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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 12oz Elite Member

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    need help buying a laptop

    Discussion started by Mr. Mang - Jan 2, 2005

    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!
     
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    Get a mac, they're better for everything but games.
     
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  3. imported_Tesseract - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    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

    http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as2010.htm
     
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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    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.

    holla.
     
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    I cant trust a dell.

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

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    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?
     
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    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

    http://outpost.com/

    thats their website
     
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    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

    [​IMG]

    There are cheaper ones too with less battery life and are heavier.
     
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    mindvapors - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    Aviod Dell's and Compaq's.

    Oh, and dont forget those exploding batteries and rotting testicles.
     
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    CACashRefund - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    Agreed.
    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
     
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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    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.
     
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    Mr. Mang - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    thanks for the responses
     
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    iloveboxcars - Replied Jan 2, 2005

    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.
     
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    trackstand - Replied Jan 3, 2005

    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
     
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