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Mr. Chambers

Feb 25, 2001
you either go toshiba, or dell, in my opinion. those are the only 2 brands i recommend really. and what are you going to be using it for... ? hm.. a laptop for 1 grand... i'm sure both toshiba and dell both have a 999 model...

ArBiTaL 24

There is no spoon
Aug 17, 2002
Yea, toshiba and dell are good. Also maybe look at compaq or some of those home-brand ones can actually be quite good!!!!

(Note with compaq- beware of dodgy customer service)


Jul 14, 2002
The West
I have a Toshiba 3005 with a P3 1.13 (paid $1700 for it, but I'm sure something equivalent is around $1000 now).

The laptop's pretty nice overall. I guess the only complaint I have is that the fan is a little loud when I'm running Prime.

One recommendation I'll make is to get one with a built-in CD-RW drive. You'll be glad you have it some days.


Jan 12, 2002
down at fraggle rock
man, look on techbargains.com, you may get lucky.

I found this listed there:

Staples HP/Compaq Laptops - Free Shipping, Nov 3
Free shipping now, save $75. Staples has a special deal on the HP Pavilion ZE4000 built to order notebook. $300 instant coupon code discount and $100 mail in rebate.

Cheapest configuration: Item 499489
Celeron 1.6Ghz 128MB/20GB CD 14.1" XGA Screen, Mobile Radeon Graphics Chip, XP Home, Corel software, Free extra battery for price of one!

$1044 - $300 coupon code 20518 = $744 - $100 rebate = $644.

Also: Compaq 900Z Notebook, Item 494276 AMD XP1500+ 256MB/20GB 8xDVD 14.1" TFT w/ATI Radeon graphics 10/100 Ethernet XP Home $1124 - $300 coupon - $100 rebate = $724.

Update: HP laptop needs to cost at least $1099 for $300 off coupon. Try options like DVD/CDRW..


Jun 30, 2002
Boise, ID, USA
well if you want true quality do with a Dell, but they are more pricy than other but will always rule. my Dell P4 kicks the pants off of my dad's Toshiba P4. and get the Dell UltraSharp screen, it KICKS ***. Sony Viao's are ok but io have heared of some of them having problems. and compaq...man don't touch em! and remember get a good warenty and dont void it, with laptops it's always a good thing to have.