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I've just rounded up some Christmas funds and some leftover Paypal monies. I've been looking for a notebook over the past few months, but can't quite decide what I want.

I've got a budget of $600 and don't need anything high end in regards to gaming or high benchmark scores, but C&C or Starcraft would be nice. I'm looking for something light and portable with at least 1 gb of ram.

I was offered a IBM Thinkpad T41 for $515 +shipping the other day.
  • 1.6 Pentium M
  • 1gb ram
  • 40gb HDD
  • 32mb Radeon 9000
  • CD/DVD Combo
  • 14.1" SXGA TFT
  • 9 Cell Battery

It's under warranty until the end of July. If anyone has anything better or can find a better deal please post. Ideally I would like to have the notebook by mid-January. Please post thoughts/ideas/comments.
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Here's a refurb Acer Aspire. It weights about 6.2 pounds(dunno if thats too heavy for you) and has everything you're lookin for!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
Here's a refurb Acer Aspire. It weights about 6.2 pounds(dunno if thats too heavy for you) and has everything you're lookin for!

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That looks like an awesome deal, but refurbs have no warranty and can't be returned.

If that wasn't the case I might have a new notebook arriving in 3-7 business days.
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I suggest checking out the Dell Outlet then. They have pretty good deals on notebooks and they have the Dell standard warranty.
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bump.
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A little more bumpage.
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post #7 of 9
That IBM sounds good IMO, there isn't much to be had for under $600 and Thinkpads are great, my cousin works at a company that gives her Thinkpads to use at work and at home and every time she gets a new one I always play around with it and I've really liked every one of them.
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Good to hear. I think ill go with the Thinkpad because, in most regards, they are the creme de la creme.

Lets hope I still can get some decent battery life.
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you might want to go look at staples...they might...or even Newegg they get some good deals...unless u dont live in US that is...
 
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