Good Laptop Under $500 Paging all Computer People

2,523
12
Joined Jun 24, 2007
So on short notice I'm realizing that I need a laptop for this summer program I'm doing. What is a good laptop, preferably HP or Sony that I can getfor ~$500.

THANKS.
 
938
10
Joined Jul 31, 2005
if you just need it for browsing/email/word and that stuff look at the HP Minis..or even a HP dv2, dv3 or dv4. check slickdeals.net and notebookreview.com forcoupons they come pretty often. I got a decent HP dv5 for around $550 after around $400 in rebates
 
5,287
463
Joined Apr 13, 2007
Go to dell business outlet, cop a Latitude e6400 refurbed. Comes with 3 year Dell warranty, aluminum chassis, fast proc, and anything else you can find. I gotmine for 520 after taxes and shipping, and has a dedicated video card, 2 gb ram, and an 2.4 core 2 duo proc.
 
2,523
12
Joined Jun 24, 2007
I might as well go all the way if I'm gonna buy one so no mini stuff.

Where can I find refurbished HP Laptops?
 
4,586
51
Joined Dec 15, 2004
I got a toshiba satellite off craigslist brand new for $325. If you know how to figure out the legit listings
 
494
10
Joined Sep 17, 2004
Originally Posted by SleepyBlueDemon

macbook air
lol riiiiight...for $500 he's not cool enough for a mac...


but really, dell refurb is probably the best you can get. depends on what you want though, you can get one of those smaller notebooks for $500
 

jackiechizzan

Banned
1,911
10
Joined Jun 21, 2006
Originally Posted by nick0lis

there is no good laptop for under 500$
lemme guess, you have a macbook pro?

i got my current toshiba laptop for $450 after taxes 2.5 years ago, still running great with windows 7.

there are deals to be had, just keep an eye out on forums like slickdeals
 
367
10
Joined May 21, 2007
2,523
12
Joined Jun 24, 2007
Have not searched slick deals.

I'm fine w/ a refurb, but does anyone here have any experience with expensive refurbished electronics?


Keep tossing out Sony + HP. Two brands I'm looking for.

Toshiba maybe, Dell no.
 
Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks some useful and important features of our website. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker or head over to our upgrade page to donate for an ad-free experience Upgrade now