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Re: I need a laptop

My wife is convinced she needs a laptop for school so I'm in the market for one. She will be using it for word processing and the occasional PP presentation. No graphics or games etc.

I don't need the fastest but something dependable. My last 2 home computers have been nothing but trouble.

Oh, and it needs to cost less than $1k.

Any recommendations?

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Dell has some decent deals on basic laptops....check out their website
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Recommendations? Yeah, don't buy a Compaq.

No matter how beautiful a woman may be, some man somewhere is sick of her sh!t.
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firedawgon929 : Recommendations? Yeah, don't buy a Compaq.
or an HP, or a Vaio

Toshiba's your best bet, but it's a bit more expensive
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Youve got Dell next door, they make really kick ass laptops.
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My girl has a KDS pentium 3 that beats my compaq up one side and down the other.

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Our company uses Dell, haven't really had any issues with the hardware in 2 1/2 years, good product. I think mine is called a Latitude.
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Re: I need a laptop

I love my Toshi, but Dell's portables seem to be pretty good.
I just helped one of my brothers pick out a Dell for school, and it was $930 for a pretty decent system.

DealNews.com is showing a pretty sweet deal on a Gateway right now, though.
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I had a Dell laptop for 4 years and it never gave me any problems at all. A very dependable laptop.
Could also try an iBook.
If you want a headache to go along with your POS laptop...get a Compaq
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Re: I need a laptop

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Skully : My wife is convinced she needs a laptop for school so I'm in the market for one. *She will be using it for word processing and the occasional PP presentation. *No graphics or games etc.

I don't need the fastest but something dependable. *My last 2 home computers have been nothing but trouble.

Oh, and it needs to cost less than $1k. *

Any recommendations?
And you could use it to programme your pc3

Do unto others, before some prick does it to you!

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Re: I need a laptop

Skully, I work for Sharp Electronics and can probably get you a decent price on their laptop. If you're interested in one lemme know the model # and I'll get you a price.
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HondaGal : Skully, I work for Sharp Electronics and can probably get you a decent price on their laptop. *If you're interested in one lemme know the model # and I'll get you a price. *
Ok I'll look at them and will let you know. Thanks for the offer.

My home computer is a Compac. It's a piece of

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Re: I need a laptop

I love my dell...Lattitude LS, picked it up from Egay two years ago and still loving it. Lightest weight out there, no probs...If Egay is your way, look for reputable sellers and expect to pay $350-450 for a one to two year old unit. I know nothing about Sharps, but a good deal on a new lappy with a warranty is prolly something to think about...

Good luck,
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Try looking atPC Worldfor laptop info. *They're usually up to date on models and prices. *Happy shopping.
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