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So off to college i go, parents sending me with goodies of my choice

any final thoughts? can only buy from canadian retailers, preferably NCIX, vuugo.com is fine too.

first off my laptop, honestly dont need one as im bringing sig rig with me, but my parents figure i should have one

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61826
ASUS K53U-A1 E350 1.6GHZ 4GB 500GB 15.6IN AMD Apu HD6310 DVDRW Win 7 Home Premium 64 Notebook Mocha

apu, cheapish low power consumption, small light weight, should be a good pairing with my rig yeah?

my graduation high school grad gift/ birthday gift, a new cellphone, went with the nexus s

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60415

printer: i dont know the printer scene so any advice here would be good
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1337
canon can scan and whatnot

ups: really big unit, rig printer, speakers, anything worth anything will be plugged into this so i want a unit that will keep them safe electrically
Cyberpower CP1500PFCLCD 1500VA 900W PFC UPS AVR GreenPower LCD Pure Sine Wave Output Serial USB
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58080
my prior experience with UPS's is APC, and I've owned and burnt around 15 of them (lived over seas for a bit), should i swap this unit or anything?

sdhc for phone
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56260
kingston 32gig, a more performance oriented one, kingstons a name brand

card reader, http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=39797
dont know if i need this, how easily does a nexus s interface with computers for transferring music and stuff?


i need a set of headphones, lets say max 200$ from a canadian site, they have to be able to muffle noise a little
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I just bought a CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD. Waiting for shipping. The power here is fine so I probably won't be able to give you any relevant input - I want it for when I move into an old building in September.

If anyone has any 2 cents regarding that unit I'd appreciate it - so would the OP, I'm sure.
     
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anyone? man usually ocn is more helpful with this stuff, 5$ says if i posted this in intel i would have gotten help
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check out directcanada.com i ordered a bunch of stuff was at my door with in 48 hours of ordering with free shipping and i found their prices really good...blew tiger and new egg away
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Uhm, lets see.

Laptop: simplistic, good for on the go work, no complaints there.

Printer: I had a Pixma MP560.... pure evil. Couldn't find the ink anywhere but online, drank ink like a beast... text wasn't smooth, some letters had little jagged edges. Pictures were awesome though. Right now I have an HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless and couldn't be happier. Barely uses ink, I can find the ink anywhere I go, awesome for documents and great for pictures. Not Pixma great, but way more than enough for school reports and what not.

UPS: Never used anything but APC. APC is kind of like that Clorox is to bleach. They are the go to brand, only ever had one issue with a backup unit that came with a defective battery [couldn't hold a charge]. They overnighted me a new battery with a return label for 2 day Fedex for the defective battery. Absolutely awesome service.

Card + Card reader: Look fine, though I usually just go with Sandisk just because. In the end they're all the same.

Headphones: Absolutely no freaking idea. I'm by no means an audiophile so I won't steer you there... maybe try the Audio section, they'll direct you much better
    
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i know direct canada is good, there affiliated with NCIX

thinking i should swap laptop to this one: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039993

thoughts?

swapping printer to this, looks like the ink is easier to find than the canon

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039673
Edited by JohnDProb - 7/19/11 at 5:50am
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I'm looking at the specs of that laptop, and it seems like it's a really good deal. I'd stick with it.
EDIT: I probably should have mentioned that I was talking about the Toshiba, not the ASUS.

Also, that's a good SD card. I'm sure you know this, but SD cards are rated by classes and the higher the class, the higher the speed.

EDIT2: Wait a second, The Nexus S supports SD Cards? If anything, I would think it supports MicroSD cards, not standard SD.

EDIT3: I just looked it up, the Nexus S has no expandable memory, so you're limited to the 16 GB of memory built into the phone itself.
Edited by xJavontax - 7/19/11 at 6:05am
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i know direct canada is good, there affiliated with NCIX

thinking i should swap laptop to this one: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039993

thoughts?

swapping printer to this, looks like the ink is easier to find than the canon

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039673
Oh I had the 4500A a while ago, now my mom has it, it's a solid printer... should have posted that initially

As for the laptop.. I'd stick with the Asus. Then again I don't do much on my laptop other than work so that's what I kinda see laptops as, just portable work horses. That being said, I'd take that Asus just because it's cheaper and can do all the work-y stuff you'll need.

Anyways, this thread needs more replies, lets go OCN ><
    
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The Toshiba will serve your school needs better I think, more battery and so on, please do not order from ncix, there shipping went from 1 day (with plain jane shipping) to hmm what is it 5 business days now I ordered my PSU and the visa payment hasn't been cleared yet even...HP makes a really good printer I use one a few times a year but the gf/kids use it daily and the HP and lexmark ones have the longest lasting ink.
    
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response from the audio section for my headphones were these


hd555

i probably wont order from ncix, i too have noticed they lately have been slipping, especially in the customer support front, i will probably order my phone and mem card from them however

CURRENT list:
UPS: http://www.directcanada.com/products...ure=CYBERPOWER
Phone: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60415
Printer: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039673
Laptop: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=039993
Headphones:
phone case:
screen protector:
bluetooth adapter: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=020938 x2 (phone to computer, phone to laptop, laptop to computer)


thoughts on other stuff?
Edited by JohnDProb - 7/19/11 at 6:51am
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