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New Laptop

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#1 ravishah


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 03:27 PM

I need to find a new laptop for college. I want one that is durable and won't bleep out on me after a month or two. Any brands you might want to suggest? Or any specs you might encourage? Thanks

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#2 junkdk


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 11:46 PM

Dear Rav,

It depends really on how much you want to spend.

I would stick with the majors though.

Sony, Dell, Apple, Panasonic and so on.

I would love to have a Power book G4 from Apple. From the people I know that own them say its the best laptop ever made.

Since I use a Windows platform and maybe you, that may not be the case.

An upgraded Dell works good as well but it's a little noisy.

Sony has some nice stuff too.

Research heavy on this because Laptops cost megabucks.

Let us know,

junkdk :thumbsup:
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#3 violet_phoenix


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:43 PM

I just finished my freshman year of college with a Dell notebook; and I must say I'm never buying a Dell again. Everyone in my dorm with my model laptop; the Inspirion 5150; had it bleep out on them. Likely a faulty parts batch; since we all purchased our laptops around the same time; but having the motherboard replaced before the laptop is a year old says something to me. I had doubts about Dell to begin with but my parents (who paid for it) insisted. I'm now saving up my money to build myself a desktop for when this computer kicks the bucket; I doubt this laptop will last my entire undergraduate career.

Other things to consider: people in my dorm had problems with Toshiba and IBM also.
I don't know much about those issues; and if you know how to handle your computer and don't get a lemon (like the 5150, which was taken off the market shortly after I bought mine), you'll probably be all right.

My friend has an avertec that is wonderful; I'd research that brand. I try not to look as I have no money...

Best of Luck.

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