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    Low-cost laptop options

    I've read some threads about this, but I'm wondering if there's something I'm forgetting.

    Where are some good options for lower-cost laptops, like say, for students from Jamaica?

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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Compaqs


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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Look for older model year models. I got my first laptop in 2008 for $250 brand new...was just a 2006 Toshiba model.



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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Look for older model year models. I got my first laptop in 2008 for $250 brand new...was just a 2006 Toshiba model.
    Good point. Where should I look?

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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Good point. Where should I look?

    And the Internet doesn't count as an answer
    The Web.



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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    The Web.
    Nice.

    I hear the Internet is on computers now.

    But where to look?


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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Nice.

    I hear the Internet is on computers now.

    But where to look?


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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    I like netbooks. A lot.


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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    newegg has a decent collection. Ranging from 350 and up. pretty good company to work with.



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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Get a netbook. 3 words: Acer Aspire One.


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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    And if I want a laptop primarily for word processing? As in, working on a manuscript?

    Just wanted to pile onto Erik's thread...

    Not sure that a netbook is what I'm looking for.




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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    And if I want a laptop primarily for word processing? As in, working on a manuscript?

    Just wanted to pile onto Erik's thread...

    Not sure that a netbook is what I'm looking for.
    That's what this would primarily be used for. Basically a Bible College student, so she's not looking for real powerful applications.

    I'll check on the Acer Aspire One real quickly.


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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    I picked up an Aspire One from AT&T a couple weeks ago, and I love it so far.
    I've loaded it up with open source software, and I've been using it for just about everything.
    I was a little worried about a slightly smaller keyboard with my big hands, but I almost prefer it now that I'm accustomed to it.

    The only thing that some people might miss is an internal disk drive, but I have an external drive for the rare times that I need to use that.

    Great for travelling and more than capable enough for any word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoints, etc.



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    Re: Low-cost laptop options

    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterBack View Post
    I picked up an Aspire One from AT&T a couple weeks ago, and I love it so far.
    I've loaded it up with open source software, and I've been using it for just about everything.
    I was a little worried about a slightly smaller keyboard with my big hands, but I almost prefer it now that I'm accustomed to it.

    The only thing that some people might miss is an internal disk drive, but I have an external drive for the rare times that I need to use that.

    Great for travelling and more than capable enough for any word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoints, etc.
    With this being used for schoolwork, would the student be better off with a laptop that has the internal hard drive?

    The reason I'm asking this is that I'm thinking of the potential of buying the external storage, and wondering if it isn't just as cost-effective to simply go buy a standard laptop.

    I'm just analyzing and thinking it through, thus the questions. Thanks for the help!


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