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Old 01-08-2010, 10:05 AM
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Default loking for a laptop

looking to purchase a new laptop. not as high end as alienwhare but i dont want junk either. mid high end would work. any suggestions?
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:11 AM
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I like Dell's business line of Vostros. They have reinforced frames and none of the crapware you get on their consumer versions.

What are you looking to do with it?
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:28 AM
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I got one of these for Christmas and am very pleased:

Lots of storage, and a big damn screen for watching movies when a tv isn't practical. The battery life is not great though.
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Old 01-09-2010, 1:04 AM
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gateway P 7805U FTW!
i bought one of these laptops about 6 months ago and i am very, very pleased with it. super fast, DDR3 memory everywhere, 1GB video. i paid $810 for a refurb. here is one on ebay right now:
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Old 01-09-2010, 3:19 AM
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Originally Posted by B.D.Dubloon View Post
I got one of these for Christmas and am very pleased:

Lots of storage, and a big damn screen for watching movies when a tv isn't practical. The battery life is not great though.
At least that's not one of the 22,000 they just recalled because of burn/fire hazard.
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Old 01-14-2010, 5:22 PM
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I jsut got a new Toshiba A505D. has worked great for me. I also have a Dell for work and that has been very reliable
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Old 01-15-2010, 9:31 AM
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I got my toshiba satellite about a year ago. It had decent specs and, most notably, it's own dedicated 512MB graphics card. I paid ~$700 OTD for that, and any other brand with comparable specs was at least $1200. I have been very happy with it except for the battery life. They have longer life batteries that you can buy, but I've never gotten around to it.

Toshibas also tend to have very nice displays for their price range. In general, good bang for your buck.

Look around and see what prices you can get. Sometimes has decent older models, if you don't want the latest and greatest.
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Old 01-15-2010, 1:46 PM
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Whatever you do, avoid anything with a Celeron in it; best bet will be something with a dual core, preferably an Intel. The rest of the specs will be dependent on what you intend to do with the machine; if you're going to do some heavy gaming, stick to a desktop.

Even though I hear great things about Lenovo's products, my experience with their phone support has been dismal. I called in and was on hold for 35 minutes to cancel an order, only to have it ship a week later despite the call. I called in again to RMA it and was put on hold for 45 minutes, fortunately the RMA process went a little smoother.
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Old 01-15-2010, 2:31 PM
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What do you need this laptop for? Internet and word processing? Graphics intensive applications? There's different laptops for different purposes and at different price points.
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Old 01-15-2010, 9:02 PM
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best buy and fry's had the best prices for in store pickup on new units about a week ago. $3-350 gets you a perfectly good, fully functional laptop at 15.3". Be aware of the bloatware that will come with these, I believe they deliver or at least upgradable to windows 7, which I have found to be acceptable and much better than Vista.
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Old 01-15-2010, 9:18 PM
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Best buy is usually over priced. Walmart has some good laptops for cheap. Always order online too, from like Dell or gateway etc.
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I love my new HP dv6, much better than the Dell studio 15'' that only lasted 6 months before the mother board died.
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