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Acer, Asus. Definitely avoid HP, Compaq etc.
post #12 of 71
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
Acer, Asus. Definitely avoid HP, Compaq etc.
Dell or HP donsumer-grade. Both of their business lines are good.
post #13 of 71
acer, emachines, gateway, are all to stay away from



BUY, asus, apple, sony
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One more thing. Everyone will have a preference on brands but truth be told most are coming equipped with Intel or AMD components and both brands are reputable. I personally prefer Intel CPUs and others may not. The best advice I can give is go to a box store and play for a little bit. See which features you can't live without. Also check for sturdiness, does it feel solid or does it feel cheap. But with that said most manufacturers make a quality product, so whether you purchase a Dell or an ASUS the guts are most likely the same or very similar.
post #15 of 71
Why I am I the only person who ever seems to recommend Lenovo...
They are the closest thing to a tank Laptops have.
Lenovo makes some of the best buisness class laptops on the market. And Business class means better reliability, better case quality, and usually better support.
Lenovo laptops are crazy durable, they perform well, they last for ever and they are priced well for the level of quality you get.
You might get an ASUS, Acer or Toshiba that performs better for the same price. But it will have nowhere near the Build Quality of the Lenovos.
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post #16 of 71
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Why I am I the only person who ever seems to recommend Lenovo...
They are the closest thing to a tank Laptops have.
Lenovo makes some of the best buisness class laptops on the market. And Business class means better reliability, better case quality, and usually better support.
Lenovo laptops are crazy durable, they perform well, they last for ever and they are priced well for the level of quality you get.
You might get an ASUS, Acer or Toshiba that performs better for the same price. But it will have nowhere near the Build Quality of the Lenovos.
I personally find lenovo build quality lacking when compared to the thinkpads of old (T31,T40)
    
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post #17 of 71
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
acer, emachines, gateway, are all to stay away from

BUY, asus, apple, sony
You just recommended apple and sony (especially at this price bracket) and said Acer does not make good laptops.
Try again...

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I personally find lenovo build quality lacking when compared to the thinkpads of old (T31,T40)
Granted, But its still head and shoulders above the other companies.
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post #18 of 71
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You just recommended apple and sony and said Acer does not make good laptops.
Try again...
apple is on a whole different level of build quality way higher than acer or gateway, thanks to aluminum unibodies. Sony blows though and is overpriced
    
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post #19 of 71
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apple is on a whole different level of build quality way higher than acer or gateway, thanks to aluminum unibodies. Sony blows though and is overpriced
Yup. Apple has fantastic build quality...for $1200. Thats not in his price range.
I have seen some hella nice $900 Vaio desktop replacements. But I agree, Sony is horrible unless you spend obscene amounts of money. And even then its quality is low.
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post #20 of 71
I loved my Sony Vaio...just sayin. It was pricey but well worth every dollar spent
Edited by CRValle - 2/21/11 at 12:18pm
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