Good computer deal??

highspeed

Well-Known Member
I guess this deal is available to all school employees until tommorow, so I am wondering if these are good computers and good deals?
Thanks
1 Giga Pro mobile Transmeta Crusoe CPU for incredible power
>* 128 MB SDRAM
>* CD-ROM
>* 20 GB UDMA Hard drive
>* Sound Card and Video Card
>* 13.1 XGA TFT Liquid Screen
>* Soft touch keyboard
>* 56.6 V90 Fax Modem
>* Internet ready
>* Network Ready
>* Windows XP
>* Long Life Battery Pack
>* 1 year parts and labor
>* Award winning tech support and customer service
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>Retail is $1100.....................Your Cost is $550.00
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>* 1 Giga Pro mobile Transmeta Crusoe CPU for incredible power
>* 128 MB SD RAM, Upgradeable to 256 MB
>* CD-ROM upgradeable to DVD/CDR
>* Wireless ready upgradeable to wireless on board
>* 20 GB Hard Drive upgradeable to 30 GB HD
>* Sound Card and Video Card
>* 14.1 XGA TFT Liquid Screen
>* Soft touch keyboard
>* 56.6 V90 Fax Modem
>* Internet ready
>* Network Ready
>* Long Life Battery Pack
>* 1 year parts and labor
>* Award winning tech support and customer service
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>Retail is $$1300.....................Your Cost is $650.00
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VampyreGTX

New Member
Umm.. uh... hard to tell.. What the heck is a Crusoe processor? Definitely not AMD or Intel. Also, 1G is pretty 'old' in modern CPU speeds. I'd stay away from those. 1500 retail my arse if you can get a 1.5+ ghz laptop for under $1000 from HP, Dell etc with more/better options than those!
 

tomek_vector

New Member
... i got a Dell catalog in the mail yesterday and they had much better deals for comparable money. what you described does not look like much of a deal at all. for a wintel system of those paramerters it's a bit much. you could get used (fairly recent though) stuff for the same (or less) money that will outperform what you described
 

highspeed

Well-Known Member
ok, how bout these

Thanks again.

exhibit 3
Engineered by Builtsmart®
1.8 Intel® Pentium® 4 processor notebook.
The ultimate desktop replacement
40 GB HD, 256 MB DDR RAM, DVD/CDR upgradeable to 512 MB DDR RAM
Graphics card and video card
15" XGA TFT LCD screen
Wireless ready
TV- Out Build In
3D/2D graphics accelerator
Enhanced stereo sound
Price per unit is $950
Order this system now online



exhibit 4
Ultra Slim and Sleek
The ultimate notebook
Engineered by Builtsmart®
2.2 Intel® Pentium® 4 mobile processor slim notebook
40 GB Hard Drive, 256-512 MB DDR RAM, DVD-ROM/CDR, Graphics card and video card
15" XGA TFT Screen
Wireless ready
4 hour battery life
Price per unit is $1250
Order this system now online


exhibit 5
A Gamers Dream

Engineered by Builtsmart®
2.8 Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Notebook
The ultimate in power, a gamers dream!
60 Gig HD, up to 1024 MB DDR RAM, DVD-ROM/CDR
Graphics Card and ATI Video Card
15" XGA TFT Screen
Price per unit is $1550
 

tomek_vector

New Member
not exactly, not there
check this out dell stuff for home & small office
draw yourself a comparison chart for processor, memory, drive
cd/dvd drive and price (monitor - if included)

dell offers some deals where the monitor is included also.
i'm not trying to push dell here, i'm a Mac person, but if you'll spend money on a pc, get something that has support behind it as well.
 

Soonermurph

New Member
Don't mess around with off-brands when you buy a laptop. You can't correct problems by simply swapping out hardware.

Also, I recommend Intel processers, since the power/performance ratio is much better. AMD chips are power hogs -- makes your laptop hot and sucks the batteries dry quickly. If you don't believe this, just go to any computer store that has a dozen or so laptops on display, and put your hand over the keyboard. I can pick out the AMD laptops with my eyes closed. Laptop manufacturers try all kinds of throttling techniques to help with the AMD heat problem, but it makes your computer slow to react.

Still, the $500 pricetag is tempting.
 

Phoenix

New Member
Check out the notebooks on Newegg.com. I buy all of my hardware from them, excellent company to deal with. They just started carrying Notebooks and carry some of the best.

I agree with the above post, don't fool around with no name brand notebooks. Buy from a reputable company. Here is the link to Newegg.com:

Newegg.com Notebooks
 
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