need a laptop NIB for my sister (sub $500)

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  1. popsnbeer

    popsnbeer New Member

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    Ok! I need to find the best deal on a laptop right now that comes from the big box stores or can be purchased online. This computer will be used for internet and email and the occasional word document! Nothing too great.

    However, she sent me a laptop with a celeron processor and I could not believe that they are still making these.

    OT, help me find a laptop with at least a 15.4" screen and enough power so that she does not have to wait opening up her internet or MS word.

    Sub $500, the cheaper the better.

    What you got? Thx in advance :wiggle:
     
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    what's wrong with celerons?
     
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    thx Dooms and cron! I like the look of that gateway from circuitcity. Only one I have seen with a core 2 duo for under $500. Also 4gb of ram.
     
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    ram is cheap, upgrade yourself.
     
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    if it was mine I would without missing a beat...however I do not want to touch this thing because then she will be asking me questions every day about it (you guys know how that goes). If I keep it stock then I am able to keep my hands out of it and therefore live a happy life :)
     
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    Think I saw some laptops in this price range (and maybe below) in the Tiger Direct ad this morning. Think they were all AMD's.

    Sign up for the tigerdirect and newegg email specials/alert lists. I get them almost daily and constantly see all kinds of insane deals in them :coold:
     
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    you can get an inspiron 15 for $600 with a 3 yr warrenty. celeron, 2 GB.

    wait for a coupon.

    you can get a lenovo g530 for $520 with a 3 yr warrenty, it has shit too. call 'em and beg the sales guy to cut $20 or wait for a coupon

    you can get a compaq CQ60Z for $540. see above.

    I don't know what the warrenty situation is at newegg and places, or retail stores.

    buying opened, or refurbs, or used, or whatever is probably your best bet.
     
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    i don't think he is going to buy a used/refurb/open box laptop as a gift for his sister...
     
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    Depends on how much he loves her! :o
     
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    I'd rather get a used latitude then a new inspiron if I'm remembering the dell brands.
     
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    pics of sister?
     
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    i don't think you would want them....37 weeks preggo and about to deliver baby this week! lol
     
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    Word.
     
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    huge milky tits :drool:
     

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