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Whats up with the Laptops out now? I don't know crap about any of them. I gotta make a recommendation for 5 relatively low end laptops (by our standards here) for my bosses daughters. Yep daddy wants one for all five. 19-12 years old. I'm thinking nice big screens... as thin light and girly as possible. Doubt they would even notice the difference between 1.6 celeron and a 4.6ghz phasechange 4400+, but i don't want them to seem slow at all. I have never even been able to tolerate sitting in front of a celeron myself... I guess I'm asking what i should look at for around 700-1000 bucks in the mobile department.
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I'd get a Dell Notebook or an Apple iBook.
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Dell makes a good laptop. Here are 2 for under a grand and have 17" wide screens and free color printers.

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=19&l=en&s=dhs

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Dells the price/proformance at this point? Ill start there then. Anyone else? Thanks Guys!
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Yeah Dell is definitely the way to go. Great support(at least in my case) and fairly cheap for what they offer. Prices have come down considerably over the past couple of years. Id even check certified lappies on Ebay with warranties. You could find notebooks from only a few years ago for half the price. Just as an example, I ordered at the start of last summer a 3.06 p4 with 1gb of ram, 40gb hdd, wireless b, and a 8x dual layer dvd drive for a little over 2000. I recently sold it for around 800. That was the most I could get for it and its a great notebook. The only shortcoming I noticed was not going with the mobile technology. My battery life was minimal due to the hefty cpu.
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post #6 of 13
Check out www.Sagernotebook.com best laptops you can get, they have decent priced models as well as high end gaming laptops
post #7 of 13
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Dells the price/proformance at this point? Ill start there then. Anyone else? Thanks Guys!
I would talk with him about the warranties and service with Dell along with the battery runtimes. I have dealt with Dell on alot of service for notebooks and it is a good starting plan but as with all notebooks they are gonna break em, its just a matter of time.

As far as performance, check out some of the XPS line. I like it alot and most of them are not too high priced.

I have also used http://www.discountlaptops.com/ and I was happy with the purchase and had no issues when I had to get a new hard drive as my WD failed after about 10 months.
post #8 of 13
Go Dell, and check these out...

Dell coupons

More Dell Coupons

Another Dell Coupon list

Un-advertised coupons, I saved $750 off my 9300 (retail was $2700), the lower the price, the lower the savings, but you can get like $500 off $1500 Inspirons so you get more bang for your buck.

Not all coupons will work as some have expired (or are only good with a certain level of warrenty), you can do a google search for "Dell coupons" and get tons more......
post #9 of 13
i say go lancearmstrong edition hp found at best buy 1600mhzfsb!
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post #10 of 13
My mom's boss's wife needed a laptop and I helped her get an HP one and they had great bang for your buck. If you get one off of HP Shopping, customize it-the customized ones have better deals than prebuilt.
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