New Laptops

  1. Anyone purchased a new laptop recently? I need one. My old compaq has lasted awhile, but is getting to be just too big and slow. I'd really like a small and portable one. I've been looking at these lately:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BW607Y/ref=ord_cart_shr/103-3522036-0812659?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance&n=541966
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AM7T0W/sr=1-2/qid=1146244996/ref=sr_1_2/103-3522036-0812659?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=pc
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7479622&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat64100050013&id=1125466963158
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7746059&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat64100050013&id=1140393613030


    Any other suggestions of small, lightweight (ideally CHEAP, lol) laptops?
    Thanks:biggrin:
     
  2. The bank I work in uses IBM ThinkPads.

    Have you decided on a laptop bag yet, MandM?

    If you haven't, what do you think about this?
    http://www.ebags.com/franklin_covey/4_single_gusset_split_ladies_leather_computer_tote/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=72000
    $79-99
    Material:Full grain cowhide leather Size:15.5" x 11.5" x 4.5" Linear inches:31.5"Weight:2 lbs , 3 ozWarranty:Warranty against manufacturer's defects


    Stylish split leather exterior
    Roomy single compartment construction with fully lined interior
    Easy access open style with magnetic flap closure
    Interior features a padded computer pocket and an organizer with removable accessory pouch and key fob
    Tote style handles

    Product description on the Franklin Covey site:
    http://shopping.franklincovey.com/shopping/catalog/productaccessories.jsp?navAction=push&navCount=4&id=prod1030006&skuid=30533
    CONFIDENCE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD
    Modern and stylish, this beautiful leather business tote facilitates a successful career as it helps you conquer your tasks with ease. Its unique gusseted design with a magnetic flap closure allows for quick and easy access to everything you need. It even has a decorative poppy design printed on an interior pocket.
    Padded pocket for a 15" laptop

    Spacious main compartment holds a binder and files

    Organizer section stores your phone, PDA, business/credit cards, and pens

    15.5" W x 11.5" H x 4.25" D

    Strap drop length: 9"

    FREE coordinating wristlet, a $30 value, is ideal for carrying small items
     
  3. Dell is always a good option too-- you can customize your system and finance the bill---
     
  4. iBook?
     
  5. Dell.com has incredible deals right now. Lowest price I saw a couple days ago was just $399!
     
  6. if you're looking for the cheapest deals, I would go with a Toshiba or a Dell. Mac's and Sony's are prettiest IMO, but you're definitely paying for the looks (plus quality) with their prices.

    Here are some other deals you might try:
    Toshiba Satellite M55-S1001, 14" Widescreen, Celeron M, 256MB SDRAM, 60GB HD, DVD/CDRW for $499 (after $150 mail-in-rebate)

    Dell XPS M140, Pentium M, 512MB SDRAM, 60GB HD, DVD+-RW andCDRW for $649

    Sony Vaio VGN-FJ170PB, 14.1" Screen, Pentium M, 512MB DDR, 100GB HD, DVD+-RW andCDRW for $1349 shipped


    HTH!
     
  7. i'm waiting for intel to go on the ibooks so i can pick me up one :smile:. plus a cute juicy laptop bag :smile:.
     
  8. I have an Acer Ferrari and it is SWEET!!
     
  9. I love all the Apple Powerbook laptops, definitely a good computer that never lets you down. :biggrin:
     
  10. I just got the Dell Inspiron 710m. It's very light and portable! You should check it out :smile:
     
  11. I have an iBook and I absolutely love it. Its small, light, and very dependable. If you can afford the Powerbook or Macbook then that would be even better, but if not, I definately recomment the ibook.
     
  12. I just bought a 12" apple PowerBook, and I'm superhappy with it! It looks really nice, and mac os X is really user-friendly, so no complaints here ;) (although I'd go for more RAM if I had some more time - I bought it 20 minutes before I had to take a train). I don't know how much it's in the US, but I paid some $2500+ for it here, so the price is quite stiff, but lots of those are taxes as far as I know. If you want to go for quality I'd recommend the thinkpad x60. It's about the same size as the 12" powerbook, but not as nice looking, but it's really good. I think they are somewhat more expensive than macs, but as far as I know they last for a good while too. Good luck with your purchase no matter what you go for! :smile:
     
  13. i'm gonna get the ibook this summer because i think they will have a nano giveaway like last summer when they had the mini giveaway. i've already chosen a juicy messenger bag & sleeve cover that i want! :love:
     
  14. wow 2500... for that you can get the macbook pro here.
     
  15. apples never lets you down, definitely. I have a 12 inch powerbook and I love love it.