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Posted: 12/16/2005 12:56:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 1:02:37 PM EST by metroplex]
I'm getting sick and tired of my Dell Inspiron 8100 crashing when it feels like it, or the keys sticking, etc...

I'm looking for the cheapest bottom dollar laptop.


brand new
Runs XP
has USB port
enough ram and HD to run XP and a few programs

Any ideas?

I will be using it mainly to log data from my car's PCM.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:57:42 PM EST
eBay and Craigslist are two places to start.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:57:57 PM EST
I just got an Acer with an AMD Sempron 3000 for $625 before a $50 rebate from newegg. I dropped another $40 to add 512mb RAM to bring it to 768mb. So far it seems to be a good laptop.

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:03:47 PM EST
I'll give ya $50 for your 8100
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:04:56 PM EST

I hear they are pretty cheap but the shipping charges will kill you.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:11:14 PM EST
Dell has an Inspiron B120 for about $490 after our discount, but I'm not sure I want to go with another dell.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:11:37 PM EST
Try www.compgeeks.com. Sometimes they have a clearance on them
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:18:53 PM EST
Wally World is supposed to have a new HP on sale for $400
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:23:13 PM EST
You'll find a new Dell for under $500 here.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:23:48 PM EST
Depends on how oftern you use it fr how much you should spend. I work at a private school and al the kids use laptops instead of books. The cheaper ones comes in the most for pieces falling off, the Dells have horrible chargers and the batteries dont hold up too well. Then again these kids use them 5-7 hours a day.

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:25:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 2:14:07 PM EST by HighlandMac]
try www.tigerdirect.com

Thats where I bought mine. I purchased a refurb but it was a smoking deal!!

Oh yeah mine is a Gateway 7320 w/2.8Ghz P4 HT, 1GB of DDR RAM, CD/DVD burner, 80 GB harddrive, with 4 USB, WiFi, multiple media card reader, firewire. It was $749.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:26:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By SigSaurP228:

I hear they are pretty cheap but the shipping charges will kill you.

Damn, beat me to it!
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