Originally Posted by B Nietsnie
"It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." -Annonymus
Originally Posted by rev_norton
This deal rocks, I have been looking at this laptop for about a month and came super close to buying last weekend at newegg. So glad I didn't! Actually this thread made me realize I better move before it goes out of stock :O
I went out to all of the local megastores yesterday just to get a feel for what the brick and mortar places were offering these days. All of the clerks told me that this week starts everyones "back to school" sales jamboree and I am hoping that the competition is what is prompting the price drop. Be optimistic - we are all getting the Dothans
Well I will find out in a couple days...
Originally Posted by chivas
i was about to cancel my order with ibuypower but after self debating here it's not worth it.
512 ram? useless for me. i would have to ditch them both just to get 2 512's to get 1 gig.
64 meg vid card? eh... not my idea of a game-able laptop. spreadsheets, fine. surfing, fine. watching divx clip, fine. but i like to do some gaming as well and this doesn't fit my bill.
4200 rpm drive? too slow.
at the end of the day, it's a great laptop for someone who just does the basic; like college students who just writes papers, chats online, and does some research. but for a power user, it comes up short. even if you upgrade it, it's going to cost just as much as another laptop.
Figure if you get a CL56 barebone and upgrade/install the parts yourself, how much would it cost at the end?