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Your Questions About Cheap Notebook Laptops For Sale

Steven asks…

Retrieving Information From A Dead Hard Drive? Inexpensive!!?

Hello, I have a Hp Pavilion tx1320us notebook. On a hot garage sale morning, I left my laptop on the front seat of my moms car and it overheated which caused the hard drive to crash. Now I am on hunt for a data recovery service that is cheap or maybe even a USB or something I could use. Please Help Me!!

I have been told to buy the wrong products that don’t recieve information a dead hard drive. The hard drive can still be detected, but when you restart the laptop it only brings you to the background color of my desktop and it stays there.

If you know anything, please let me know!! Thank you so much!!

answers:

Since the drive can be seen by the computer boot to the windows cd and go into the console and use the chkdsk command. This will analyze the partition and try to recover it if its been damaged.

You may also want to pull the drive and mount it with a connector to another computer. They make adapters that can attach a laptop drive to the hard drive ports on a desktop. From there you can try to recover the data from the drive.

I’ve had good luck with SpinRite from Gibson Research. It cost around $70.00-$80.00. It boots from a cd. I’ve recovered many “dead” hard drives this way. In the least it may fix it enough for you to connect it to another computer with an adapter and and mount it as a slave drive to recover the data.

Lizzie asks…

Buying a laptop for college? What should I do?

I checked out the HP DV9310

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Specifications-of-HP-Pavilion-17-Widescreen-Notebook-PC-DV9310US/sem/rpsm/oid/175876/rpem/ccd/productDetailSpecification.do#tabs

at circuit city online, it’s only $850 and seems perfect for me. The question is, should I buy it now while it’s on sale or wait until June to buy a laptop? Will technology have improved or gotten cheaper by very much in just 6 weeks? I have a crashy PC that I’m using right now, as well, so it seems like the sooner I get a new computer, the better.

answers:

You should get the computer thats there while its on sale..even if it upgrades you only need it for uni so it wouldn’t matter…so id probably just get that one when u need it

Mark asks…

Is Dell Vostro 1500 a good laptop for personal use? Does it last long?

Here is the deal that caught my attention.
Dell Small Business offers the Dell Vostro 1500 Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz 15″ Widescreen Notebook for $599 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find for this configuration. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include an Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.4″ 1280×800 widescreen LCD, 3GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11g wireless, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 128MB video card, and Windows Vista Home Basic or XP Home

This price is very cheap compared to other brand laptops with the same configuration. Please respond only if you are familiar with Vostro. Thank you very much!

answers:

I have a Dell Vostro 1500 for around 7 months now. It is not my primary computer, but I do still use it often. Mine came with 2 GB of ram, a 120 GB hard drive. Other than those differences, mine has the same specifications as yours. I really like it, but I want to point out a couple things. When I ordered mine, different variations of the display were available. I went with the TrueLife WXGA display. While it is not bad, it is not the best either. I learned that I don’t like the glossy screen used on the TrueLife display (although that is personal preference… Some people love glossy LCD’s and some hate them). Also, while every LCD screen I have ever used doesn’t always display dark blacks or contrast dark colors perfectly, I noticed it was a bit more obvious this laptop display than my old laptop. However, I am not sure if using the WXGA+ or the WXGA monitor without TrueLife would change this or not. But do not take this as me saying the display is awful or un-usable. I am just saying I have used better.

When I got it, it had Vista Home basic installed, but it also had some type of dell media software that let you watch video/dvd’s and play music on your computer without fully booting into windows. This is supposed to save battery life and be quicker than fully booting windows. However, to install this software at the company, they install the media software on its own partition. This makes it difficult to get rid of, if you don’t want it and it also means that if you reinstall windows, you have to set it up before installing windows, if you want to get the paritition table write. While I could see how the software could be useful to some, especially while traveling, it was not useful to me. Also, it is based off Windows Media Player, so it only played formats supported by that.

The system has been extremely stable and has worked well for me. It did not come with a lot of annoying crapware or demo software that you have to install (unlike many other brands). I primarily use it for web browsing and programming, but I have done some light gaming on it. It is an excellent value and I would definitely get another Vostro 1500 if I needed another laptop. It has held up well, and the only thing that has changed is a couple of the labels on the bottom are starting to wear. Otherwise, I do not see any signs of wear or damage.

Maria asks…

Please translate accurately into spanish?

google translate and that stuff doesn’t work, so plz don’t give me answers from there.

Our store has lots of materials for school this year. We have everything from three-ring binders to backpacks. You should come to our store because we have the lowest prices and we have the best deals. Right now, we have a sale going on, and we are offering more than 1000 pesos in savings. Most of our products come in a variety of colors. Come and stop by for the best back-to-school experience!

Some of the items we have on sale include backpacks, binders, computers, notebooks, locks, and calculators. The backpacks come in all different styles, shapes and colors. All of them were 150 pesos, but are now only 100 pesos! They come in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, white, and black. The styles range from polka dots to stripes, flowers to skulls. The binders are similar, they come in all sorts of colors and styles, and we have 1″ binders to 5″ binders, heavy duty to every day use.

Our computers are as cheap as they will ever get at 6500 pesos. We have laptops and desktops, and each come in a wide variety to fit your stylistic and academic needs. Our locks are the sturdiest and most reliable ones you will ever find, and they are on sale for only 30 pesos! We have all kinds of calculators, from four function to scientific. Our cheapest are only 20 pesos! Come today for the greatest savings of the back-to-school season.

answers:

Nuestra tienda tiene muchos materiales para la escula este año. Tenemos todo, des de carpetas de anillos asta mochilas. Tenemos los precios mas bajos y las mejores ofertas. Estamos ofreciendo mas de 1000 pesos en ahorros. Muchos de nuestros productos vienen en muchos colors differentes. Vengan y paren para la mejor experiencia de regreso a la escula.

Unos de los articulos que tenemos en venta incluye mochilas, carpetas de anillos, computadora, libretas, cerraduras, y calculadoras. Las mochilas vienen en differente estilos, formas, y colores. Todas estaban a 150 pesos, pero ahora estan a 100 pesos. Vienen e rojo, anaranjado, amarillo, verde, azul, morado, rosa, blanco, y negro. (Sorry idkk how to say range in spanish, so im skipping this part).. Las carpetas de anillos son similares, vienen en muchos colores y estilos. Tenemos carpetas de anillos desde 1 pulgada asta 5 pulgadas.

(The last paragraph is a little difficult to translate. Sorry)

i hope i helped a bit.

Mary asks…

Is this a good laptop? Good deal?

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4677 Notebook
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080, 1.73GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, 15.4-inch WXGA TFT Display, 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Windows Vista Home Premium. $599 (sale)

I really wanted to spend less than $500 b/c my last laptop was $1200 and the motherboard went out on me. I can’t bring myself to pay a lot of money for a laptop again. But I don’t like cheap processors and I don’t trust refurbished unless it’s from the manufacturer! This one was still cheaper than most refurbished.

My needs are very basic. Web surfing, music downloads, word processing. I don’t do gaming or anything.

Whatdyathink? (I hope it doesn’t suck b/c I bought it already :)

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&N=200006&Ns=display%5Fprice%7C0&product_code=349624

How does one go about getting another gig of RAM? I am SO NOT technically savvy.

answers:

While I don’t have this laptop – here is what I read about it:

Great notebook once you get rid of the bloatware (trial versions of software).

I bought this to replace a 2 year old notebook (not a Toshiba) that was having problems. This little beauty cost half as much and is a much better notebook. Technology marches on. While this notebook was ready to go right out of the box (in fact, some of the included software is very nice and easy to use – Toshiba Disc Creator, Ulead DVD Movie Factory, etc.), I took a few minutes to uninstall the bloatware and replaced the 2 X 512MB RAM with 2 X 1GB of RAM. FWIW, RAM replacement is easy to do, both sticks are readily accessable underneath a panel on the bottom – remove two screws and pry the panel up gently.

Now I have a very nice and fast notebook. Though I am making peace with Vista, I really would prefer to be using XP. Toshiba doesn’t support XP for the A135-S4677, a shame.

A pleasant surprise – the media card reader supports SDHC.

If you are considering this the A135-S4677, go ahead and buy. This is a very solid and functional notebook for the price.

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