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  1. Kantastic

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a decent laptop for school. It doesn't have to be fancy or insanely powerful, just something that will ease the transition from a desktop to a laptop. I don't really have an idea of what I want so just shoot me a PM with what you have, or even a link to a good deal on a laptop. My current budget is unknown but it is above $500, probably around the $700 range.
     
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    What size screen?
     
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    No idea. :eek:

    I do know that I don't want a netbook.
     
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    Yes I am. Budget is now up to $800 but the lower the better.
     
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    I've got an HP dv3t (specs are to the left on the right side of every specification) that I might want to swap out for something new. Been great to me for school with no problems whatsoever except for the original HDD dying (which I replaced myself). Still under warranty from HP as well. LMK if you're interested.
     
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    I have an Asus G50V-X5 with 1.3 years remaining warranty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220490
    It currently has been upgraded with an 64gb SSD app drive and 300 gigabyte storage drive for movies and music. I am asking 750.00 USD shipped and insured. I ship the original packaging including the restoration CDs, and Window's Vista installed.
     
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    Looking for a little more power, sorry.

    The SSD is a plus but for that price I would try find a Core i3/5/7 lappy, sorry.

    It's a tad old for me, it's gotta last through the first 2 years of college and even that is years away. :eek:
     
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    My offer is still on the table :) Sony Vaio VGN-NW130J/T $575 shipped.
     
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    emachine deal @ walmart for $298

    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1886714

    eMachines eME725-4520 Laptop $298 @ Walmart 2/28/2010

    * Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 2.20GHz
    * 15.6" LCD Display (1366x768)
    * Intel GMA 4500M
    * 3GB DDR2 DDR3
    * 250GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    * SuperMulti 8X DVD+ with Double Layer Support
    * Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN
    * 6-cell Lithium-ion Battery
    * Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
     
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    I have an x205. c2d 2ghz 4mb cache, 4gb ddr2, 1gb turbocache module, nvidia 8700gt 512mb, 17" 1680*1050, hddvd/dvdr-dl/cdrw, wifi, 1.3mp webcam, 250gb wd black 7200 and 250gb seagate 5400 hdds, 5 speakers including subwoofer, bluetooth, wifi, fingerprint reader, hdmi svideo and vga outs, 6 usb ports, 1 firewire port, 2 batteries that work great, MINT condition, Vista recovers CDs included, kitchen sink.

    Asking $850

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqYW7E2ILLw LOVE those speakers!

    EDIT - and my sig is not the laptop speakers I smell. ^_^
     
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    I haven't forgotten about your lappy yet. ;)

    Thanks! Given my budget I'm pretty sure I can do better but for the price it sure does have nice specs.

    That's the first time I've been 5.1 speakers on a laptop... but again, for that kinda money I'm not looking to buy anything other than the newer Arrandale(i3)+ laptops. I'll be using headphones with the laptop most of the time so I'll never be able to take advantage of the surround sound. You seem like you love the feature though, I'm sure it's awesome. :)

    My main goal in this thread is to either find one heck of a deal on a Core 2 laptop or just go buy a new Asus laptop with some new architecture.
     
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    Oh, if you're looking to buy new, I'd consider the Asus UL series. It's not a gaming machine by any means, but it's absolutely beautiful for school use. Thin, light, 10 hour battery life actual (as reported by me), Core 2 Duo, and 4GB DDR3.

    I have the 13" UL30A myself, but Asus makes the 14" UL80 and 15" UL50 versions too.

    EDIT: I also want to add that new, you might be a bit over budget, but you can find great deals used. I bought my UL30A used for $525 off of ebay ($650 on newegg)
     
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    Wrong spec info on my part

    the ram on the walmart laptop is actually DDR3
     
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    5 speakers -including- the sub.
     
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    That's a 4.1 system then :)
     
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    No it's 4 speakers and a sub. I believe it's 2.1 with a tweeter and a midbass on top and the sub on the bottom. However they did it, it vibrates the coffee table. :D
     
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    4 speakers and a sub is a 4.1 :)

    The first number, the integer, denotes how many satellite speakers there are in the system. The number after the decimal denotes how many subwooferes there are in the system.
     
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    Negitive. 4.1 is how many channels of audio it has. 4 channels plus another for the sub. 4 speakers, in this case, is 2 channels with a tweeter and midrange each plus the sub = 2.1
     
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    These website might help you out abit for whats available.
     
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    Sounds like I've been proven wrong. My bad :)
     
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    Have a dell xps m1710 great shape if interested send you specs.
     

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