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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.
 

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

LordOfLA

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

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.
 

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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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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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