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According to TechRadar.com, the shortage has dramatically increased prices to as much as 150 percent, due primarily to the closure of many manufacturing plants. In addition, Digitimes reports an estimated 70 million HDD shortage for laptops and desktop computers in the fourth quarter of 2011. While computer and laptop demand is currently at 180 million, there are reportedly only enough hard drives available for 110-130 million.
You don’t want your hefty investment breaking down or falling apart on you after only limited use. A solidly constructed laptop will save you money in the long run.
Although all of the major brands have some nice laptops available,choosing the right laptop for your small business isn’t too difficult.If you’re shopping for a business laptop for your small-to-medium-size operation at your local big-box store, you’re barking up the wrong tree. The average consumer laptop found there simply doesn’t provide the customization and service that you’ll need, whether you’re looking for one unit or for a whole fleet. Instead, you should shop online at a large vendor’s site, or at an authorized local reseller. You will find some nice new laptops.
Even Apple is feeling it – estimated shipping times have increased significantly from 1 to 3 days to 5 to 7 weeks for customized iMac products with 2TB hard drives, according to AppleInsider.com. Intel recently reported its Q4 revenue will fall from $13.7 billion to $14.7 billion due to the lack of hard drive supply, which has trickled down from fewer personal computers and servers to fewer semiconductors.
I would get new. The price difference isn’t that much for a new one, and you might as well get a brand new, clean netbook. You can get a Toshiba Satellite C650 for only $379 new. That’s what I’d suggest.It’s light, portable, and has a 15.6 screen. For the price, it can do a lot, and should be more than what you’re looking to do with a netbook. Here are some specs: Processor 2.3 GHz AMD V Series Processor v140RAM 3 GB DDR3 Storage 250 GB HDD 5400 RPMOperating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Optical drive CD R/W, DVD R/WWhat do you think? Check the link for more details below, or for help finding another one that you think better suits you.Kevin Windows Outreach Teammost important dont go for any computer thats lower than 1.8GHZ processor because technolegy is changing all the time and as for your question if you have a lot of money go buy the new 1 that way it has warranty but if you go for a used 1 make sure the seller is not selling you anything dodgey and it will work as good as new and it will be much cheaper also doing the same as a new 1I would get a good quality used laptop – a 3 or 4 year old toshiba will be more relaible than a brand new dell or netbookThey are great value and last better than cheap new stuffMy wife has an 8yr old toshiba potege that is still perfect (runs linux and XP) and outperforms most of her friends newer laptopsAlso most computer “deaths” and slow-downs are actually windows problems – I would suggest putting Linux on alongside whatever version of windows is supplied but that is another storyEDITHow pathetic is the Windows outreach team that they have to hang around YA to say “buy new” so that they get one more licenseyou can visit below link you can find more options here :A Refurbished Net-Book would run you about $99.00 to about $150.00. And would last a good timeA New net book would run you about $200.00 to $300.00.For Basic use like note taking / Web browsing a note book will do you fine.WARNING: Make shore that you perches you net-book with windows 7 Home or above. NOTWINDOWS 7 START-UP!!! This version is all locked up. You can’t change or personalize yourDesktop or Change any system settings.Doesn’t matter. Buy a new one and it’ll worth the money in the long run…. Mine was new when i bought it and worked great for 3 years now and still i use it…. I have a laptop as well which is 3 years old now and still works fine…Go for a new one…
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