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mike mack

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What kind of notebook should I buy?
« on: March 04, 2009, 05:16:56 PM »
obviously it has to be cheap less then 900 not including tax.

has to be lightweight and quiet

was thinking about getting the acer aspire but its kinda slow when your running a few programs and it has vista which sucks so badly.

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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 08:04:01 PM »
Get a refurbished Macbook. This one is $849.
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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 12:13:47 AM »
Buy from a direct importer.  There are a bunch of companies that cater to hardcore techies and gamers and who can save you serious cash.  I have a few friends who've bought laptops this way and they highly recommend it.

A few such companies:
http://powernotebooks.com
http://pctorque.com
http://xoticpc.com

I've found http://www.notebookforums.com/ extremely helpful as far as advice and info.

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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 02:55:24 AM »
For the love of god, do not buy a mac - you're spending double for the same hardware.  Not to mention they're uncool.  Unless of course you're a girl, and can't be reasoned with.

As for acers, they are inexpensive, but eh.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/landing_pages/sales/ecoupon  - an R should do for the long haul.

and notebookforums sucks - http://forum.notebookreview.com is where it's at  ;)

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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 05:50:54 AM »
anyone else initially think this was a clever flame about the type of paper notebook one should get?

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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 06:14:58 AM »
yeah, until he said "acer aspire."

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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 07:11:05 AM »
Well, I have an older Aspire, and I really like it....I am going to have to replace it soon, though, due to some issues with the case (one of the hinges is breaking off of it..probably more of my fault than the manufacturer's.
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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 08:01:38 AM »
I got an ASUS while in law school to replace my dead Dell. Check out the specs on these two models now available at Best Buy. Quite robust for the cost.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=Z5G5H1QDWHWRJKC4D3DVAGI?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&st=x83v&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960

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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 08:43:50 AM »
For the love of god, do not buy a mac - you're spending double for the same hardware.  Not to mention they're uncool.  Unless of course you're a girl, and can't be reasoned with.

You're paying for better quality of life!  Using my mac makes me happy every day, and the components integrate especially well with other peripherals (I use an iPod touch as a PDA).  Outrageously easy to back up files and restore your computer in the event of a total hard drive meltdown.  Solid operating system (Vista, seriously?) and in the event that you absolutely need windows, you can still run it on part of your hard drive.
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Re: What kind of notebook should I buy?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 09:40:09 AM »
For the love of god, do not buy a mac - you're spending double for the same hardware.  Not to mention they're uncool.  Unless of course you're a girl, and can't be reasoned with.

As for acers, they are inexpensive, but eh.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/landing_pages/sales/ecoupon  - an R should do for the long haul.

and notebookforums sucks - http://forum.notebookreview.com is where it's at  ;)

You clearly don't know what you're talking about if you think lenovos are worth what they cost, but you don't think macs are. 
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