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AshwaniG
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If I was to buy a laptop I will stay AWAY from Dell ...
Refurbished doesnt mean USED necessarily ..
I had bought plenty of stuff from "Futureshop" which was refurbished .
After extensive use I wonder why they sold it so cheap and why did they refer it as "refurbished " .

Disclaimer : I am benefited from EVERY purchase that is made at FS ..:D

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Last edited by: AshwaniG on 13-08-08 14:23:41
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AshwaniG
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Fido !
My mistake ..I must have given this link earlier
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10101436&CMP=BAC-FS_hbad_t1_s4-EN





Why bother spending another 100 on memory ? Down grade to XP and get very good performance . Vista is a resource guzzler .

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Post ID: 125762 13-08-08 14:21:14
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G13
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HI TK !
If you are still looking for a laptop pls visit
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10109673&CMP=BAC-FS_hbad_t1_s1-EN

This deal is good only for today

Ashwani




Ashwani, thanks for sharing, it is a good deal. I would recommend getting an additional Gb of RAM for Windows Vista.




Why bother spending another 100 on memory ? Down grade to XP and get very good performance . Vista is a resource guzzler .



Though Vista is not very stable yet, it will be down the road, so perhaps it is better to upgrade now.

Plus, if you don't have a copy of XP, you'll have to dish out some real cash to get one.

I personally do prefer XP over Vista, just because it is so stable.

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Post ID: 125765 13-08-08 14:30:06
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G13
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Laptop warranty
Does anyone have any advice for laptop warranties?

I have these options:

1) Get a standard one year warranty (with laptop purchase) and pay by AMEX to double it to two years (additional year covered by AMEX).

Total after taxes price of Core2Duo Laptop, 2 Gb RAM, 250 GB harddisk, DVD writer, Integrated Webcam, Bluetooth etc. = 568 CAD

2) Buy an additional two year warranty for 149.99 and get a total of three years in coverage (one year warranty included price of laptop).

Same laptop costs 738 CAD after taxes.

I'll appreciate all input, thanks!!






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Fido
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Id go with the 1st option as $170 is kinda expensive for the 3rd year .


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AshwaniG
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Hi G13 ..
I would have opted for the option no 1 .
I personally dont BUY warranties . Generally if nothing goes wrong in first year the chances after are very remote .
Ashwani

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Post ID: 125774 13-08-08 15:23:08
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G13
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Thanks for the responses, I was also inclined towards option 1, just am in the process of checking with AMEX what their terms and conditions are.

Ashwani, why would you not recommend Dell? I agree the best Laptops are by Toshiba, but Dell isn't a very bad option either. I have used several dell laptops at work for the last 5 years and never had any hardware issues.

What I like about Dell is that they operate efficiently, passing the savings to the consumer.

I am still surprised of the fact that the laptop I got directly from Dell was being offerd at 50% more price through COSTCO :-)

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Post ID: 125836 14-08-08 08:41:26
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Hi guys,

I am looking for laptop with following configuration.

17" inch screen
Intel core 2 duo T5150 or higher processor 2.0 GHz / 2 MB cache
>=250 GB HDD
>=4 MB RAM
Inbuilt 802.11 wireless, webcam, bluetooth,IR
DVD dual side burner
>6 USB ports
3 months internet free

Good to have but not necessory:
Memory Card Reader card (SD / Sony memory card)
TV Tuner card

Let me know if I am missing anything in configuration.


I've following questions.

1) Which company is good? (Dell/Toshiba/HP)
I have Compaq laptop. It becomes very hot in few hours. What about Dell/Toshiba?

2) What about 3 months internet free service in canada if I'll buy from USA?

3) Do u know any current deal?

Thanks in Advance.

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Post ID: 126072 17-08-08 18:33:46
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AshwaniG
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I personally own Toshiba and is very happy with the performance and looks alongwith features ( multimedia keys are touch sensitive ) ..The newer version that I have comes with Harmon Kardon built in speakers and sounds gr8 while watching movies .I leave it on for atleast 8-10 hours and it never overheated .
Another good option is Sony due to its lightweight / style / features . On the flip side it is little overpriced may be due to the brand name .
Hope it helps a little.
Ashwani

P.S: If u r in Canada and not living close to any borders in USA ( parallely dont have US address ) I would strongly suggest you to buy from Canada . The warranty issues will drive you nuts otherwise . If you keep an eye on deals you can get almost the same price as in US

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clinton
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buying laptops
on sale at office depot $ 299.03

Acer Aspire 5720 15.4" Widescreen Notebook Computer With Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2370 Item # 101405

With its dual-core processor, large memory and multimedia capabilities, the Acer Aspire 5720 notebook handles your work and mobility demands with ease. You can share photos, burn DVDs, view movies, listen to music and enjoy the convenience of wireless networking. It features the Intel Pentium dual-core processor, a generous 2GB memory and a 160GB hard drive, while a SuperMulti DVD drive lets you burn and play CDs and DVDs, including DVDR, DVDRW and DVD-RAM formats. There is a built-in Webcam and media card reader, too.

An integrated 5-in-1 memory card reader lets you access digital photos, MP3s and other files from these flash memory formats: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD-Picture Card.


The Acer Aspire 5720 (AS5720-4680) notebook offers:
15.4"-diagonal widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) CrystalBright LCD screen
Intel Pentium dual-core processor T2370 operating at 1.73GHz
1MB L2 cache
Up to 533MHz frontside bus
2GB of PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM memory
Maximum memory capacity: 4GB (Available system memory will be considerably less than this amount and will vary by model and system configuration. This is due to the use of shared video memory and operating system limits.)
160GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive
SuperMulti DVD drive (reads/writes DVDR/RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R/RW)
802.11b/g wireless LAN
Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Base-T) network interface (RJ-45 port)
56K V.92 fax/modem
4 USB 2.0 ports
1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port
1 S-video out port
5-in-1 memory card reader: reads SD, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD-Picture Card
ExpressCard/54 slot: also support ExpressCard/34
Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, for video chat and still photos
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with up to 358MB shared memory
Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby-certified surround sound
Built-in stereo speakers, headphone/speaker/line-out jack and microphone input jack
Bilingual (English/French) keyboard with touchpad
6-cell lithium-ion battery (4000 mAh); 65W AC adapter
Dimensions: 1.7"H x 14.4"W x 10.8"D
Weight: 6.17 lb

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system comes installed, a dual-boot system allowing you to select either English or French as the default language. Other software includes:

Microsoft Works 8.5
Cyberlink Power Producer
Acer Crystal Eye
NTI CD-Maker
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, eAudio, ePresentation, eLock, eRecovery, eSettings Management)
Norton Internet Security (trial, with 90 days of free updates)

The Acer Aspire 5720 is backed by the manufacturer's 1-year limited international travelers warranty.


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