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TonyC
05-21-2008, 10:37 PM
I'm looking to purchase a laptop but not sure which route to go, I'll pay $5 paypal if I can get a reliable answer on what the best bang for my buck will be.


I can purchase a used Dell Latitude D600 or Dell Latitude D810 for $300 or a HP Business Notebook Nc6000 for $225

OR

I can buy a new laptop, there are always deals on slickdeals and fatwallet for instance: Dell Vostro 1400 ($430), Dell Vostro 1500 ($425), Compaq F762NR ($400), or Compaq Presario C700T ($330 AR).


In the first option I understand they are all business notebooks, I just want a laptop for internet and school work, I don't plan on playing any games but my main goal is to get the most for my money here, I also understand specs and options come into play but I'm just confused if I should be going the cheaper used route or new route.

Thanks for any help and advice, first sensible thought out answer will get the $5 and this thread is closed, lol. Thanks again for the help, I appreciate it, have a good night!!

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:40 PM
first off do not buy COMPAQ period. as for the other laptops can u post specs so i aint gotta look up each one? :) but if its just for school which ever has the biggest HD/RAM and processor. ive always liked DELL.

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:42 PM
and i dont like buying used laptops so if i was u id spend the extra buck which is not much for a brand new laptop from dell with warranty and seeing as tho the v1500 and v1400 are the exact thing just the 1500 has 15.4 screen id go with that.

TonyC
05-21-2008, 10:42 PM
first off do not buy COMPAQ period. as for the other laptops can u post specs so i aint gotta look up each one? :) but if its just for school which ever has the biggest HD/RAM and processor. ive always liked DELL.

You know you ****? lol. We'll see. I'll post the specs in a second and edit this post. Thanks

Here are the used ones, I would upgrade the HD and Memory.

Dell Latitude D810 series

1.6Ghz (1600 mhz)
512mb ram
40g hard drive
cd/rw -dvd
Windows XP PRO

Pentium M
1.6Ghz
60g Hard Drive
512mb ram
cd/rw-dvd rom
Bluetooth
Win XP PRO

No specs on the D600 yet, asked today but didn't get back to me :(

The new laptops:

Dell Vostro 1400 Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz, 14.1" Wide Screen XGA w/TrueLife, XP or Vista, 1GB RAM, 120GB, DVDRW

Dell Vostro 1500 15.4" Laptop: Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, Windows XP

Compaq Presario F762NR Notebook PC
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core TK-57 (1.90GHz) processor
1GB installed memory
120GB hard drive
Super Multi 8X DVDñR/RW with Double Layer Support
15.4" WXGA High-Definition(8) BrightView Widescreen(1280 x 800) Display
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1

Compaq Presario 15.4" Configure-to-Order Notebook with Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile
* Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2370 (1.73 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
* 15.4" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* 1GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
* 80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
* Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
* 802.11b/g WLAN
* 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:44 PM
ya i do kno comps i build my own:) well used to now i just buy dells

alex5857
05-21-2008, 10:45 PM
first off do not buy COMPAQ period. as for the other laptops can u post specs so i aint gotta look up each one? :) but if its just for school which ever has the biggest HD/RAM and processor. ive always liked DELL.

why not? i've owned 2 compaqs and never had a problem with them..i would say go with dell

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:45 PM
do not post the comcraps specs please lol.

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:48 PM
why not? i've owned 2 compaqs and never had a problem with them..i would say go with dell

i know people that own them and within first month its problem after problem and got me reformatin them every week iuno just dont like em.

xxBURT0Nxx
05-21-2008, 10:48 PM
compaq is the budget version of HP computers... nothing wrong with them they are what they are.. a budget friendly computer. Can't expect high class performance out of a hyundai can you? Same goes with compaq.

Scoobydoo
05-21-2008, 10:49 PM
nothing wrong with compaq or buying used

if you go with the vostro 1400 i would upgrade the celeron to the c2d cpu though

Trez0r
05-21-2008, 10:50 PM
do not post the comcraps specs please lol.

Havent had a problem with my compaq lol, love it.

CrispedUp
05-21-2008, 10:50 PM
Ive used Compaq/HP laptops my whole life, and never had a problem with them, that wasnt my fault.

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:51 PM
waitin for specs than i can seee wats to go wit. well atleast my opinion

TonyC
05-21-2008, 10:52 PM
waitin for specs than i can seee wats to go wit. well atleast my opinion

Specs posted in the 3rd post for you, thanks!!

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 10:55 PM
stil go with the 1500. buying used i dont like cuz even wen u reformat u dont kno how cluttered or bad the HD is etc. and for the price difference why not buy a new dell wit warratny and id still go with the 1500 since more ram and little smaller hd but u will never use 80gigs on school work lol. and again has bigger screen. other than that they the same. and dvd burner but u can just add that if u really want it. thats my opinion for ya man

TonyC
05-21-2008, 10:58 PM
Case closed, thank you steveyhustle for your help and answer!! PM your e-mail addy, thanks!!

steveyhustle
05-21-2008, 11:00 PM
pm'd glad i can help ya man

Scoobydoo
05-21-2008, 11:16 PM
if you are going to be carrying the laptop with you, 14" is a better option, it does make a difference

TonyC
05-21-2008, 11:25 PM
if you are going to be carrying the laptop with you, 14" is a better option, it does make a difference

Thanks Scoobydoo, thats why I think I'm gonna go the 1400, on slickdeals they said you can trick it out just like the 1500 for $50 less and I would like to use this on the bus on the way to work. I also got a $50 off coupon on ebay for the 1400 two seconds ago and last week I signed up for a credit card where I get the first $100 off on a $300 purchase, lol.

Scoobydoo
05-21-2008, 11:33 PM
Thanks Scoobydoo, thats why I think I'm gonna go the 1400, on slickdeals they said you can trick it out just like the 1500 for $50 less and I would like to use this on the bus on the way to work. I also got a $50 off coupon on ebay for the 1400 two seconds ago and last week I signed up for a credit card where I get the first $100 off on a $300 purchase, lol.

i configured a nice 1400 earlier this week for $494 shipped, with your $50 off that would make it a really good deal

the 120gb hard drive is/was only a $5 upgrade over the 80gb so you may as well do that