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12-09-2005, 13:34

Compaq Evo N800c laptop
Pentium 4 M @ 2ghz
256 mb RAM
30gb Drive
cd/dvd reader
15" lcd
built-in 56 modem & 10/100 nic & wifi
1 pc-card slot
jbl pro speakers
good battery that lasts 4hrs
ac/dc adapter
Win XP pro w/ license and sticker on bottom
Office 2003 w/ license
case/screen in good condition
Professionally tuned up and all XP patches and SP2 applied
Free anti-virus and anti-spyware installed and scan

So, what would you consider a good & fair price?


12-10-2005, 01:01
Personally, I wouldn't pay a nickle for it. Compaq, ewwww...


More objectively:

The basic box is prolly about $500 to $550 or so.

If the battery really is still good, that can add $50-$60 to the baseline, and depending on the version of Office, another $100-$200, depending on it's value to the buyer.

The screen resolution can make another $50 or so of variation: that model can have 3 different pixel counts.

It's got an open memory slot, that Compaq says is standard, though they of course recommend Compaq branded RAM. Buyer should plan on filling that slot as soon as possible, as XP will kick 256MB right into the mud. Then XP will do a little dance on it's head. 256 more at a minimum.

Do note that Dell and Gateway and I'm sure others have new (though lesser) laptops in this price range.