hey computer experts, is this a good deal? need answer fast

debo_2006March 12, 2011

I'm looking for a new laptop. Currently I have a Gateway, 32bit, 1.73 Gz Processor with 3 gig Ram, Vista. It's been acting up for a while now with sudden crashes, freezing... It's almost 4 years old.

I'm a business owner so I use it for that as well as personal. I use Quickbooks, Photoshop, MS Office Pro, Publisher, Works, and other stuff. I'm not a gamer, BUT, an above par graphics card is important. Is the one on this computer good? What about the dedicated graphics memory?

What do you think of this or should I continue to look?

Thanks.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gateway

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mikie_gw

I'd speculate it will wow you with the quad core processor & that laptop is upselling itself as great gaming computer so the graphics should be better than a normal laptop at that price range.

I noticed other laptops with same processor/graphics fall around the same price level so dont think its any low price super deal... but it is, a standard on sale price.

You like your gateway... try to find its run hours, make sure you're happy with battery life... and buy it.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 4:35PM
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debo_2006

Thanks Mikie. Was hoping others would chime in too. Oh well.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 9:02PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Your link returns some HSN page about wine glasses.

I'm not especially fond of Gateway but if you've been happy, that's all that matters.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 11:10PM
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genes

Yes, excellent link to garden lights.
I assume it was a one day special, thereby garden lights today

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 7:59AM
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debo_2006

The reason why you're getting a garden link is because the laptop sold out so I suppose the link now leads you to the "new deal of the day". It sold out around 8:00pm last night so anyone who read my post before then would have SEEN THE LAPTOP LISTED.

No, I didn't get it.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 5:03PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Unless you have a compelling reason to buy a new laptop, why not fix the old one. They don't wear out but rather become choked with garbage. Back up your existing data, ensure you have discs whatever software you'd like to install, run the recovery disc. You'll have to do a bunch of updates but it's not like you have to sit there for the entire time.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 9:29PM
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