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Looking for buying advice

by pairodocs / May 27, 2008 12:11 PM PDT

My laptop has almost reached the end of its life, so I'm looking into getting a new one. I'm a college student, so I mainly use my computer for surfing the internet, writing papers, doing research, etc. I have a digital camera and I take lots of pictures, so I use my computer for that also, as well as downloading and listening to music. Additionally, I like to work with Adobe Photoshop.

Hopefully that helps explain what kind of machine I'm looking for. Also, I've used mainly PCs, so my inclination is to not get an Apple, though I'm not COMPLETELY against it.

Oh, and as far as price range...to be honest, I don't have a very good sense of computer pricing. I'm thinking of maybe making $500 my maximum price--but is this unreasonable?

Any thoughts/suggestions? I appreciate any and all help!

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some advice to used laptops
by kafuka2002 / May 27, 2008 7:18 PM PDT

look though the end
i do not known your laptop info.
more details please
you say your pc is the end of the life
500$ is too high i think
you should compare to the new one
estimate each component's price

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500 seems a tad low.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2008 3:08 AM PDT

I'm on the road with my 599 buck laptop. I did bump it from 1 to 2GB RAM but it's very serviceable for internet, writing and such. The price is variable on sales and more so get shopping. The only time I see we can't get this price is when the would be buyer wants to play 3D video games.
Bob

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PS. Regarding used
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2008 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: 500 seems a tad low.

Never bought such since new is too close to 500 and used is there for a reason. Someone wanted to get rid of it

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