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Old 06-29-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Can anybody recommend a good brand of a laptop aside from Dell? I wouldn't use Dell if Bono bought me the company. I went to place an order with them yesterday and it has been nothing but a nightmare so I cancelled. Any suggestions would be great thanks.
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Old 06-29-2006, 05:43 PM   #2
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I've been strictly a PC user for my whole life, but the new Mac laptops look really nice. They're pretty expensive, though.

It's too bad you had a lousy experience with Dell. I have a Dell PC and laptop. Believe me--they're infinitely better than Gateway!
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Old 06-29-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
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I know Dell is good but the whole situation put a bad taste in my mouth and that was just to purchase! I have never dealt with a more incompetent bunch of "customer service'" people in my life

and I know the Macs are good but too $$! Thanks!


Does anyone have any experience with HP or Sony?
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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I'm happy with my Acer Travelmate. You can see reviews on places like cnet, pcmag.com, etc.
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:52 PM   #5
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my Toshiba Satellite M50 was cheap, and has served me brilliantly.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:01 PM   #6
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I have an HP. As a computer technician, I know HPs are never the best, but my parents have always owned HP desktops with no problems. Actually, they've had two HP desktops in the past decade, so the computers have lasted well. My HP laptop is about five years old. I bought it used from a friend for only $200 because it had so many viruses she couldn't use it. I fixed it up easily and it has been serving me well ever since. The only thing broken is it no longer reads DVDs, but I don't have any need for that on a computer.

I always tell people, if all you're doing is internet, music, word processing, and burning CDs, just get a deal from a well known brand. There's no need to go all-out unless you're into video editing or working with lare graphics files. I would recommend spending extra on a good three year warranty, rather than name brand, new, top of the line parts you don't really need.

Macs aside, if someone handed me $500 today, I'd look at Toshiba, Sony, or IBM/Lenovo.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:19 PM   #7
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^ Thank You! I'm looking into the sonys!
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:55 AM   #8
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If you can find something with a sweet warranty deal, like a warranty that replaces batteries, I'd do it. My friend got a Toshiba from CompUSA and got a deal on a three year warranty that also gives him a new battery each year. So even if his battery isn't dead, he picks up a new one. Many people don't realize that a battery lasts 102 years and can cost hundreds to replace.
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:04 PM   #9
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I recently purchase a Toshiba and have been very happy with its performance.
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:59 PM   #10
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I can recommend acer, too. I own an Aspire laptop myself. Silent, not as ugly as other brands and trouble free.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:02 PM   #11
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Typing from my new Sony Vaio
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OK so my battery is plugged in and the little battery light is blinking What am I doing wrong? and should I always unplug when I'm done for awhile?
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:02 PM   #13
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That's what you get when you don't listen and buy an acer
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:29 PM   #14
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Quote:
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That's what you get when you don't listen and buy an acer

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Old 07-13-2006, 05:37 PM   #15
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Doesn't the manual say what the blinking light means?
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