From: dr. Baf on 10 Aug 2010 16:57
Mrs. Baf was going blind trying to use her small notebook
and I convinced her to get a full size lap top.
Her purses, shoe & sunglasses are all the big named
items. I know she wouldn't be happy with a HP, but
the white Sony Vaio was her second choice, she would
have preferred a Mac. Myself I use a HP desk top.
She settled on a VPCEE23FX/WI. After hunting the net
for the best possible price (sales tax vs no sales tax,
shipping vs free shipping) we decided on Walmart who
stocks the black version for $599 at their local stores.
Before going to Walmart we decided to stop by Fry's
even though a search of Fry's web site turned up zilch.
The sales person at Fry's asked what we had in mind
and I gave him the model number and he came up with
one for only $499 in stock.
This is a heads up to visitors & locals, if you don't see
it at Fry's, ask for it by model number.
I could have saved much time and asked Walt,
as he is the champion sleuth of best prices.
From: Walt on 10 Aug 2010 18:01
In article <a76f95d8-f398-456b-b319-f026ebce0b8f(a)y32g2000prc.googlegroups.com>,
"dr. Baf" <slazar19(a)stargate.net> wrote:
> I could have saved much time and asked Walt,
> as he is the champion sleuth of best prices.
We have other contenders for that title here. In this case, I would have just said
to spring for the Mac, since I've been using Apples for thirty years.
I assume Mrs. Baf's old notebook doesn't have a port to hook up an external monitor.