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Old June 20th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #21
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id buy used.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:23 AM   #22
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id buy used.
don't even consider used. after all, it's not my money
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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #23
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i always keep an eye on slickdeals.net or whatever it is (google "slick deals")

basically a forum where people post good sales. a few weeks ago, staples had a nice lenova (sp?) laptop for $249 after rebates (originally 799).

i realize its for a 11 year old, but the highest quality, most reliable, and stable and secure laptop you will find is a macbook. they just updated them and with the back to school promos you get a free ipod in addition to education discounts. (find a college student you know to purchase it to get the deals)

flame on ;)
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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:30 AM   #24
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Stan, don't purchase a mac for your kid. That is equivalent to sending your kid to school with a knock off ipod. She will get her ass beat for being a "dork"
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #25
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don't even consider used. after all, it's not my money
why shouldnt i consider used?
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #26
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I LOVE my Acer, $500 OTD with an all in one printer. No issues with it yet after almost 2 years, it has had a short battery life from the get-go though.

My 1st Gateway laptop ended in a court after it being in the shop more then my possession over 3 years, they gave me a new one, it was a pile too.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #27
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why shouldnt i consider used?
because it's not my money I'm spending :tonka:
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #28
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FYI, just saw an ad on cnn.com for a Dell Inspiron 1501 for $499. Not bad pricing for a lap top.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #29
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... k, I guess I'm the only dork that takes his laptop on family vacations to avoid the boredom.


That, and I'll admit. I missed the whole being 11 part.
I think the big part is most cars come with in-car dvd players. Your WJ is my XJ no monitors for rear passengers.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #30
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my toshiba sucks. don't know why, cause i'm not a computer guy. i had to send it back for blue screen issues, they had it for 6 weeks.
Toshibas are typically good with the exception from a few models, but what company isnt like that?

Blue screen could come from maaany different things, hardware or software. Never had to deal with their support though, so no idea about that.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #31
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http://www.dell.com/content/products...en&s=dhs&cs=19

best laptop ive ever owned..plus what kid wouldent be cool havin one..kinda pricey tho. but way worth it..lol
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #32
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http://www.dell.com/content/products...en&s=dhs&cs=19

best laptop ive ever owned..plus what kid wouldent be cool havin one..kinda pricey tho. but way worth it..lol
Um, yeah. That is a must have for ever 11 year old.

I've dealt with a few laptops. A dell that i have had for quite a few years has been quite reliable, but the assembly quality is pretty much crap. The thing has felt like it was going to come apart in your hands since close to new. I would hope that they have changed in that past few years.

My brother has a Toshiba that I have been very impressed with. If I were purchasing one new now it would most likely be Toshiba.

Here is a place that has good deals often. www.globalcomputer.com
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #33
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the post was a j/k. and yes dell has gotten better with the assembly of there computers and laptops. i wouldent reccomend that laptop for an 11 yr old . but if u want inexpensive and reliabilty.id go with a dell..and no i dont work for dell...
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #34
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Maybe consider getting her one that doesn't weigh a ton....
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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #35
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I just got home from getting a new router at Micro center over in Troy. They have an Acer Laptop on sale for 399. Dats cheap !
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