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Big, Powerful and Cheap – Taobao’s Best Budget Laptop

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Function Over Form

If you just need a good, speedy laptop at the cheapest possible price, this is the one for you. These are originally ’04 Fujitsu models, but the specs are totally decent even today. It’s got a 100gb hard drive and a 2.4Ghz processor. That’s much better than what I’m running. The tradeoff here is the size: 3.1kilos. That’s heavy. But the price and the power are right, so this is definately a good laptop for the price. 

The Frankenbox

This bad boy has been reoutfitted to suit today’s discriminating yet impoverished consumer. Besides the big hard drive and speedy processor, it is reported to have internal wireless internet capabilities  Upon purchase of this laptop, you will also be the distinguished owner of a 3.5-inch floppy drive. 

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It’s cheap. But is it a good deal?

The proof is in the popularity. At the time of writing, 161 people had bought this model in the last 30 days. That included 66 feedbacks, all positive, with many people prasing the shop’s good attitude. 

A Cheap Laptop – 1400rmb

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6 Comments »

  • amp said:

    seriously, a floppy drive?

  • The Field Guide (author) said:

    Yes, a floppy drive.

    Highly recommended for the ultimate in retro styling.

  • Charles said:

    I bought one. The fan is a little noisy, other than that, I’m glad I did!

  • The Field Guide (author) said:

    Hey, good call Charles. I bet you can get a pretty good deal on 3.5-inch floppy disks.

  • Charles said:

    Thanks for the offer… it was almost irresistible! I have plenty of loyal USB sticks… I think they might get jealous if I get these fabulous floppy disks….

  • The Field Guide (author) said:

    Yeah, Crazy cheap, huh? I like these big laptops to fill the gap between desktop and mobile.

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