What is buying a Compaq Notebook

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hi!

Firstly, i'm in Australia, so the prices might be a bit off, but i'd still appreciate your help!

the specs i entered are for my home pc, just to show what i'm used to. a very good friend of mine, i.e. someone i trust, is selling their laptop. it's in perfect condition, it is small and very light, comes with a case and although the warranty just ran out, they recently serviced it and had a new motherboard put in. It also has an external cd-rom and an 8mb usb stick. The model is the Fujitsu LifeBook P-1030, its not being made anymore, but full specs are at: http://www.notebook.co.th/spec/p1030.html

He's willing to sell it to me for $1000. Is it worth it? See, its got the Transmeta Crusoe TM5500 (700MHz) CPU which i have been hearing is not very good. I don't mind the laptop being a little slow, but not too much-i want it to be kind of fast. Whereas for $1000 i can buy a brand new PDA. I'm an I.T. student, so i would be using it for word, powerpoint, programming, all internet, email, msn, music and games. What do you think i would be better of buying in terms of cost, my needs and speed??

Thanx heaps!!

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This question was answered on August 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

From my knowledge and experience, the compaq notebook is a very good and fast laptop It is also thin and not so heavy If you are willing to buy a used laptop for a $1000, you mine as well buy this one brand new for $999

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 20, 2003