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Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

I will be visiting my local BB store on Saturday to buy some stuff and I was wondering if I can get some reccomendation for essential accesories for a netbook?  
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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

Did you buy it from a Best Buy Store?  You should look at service plans, as well as a Geeksquad set up, to remove the junk programs that come with, as well as adding ant virus, anti spyware and creating the restore disks.

 

Other accessories you might be looking at might include:

  •  Bag/backpack
  • Cable lock (good if the laptop is college bound)
  • wireless mouse (I current am using a Logitect Nano, which works wonders)
  • screen wipes and cleaners (finger prints and the like on the screens)
  • external hard drive for backup
  • flash drives
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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

Nah......... i did all the optimizations myself...... Im a comp science guy Smiley Happy

 

But wanted to know what specific things everyone reccomends......... what brand in particular........

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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

not much u can get with that.

 

memory upgrade (u can upgrade that to a 2gb, dd2 667ram), basic antivirus software (doesn't take up much hard drive space) u can get a bag, external hard drive/usb flash drive. LG also makes a portable dvd external hard drive you can get with it

 

earphones/head sets for skype communications.

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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?


@hockeycanuckjc wrote:

Nah......... i did all the optimizations myself...... Im a comp science guy Smiley Happy

 

But wanted to know what specific things everyone reccomends......... what brand in particular........


So you spent hours cleaning the computer's registry?

 

 

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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

For a netbook, i'll start with a memory upgrade. A bag to protect it, a bluetooth mouse (if you have bluetooth, saves wires & extra dongles) maybe an external DVD drive if you plan of using it. Me personally, i don't like the extra stuff attached to my netbook, so much for it's portability. I just transfer stuff to hardrive using my local network.

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@hockeycanuckjc wrote:

Nah......... i did all the optimizations myself...... Im a comp science guy Smiley Happy

 

But wanted to know what specific things everyone reccomends......... what brand in particular........


 

 

Geek Squad optimization have AgentTweak Software that lets them tweak your computer's registry (different brand have different ones they use) to the fullest extend. just simply by removing softwares and bootup program from msconfig won't do s-word

 

they can go a step beyond, unless like sassum said, u actually sat around spent hours tweaking

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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

ok i dont mean to sounds like a jerk, but i'm tired of people thinking they can do the geek squad optimization on their own. I know you as a computer science guy can do some tweeks within the registry of your computer, but you cannot do what their service does. The optimization doesn't take long at all to do, and it does OVER 250 registry tweeks inside your computer, tweeks to the registry that you cannot do, and even if you could it would take you days to do. this is software given to the geek squad by microsoft, no one else can do it. i promise you no matter how much u say u think you can do it, you can't!!!
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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

Thats very funny cgweddle63

 

Your attempt to make me look like a  illiterate computer user has failed miserably. I have nothing against the Geek Squad, but Im perfectly capable of doing what they can do and more. I know all about the secret optimizations that they think we do not know. Whatever they do can be achieved in the top computer programs that are sold on the retail market and more.

 

 

Since you appear to have more knowledge then I do about their services , you clearly sound like a disgruntled employee out ther trying to tease the **** out of me.

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Re: Can Geek Squad give me some Netbook accesory reccomendations that are sold in store?

What programs are these, if I may ask?

 

Also, never once did he attempt to make you "look like a illiterate computer user"(sic). He simply said that it MAY BE possible to do said tweaks, but it would take a VERY LONG TIME. Your reference to "retail programs" without any real references leads me to believe that you, in fact, are the one trying to tease the employees.