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What would you consider a good deal for this used laptop?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Anon1, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Anon1

    Anon1

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    Hello,

    Compaq Evo N800c laptop
    Pentium 4 M @ 2ghz
    256 mb RAM
    30gb Drive
    cd/dvd reader
    15" lcd
    built-in 56 modem & 10/100 nic & wifi
    1 pc-card slot
    jbl pro speakers
    good battery that lasts 4hrs
    ac/dc adapter
    Win XP pro w/ license and sticker on bottom
    Office 2003 w/ license
    case/screen in good condition
    Professionally tuned up and all XP patches and SP2 applied
    Free anti-virus and anti-spyware installed and scan

    So, what would you consider a good & fair price?

    Thanks.
     
  2. HAVOC

    HAVOC Remember Millennium Member CLM

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    Personally, I wouldn't pay a nickle for it. Compaq, ewwww...

    Ahem...

    More objectively:

    The basic box is prolly about $500 to $550 or so.

    If the battery really is still good, that can add $50-$60 to the baseline, and depending on the version of Office, another $100-$200, depending on it's value to the buyer.

    The screen resolution can make another $50 or so of variation: that model can have 3 different pixel counts.

    It's got an open memory slot, that Compaq says is standard, though they of course recommend Compaq branded RAM. Buyer should plan on filling that slot as soon as possible, as XP will kick 256MB right into the mud. Then XP will do a little dance on it's head. 256 more at a minimum.

    Do note that Dell and Gateway and I'm sure others have new (though lesser) laptops in this price range.