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Notebook prices question

by thejollibengali / July 11, 2005 10:12 AM PDT

Hi I am thinking of buying a notebook (first time buyer), and was wondering if anyone here knew when the best time to buy a notebook is? I mean this in terms of prices, as they seem to go up and down.

I am thinking of getting an HP or Dell model. Does anyone here know if the price goes lower during august perhaps for a "back to school" sale or anything like that? (I'd be purchasing from their direct site, not from circuit city or anything like that). Thanks!!!

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You may think this odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2005 10:13 AM PDT

But what you get today is amazing compared to just a year ago. And the year prior and so on.

-> What does that mean? Waiting is good.


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theres not really a good time....
by nerdyboy1234 / July 11, 2005 3:23 PM PDT

notebooks would always be behind in technology comparede to suggestion would be to wait for a 64-bit centrino or get the compaq r4000 series laptop with athlon 64.

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I see
by thejollibengali / July 12, 2005 11:25 AM PDT

Well what I meant was not in terms of the technology, but more about the timing of buying the laptop.

For example, on the HP website 2-3 weeks ago, they were offering a free upgrade to their DVD burner. Then prices went back up and the deal was not there anymore. Now they're offering a free all in one printer/scanner.

So i wanted to know if the prices drop as August/september comes around, or do they increase. I'm a first time notebook buyer, so I was hoping that there are trends to look for in terms of prices.


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