amazon one is now at $649

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 24, 2012, 06:57:45 PM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+14%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Diamond+Black/6366622.p?id=1218732823380&skuId=6366622) has this Dell 14R for $349

i3-2330M
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
USB 3.0
Bluetooth
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 24, 2012, 07:06:23 PM
BestBuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1218551140714&type=product&ci_src=11138ci_sku=1218551140714&cjsku=1218551140714&AID=10474050&PID=2026489&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Folspage.jsp%3Fid%3D1218551140714%26type%3Dproduct%26ci_src%3D11138ci_sku%3D1218551140714%26cjsku%3D1218551140714&ref=39&CJPID=2026489&loc=01) has this Dell 15R for $399

i3-2350M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
USB 3.0
Bluetooth
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 25, 2012, 09:40:14 PM
How does sleekbook  compare with MacBook air?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 25, 2012, 09:44:11 PM
MacBook is thinner and more expensive and doesn't run windows :P
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 25, 2012, 10:06:59 PM
How does sleekbook  compare with MacBook air?
It doesn't ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 25, 2012, 10:34:51 PM
It doesn't ;)
haha very technical response

so mr name changed is a mac fan?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 25, 2012, 10:44:00 PM
haha very technical response

so mr name changed is a mac fan?
I actually am an Mac Fan (not iPad)

I don't have a Mac, as I gotta be a Windows user to always be up to date, and familiar ect... :(

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 25, 2012, 11:59:56 PM
So this sleek book doesn't even compare with Mac?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 26, 2012, 12:31:17 AM
So this sleek book doesn't even compare with Mac?
Its very hard to compare a standard laptop with a Mac.

Actual specs the Macbook Air is thinner, has i5 processor, SSD drive, a higher res display, and waaaay longer battery life.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 26, 2012, 08:21:31 AM
Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - i5 processor 8GB RAM 750GB HD - $499 at newegg.com
Great Price
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 26, 2012, 09:36:24 AM
HP DV6QE (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configuration.do?destination=review&config_id=7418728&adid=10428184&affpid=552179&aoid=35252) $699
Coupon - NB2481

The lowest I have seen this configuration at is $729.

Now its for $699 but has a DVD-RW and not a Blu-Ray Drive.

Specs:
i7-3610QM
8GB Ram
1TB Hard Drive
1GB Dedicated Graphics
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 26, 2012, 09:39:13 AM
processor seems a little lower than usual
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 26, 2012, 09:50:06 AM
processor seems a little lower than usual
What do you mean?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 26, 2012, 09:59:07 AM
i7-3210 most of the HP dv6 & dv7 were coming with i7 3610. 3210 seems more like i5
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 26, 2012, 10:19:34 AM
i7-3210 most of the HP dv6 & dv7 were coming with i7 3610. 3210 seems more like i5
I made a mistake - its actually the i7-3610QM

I fixed it in the other post

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 26, 2012, 01:07:06 PM
Toshiba 14" i5 3rd gen/ $549 or $449 with student ID rebate!
Great Price

http://www.staples.com/Toshina-Satellite-R945-P440-140-Laptop/product_931106?storeId=10001&AID=10422268&CID=AFF%253A4328635%253A4328635%253A10422268&cm_mmc=CJ-_-4328635-_-4328635-_-10422268&PID=552179
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on August 26, 2012, 02:34:04 PM
does anyone have any student xbox codes from microsoft
that they are not using
 (they ran out)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 26, 2012, 02:42:17 PM
I may have one if I dont find any good laptop prices by them. when does the deal expire?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on August 26, 2012, 02:57:30 PM
9/23/2012
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 27, 2012, 07:38:33 AM
Toshiba 14" i5 3rd gen/ $549 or $449 with student ID rebate!
Great Price

http://www.staples.com/Toshina-Satellite-R945-P440-140-Laptop/product_931106?storeId=10001&AID=10422268&CID=AFF%253A4328635%253A4328635%253A10422268&cm_mmc=CJ-_-4328635-_-4328635-_-10422268&PID=552179
Has some bad reviews, was just going to get the Lenovo from New Egg but it's OOS:-(

Any other options?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: boruch on August 27, 2012, 02:08:44 PM
does anyone have any student xbox codes from microsoft
that they are not using
 (they ran out)

I have one. how do i send it to you?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 27, 2012, 05:32:17 PM
why is everyone especially in school suckers for macs?
I mean are they gettin it for the light up apple or other hype or they cuz its sucha good machine?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2012, 05:34:38 PM
Because Macs are cool
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2012, 05:58:44 PM
Dell has the Inspiron 14z i3 Processor For $430 aftter $70 Coupon

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncws29&model_id=inspiron-n411z&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

Coupon Code: 2SQ9$G1G5P82SF

This is a very nice slim laptop!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 27, 2012, 06:02:35 PM
Dell has the Inspiron 14z i3 Processor For $430 aftter $70 Coupon

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncws29&model_id=inspiron-n411z&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

Coupon Code: 2SQ9$G1G5P82SF

This is a very nice slim laptop!
  hows that compare with envy sleekbook
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2012, 06:06:18 PM
The Envy sleekbook is nicer, However it's $100 more.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 27, 2012, 06:19:30 PM
The Envy sleekbook is nicer, However it's $100 more.
nicer looking? or better?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2012, 06:21:56 PM
Nicer Looking - I Didn't test the sleekbook yet, to be honest. I did sell a couple of Dell 14z and so far customer were happy with it. It has a nice solid feel to it.
@Name Changed - did you work with the hp sleekbooks yet?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 27, 2012, 06:40:31 PM
so to splurge on mac?! or settle with dell 14z or hp sleekbook?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2012, 06:44:40 PM
all depends on whats the most important to you, price? size? weight? operating system and compatibility? etc
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 27, 2012, 06:46:55 PM
all depends on whats the most important to you, price? size? weight? operating system and compatibility? etc
fitting in with everyone else that has it....
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 27, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
Mac for sure then. You can be an elitist too and look down at all the pc users - maybe even sue anyone else that has a similiar product :P
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 27, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
Mac for sure then. You can be an elitist too and look down at all the pc users - maybe even sue anyone else that has a similiar product :P
i already look down at pcs users

does it add anything that macs have strong resale value?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 27, 2012, 11:27:26 PM
Does it add anything that macs have strong resale value?
As good as a resale value it has, the cost of owning it will still be more than a windows laptop.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 28, 2012, 01:48:35 AM
Nicer Looking - I Didn't test the sleekbook yet, to be honest. I did sell a couple of Dell 14z and so far customer were happy with it. It has a nice solid feel to it.
@Name Changed - did you work with the hp sleekbooks yet?

I just bought a 14z for someone on eBay, and now he decided he doesn't want it because it doesn't look like an ultrabook to him. Is there more than one iteration of the 14z (with varying thickness)?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 28, 2012, 01:58:22 AM
Dell has the Inspiron 14z i3 Processor For $430 aftter $70 Coupon

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncws29&model_id=inspiron-n411z&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

Coupon Code: 2SQ9$G1G5P82SF

This is a very nice slim laptop!
Would you recommend this over the toshiba?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 08:26:31 AM
@Name Changed - did you work with the hp sleekbooks yet?
Not yet
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 08:31:09 AM
I just bought a 14z for someone on eBay, and now he decided he doesn't want it because it doesn't look like an ultrabook to him. Is there more than one iteration of the 14z (with varying thickness)?
Dell has the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, and the XPS 14 Ultrabook

I personally wouldnt call the Inspiron a true Ultrabook, even though Dell is calling it that.
The XPS 14 is an Ultrabook, but is much more costly.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 09:08:17 AM
I think there's a newer inspiron 14z and an old one. The old 14z is not an ultraportable  its just a little thinner than the 14r.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 09:14:24 AM
I think there's a newer inspiron 14z and an old one. The old 14z is not an ultraportable  its just a little thinner than the 14r.
That's correct, the old 14z is similar to the 14R, just a little slicker, and for some odd reason has hidden ports.

The current "Inspiron 14z Ultrabook" is a new laptop that Dell is calling an Ultrabook

@DH Data Recovery - what do you think about that?

Also Dell has came out with XPS 14 which is in place of the XPS 14z.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 09:27:25 AM
the new XPS are definitely nice and pretty slim
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 09:33:39 AM
the new XPS are definitely nice and pretty slim
I'm asking what do you think about the New Inspiron 14z
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 09:47:52 AM
didn't work with them yet - the new inspiron 14r actually took a little from the 14z design
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 09:50:19 AM
didn't work with them yet - the new inspiron 14r actually took a little from the 14z design
New 14R?

I haven't seen that yet
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 09:55:10 AM
sorry meant 15r looks like the a little like the xps
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 12:17:56 PM
Toshiba 15.6" i7 3rd Generation Processor 8GB Ram 750GB HD - $649 at Quill
http://www.quill.com/catalog/browse/sku.aspx?SKU=261087&PageType=1&frm=S&MMC=AFF_PRODUCT_FEED
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 01:29:56 PM
Could anyone help me?

I am looking for a 15.6" Laptop that has a touchscreen.

I know Dell had the XPS 15 with that option, but that's not avail anymore.

I actually have never ever thought it makes sense to have a laptop touch screen, so I never paid attention to that spec - and I cant remember what models have it.

I do know that the higher end Thinkpads have that, but I am looking for something under $1000
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 01:34:40 PM
How fast does it have to be?

Ever saw this acer its a 14" but looks really cool (i've never used it or actually seen it)

Acer ICONIA-6120 14 inch Tablet PC
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 01:39:01 PM
I never saw that model in real life.

I actually am not a fan of that laptop, as its doesn't have a keyboard, and doesn't have the potability of a tablet.

It is an option to consider in my case, just its a little above the budget.

In truth an XPS 15 with a touchscreen would be perfect, it would probably cost $750 AC
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 01:45:08 PM
I'm not certain they still make that though
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 01:48:51 PM
I'm not certain they still make that though
I'm certain they dont make it,

Hence:
In truth an XPS 15 with a touchscreen would be perfect, it would probably cost $750 AC
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 28, 2012, 02:46:40 PM
anyone know where ot get a cheap but GOOD battery replacement for my lenovo T400 I can get a 9 cell from lenovo on amazon for 80 anything cheaper?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 02:59:45 PM
anyone know where ot get a cheap but GOOD battery replacement for my lenovo T400 I can get a 9 cell from lenovo on amazon for 80 anything cheaper?
I had good experience buying batteries on eBay in the past
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 28, 2012, 03:01:14 PM
In truth an XPS 15 with a touchscreen would be perfect, it would probably cost $750 AC

Doesn't exist on DellOutlet/eBay/craigslist etc?

What will the touchscreen be used for (curious)?

I had good experience buying batteries on eBay in the past

Too many sellers on eBay, how do you know what's good?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 28, 2012, 03:03:32 PM

Too many sellers on eBay, how do you know what's good?
+1
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 03:06:30 PM
Doesn't exist on DellOutlet/eBay/craigslist etc?

What will the touchscreen be used for (curious)?

Too many sellers on eBay, how do you know what's good?
Look for a Top-Rated seller, that offers a warranty

(not that they stand behind the warranty)

Congrats to me on 2k posts :D
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 28, 2012, 03:08:36 PM
Look for a Top-Rated seller, that offers a warranty

(not that they stand behind the warranty)

Congrats to me on 2k posts :D
the cheapest i see with a "warranty" is 45 v the genuine one on amazon is 80
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 03:15:37 PM
the cheapest i see with a "warranty" is 45 v the genuine one on amazon is 80
Your choice how much you wanna pay.

IMHO 2 eBay ones will last longer than one Amazon Genuine one

Also I see on Amazon non genuine for $35

Doesn't exist on DellOutlet/eBay/craigslist etc?
on Dell outlet:
Sorry. The product you are looking for is currently out of stock
You may want to choose different filter options now, try your search again later, or call 1-888-518-3355 to have a sales representative assist you with your search.

What will the touchscreen be used for (curious)?
Program for testing kids
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 28, 2012, 03:24:14 PM
Your choice how much you wanna pay.

IMHO 2 eBay ones will last longer than one Amazon Genuine one

Also I see on Amazon non genuine for $35
on Dell outlet:
Sorry. The product you are looking for is currently out of stock
You may want to choose different filter options now, try your search again later, or call 1-888-518-3355 to have a sales representative assist you with your search.
Program for testing kids
you think two amazon 35 dollar ones is better than one amazon genuine
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 03:42:32 PM
you think two amazon 35 dollar ones is better than one amazon genuine
The charge might last a little longer on the genuine (even though I have seen non genuine last longer)
But, the life of 2 will be longer

(its really hard to give accurate info, as all different batteries could give different results, on the quality of the cells they use)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 03:46:58 PM
anyone know where ot get a cheap but GOOD battery replacement for my lenovo T400 I can get a 9 cell from lenovo on amazon for 80 anything cheaper?
I usually try to get a reputable battery company, or original - not that they will necessarily last longer but I've seen some batteries or ac adpaters from china overheat and melt.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 04:41:05 PM
LENOVO IdeaPad Z570

i7 2nd Gen Processor  - $599

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246319
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 28, 2012, 09:15:17 PM
Still on the lookout for a $500 laptop with the best value. I missed the las Newegg.

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 09:49:18 PM
The one now for $599 is pretty good, and if you use UR you get 5% back as well.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 09:51:13 PM
Great Price for ultra-portable

Asus B23E-XH71 12.5" LED-backlit Notebook
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7 GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Windows 7 Professional
3 yr Warranty!!!

$699



http://www.adorama.com/ASB23EXH71.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_227502
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 28, 2012, 10:25:50 PM
my lil sis asked me to find her a laptop;
She is looking to spend $300-$400 including tax and just needs a basic laptop which she can write papers surf the web and watch movies on, small would be a plus but 15.6 is good too, any ideas?
Thanks
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 28, 2012, 10:29:28 PM
my lil sis asked me to find her a laptop;
She is looking to spend $300-$400 including tax and just needs a basic laptop which she can write papers surf the web and watch movies on, small would be a plus but 15.6 is good too, any ideas?
Thanks
+1
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 10:35:49 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246496
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 10:39:44 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246496
Here (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0082PT6VO/?tag=cl03f-20/) on Amazon at the same price $399

No tax, and with Amazon they have a return policy, Newegg doesnt let returns on laptops
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 10:40:15 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+14%26%2334%3B+Inspiron+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Diamond+Black/6366622.p?id=1218732823380&skuId=6366622&st=14r&cp=1&lp=1

14" Dell 14r $379
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 10:40:36 PM
Here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0082PT6VO/) on Amazon at the same price $399

No tax, and with Amazon they have a return policy, Newegg doesnt let returns on laptops

Newegg has 5% UR
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 28, 2012, 11:04:30 PM
Thanks all!!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 28, 2012, 11:11:52 PM
Newegg has 5% UR
You mean 5x points, worth much more than 5% ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 11:12:55 PM
exactly
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 28, 2012, 11:13:41 PM
Thanks all!!

NP I think the 14r at bestbuy is prob the better option
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 28, 2012, 11:15:16 PM
As good as a resale value it has, the cost of owning it will still be more than a windows laptop.
please elaborate
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 29, 2012, 12:07:12 AM
please elaborate
A Mac has a better resale value, but you are paying a higher price for it, and even though as per the percent of the price you paid you will get (resale) closer to what you paid, since its a more expensive computer the cost of having it is still much more.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 12:16:24 AM
You can't repair it everywhere, also generally speaking macs are more expensive to repair once they break, and parts are mire proprietary
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JamesIV on August 29, 2012, 03:28:58 AM
I just bought the lenovo ideapad y480 has 3rd gen i7-3610QM 2.3GHz 8gb ram 1tb hdd for 800$ so far so good.
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=C7563337D3E07CC4B84607F2E57AE7FD&action=init


selling my old asus on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330785667387?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 07:51:28 AM
selling my old asus on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330785667387?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
retail value $600?? Lol
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JamesIV on August 29, 2012, 11:22:41 AM
retail value $600?? Lol
http://computers.pricegrabber.com/laptop/A53e-Xe1-Led-Notebook-Intel-Core-I3-I3-2310m-Ghz/m905501578.html
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 11:36:25 AM
That was a long time ago... good luck though
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 12:46:14 PM
Dell Inspiron 15

$500 After Coupon Code: 4HJSP8ZT49TW4K

i5 2nd gen Processor

6GB Ram

1TB Hard Drive

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&oc=FNDAZ45&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 29, 2012, 01:32:24 PM
Looking for something very portable, in the $600-$700 range. using mainly for web design and photo shop
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 01:34:47 PM
Great Price for ultra-portable

Asus B23E-XH71 12.5" LED-backlit Notebook
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7 GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Windows 7 Professional
3 yr Warranty!!!

$699



http://www.adorama.com/ASB23EXH71.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_227502

How's That?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 29, 2012, 01:36:40 PM
How's That?
No longer available
(tried already)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 29, 2012, 02:05:49 PM
Any other ideas?
Otherwise they are buying this
http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/R930/R935-ST2N01/
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JamesIV on August 29, 2012, 02:23:01 PM
That was a long time ago... good luck though
I know. Hoping for 3-400$ I'm good with that
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 02:56:29 PM
No longer available
(tried already)

Still looks available, just checked
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 29, 2012, 02:58:35 PM
Still looks available, just checked
You're. Guess it was down and came back
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 03:03:28 PM
lemme know how you like it. It looks really nice - and has 3 year warranty! which is great for ultraportables they tend to break faster due to misuse
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 29, 2012, 03:07:59 PM
lemme know how you like it. It looks really nice - and has 3 year warranty! which is great for ultraportables they tend to break faster due to misuse

You're referring to the Toshiba? Mrs. Dan has an earlier iteration of it, it's the poor man's Vaio Z :)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 03:09:30 PM
No I'm referring to the asus. I'm not really overly impressed with this toshiba - needs at least a faster speed hard drive.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 29, 2012, 03:12:36 PM
No I'm referring to the asus. I'm not really overly impressed with this toshiba - needs at least a faster speed hard drive.

Ah, Ergel was saying it's OOS, apparently it's back in stock. Nice machine, but no optical drive (for those who prefer it).
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 29, 2012, 03:14:03 PM
How does Dans post of Lenovo G570 15.6″ Laptop For Just $399.99 Shipped From Amazon! Compare with Lenovo® G570 (4334-9MU) Laptop Computer With 15.6" Screen & 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3 Processor from office depot?
Dans Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0082PT6VO/?tag=cl03f-20
Office depot link http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/305869/Lenovo-G570-4334-9MU-Laptop-Computer/#firstTab
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 03:16:58 PM
Same thing - I actually posted the deal from office depot a couple of times here already!
My come out close or similiar price since amazon has no tax and OD does have. ANd OD isn't available onmline at this time
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 03:18:00 PM
Ah, Ergel was saying it's OOS, apparently it's back in stock. Nice machine, but no optical drive (for those who prefer it).

True but this is way smaller then the toshiba - this is a real ultra-portable - and closer to the size of some of the sony's (which don'thave optical drives either)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 29, 2012, 03:32:48 PM
Same thing - I actually posted the deal from office depot a couple of times here already!
My come out close or similiar price since amazon has no tax and OD does have. ANd OD isn't available onmline at this time
Does the  4334EAU in the Amazon listing, and the 4334-9MU not mean anything? Just trying to understand. Also, is this really such a great deal?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 03:40:04 PM
I think it refers to the color. Amazon - Black, Office Depot - Brown. Also I've found that certain model are sold specifically in certain stores and will get their own identifiable model number. Im not sure though. As far as great deal - Its pretty much the standard price right now for this laptop but the price may go back up... who knows. It's a good solid laptop for $399 - and is equal to the dell inspiron if the specs and price are the same.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 29, 2012, 04:40:11 PM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?reconfigure=true&vw=list&cart=ActiveCart&id=ee3bc97d-6713-44bc-844b-c8f24e5f6c12&ecomm=ecomm.dell.com&c=us&l=en&cs=19) Dell is selling an Inspiron 15 for $350

i3-2370M
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ZCN on August 29, 2012, 04:49:04 PM
Here (http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?reconfigure=true&vw=list&cart=ActiveCart&id=ee3bc97d-6713-44bc-844b-c8f24e5f6c12&ecomm=ecomm.dell.com&c=us&l=en&cs=19) Dell is selling an Inspiron 15 for $350

i3-2370M
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth


Link is not working
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 29, 2012, 10:57:28 PM
Same thing - I actually posted the deal from office depot a couple of times here already!
My come out close or similiar price since amazon has no tax and OD does have. ANd OD isn't available onmline at this time
it seems that amazon is charging tax
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 11:04:07 PM
then get it at newegg, they have a similar model
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 29, 2012, 11:18:56 PM
then get it at newegg, they have a similar model
do u know what I should search for? the same thing or something else?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 29, 2012, 11:45:51 PM
it seems that amazon is charging tax
What state are you in?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 29, 2012, 11:56:48 PM
Lenovo g570 get the one for $399
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 29, 2012, 11:59:49 PM
What state are you in?
N.Y.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: E on August 30, 2012, 12:07:00 AM
Just bought myself a Lenovo x230 i5 4GB 1600*900 res 320GB 7200 RPM $615 ai using Barnes & nobles great portable solid feeling laptop so far.

http://shoplenovo.i2.com/SEUILibrary/controller/Lenovo:EnterStdAffinity?affinity=barnesnoblegold&ConfigContext=StdAffinityPortal
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 12:12:52 AM
that's a nice price for a very solidly built laptop - I just hate the fact that they look so ancient . They didn't change that design in 10 years!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 30, 2012, 12:14:07 AM
Lenovo g570 get the one for $399
thanks, just ordered
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 30, 2012, 12:26:31 AM
does anyone have any student xbox codes from microsoft
that they are not using
 (they ran out)

they restocked on codes
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: E on August 30, 2012, 12:28:45 AM
that's a nice price for a very solidly built laptop - I just hate the fact that they look so ancient . They didn't change that design in 10 years!
I really don't mind the look it's feels solid and it works well - I'm thiking about the X1 carbon that actually looks nice
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 11:24:34 AM
Dell Inspiron 17r

i7 2nd generation Processor
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

$599 at Tigerdirect

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3828348&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=Es5Ekr9eEBk-wC1A7VQi6QO5uJks6B9L3w
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: nis965 on August 30, 2012, 01:18:47 PM
Nice! It's a shame I can't stand TigerDirect!!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 02:37:37 PM
Why not?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: nis965 on August 30, 2012, 03:00:25 PM
After they played games with the Touchpad firesale I swore them off!!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 03:34:19 PM
everyone played with the touchpad firesale - I blame HP
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 30, 2012, 04:23:08 PM
then get it at newegg, they have a similar model
newegg doesnt charge tax?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 30, 2012, 04:30:38 PM
newegg doesnt charge tax?
Not to all states, To NJ they charge NY not

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 30, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
nope
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 30, 2012, 04:43:58 PM
Not to all states, To NJ they charge NY not
Well, Im from Jersey so.... :-[
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on August 30, 2012, 05:00:57 PM
Well, Im from Jersey so.... :-[
They ask for a address not a ID
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on August 30, 2012, 09:35:53 PM
newegg doesnt charge tax?
I wasn't charged
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 30, 2012, 09:59:42 PM
A Mac has a better resale value, but you are paying a higher price for it, and even though as per the percent of the price you paid you will get (resale) closer to what you paid, since its a more expensive computer the cost of having it is still much more.
what do u consider that actual vale of a MacBook air
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 30, 2012, 11:54:56 PM
what do u consider that actual vale of a MacBook air
It varies.

I would say often 80% to its original value, when a regular laptop would resell at maybe 60%
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 08:03:48 AM
Lenovo Z570 (1024DBU) 15.6"
i5 2nd gen processor
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

$349 After $100 rebate
at Newegg.com

Great Price!!!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 08:37:34 AM
Lenovo Z570 (1024DBU) 15.6"
i5 2nd gen processor
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

$349 After $100 rebate
at Newegg.com

Great Price!!!
It more than a great price it HOT!!

Here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310530&Tpk=1024DBU)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 08:42:28 AM
yup, limit 1 per customer though
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 08:53:50 AM
they have a few other configurations - they have the u400 with i5 processor for $479 as well!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 31, 2012, 09:18:41 AM
Just bought the Amazon 1 yesterday. What are their retutn policies? The item has been shipped and is arriving sometime today.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 09:20:18 AM
Just bought the Amazon 1 yesterday. What are their retutn policies? The item has been shipped and is arriving sometime today.
Amazon will take back w/o any problems
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Red on August 31, 2012, 09:23:57 AM
Amazon will take back w/o any problems
Isn't that only for items sold by amazon and not third party sellers?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 09:28:30 AM
Isn't that only for items sold by amazon and not third party sellers?
Correct.

IIRC the Lenovo deals was sold by Amazon direct.

But also all Amazon fulfilled has the same return policy as if sold by Amazon
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 09:41:52 AM
this is probably the best laptop deal in the past month
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 09:53:18 AM
this is probably the best laptop deal in the past month
+1
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 09:55:25 AM
Newegg return policy?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 09:55:45 AM
Newegg return policy?
NO returns on Laptops
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 09:58:03 AM
Can return it to amex, though, right?
And is there a warranty on this laptop
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 10:13:31 AM
Can return it to amex, though, right?
And is there a warranty on this laptop
Yes you could return to Amex
1 Year Lenovo warranty + 1 year Amex :)
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 10:17:30 AM
Yes you could return to Amex
1 Year Lenovo warranty + 1 year Amex :)
Wife is sleeping, should I buy and ask questions later?
And is there any way to get a two year warranty plus amex
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 10:23:21 AM
Wife is sleeping, should I buy and ask questions later?
And is there any way to get a two year warranty plus amex
Buy now ask later ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 31, 2012, 10:25:03 AM
They have warranty options for extra $$$.

BTW Just bought the Newegg deal, will be returning the one from Amazon.

Thanks @DHDataRecovery
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 10:25:54 AM
They have warranty options for extra $$$.
But amex won't add on top of those
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 31, 2012, 10:26:05 AM
Wife is sleeping, should I buy and ask questions later?
And is there any way to get a two year warranty plus amex
She isn't the only one, seems like Dan is sleeping too:-)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 10:27:01 AM
She isn't the only one, seems like Dan is sleeping too:-)
Nah, it's newegg, not so interesting for dan
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 10:33:28 AM
Bought, with 5ppd from UR. $450 - $100 - $35 = $315. Pretty happy with that. It's gonna be my wife's bday present
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 10:34:51 AM
Guys Don't hate me, I just improved the deal!

Buy it with the combo - and its about $315!!!! Including a case!! (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/23861/)


Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 10:45:34 AM
Guys Don't hate me, I just improved the deal!

Buy it with the combo - and its about $315!!!! Including a case!!


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16834310530&SubCategory=32&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=361116&SID=FWb2ypz5
is this a GOOD computer.  If i usually have like 30 tabs open and workd processing and maybe playing some games
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 10:46:02 AM
How do I cancel?
ETA:cancelled
ETA2:reordered
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 10:49:41 AM
Very Nice specs - I would sell this computer usually for $575 min.

Amazing Laptop for this price
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 10:51:12 AM
ooooo I made it to the main site ;D
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 10:55:35 AM
She isn't the only one, seems like Dan is sleeping too:-)
I should be sleeping. Red-eyes stink, but switching airports after a red-eye stinks even more.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 10:56:26 AM
Yes you could return to Amex
Return protection is up to $300, though they should take back more expensive items but will cap reimbursement at $300.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 31, 2012, 10:58:12 AM
ooooo I made it to the main site ;D

How's the screen on this computer? The last computer I ordered for someone had an awful looking screen.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 10:58:52 AM
How's the screen on this computer? The last computer I ordered for someone had an awful looking screen.
The screen is weak, but is what you'd expect at this price, 1366 x 768
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:00:17 AM
Thanks DH. Finally get to replace my Dell Studio 1555. 3 years old.
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
4GB, DDR2, 800MHz 2 Dimm
How much you think I can get for it?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: CopyJosh on August 31, 2012, 11:01:07 AM
I had this in my cart on checkout just in case while I went over the specs.. would have snatched it too except the 13**x7** is such a knock-off resolution. The Y480's were going for $800 earlier this week, think they went up to $850+ now, but I would have got those too except they also are 13x7!  Why is Lenovo sporting 13x7 on so many of their even high-end laptops?

-edit- LOL! the ONE time I don't heed the 'new posts' warning.. :P
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 11:01:25 AM
Anyone know details on the Windows 8 refund mentioned on the rebate?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:01:40 AM
The screen is weak, but is what you'd expect at this price, 1366 x 768
Screen is typical - just like 75% of laptop screens.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:02:00 AM
Anyone know details on the Windows 8 refund mentioned on the rebate?
Upgrade is $14.99. Get a $15 prepaid card for upgrading
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 11:02:26 AM
Just because it's typical doesn't mean it's not weak.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 11:02:42 AM
Upgrade is $14.99. Get a $15 prepaid card for upgrading
How? Link?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 11:04:12 AM
How? Link?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310530

scroll down

Quote
GET AN UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 8
Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99*

We’ve got you covered.

STEPS

     1. Buy a Windows 7 PC Today
     2. Go to windowsupgradeoffer.com
     3. Redeem your upgrade

TERMS
*Offer valid June 2, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Redeem download of Windows 8 when available. For complete details, visit windowsupgradeoffer.com.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 31, 2012, 11:04:40 AM
The screen is weak, but is what you'd expect at this price, 1366 x 768

Is it any better than the deal for that laptop from BestBuy a while back? 

Looking to buy my mother a laptop but I want to get her one with a nice screen. Any recommendations anyone?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:05:09 AM
Just because it's typical doesn't mean it's not weak.
;D
What I'm saying is in response to sky121 - this isn't an awful screen its typical, so if that was really awful, its possible it wasn' the same screen. Also screen looks dif from company to company and from model to model even if both are 1366-768
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:06:48 AM
Get an upgrade to Windows 8
Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99*

We’ve got you covered.

STEPS

     1. Buy a Windows 7 PC Today
     2. Go to windowsupgradeoffer.com
     3. Redeem your upgrade

TERMS
*Offer valid June 2, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Redeem download of Windows 8 when available. For complete details, visit windowsupgradeoffer.com.



$15 off Windows® 8 upgrade, see link for details
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:07:06 AM
Is it any better than the deal for that laptop from BestBuy a while back? 

Looking to buy my mother a laptop but I want to get her one with a nice screen. Any recommendations anyone?
what best buy deal?

This is the best deal (without any price mistakes or shtick) I've seen in a really long time. This is Black Friday Good!!! (back when black friday had good deals)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 11:07:37 AM
Get an upgrade to Windows 8
Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99*

We’ve got you covered.

STEPS

     1. Buy a Windows 7 PC Today
     2. Go to windowsupgradeoffer.com
     3. Redeem your upgrade

TERMS
*Offer valid June 2, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Redeem download of Windows 8 when available. For complete details, visit windowsupgradeoffer.com.



$15 off Windows® 8 upgrade, see link for details

That's to get it for $14.99, but how do you get it free?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:08:28 AM
That's to get it for $14.99, but how do you get it free?

Once its Out - I'll take care of that for you ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:08:49 AM
That's to get it for $14.99, but how do you get it free?
The last line is a $15 rebate card (from earlier on the page)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 31, 2012, 11:09:08 AM
what best buy deal?

This is the best deal (without any price mistakes or shtick) I've seen in a really long time. This is Black Friday Good!!! (back when black friday had good deals)

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22000

The screen on this was def not to my liking. I think I have a lower end computer as well. And the screen on my laptop is just fine. But the best buy computer went back to the store for the screen alone.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:10:43 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22000

The screen on this was def not to my liking. I think I have a lower end computer as well. And the screen on my laptop is just fine. But the best buy computer went back to the store for the screen alone.

Thats reg Price compared to this. Grab one - trust me!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 31, 2012, 11:10:59 AM
The last line is a $15 rebate card (from earlier on the page)
And what is the link to the $15 rebate card?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 31, 2012, 11:11:46 AM
Thats reg Price compared to this. Grab one - trust me!

No, I know the price is better here for sure - my question is about the screen. And I don't want to have to go through the hassle of having to return it to AMEX afterwards.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:12:28 AM
And what is the link to the $15 rebate card?
That I don't know the answer to
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:12:51 AM
is this a GOOD computer.  If i usually have like 30 tabs open and workd processing and maybe playing some games
bump
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:13:28 AM
And what is the link to the $15 rebate card?
http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/Lenovo63MIRsAug3112Jan3113cx61.pdf
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:13:52 AM
No, I know the price is better here for sure - my question is about the screen. And I don't want to have to go through the hassle of having to return it to AMEX afterwards.

You dont like it within a few days - I'll take it off your hands:)

Or you can get the u400 14" with a graphics card for $450 This is a beautiful laptop

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1052213&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=270723
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:15:25 AM
You dont like it within a few days - I'll take it off your hands:)

Or you can get the u400 14" with a graphics card for $450 This is a beautiful laptop

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1052213&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=270723
oos at least the case is
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:16:35 AM
http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/Lenovo63MIRsAug3112Jan3113cx61.pdf
shkoyach. I guess they reversed <a href="http://www.neowin.net/news/no-windows-8-upgrade-rebate-offer-from-lenovo">this</a> decision
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:17:49 AM
oos at least the case is

U400 Without the combo - $479
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: yas on August 31, 2012, 11:18:38 AM
How do i fill out the rebate if i did not recieve the computer yet? They need the actual serial number and the rebate expires on 9/3.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:24:58 AM
Combo is gone, but original laptop is still available.
Thanks for the advice @Name Changed
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 11:25:18 AM
How do i fill out the rebate if i did not recieve the computer yet? They need the actual serial number and the rebate expires on 9/3.

You have til 30 days to send in rebate.

Anyone think there will be an issue with ordering 2 to different addresses but paying with the same cc in terms of the rebate?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 31, 2012, 11:26:15 AM
Deal is DEAD!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:26:50 AM
Deal is DEAD!
-1, combo is DEAD, laptop only still available
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:27:23 AM
combo is dead waited to long any way to get it back?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:28:07 AM
combo is dead waited to long any way to get it back?
Snooze you lose
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 31, 2012, 11:32:04 AM
im so confused the computer is in stock but the combo is oos

how is it MORE $$$ for JUST the computer?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:33:55 AM
Because the combo deal was up without the rebate etc - when the laptop was going for over $500
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 31, 2012, 11:34:15 AM
now itz 350 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310530
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:34:29 AM
combo is dead waited to long any way to get it back?
I said not to wait!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:35:50 AM
I said not to wait!
i know i couldnt decide :(
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 31, 2012, 11:36:54 AM
is it still a hot deal at 350?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:37:11 AM
ahhh cant decide what to do
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 31, 2012, 11:37:35 AM


how is it MORE $$$ for JUST the computer?

Sounds like an Israeli deal.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:38:18 AM
Guys You cant go wrong for this price. Anyone that buys it and doesn't like it - if its still in perfect brand new condition in the box within a day or 2 I will take it off your hands for $350
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2012, 11:39:05 AM
now itz 350 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310530

Its $450 with $100 rebate
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:39:21 AM
THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD BUY IT WITH UR AND THEN GIVE TO ME TO MAKE MONEY ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2012, 11:40:01 AM
Guys You cant go wrong for this price. Anyone that buys it and doesn't like it - if its still in perfect brand new condition in the box within a day or 2 I will take it off your hands for $350

Cost me $480 ($30 tax  :( )
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 31, 2012, 11:40:29 AM
THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD BUY IT WITH UR AND THEN GIVE TO ME TO MAKE MONEY ;)
Lol
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 31, 2012, 11:41:45 AM
I was in middle of buying adjusting shipping when it died. Any chance Newweg will give it to me if I complain?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:45:57 AM
Prob Not
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:48:20 AM
im on the phone with them trying
EDIT they offered me a $25 new egg gc after purchase
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 11:53:48 AM
You may end up losing the whole laptop as well if it goes oos.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:55:59 AM
is there a mall i should order it through?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 11:57:21 AM
UR
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 11:59:58 AM
bought it
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 12:02:12 PM
Ok, GImme your feedback once you get it
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2012, 12:17:23 PM
Rebate form states the original UPC is required , so if anyone plans on flipping it - this may not work out. . .
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2012, 12:19:35 PM
Rebate form states the original UPC is needed , so if anyone plans on flipping it - this may not work out. . .
from the box though- not pc itself?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 31, 2012, 12:21:13 PM
Rebate form states the original UPC is required , so if anyone plans on flipping it - this may not work out. . .

People buy and sell stuff all the time with the UPC cut put (with a razor blade, you don't even have to open the box).

from the box though- not pc itself?

Don't fret, they're not expecting you to peel stickers off the PC :P
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2012, 12:21:42 PM
also its 1st generation i5- i think this is the catch-the processor is a few yrs old ?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 12:22:00 PM
People buy and sell stuff all the time with the UPC cut put (with a razor blade, you don't even have to open the box).
+1
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 12:22:27 PM
also its 1st generation i5- i think this is the catch-the processor is a few yrs old ?
2nd Gen!! And thats still a very current processor
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2012, 12:23:04 PM
2nd Gen!! And thats still a very current processor
where do you see its 2nd?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 12:29:53 PM
•Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz
1st gen only had 3 digits after i5
1st gen is i5-xxx
2nd gen is i5-2xxx
3rd gen is i5-3xxx
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on August 31, 2012, 12:54:15 PM
Guys You cant go wrong for this price. Anyone that buys it and doesn't like it - if its still in perfect brand new condition in the box within a day or 2 I will take it off your hands for $350
+1

I could offer to take it from you
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 31, 2012, 01:00:21 PM
Shipped
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2012, 01:11:28 PM
People buy and sell stuff all the time with the UPC cut put (with a razor blade, you don't even have to open the box).

Don't fret, they're not expecting you to peel stickers off the PC :P

K Thanx.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 01:13:57 PM
so i bought it i think i got them to thrown in a $50 gc bc the combo went out when i was ordering ti plus 2250 Ur  points plus 450 spg
pro can sell gc fr 40
sp 350-40-40(UR)-9(spg)=$261
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2012, 01:30:31 PM
so i bought it i think i got them to thrown in a $50 gc bc the combo went out when i was ordering ti plus 2250 Ur  points plus 450 spg
pro can sell gc fr 40
sp 350-40-40(UR)-9(spg)=$261

howd you get the gc from 25 to 50?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 31, 2012, 01:33:45 PM
howd you get the gc from 25 to 50?
i called to ask them a q and they were like we iwll issue the 50 gc once their is an invoice. even if its only 25 total comes out to be 281 still a great price
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 31, 2012, 01:39:02 PM
they wudnt give me any gc!!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: nis965 on August 31, 2012, 02:30:49 PM
I chatted CSR went back and forth for a bit but I got a 25$ credit!

CSR: Due to the inconvenience, we would issue a $25
credit to you as an exception. I will keep an eye on this
order and issue the $25 to you once it is invoiced. Please
allow 3-5 business days for the credit to be processed and
returned back to your original method of payment. An
invoice for the refund will be sent to your login email
address once the transaction has been completed.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 31, 2012, 02:42:34 PM
good for you!

i got 20 bux  lol

Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 04:39:51 PM
Looks like it's worth a shot. What's the number?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2012, 04:54:09 PM
Looks like it's worth a shot. What's the number?

800-390-1119
Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 05:03:29 PM
Thanks
Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 05:24:59 PM
Got a $25 GC and free back pack :)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2012, 05:28:11 PM
Got a $25 GC and free back pack :)

Nice! Which backpack?  The one that was originally included in the combo, or the one that's listed now?
Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 05:35:47 PM
Hmm not sure. I'm guessing there is a better one listed there now? She said I have to call back after it's invoiced so I'll find out then
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 31, 2012, 05:37:45 PM
first one to get the laptop free wins ;D
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2012, 07:01:48 PM
Anyone else who ordered the combo get two sets of tracking numbers?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Red on September 01, 2012, 02:10:19 PM
Anyone else who ordered the combo get two sets of tracking numbers?
Yup.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 08:42:45 PM
they ship from dif warehouses if I'm not mistaken
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 01, 2012, 08:54:03 PM
Lenovo Z570 (1024DBU) 15.6"
i5 2nd gen processor
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

$349 After $100 rebate
at Newegg.com

Great Price!!!

OOS
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 09:15:37 PM
No Kidding - You thought they're waiting for you?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 01, 2012, 09:18:22 PM
No Kidding - You thought they're waiting for you?

Lol. I bought one already, but I wanted to buy another one.

Anyway, I posted it so everyone knows that its dead - no need to click through.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 09:47:26 PM
There are a couple of other good lenovo deals now as well due to the $100 rebate - if anyone is still interested I can post some other configurations
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 01, 2012, 10:29:38 PM
There are a couple of other good lenovo deals now as well due to the $100 rebate - if anyone is still interested I can post some other configurations
Do you if they will let rebates on a few dif models, or 1 rebate total?

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 10:35:36 PM
You can always check out using a dif name and they should honor the rebate
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 01, 2012, 10:57:58 PM
You can always check out using a dif name and they should honor the rebate
Gotta be a different address too, as they make you send in the receipt for the rebate... Dunno it its worth the risk.

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 11:02:23 PM
so ship to dif address
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on September 01, 2012, 11:22:26 PM
how bad of mistake was to buy with chase sapphire for the 5x points instead of amex for the extra year warranty?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 01, 2012, 11:24:08 PM
is lenevo better than hp?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 01, 2012, 11:25:24 PM
how bad of mistake was to buy with chase sapphire for the 5x points instead of amex for the extra year warranty?

Why didn't you do both. . . Use amex and go through UR mall. . .
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 01, 2012, 11:25:47 PM
is lenevo better than hp?
Depends on the model, depends who you ask
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on September 01, 2012, 11:29:03 PM
anyone selling their Lenovo?
Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: lcyitz on September 02, 2012, 12:16:38 AM
Anyway to get a discount on MacBook air? ( 13inch)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 02, 2012, 12:42:32 AM
This Lenovo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=f0M0dPNyEeGVIbb8dtOeEwXVM3_0_4NJ_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16834246494#top) is still avail - $479 after rebate

i5 3rd Gen
6GB Ram
500 GB Hard Drive
1 GB Dedicated Graphics (GT 630M)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 12:44:07 AM
also you can use this rebate in any store I believe so look around for any Lenovo and you can get either $50 or $100 rebate on them - depending on the model
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on September 02, 2012, 01:29:51 AM
Why didn't you do both. . . Use amex and go through UR mall. . .
mistake.  I assumed needed to us chase card for the bonus. O well live and learn
Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: lcyitz on September 02, 2012, 02:14:38 AM
Anyway to get a discount on MacBook air? ( 13inch)
Bump
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 02, 2012, 09:58:15 AM
You waited a whole two hours in the middle of the night to bump?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 02, 2012, 10:05:02 AM
Bump
MacMall is cheaper than Apple.com, and you get UR points

Once in a while BestBest will have them on sale, other than that, it hard to get them discounted
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AJK on September 02, 2012, 10:41:15 AM
You waited a whole two hours in the middle of the night to bump?

 :)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: shmuel123 on September 02, 2012, 11:31:18 AM
whats about this deal? Lenovo G570 Notebook 450$ poosibly can we add the 50$ prepaid lenove card from newegg to get it for 400$
http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod4040010?EDID=ED0H5A-74BNR-HUBOLM-KPCHDF-6NTWT-v1&cm_mmc=Email-_-promo-_-wk36B-_-Sunday_Deal#blank (http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod4040010?EDID=ED0H5A-74BNR-HUBOLM-KPCHDF-6NTWT-v1&cm_mmc=Email-_-promo-_-wk36B-_-Sunday_Deal#blank)
Title: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 02, 2012, 12:15:03 PM
Its a good price for those specs, but the Z series is much better

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 12:16:50 PM
Its a good price for those specs, but the Z series is much better
was just about to say that. The z series has a stronger solid feel to it and better build
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: shmuel123 on September 02, 2012, 12:21:54 PM
thanks for replying,
and whats about this? dell NEW Inspiron 15R $431.99    
http://ecomm.dell.com/dellstore/basket.aspx?itemtype=CFG&s=dhs&l=en&cs=19&c=us&&details=false (http://ecomm.dell.com/dellstore/basket.aspx?itemtype=CFG&s=dhs&l=en&cs=19&c=us&&details=false)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 12:25:33 PM
Bad link
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 12:39:42 PM
You can get the lenovo z580
3rd gen i7 processor
4gb Ram
500GB HD

$550 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246617&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=271020
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: shmuel123 on September 02, 2012, 12:44:14 PM
another deal! Dell Inspiron i15N-1294BK 15-Inch Laptop $379 from amazon
www.amazon.com/dp/B006LX2J0E/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 02, 2012, 12:55:43 PM
another deal! Dell Inspiron i15N-1294BK 15-Inch Laptop $379 from amazon
www.amazon.com/dp/B006LX2J0E/?tag=cl03f-20
Not really. It's a mediocre computer
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 01:01:23 PM
Thats practically regular price! and only has 3gb ram and 320gb hd. you can get 4gb and 500gb hd for $399 anytime
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: shmuel123 on September 02, 2012, 01:17:37 PM
Thats practically regular price! and only has 3gb ram and 320gb hd. you can get 4gb and 500gb hd for $399 anytime
amazon is saying that this price is just  Through September 2, 2012.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 02:18:30 PM
I don't care what amazon says - The regular price for a dell inspiron 15 for the past year with 4gb ram and 500gb hard drive has been $399
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/5064214.p?id=1218608967372&skuId=5064214&st=dell inspiron 15&cp=1&lp=10
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 03:07:12 PM
There's a Dell inspiron 15 (n5050)
i3 Processor
4Gb Ram
500GB Hard Drive

For $350

Anyone interested PM me (You have to click through dif site for some reason)
Credit: shmuel123
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on September 02, 2012, 08:40:23 PM
anyone know how to get microsoft office for cheap for our new laptops
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on September 02, 2012, 08:47:21 PM
anyone know how to get microsoft office for cheap for our new laptops

I looked into in once, they have some deals for student though it still costs. I think there is a thread on it
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Steven on September 02, 2012, 08:53:41 PM
Bump
11 inch @ http://www.woot.com/
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 02, 2012, 09:36:34 PM
anyone know how to get microsoft office for cheap for our new laptops
genuinekey.com used to work, since I posted about them here they don't work with PayPal anymore but I've used the many times with success. I have another method as well - pm me for details
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Red on September 03, 2012, 01:35:02 PM
genuinekey.com used to work, since I posted about them here they don't work with PayPal anymore but I've used the many times with success. I have another method as well - pm me for details
Torrent?  ;)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: jayny on September 03, 2012, 01:55:53 PM
any deals on a core i5 (not lenovo) for under $500
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:00:27 PM
dell has the inspiron 15 for $499 after coupom
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 03, 2012, 05:47:58 PM
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&oc=FNDAZ45&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

Coupon Code: 4HJSP8ZT49TW4K [Exp 9/15] = $500 with free shipping.

Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz
6GB DDR3
1TB HDD

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 03, 2012, 08:25:10 PM
any deals on a core i5 (not lenovo) for under $500

Toshiba (http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod4000085?csRedirectSearchString=23353504&csRedirectSearchResultCount=1&csSearchTag=true&_requestid=452244) for $529

If you have an Amex Biz card you get a 10% statment credit for OfficeMAx charges.

This is a good deal then
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 09:36:46 AM
tigerdirect has the Dell Inspiron 14R

i3 2nd Generation
6GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive

$399

Don't forget  5x in UR
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on September 04, 2012, 10:02:04 AM
tigerdirect has the Dell Inspiron 14R

i3 2nd Generation
6GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive

$399

Don't forget  5x in UR

new ?

link ?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 04, 2012, 10:20:11 AM
Dell 14R Link (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3886142&CatId=4935)

Great Price
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 10:33:23 AM
Thanks, was on my touchpad didn't have patience to copy and paste the link.

This is the 14r from Newegg with only 4gb ram and processor is a drop slower but $379

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200606
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 10:58:41 AM
Dell Inspiron 17R
2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz
6GB DDR3
500GB HDD

$599 + 5x UR

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3828348&sku=D211-173303
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 04, 2012, 11:03:14 AM
Great Price for ultra-portable

Asus B23E-XH71 12.5" LED-backlit Notebook
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7 GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Windows 7 Professional
3 yr Warranty!!!

$699



http://www.adorama.com/ASB23EXH71.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_227502


Looking for something very portable, in the $600-$700 range. using mainly for web design and photo shop


How's That?


Any other ideas?
Otherwise they are buying this
http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/R930/R935-ST2N01/


lemme know how you like it. It looks really nice - and has 3 year warranty! which is great for ultraportables they tend to break faster due to misuse

 
They didn't like that option. Said the Toshiba I linked seems better, bigger screen, lighter, optical drive.
What do you think?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:07:53 AM
well first of all how important is optical drive?
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 04, 2012, 11:11:14 AM
well first of all how important is optical drive?
Didn't seem super important but they figure they might as well have it
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:12:19 AM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1816436&sku=H24-13025

Nice slim laptop - A Little pricier maybe but add 5x UR points
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 04, 2012, 11:12:57 AM
Hello. I dont know much about computers but a family member is asking me to find them a laptop that has High Graphics Card and Adobe Element, if anyone can help me I would really apreciate it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:13:46 AM
Hello. I dont know much about computers but a family member is asking me to find them a laptop that has High Graphics Card and Adobe Element, if anyone can help me I would really apreciate it. Thanks.
Sure.
Gimme some details. What size screen? What's the budget?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 04, 2012, 11:16:04 AM
Sure.
Gimme some details. What size screen? What's the budget?
They didnt tell me exactly but they need it for Graphics Design and I would say prob up to $500 if that makes sense.
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 04, 2012, 11:16:22 AM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1816436&sku=H24-13025

Nice slim laptop - A Little pricier maybe but add 5x UR points
They want more memory
(BTW, thanks for your help. Sorry for cheppering you, and I am not making money off the deal. Just a favor for my Dad)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:18:54 AM
It's Ok, Not a problem.

More memory as in hard drive space or more memory as in ram?
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 04, 2012, 11:25:34 AM
It's Ok, Not a problem.

More memory as in hard drive space or more memory as in ram?
Hard drive space, sorry I should know better
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:33:07 AM
They didnt tell me exactly but they need it for Graphics Design and I would say prob up to $500 if that makes sense.

HP has the DV6t quad edition

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory
FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory
I would get the 7200RPM hard drive even ifs its a drop smaller (750GB)

$1129.99 - $430.00 off w/Coupon NB2481

Total $699!!! Great Specs - additional 10% off amex credit

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23777
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:34:37 AM
Hard drive space, sorry I should know better

Whats the laptop gonna be used for? whats the budget? is size more important or speed etc?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 04, 2012, 11:36:44 AM
HP has the DV6t quad edition

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory
FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory
I would get the 7200RPM hard drive even ifs its a drop smaller (750GB)

$1129.99 - $430.00 off w/Coupon NB2481

Total $699!!! Great Specs - additional 10% off amex credit

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23777
Thanks. Is that the cheapest?
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 04, 2012, 11:40:00 AM
Whats the laptop gonna be used for? whats the budget? is size more important or speed etc?


Looking for something very portable, in the $600-$700 range. using mainly for web design and photo shop
Size is more important. I don't think they see the difference in speed. Would probably even gos' little higher if they felt they were getting value
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:53:27 AM
Thanks. Is that the cheapest?
Prob not - but you're getting a lot more for your money than an i5 for $550
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 11:54:56 AM

Size is more important. I don't think they see the difference in speed. Would probably even gos' little higher if they felt they were getting value
The smaller size hard drive is because its ssd. Solid state drives are way lighter and faster! so if lightweight and speed is important.... otherwise we can look for a reg hard drive with more space
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 04, 2012, 11:55:11 AM
Prob not - but you're getting a lot more for your money than an i5 for $550
I don't think they care, they want just the cheapest.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 04, 2012, 11:57:49 AM
I don't think they care, they want just the cheapest.
If its for graphics use IMHO its worth to pay a little more, and get the HP DV6

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 12:01:04 PM
If its for graphics use IMHO its worth to pay a little more, and get the HP DV6
exactly - you're getting way more for youre money. but make sure to upgrade to 7200 hard drive - will make a big dif in speed!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 12:07:10 PM
Asus R500A-RS51 15.6" Notebook Computer
Intel i5-3210M 3rd gen
6GB DDR3
750GB

$479

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-R500A-RS51-15-6-Notebook-Computer-w-Intel-i5-3210M-2-5-GHz-6GB-DDR3-750GB-/320968064586?forcev4exp=true
Title: Re: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 04, 2012, 12:10:12 PM
The smaller size hard drive is because its ssd. Solid state drives are way lighter and faster! so if lightweight and speed is important.... otherwise we can look for a reg hard drive with more space
Understood, and I don't think they will need more storage space but they want more storage space
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on September 04, 2012, 08:39:32 PM
this looks like a great deal to me
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3828348&srkey=D211-173303
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: mclovin on September 04, 2012, 08:53:50 PM
this looks like a great deal to me
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3828348&srkey=D211-173303
DH Data Recovery thought so too. (i also did but he beat me to it)
Dell Inspiron 17R
2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz
6GB DDR3
500GB HDD

$599 + 5x UR

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3828348&sku=D211-173303
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 04, 2012, 09:41:20 PM
HP has the DV6t quad edition

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory
FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory
I would get the 7200RPM hard drive even ifs its a drop smaller (750GB)

$1129.99 - $430.00 off w/Coupon NB2481

Total $699!!! Great Specs - additional 10% off amex credit

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23777
Does it make sense that when I add Adobe photoshop elements then the promo code doesnt work?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 04, 2012, 10:17:47 PM
code won't work on programs they make it a separate purchase. I can give you adobe elements for very cheap if you need it
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: yas on September 05, 2012, 10:56:45 AM
I just got them to accept my return on the case of the Lenovo Z570 bringing the total down to 288$ :D
They said usually they do not do it on a Combo.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 05, 2012, 04:10:03 PM
Any deals for a cheap but serviceable ethernet switch?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 05, 2012, 04:44:19 PM
Any deals for a cheap but serviceable ethernet switch?
How many ports?
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 05, 2012, 05:15:07 PM
How many ports?
the least I found is 4 ports which is more then enough for me.
Is rosewill a good brand? Newegg has one on sale, what about all the other cheap brands Newegg has?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 05, 2012, 05:32:44 PM
Just go to newegg and pick the cheapest one that has good ratings and you should be ok. Remember if you want gigabit check that its 1000 not 100
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 05, 2012, 08:22:38 PM
any reason to get this rosewill (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166034) over their cheapest option a Zunidigital (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833285008)?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 05, 2012, 09:55:48 PM
you may get better service on the rosewill - it's basically neweggs company
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on September 06, 2012, 05:20:39 PM
I just got them to accept my return on the case of the Lenovo Z570 bringing the total down to 288$ :D
They said usually they do not do it on a Combo.
My card was declined for some reason. I called them today to update my billing info and told them that my friend got a combo deal and his total was $314 including a backpack. She said she'll send me the backpack free in addition to a $36($60-$24 for the backpack) GC!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 05:51:30 PM
mistake.  I assumed needed to us chase card for the bonus. O well live and learn
i bought a laptop from newegg through UR mall and used a amex card and recvied the bonus points is it confirmed now that's happening to everyone I plan on making a big purchase and want to make sure
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on September 06, 2012, 05:52:45 PM
i bought a laptop from newegg through UR mall and used a amex card and recvied the bonus points is it confirmed now that's happening to everyone I plan on making a big purchase and want to make sure

Depends on the merchant. YMMV, since if you have an issue with the mall points posting, Chase reps won't be helpful.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 05:53:51 PM
Depends on the merchant. YMMV, since if you have an issue with the mall points posting, Chase reps won't be helpful.
im buying from chryles twirth what do you say any expirnce?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on September 06, 2012, 05:55:17 PM
got from neweg using amex
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 06:09:23 PM
im buying from chryles twirth what do you say any expirnce?

There is a thread here somewhere woth a list of merchants that the points posted for with a different cc being used.

Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 06:31:47 PM
There is a thread here somewhere woth a list of merchants that the points posted for with a different cc being used.
i can't seem to find it
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 06:32:05 PM
got from neweg using amex
yup
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 06:36:21 PM
i can't seem to find it

Me neither. If somebody finds it, please post a link, I have a couple of merchants to add
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 06:37:58 PM
Me neither. If somebody finds it, please post a link, I have a couple of merchants to add
rember if was thread by itself or part of one
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 06, 2012, 06:38:37 PM
start a new thread
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 06:39:48 PM
start a new thread
what is that going to help for right now?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 06, 2012, 06:57:12 PM
That way every time I see an updated post on Laptop Deals Master Thread - I don't think its a new Deal!
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: mclovin on September 06, 2012, 07:09:09 PM
i think this is it http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13688.0 (or at least the UR one)
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 07:16:23 PM
That way every time I see an updated post on Laptop Deals Master Thread - I don't think its a new Deal!
k i will start one
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 06, 2012, 07:22:15 PM
for the newegg lenevo rebate, it says you need the original invoice,
does it come in the box? mine didnt
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 06, 2012, 07:36:31 PM
Newegg enails you an invoice for every order
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: hocker on September 06, 2012, 07:57:36 PM
for the newegg lenevo rebate, it says you need the original invoice,
does it come in the box? mine didnt
Rep just told me if you call they'll send you the sales order.
Title: Re: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 06, 2012, 07:58:57 PM
Newegg enails you an invoice for every order
But it says original Lenovo invoice.
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 07, 2012, 08:46:11 AM
Is this a good deal? http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-toshiba-satellite-p755-s5120?c=all&p=1
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 07, 2012, 08:53:22 AM
returb ...
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 07, 2012, 08:54:27 AM
Oh didnt see...
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 07, 2012, 10:55:19 AM
BestBuy.com has the  ASUS X54L-BBK4 $299 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/24036)
i3-2330M

4GB DDR3

500GB HDD

1366 x 768 15.6" LED-backlit screen

USB 3.0

Gigabit
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on September 07, 2012, 10:56:31 AM
Plus $20 of from amex. Great price
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Name Changed on September 07, 2012, 11:09:34 AM
BestBuy.com has the  ASUS X54L-BBK4 $299
i3-2330M

4GB DDR3

500GB HDD

1366 x 768 15.6" LED-backlit screen

USB 3.0

Gigabit

Link (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3562078.p?skuId=3562078&productCategoryId=pcmcat247400050000&id=1218416379493&AID=10597222&PID=404255&SID=271763&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FASUS%2B-%2BLaptop%2B%2F%2BIntel%2526%2523174%253B%2BCore%2526%2523153%253B%2Bi3%2BProcessor%2B%2F%2B15.6%2522%2BDisplay%2B%2F%2B4GB%2BMemory%2B%2F%2B500GB%2BHard%2BDrive%2B-%2BBlack%2F3562078.p%3FskuId%3D3562078%26productCategoryId%3Dpcmcat247400050000%26id%3D1218416379493&ref=39&CJPID=404255&loc=01)

Its a really great price for the specs.
I used to recommend this model to people, but I am getting negative feedback on it - it over heads, lcd died ... ect ...
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on September 07, 2012, 11:26:35 AM
Its a really great price for the specs.
I used to recommend this model to people, but I am getting negative feedback on it - it over heads, lcd died ... ect ...
Feedback from many people?
How soon does this happen?
Title: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on September 07,