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Originally Posted by Volvo;11809661 
Oh, so they run warmer.
Try putting a MacBook on your lap then.

This thing's been on my lap for the past 5-hour plane ride. I'm not feeling anything. Am i missing something? MacBook Air 11" to be clear.

I have a 2007 17" HP Pavilion DV something. Build quality felt flimsy, and 1 year and 1 day after the date of purchase, the screen went black. Paid to send it in, and the guy couldn't fix it, even after replacing everything replaceable, (mobo, screen, everything else attached) it still wouldn't turn on. just my luck, eh?
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Originally Posted by TurboTurtle;11798380 
Completely false. HP notebooks are just expensive paperweights.

^What he said +1. HP is fine and dandy, until you have a problem and they charge you $700 for some trivial part that would be like, $30 on a Dell or Acer and available everywhere, without having to buy it through some special scalper at a call center.
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Just bought my dad a HP DV6 (can't remember the model no. specifically) but it has some of the highest build quality (on the outside at least) I've seen in a laptop that isn't a macbook pro (don't deny it, they are very high build quality). Now I can't speak for the breaking down side of it since I've never owned a HP before, and this laptop is practically new but from the experiences I've had so far I'd rate HP highly (hardware wise, the crapware installed sort of wrecks it, I spent a good hour just uninstalling all of the unneeded software that would just slow the PC down. You should not have to do that with a new laptop).
Edited by jackeyjoe - 12/29/10 at 4:43pm
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Originally Posted by tubers;11811080 
With all the complains.. Should I buy apple then?

If you want an overpriced machine with a weak processor and antique video - perhaps. Throw in the bloated, low performance OS that can't be customized, and the lack of choice in software for it, and you are all set. Oh, and Apple knows how to hijack your computing experience, from the bloatware you are forced to run, to eye candy screen barf like Coverflow, and the brain damage that is Stacks (where barf is emitted from the Dock)...

I don't think anyone is making good laptops these days. If the price is "good", then the machine is "too weak" to run regular software. And if you find a machine that is "right" for regular software, the price will be "not so good". Not to mention the various concessions that various brands stiff you with on their models, from dithered, low quality screens, ultrapolished glossy screens that are impossible to use if there is any lighting near by, cases made out of the cheapest of plastics, batteries that can't go the distance advertised, and so on...

It is a tough decision in this day and age, even if price is not much of an issue.
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Originally Posted by Siigari;11820602 
Why is Sandy Bridge even coming with discrete graphics? I thought the entire purpose of Sandy Bridge was on-board DX10.1?
Obviously, some people (gamers etc) are going to want more powerful GPUs than the on-die SB one, while still keeping the CPU performance SB gives you.
 
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Ive sold hundreds of HP laptops, Had one fail, covered by HP business warranty. repaired in two days onsite.

HP are great in my opinion!
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Originally Posted by pr0bie;11822808 
Ive sold hundreds of HP laptops, Had one fail, covered by HP business warranty. repaired in two days onsite.

HP are great in my opinion!

cool story bro

i totally agree everyone everywhere should buy an hp so i can go from making around 2k$ a week alone from HP to repair their weaksauce products to more $

DV series! FTW!

btw that is outa warranty money , multiple class action lawsuits against HP are tell tales of their superiority over any else . that includes their customers
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If you want an overpriced machine with a weak processor and antique video - perhaps. Throw in the bloated, low performance OS that can't be customized, and the lack of choice in software for it, and you are all set. Oh, and Apple knows how to hijack your computing experience, from the bloatware you are forced to run, to eye candy screen barf like Coverflow, and the brain damage that is Stacks (where barf is emitted from the Dock)...

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It is a tough decision in this day and age, even if price is not much of an issue.
So at the end of the day what is your "top of the head" recommendation for 1200 bucks for a well rounder lappy w/ what you think's a decent brand (w/c probably means support and build quality?)?
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meanwhile, while everyone rants about hp...

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?sort=2a&products_id=49876
WANT!

Man, I wish that Best Buy actually cared about enthusiasts customers people. I'm going to get a really crappy version of that laptop (maybe) and sell it for probably close to the same price as that one will retail for.
     
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