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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Dustin_m, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Dustin_m

    Dustin_m Active Member

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    There is a guy at my wolrk that has a Dell laptop that he has had for a couple years and hasn't really used. his parents bought it for him and now he is looking to gett rid of it. He said at the most he would want $500, probably less. Is this worth it and if it is, what should i be looking for in this computer as far as memory and stuff. I know his roommate just put XP on it and deleted all the junk off the drive so he said its like new. BTW I just want to get this so i have something i can take with me to school and work on, its not going to be my main computer, and i dont expect it to be ttop of the line right now. I plan on buying a badass notebook in a year or so anyway
     
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    If it's recently been refurbished software-wise, then I dont' see a problem.
     
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    To be realistically (sp?) useful I would say :
    600mhz or higher processor
    256-512mb of ram
    10+gig hard drive
    network card if you deal with cable or dsl
    modem if not
    deleting stuff dosent clean a hard drive, make sure you download all the necessary drivers from dell (onto a disk or other comp) and format the hard drive.
    Then reinstall an OS
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    what are the specs on it. 500 for a 3 year old anything computerwise is kinda expensive. There are cheap laptops for around 700ish, and if you look for sales, then you can find them for even less.

    Here is a cheap one at walmart for 550ish.

    Wally world computer

    here is a really nice Toshiba for 600ish after mail in rebateshere
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    do not, under any circumstance, buy a celeron chip machine.


    it's like walking to work instead of driving.
     
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    alright i actually am on the laptop now. The guy let me borrow it to check it out. Its got a 10 gig drive. now in XP where can i look at all the sytem info? Oh and yes its a celeron chip. from other people i talked to they said offer him like a hundred of do for it. also i think the HD is gonna go soon cause it makes noise and he had it totally full of shit. Oh yeah its a Gateway, which i hate. So yeah how do i see all the specs?
     
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    right click on my computer >> properties
     
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    cxjon Senior Member

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    buy a toshiba
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    I wouldnt do it you can find newer laptops for around the same price with better specs. I picked up a dell inspirion 1100 with dvd+rw, 80gig hd and 512 ram, 2.8 celeron for $600. wish it had a Centrino chip, but works for all my needs
     
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    SHITTY COMPUTER!!!!!!

    Yeah, that thing isn't worth it. Just save up for a nice computer.
     
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    don;t do it it just picked up a erocom 2100 p2 400 256 mb and a 50gb drive for 25$ the guy broke the power conector If you hold it just riht it will power up so right now i am in the middle of puting a new conector on it and im set
     
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    Didn't do it, waste of money. and it was slow as fuck
     
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