I'm lost...

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  1. bri128

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    i need a laptop for under $750. i have no idea where to start. any ideas?
     
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    Dell... Check out gotapex.com for coupon codes...
     
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    You pretty much get what you pay for at the low end. If you're lucky.
     
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    I understand that, but my budget is limited right now... and I need something.
     
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    Dell SB: Inspiron 640m Dual Core T2080, 1GB DDR2, 120GB HDD, DVDRW, WiFi, 9-Cell Battery, 14.1" WXGA LCD, Vista Home Basic or XP Home $549

    $40 to upgrade to a Core Duo.
     
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    wow, thanks.
     
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    should i get xp or vista? never used vista...
     
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    I doubt any cheap machines will have the power and especially memory to run Vista properly. Get XP unless you get a machine with 2GB of memory.
     
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    It's Vista Home Basic, you really don't need 2GB of memory. Though I would personally side with XP.
     
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    thats what i've been hearing. but i heard basic is just an upgraded version of xp?
     
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    downgraded version.
     
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    thanks:rolleyes:
     
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    Basic is still Vista, which is a totally new OS despite some people saying its just a GUI change. Vista is more different from XP than XP was from 2000. Basic just removes a bunch of features like the Aero interface and the media center stuff.
     
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    I'd still want a gig though. I had the displeasure of setting up a Vista Basic computer with 512MB of memory once and it felt like XP does on 128. Not pretty.
     
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    I went with vista... i think it will be fine. it has 1gb of memory.
     
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    You can always upgrade the RAM later.
     
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    i plan to at some point
     

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