Computer Heads Laptop under $600

Discussion in 'General' started by nicefro, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. nicefro

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    Looking for a laptop. Has to be ~$600 or less and I'm not building my own.

    Preferably HP or Sony.

    Not a gamer or anything, don't need insane specs but definitely 200+GB and 3GB RAM

    Thanks
     
  2. gil23

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    i have a brand new one that i bought from best buy.... sony with blue ray...THINKING OF RETURNING IT..HAHA..and i didnt even open it
     
  3. much respected

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    Just add another $700 and get a Mac.
     
  4. nicefro

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    it's gonna be an xmas gift from mom, she won't wanna deal with Paypal and NT and all that jazz
     
  5. gil23

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    $%%?... you can get a mac for $400 more
     
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  7. datznasty

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    Why HP if you don't mind me asking? They make pretty looking laptops, but they are dead last in reliability, 40% worse than the top 2 companies where areAsus and Sony. I have an extra new in box Dell Studio 1535 (www.dell.com/studio it's the 849$ one minus dedicated graphic or the 699 one plus 9 cellbattery), core 2 duo processor (t6400), hdmi out, wxga hd screen, still fully covered by warranty as I never registered it.

    But, here. I would copy and paste the best bang for your buck ones, but no mouse.

    http://www.dealnews.com/f...0-1-s-h-more/335971.html

    http://www.dealnews.com/c...Laptop/49.html?iref=dnhd
     
  8. nicefro

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  9. datznasty

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    Do you plan on making this like a PC replacement or actually lugging it around with you? Because 17 inches is HUGE! I'm on a 17 inch Studio 1737 now. Itweighs about 8lbs too which isn't heavy in general, but for a laptop it is.

    Here's a nice Asus right at 6bills, core2, 4g ram, 512mb gpu, hdmi, http://www.bhphotovideo.c...EG&A=details&Q=#featuresGet on Internet Explorer, go to www.bing.com/cashback and search for "d5000" and go to the bh site through there, then purchase and get 4% cashback
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    http://www.infoworld.com/d/mac/mac-...tch-their-price-819?source=rss_infoworld_news
     
  10. spsfinest212

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    Listen to Datz OP and get an ASUS laptop.
     
  11. nicefro

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    The little bit of brandwhore in me won't let me roll with an ASUS.

    Maybe I'll go with Sony or Toshiba.

    We've had our HP desktop since '05 and it's been solid, didn't know the laptops were that %%$$$+.

    I'm a senior in HS now so i'll prolly take this to school with me in the fall.

    17" is huge so I might settle for 15 or something, I don't care if it's big or 1lb heavier than others but I can't get down with 14"screens.

    If I go with 17", I"ll probably get a netbook down the line to tote around.
     
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    fam, thank you for the find. you saved me the trouble of lookin for a budget laptop for my girl's mom. the specs on these things go hard and at a reallycompetitive price.
     
  13. datznasty

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    That's my plan too, you can get netbooks around 230 new right now, but the same reliability report talks about how they all suck (and my Asus1005HA I ebay'd would agree), so I'll just get a slimmer laptop. Here's an HP with dual core (not Core2Duo though) and free HP All in One printerfor 489$
    http://www.bestbuy.com/si...p;skuId=9999122300050004

    http://www.bestbuy.com/si...211002&skuId=9553896 here's a Toshiba w AMD Athlon Dual core (don't know what their equivalent of Core2 is), for450

    Take the 110 or 150 remaining and get an iPod or blu ray or something.
     
  14. domc03

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    i just copped a sony on black friday and i'm surprisingly happy with it
     
  15. ebay 23

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    You get what you pay for!!!!!
     
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    http://www.microcenter.com/ [​IMG]

    on my way up there right now, going to grab some rechargable xbox controller batteries and a pc controller for emulators

    $15 for everything



     
  18. crcballer55

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    If that's your plan, i would recommend that you get a 12-14" laptop just for the portability factor. I had a 15" in college and itwas a pain. Currently I have a 14" Acer and connect it to my 23" monitor to watch videos and do other dual-monitor activities. It's greathaving a smaller laptop and for $100-150, you can get a nice big monitor to connect your laptop to. That's the best way to roll in college with 1) limitedspace 2) having to carry a computer around campus everyday.
     
  19. nicefro

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    considering my desktop is 17" i guess it would be a bit huge to lug around all day

    looks like i'm now looking for something:

    under 15"
    under $600
    250GB+ HD
    4GB+ RAM

    is HP really that *+*@*$. i figure i'll get another one halfway through my college career anyway
     
  20. alchemist iq

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    nicfro, listen to datznasty. I sell laptops at best buy, Asus should be your choice. Actually they make parts for hp, apple computers....yes apple, and sonyps3. I'm picking the UL series since those are related to the macbook pro. If your not in a rush buy after christmas, since new intel processors are beingreleased i3 & i5.
     
  21. alchemist iq

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    jonbx5 dont dare buy that dell.
     
  22. Shanegerous

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    I got an acer lol, I like it though.
     
  23. teddy jam

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    i've had 2 HP computers ..both have lasted 7 yrs +

    i just got an HP laptop with very good specs for a very good price (under 600, Intel dual core2 T6600, 4g ddr2 ram, 320g harddrive, etc etc)

    if you use your PC the right way, there's no reason to think that it won't be reliable

    everyone has different experiences, i wouldn't let a graph steer u away from a brand ..just my 2 cents ... (i was this close to getting a samsung today,but this one was too good to pass up)

    futureshop/bestbuy can also optomize your pc - get rid of all the junk that comes on your pc...HP is known for the most useless stuff on it, so it's wiseto get it optomized (usually runs 20% faster than out of the box) and they give u a "restore" disk, which u need if u ever wanted to store ur pc tofactory settings one day
     
  24. jonbx5

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    Lol ight but which asus laptop do u recommend? I only want to spend about $600 and when the new processors come out wouldn't it raise the price?