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laptop

by nancycrutcher / March 17, 2004 8:15 AM PST

Have been wanting a laptop for sometime now just to play with at work. A friend at works son has one for sale for $100. its a Toshiba 4000, P2-233MH2, 3.8g hard drive, CD-rom Internal, Floppy drive Internal, 56 K modem PCMCI, network card PCMCI, 96 meg memory. Question is, is this a good deal, don't know that much about such stuff. Hes only getting rid of it because he needed one that would do a lot more for his work.
Any help would be appreciated.

thanks,
Nancy

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Re:laptop
by Mark G / March 17, 2004 8:20 AM PST
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for $100.00 is good not worth much more get bag with it and power suppy, and a good battery as batteries very expensive

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Re:Re:laptop
by nancycrutcher / March 17, 2004 8:30 AM PST
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no bag with it and battery not good but power supply is included. He called a local store and was quoted $45 for new battery ????

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He left a one off the price. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 17, 2004 9:47 AM PST
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www.batteries.com has one for $141.99 for a Toshiba 4000 Series laptop.

Laptop batteries are not cheap. But if you just want to play with it, leave it plugged in.

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Re:Re:Re:laptop
by Mark G / March 17, 2004 12:09 PM PST
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new battery more than 45

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Re:laptop
by Willy / March 17, 2004 10:16 AM PST
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Provided you get the s/w bundle and anything else as it is old will be a decent buy for $100. That is the top end for these older laptops. However, being that old and the old user had an offer for $45 on battery, allow him/her get it for ya, before you pay for the laptop. Because $45 is pretty low for a battery and can only suppose its a "used" one but you never know. Even plugged in via a AC adapter isn't what a laptop is for on the long run. Sad

good luck -----Willy

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Re:laptop
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 17, 2004 11:02 AM PST
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Nancy,

Willy mentioned the part that would be important to me. YOU MUST HAVE the software that came with the computer. The operating system CD, or "Recovery CD" provided by the manufacturer, is a must.... as purchasing a new one, IF it's available, is extremely expensive. A "older" computer will be prone to system problems and without the OS CD, it's worthless.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re:Re:laptop
by nancycrutcher / March 18, 2004 6:44 AM PST
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the comp came with Win 98 on it. He is cleaning everything off and installing Win Me on it because thats what I have on my PC at home

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