Let's make a LAPTOP deal!

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20-02-2007 08:55:22

Well my Dell InspironB130 is almost down and out. The motherboard needs replacing to fix the problem with it charging. And if I am going to do that - I might as well sell the one I have for a little cash and upgrade. I will post the specs of my laptop here when I get home, so someone could tell me about how much I would get for it.

What I want
Over 1Ghz Processing Power
Over 1 GB DDR Ram
A DVD Burner
The laptop may be refurbished, as long as it is in tip-top shape

Price Range (depending on my laptop)
$0 - $700

What I need it for
Graphic Creation
Everyday Use
Casual Gaming (not much)

And can anyone comment on this?


20-02-2007 09:18:06

Doesn't look bad. What kind of games did you plan on playing?


20-02-2007 09:34:50

Nothing new. I like to play like Age of Empires, though come to think of it I WOULD like to play the new Age of Empires game....


20-02-2007 11:25:11

lol, Good luck playing AoE III on that laptop. ;)


20-02-2007 12:21:10

I have a Dell XPS M140 (the media center laptop that comes with the remote for movie/music)....

However, it comes with integrated graphics, probably not your cup of tea...

I'll let it go for a good price....


21-02-2007 04:03:07

That is a terrible deal for a refurb laptop.


I just bought this, I upgraded it alot, but the base system isnt too bad


21-02-2007 06:14:45

For $928

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ Duo T2250 (1.73GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic
LCD PANEL 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™(glossy)
MEMORY 1GB Shared Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 1 DIMM
HARD DRIVE 160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
VIDEO CARD 256MB NVIDIA®GeForce®Go 7300 TurboCacheli
WI-FI WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
SOUND OPTION Integrated Audio
MEDIA DIRECT Media Direct 3.0
BATTERIES 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
WARRANTY & SERVICE 1 Year Mail-in Economy Plan edit

Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
Miscellaneous 6400 dual
Processor Branding Intel Core Duo Processor
Labels Windows Vista™ Basic
A/C ADAPTER Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
Digital Imaging Corel Snapfire Basic - Organize and Edit your photos
It is over my budget, but I am paying for this via freebies. Any thoughts?


21-02-2007 07:21:36

It's not bad, but for around the same money you could find similar to slightly better specs with a Core 2 Duo and Vista Home Premium.

A couple weeks ago I bought a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467[=http//www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?seg=HHO&poid=360027&coid=-32796]Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467 at CircuitCity. Sale price was $949 (regular $999) with $100 MIR = $849. Almost identical specs to the Dell you spec'ed, except it was a Core 2 Duo T5200 and had Intel onboard graphics, which is great for Aero. I wouldn't do serious gaming with it, but neither would I with the laptop you spec'ed. I'd rather have the much better CPU than the vidcard on a laptop that isn't really spec'ed for gaming in the first place.

I've been a Dell user for many years, and have had several of their laptops. This is my first Toshiba, after hearing a lot of good reviews, and I'm quite impressed with it. I don't think I'd personally buy another Dell laptop.

The 1.6Ghz T5200 blows the doors off a 1.73Ghz T2250, and Vista Home Premium is a pretty significant upgrade over Home Basic. The HDD and RAM are the same, and the Toshiba's DVD-RW drive also supports DVD-RAM.


21-02-2007 07:44:33

Well then, I may have to go with that laptop...is it light? (as in carrying weight)

This http//www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8211008&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat103700050019&id=1166234894643


21-02-2007 09:51:15

[quote7055689f8c="TryinToGetPaid"]Well then, I may have to go with that laptop...is it light? (as in carrying weight)

This http//www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8211008&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat103700050019&id=1166234894643[/quote7055689f8c]
It's lighter than my loaded Dell D810, which is a beast, but then again I'm not into the laptop weight thing. You tend to sacrifice power and features with low weight, but I think this Toshiba is a good compromise between the two.

That Toshiba you linked at BB is the A135-S4427, with the same Core Duo T2250 as the Dell you listed, i.e. it's not a Core 2 Duo either. Note that I have the [b7055689f8c]S4467[/b7055689f8c] which is a C2D T5200 + 160GB SATA HDD.


21-02-2007 14:22:40

Using my link i got this for 923

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic edit

Dell Recommends
For a Fast and Easy Transition from your old PC to your new PC

Upgrade your system to include the Belkin Easy Transfer Cable!
Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista™ Business + Belkin Easy Transfer Cable [add $138 $132]
LCD PANEL 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™(glossy) edit
MEMORY 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm edit
HARD DRIVE 160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive edit
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability edit
VIDEO CARD 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™ edit
WI-FI WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini Card (54Mbps) edit
SOUND OPTION Integrated Audio edit
MEDIA DIRECT Media Direct 3.0 edit
BATTERIES 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery


21-02-2007 16:02:06

Now that's a much better Dell deal than the one TTGP posted earlier.


21-02-2007 18:13:29

[quote7d7a28bbd0]And can anyone comment on this?

That's the same lappy that I bought this fall, except mine has a 160 gb hdd and 2gb of ram. I love the thing, and I don't game really other than some emulation, but I've had no problems with it.


21-02-2007 18:16:40

[quoteddfc464db2="dmorris68"]Now that's a much better deal than the one TFOAF posted earlier.[/quoteddfc464db2]
When did I post a deal?


21-02-2007 18:23:39

[quotec971731f13="TFOAF"][quotec971731f13="dmorris68"]Now that's a much better deal than the one TFOAF posted earlier.[/quotec971731f13]
When did I post a deal?[/quotec971731f13]
Sorry, meant TTGP.


21-02-2007 18:53:06

Do not ever get us confused again, thanks!


21-02-2007 18:55:44

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21-02-2007 20:51:06

What size screen are you looking to get? I have a 17"...but I wish I had something smaller like 15.4" or something. I think 17 is a little too big if I want to carry it around to school or something. This is I got it has a graduation present and my dad got the 17" because it would be good for movies and stuff. Hmmm I wonder how much a used laptop will go for on ebay...........checking. I don't want to offend my dad or anything though because it was a grad present. I wonder if he'd card.


22-02-2007 06:43:19

Mine was a christmas present, but its almost completely useless-- so I do not think my mom will mind.

I do not carry my laptop, it goes from the floor to the bed and that is it. If you are looking to sell it, list some specs for me -)


22-02-2007 07:37:35

I always recommend www.DellOutlet.com for any computer when you don't have specific parts or a build-it-yourself mentality. You can find some amazing deals there.


22-02-2007 07:48:08

Thanks doylnea, appreciate the help. I thought you had just came to post to say something negative, oh my you do have a good side.