So, I'm the master of screwing myself.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by OscarTheGrouch, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    G' Vegas South Carolina
    I just sold my last Macbook (had 2). I needed something with a little better spec for the things that I do- and i cannot afford another macbook, or mb pro. I had intended on getting an HP (for the time being) from Costco that was on sale at a really good price- a price I was almost positive was good through the 30th of this month... well i sell my MB for a little less than I was wanting, but knew I had another 20 in my pocket to cover the difference...

    WRONG... I haul over to Costco, and the stupid computer I was wanting was no longer on sale...

    So here I am (at work) with money and no stupid computer..... I suck.

    F M L
  2. xboxer75010 macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2006
    Carrollton, TX
    What was it maybe you can find another one with similar specs.
  3. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    G' Vegas South Carolina
    HP G60. 2.0 AMD Processor (forget the spec, but its a dual core 2.1), Nvidia Geforce Graphics 256MB Dedicated + Shared, 3GB Ram, 320MB HD 16" 2yr warranty.

    Asus has a really nice specced machine for 615 at BestBuy, but I HATE Asus Keyboards
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Specs =/= performance or usability

    Refurb from ?
  5. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    G' Vegas South Carolina
    550 budget.

    Costco has a refurb of the same machine on their website, however its only got a 1yr warranty, and im sitting on cash that i dont really want to put into a money order and mail to my bank (I live in SC and my bank is USAA in Texas)

    I'm also so disappointed that a post was deleted
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    This thread is worthless without pictures. :D
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    No kidding, I could use a few pointers, OP!

    That sucks, OP... But seriously, if you could get on the "screwing yourself" tips that would just be fantastic.
  8. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2008
    New York. The state, not the toilet.
    School just ended, so I'm sure you could save a few more months.......
  9. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2008
    Well, I was just poking around on Dell's website, and configured this Studio 15, just for the hell of it:

    • 15" 720p LED-backlit display
    • 3 GB RAM (800 MHz DDR2)
    • Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz
    • 320 GB hard drive (5,400 RPM)
    • 256 MB ATI Mobility Raedon
    • 8x slot-loading DVD drive

    $720 before tax and shipping. Might I add that I wouldn't touch HP with a 10-foot pole, but that's just me. :p

    WOAH! :eek: Just noticed the *1MB* cache on the Pentium T4200...
  10. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    You're surprised by the 1MB cache? All processors have either 1 or 2MB L2 Cache nowadays, and seeing as how the Pentium is a fairly oldish processor, it's not surprising it'd be the one to have 1MB.
  11. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
  12. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2008
    Well, considering that my Core 2 Duo has 6MB...
  13. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
  14. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    G' Vegas South Carolina
    See, I wont touch dell since back when I worked in computer distribution, I had a customer place an order for 200 computers with me. I asked why the large order. Apparently a customer of his decided they wanted 200 Dell laptops. more than 10% of them showed up DOA. I've always had decent luck with HP. I wound up just waiting a few days until I got paid and bought the computer at the slightly higher price.

    nope, already made my purchase, and quite happy with it .... not as happy as i would be with a Mac, but still happy.
  15. raygungirl macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2009
    If it's affordable, I vote for the Asus. We have an Asus laptop and have been really, really impressed by it, especially for the price. (4GB ram and an Nvidia... 4800M, I think? with 512MB VRAM, for a little under $1000.)

    Although, it depends on what you want to do with it. Our laptop is a beast that's used as a desktop replacement mostly to play games and surf the internet.

    Good luck finding a replacement. :)

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