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which brand is best for laptop

post #1 of 38
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thinking of buying a laptop soon. just want to know which brand is better to buy,

Options:
1. Acer
2. Gateway
3. Sony
4. Tobshiba
5. Alienware
6. Dell
7. Others?
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post #2 of 38
7. other

I know that most people buy ASUS for gaming.

But, really...

You have to consider the following:

1) Price
2) Portability
3) Speed
4) Appearance
5) Quality

*These are not arranged in any specific order.



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post #3 of 38
ya Id add ASUS to that list. Probably 1st or 2nd. Acers and Hps are two of my favorites also.
    
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I have had 2 Toshiba laptops. The one I currently own is a Qosmio, which is top line. I have it since April 06 and it caused me one problem. One night the mobo and vid card died but that was replaced under warranty. The other model was a much more problematic one. Its a Satellite one that my dad has which caused so many people to file a class action suit against Toshiba, because they had a lot of problems. Otherwise it runs fine now after like 4 trips to their repair place.

Toshiba is OK but I have seen from friends and others that Dells, HP's and Sony Vaios are great Laptops!

Asus supposedly makes some bad ass laptops too!

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post #5 of 38
I've only had experience with IBM and they're rock solid enterprise-type laptops. On the consumer end, my housemate has spilled a full glass of water on (and in) her Compaq and it's still going. My other housemate's Dell has failed him miserable with a host of different problems. I think it really depends on how you treat your hardware and software for the most part.
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post #6 of 38
I have a gateway laptop, besides the short battery life (A64 4000+ @ 2.6ghz in a laptop lol) its been great, only issue was one of the plastic hinges cracked on it, but gateway was nice about it and covered the shipping and repairs to get it all pretty again So I'd say they're pretty good.
post #7 of 38
I'd go with IBM/Lenovo for reliability and rock solid performance. Unless your wanting to go with hard gaming.
    
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post #8 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by DELL-HATER View Post
If you get Dell, I'll kill you!


Dell-Hater
lol don't read my previous recommendations on lappies then.

personally i love dell laptops for work and classes. their service is stellar if you get their warraties. not so much for gaming, but moreso for general use and work/classwork.

IBM thinkpads are great work and class lappies as well. nearly indestructible and the components will continue to work so long as the PCB doesnt snap (even if the casing itself does O.o)

Toshiba's are good "middle of the pack" laptops. competitive specs and pricepoint, but nothing amazing that makes them stand apart.

HP has one of the best pricepoints and specs, but you pay for the weight and battery life. and they can get friggin huge (thickness) as well.

Panasonic's Toughbooks are the work/travel computers. they don't play games, but if you've got a conference to go to you'll appreciate the size and weight. and if you want to, i dunno, drop it down stairs or fall down to a concrete floor... it'll usually survive just fine barring extreme circumstances.

edit-------------------
forgot Sony
their Vaio's are friggin amazing. i love working with them, great design, specs, but not so awesome pricepoint. expect to pay ~$2000 for one O.O
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post #9 of 38
Dell or Acer...both make really good laptops. And Dell has laptops with 1920x1200 screens
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post #10 of 38
O I forgot...my sis has a small Gateway Laptop. I don't know what model but it hasn't caused her any problems and she had it since Fall '05. I know it has a Celeron and the battery last a while!
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