Plz point me in the right direction

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by silentthunder77, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. silentthunder77 macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2005
    So, I kinda desperately need a laptop, i currently have an HP that is about four years old, and the keyboard has finally clunked out, and it's imperative that I have a working computer for school within this next week. I've been looking at classifieds in my area and makin some calls, but I'd much rather get a new lappy for $350 or so, so I don't have to deal with an old battery that runs out in minutes. Is this possible anywhere? Any information about websites or stores that are offering low prices would be greatly appreaciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    BTW, i have an iMac that i normally use, but i just need a laptop for bringing to the hospital with me.
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    i doubt there's a mac laptop that'l fit your needs, try a :eek: *gasp* dell or gateway or something, they usually have dirt cheap laptops.
  3. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2006
    $350 is a bit low:rolleyes: you could prob get a used powerbook or ibook
  4. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    There are some iBook G3's on eBay that seem to be in your price range.
  5. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    An ibook G3 should be well into your price range, but if you are getting an ibook G3, beware of the logic board failures
  6. silentthunder77 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2005
    thanks for all the responses, much appreaciated. sorry i didn't specify in my original post, but all i'm looking for is something that'll run word and have sufficient battery life to run for a couple hours, whether it be a pc or mac. if i found a good deal i'd buy an additional battery, but i'm hoping to stay away from that as much as possible.


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