On the Cheap: Best Buy to Sell $249 Laptop

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Regulas

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Acer is Linux friendly and this will make descent laptop right after you wipe the DRM infection off the HD and install Linux.
 

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[citation][nom]Regulas[/nom]Acer is Linux friendly and this will make descent laptop right after you wipe the DRM infection off the HD and install Linux.[/citation]

I was going to say the exact same thing only minus the DRM stuff...

Would make an excellent Linux box. I like the idea of Linux on laptops since most of the time you can't really play games on them anyhow so its the perfect situation to install a nice Linux distro.
 

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Acer machine powered by an Intel Celeron 900 CPU with 2GB of memory, and a 160GB hard drive.
And Vista bloated with ads and evaluation software, and will blow up in a year or two... And what do people who buy this say to us whet it does blow up? "Hey I know nothing about computers, the guy at the store said it was a really good machine!" and what do we tell them? "Hep, you get what you pay for. And that guy got his commission."

anyways, +1 to Regulas
 

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I'm sorry for my last post, it's just that I HATE cheap ass products and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone except for really short term use. It's just like that first
 

jerther

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huh? something went bad, my last post got cut... Here's what follows:

It's just like that first under-100$ blueray player we had here on the news last year: just happened to be a darn pile of crap that catches fire after a few weeks/months.
 
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DAMN!

I've gotta buy my daughter her first laptop for next school year and I sure as hell ain't gonna wimp out and buy her a piece'O'Crap just cause I could save a few hundred dollars on it.

I want to make sure I get her something she will be able to use for All her school work no matter what the work may be, whether it's graphics, movie production, Arts, 3-D rendering, Programming, what ever she may need it for.

After all, you get your child a cheapo laptop, you're only limiting what they can do where as if you get them something really good, at least they may be able to do better than they otherwise would have done.

Remember, you get what you pay for and education is not something to go cheap on.
 

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By the way... that is from Asus.. not Acer. I have not found any laptop/netbook w/ Celeron at $245 from Acer on Bestbuy's website yet (as of 11/11 2:27pm EST)
 

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[citation][nom]pharge[/nom]By the way... that is from Asus.. not Acer. I have not found any laptop/netbook w/ Celeron at $245 from Acer on Bestbuy's website yet (as of 11/11 2:27pm EST)[/citation]
outch, that's gonna hurt our trust towards TH :p
 

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The spec of that Asus seems not fit w/ the laptop Toms was talking about.

Since, Bestbuy has seperated laptop and netbook... so they may be talking about a upcoming $245 "laptop" not "netbook".

If that was the case... then my bad...
 

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[citation][nom]pharge[/nom]The spec of that Asus seems not fit w/ the laptop Toms was talking about. Since, Bestbuy has seperated laptop and netbook... so they may be talking about a upcoming $245 "laptop" not "netbook".If that was the case... then my bad...[/citation]
outch, that's gonna hurt our trust towards you ;)
 

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Laptop for school - Your daughter may need graphics and 3d capabilities, but when I was in school, I used openoffice and a few web games. I struggle to think of anything else I really needed. Typing notes in class, writing papers, making presentations, using spreadsheets. This is what most every student will need. You are the exception and their sales will definitely agree.
 

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ugh... finally... I found the one they were talking about.

"Acer - Extensa Laptop with Intel® Celeron® Processor - Black " "Model: EX5230E-2177 | SKU: 9632183"


Cadder was right, It is $249.... but it is already sold out on website... now store only.



http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+Extensa+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Celeron%26%23174%3B+Processor+-+Black/9632183.p?PID=934410&id=1218134616331&ref=39&productCategoryId=pcmcat99300050006&loc=01&URL=http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9632183&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat99300050006&id=1218134616331&AID=10597222&skuId=9632183
 

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Why is the writing always so sloppy in these articles?
"The dawn of netbooks have meant getting..." HAS, it's has.

McEntegart is also guilty of misusing "to beg the question," but I have a feeling that is too pedantic a point for this crowd. Cheers.
 

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Its amazing how many people will buy this cheap machine, just to replace it in a year or two with another cheap machine. Its adequate for email and basic web surfing. Or running linux. As basic as basic computing gets. Once you include the bloatware that does in fact come installed (F-ing Norton!!!), it's not even adequate for basic computing since it's too busy protecting itself.
 

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[citation][nom]option350z[/nom]Its not a laptop its a netbook. Laptops a little larger go for about 400-500.[/citation]
It's a laptop that's sold at $249. Clearly, a lot of people still don't understand the exact term for a netbook. Price doesn't explain shit for netbooks. (No offense)
 
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