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DO NOT buy a non-business Lenovo. They are utter crap. On the other hand, if you are cheaping out, buy a HP. They tend to have better performance and also are more durable at that particular price range. They also released a new line of Macbook-esque computers, so don't know how good those are. Definitely go with Asus if you are going to spend a bit more.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
acer, emachines, gateway, are all to stay away from



BUY, asus, apple, sony
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Avoid Acer laptops like they're the plague.

ASUS and MSI laptops are awesomely high-quality.
What's with the Acer hate?

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I lol'd.

No offence, but Acer is not a bad brand anymore.

I paid $1100 back in August for my 14" with an HD 5650 (for gaming) and a 9-cell battery (for 10 hours of battery). Although you don't need a good GPU, I'll wish you good luck, 'cause you won't find anything. You can't even get half decent 15" laptops in that price range if you want battery life.
I got my Acer Aspire 7740g from the egg in July-August of last year, and I love it! 17.3" screen, Core i5, Ati Mobility 5650, and 4 gigs of RAM for about $750. Sure it's huge and I get crappy battery life, but besides the one speaker going on it (remedied by buying the Logitech z305), it's awesome! I can play any game I can play at home with pretty close to the same settings.

This was my first Acer laptop, but I've been a fan of Acer displays for years, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did.
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What's with the Acer hate?



I got my Acer Aspire 7740g from the egg in July-August of last year, and I love it! 17.3" screen, Core i5, Ati Mobility 5650, and 4 gigs of RAM for about $750. Sure it's huge and I get crappy battery life, but besides the one speaker going on it (remedied by buying the Logitech z305), it's awesome! I can play any game I can play at home with pretty close to the same settings.

This was my first Acer laptop, but I've been a fan of Acer displays for years, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did.
To think I was about to post against buying an Acer.

Owned an Aspire 4710 myself. Was too freaking overpriced for a damned Core2 Duo model, got warm too fast, housing material was cheapass and attracted dust, the rubber feet and the screen lock came off after a good while, AND 1GB RAM + VISTA?

To top it off, the hinge is so poorly made, that the screen started going blank because of a defect with the connection to the motherboard. I Googled it and it turns out that this is a recurring defect with many Acer models.

So, congratulations that your Acer isn't crapping out on you. But from here on out, I am never buying another one of ther POS lappys again, and I would certainly advise against buying one.
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post #44 of 71
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I didn't say that nothing gets taken care of. I had my system registered and even sent them a electronic copy of my receipt and the first hurdle you face with them is overseas support. My support crew were all in India(no offense to the fine citizens of that nation) and they ran me through the wringer for an hour and a half as they constantly put me on hold. Which normally is not that bad, until you have to take a massive dump and don't want to be on hold anymore, don't want to hang up cause it took forever to get someone human on the line and don't wish to be crude and take the phone into the Can with you.

~Ceadder
I'm sorry, but if I have to sit through a painful 45+ minutes on and off hold waiting for satisfaction, I'm not going to forego satisfaction that's within my control just to spare them. Nothing personal with them, but if I suffer, we both suffer.
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I'm sorry, but if I have to sit through a painful 45+ minutes on and off hold waiting for satisfaction, I'm not going to forego satisfaction that's within my control just to spare them. Nothing personal with them, but if I suffer, we both suffer.
If it's about them I'd take the phone in without issue. It's about me. I don't invite people into the room in real life so why would I take the phone with me.

If I have to suffer through it you know the other person is going to be getting an earful, and did. I know that it's something we all do, but I like my privacy and regardless if they can hear what I'm up to, I'd rather not have to dwell on the thought and pinch it off before it goes there.

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post #46 of 71
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Recommending HP is a mixed bag. It really depends on the model you recommend. From model to model HP goes from solid as a rock to complete crap. Thats why I dont recommend HP as a brand.



The question is this:
Does your friend maintain his OS?
Or just run it until he buys a new computer.
A ThinkPad + CCleaner, cleaning up appdata now and then and other OS Maintenance would help.
Cleaning out MSConfig would help too.
Either way, I would rather have a laptop that doesn't quite perform at its full power if I can be sure I wont have to buy a new laptop for a long time.
Yes, he maintains it. But ignoring that, I'm talking even after a fresh install of XP it still seemed...weak. Tolerable and usable, but a bit weak. But I wouldn't advise anyone against them for that reason, I'd just tell them to get one with better hardware.
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post #47 of 71
Okay.. first of all, Acer makes great laptops and this misconception that they don't is pretty annoying. You want metal casing? Get a TimelineX.

Sony is definitely overpriced, but their build quality is not crap.

I have no experience with HP, Lenovo, or Asus laptops, however I feel that what's most important nowadays is a good warranty.
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Laptop got hijacked.
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post #49 of 71
Best bang for buck would be Toshiba. I've owned three Laptops by them and all three have done fantastic. You can easily find a nice laptop for your price range from Toshiba.
     
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Avoid apple?


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