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OK, my friend has just been economically stimulated and needs a good laptop. He has $500 to spend, so let me know what the best deal out there is. I am a desktop man myself, so i am not up of price vs. performance on laptops, so I need some help. I will be posting this in the Intel section too just to get a feel for both sides of the road.


*****edit: Must have a windows based OS.

He is mainly going to use this for interenet and work related applications. (m/c diag software and tuning etc.) DVD and WiFi are a must. Also, if it makes a difference, this will spend most of its life in a shop, so if there is anything built a little sturdier, well....
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http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...=bqdwicc&s=bsd
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Dralb, I've personally never purchased anything off of Tigerdirect but here's what a little searching on their website brought up: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Sort=1&Recs=10

Hope that helps, good luck
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834107014

470 Shipped. OVERCLOCKABLE (look at my sig) and it looks good.

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Dralb, I've personally never purchased anything off of Tigerdirect but here's what a little searching on their website brought up: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Sort=1&Recs=10

Hope that helps, good luck
Thanks guys. He ended up getting one on sale at BB. I had to laugh as the clerk finally found one in stock, but it happen to be "optimized" by geek squad and would be $40 more. I asked him what they did to "optimize" it and all he could come up with is "Ya know, they get rid of all that junk on the PC." When I proceeded to ask for a list of "that junk" or a description of what was actually removed, he couldn't answer. I then told him that I would be happy to purchase that laptop, but there was no way in hell I was paying $40 extra for a service you can't even lie your way through. I can just picture what would happen if I tried that with a customer at out motorcycle shop. "Well sir, I can't tell you exactly what you are paying for, just that it is better." Lol, what a joke.
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Dralb, I'm not surprised BB told you guys that. Oh it's been "optimized"? It has to be BETTER then!
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