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Is it possible to buy a new laptop from companies such as Dell without an OS already installed as a way to lower the total cost of the laptop? I already have a licensed copy of Vista (win7 upgrade) and can just install that on it myself.

 

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Not really, primarily because they don't pay the OEM prices you see for each copy. Windows adds no where near the cost to a PC that you might expect. However, there have been a few people who convinced HP to send them a check after rejecting the EULA for the installed copy of windows when they first powered on the PC (after hours on the phone complaining).

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Ah ok. I didn't suspect any of them did after looking around for a bit. Just seeing if anyone knew anything I didn't. Looking to buy a laptop for school next year and I'm penny pinching where I can. I want to get something fast that doesn't feel to far different from my main rig but not so much for gaming. I know that's a lot to ask of a laptop especially when I'm not looking to pay too much.

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I don't really think that it is possible to order a computer without an OS. I have heard of some companies being able to do it but they probably order through a different type of a line that consumers do.

 

Sager laptops is the only PC malefactor that I have seen that some times allows you to order a computer without an OS but there very pricey though.

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I don't really think that it is possible to order a computer without an OS. I have heard of some companies being able to do it but they probably order through a different type of a line that consumers do.

 

Sager laptops is the only PC malefactor that I have seen that some times allows you to order a computer without an OS but there very pricey though.

Sager laptops aren't pricey, atleast not for the high end components they run. My Sager was a great deal for what it's packing

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Yes why dell is the answer. My laptop knocks the socks off their lower end XPS systems and it seems any of their newer offerings of XPS seem to lack 17" screens which seems to leave Alienware to their line up of gaming laptops with 17" screens. Got a pretty good buy for the specs its got and it was only $1,100. There was also an HP at the bestbuy I went to but it was closer to $1,600 with 6gb of ddrIII.... to which I was like overkill. Had the same GFX card though but a quad core laptop just seemed like overkill to me.

 

For further argument on dell laptops there is the one my mom just got an Insperon 1545 off dell.com. It cost her a bit over $1,000 with some bells and whistles but here not but a week later I find a toshiba laptop with superior specs for a little over $700. She also having problems with the built in wireless card which for some reason keeps dropping the Access point which is no farther than 10 feet from her.. No other laptop is dropping it either so I am to suspect the card is defective. If you do want a dell I would shy away from ordering off dell.com if any warrenty issues arise as you will have to send you laptop off some where. Me I recently had the hard drive in my laptop start to die so I went over to BestBuy and they guy replaced it right there in front of me and even handed me back the old dieing HardDrive.

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