awesome for the money. this is a new celeron not the old old old ones. this will be more than enough to stream, Skype, email and do homework on. also super easy to upgrade the ram and harddrive to get a boost. green!
lordoffire said: I've said it before and I'll say it again....regardless of the price, go try it out in store before you buy it at this price it may be more of an order it and return it if it sucks situation. or flip it on CL
Thanks OP my wife purchased this a few days ago for $279.99. We called in and was promptly refunded $50.00.
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posted: Nov. 3, 2013 @ 10:33p
iLetTheDogsOut said: lordoffire said: I've said it before and I'll say it again....regardless of the price, go try it out in store before you buy it at this price it may be more of an order it and return it if it sucks situation. or flip it on CL $230 + tax, you're not going to be able to sell it for much more than that if at even
posted: Nov. 3, 2013 @ 11:52p
lordoffire said: $230 + tax, you're not going to be able to sell it for much more than that if at even
That has not been my experience. I have a CL buyer who regularly purchases similar low-end Toshibas from me... as many as I can get my hands on, and at a reasonable margin for me.
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 6:14a
This is pretty nice really. with 4GB RAM and 500GB memory. Great!
Be very careful and do a lot of research if you plan on downgrading to Windows 7. MS doesn't make the drivers for many computers in the Win 7 version. Trust me, I've tried. Not all computers come with downgrade rights, so be sure to do a bit of research before you try this out or buy your new Windows 8 computer. It can be a bit of a hassle, but it's a nice option if you really want to keep using Windows 7. Hit the link to see the full step-by-step process.P
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 8:53a
Are you saying Microsoft refunded you $50 after you called them and asked them for Windows 7?
Thanks OP. I just purchased one. As a previous posted mentioned you can get a free pair of Skullcandy headphones. They are marked as 59.99, but show up as $0.00 when placed in your cart. Also, there is a list of additional special offers that you can add to your cart before checking out. See attached image...
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 10:35a
There is no need to downgrade to windows 7. Just install an app to get your start menu back and have it boot directly to desktop, and you won't even notice it's windows 8 (other then the speed enhancements)
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 10:47a
FYI, I had a $25 back on a $250 purchase on my Amex Blue available, which basically pays for the tax.....I had to buy a $5 gc to put it over the $250 range.
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 11:08a
Do you think I can purchase the laptop with the headphones and when they arrive, return the laptop for refund and keep the headphones?
carsonsig said: in for one... cheaper than a chromebook... free headphones... xmas list is 2 people lighter! I'm not a Celeron fan -- not familiar with performance of new ones -- but this must be way better than a Chromebook. I honestly don't understand the value prop of one of those.
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 2:38p
sidewinder33625 said: ouch this is a horrible cpu in terms of benchmark performance
I sold a similarly spec'd laptop 6 months ago for $200 used on craigslist. It was 2+ years old at the time. It worked perfectly fine for all of my day-to-day tasks. For $230, this is plenty of computer for most people for the next few years.
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 2:56p
russ0519 said: There is no need to downgrade to windows 7. Just install an app to get your start menu back and have it boot directly to desktop, and you won't even notice it's windows 8 (other then the speed enhancements)
Agreed! "Start Menu 8" I think is the best free one I have come across and the latest version is 8.1 compatible
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 2:58p
Thanks OP. Just ordered one of these for my wife. I prefer Classic Shell as a start menu replacement.
posted: Nov. 4, 2013 @ 3:00p
Barabhas said: sidewinder33625 said: ouch this is a horrible cpu in terms of benchmark performance
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