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Finally an Email worth Reading [Feb. 11th, 2005|08:00 am]
Dear ADP iPayStatements user,

This message is to notify you that you have a new pay statement on the ADP iPayStatements website. You can view your pay statements at https://paystatements.adp.com.

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Why would this make me happy? Because pay day was last Friday, which means this is my annual bonus! Even though it isnt much, its extra money to spend. I was going to throw it into bills, but Dad said that I should use this and buy myself something.

Right now, I am leaning towards a laptop since my desktop computer at home is old and I cant run more than 2 programs at one time with out it slowing down to a snail's pace. So here's the question: Where can I get a decent laptop for a reasonable price? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

[User Picture]From: furrbear
2005-02-11 05:06 pm (UTC)
As much as I hate dealing with them, Fry's. David was told he "needed" his own laptop for a job in ATL. He went to Fry's looking and got their no-name 1.5MHz Pentium-M with 512MB, 40GB disk and CD-RW/DVD for $900 + tax. The equivalent IBM ThinkPad runs about $1500.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-02-11 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've had my own issues with Fry's over the years, but I may have to check them out for this.
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[User Picture]From: furrbear
2005-02-11 09:15 pm (UTC)
In the FtW paper today, they're advertising their inhouse brand "Great Quality" 1.8GHz Celeron 128MB 30GB for $500. Chances are they won't have any in stock. Besides, the Celeron is somewhat of a dog performance wise.

Last week, they ran the 1.5GHz Pentium-M 512MB 40GB for $800 - expect to pay that or a bit more. Go for the Pentium-M processor instead of the Celeron and try to get at least 512MB of memory.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-02-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the info.
Circuit City is running a deal this week on certain HP Models. Think I may get this:

HP Pavilion Notebook PC $949.99
-AMD Anthlon 64 3000+
-PowerNow Technology
-512MB RAM
-15-4 high-dew widescreen
-Built in 54g 802.11b/g WLAN wireless

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[User Picture]From: indiecowboy
2005-02-12 12:16 am (UTC)
WOOT! Bling bling for you. Happy shopping!
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