Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Cheap Laptops For Cash-Strapped College Students

Finding a cheap laptop for college is an easy task. Laptop prices have fallen steadily over the last couple of years as marketplace competition heats up and production costs come down. You can now get a laptop for under $400.

But you must proceed with caution -- as that old expression on ancient maps stated: Here There Be Monsters!

For you just don't want any old cheap laptop; you want a high quality machine that will offer good performance and won't go kapoots half way through the semester. You want a laptop that can accomplish all those student assignments and easily handle all those MP3 and movie downloads! In other words, the laptop you buy must be able to get the job done.

You want a quality laptop that's relatively small and lightweight; yet sturdy and shock proof. You will need a laptop with a good comfortable keyboard for typing up all those assignments. You may have to purchase a tablet notebook if you need a laptop for a lot of note-taking in class.

If you're buying a used or refurbished laptop you should have it checked out by a Laptop Technician or if this is not practical, bring along a friend who knows computers or laptops -- there's a computer geek in every crowd.

Finding a top quality laptop at a bargain price may take some work on your part so here are some suggestions to make your job easier:

Try Your Friends and Neighbors

First, check around with your friends, neighbors and colleagues -- many may have good quality laptops to sell or even give you! Why? Many people constantly upgrade to the latest laptop technology -- Intel and AMD have just introduced laptops with Duo or Dual Core processors and many laptop enthusiasts are dishing their old perfectly good laptops for the newer faster sexier models. (Why does that sound so familiar!)

So check around, you may be able to purchase a good second hand laptop for next to nothing. Or in exchange for work (lawn mowing, yard work...) or services (baby sitting, shopping...) offered over the summer.

Try eBay

Perhaps, the cheapest high quality laptops can be found on eBay. But again, you must check out carefully both the product and the seller. Make sure you do your homework and thoroughly check out the laptops before you buy. Make sure you don't end up with a useless monster!

Try A Refurbished Laptop

You can save a bundle by buying a refurbished laptop directly from the major Laptop Manufacturers. These laptops offer very good quality at much cheaper prices. So check around for a refurbished laptop.

Try Online Bargain Stores Such as

You may want to check out the many bargain online stores or super sites such as,, and the countless others. These stores may also offer refurbished laptops, but keep your eyes open for those monsters.

Try Amazon

Don't forget Amazon, they now sell new and used laptops at some very competitive prices. If you have any rich uncles or aunts (relatives) tell them you have an Amazon Wishlist... place a wish for a good laptop at the top. Hey, don't laugh - it happens!

Try Dell Coupons And Rebates

Recently, Dell, HP and a few other laptop makers have come out with $400 laptops after rebates or coupons. These are usually level entry laptops but may be perfectly fine for students.

Don't Forget To Haggle

If you're buying a laptop from a favorite vendor or store -- always ask for a discount or bargain. Many times haggling will get you a better price or some nice upgrades with a few extras thrown in. No harm in trying.

And Keep Those Eyes Open

Purchasing a good quality cheap student laptop can be done if you try some of the places listed above. If you're on a very strict budget, most college students are, you can save a lot money by shopping around and using the advice given here. Just keep in mind, as you open your purse or wallet to buy that bargain student laptop, keep your eyes peeled for any monsters that may be lurking around.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

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If you’re the observant type, you may have noticed that over the past couple years, fewer and fewer computer manufacturers are calling their portable models “laptops.” In fact, if you look at Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro Web pages, you won’t find the word laptop anywhere; instead, you’ll find frequent usage of the term notebook. Why is this? Most in the industry agree that it’s because today’s portable computers run so hot that actually using them on your lap can be not only uncomfortable, but downright dangerous, especially for men. If you’ve used a recent laptop—er, notebook—you surely understand the concern. (Apple goes so far as to warn users of their latest notebooks: Do not leave the bottom of the computer in contact with your lap or any surface of your body for extended periods. Prolonged contact with your body could cause discomfort and potentially a burn. Yikes!) To be fair, such temperatures are largely unavoidable given today’s technology and market: Consumers demand ever-more powerful processors, and such processors produce lots of heat; in a laptop enclosure, the heat doesn’t have anywhere to go. But acknowledging this fact doesn’t make your lap feel any cooler.

Yet over the past weekend—a blessedly long one here in the U.S., thanks to our 4th of July holiday—I spent a good deal of time with my MacBook Pro on my lap: In addition to arranging a few family photo albums in iPhoto and catching up on some email, I used the laptop around the house to update our home inventory for insurance purposes. And I did all this without a bit of discomfort from heat. How? Through the magic of a lapdesk. No, I’m not talking about the fancy contraptions with “ergonomic” shapes, neoprene cushions, and laptop-specific designs that sell for as much as $150. I’m talking about the same kind of lapdesk I used as a kid to fill in crossword puzzles in the car and do homework on the couch. The one with a thin wood or plastic top and a fabric “beanbag” bottom. The one I picked up at Target for $9.99.


Fujitsu C1410 is a business laptop on the cheap

Large corporations are usually quick to pony up the dough to get their top executives the best portable computing solution possible. After all, to stay on top of the game, you need to stay connected with a beefy machine, right? Well, if your expense account is running a little thin, you can still hang with the big boys and their spec sheets, because Fujitsu is releasing the business-minded C1410 notebook with your budget in mind.

Prices start at under $1200 for the barebones unit, with options for all those cool features you're used to seeing on higher end laptops. Want to go Core Duo? No problem. Want plenty of RAM? How's up to 2 gigs of DDR2 sound?

Other key features include a hard drive of up to 100GB, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0, and a good-sized 15.4-inch XGA display. While it's just a touch on the porky side at 6.6 pounds, the Fujitsu C1410 is said to offer a long 11 hours of battery life. Pretty good for 1200 smackaroos.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Samsung Gives In to Cheap Laptop Trend

Samsung Electronics, in line with a general strategy, has for the longest time focused on the high-end laptop market, but under pressure from market developments it is starting to move into cheap notebooks after all. The market has grown fast since the beginning of this year, with experts saying Samsung decided to keep up to protect its market share. Major competitors Apple, Sony, and Dell are introducing their own low-end models and heating up competition in laptops priced under W1 million (US $1,000).
Staring from this week, Samsung is selling laptops at a factory price of W999,000, a staffer said Thursday -- the first time the company has deigned to go below W1 million. Competitors have eroded much of its laptop market share with low-priced but improved laptops. The domestic notebook market has posted more than 20 percent growth a year, but Samsung’s share has slid from 50 percent in its heyday to 30 percent this year.


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