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New Laptop
« on: January 27, 2010, 05:13:52 PM »
im looking for a new laptop cause my old one crashed and Im not sure what type of laptop to get.
Dell? HP? Acer?
basically i dont want to spend more than $800, any ideas?

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 05:19:48 PM »
im looking for a new laptop cause my old one crashed and Im not sure what type of laptop to get.
Dell? HP? Acer?
basically i dont want to spend more than $800, any ideas?

Who manufactured your last one?
Do you use your laptop for anything in specific?

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 05:29:42 PM »
i had a dell up till now. i use my comp for basic uses like internet surfing,pictures,movies etc. nothing major


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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 06:51:44 PM »
im looking for a new laptop cause my old one crashed and Im not sure what type of laptop to get.
Dell? HP? Acer?
basically i dont want to spend more than $800, any ideas?

I had a dell years ago and was unhappy with it. When i needed a new one i decided not to buy a dell because i was so upset with them and their customer service (can hardly understand them). I ended up buying a toshiba and hated it even more...im back with a dell now and so far so good. If i had to buy another, id go with dell...You can really get some great deals at times.

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 11:21:57 PM »
i think im gonna go with the dell 1564.
intel i3-330M processor
320GB hard drive
2.1GHz precessor speed
4GB ram
1.3MP webcam
windows 7 premium

any advice?

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 11:24:02 PM »
How much?

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 11:11:39 PM »
get a dell with complete care for 4 years. It is definitely worth it

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 01:41:17 PM »
outlet.dell.com

Look for "scratch and dent" models. Sometimes these babies get scratched in the factory, and they just sent them to the outlet and start over. The scratches are guaranteed to be only cosmetic, and I honestly can't even find the one on my desktop!
My laptop I bought a couple of months ago has a hairline scrape on the lid that can only be seen in certain light...

Studio 15" Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz, 4GB, 320GB, 2.0 mp webcam, Win7 64, $480. LOVE IT.
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 01:44:48 PM »
I got a Dell refurb and it has loads of problem.
I guess YMMV when it comes to them.
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 01:50:49 PM »
Hmmm... you got one. I got 3. And two others for family members, and we can all vouch for it.
Ok, I'll admit I had a problem with the DVD tray on one of them, and my friend had a problem with the wireless not working on the other... but it comes with the same Dell warranty as a new PC so I don't see what the big deal is. They replaced/fixed it right away in both of those cases.
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2010, 03:33:20 PM »
I bought a desktop from the outlet that was opened, never used (or something like that). works perfectly.

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2010, 09:19:30 PM »
I got a Dell refurb and it has loads of problem.
I guess YMMV when it comes to them.
Did you get complete care with it?

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 11:59:04 PM »
Did you get complete care with it?
It was a complete care replacement and its been problematic and out of warranty.
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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2010, 07:51:12 AM »
It was a complete care replacement and its been problematic and out of warranty.
the xps1330 you got for the 12 inch one??

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Re: New Laptop
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2010, 11:17:12 AM »
the xps1330 you got for the 12 inch one??
Refurb Studio XPS 13.
Mysteriously power itself off when it feels like it and Dell won't do anything.

The refurbs may be quite good, but I think I'd rather wait for an amazing coupon on a new one and probably get a comparable deal.  There may be a good reason why the previous owner returned the computer...
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