Wednesday, May 14

Laptop Roundup

At the request of a reader wondering what to do with her stimulus payment, I've prepared a list of notebooks at varying price points, from the sub-$500 bargain Dell to the premium $1500 MacBook Pro.

  • has the Dell Latitude D600 14" laptop, an older model, refurbished, for $450 with $3 shipping. It has 512mb of memory, 30gb hard drive, and Windows XP Professional.
  • Dell offers the Vostro 1000 15.4" notebook, with 1gb memory, 80gb had drive, and CD burner, and Windows Vista Home Basic, for $399 plus sales tax and $20 for shipping. Windows XP Pro costs an extra $100, or Windows Vista Home Premium and an upgraded optical drive are available for an extra $44.
  • has the Sony VAIO VGN-N395E/B 15" laptop, with 1gb memory, 160gb hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows Vista Home Premium for $590.
  • has the HP dv9627cl 17" laptop with 2gb memory, 200gb hard drive, DVD burner, webcam, and Windows Vista Home Premium for $706 shipped free.
  • The Apple Store has the Refurbished MacBook 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - White for $949 shipped free.
  • MacMall offers the MacBook Pro 15.4" glossy notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz processor, 2gb memory, 120GB Hard Drive, webcam, and Mac OS X Leopard for $1498 after $150 MIR. Parallels Desktop, which allows you to run Windows on the Mac, is also available free after two MIRs with this purchase.

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