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Replacing laptop....possible upgrade? INPUT please!

by italianachefette / November 27, 2009 2:02 AM PST

I currently have a CQ60-211DX but killed it with coffee spillage, no way to fix unless i bring it in. I figured it would probably cost about the same to just get a newer model? im not tech saavy but was searching for this same one on the internet but only came out with bigger numbers than the 211, im not sure what DX stands for but im assuming its what i want since i liked this model so much. I love the number keypad and width didnt bother me. I found: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Pentium%26%23174%3B+Processor+-+Black/Silver/9601332.p?id=1218130741741&skuId=9601332 which is a 549DX. I also found: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Pentium%26%23174%3B+Processor+-+Piano+Black/9514251.p?id=1218119739522&skuId=9514251 439NR. I dont know much about specs but i do know i need the laptop to replace my desktop-more or less & using it for homework/research/surf the net/music, basics!

I need input on if i should get one of these upgrades? or to get the one i have fixed. Its been like 3 weeks since the spill and i did try to air it out but wasnt able to get the keyboard or back off in time to try to save it, i could still try but even customer suppport tried to help me and was unsuccessful...i reseat the memory module which did nothing Sad

i would appreciate your help & opinions! Also if you think one will suit me better please feel free to recommend Happy i dont want to spend more than 500. no dells/macs please.

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So why not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2009 2:44 AM PST
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online
by italianachefette / November 27, 2009 3:30 AM PST
In reply to: So why not

i love it!!! you are amazing! but can i purchase it online? i already know they will be out in store since its almost noon where i live

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Here it was online too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2009 3:41 AM PST
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But waiting for me to answer is not a good idea. Back to you. DO TRY without delay.

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not available
by italianachefette / November 27, 2009 3:49 AM PST

thats true about waiting for you, but i researched whilst waiting & discovered its unavailable Sad back to square one

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How about a 350 buck refurb?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2009 7:21 AM PST
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What does the drive part mean?
by italianachefette / November 27, 2009 2:30 PM PST

I get that a drive holds your data but does that mean i will get my info back? Didnt the coffee ruin the drive? the lights still come on.

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What I found is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2009 12:01 AM PST

That the drives almost always survive. Being almost exactly the same model and takes the same drive it seemed like a gift to see this for that much and so close a model match. Having spare parts could be handy. Power brick is likely the same, battery, etc.

The offer did have a time limit so I took a chance you had subscribed.
Bob

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