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  • Started 6 years ago by jack7h3r1pp3r
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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this is one that i am looking at: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....4332501169

if any one has any suggestions please let me know or if any body knows of any good deals. and i am looking for a more high end laptop but don't want to pay too much.

Posted 6 years ago
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InDiSent
InDiSent
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I've never been a fan of Gateway. Everyone i've ever know with a gateway didn't last long. This HP seems to be comparable
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....ductdetail

Other than the Gateway branding, it looks like a great laptop. Do you have to have a 17" screen? Did Acer buy Gateway?

Posted 6 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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no i don't have to have a 17" and it doesn't have to be from best buy either i just was in there today and was playing around on it and it seemed to be pretty sweet so i posted on here to see what others thought.

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
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Yes, Acer owns Gateway. I have never owned a Gateway computer, laptop or desktop, so I can't comment on the brand. However, I stand by my previous statement that all laptops are fragile and the repair history bears that out:
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....post-28127

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
whs
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This thing looks very expensive. Below are a couple that I found this week and are a lot cheaper. I own a Gateway Laptop and am very happy with it. What I like especially about Gateway is their support. They have excellent support and are in the US (not India) and have very swift people.

http://officedepot.shoplocal.c.....pot-080615

http://officedepot.shoplocal.c.....pot-080615

PS. Here is the Gateway link with more detailed specs http://www.gateway.com/systems.....668079.php

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ScottW
ScottW
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Jack, you don't ask for much, do you? A high-end laptop, but not to pay too much. Well, I would like an exotic sports car but I'm on a tight budget. What have you got for me? :-)

Actually, you can get a full-featured system at a great price if you are willing to wait. Just hang out at slickdeals.net, or set up some e-mail deal alerts and wait for your prize system to come along. Here is a recent deal, that may be sold out:
http://forums.slickdeals.net/s.....p?t=846983

HP Pavilion dv9700t
# 17.0" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050)
# 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
# 50% OFF 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS!!
# $50 OFF 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive from 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive!!
# Default Options: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750 2.0 GHz / LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW
$1399.99 - $500 Off $1399 w/Coupon NB4796 (Ends after 2000 uses, Can not be combined w/Other Offers)
= $899.99 + Free Shipping

Posted 6 years ago
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thegeek
The Geek
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If you want a good deal on a decent laptop, definitely don't buy it from Best Buy unless it's one of their crazy sales they have every so often.

Personally I've been able to find good deals on http://www.deals2buy.com , they also have a dell-specific section: http://deals2buy.com/delldeals.htm

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ScottW
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@The Geek: I love the crazy sales at Best Buy! That's why I hang out at slickdeals. I got my Q6600-based Acer desktop for $550 and a 750 GB external hard drive for $56. These prices are insane!

Anyway, deals2buy looks good as well, thanks. I will definitely bookmark it.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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well i am willing to spend about 1000 maybe a little more but not like 3000 or some thing like that and i kinda would like 4gb ram and a decent video card. size of monitor/hdd and other things don't really matter too much.

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whs
whs
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@ScottW, Gee, 750GB's for $56, that's really cheap.
@jack, I guess you will have to spend a little more because of the graphics - and that you will only find in the "heavier" laptops. But you could settle for 3GB unless you want to go into a VM setup. For normal Vista operation, the extra GIG will not really buy you much. Nevertheless, with some serious shopping you should stay below $1000. Another thought is a desktop. Here you have more options - especially regarding graphics.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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@jack. Was it by any chance a Maxtor?

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whs
whs
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Lighthouse, are you referring to ScottW's $56 disk?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yep, getting my posts mixed up :(

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya but i already have a decent desktop and would like to have a laptop so i can be more portable with my projects.

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whs
whs
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Understand - did not know you have a desktop. But if you want to lug the laptop around, you may not want one that is too heavy - and a 17 inch is also big.

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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Lighthouse, the $56 sale was on a WD My Book 750 GB. It was a closeout of the old model with the round LED. The new ones have a different case with a vertical LED.

whs: Jack probably wants a desktop replacement laptop with game-capable graphics and a big screen, but it can't be heavy! :-P

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Nice one SW. £28 for a 750 WD. You should have bought the lot and sold them to me (small profit to you of course) :)

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ScottW
ScottW
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Other slickdeal people did exactly that, buying extra for friends & relatives or selling them on eBay marked up. I just got one extra for my dad.

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whs
whs
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ScottW, Don't we all want something small on the outside and big on the inside. That's what I am looking for with my next car. Else you cannot park it here in Europe or the wife cannot haul all that stuff on vacation.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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IT doesn't really matter to me if it is big or small if it is bigger i have a nice backpack that i can carry it in so no probs. there

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