[brlug-general] Help me buy a used laptop
nich95ds at gmail.com
Thu May 3 09:52:55 CDT 2007
Ok, you said your budget is PRETTY firmly limited. So just in case you
decide to spend a little more, this is what you can get at
I bought a refurbished Inspiron last year for $629 (shipping included) and I
love it. Check the outlet site every 15 mins or so. You might find something
for less than $449.
(System Identifier: FX8P1WDE)
* Inspiron 1501 Notebook: Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+ (1.8GHz/512KB)
* Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
System Price : $449.00
Genuine Windows Vista Home
512 MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (1 DIMM)
60 GB EIDE Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemoryCertified Refurbished
Certified Refurbished Base
Inspiron 1501 Notebook: Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+ (1.8GHz/512KB)
24X CD RW/DVD Combo Drive
Corel Paint Shop Pro XI - Advanced photo editing
Microsoft Works 8.5
15.4 WXGA Notebook Screen
4 Cell Battery
Network Interface Card
1390 Wireless Card
On 5/3/07, Joe Fruchey <jfruchey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay, here's my deal:
> I have a Dell Latitude C500. It's rather old, 900MHz Celeron, 384MB
> SDRAM, 8MB ATI Rage128, and the deal breaker, a 15" _XGA_ screen.
> Ugh. XGA.
> Other than the screen resolution, I like the computer. I like the form
> factor, I like that I have TWO cardbus slots, I have an extra battery,
> The eBay laptop market is ravenous; I doubt I'd get more than
> $175-$200 for it there. I figure if I sell it locally in the paper,
> I'd have no trouble getting $300.
> So I want a new (to me), high-res laptop for $300.
> I had my eye on the Dell Latitude C610. It looks just like my C500,
> but with an (available) SXGA+ (1400x1050) screen, better processor,
> higher max memory, (available) built-in Wi-Fi, etc.
> I was also looking at an Inspiron 8200. It's much bigger and heavier,
> but I have a WXGA (1600x1200) screen that I could put on one.
> Those models are from around 2001. My laptop experience, model-wise,
> is pretty much limited to Dell. What is there that's good from other
> manufacturers from that era?
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