Advice on this laptop

Badger^2

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

"limited quantities" = 5

why not just put Windows on your iMac? $100 for XP.
 

gan6660

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"limited quantities" = 5

why not just put Windows on your iMac? $100 for XP.


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.
 

Jason Beck

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Oct 19, 2009
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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.
 

iceblade

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

A ) Its a great deal.

or

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?
 

js81

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Dec 31, 2008
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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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