February 18, 2009 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #589429
I’m looking to buy a pretty cheap laptop. Anyone knows anything about which one is best; compaq, dell, hp…?
Shkoyach!!February 18, 2009 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #638617
In general, Dell computers are a bit better than similarly priced Compaqs or HPs. What is your price range? Any other specifications that you want? Is refurbished okay with you?February 18, 2009 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #638618Feif UnParticipant
Don’t buy one. Laptops can access wireless networks, which most likely don’t have a filter installed, and can lead to you seeing inappropriate web pages. It’s only a matter of time until the Gedolim ban laptops. Don’t waste money on it now, as it won’t last.February 18, 2009 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #638619
You should avoid laptops at all costs. with a desktop its in a public location in the house and you will have to always look over your shoulder. with a laptop you will be taking it into private places, and most people in this forum would agree that you will eventually succumb to evil things.February 18, 2009 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #638620
I didnt see Feif Un’s comment and I would like to state for the record that I was being sarcastic. I am typing this on my own laptop. (and in a library – ???? ???????? [sorry, cant type ayins])
Its a Dell XPS M1330. Its a great computer. Dell has laptops in the $800’s and you they hae the best customer service.February 18, 2009 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #638621
TJ, I heard that dell is slightly better. like 4 hundred to 6 hundred max. no preferably not refurbished.
Feif Un & azi, thanx guys my dad told me the same thing I might end up putting a filter on it. I’m hardly ever home tho so I gota get one that moves with me!! Thanx!February 18, 2009 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #638622SJSinNYCMember
most people in this forum would agree that you will eventually succumb to evil things.
IIRC, myshadow is a girl and much less likely to succumb to evil things on the internet[if you understand what I mean]. Also, a desktop can be in a private place too (like a bedroom or whatnot).
There are many good reasons to get a laptop – including needing portability for school. I assume myshadow is in that age bracket.
Myshadow – do you need the laptop just for typing up reports and stuff? Surfing the web? If so, you don’t need anything fancy at all. You can probably get a laptop for around $500 then. Although, for the same price, a desktop gives you much more value.February 18, 2009 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #638623JotharMember
Dell mini 9’s are cheap, but Sign up for covenant eyes.February 18, 2009 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #638624baal kishronParticipant
yeah i recently saw a deal on a dell mini 9 for 245 which i thought was a crazy good deal but it all depends on what your needs are vig hard drive? portability? fast processor? and Jothar what is covenant eyes???February 18, 2009 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #638625
sjs, yep I need it mainly for reports and research, totally nothing fancy.
Jothar, I just saw the mini, it’s cute but I need a bigger screen. Watz covenant eyes?February 18, 2009 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #638626
I do know what you mean, but I don’t agree with you. There are a lot of depraved women in the world too.February 18, 2009 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #638627
lol azi I totally took you as serious, but you had a point even with the sarcasm!February 18, 2009 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #638628baal kishronParticipant
yeah i saw a dell mini recently for 245 which i thought was a crazy good deal unfortunately i cant remember where but it really depends on what you need in a laptop big hard drive? portability? fast processor ? the list goes onFebruary 18, 2009 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #638629qwertyuiopMember
i’m typing from a dell laptop right now, and it’s great.$February 18, 2009 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #638630teenMember
they have these really asmall ones that are about 9″ and are under $400
but if your not worried about price than apple is probably your best bet…their customer service cant be beat and you are less likly to get viruses as there are very few viruses out there for macs
feif un: i hope your not serious!!!!!!February 18, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #638631
This is a 530 dollar (500 dollars after rebate) Compaq. Looks like it is one of the better performing laptops in its price range. Decent screen resolution, processor (dual core), and RAM. Good hard drive size. 2 hour battery life. 3 USB ports and a memory card reader. Comes with Windows Vista.
However, it is a little on the big side – 6.6 lbs with a 15.6 inch screen. If your main concern is portability, you might want to sacrifice performance and quality for smaller size.February 18, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #638632dunnoMember
i have found that toshiba laptops work very well. i have had a dell and an hp before, both of which gave me problemsFebruary 18, 2009 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #638633beaconParticipant
Go with Dell.February 19, 2009 12:01 am at 12:01 am #638634SJSinNYCMember
True Azi, but the level of depraved women is generally less than men. And I would say Orthodox women even less so…February 19, 2009 1:33 am at 1:33 am #638635
while we are on the topic of technology -Does anybody know of any good cell phones and can any one give feedback as to which ones are good and to which ones are not ect..Thanks!February 19, 2009 6:20 am at 6:20 am #638637asdfghjklParticipant
i’ve got a dell laptop!!! i now like it, cause i upgraded it recently!!! but i like my desk top a lot better actually!!! i donno but the programs work better on my desktop!!! i’m on my desktop now actually!!!February 19, 2009 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #638638noitallmrParticipant
Anyone here have the Nokia N810?February 19, 2009 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #638639
Thanx TJ, I actually just saw that one in staples that’s why I started the thread, should I go with compaq over dell??
Bas Yisroel2, which service dyu have?February 20, 2009 1:28 am at 1:28 am #638640
A comparable Dell would be the Inspiron 1525. It’s 600 dollars on the Dell website, compared to 500 on Amazon for the Compaq. It has a bit more RAM (3GB) and a bigger hard drive. However, it has a worse graphics card which may cause problems when running Vista.
There is a similar Acer laptop for 550 dollars, but it also has an inferior graphics card.
The Compaq’s hard drive is also pretty big, so that shouldn’t be a factor. Also, the 2 GB DDR2 memory on the Compaq should be adequate for running Vista. If you want more, you can always buy extra memory and install it yourself. An extra 2 GB of memory would only cost about 20 dollars.
I would probably go with the Compaq in this case.February 20, 2009 5:56 am at 5:56 am #638641h2Member
Right now I’m on a dell laptop and I really like it! I got it in September for $700. It was really $1000 but they were running a special for the first 100 people that bought compters for the new school year. I was #74. There was also $100 rebate. I suggest that if you’re not in a rsh for a new computer you should wait for good sales- I heard they’re gonna have good ones in early March.
I also recommend Dell because they have really awesome service. If anything breaks they will almost always fox it on the phone (and they have really nice representatives) if they can’t fox it they will send a repairman THE NEXT DAY! I have my computer for like 5 months- honestly I’m pretty rough with it- but they replaced the hard drive twice and the motherboard and fixed my computer 100s of times all free of charge!February 22, 2009 1:57 am at 1:57 am #638642
myshadow-I have verizon!I ahve signed up for a new plan and I don’t know which phone to get!February 22, 2009 5:28 am at 5:28 am #638644syriansephardiMember
By2: blackberry curve!!!!!!!!! That way u can have CR on the go!!February 23, 2009 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #638645
syriansephardi- a black bery is so expensive I have to pay an internet fee every month!February 23, 2009 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #638646
basyisroel get the new blackberry thats touch. i’m dying to get it but i have sprint. 🙁
I’m still looking for a laptop btw pplFebruary 23, 2009 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #638647
myshadow -you can go to best buy and get-if they still have it – a $200.00 laptop- which runs very well.Howvever you have to download all programs onto your laptop -microsoft word,publisher ect..
I would want to get the blackberry but then my cell phone plan payments will sky rocket.
Does anyone know anything about the verizon phone dare and verizon voyager-do they have good service, do they break easily…? are there better phones out there?February 24, 2009 5:42 am at 5:42 am #638648qwertyuiopMember
basyisroel: i know somebody who has the voyager, IM(not so)HO, it’s a great phone, assuming you have txting.$
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