I bought me newest notebook PC in February 2007. It is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion DV9000T. Before that in January 2003 I bought a Dell Inspiron 800. Both of these cost me about $2500. Now I see flyers from dell about $599 Vostro and $729 Latitude notebooks with 3GB or RAM memory and 250 GB of hard drive capacity. Have notebooks really come down that much in price?
I got that Dell about a year ago for slightly less during a holiday sale. There are discounts out there for similar notebooks for even less. If you're not picky about what you want, there's always one or two super discounted ones out there, and it's just a matter of finding them.
My first laptop (Jan 2003) was a Dell with onsite warranty repair. That was awesome. I never had to give up my computer. My Feb 2007 Hewlett-Packard has a warranty, where I have to return it to California for every problem. I don't like to have to give up my computer and try to time returning it on a Monday, so I only have to give it up for three or four calendar days. I hope to be able to afford onsite warranty service for my next model no matter how cheap it is.
m getting an apple macbook pro with 2.26GHz, 160GB HDD, 4GB RAM for about 65K in India.
i think its a pretty good deal here.
a little expensive than in US though.