What companies do you buy from?

Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by nm+, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. grunger

    grunger Ancient Guru

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    Lenovo.
    Not quite the real IBM deal, but IMHO the only laptop worth buying is a Thinkpad (X series if possible)

    My day to day laptop is a X31, 4 years old, 2GB ram and a new disk + Win7 runs like a dream if you don't want games.
     
  2. metaltoiletry

    metaltoiletry Maha Guru

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    I've owned an Acer Travelmate, which I got back in 2006 and still works. I've had a Gateway FX gaming laptop that I got over a year ago and still works. Right now I have a Lenovo and I love it.

    So I can recommend:
    Lenovo
    Gateway
    Acer

    Haven't had problems with any of them.
     
  3. Imglidinhere

    Imglidinhere Master Guru

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    Toshiba is quickly rising with the masses. Their Qosmio series looks promising and the pricing is as good as any other manufacturer. :D
     
  4. rcca

    rcca Member Guru

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    Laptops

    Don't laugh, but my is a HP 15.4 Dv6225 AMD Turion 64X2/ 2GBMemory.
    Nvidia Go 6150 GPU, plugit in my 50" Panasonic Plasma, and looking good.
    I have had it about 4yrs. the only thing that went out on it was the WiFi, would got 200.00 to fix it, so I use a USB WiFI adpater with short antena built on it, works great.
    Still a keeper on the L/T, I love my Desktop, mainly I use, and a Touc iPod 16GB.
    Oh! Laptop was a sell price bought for $699.99, of course there are better L/T now with Hdmi, and better GPU, and proccesors for about what I paid for mine.
    I'll wait until L/T take a complete burn out till I get another one.
    Ron
     

  5. Vector

    Vector Ancient Guru

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    Toshiba
     
  6. Loster

    Loster Member Guru

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    i got a Sager laptop . and its fantastic.
     
  7. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    My Netbook is Acer and has survived two years so far without a single problem, despite touring the world thrown in a back pack and been taken to uni in a backpack daily.
     
  8. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    Just got a Lenovo Thinkpad T410s.
    ****ing awesome.
     
  9. LuckyJack_tx

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    This is ALienware m17xr3 is my desktop replacement since my i7 desktop that ive had posted in the rig gallery forums for a while now, was stolen :bang: :(. SO far its been very good.

    i7-2630m
    8gb
    2x320 R0
    1gb 6870m
    DVD Burner since HTPC has blu-ray.
     
  10. p0ppa

    p0ppa Master Guru

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    never get HP or COMPAQ (they are the same thing)

    for:

    - worst build quality
    - worst customer support and maintenance
    - really bad hardware configurations
    - uses cheap hardware, mostly seen in RAM and harddrive
    - really bad and useless pre-installed HP-branded software
    - crap looks
    - what else?
     

  11. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    I have a sony vaio which i didnt buy (company gift).

    Its good, 2years working fine and battery still 90% life (only lost 10% capacity). ALtho i had to change default fan because it was broken (changed it manually, didnt want to bother company)

    Personally maybe i would go with asus.
     
  12. RandyB

    RandyB Banned

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    They make great doorstops; but a tad expensive for a doorstop.
     
  13. zipper

    zipper Master Guru

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    Pah, the business Compaqs are decent but ugly and pricey. Mine did quite well, no problems.
     
  14. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    I got a thinkpad T410s a few months ago (it is now discontinued) I got it on sale, has a Arrandale i5 rather than Sandy bridge and a nvs 3100m. Nothing special on the inside, but I am impressed with the packaging. This is my second T series notebook. They are just so well built and designed. Even the keyboard clearly has thought behind it.

    While shopping it has become pretty clear to me that no one but Apple and Lenovo are really designing notebooks rather than putting some stickers on generic designs. The lenovos really are worth the premium. This thing is built like a tank.
    I almost bought a macbook air, but the performance just wasn't there as they were core2 only then.
     
  15. mmicrosysm

    mmicrosysm Master Guru

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    Dell (NON-GAMING)

    Latitude 100L P4 2.8Ghz (little power house) 6+ years and still used and original battery still holds a good charge.

    Vostro 1400 Core 2 Duo 1.4Ghz (Wife's)

    Inspiron 1720 Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz (Dual 500GB HDD)
     
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  16. dzutrinh

    dzutrinh Master Guru

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    Got 3 laptops and a netbook lol

    Apple Macbook Pro early 2008
    Lenovo Thinkpad R60

    Toshiba L510 (for my wife)
    Gateway LT20 (for my daughter)

    and a dead HP zv5000 if it count.
     
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  17. kikstyo

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    Asus, ibm, sony
     
  18. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    I happen to think HP builds excellent laptops. I have owned two so far and never had a problem with either one. They're sturdy, durable and give great performance for the buck. The first one was a Dv5215us model I got on clearance from Circuit City in 2006 for $699. I used it for everything, including gaming, until I bought my new one 3 months ago. I got it for $599 at Staples and I love it.Specs were/are:

    Dv5215us
    Processor--AMD Turion64 ML-34 1.8ghz single core
    Video-- Radeon Xpress200M with 128mb dedicated VRAM (not system RAM)
    RAM-- 2gb PC2700 DDR
    HDD-- Fujitsu 80gb IDE
    Optical drive--DVD burner made by LG

    Dv6-6140us
    Processor--AMD A8-3500M APU Quad core max 2.4ghz
    Video--Radeon 6620G integrated in APU using 512mb of system RAM and able to use up to 3gb
    RAM--6gb DDR3-1333 dual channel
    HDD-- Hitachi 640gb SATA
    Optical Drive--DVD burner and BluRay player

    The new one plays Dead Island and DiRT3 in DX11 mode without a hitch on a mixture of medium and high settings. I totally disagree about HP having poor build quality and using cheap components. That has not been my experience at all. I can't vouch either way for the service support because quite simply, I've never had to use it. HP all the way for me. I would rate them above all other laptop makers except ASUS but in bang for the buck, they even beat them.
     
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  19. ThugRen

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    Well I have to say I like my Panasonic tough book at work. I has taken a few odd bangs and dings. But As for Personal. I would say of its cost HP is a decent once you get ride of all the HP extra Software Crap and get over a few of there hardware glitch's. I had a HP 2910CA, I love it! But It had the Problem with the Heatsink Issue to the GPU, and If I would have gotten to it before i lost one of the resistor's off GPU. I would still have it. But I am ordering a HP C-50. I am not a big fan of those ATI Chipsets.

    IBM- is over priced and there such a piece of crap and so limited.
    Sony- is a Over Price HP..
    Dell- is a poor grade laptop now and there support is pretty limited.
    Acer is cheap but you get what you pay for with this one..
    HP- is Descent
    Alienware - Is Just for the Crazy ass Gamers. But Sold out too Dell.
    ASUS is a close to the Acer but it bit more you get a bit more
    ECS- wasn't bad laptop for its time.
    Toshiba was another bad experience there laptop only last a Year max.
    MSI - was another decent one.
    And Stay away from E-Machines! There Just Ugly and nothing good comes from E-machine!!
     
  20. Dala

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    Wat?

    I bought an E-Machines e642g for 390€ a few months ago as a university laptop.

    Upgraded it with an additional 4GB DDR3 1666mhz RAM (total 6GB) and an A-data SSD 64GB s596 turbo. It totally destroys every single laptop in my class, and they are running Macs, HP's, Asus, Acer and Dell, all in the 800€-1000€ pricerange.

    I'm VERY satisfied with my e-machine, and i intend to stick with it for atleast 3 years.
     

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