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#1 redanedan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  


Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

Hey all. Looking to see if anyone has seen a good deal on a cheap desktop/laptop. Preferably a laptop. Nothing fancy I guess, maybe enough to do some Photoshop work.

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#2 LinkinPrime   A long time ago... CAGiversary!   43391 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  


Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:42 PM

Not recently but keep an eye on http://www.xpbargains.com/

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#3 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   9252 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:10 PM

Thanks for the tip LinkinPrime

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#4 CookieParty   Artist formerly known as Burritoman CAGiversary!   3260 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  


Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

Office Max usually has some pretty decent sub-$500 machines.

Also, if you have a Circuit City nearby, you might want to see if they have any "Open Box" stuff, usually they have really good prices cuts on those. I think Bestbuy does the same, but I know CC does.

Check Walmart as well, never know what you're bound to find there.

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#5 Z_meista   The Paragon CAGiversary!   946 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  


Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:23 PM

maybe one of those Asus mini laptops.
here's the link: http://www.amazon.co...d-keywords=asus

#6 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   27559 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

keep checking best buy

the had

HP-Pavilion Desktop with AMD Phenom™ X4 9500 Quad-Core Processor-a6614f SKU: 9094927

for 401.99 last week

640 GB hard drive 6 GB of ram (this was the black friday package for 599) they broke up the pacakge and sold the pc for 401

i was able to take my monitor back today and get the computer at that price woooo

#7 justin37   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  


Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:44 AM

saw a 99 $ acer laptop at radio shack. Idk the specs tho as I paid zero attention to it

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:57 AM



#9 Teqonix   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   401 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:24 AM

saw a 99 $ acer laptop at radio shack. Idk the specs tho as I paid zero attention to it

That's the Acer netbook on sale for $100 with a 2-year contract with AT&T for 3G service. Keep in mind that the monthly fee for that is about $40.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:28 AM

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#11 rmb   old enough to be your dad CAGiversary!   2601 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:41 PM

Define cheap, what price range? You already know this but I'll say it anyways, you will get more bang for your buck with a desktop.

#12 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   27559 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:41 PM



Product Specifications
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
Processor Intel® Celeron® Processor
Processor Speed 1.2GHz
Level 2 Cache 256KB Level 2 Cache
RAM Installed / Max RAM Supported 256MB SDRAM (Expandable to 512MB)
Memory Configuration (2) 128MB DIMM Memory Module
Memory Slots Total 2
Memory Slots Available (0) Available 168-pin DIMM Slots
Floppy Drive 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
Hard Drive 20GB Hard Drive
Multimedia Drive CD-ROM Drive
Monitor Type Display Not Included
Video Card Integrated Graphics
Sound Card Sound Blaster Pro Compatible Audio Chipset
Modem/Communications Device No Modem
Network Features 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network
Ports and Connectors (2) Serial 9-pin Port; (1) Parallel 25-pin Port; (1) PS/2 Keyboard Port; (1) PS/2 Mouse Port; (1) VGA 15-pin Port; (4) USB 2.0 "A" Ports; (1) RJ-45 Network Port; (1) Microphone Port; (1) Audio Line In Port; (2) Audio Line Out Port
Expansion Bays 1 (0 free) External 5.25" Bay; 1 (0 free) External 3.5" Bay; 1 (0 free) Internal 3.5" Bay
Expansion Slots 2 (1 free) 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI Slots
Input Device Keyboard, Mouse
Manufacturer Warranty 90 Day Limited Warranty

iif you could hook a modem into this somehow (or can you hook hi spped into this) It would be a very nice little computer if you just wanted to play basic online games (pogo, big fish games)

#13 hoekwaterpj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  


Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:56 PM

wal-mart has a dell 531 for $398 YMMV not sur of specs but think its 2gb mem 160 gb hard drive