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Ok, I dropped my pos laptop and messed up the hard drive. Instread of getting it fixed I am just going to get a new one. Whats a good budget laptop(Around $500 or so). The only thing I really do on the computer is stay on the forum and listen to my 4000+ songs. Thanks for the help.

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Ok, I dropped my pos laptop and messed up the hard drive. Instread of getting it fixed I am just going to get a new one. Whats a good budget laptop(Around $500 or so). The only thing I really do on the computer is stay on the forum and listen to my 4000+ songs. Thanks for the help.
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It's an e-machine, and runs linux, but for that money I'd give it a try.

Or check dells outlet site for thier refurbs. You can find something decent for $500

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Do you have a Best Buy around you at all?

I have bought 3 laptops from there and gotten a fairly good deal on them. They weren't anything special, but they all had 15.4 inch screen, dual core proccesors and at least 2GB of ram.

I don't have to much time right now, but I will gladly help you later. The machines I bought we 2 Sony's and one HP, none were over $650. Infact one Sony was $550..

You just have to watch the stores and the ads since their prices change a lot.

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check out Newegg

they usually have really good deals, and they have great customer service
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just go to dell.com, they run a 15" laptop for like $499-$549 all the time
also check walmarts, bestbuys, etc, they regularly throw a decent laptop up at a reasonable price. Another idea is check Circuit City, they are closing their doors everywhere, so everything is marked down as they clear out inventory.

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check out Newegg

they usually have really good deals, and they have great customer service
Forgot about newegg, They're usually pretty cheap for good parts/systems.

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If you aren't doing anything more than surfing the net and listening music (as you posted) then you should be able to find something around $450-$500.

I've got an extra Dell E1505 if you're interested. I'd let it go for $500 + shipping. It's less than a year old. I bought it for my fiance and she used it for a few days, then found another Dell, but pink....so needless to say...

When I get back to my office tonight I'll post some specs on it. I'll throw on a few goodies for ya as well.

Also...go to your local Circuit City and ask them for their "open box" laptops. They usually have plenty of them (although I'm not sure now since they are closing down). They are priced right around the range listed above and they are pretty nice machines. I buy those and tweak them a bit to sell to clients looking for a laptop at a good price without Vista. Good luck!


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