Is this laptop worth $499?

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  1. grocerylist

    grocerylist New Member

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    I'm looking into getting a cheap laptop for internets, studying for school. This deal can be had at several retailers. http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/s...toreId=10001&catalogId=10051&productId=180803
    http://www.netaffilia.com/ad/electronics/frys/i/2007/07/20/25736.html

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...e=c01069714&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&dlc=en&lang=en
    Compaq Presario F572US Notebook PC
    • AMD Athlon ™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TK-53 (1.7GHz) processor
    • 1GB installed memory
    • 80GB Hard Drive
    • Super Multi 8X DVDñR/RW with Double Layer Support
    • 15.4" WXGA High-Definition Brightview Widescreen (1280 X 800) Display
    • Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
    • Weight 6.6lbs
    • Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium
    • 1 year warranty
    I'd probably end up wiping Vista off it and loading Linux. I haven't been able to find very much information on the AMD Turion processors. Do you think this laptop is worth it or does anyone know of any better deals at the moment?

    Thanks
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    uber shitty.

    Go get a Lenovo N100 for same price.
     
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    well you came for advice because you obviously know NOTHING about this sort of thing...

    So do what you want. The Compaq is a piece of shit, and the AMD processors in a laptop are basically like bending over and taking a handful of framing nails up your ass without lube.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Yeah, Compaqs are garbage. I'd rather have a Dell, to be honest. If you're going to buy HP, get an HP, not a sub-brand.
     
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    grocerylist New Member

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    I came in asking a question about a computer at a certain price point. The Lenovo looks nice but at $369 the Compaq is basically a disposable laptop. The Lenovo is more than double that price. I don't need a powerhouse as I'll be wiping Vista and putting some form of Linux on it. If the Compaq doesn't last more then a year I will then be able to afford something nicer then the Lenovo... perhaps one of the ThinkPads.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  7. Stev

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    Get a cheap dell. Call it good.
     

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