Advice on this laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gan6660, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    you are gonna have to start standing in line now...

    "limited quantities" = 5

    why not just put Windows on your iMac? $100 for XP.
  3. kindablue09 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
  4. gan6660 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008

    I do have vista on my MBP but I just like the idea of having a dedidicated machine. Anyway I live in a pretty rural area so not that many people go out for black friday. I went out 2 years ago with my mom for the $398 laptop from walmart and we got there about 3am which was an hour before everyone else.
  5. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

    Oct 19, 2009
    Cedar City, Utah
    Hey when you get a chance, go on Youtube and find "Matt Damon impersonates Matthew Mcconnoghey or however the hell you spell it."
    Great fun.
    Made more sense than this thread.
  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    I would just reccomend getting the Dell Mini 9 in the Marketplace. Smaller, more convenient, Hacknotoshiable.
  7. iceblade macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    Its $200, $350 normally. So that means a few things...

    A ) Its a great deal.


    B ) Its a $200 laptop.

    Honestly, if my macbook pro wasn't just 3 months old, and I had $200, I would probably be standing in line for mine right now. But, I can't really justify the $200 purchase considering I just got a computer at the beginning of the school year that kicks the tail of that computer. Just don't let everything major ride on this computer... At $200, well, you get what you pay for sometimes, right?

    As for a dedicated windows machine, I'm all for that. The geek in me wants as many computers as I can, but it really has some practical uses. Why waste mac hard drive space on windows if you can waste windows hard drive space on windows?
  8. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Check the passmark CPU scores on that thing - 390. That's LESS than a Pentium M 1.6GHz. That's about EQUAL with the five year old Sempron 2600+ I'm typing this on right now (it scores 382). So then, riddle me this - why would ANYONE buy a new laptop that scores the same as a 5 year old model? Oh wait... its $198, that's why.

    Now the one Best Buy is having for $197 has the Celeron 900 - still a crappy CPU, but it scores 766, almost double.

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