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I posted this up a while ago but I didn't get any definitive answers. I fix laptops all the time, but I don't know what to look for in buying one. I don't have much of a budget, only around $650 to $750 to spend.

The laptop is for my wife and she intends to just do PowerPoint presentations, word processing, and web surfing. Even if anyone know of any good laptop deal sites I would be appreciative to get pointed in the right direction.
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Go to www.CouponMountain.com

They have good deals on HP and Dell laptops sometimes. Click on Dell coupons, not just the home page. Just copy their code into the checkout portion of the site you're buying from. Right now they've got 25% off any Dell Inspiron Laptop over $999. They've also got some others now as well.
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outlet.dell.com
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I already ordered an Acer. It's got 2Gb DDR2, a 1.8Ghz AMD dual-core, 160GB hard drive, 17" screen, and Vista Premium. I hope it works well. I would hate to be the "all-knowing computer guy" and pick out a crappy laptop.

Thanks for the help though.
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G-Skill Mushkin Callisto Deluxe WD Black LG Supermulti 
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Just curious what you paid. I used a HP 6707 for a week and loved it for simple tasks. Horrible for gaming but e-mail, browsing and that sort it worked great. 699.99.

1.9 AMD Dual-Core
160gb HDD
2gb RAM
7150m GeForce
And this model had a great custom cover and case painting.
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post #6 of 9
Wife needs a lapdance? !!!!!!!!!!

Oh!Sorry Got excited there for a minute and misread
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dell vostro 1500
1.4ghz c2d
2gb ddr2 667
250gb hd / 8400 m gs+ 160gb hd (depending on current promotion)
15.4" clearview screen
9 cell 7 hour ( i have it, it really does last forever)
webcam 2mp is 30 add on
totAl: 599

Mine has the 8400, and it can play CSS, DOD:s, bf2142 etc. Its awesome but a little heavy
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Get a ThinkPad
L33t build quality, couldn't ask for better !
You can get a nice R61 with your own specs at that price
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Originally Posted by Vostro View Post
Just curious what you paid. I used a HP 6707 for a week and loved it for simple tasks. Horrible for gaming but e-mail, browsing and that sort it worked great. 699.99.

1.9 AMD Dual-Core
160gb HDD
2gb RAM
7150m GeForce
And this model had a great custom cover and case painting.
I ordered it from the Egg. They were the cheapest on this one anywhere. It ran me about $768 with shipping.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X4 955  Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 6950 Sapphire HD 6950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill Mushkin Callisto Deluxe WD Black LG Supermulti 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Rasa Black CPU water block. Rasa X20 pump/res c... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Deck Legend Fire mechanical with Cherry Black s... Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W modular PSU. 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech MX-518 Logitech Wireless headset for gaming and 100w M... 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X4 955  Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 6950 Sapphire HD 6950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill Mushkin Callisto Deluxe WD Black LG Supermulti 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Rasa Black CPU water block. Rasa X20 pump/res c... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Deck Legend Fire mechanical with Cherry Black s... Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W modular PSU. 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech MX-518 Logitech Wireless headset for gaming and 100w M... 
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