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post #61 of 71
All brands have good and bad models. Even Acer/HP/Gateway/Dell have good stuff.
Just do your due diligence and read online reviews/ watch youtube videos for that particular product.

i suggest getting a 13". This is the ideal blend of portability and screen size with enough typing comfort. And if u choose the right one, you also get decent performance at a fair price.

How does 3.7lbs, 1-inch thick, nvidia graphics, and atleast 7+ real hours of battery sound?
Asus UL30vt/jc/jt alllll the way. ~$600-$650

If that ideal notebook is $100 more than your budget, consider saving up a bit longer and get something that really suits your needs. A hundred bucks divided by 3-4 years of ownership isnt much, so dont skimp or settle for less.
Edited by cozmo5050 - 2/26/11 at 8:15am
    
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post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by AmpGuitarChase;12469378 
I'm shopping for a laptop for college. I've been checking out Newegg.com, but I'm not sure what name brands or types to avoid.
I've been told Asus or Intel were among the best name brands to check for, but I'm just trying to check all my possibilities.

I've got a budget of $400-$500 (with about $100 wiggle room), and I was looking for a long battery life, and about a 17in. screen.
Help is appreciated!

asus is good brand high quality, good prices and one of the best warranty in the net.

Acer have almost the same thing but the quality is a little bit less them asus but prices are more cheaper them others

remember more you pay better quality you will get and more year it will live biggrin.gif
post #63 of 71
In Australia we have Problems with HP Laptops all the time, we had them fail all the time at our school until we got Acer ones...

Not all HP ones are bad just some are really horribly made..
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post #64 of 71
Avoid Toshiba like you would avoid a rabid bubonic rat.

I must have used at least 50. All of them poorly made. they wobble like mad and feel cheaply made.
     
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post #65 of 71
I would steer clear from Acer. Their QA is lacking, from my experience. I lump Gateway in the same category as they are also manufactured by Acer.
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post #66 of 71
Dell all the way.

We got a 4 year old latitude D630 working great.
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post #67 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaTherion View Post
I would steer clear from Acer. Their QA is lacking, from my experience. I lump Gateway in the same category as they are also manufactured by Acer.

Acer has stepped up their game recently
Just go to notebook review forums and check it out!

Acer has an excellent performance/$ ratio imo
post #68 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

Acer has stepped up their game recently
Just go to notebook review forums and check it out!

Acer has an excellent performance/$ ratio imo
The AS7741G-7017 is a pretty recent model, unless things have changed in the last 6 months.
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post #69 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowful View Post
Avoid apple?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I lol'd.

Anyway, I have had bad experiences with Dell, Acer, and Toshiba. I had some old Dell business laptop (I forget what model it was, I no longer have it.) and it was just horrid. Although I hear the new Dell XPS models are great. But I currently have an MSI GX630 15" laptop and the battery life isn't the greatest but I still love it.

Brands I reccomend: HP, MSI, ASUS, Compaq (they're cheap and decent for average computing), Lenovo, Gateway, Apple

Stay far away from: Dell, Acer, Toshiba

EDIT: Actually, it's give or take with HP. The new ENVY line is nice, but the HP Pavillion DV2000 I had was terrible, the mainboard was screwed up, and I believe there was a recall for that problem on that line of laptops.
Edited by xJavontax - 2/26/11 at 11:27pm
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post #70 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
why do you NEED a 17incher? why not just a 15.4"?

and if you need lots of battery life. buy an extra battery
Yeah just buy a $150 battery to back up your limited power budget Notebook.

That's the ticket.

btw for those interested HP is Dell(the latter being a subdivision of...) now and has been for awhile. Draw your own conclusions of this.

~Ceadder
Edited by Ceadderman - 2/27/11 at 3:41am
 
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