My Laptop's Cost Is...

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by nathanhuth, Dec 12, 2005.

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The Total Amount Of $ I Spent On My Laptop Is...

  1. >$500

    4 vote(s)
    2.0%
  2. $500-$1000

    34 vote(s)
    17.0%
  3. $1000-$2000

    117 vote(s)
    58.5%
  4. >$2000

    45 vote(s)
    22.5%
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  1. Stickshift

    Stickshift Notebook Enthusiast

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    Fujitsu S2110
    AMD Turion 64 MT-28 (1.60GHz, 512K L2 cache, 1600MHz HTSB)
    ATI RADEON Xpress 200M
    Hard Disk: 60GB
    Memory Size: 512MB DDR
    Operating System: Windows XP Home
    Optical Drive: Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
    Screen: 13.3" Crystal View XGA TFT
    $1,274

    So far...upgrading eventually :p
     
  2. sky123

    sky123 Notebook Consultant

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    s460

    13.3" xbrite lcd
    1.73ghz
    512 ddr2 ram
    6200 Geforce tc

    price before tax: $2399 Cdn (2100 Us)
    price after tax: $2800 Cdn (2450 Us)

    It hurts seeing many S-series selling for 1200 Us.
    Heck wouldnt you, if you spent double ?
     
  3. Stickshift

    Stickshift Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow, yeah i would be! Thats really not fair....how close do you live to the border? Couldn't you just buy one in the U.S. if you lived close enough to the border?
     
  4. girlygurl

    girlygurl Newbie

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    $2739.00 CDN $ - Acer ferrari 4005 with one extra power adaptor for home. Could NOT be happier - worth every penny.
     
  5. sky123

    sky123 Notebook Consultant

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    I live in vancouver so i guess 2 hour drive to seattle. But I do run into many troubles. If i configure, I have no one to send the laptop to while i m not in US. Also the i would have to spend extra on buying international warranty ( i dont know if standard warranty works both usa and canada) Plus crossing border got much more strict with bombing few years back. I may able to pass border without paying taxes but i dont wanna know if i do get caught.

    I also considered buying one from ebay. I've witnessed the price range for s460 was around 1800~ 2000 Cdn. Much more cheaper than buying from retail store but theres always disadvantage. My friend bought a Dell 700m from ebay at the cost of 1700 Cdn. However with the shipping cost+ insurance + taxes crossing the border it came close to 300 CDN, which was really not much cheaper. Plus ebay return policy is one thing i dont like especially dealing money in internet.

    Heck i didnt know the price would drop that fast :(
    If i waited, it was probably the smartest thing i couldve done :)
     
  6. luee

    luee Notebook Deity

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    budget all the way.Presario V2403NR 750-300mir=450, surprised only 2 under 500. Sempron based units are now more expensive than Celerons.
     
  7. jaydee

    jaydee Notebook Geek

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    hmm, let's see if I can remember... all in $ CDN :

    2450,- laptop
    270,- secondary battery
    300,- 3-year financing fee

    + 15% taxes on top of everything :( :eek:
    (I paid a grand in cash, the rest @ 68,-/month)

    also ~
    19,- to Shaggymac
    20,- for iKlear
    110,- for the great Tatonka backpack
     
  8. ikovac

    ikovac Cooler and faster... NBR Reviewer

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    15,4" 1680x1050, i915, PM1.86, x700128MB + GMA900, 2GB kingston, Bluetooth, Intel 2915abg, multicard reader, firewire, 3 powered usb2.0, dvdrw, 60Gb HD. USD 1600

    Edit: no windows.
     
  9. griz_fan

    griz_fan Newbie

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    My daughter finally saved up enough for this config we picked up Sunday at Staples:
    Gateway MX6027 - Celeron M 1.4, 256MB, 60GB HDD, CDRW/DVD, 15.4" WXGA Ultrabright screen, 802.11G, and all the other goodies that come with the MX6000 series
    cost: $599
    Tax: $30
    256MB memory upgrade: $30

    Grand total to date: $659

    For a non-gaming, student notebook, this Gateway is pretty impressive. Oh, it came with a one-year warranty, too. I considered the Dell Inspiron B series, but the standard 90-day warranty was definitely a strike against them. Adding $79 to the price of the Dell options made them a less attractive deal. If only she had saved up enough before Christmas...
     
  10. xAMDvsIntelx

    xAMDvsIntelx Notebook Deity

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    You still could try a Dell coupon to bring down the cost.
     
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