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Buying Laptop from USA?

 
Warrior
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And Look here too (Vostro's are good business class machines): LINK

Anyway, do you have a preference for glossy/matte screens...matte screens are good for eyes, glossy screens are good for watching movies, but since they reflect light, are not so good for working outdoors, since it reflects light more and can strain ur eyes.
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To confuse you more :) - look at this DELL as well ...

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Last edited by: Warrior on 16-11-07 12:44:30
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sumu
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Dell-USA v/s Dell Canada,

There's lot of price differences in the same model at these two websites.
I am really confused or I may not know the rules.

Can we, in canada(canadian address) buy from Dell-USA online, as it is cheap and currency conversion benefit,

If no, then what's the other option to take the benefits?

If yes, is there any other implication in terms of customs, warranties, deliveries etc.

Thanks



 
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Rajeev Narula
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I compared Vostro 1500 from DELL at Canadian and US site. The price is the same but look at what they are selling to Canadians....Celeron M, 120 GB Hard Drive, 1 GB RAM compared to Intel Duo Core, 160GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM.

This sucks!


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rsk12
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Dell US online shop will not allow you to buy if you try to enter a Canadian address. The only way is, if you have a friend in US, put his/her adress and ship it to him/her and either collect it when you go there or ask your friend to ship it through USPS. Other courier will charge hefty brokerage fees.

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Maharaj
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Dell US online shop will not allow you to buy if you try to enter a Canadian address. The only way is, if you have a friend in US, put his/her adress and ship it to him/her and either collect it when you go there or ask your friend to ship it through USPS. Other courier will charge hefty brokerage fees.

Cheers
rsk


Go through this LINK

CBI offers the following key services:
•Shipping & Packaging
•Fulfillment & Order Processing
•Warehousing & Distribution
•Cross-Docking
•Mail Box Rental / U.S. Shipping Addresses


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Warrior
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Also make sure Dell US will ship to PO boxes, if thats what CBi is offering.

Last time I checked, Dell won't ship to PO boxes due to fraudulant claims (of non-receipt)..
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Dell US online shop will not allow you to buy if you try to enter a Canadian address. The only way is, if you have a friend in US, put his/her adress and ship it to him/her and either collect it when you go there or ask your friend to ship it through USPS. Other courier will charge hefty brokerage fees.

Cheers
rsk


Go through this LINK

CBI offers the following key services:
•Shipping & Packaging
•Fulfillment & Order Processing
•Warehousing & Distribution
•Cross-Docking
•Mail Box Rental / U.S. Shipping Addresses




 
Post ID: 111123 16-11-07 15:36:01
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Fido
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How should we rate Gateway laptops as compared to Sony and Toshiba ?

Which of the following combinations would give better performance

Pentium dual core 2330 + 2 GB RAM (1MB L2 cache )
Celeron core 2 duo 5250 + 1 GB RAM (2MB L2 cache )

Also I read in some Yahoo answers that if the sender in US marks the package as 'used' or 'gift' customs does not charge on that .

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alexm
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Personally, I would not have any problem buying a Gateway....I think their quality is in line with the other generic makers.

Sony tries to position themselves as a premium vendor and charge higher prices. I don't think they offer a good value proposition.


When I was looking for a laptop I was biased against Toshiba because their hard drives are not as robust as Seagate or Fujitsu. Haven't heard much regarding their overall build quality...

Regarding specs below, my preference would be for the Pentium (don't like Celerons) and more RAM. I think RAM gives the biggest bang for your buck. I think Celerons have limitations like not being able to hibernate....not sure of this, you'd have to investigate.

Oh, HDD RPM speed is also a HUGE factor. If possible, avoid 4200 RPM drive and get the 5400s. 7200 is even better, but more for enthusiasts. I have worked with 4200 and 5400 HDDs, and the difference is noticeable.


 
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Fido
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Thanks Alexm ,

I appreciate your sharing in of experience with Toshibas. These days most of the HD s are 5400 so that a constant .

It appears that celeron has come of age with the core2duo which uses less power than the Pentium dual core and hence increasing battery life in a laptop.

But I agree with your statement that more RAM will help the system perform better.

Gateway is giving the 1st configuration for CAD 600/- @ BestBuy and HP is selling the 2nd for CAD 800/- @ futureshop.

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jake3d
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Anyone here using MACs?
I've never used macs before because most of the apps i use are for pc but have been hearing some good things about the macbook especially since they can now run windows os.
Some older benchmark tests
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Also anyone have any info about the quad proc notebooks due out this year? I'm in 2 minds to wait for them.

I'm leaning towards my first ever mac.

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