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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2011, 06:56:17 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2011, 07:08:03 pm »
how I initially read this post:

I found a refurbished Anus that I think I'm gonna get if sales continue being strong.

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2011, 07:08:39 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2011, 07:16:55 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr

Shit! That would've worked extremely well. Though, hm, after dicking around newegg.com for a moment I think this should do what you need it do rather admirably.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108457

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2011, 11:49:43 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr

Try here:

http://www.dell.com/outlet/

I got one of their gaming laptops.  Only problem I've had was the video card going wonky, which was, apparently, an issue that the particular model just HAS.  I got the extended warrentee, which took me months to go look up because I'm an idiot, and the sent a tech to my house with a big box of parts to fix, for free.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2011, 07:05:26 am »
Dell are overpriced and with crap customer service, though.  And by crap customer service, I mean actively ripping off their customers.

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2011, 07:20:51 am »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr

Shit! That would've worked extremely well. Though, hm, after dicking around newegg.com for a moment I think this should do what you need it do rather admirably.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108457

If you don't live in the states; fuck.

That one looks all right. I might keep an eye on Amazon and see if they get any more Asus refurbs though, if I can buy any time by reinstalling Windows on my current computer.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2011, 01:56:23 pm »
Dell are overpriced and with crap customer service, though.  And by crap customer service, I mean actively ripping off their customers.

I hate Dell because I bought one of their Inspiron laptops that would overheat and burn out the fan.  The tech's solution?  Keep getting the fan replaced every few months or buy a cooling pad or, well, what I did, which is prop it up on stacks of pennies held together by tape.

For six years that laptop stayed propped up stacks of pennies.  It was a 36 cent fix.  I gave it to my mother when I built the beast I'm on now, and as far as I know it's still working.

So while that device did convince me homebrew was the way to go, I'm also convinced that it doesn't really matter what kind of PC you buy.  If you treat it well, it'll do its job and last as long as you need.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2011, 05:05:27 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr

Shit! That would've worked extremely well. Though, hm, after dicking around newegg.com for a moment I think this should do what you need it do rather admirably.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108457

If you don't live in the states; fuck.

That one looks all right. I might keep an eye on Amazon and see if they get any more Asus refurbs though, if I can buy any time by reinstalling Windows on my current computer.


That generally makes machines feel like new. Windows kind of inevitably and inexplicably gets shitty after years and years. No idea why; must be the little gremlins.

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2011, 05:47:14 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr

Shit! That would've worked extremely well. Though, hm, after dicking around newegg.com for a moment I think this should do what you need it do rather admirably.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108457

If you don't live in the states; fuck.

That one looks all right. I might keep an eye on Amazon and see if they get any more Asus refurbs though, if I can buy any time by reinstalling Windows on my current computer.


That generally makes machines feel like new. Windows kind of inevitably and inexplicably gets shitty after years and years. No idea why; must be the little gremlins.

It didn't do shit.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #55 on: June 24, 2011, 07:21:22 pm »
Ah, yeah, then that makes sense. So what are the specifications of said refurbished Asus?

They fucking sold out. :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004D2EBH4/ref=ord_cart_shr

Shit! That would've worked extremely well. Though, hm, after dicking around newegg.com for a moment I think this should do what you need it do rather admirably.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108457

If you don't live in the states; fuck.

That one looks all right. I might keep an eye on Amazon and see if they get any more Asus refurbs though, if I can buy any time by reinstalling Windows on my current computer.


That generally makes machines feel like new. Windows kind of inevitably and inexplicably gets shitty after years and years. No idea why; must be the little gremlins.

It didn't do shit.

Whats wrong with it exactly?

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #56 on: June 24, 2011, 07:38:07 pm »
Hangs and lags during file renaming, slow windows refresh. Interestingly, Photoshop still runs fine; it's Windows Explorer that's being a bitch. Unfortunately, I have to do a lot of file management.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2011, 07:44:40 pm »
Hangs and lags during file renaming, slow windows refresh. Interestingly, Photoshop still runs fine; it's Windows Explorer that's being a bitch. Unfortunately, I have to do a lot of file management.

Huh. Sounds like a hard drive issue of some sort.

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2011, 08:37:24 pm »
I want to make it totally clear that, per the OP,  I am not really looking to fix my 6-year-old Compaq Presario. It was already a piece of shit when I bought it new. It makes no sense to put any resources at all into it; I am going to replace it.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2011, 08:41:14 pm »
I want to make it totally clear that, per the OP,  I am not really looking to fix my 6-year-old Compaq Presario. It was already a piece of shit when I bought it new. It makes no sense to put any resources at all into it; I am going to replace it.

Serious:  Keep the keyboard & the monitor, pick up a cheap netbook, and plug them into it.

All the power of a proper computer, no tiny screen or 1/4" keys.
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