View Full Version : Notebook buying question
01-30-2006, 12:50 PM
I want to buy my girlfriend a laptop computer for her birthday, and I'm looking for the best deal for $750-1,000. Looking for minimum specs of 512MB memory, 60GB hard drive, internal b/g wireless, and a cd burner and dvd player (a dvd burner is nice but definitely not necessary. Important considerations are a high quality/clear screen, battery life, and portability, although I know she doesn't want something as small as my Inspiron 700m.
Recommendations? I've been Dell-loyal for years and have bought 3 computers from them, but Im wondering if better deals exist for my needs.
01-30-2006, 06:08 PM
I'm typing this on a Dell laptop right now. Inspiron 6000. Widescreen, 1.5ghz, 528Mb RAM, built-in wireless B/G. I've been pretty pleased with it. Cost right at about $1000.
I've always been pleased w/ Dell laptops. Also had good experience w/ Toshiba. My mother-in-law is using a Toshiba that is pushing 6 years old. A few months ago, I replaced the battery and the keyboard, but other than that its still going strong also.
01-30-2006, 07:26 PM
Dell is definitely my first option, but I've pretty much never bought anything else, so I'm curious as to if I'm missing a great deal/product.
01-30-2006, 08:32 PM
1 vote for toshiba for me. my second choice would be dell. you would be able to find better deals with dell tho.
01-30-2006, 09:35 PM
I'd pretty much agree with Dell or Toshiba.
01-30-2006, 10:13 PM
01-31-2006, 05:16 AM
Dell Inspiron 6000 is the best choice for $1000 & under.
Check the refurb site - I got a 6000 from there for $425 last April.
01-31-2006, 06:24 AM
Probably looking to avoid the refurb option, since it's a gift. If it were for me, I would probably go that route.
Thanks to everyone for answering, I've been a Dell man for years and it looks like I'll continue to be, just wanted to make sure I was blindly ignoring nay better deals out there.
02-04-2006, 11:18 PM
Do you have a costco nearby? i hear they are good for return policies. And cheap to boot.
02-06-2006, 08:42 AM
I do, I'll check them out. I've also heard that they're amazing on returns, they take pretty much anything no questions asked.
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