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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Need advice on notebook

    Family member has just arrived in Kuwait. He has requested that his father purchase a notebook and ship it to him.

    Trying to get the most for the money.

    He is interested in downloading music, playing movies, and gaming.

    Request recommendations on models and where to buy.

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Walmart has one on sale for $398 until Nov 11

    This one http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...reg_R1002_USEN
    Last edited by FastGame; November 7th, 2006 at 04:53 AM.

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    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...=bndwe4a&s=bsd

    Dell has a pretty slick machine for around $700.

    InspironTM 6400
    1GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive & 128MB ATI Radeon Dedicated Graphics
    Intel® Core™ Duo Proc T2300E (1.66GHz/667MHz/2 X 1MB L2 Cache)

    That duo core is not the best one out but it's pretty good.

    They have an AMD model for the same price:

    http://www.dell.com/content/products...=04&l=en&s=bsd
    InspironTM 1501
    AMD® Turion 64x2 Dual-Core Processor & 1GB Memory

    It has a radeon card, but it's integrated... which is not so good for gaming.


    Walmart is rumored to have a $199.00 laptop coming on sale for Black Friday.

    http://www.mrcheapstuff.com/deals/20...ay-199-laptop/

    But who knows the specs or even if that is true.

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    Gateway MX3416 1GB RAM, 60GB, 14.1'' Widescreen Notebook $580 11/7
    Office Depot has the Gateway MX3416 1GB RAM, 60GB, 14.1" Widescreen Notebook for $730 - $150 rebate (Exp 11/11) = $580 with free shipping.
    Rebate Laptops


    Lenovo 3000 N100 Core 2 Duo 15.4'' Notebook $650 11/7
    Office Depot has the Lenovo 3000 N100 Core 2 Duo 15.4'' Notebook for $900 - $150 OD rebate (Exp 11/11) - $100 Lenovo rebate (Exp 12/31) = $650 with free shipping.

    * 6.2 lb, Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz, 15.4" WXGA, 512MB, 80GB
    * DVD Burner, Wireless 802.11a/b/g, Firewire + S-video
    * Card reader, 6-cell battery, XP Home, 1 yr warranty

    http://www.dealsvista.com/?ids=3064

    Two great deals there.

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    Thanks to everyone. A lot of good choices. I had also been in direct contact with rik. He referred me to the Inspiron 1501 and the Inspiron 6400. He also suggested that we get the maintenance package that protects against all evils including dropping. That desert will be a tough environment. Haven't decided which one yet. We have narrowed it down to one of them. May come down to a last minute coin toss.

    Feel free to voice your opinion

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    i have the Inspiron 6400, it is a great little laptop. I would suggest to get the maintance as well.. my HD died just after 1 month

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