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#1 Ziva

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:48 PM

I want to get a new laptop. A desktop replacement with either a 16" to 17" widescreen. What resolution gives the brightest, sharpest picture? I also want a screen that isn't glossy. Any suggestions?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

Your budget?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

My budget is about $1000 US.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:29 AM

Hey just noticed this topic seems to have fallen under the rader, I apologize, would something like this or this work for you? they both use LED screens and shouldnt be to glossy, have decent video cards and 17 inch screens as well as decent processing power.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:38 AM

I reckon the HP is a nice one to buy with it's good graphics card and processor.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

Both choices look great. Now it's just a matter of making up my mind. That's part of my problem. Making up my mind which maker to go with. I currently have an HP and I've been looking at those, but wonder if Asus or Toshiba or Dell or Gateway etc. would be slightly more reliable. In the 6 yrs I've had this one I had to replace the HD and the screen. I've never purchased anything from NewEgg or from any other electronics site other than Amazon. I always like to go and see and feel before deciding.

Thank you for your suggestions.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:15 PM

laptops, unfortunatly have a higher failure rate then desktops, its just part of it. In my experience, I like HP most because their quality is exceptional, but so is Toshiba and ASUS, but what stands out about HP is their customer service-I really like their customer service over other manufacturers Ive worked with. I would avoid Acers and dells-dells are hit and miss, some years they make good stuff other years so so, but their customer service is almost non existent which is the turn off for me-and with Acers, their cooling is substandard-even for a laptop.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:22 PM

Yes, I agree about HP service. They've always responded to my emails within an hour. Most times helpful a few times not. Most likely I'll stick with HP, though I've read where the quality of their products are not as good as it used to be. But I suppose like anything else it's hit or miss.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:56 AM

I believe the new HP model design are much more better then the previous models from 2008 and back. I haven't tried the new models yet but i reckon they are much more better then the older models.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:48 PM

I've never purchased anything from NewEgg or from any other electronics site other than Amazon. I always like to go and see and feel before deciding.


I don't know about helping you with your suggestion, but I've been dealing with NewEgg quite a bit recently (too much?) and can tell you that they are a first class operation.

While I like being able to go see and feel before buying too, and like to support local stores, when it comes down to price it's hard to beat NewEgg.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:02 PM

I deal with newegg a lot they're my primary parts supplier never had a problem with them

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