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Topic # 48535 15-Nov-2009 15:40
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Hi, I'm after a cheap/free laptop to use for web access. My laptop has just died so I am writing this from my ps3 which is pretty painfull at best. DDoes anyone have a basic laptop I can buy/have/borrow for a couple of months? I don't want to buy a new computer yet as we are in the process of selling our house and depending on what house we buy will point me towards a new desktop or laptop. Thanks.

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  Reply # 273269 15-Nov-2009 17:06
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Thanks but I'm really after something free or cheap enough that I can give it away to another geekzone member or the salvation army shop when I don't need it anymore. It does't have to be anything fancy.

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  Reply # 273317 15-Nov-2009 21:24
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just Pmd you.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 273386 16-Nov-2009 09:01
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Hi appreciate the offer but the shipping cost to send a desktop might be prohibitive.

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  Reply # 273404 16-Nov-2009 09:37
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why dont you... Install ubuntu linux on your ps3, install iceweasel (or firefox).. get a usb keyboard and mouse.. and your set.. You will then be able to visit any site, flash wont be a problem etc.
will only cost you the price of a keyboard and mouse if you dont have one already..



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  Reply # 273410 16-Nov-2009 10:07
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I have the ps3 slim, doesn't have the option to install a different os.

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  Reply # 273415 16-Nov-2009 10:23
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Be helpful to say where you are... as you mentioned "shipping cost to send a desktop might be prohibitive"... so an indication of where you are geographically could help people nearby you to help you out.




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  Reply # 273424 16-Nov-2009 10:42
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hi, im at the bottom of the south island.

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  Reply # 273426 16-Nov-2009 10:46
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So.. Gore? Invercagill? Dunedin? where in the south of the south?




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  Reply # 273443 16-Nov-2009 11:12
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gore.



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  Reply # 274118 18-Nov-2009 08:08
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Decided I couldn't put up with web access via my ps3 or v6 maxx anymore so went and purchased a new laptop yesterday, hopefully it will be here today.



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  Reply # 275242 22-Nov-2009 18:26
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HP something or other, 2.2ghz dual core, 3gb ram, 320gb hd, 512mb video card etc.

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  Reply # 275243 22-Nov-2009 18:34
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marmel: HP something or other, 2.2ghz dual core, 3gb ram, 320gb hd, 512mb video card etc.






I think if you ever need something like that again you should go see Gore High, Probably ask for Mr Brockway (spelling?) I remember there was heaps of old junkers in the back of the computer room.

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