Originally Posted by lazyazn
My father's 6 years old toshiba laptop was dead the day after black friday now i am on a mission to look for an laptop. he dones't do much on his laptop. All he does is check his email and surf the web sometimes, my mom plays solitaire sometimes. so i dont think my father needs some kind of high end laptop. The budget is 550.
i was looking at laptop in dell's website and saw some good ones. Does anyone know when is the next sale goin to take place? i just missed the last sale.
Please help thanks
If your budget for a laptop is ONLY 550?? I wouldnt even buy one, wait a while till you can afford 1000 to 1500.
Even desktop computers that sell for 500 dollars are seriously skimping on memory, graphics capability, epxansion slots and so forth.
I do alot of computer upgrade and repair and can tell you that people who buy such discount systems end up regretting it in the first year of ownership and end up paying out the same money or more sometimes to upgrade to a computer that has a midrange or higher price so while yes you might save 500 or so dollars on the initial purchase, you end up shelling out the rest with in the first year or two of ownership.
I'll give you an example, I get alot of people with 500 dollar desktops who want to upgrade their graphcis cards because the graphics capability they have cannot play the games they want or whatever. They bring their 500 dollar desktops in to me only to discover they bought a computer with integrated graphics which cannot be upgraded.
My point here is that when buying a desktop and especially a laptop which is not easy to upgrade and costs alot more to upgrade than buy the hardware you want upfront, you have to be very careful and remember the saying "penny wise....pound foolish".