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#1 Freespirit715

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

I am looking to purchase a laptop - want a larger screen - 17" - heard Dell is going public so not sure about future of their company. And read HP is getting out of the computer business. I have a Dell Inspiron 580 desktop that I use all the time but want something portable. I play games on facebook and surf the web alot, so I also need wireless capability. Basically would like a laptop I can use while I'm in bed. Any suggestions ? Could really use some adive here.

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

Do you have budget?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Would like to spend less than $1,000.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

One thing to consider is that if the Laptop will be running Windows 8, I would suggest to be sure to get one with a touch screen.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

The Toshiba Satellite S875-S7370 is a great laptop which has plenty of processing power while having a large screen that will suit you and it definitely last for quite awhile as the hardware is top notch. Also i suggest purchasing this laptop cooler because when you place the laptop on the bed or on your lap, it is basically blocking the vents which help cool down the laptop and this can eventually lead to a overheating laptop due to dust and hair getting clogged in the internal cooling system.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

Above all, I'd be looking at brands known for reliability and excellent customer service.

 

All brands will have the occasional defective laptop. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to purchase a defect, it is good peace of mind to know it will be fixed easily.

 

From personal experience, I've had good luck with repairs on Sonys and both the home and business lines of Lenovo.

 

YMMV.


Edited by mikeybikes, 08 February 2013 - 06:54 PM.





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