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Laptop buying strategy...

Last laptop I bought was from an online boutique shop about 7 years ago and am in the market for a new laptop (in fact I need three for my household right now). Stop! I don't want a recommendation on what to buy...but I do want opinions concerning laptop buying strategy. For the sake of discussion, let's presume I'm buying a Lenovo x230. The options include: Academic discount through U (I have .edu address and am faculty) Lenovo Outlet: incl. refurb and scratch-n-dent ebay other? Any Dos and Don'ts about the process?
posted by teg4rvn on Nov 1, 2013 - 10 answers


ThinkPad Edge or faster cheap laptop?

Is the quality of the ThinkPad Edge worth the performance hit? Critique my nearly-made laptop purchasing choice! [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Mar 13, 2013 - 10 answers

What kind of laptop computer do I get?

What kind of laptop computer do I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Netbook indecision crisis!

Buying a netbook, but can't decide which one. Do you have one you love? One you hate? What's the best way to decide when all of the specs are same-same-but-different? [more inside]
posted by equivocator on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Recommend a new laptop?

It's time to buy a new laptop. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jul 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me pick the right PC laptop.

I think it's time to replace my laptop and although I love using it, I’ve never known much about specifications. I’ve read the other computer buying threads, but I’m hoping you’ll help this special snowflake out and point me towards a good machine, be it off-the-shelf or a custom build. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Sep 5, 2009 - 13 answers

Give me your awesome laptop finding powers!

The hivemind is usually great at this - please help me find or recommend me the perfect laptop replacement for my much loved but dying Acer. [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jul 24, 2009 - 7 answers

New laptop - help me choose!

New laptop choices - Fujitsu? Sony? Dell? HP? I know what I want in a notebook, but trying to figure out which maker will best meet my needs. I'm an English and Theatre teacher soon to move to Norway and I don't think my old laptop will last much longer. Looking for a Core 2 Duo and up, a 4-500 gig hard drive, Nividia or ATI graphics, a decent amount of RAM about a 16" screen. [more inside]
posted by aimeel on Jul 4, 2009 - 27 answers

Other good gaming laptops under $1000?

Under $1000 laptop: I have my eye on a particular model; am I missing any others in my research? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 8, 2009 - 9 answers

mac? pc?

When and where should I buy a laptop (also: what kind?!)? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Best computer buying/selling strategy?

What's the best strategy for buying new laptops and selling old ones? I usually buy a new computer once every five years or so and then sell my old one. Say I spend $3000 for a new one and sell the old one for $300. Would I be better off buying a new one every year and selling the old one each year? In other words, would I get more for the old one that it would make up for the depreciation in waiting five years? [more inside]
posted by moedym on Feb 14, 2008 - 17 answers

buying a laptop in Bangkok

Where should I buy a laptop in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Jan 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Which laptop to buy?

I want to spend about $2000.00 (USD) on an ultraportable (or close to ultraportable) laptop. Or I want to spend $1000 on a laptop. Too many options are making my head spin, so talk me through this, please? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Oct 2, 2007 - 38 answers

Finding a new family laptop

Buying a new family laptop, with budget restrictions. [more inside]
posted by Hargrimm on Jun 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Buying a Laptop for College

My brother is going away to college this upcoming fall, and for a high school graduation present, my mom is getting him a laptop to take with him. He is interested in trying a Mac. We are both life-long PC users. I am the most technologically-inclined in my family. My brother knows the basics and has no trouble with them, but anything more is my job. [more inside]
posted by willmillar on May 10, 2006 - 37 answers

Help me pick a laptop!

I've decided to buy my first ever laptop of my own (ie not a cast-off from a parent.) I know what I want it to do/have in functional terms, but I don't know enough about hardware to really make a truly educated choice. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Mar 15, 2005 - 23 answers

Mac for Mom

MacHeads: I'm a good son and am going to get my mom a laptop. All she does is play Mahjong, and shop/check e-mail online. I've had unusually bad luck with Toshiba widescreen laptops for her, and a Compaq. All were taken back because of fundamental problems (blue screening, wireless card with crappy range). I'm wanting to stick around $1000. How's the standard 12-inch iBook? Good wireless range? Is the 256MB of RAM enough for a Mac? I'd go up to the 14-inch iBook if I won't be spending another $200 to get it up to spec. Thanks!
posted by geoff. on Oct 26, 2004 - 18 answers

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