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    Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Any experience with something for a teenager who basically likes to facebook and skype and a little web browsing?



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Check out the vostro line at dell.com. Can also look in their outlet site for other models for cheap.



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    I would recommend a netbook. They do all the things you mentioned & are way cheaper than an actual notebook.



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Any experience with something for a teenager who basically likes to facebook and skype and a little web browsing?
    Maybe a netbook?

    Walmart.com: Acer 10.1" AOD257 Series Netbook PC with Intel Atom Dual-Core N570 Processor and Windows 7 Starter: Computers



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Any experience with something for a teenager who basically likes to facebook and skype and a little web browsing?
    Are you looking for a netbook or notebook?



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    netbook!


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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Just found this today. It was on slickdeals.net

    FRYS.com*|*FUJITSU COMPUTER SYSTEMS CORP



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Netbooks can drag a lot doing even basic video...



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    If you are not scared of buying used, I have an HP Mini that I bought about 9 months ago that probably has 20 hours on it. It has Windows 7 starter and an Intel Atom processor. I think I paid about $325 for it.

    Everything works fine, I just don't use it as much since I have a full sized laptop.


    Actually, I probably don't want to sell it because it's good for travel but maybe you can find someone like me and pick up a good used one.



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Netbooks can drag a lot doing even basic video...
    Yep. You can still find a pretty comparably priced notebook that can do a lot more.



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    If you are not scared of buying used, I have an HP Mini that I bought about 9 months ago that probably has 20 hours on it. It has Windows 7 starter and an Intel Atom processor. I think I paid about $325 for it.

    Everything works fine, I just don't use it as much since I have a full sized laptop.


    Actually, I probably don't want to sell it because it's good for travel but maybe you can find someone like me and pick up a good used one.
    Wow.



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

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    Wow.

    Wow what?



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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Check out the vostro line at dell.com. Can also look in their outlet site for other models for cheap.
    Props to this. dell.com/outlet. They have laptops, minis, duos. Start at $290 and go up from there.

    Edit: They've got stuff today starting at $170. Don't get anything with only 1Gb of ram, though.


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    Re: Looking for a really inexpensive notebook computer

    Well, this is what was dropped off by the FedEx guy half an hour ago and I'm posting on CF right now:

    Amazon.com: Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q8102 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop (Omega Black): Computers & Accessories

    Oh wait - you said you wanted something INEXPENSIVE! Silly me. There are a lot of decent options on Amazon for under $500, whether you want to buy him a netbook or an actual laptop. Won't be powerful enough to do any serious gaming, but should do the job if all he wants to do is facebook and skype.


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