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post #21 of 71
Mannn I hate vaios. I have never ever dealt with a worse laptop honestly. My ex had one and we got it swapped for a different one a few times and the issues we had were ridiculous.
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post #22 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;12469469 
long battery life + 17in. screen = good freakin luck

qft

You're going to have to sacrifice either battery life, or screen size, or both to get what you want, and in that price range.
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post #23 of 71
Avoid Acer laptops like they're the plague.

ASUS and MSI laptops are awesomely high-quality.
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post #24 of 71
17 inch screen with long battery life means your going to have to go with HP Buisness. Which means it will be expensive. The extra battery itself is already around $250.
Edited by Citra - 2/21/11 at 12:25pm
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post #25 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRValle;12471331 
I loved my Sony Vaio...just sayin. It was pricey but well worth every dollar spent

Ive seen some really nice ones too.
And my buddy just bought a really nice i5-580m, ATi Mobility 5670 one.
They look good, perform well, and get the job done.
But they only really get priced well once you get to about $900+
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post #26 of 71
I've noticed some people on here say to avoid HP... but I've had two HP laptops now (the first one I got in high school, and right before college I decided to buy myself a new one and gave my old one to my girlfriend, at the time). I've had minimal problems with both of them. Actually, I never had a problem with the first one.

The only problems I've had with my current one is a bad power controller (replaced under warranty), and it took a fall from my lofted bed (about a 6 foot drop or so) onto the screen. All that happened was it broke the plastic for the case, which again was replaced under warranty (this one was an accidental damage extended warranty, though). Otherwise, it's been a solid computer. The AMD chip leaves a bit to be desired (1.8Ghz Turion X2)... but it's miles ahead of what my old AMD chip was (1.8Ghz Athlon64).
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir;12471237 
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 don't know... my friend has a Lenovo and I swear it doesn't preform the way it should given the hardware it has... it's on par with my computer even though it has twice the amount of RAM and (in my opinion) a better processor. And even when reverting it back to XP it still leaves a bit to be desired as well. But build quality was simply great, I love their matte finish.
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post #27 of 71
I love my HP too, Ive had my share of computers and honestly the only one I wasnt crazy about was a Dell desktop I had for a while...all opinions
post #28 of 71
my hp g60 is good for what it is, and it was in your price range, i think a g72 or g62 would do well for you.

my warning though, clean the heat sink with compressed air once a week at least, or it will get so clogged you have to take the whole damn thing apart to get to the heatsink and remove a hairball the size of a dollar folded in half, and to make it worse, the heatsink is the absolute last piece you get to when you take it apart
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post #29 of 71
Hello, I like what everyone posted above, but I think I know what you need. I just recently bought my laptop it's an HP and packs a heck of alot of power in it too. It has switchable graphics so for longer battery or high preformance. It's only 600$ after MIR and packs the power of a HP Envy. Highly recommanded.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834157466&cm_re=pavilion_dv6-_-34-157-466-_-Product

Good Luck:D
post #30 of 71
Lenovo ThinkPad, Asus, Toshiba, and HP.
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