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    New Laptop

    I have been looking for a couple months and today I found this in Staples in Ames. I thought I would see if anyone here has anything to say about what kind of deal this would be. To me it seems like a good buy but I will listen to suggestions.

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    Re: New Laptop

    I think my neighbor just got this same one from best buy a couple weeks ago... He's been satisfied.



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    I wouldn't buy anything with Vista unless it comes with a free 7 upgrade path.



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    Get a Macbook. They are way better


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    I see Jon Miller is drinking a new flavor kool-aid. :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    I see Jon Miller is drinking a new flavor kool-aid. :)
    really?



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    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Get a Macbook. They are way better
    Yeah if you enjoy watching a pretty spinning color wheel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    I wouldn't buy anything with Vista unless it comes with a free 7 upgrade path.
    Just reformat and put on XP. I bought an HP a couple months ago and did that. Everything seems to be working fine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    Just reformat and put on XP. I bought an HP a couple months ago and did that. Everything seems to be working fine.
    If they have an XP license, sure. Not everyone does.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yeah if you enjoy watching a pretty spinning color wheel.
    The pinwheel of death officially turned me into a PC guy. Before that ****ing pinwheel, I didn't care what I used, as long as it had the interweb.



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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    If they have an XP license, sure. Not everyone does.
    Student versions are cheap.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    Student versions are cheap.
    Again, if you have access to them. Pirated versions are too for that matter.

    Point being, probably don't want to be stuck on a machine with Hasta la Vista on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    Again, if you have access to them. Pirated versions are too for that matter.

    Point being, probably don't want to be stuck on a machine with Hasta la Vista on it.
    I still haven't had any Vista problems on either machine running it. The Windows 7 sounds more promising, but I haven't experienced any PETA kids' site style breakdowns. (Of course, that site was probably done on a Mac.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I still haven't had any Vista problems on either machine running it. The Windows 7 sounds more promising, but I haven't experienced any PETA kids' site style breakdowns. (Of course, that site was probably done on a Mac.)
    Vista isn't an overly problematic OS. Most average home users probably won't experience problems with it. The biggest issue though, for the average home user, is that eventually lack of driver and third party software support for it is likely to become an issue.



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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    Vista isn't an overly problematic OS. Most average home users probably won't experience problems with it. The biggest issue though, for the average home user, is that eventually lack of driver and third party software support for it is likely to become an issue.
    I don't need driver support. I just have my chauffeur take care of that stuff.


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