Laptops

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Kr0m, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Kr0m

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    What do people recommend? I've got a family member bugging me about the best deals and brands and personally, I don't know that much about them.
    I told him to probably stick to Toshiba ($699-$899 range) locally. He's mentioned Acer laptops which I haven't seen to many people with. Any friends that have laptops either have Dell or Toshiba. These users won't be power users. Just some surfing, email, office types.
     
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  3. Bman

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    Dell is crap.
     
  4. dreamliner77

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    I know Toshiba had reliability issues back a year or so ago.


    I've always liked the Sony's.


    Mac?
     
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    I have had 3 of my friends in the past 2 weeks come to me with their Dell laptop to fix it. And mainly the problem comes from the HUGE F***ING amount of crap programs they install on them now.

    2 of the three I had to reformatt, since it was that bad. It was more simple that way.

    Any other company but Dell (I LOVE DELL, just not their laptops)
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    Dell. There's this thing called "clean install" :D
     
  7. Bman

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    Really? They have an option, I have never seen it or heard about it.
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    Engage brain, re-read my post, reflect on how dumb you just were :D
     
  9. Kr0m

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    Dell is definitely an option but these users will probably buy locally. Which means choices between: Acer, Toshiba, HP/Compaq.
     
  10. madmatt

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    Dell is the best in the game right now, hands down. Although most models lack "style" (something it appears they are turning around) they do offer great performance at a decent cost. (My opinion is) Stay away from AMD processors. Dell still caters to Intel and their best products ship with Intel processors.

    And yes, as LordOfLA suggested, a clean install is a must. As with any OEM.
     
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    I was like how was I dumb, I DID re-read it, I DONT GET WHAT U MEAN...

    and then I got it lol....
     
  13. chastity

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    If there is shop that services and sells computers I would check with them. I know Data Doctors sells laptops and should they have a problem they can a upgrade in when the techs service it because it was bought through them
     
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    I like Toshiba, we use them at work, an done was dropped out of a machine onto the floor and only the screen broke. It was about a 8' fall.


    The only thing I dislike is all the crap they come loaded with.



    You might wanna check out my sale thread, for a new Toshiba laptop. My boss thinks it is too big to work on in the air.
     
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