Nice lappys cheap

Laptops, PDAs, Cell Phones, and all other tech that you carry with you.

Moderators: mac_h8r1, Nelliesboo, David

Nice lappys cheap

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:42 pm

HPShopping.com has an excellent deal on Compaq laptops right now, just thought I'd let everyone know. After the $30 mail-in-rebate (and it would be a good deal even without that), you get

Athlon XP-M 2800+
256x2MB RAM
40GB HD
15.4 WXGA widescreen
8x DVD
3-year warranty
32MB 440 Go Nvidia graphics
WLAN B/G
XP Home

for US$1078.99

Easily the best deal I ran across while browsing laptops online today. The Nvidia chip leaves a lot to be desired, and it's only XP Home, but I was thrilled to find one that "inexpensive" with a 3-year-warranty. Usually they're about that much with only a 1-year.

Cool beans.
GO CARDINALS!
Rakhmaninov3
Graphmaster Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 1260
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2002 1:10 am
Location: St. Louis, MO

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:52 pm

I know you dont wanna hear this...but office depot had that same one on sale last week for 599 :o In store specials.....great...and they are very nice machines..great keyboards as well.
Just an old sheepdog waiting for some nasty wolves to show...ive got more than enough teeth left.
LicketySplit
Gerbil God
 
Posts: 24535
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 6:00 pm
Location: Soap Lake, Wa

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:52 pm

Which model is that? Link?
UberGerbil
Gerbil Khan
 
Posts: 9927
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:11 pm

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:07 pm

Here's one for $854 for a A64 3000...if you configure it with a xpm 2800 its a 100 bucks cheaper :wink:

http://www.xpbargains.com/index.php/send_deal/26288
Just an old sheepdog waiting for some nasty wolves to show...ive got more than enough teeth left.
LicketySplit
Gerbil God
 
Posts: 24535
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 6:00 pm
Location: Soap Lake, Wa

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:16 pm

what sort of compaq is it, a real one (Armada) or some clone rubbish (Presario) If it's made as well as an M700 then it's probably worth the extra money.

Have a look at Asus's laptops too, they seem good (though I've not actually had a good look at one).
Fernando!
Your mother ate my dog!
cheesyking
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2221
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:52 am
Location: That London (or so I'm told)

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:26 pm

cheesyking wrote:what sort of compaq is it, a real one (Armada) or some clone rubbish (Presario) If it's made as well as an M700 then it's probably worth the extra money.

Have a look at Asus's laptops too, they seem good (though I've not actually had a good look at one).


The linky says it's a Presario (the A64 3000+ one).
no sig
muyuubyou
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3231
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2002 5:19 am
Location: London, UK or Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan or Madrid, Spain

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:35 pm

Have a look at Asus's laptops too, they seem good (though I've not actually had a good look at one).


Yup, asus laptops are great. my dad had 2 at his previous job, and neither of them had any problems (except for one windows glitch). my dad even managed to drop both of them at some stage. he broke a huge chunk of the plastic casing of his second one. but it still went fine.

My dad just got a toshiba at his new job, it broke down after 2 months and took 3 weeks to be repaired. it also only has a nib mouse, not a proper touch pad like both his asus ones (it wouldnt be so bad if the toshiba wasnt 5 yrs newer than his first asus one). needless to say i will never buy toshiba. my school also buys them, which put me off them as well.
hazardous_being
Gerbil XP
 
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:43 pm
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Postposted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:48 pm

LicketySplit wrote:Here's one for $854 for a A64 3000...if you configure it with a xpm 2800 its a 100 bucks cheaper :wink:

http://www.xpbargains.com/index.php/send_deal/26288


Thanks for the link, but I think that was without the $179 warranty upgrade :( Plus it only had 256 RAM.

Definitely checking out Asus's computers, will browse around Staples sometime also to see if they are giving any too-good-to-be-true laptop specials.

I don't know if I'll actually get one, 'cause I don't really need it. But we wants it!!

Thanks for all the help, guys!
GO CARDINALS!
Rakhmaninov3
Graphmaster Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 1260
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2002 1:10 am
Location: St. Louis, MO

Postposted on Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:42 pm

you JUST missed a deal yesterday for a inspiron 9100

IT WAS 1550.oo
p4 3.0 with HT
radeon 9700 64 meg
60 gig
15.4 inch widescreen
256 mego o ram
200.00 off MAIL IN REBATE
500.00 off INSTANT REBATE

850.00 - NO SHIPPING...

http://www.crazycooldeals.com

had the link an the promo code the said it expired that day - you should go and try it to see if it works.
beyoku
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 736
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:54 am
Location: New Jerz


Return to Mobile Tech

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests