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Title: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: kiteking on April 20, 2010, 07:45 AM
Another good deal if looking for a (decent) laptop


Newegg.com has the Compaq Presario CQ61-410US NoteBook Laptop for $339.99 Shipped After Rebate.

Comes with the following specs
- AMD Sempron M120 2.1Ghz, 2GB Memory
- 250GB HDD, 8X SuperMulti Lightscribe DVDRW
- 15.6" Screen, Memory Card Reader, Wifi

Pricegrabber Price : $414.99 ~ $472.99 Shipped

1. Newegg Price (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834107043&nm_mc=AFC-Spoofee&cm_mmc=AFC-Spoofee-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA) : $379.99 Shipped
2. Coupon Price : -$10.00 | Code : EMCYRNY22
3. Rebate  (http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/COMPAQ3MIRsJan17Jun1210cd12.pdf)Price : -$30.00 ( Exp : 06/12/10 )
Final Price : $339.99 Shipped After Rebate



For Jynx

379.99 - 10 - 30 = 339.99


Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: mikenchico on April 20, 2010, 11:29 AM
That is a good price with Win 7 - 64 bit.

But add $100 - $150 to remove Nortons and restore the system after unless you want to tackle that yourself  :-[



Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: kevin on April 20, 2010, 12:15 PM
But add $100 - $150 to remove Nortons and restore the system after...



How do you figure?

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/ (http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/)


Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: ko on April 20, 2010, 12:57 PM
nice 1 kevin thanx


Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: mikenchico on April 20, 2010, 07:55 PM
Nortons doesn't let go easily, You gotta get Nortons uninstaller download, then research all the files its loaded, kill them in Task Manager-Processes, don't trust one time will do it they reload. Then it still causes problems many times. Pcdecrapifier just uses the included uninstaller. that doesn't do a good job. It is usefull to identify all the garbage but you should research those too, uninstalling those game things leaves the the usage loggers on to report back your usage to the company as does the Google toolbar often.

Creating a pure, bootable Windows disk from the recovery partition and downloading and including all the needed drivers is not an easy proposition for a novice user.

I've had sooo many bad experiences with Nortons from it's first anti-virus release through every computer I've seen it on I'm highly biased though. YMMV



Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: ko on April 21, 2010, 04:46 PM
i know now i probably should be using mcafee seems to be pretty trouble free  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_mcafee_antivirus_flaw (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_mcafee_antivirus_flaw)


Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: xuzme720 on April 21, 2010, 04:54 PM
AVG has done right by me...


Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: mikenchico on April 21, 2010, 07:40 PM
I'm trying the Microsoft free anti virus on a couple of laptops, so far so good and seems to have a pretty small resource load. Always heard good about AVG but it really hit the resources on one of ours. I'd always been a McAfee proponent but the reviews are not as high as they once were so I've been looking at free alternatives.

Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/) got pretty high ratings in the tests I looked at, this is a short read from this month "Best Free Antivirus Software" (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm).



Title: Re: Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop for $339.99
Post by: xuzme720 on April 21, 2010, 07:45 PM
One of the patches did some funky stuff and it was eating resources like pie! I haven't seen it happen since the patch afterwards...other than that it has been great, and free!