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Want to Spend $1,000 on a new labtop and desktop any sugesstions

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by joewilliam51, May 23, 2009.

  1. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    Ok, So i wanted to spend like $1,000 on a new labtop and new desktop...
    Umm.. I was thinking of maybe doing this for a desktop but with more RAM......



    http://anonymizeit.com/?http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/how_build_a_kickass_800_gaming_pc


    And maybe netbooks for a labtop....

    Everything I pretty much.. do is web based.. I started doing that so I would be more flexible.. with traveling but I also will keep backups and not host any sensitive information in the cloud.

    And yea.. I wanted to get a broadband plan for the labtop... that does US and canada....
     
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  2. Realign02

    Realign02 Regular Member

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    Hey..... check out:

    Code:
    http://www.newegg.com
    You can build a desktop that is 2x is fast for half the cost... it's what I do.

    -Eric
     
  3. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    Thanks you are right.. lol.. newegg is the shit..lol
     
  4. dragonizm

    dragonizm Junior Member

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    Get the Intel core i7.. nvidia gfx maybe like a 280GTX and like 6gigs of DDR3 ram (tri channel) yeah newegg is tha shit
     
  5. Bel fiore

    Bel fiore Newbie

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    HP TouchSmart Tx2.

    Just got mine, I love it. Was around $900 from best buy.
    It's the newest 12-inch notebook from HP is no ordinary ultraportable laptop. The HP TouchSmart tx2z is the first consumer notebook and tablet PC that offers on-screen multi-touch control. Forget about using the notebook's touchpad or an external mouse. If you see something on the screen you want to press or move just reach up and touch it. HP's new "MediaSmart" software allows you to use your fingertips to take command of everything on the screen with a quick touch or simple gestures.

    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
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  6. markm455

    markm455 Registered Member

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    I usually just wait for a good Dell sale that comes around every few months. Check sites like slickdeals.net
     
  7. Canuck

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    Agreed. You can usually find deals better than this:

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    http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/20545/Dell-SB-Vostro-1510-Laptop-15-4-WXGA--LCD-w-Tru-Life--Intel-Core-2-Duo-T5670-1-8GHz--160GB-HDD--2GB-DDR2--DVDRW--nVidia-GeForce-8400-M--WiFi--Fingerprint-Reader--6-Cell-Battery--Vista-Home-Basic-504
    But I'd probably build my own PC (part it out off newegg) and then a Dell laptop or a Eee PC if you're fine with netbooks (my friend just got the Eee 1000HE and it's a great laptop).
     
  8. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    Yea i keep hearing good things about the netbooks. I think I am going to part out
    a desktop and maybe get a netbook labtop.. but i dont think its that powerful..


    Any tips for getting a mac on the cheap..lool.. desktop or labtop..

    i got an old g4.. and was thinking for getting a new motherboard... not sure..:confused:
     
  9. Riposte

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    Laptop. Laptop. Laptop. Laptop. Laptop.

    Sorry. Just one of my pet peeves.
     
  10. matsta

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    Get a Mac Mini Mate. Or get the updated white Macbook that came out yesterday. I mean you could get a Mac mini, chuck 4gb of ram in it, put dual 500gb HD's in it and it would still be under $1000 :)
     
  11. Jared255

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    I would get a mac, not a PC. I have both, and my PC is a wreck, and my mac is perfect. Up to you though.
     
  12. Canuck

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    Hackintosh could work (PC running Mac OS X) - and a used MacBook off ebay (like $500)
     
  13. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    I wouldn't get the Mac new, if I were you. They charge about $700 for style and $400 for components. In fact, I wouldn't get a Mac.

    I'd:

    1) Build the desktop from NewEgg - $600
    2) Buy an Acer Aspire One - $300

    I love my Acer Aspire One netbook. One of my greatest purchases..........ever!
     
  14. singingsleep

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    Might want to try the Dell factory refurbished outlet. Hardier comps are gonna be on the business side, you don't have to have anything special to purchase from the business side, either. Good discounts and all come with one year warranty. There's also a lot of other shit there for cheap.
     
  15. figgity

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    Mine too. I was going to be snarky, but you beat me to it. Why do people call a laptop labtop anyway? Where does that come from?

    Oh, and I suggest newegg, geeks.com, bestbuy or amazon. use amazon to figure out the type of computer you want, and then shop around. price comparison is awesome.