[GLLUG] Cheap source for good laptops

Bert W. Carrier Jr. bertcarrier at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 11:09:26 EST 2010

Great info, thanks!

My P4 from 2001 is on its last legs.

On Mon, 2010-11-22 at 11:00 -0500, Clay Dowling wrote:
> I recently purchased a refurbed laptop directly from IBM, and I have to
> say that so far I'm very happy with the results.  I purchased my
> previous laptop from Buy.com, and while the price was good, the hardware
> was older.  The machines directly from IBM have nearly the same pricing,
> but are newer machines, and come with a warranty from IBM, so you don't
> get funny surprises like non-working mouse pointers or sound.
> https://www-304.ibm.com/shop/americas/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/default/CategoryDisplay?storeId=1&catalogId=-840&langId=-1&categoryId=2576396
> If you can find a current employee to give you a username and password
> for the store, you can get an additional discount on your machine, but
> even without the discounts the prices were really good.
> Life's too short to deal with crappy hardware.  Do yourselves a favor
> and get a machine manufactured in the last 5 years.
> Clay
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