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    Looking for a new computer

    Ok I am now in the market for a new computer that is more functional than my netbook that I am currently using. This thing is good for sitting on the couch and surfing the web but just not that practical for what I need. Anyone know of any good laptops or suggestions that they could give? I am looking for something probably $500 or less. I would like the most computer for the money if there is such a thing. Any links to certain computers or sales that I might be interested in would be great, thanks. So far I have gone to bestbuy, office depot, walmart, and checked the paper. I still probably need to check out Sam's Club too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbgUSMC View Post
    just not that practical for what I need.
    The real question is right there?
    What do you need to do that a netbook is not cut out for?
    Do you need a faster harddrive?
    Do you need a better video card?
    Do you need more memory, or more harddrive space?
    Do you need WIFI?
    Do you need longer battery Life?
    Do you need a faster processor?
    Do you need a HD display?
    Do you need a burner? dvd/blu-ray
    Do you need a webcam?

    I can happily quote you anything, but with a $500.00 budget, you realistically are just not gonna get much more then what your netbook already provides.

    What kinda netbook do you have, if you don't mind me asking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    The real question is right there?
    What do you need to do that a netbook is not cut out for? Disc drive, bigger better screen, faster.
    Do you need a faster harddrive? Yes
    Do you need a better video card? Yes
    Do you need more memory, or more harddrive space? No
    Do you need WIFI? Yes
    Do you need longer battery Life? No the netbook is 6 hours.
    Do you need a faster processor? Yes
    Do you need a HD display? Would like a better and BIGGER display. This thing is an eye strain.
    Do you need a burner? dvd/blu-ray Yes
    Do you need a webcam? No have on my netbook

    I can happily quote you anything, but with a $500.00 budget, you realistically are just not gonna get much more then what your netbook already provides.

    What kinda netbook do you have, if you don't mind me asking?
    My answers to your questions are in the quote. I currently have the HP mini 110. It's also slow on loading photoshop and stuff like that.

    I saw this laptop and wonder if it is worth anything? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...d_17_H24-15190
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    $500 was just what I was wanting to spend but willing to go a little higher. I do really like this sony from bestbuy and am considering getting it. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+V...&skuId=1245529. It's $599 and seems be be a loaded.
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    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15r/pd


    although - a 5400RPM drive is probably not any faster then what you have right now.


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    also if u can check out http://www.aafes.com/ .. they have several options all tax free and also partnered with couple different company's like dell custom order what you what for very cheap price!!and NO TAX!!! lots of options across the board....


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    Www.newegg.com just for more options. This TF2 clan a friend of mine ran swore by it. Something like 75% of the clan ran on rigs they bought or built from newegg.

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    I Love newegg and tigerdirect.com.. also Have you looked at the Best Buy Employee auction website?
    http://forums.usmilitarygamers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3616&d=1341691069

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    Quote Originally Posted by XxSILENTxFARTxX View Post
    I Love newegg and tigerdirect.com.. also Have you looked at the Best Buy Employee auction website?
    I don't remember that link for bestbuy auction and don't remember how to log in either.
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    how about this?


    probably meets none of your preferred spec's but does that really matter? It's a transformer, end of story

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3 View Post
    how about this?


    probably meets none of your preferred spec's but does that really matter? It's a transformer, end of story
    wow im totally geeking out right now!! that also looks like a usb extender?? where did u get that !!!


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    lol truth be told it's only a USB hub, you can google transformer usb hub and you'll find it in various places

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    If your going to be running Photoshop you want at least;
    1. a dual core processor
    2. 2gig RAM
    3.Decent integrated graphics
    (I recommend any of the AMD VISION line, they share unused system RAM with the video chip (GPU)
    not the best for hardcore games, but good for some video editing and picture editing.
    4.a 7200RPM HDD

    if your willing to get a tower, i can build it for ya, Just send me a PM. You will be able to get much more horsepower for much less $$$$ than with a laptop
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    Well I made my purchase. I went with the HP Pavilion dv7-3164cl Entertainment Notebook PC - AMD Turion II Dual-Core M520 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium. Got it for 549.97 and it's pretty much a 1,000 dollar laptop. I hope this one will work great for me.


    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...799&CatId=4965
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    Nice laptop awesome deal

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    congratulations on the excellent purchase!

    May I suggest a NAS to do your on-sight backups? Has saved my ass from 2 failed hard drives.

    Its basically a HDD enclosure that plugs into your home network, and backs up your data from ALL you computers on the network.
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    I recommend the Drobo. It's pure awesomesauce with a cherry on top..
    http://www.drobo.com/products/drobo-fs.php

    Quote Originally Posted by saviger View Post
    May I suggest a NAS to do your on-sight backups? Has saved my ass from 2 failed hard drives.

    Its basically a HDD enclosure that plugs into your home network, and backs up your data from ALL you computers on the network.


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