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need help buying a laptop

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mr. Mang, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    i'm thinking of getting a laptop soon. i'm never in the same place very long and hate having to lug around a desktop everywhere i go. plus my desktop is gettign a bit dated.

    any suggestions on a good place to buy/brand? i'll probably have to make payments on the damn thing... broke!
  2. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Get a mac, they're better for everything but games.
  3. Macs are more expensive since you mentioned the $$ part and ofcourse less flexible when it comes to finding whatever you want in terms of software (i supose you wont be willing to buy software)...i dunno if they're big in america but ACER is dominating in europe, i've used one for a good 10 day period and it fuckin rocked

  4. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    trying to get a notebook with not much money = bad idea.

    you can get away with that shit on a desktop, but a notebook... nope.

    id save some extra pennies before buying one.

    if you go with dell, get a 600m. not only does it only weigh like 5 pounds or so, but you get about 4 - 4 1/2 hours battery life with the pentium M processor.

  5. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    I cant trust a dell.

    I just switched to mac...........boyeeee
  6. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    i'm willing to drop some $ on it. i can pay for it as i go. that's what i'll probably do. i'm just not really a mac person. i dont feel like learning a whole new OS and going through all of that. im just looking for a PC.

    any brands/things i should stay away from?
  7. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    go to Fry's, its like a huge electronic store... i only know of 2 in california, but they got the mean deals on every electronic gizmo


    thats their website
  8. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    Sony Vaio T Series
    Ultimate power and portability

    * 3.1 pounds
    * 10.6" WXGA1 with XBRITE™ Technology
    * Up to 8.5 hours of battery life
    * Feature-packed. Distinctive.
    * Designed for real-world agility


    There are cheaper ones too with less battery life and are heavier.
  9. mindvapors

    mindvapors Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 9, 2003 Messages: 6,422 Likes Received: 79
    Aviod Dell's and Compaq's.

    Oh, and dont forget those exploding batteries and rotting testicles.
  10. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Dells are garbage. Theyre always having some kind of malfunction with them, thats probably why they have that 24/7 support. Compaqs, ive never had a problem with them. My own computer is use for gaming, but the same manufacturer makes computers for other uses check it out www.alienware.com
  11. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    all computers have defects sometimes. dell's do i'd say because they sell so many, sometimes to meet demands they probally arent put together the best that they could be. but the truth is, all of them have problems sometimes.

    if i wasnt getting a dell (which by the way i do got one, that 600m i recommended, and my shits ill) but if i was going elsewhere id go with a compaq probally.

    sony and toshiba are ok to, but ive had a lot of customers complaining about them to.

    which gets me back to my point that nobody's shit is perfect all the time. its man made.
  12. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    thanks for the responses
  13. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    dont go for big names. search the interweb for the smaller companies. you will get less in terms of customer service, such as tech support lines and warranty type deals. but the computers with the same hardware cost more when they come from your dell or gateway or.. whatever the fuck else.
  14. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
  15. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
    I'd check Craigslist, especially in College Towns that surround you. You can often find good deals. A friend of mine got a G4 Powerbook for $500 and it was in good condition. I'd go with an Apple. Dells do suck. Also, check Ebay