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Bowser
12-08-2008, 10:58 AM
I'm looking for a solid, basic unit, good for web surfing and e-mails. Nothing extremely fancy in terms of video card or huge gigs of memory. I know opinions vary on Best Buy, but would it be worth the trip to check out what they have (convienient since I have a BB card), or are there better places to look?

Thanks in advance.

Lzen
12-08-2008, 11:58 AM
BB actually has some good deals sometimes. What are you looking to spend? What about HD space? And about the ram, you will probably need at least 2-3 GBs due to all new PCs having Vista on them. I am no expert, but that seems to be the current theme.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-08-2008, 12:00 PM
I'm looking for a solid, basic unit, good for web surfing and e-mails. Nothing extremely fancy in terms of video card or huge gigs of memory. I know opinions vary on Best Buy, but would it be worth the trip to check out what they have (convienient since I have a BB card), or are there better places to look?

Thanks in advance.

If you get one from a big box store, don't ever, ever get any of the services that those asshats push on you.

Bowser
12-08-2008, 12:05 PM
BB actually has some good deals sometimes. What are you looking to spend? What about HD space? And about the ram, you will probably need at least 2-3 GBs due to all new PCs having Vista on them. I am no expert, but that seems to be the current theme.I'm not looking to break the bank. It's a unit for a family member that just wants to browse and e-mail, that's all. I was thinking that most new comps come with 2 gigs ram to start, but maybe I was wrong.

I have 2 Circuit City's near me that are going out of business. Maybe I'll run by there and check it out.

If you get one from a big box store, don't ever, ever get any of the services that those asshats push on you.

While I don't know much about electronics, I do know this much. And I love it when the person goes all dickbag when you turn down their offer of this and that for the third time. "Well, allright, but it could sure save you money in the long run, if anything goes bad".

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-08-2008, 12:11 PM
Here:

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'Hamas' Jenkins
12-08-2008, 12:15 PM
That's a 2.8 Gig processor dual core AMD that runs at a really low power consumption, 4 gigs of Ram, a 500 gig HD, a DVD burner, a case with a PSU, DVD Burner, and Windows XP rather than Vista for 400 bucks

Bowser
12-08-2008, 12:24 PM
Shit, that's a good deal. That blows away that dinosaur computer I'm typing on right now. Maybe I'll get that for ME, and give away my old one, lol.

Bowser
12-08-2008, 12:26 PM
NewEgg looks like they've got good deals on their LCD's, too. Dammit, Hamas, now I've got some decisions to make (and I could do damage to the bank account on that site, heh).

Bowser
12-08-2008, 12:28 PM
My computer I have now has a whopping 40 gigs memory. I saw a cell phone that had 16 gigs. LMAO

Taco John
12-08-2008, 12:40 PM
Go with Newegg... They have great stuff at great prices.

Also their reviews are excellent. The geeks review the hell out of their stuff.

Lzen
12-08-2008, 12:52 PM
If you get one from a big box store, don't ever, ever get any of the services that those asshats push on you.

True that. My in laws bought a new laptop from BB a few months ago. They specifically told them they did not want all the crap that Geek Squad puts on for extra fees. When they went up to pick it up, it had all that extra crap and the extra fees. My MIL told them they better get that crap off and they better charge the original price they quoted. They did exactly what she said. Those fuggers tried, but my MIL don't put up with BS.

Lzen
12-08-2008, 12:54 PM
I'm not looking to break the bank. It's a unit for a family member that just wants to browse and e-mail, that's all. I was thinking that most new comps come with 2 gigs ram to start, but maybe I was wrong.

I have 2 Circuit City's near me that are going out of business. Maybe I'll run by there and check it out.

I just ordered this one from CC.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-AS6920-6508-16-Widescreen-Laptop-AS69206508/sem/rpsm/oid/215816/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Lzen
12-08-2008, 12:59 PM
My computer I have now has a whopping 40 gigs memory. I saw a cell phone that had 16 gigs. LMAO

My current desktop PC and laptop each have 60GBs. I am quickly running out of room. Who would've thunk it?

Lzen
12-08-2008, 01:00 PM
BTW, the Newegg suggestion is solid. I am also high on Newegg. Both NE and Tiger Direct have served me well.

BigRedChief
12-08-2008, 01:09 PM
Go with Newegg... They have great stuff at great prices.

Also their reviews are excellent. The geeks review the hell out of their stuff.
Tiger direct also.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-08-2008, 01:10 PM
Tiger direct also.

I just hate fucking with Mail in rebates.

Fish
12-08-2008, 01:17 PM
I just ordered this one from CC.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-AS6920-6508-16-Widescreen-Laptop-AS69206508/sem/rpsm/oid/215816/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Looks like a good deal for the price...

What's with the Star Trek controls on the left side of the keyboard?

Demonpenz
12-08-2008, 01:22 PM
i am assuming you mean hd space not memory when you say 60 gig

BWillie
12-08-2008, 02:11 PM
I just ordered this one from CC.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer-AS6920-6508-16-Widescreen-Laptop-AS69206508/sem/rpsm/oid/215816/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

This does sound like a pretty good deal. I'd buy it for sure for 499. Anybody know where to find a decent laptop, new or used for around 400 bucks. I don't need to play games or do anything special. I just want to be able to run multiple programs at once and browse the internet.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-08-2008, 02:54 PM
This does sound like a pretty good deal. I'd buy it for sure for 499. Anybody know where to find a decent laptop, new or used for around 400 bucks. I don't need to play games or do anything special. I just want to be able to run multiple programs at once and browse the internet.

Check coffee shops around the San Diego area.

Lzen
12-08-2008, 03:24 PM
This does sound like a pretty good deal. I'd buy it for sure for 499. Anybody know where to find a decent laptop, new or used for around 400 bucks. I don't need to play games or do anything special. I just want to be able to run multiple programs at once and browse the internet.

Check this one. It says they're sold out online, but they may have it in stores.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9101928&st=9101928&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1218022587285

Short Leash Hootie
12-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Shit, that's a good deal. That blows away that dinosaur computer I'm typing on right now. Maybe I'll get that for ME, and give away my old one, lol.

The only problem is you'll have to build that yourself when you get all of the parts. It's a pretty easy process, just a few google searches.