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d3500ram

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Posted: 03/10/12 12:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where would you recommend for on- line purchase of a low priced laptop PC?

Price is the driving factor right now. I may step up once I see what's out there and for what price... and go from there.

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I buy from Amazon almost exclusively. Reason is if anything goes wrong they're good to work with.

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Posted: 03/10/12 01:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is Ebay or tiger.com and newegg, all usually have decent prices and a good selection. I have found that shopping your local office store, like OfficeMax, Office Depot, etc for closeouts and open box items produce the best selection and price.


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I bought one like this and been very happy with it
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Posted: 03/10/12 01:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I prefer to buy from Costco or Costco.com if I can, better return policy then most places. But since they don't sell Macs it's not an option.


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I've bought several notebooks online in the past, but now only buy at a brick and mortar store. Primarily because there really isn't much savings if any by buying online, and it can also introduce additional hassles if you need to return it for any reason. I.E. Doesn't perform as you thought it would, damaged in shipping, missing or defective parts, etc. But the biggest advantage of a brick and mortar store is that it allows me to physically compare and test notebooks side by side to see which one best fits my needs.

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Posted: 03/10/12 03:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK... this is a good start for me. I am seeing prices and areas where I may want (need) to step up.

I have a good general understanding of basis PC performance specifications, but one are that has leapfrogged me is the processor. The last computer I bought in which researched any meaningful data was when I purchased the very first Pentium P-60 in the early 90's...

Where are we in the Pentium 1-10 scale nowadays?

I see things listed from "Intel Core i3-2330M processor
2.20GHz, 3MB L3 Cache" up to "PentiumĀ® Dual-Core P6200, 2.13GHz 3MB L3 cache" and probably beyond...

My current laptop is: "Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU, T8100 @ 2.10GHz, 2.10 GHz 4.00GB with super retro rocket fire boost."

Where does my current computer fit with respect to performance (and acronyms) to today's processor. My computer is going on about 6 years old now. Is there a "Processors for Dummies" resource written in layman's terms?

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Posted: 03/10/12 01:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

I buy from Amazon almost exclusively. Reason is if anything goes wrong they're good to work with.


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Additionally, I don't care for having to wait for purchases to arrive. I've found that Amazon has this service called "Prime"... it's about $80 for the year but all things eligible have free two day shipping. It's amazing how much can be bought online and how easy it is when it just arrives in two days... free. For example... I don't lug 30# bags of dog food any more. They just arrive. And, if you do the math, the savings on shipping just a year of dog food more than pays the $80. So I get everything else for free!

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I have purchased my last two, one from Amazon and one from my local Staples store. Pleased with both.


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