Laptop Suggestions

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  1. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm in a simular situation here. The wife is complaining that we should get a laptop. Ok,,lemme set the whole story here. As most of you know i'm still in the Stone Age with dial-up. I want to get Hi Speed Cable but the "Boss" ;D ;D ;D
    says "thats too much money for the internet, Netzero is good enough" SO now she wants to make a deal with me.
    My P/C is about 4 yrs old and she says it's taking up too much space. If we get a laptop we can get the cable internet connection......( Slick Ha? ) so anyway, I want to show her that a laptop is not as cheap as she thinks. ( she see these $899.00 laptops on sale in the paper ) If I were to get a laptop it would have to have a Big screen, hugh HD, lightning fast processor, plenty of RAM, capable of both read and write CD/DVD , hugh MB video card and awesome sound.
    ( Am I asking for too much ? ;D ) Along with the Laptop, a wireless router would be needed, etc, etc

    SO lay on me some ideas ..............so I can show her it's not gonna be as inexpensive as she thinks it's gonna be !
     
  2. guitarweasel

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    I'm gonna wait till they come out with a laptop with a 42" monitor. ;D
     
  3. Melj

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    I'm no Mac fanatic, but I have found the macbook and OSX to be more reliable and less prone to the 'issues' that PC compatibles do - as well as being infintely less susceptible to the evils of the internet. At the same time, I have no problem with application or file format compatibility between systems. That's a thing of the past...

    I had Dell laptops for a year or two while on the road as a software engineer (semiconductors) and found the IBM which replaced them to be much better. Battery life over half an hour was a bonus too. The replacement for the IBM (another Dell) went in the bin when it had to be held upside down in order to get it to boot...might have been a one off, of course, but then that's enough for me!! I have another Dell at work right now, which is slowly falling to bits in front of my eyes - and that's not worked very hard in the travelling sense. However, it has lasted nearly two years so...

    YMMV!!!
     
  4. SG Lou

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    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=11992.msg156935#msg156935 date=1168889406]
    I'm gonna wait till they come out with a laptop with a 42" monitor. ;D
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    I already got one of those,,,it's mounted on the wall of my living room !
     
  5. guitarweasel

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    [quote author=brucewayne131 link=topic=11992.msg156964#msg156964 date=1168892929]
    I already got one of those,,,it's mounted on the wall of my living room !
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    Show off! ;D
     
  6. gotdabluz

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    [quote author=Melj link=topic=11992.msg156954#msg156954 date=1168892357]
    I'm no Mac fanatic, but I have found the macbook and OSX to be more reliable and less prone to the 'issues' that PC compatibles do - as well as being infintely less susceptible to the evils of the internet. At the same time, I have no problem with application or file format compatibility between systems. That's a thing of the past...

    I had Dell laptops for a year or two while on the road as a software engineer (semiconductors) and found the IBM which replaced them to be much better. Battery life over half an hour was a bonus too. The replacement for the IBM (another Dell) went in the bin when it had to be held upside down in order to get it to boot...might have been a one off, of course, but then that's enough for me!! I have another Dell at work right now, which is slowly falling to bits in front of my eyes - and that's not worked very hard in the travelling sense. However, it has lasted nearly two years so...

    YMMV!!!


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    My company (actually a municipality) has been Dell exclusive for years, including laptops and have had very few issues with reliability . . . I will admit that IBM makes a superior top notch product . . . but when you have to standardize on one manufacturer (and you are paying with taxpayer dollars), you have to go with the best bang for the buck . . . and that goes to Dell

    We recycle machines about every four years and IBM is just too damn expensive. They can also be really difficult to deal with unless you are a really big business. Dell gives us a great product at a great price and excellent next-day onsite support and replacement when necessary. For most things I just call in for a replacement part when needed . . . but when I am really busy I just call them in and have them do the work for me. For the last six years, they have been our desktop and laptop supplier . . . and for the last two years our servers have been Dell installs. They also give us excellent pricing on software licensing. As someone who has to support a city-wide network of 300+ desktops, 30-40 laptops, and a dozen servers, I have no complaints.

    Oh . . . and it is true that Macs have been historically less susceptible to the 'evils' of the internet, and software exploitations, but that is no longer the case and rapidly changing. As a network security specialist, I subscribe to and receive US-CERT security bulletins on an almost daily basis, and I have noticed a trend where more and more attacks being directed at Apple products. It was only a matter of time.

    The same goes for Firefox and Mozilla browsers . . . no one is truly safe any more
     
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    They also have ones for under $500
     
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    [quote author=peterbright link=topic=11992.msg157067#msg157067 date=1168909367]
    They also have ones for under $500
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    rather anemic though
     
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    For wp and pp presentations they are fine. Just don't load much on one!
     
  11. bmwlover0725

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    Don't go with HP... thats all I can say.
     
  12. vkgphil

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    i saw an awesome deal at costco on a sony viao with carrying case (loaaded with vista) for $1400

    if i didnt have my dell xps id have been tempted... hell still am tempted
     

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