shopnbc laptop...what do you think?

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  1. marlene

    marlene Newbie

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    I saw this advertised on TV today, is this a good deal? I need a computer for mostly word processing and internet surfing, I dont know much so I need your help, thanks

    Get connected to the information you need most with this wireless notebook computer!

    This notebook would be perfect for a student heading to college, especially those schools with a requirement that all students have a notebook computer! Its compact size also makes it easy to stay connected to work and family while traveling. The included games keep kids entertained on long car or plane trips and you can also bring it along to share photos when visiting family.


    Intel Pentium M Centrino 1.8 GHz Processor
    80 GB Hard Drive
    Includes Iogear Wireless G Router for wireless Internet in your home!
    You can burn DVD's with this notebook!
    Microsoft Works Suite 2005 on DVD!
    Plus tons of software!!
    Includes Targus docking station!
    Display Specifications:
    Screen Size: 15.4" Widescreen
    Display Type: 15" WXGA TFT LCD with 1280 x 800;16:10 resolution

    CPU Specifications:
    Processor Brand: Intel Pentium M Centrino
    Processor Speed: 1.8GHz
    System Bus (FSB): 533 MHz
    System Memory (Ram)/Expandable To: sodm 512MB DDR/ Two Gigabyte
    Cache Memory: 2MB L2 Cache
    Hard Drive Type: Eide
    Hard Drive Size/Speed: 80 Gigabyte/5400 RPM
    Optical Drive 1: Dual Layer DVD-RW Drive
    Optical Drive Speed: 4x
    TV Tuner: Yes
    Video Memory: Intel 915 GM with embedded 3D engine, shared memory architecture (SMA) up to 128 MB DDR SDRAM
    Audio: AC97 2.2 compliant and PC 2001 compliant, SPDIF out, 5.1 channel support
    Modem: Modem/Wireless Combo Card (RJ 45 lan, wireless 802.11g lan and 56k modem)
    Network Card: 10/1000Mbps gigabit ethernet adapter
    Memory Card Reader: 4 in 1 card reader (Supports SD/MS/MS Pro/MMC)
    Operating System: Windows Xp Home Edition, Microsoft Works Suite 2005 with DVD Version; Phoenix Full Windows Restore
    No. of USB Ports, Front/Back: 4
    USB Type: USB 2.0
    Firewire Ports, Front/Back: one
    Audio: One headphone jack, one mic-in
    Video: One external VGA port
    Other: one RJ-45 jack for ethernet; one S-video TV-out connector, one DC-in jack for AC adapter
    Keyboard Type: Full size keyboard
    Mouse Type: Synaptics Touchpad w/ 4-way scrolling button
    Speakers Type: built-in stereo speakers and subwoofer
    Microphone: yes
    Other: Kensington lock port and bios password protection

    Power Specifications:
    Battery Type: Eight cell li-ion battery pack
    Battery Life: Approximately three hours
    AC Adapter: Yes, included

    Accessories Included:
    Remote: Yes

    Peripherals Included:
    Wireless Router: Iogear Wireless G Router

    Software Bundle Included:

    Microsoft Windows XP, Digital Lifeline and Phoenix Full Windows Restore

    CD #1: Quicken 2005 New Users Edition, CD #2: Win DVD, CD #3: EZ Showtime, EZ Photo Browser, EZ Photo Tools, EZ Photo Panarama, EZ Video Mail, EZ Plug-n-Go, DVD #1: Microsoft Works Suite 2005 on DVD

    Reference & Entertainment DVD:
    Women's Day Cookbook, Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary, World Book 2005 Encyclopedia, Atari 80 Classic Games & Casino Master

    Productivity DVD:
    Open Office (MS compatible WP, SS, PP), Bullguard Antivirus/firewall/online 10mb backup, Internet Cleanup 4.0(spyware removal), Aquazone Desktop Garden, TalkIt TypeIt (Voice Diction), Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD, My Scrapbook 2, StudioLine Photo 2, PhotoVista Panorama with Vista Organizer, Expensable 7, Easy Language 61, 3001 Business and Sales Letters, Professional Resumes Quick and Easy, Discover PC and Windows Basics, Smart Attorney, Personal Record Keeper, MusicMatch Jukebox 8.2, NetKnowledge Tools - iAnnotate It, iCapture It and iOrganize It, Stuffit Standard, LashBack Antispam w/ 1yr subscription

    Parts Warranty: 1 year
    Labor Warranty: 1 year
    Manuals Included: Set up, warranty, mainboard, peripherals
    Other Information: Digital lifeline diagnostics, toll free support, web/email, phoenix windows restore

    Weight: 6.5 lbs

    Dimensions: 14.3" (W) x 11" (D) x 1.1 (H) mm/32mm (front/back)
  2. TriviallyTravis

    TriviallyTravis Notebook Consultant

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    Well, the thing definitely sounds loaded (except for the integrated graphics card). What make is it? And do you have a price?
  3. miner

    miner Notebook Nobel Laureate

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