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Ok,

I know, cheap, and high quality never go in the same sentence normally (aside from now).

Question 4 ya'all, brand wise, and basic requirements = this.

Any brand,

15 or whatever size LCD, plasma would be hilarious if they put that on a laptop.

1gb ram (whatever speeds, at least a gig).

100-400gb harddrive total space.

Basic 128-256mb video card (not onboard preferably).

Onboard audio accepted... (I hate the idea, but we're thinking cheap for friend here...)

Don't need external keyboard/mouse (I have a few spare, hehe).

Um, optical drive, at most, a general dvd burner, nothing to fancy, litescribe is a plus, but take it away if it saves $5.00 or more...

But yeah,

Places we can order from =

Tigerdirect,

Bestbuy

Futureshop,

memoryexpress

Directcanada (If they're good... this time, hehe, half of what I ordered showed up...).

Anything that's orderable canadian wise.




Thanks everyone!

Le_Loup
    
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HP Pavilion dv6000z for $800 & Acer Aspire AS5100-3010 for $700.
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www.ibuypower.com
www.cyberpowerinc.com

I got my laptop from ibuypower and it rocks

I got a core 2 duo 1.86
1 gig ram
100 meg hd
dvd/cd burner
15.4 wide

it was like 1200 bucks
post #4 of 8
so what is this budget? what is 'cheap'? you cannot possible expect us to just guess. to me cheap is less than 700 for a laptop and you wont get a decent one without integrated graphics although i will search. i will post back later with my findings.
    
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I'm perceving, under 500 if i'm lucky, but as i'm looking for a midrange decent will stick around for awhile laptop, between 600-850 approx (budget here, lol).

Much appreciated for idea's, will look @ the links, but more thorough idea's to are much appreciated.
    
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Ehh...Dell? XD
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Ehh...Dell? XD
It isnt obvious to everyone lol

I would go with a Dell too. You can choose the color of the case!
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*dell is a good idea, but.... lets just say, even gateway doesn't come with half or even a third of the programs dell THINKS IS WORTH HAVING 1000%!!!!*

But then again, i'd nuke the laptop and custom build the opperating system for friend if possible... Just... to make sure it's "coporate free" of their FUN programs... that are "annoying".

Le_Loup

P.S. I'm still looking around, and thinking of a custom build on gateway, acer, or HP. Compaq maybe but their "visual" *ahem* sleek...*ahem* design sux... But that's me...
    
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