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#1 stewbid1

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:14 PM


Greetings, I'm new to this page & am looking on advice (& resources) on buying a laptop. I need something reliable for general use & prefer Windows 7. I'm getting a refund check for my Acer laptop for $380 (black Friday sale) and need to keep close to the same price. I only want to buy from somewhere I can get an ADH service plan. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Ty, Susan ~ <3 ~ :whistle:

Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

ASUS A54C-IB31 - Perfect laptop for under $400, it has an i3 processor which has more then enough power and Asus's laptop are generally reliable.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

That is sold out at Newegg....but Walmart has it for $399 plus applicable tax.
ASUS Laptop Computers : Computers - Walmart.com
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hm, that was quick.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for the link, it did sell out before I could get to it. I found an amazing out of box deal @ Best Buy, not realizing they were having a 10% off sale on open box items I waited too long & it was also gone. I'm still looking. There was an HP @ Best buy for $299 (4gb RAM) but the tech there said it had a pretty slow processor. So I'm thinking Walmart.. On the high price end I'm looking @ this:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-Apple-Red-15.6-Inspiron-Laptop-PC-with-Intel-Pentium-DC-B960-Processor-and-Windows-8-Operating-System/21900014

On the low end I'm looking at this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Toshiba-Satin-Black-Trax-15.6-C855D-S5320-Laptop-PC-with-AMD-Dual-Core-E2-1800-Accelerated-Processor-and-Windows-8-Operating-System/21684646

What do you think? Is there a huge difference? If so, what is it? Computer shopping is making my head spin LOL!! Thanks for the help. Susan :blink:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

In terms of processor performance, the Dell is faster but the Toshiba laptop is generally more reliable.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Michael! Ok so between the toshiba above & this what do you think?
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_020W005534974001P

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

geez.. I talked to Kmart 7 they don't offer accidental damage & handling coverage... I have a 2 year old and a teenager LOL! So now back to Walmart, checking this out now:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-Apple-Red-15.6-Inspiron-Laptop-PC-with-Intel-Pentium-DC-B960-Processor-and-Windows-8-Operating-System/21900014

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Nvm, it's the same Dell I looked at earlier. I told ya buying a laptop was making my head spin haha! :lmao:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

Asus will sell you the insurance.....ASUS
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:48 PM

Check out this Asus laptop from Walmart.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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