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User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1439 times:

I am looking at purchasing a new laptop for work, and the idea of purchasing it on-line is appealing. I have looked at Best Buy and Circuit City, as well as a couple of the smaller ones. Question is, do any of you folks know of a site that is reliable and cost concious?

Any replies are appreciated.


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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1434 times:

Go to http://www.cnet.com and read up on the reviews and such. Then when you find a computer you like, it will show you some prices from a lot of different stores.

Or you can just go to http://www.dell.com and pick out a nice laptop or http://www.winbook.com. I love Winbook.


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1577 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

To be honest, the only company that I would buy a computer without actually seeing it first is Dell. My family has bought 3 desktops and 2 laptops from them in the past 3 years, and they've all worked beautifully.

Don't buy from Best Buy -- I got my first computer from them 5 years ago (a lousy consumer-grade Packard Hell), and I hated every minute of it. Had to spend $200+ just upgrading it so that it could run fast enough for me. Ugh.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Last June I bought my system using http://www.dell.com Buying froim a site like that I would recommend, and say you can trust whatyou are going to get. Any problems I had were quickly resolved by the customer support teams as well.

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

I'd rather build my own machine, but if you not in such a situation, go with Dell. One caveat: shipping can be steep.

User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Buying online is good. Buy directly from the manufacturer and get it customized yourself that way you can be assured quality products with the components you want.

Usually the stuff at Best Buy is crap...

If you are willing to spend a decent amount of money check out http://www.alienware.com

I have an Alienware and it's remarkable.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Buy a laptop, build a PC. As you want a laptop, buy one. If Dell builds laptops, buy one of them. If you ever want a PC, build it yourself.


Dan  Smile

User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

it's safe.

I'm using my Dell Dimension 4400 I bought off the net.
I live in the caribbean, so I had to use the Latin American Website.....but my pc was shipped direct to my door all the way from Texas.

actually right now, if you buy a dell, you might get a bunch of free stuff to compensate for the shipping. I got a free CD burner as a gift for February. Sometimes they run offers of free shipping.

I had problems with a processor fan though. All I did was contact the company and the local agent changed the fan free under warranty.

dude...you're getting a dell!!

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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1384 times:

I've always bought my computers on-line from Dell. And a few of my friends have done so as well. It's a very reliable site and a good company. Also, you can tailor your computer to the specs you want.

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

I would strongly recommend a Dell. Currently I am using a Dell Dimension 4400 2 months old bought directly from Dell.

Shipped directly from the Dell APCC Factory in Penang, malaysia to my doorstep which is like 8km away  Smile oh but actually it went through the hub of the transport company so much more than 8km.

I have two laptops one Dell and one Compaq. But i would always buy laptops and in the future should build my own unless it is going to be frequently used and at top-notch performance like my current Dell dimension.

User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Gateway is also very good.


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Dell is great. I would highly recommend buying from their website.

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