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    Default Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    Greetings guys.

    First, I'd like to start by saying that the budget is retty firm; ie. no urging to increase funds

    I want to buy a cheap laptop for now, and maybe later I will get a high-end one.

    I was looking at used ThinkPads. I read that thier speakers suck though, so I am kind of at a stuck point.

    I want to listen to audio, browse the web, general student-like tasks (typing papers, hence the ThinkPad keyboard would be a plus, e-mail via Outlook, so on) and some CS:S thrown in the mix won't hurt either

    What would you guys get?
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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    $400.... only choice is the Eee PC, like you wanted

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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    MacDonald Fishfillet meal at the nearest mcdonald...hmmm, yummy.
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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    You should fill out the FAQ, for $400 if you want new notebook, you could get with celeronM processor, or maybe with Pentium DualCore if you're lucky.
    Used Thinkpad T43 is great option too. It's one of the best notebooks in the past(centrino dothan).

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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/hprem..._pcs#notebooks

    they have the hp nx7300 for $399....but will go over $400 with taxes.

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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    Hmm...can't seem to access HPs website

    Care to post the specs? Greatly appreciated

    I was considering a T41 - T43, seems like they were just really solid units. Only thing that bothers me is speakers.

    I was also looking at the X31 and X40.
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    HP nx7300 XPP C 430 1.73GHz 120GB 1GB (512MBx2) DVDRW 15.4WXGA BV WLAN Modem DF Rmkt NB PC

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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    I would get an IPod Touch. Internet access, music playing, all it's missing is a word processor.
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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    If you only pay $200 more you can get soooooo much more!

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    Default Re: Challenge: What laptop would you get for $400?

    Yes, t43 only has single speaker...cmiiw. Attach a set of external speaker will help. But it offers excellent build quality and top notch keyboard. It's one of the best selling used notebooks in my country.

 

 
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