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Hi, I am looking to purchase a new laptop or a used. My price range is more or less 500$ max. I primarily need it to be able to run chess software and e-mail usage. I am considering a compaq laptop model pp2130 used from a friend which includes a mouse with a laser on the bottom instead of the roller type, the chess software I want, and a model 802.11a/b/g wireless WI/FI adapter cardbus (AIR-CB21AG-A_K9). The software and internet access seems to be adequate for my needs and in reasonably good working order and laptop appears to be in good condition. But as my primary experience with computers in the last 20 years is with the software end and not the hardware I am somewhat inexperienced. How might you suggest I get the instruction manual for this model and maybe original selling price and age, etc???

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  • Michael Ward May 11, 2010

    May i sugest a DELL laptop insted. It may cost more but it is well worth it. Just trust me i have had my computer for 10 year and there is no proble with it. You can by a Dell computer online at at a dell store. Other locasion to find a Dell computer is a staples and at best buy.



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I would say check at walmart or big lots if there is one near you or in your town or state. we got a brand new not refurbished but brand new compaq laptop for $399.00 and it's great, we love it so check there and you can also check at best buy for discontinued models, they sell pretty cheap as well. good luck!

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