Where to buy a laptop w/ XP Pro and Office XP Pro?

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  1. Marty Christion

    Marty Christion Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I need to get a laptop for use at work, but all I'm seeing in the stores are XP Home laptops. Is there a good place to get a laptop with XP Pro, or should I just buy an empty laptop and get XP Pro OEM from New Egg?

    Never bought a laptop before, so I'm not sure the best way to go.
     
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    Check out e-tailers such as Dell; they actually give you a choice. An associate at work replaced his aging IBM 770Z with a Dell Inspiron 8600 widescreen model. He was able to customize it to his liking, including specifying the desired operating system and software bundle.
     
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    Also, check into different company's business line of computers. For instance, when people think "Dell Laptop" they automatically go to the Inspiron. Look at the Dell Latitude. They are Dell's business line and are excellent computers. Because they are for businesses they come with XP Pro on them (or at least have that as an option).
     

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