Good Deal? - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Geek Squad to the rescue! fucken computer crashing on you again? another porn site infected your computer? tierd of your wife seeing your anal fisting videos and want to lock her out of the external HD? get the answers you need from our local computer experts.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
Paul - Semi Old and Slow
 
pjrocco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 733
Location: Aurora, IL
Sportbike: 2009 Honda CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2000
How you found us: google
           
Good Deal?

Trying to pick up a laptop for my soon to be 12 year old son. Going to be used mainly for web, videos, social bullshit and minecraft. Got a hook on a used, but in new condition Dell. Wondering if this will be enough horsepower for what he needs. They want $300 for it...

Dell Latitude E6500
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz
4GB DDR2
160GB HDD 7200
DVDRW
Intel GMA 4500MHD
High-Definition Audio
15" Display
Windows 7 Home 32-bit



Thanks in advance.
pjrocco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 11:37 AM
stuck in 6th gear
 
Ernie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Palatine
Posts: 7,632
Location: Palatine
Sportbike: '99 SV650, GSX-R1K2, CRF230F5, '08 HM-S
Years Riding: not enough lately *(&%# work...
How you found us: LBK back in the day
           
wouldn't a hundred dollar tablet be cheaper and suffice for those requirements you listed?

if you do go with that laptop, check out the condition of the battery. a replacement battery for those old power sucking laptops will probably cost you anywhere from another $50-100 on top of that $300
Ernie is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Pierced & tattooed freak!
 
GixxerDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 3,046
Location: Oswego, IL
Sportbike: 1999 GSX-R750
Years Riding: "None of your bleepin' business!" - Joe Pesci
How you found us: Read about it in a fortune cookie
           
I'd vote no. It's only 4GB RAM, 32bit, and wouldn't be upgradeable if you ever need to.

You can find good deals on 8GB 64bit laptops for just a little more than that and be on more current (and upgradeable) technology.

Dante: [to Randal] You never go ass-to-mouth!
Randal: [to Dante] Would you grow up!
Becky: [to Dante] OK, I'm only telling you this because we're friends, but sometimes, in the heat of the moment, it's forgivable to go ass-to-mouth.
Randal: [chuckling] Ha! I knew it.
GixxerDave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 01:50 PM
The Halo hides my Horns
 
Lonely Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 12,690
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: SV650
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Google
           
If you want, I've got an old IBM T42 laptop I was going to refurb. I'd let it go for $75

It would be fine for basic stuff like you've listed...and if he drops it or something, it's only $75

aut cum scuto aut in scuto

http://www.firespeedtactical.com

My ZenFolio Gallery: www.LonelyRaven.ZenFolio.com
Lonely Raven is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,696
Location: Illinois
Sportbike: ninja
Years Riding: since I was a kid
How you found us: K.I.T.T.
           
Those are decent specs for what hes going to do. You don't really need anymore unless he is playing hardcore games.



2nd. my opinion, I would either watch him, or set a lot of parental locks if he is only 12years old. You can get into a lot of trouble on social websites. Giving your number to a 50 year old man while thinking its another 12 yr old girl. etc... Plus going on boobie websites.




BTW, you can probably get that laptop for under 200 bucks.
taledarkside is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 04:55 PM
yo quiero su taco
 
whiteSeatEnvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Woodridge
Posts: 12,745
Location: Woodridge
Sportbike: Honda CBR 954 blk/slvr
Years Riding: 10 years
How you found us: They found me. Follow the white rabbit.
           
That is overkill for what he is going to be doing with it. Your bottle neck is your internet connection and video card, not your processor, ram, or hd. Eric's ibm will be more than enough spec for what he is going to do with it. Only downside is the quality of the display.

Also keep in mind the longevity of a laptop is much less than a traditional desktop. Expect 1 to 3 years max before something goes out or he bounces it off the floor.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

Quote:
Originally Posted by admin View Post
Something must be fishy...I am going to go poke around in the back end..

Last edited by whiteSeatEnvy; 12-06-2012 at 04:59 PM.
whiteSeatEnvy is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Super Moderator

 
Vcook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Winfield
Posts: 43,230
Location: Winfield
Sportbike: bikeless
Years Riding: 10
How you found us: Shit, you know I'm a clsb OG!
           
Send a message via AIM to Vcook
Nexus7

Chris
Vcook is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 07:21 PM
bwa
Boom
 
bwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 13,320
Location: Kalispell, MT
Sportbike: None :(
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Crazeinc
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vcook View Post
Nexus7
+1

Sent from my LG-E739 using Tapatalk 2
bwa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome