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My sister is looking for a new laptop cuz she broke her old one. Budget is $600 and she doesn't game except for the Sims/Sim City/similar. There is a high likelyhood that that comp will get busted within the next year. Should she buy online or go to a store? If online, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 7
online. HP is cheap.

how does she break it? accidents?

Sony offers accidental care. 100 bucks a year basically. go check it out.
Im sure other manufacturers offer it too.
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Originally Posted by lavieinjuste View Post
online. HP is cheap.

how does she break it? accidents?

Sony offers accidental care. 100 bucks a year basically. go check it out.
Im sure other manufacturers offer it too.
ya, low-budget should check out HP. they're heavier, sometimes significantly so, than other brands but they've got good prices, and good price-to-specs. they're pretty good and i like some of them, but they're usually far too heavy for my tastes XD

check online, you'll likely get the best deals from e-tailers or from a reseller
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post #5 of 7
sony is very expensive though

maybe try dell? I think they have accidental damage plans too
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160 gb 5400 rpm dvd rw etc etc etc vista buisness 13.3" glossy kind 
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post #6 of 7
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"Accidental" is pushing it. I will check out those sites tho
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1.294 TB Arch Linux/XP Samsung 226bw Eclipse II 
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Corsair 520HX Lian-Li v1000B Plus G7 
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post #7 of 7
I built my Sony VAIO and it ended up cheaper than a dell.

Accidental means you broke it. They don't really have a way of telling if it was intentional other than your story on how it got broke.
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