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  1. harddoom

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    SYSTEM COMPONENTS
    Inspiron 9300 Qty 1
    Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760 (2 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB), Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Unit Price $2,031.00
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    Display 17 inch Wide Screen XGA+ Display
    Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm
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    I want to get this laptop (perhaps with a greater warranty for a lil more money.) But i want these specs for closer to 1000. like maybe 1100 at the most.Will the price drop as they take away the printer and the release of yonah within the next three months to that level?
     
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    Well, you can save yourself some money by going with the Pentium M 750 or 740.

    Also, take the RAM down to minimum and upgrade it aftermarket. Save a lot of money that way.

    Everything else looks pretty good. You can turn down the hard drive if you have to, but I'd sacrifice the processor first.

    No - if you need a notebook, then get it. Waiting for the next best thing will never get you a notebook. ;)
     
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    I dont need one right away, i need it for fall, but i would like to have a few months during senior slack for some fun. Wont there be a considerable drop with yonahs release?
     
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    Not right away, because there will be very few if any notebooks that feature the Core Solo/Duo (aka Yonah) when it is first released.
     
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    but would the price drop anyway at about 5-6 percent a month as normally?
     
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    Well, the price of the Dell i9300 is very low now, especially with the coupons. It's not going to drop as rapidly as it once did. I'd say maybe a few bucks a month.
     
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    thats weird cause less than a month ago it was about 100 dollars more
     
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    Well merchandise only falls to a certain level before it begins to level off, as it is in the process of doing now.
     
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    would you say it is worth it to get a warranty on this and how long?
     
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    I typically stick with a one year warranty, because if anything is to go wrong with the machine, it's going to happen within the first six months of ownership. If you have a limited budget, then it's not a wise idea to increase the warranty period - that sort of money should be spent on the laptop itself.
     
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