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Dont buy a HP pavilion or a pro/elitebook (or HP in general), they give a lot of problems, go llenovo or toshiba.
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post #32 of 79
Lenovo Thinkpad hands down. The keyboards are spill resistant, they're extremely durable and fast. I personally like their business look anyways.
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My girlfriend thinks its a good idea to rest FULL GLASSES/MUGS on unstable surfaces ALL THE F***ING time. She will rest it on the couch, bed, and just leave it and think it's not gonna spill.

Disregard women acquire electronics and gadgetry.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csscmaster3 View Post
Not sure this is the right place to be asking for a new wife
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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
>Sell Wife into slavery
>Get enough to buy laptop
>put wife back into kitchen
>?????
>Sammich!
LOL!!!! Nice comments guys, hahaha!!!!!!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by excelerater View Post
might dry out..I had one fall into water and 2 weeks later it was operational again
So I sold it LOL
Dude, that's just wrong...but HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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post #35 of 79
I would say avoid HP/Compaq. I have a Compaq and many of my friends have high-end HP laptops. Nothing but reliability issues have come from them. My brother's Acer laptop however has been going strong for a long time now, and he abuses that alot. Not sure what to recommend though, just thought I'd warn you on these two brands.
     
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post #36 of 79
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Originally Posted by M1nUrThr3t View Post
oh really? They have the best pricing especially compared to asus and sony like people are recommending. Dont state things you are not away of. Also they have top notch build quality.

Sager 5160 starting at $745 new SB and 3-5 hour battery life.
Sager 5160
Ummm.... first of all something i'm not "away" of? What does that mean. Second of all that laptop is starting at $745 and doesn't even include the OS. HE said he wanted to spend $800, so that doesn't really work does it????

I know several people with Sager/Clevo laptops and they are really nice.... I would have suggested it if they came in under his $800.
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post #37 of 79
I have a Toshiba satellite A135-S4527 for about 4 years already and is still in great shape. Mostly use it for just basic everyday use (internet, forums, chatting, and etc). I believe you'll find a pretty decent Toshiba laptop for way less than $800. Just took a few pictures just to show how my laptop has held up over the years.



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post #38 of 79
everybody has different opinions when it comes to laptops. HP went through a bad quality phase a couple years ago but they seem to have recovered. I use an Acer that ive had since 2008 and ive never had a problem

It is hard to give laptop suggestions, just pick something you like.
I for one cant stand toshibas, I hate the mouse buttons and trackpad, which would cause me to not buy one
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post #39 of 79
Lenovo or Asus. Asus because they have the highest reliability, and Lenovo because they have the highest build quality coupled with good reliability. Since it doesn't look like you're gonna be doing many intensive things, I'd recommend the Lenovo X120e. Base price is $399, but to get the most out of it you'll need to get the AMD Zacate E-350 (that bumps up the price by $40) and the 6-cell battery (add $50 to the price). Now we're at $489. You'll probably need more RAM, so I suggest you buy some an NewEgg instead of upgrading it at Lenovo's website since you'll save $60 and upgrading the RAM is easy (you just need to remove the bottom access panel) and won't void your warranty. If you want a faster and more spacious HDD, I recommend you get a 320GB or 500GB 7200RPM HDD at Newegg, as well. If you don't care about storage capacity much, you can get either a Crucial RealSSD or Samsung 470 SSD for $110-140 on Newegg instead. Again, you can upgrade the HDD and RAM easily and it won't void your warranty.

With the 6-cell battery, the X120e gets 6 hours of battery runtime in web browsing and productivity. It can also do casual gaming and more intense things because the CPU is better than an Atom and the GPU is comparable to the NVIDIA Ion. Build quality is top-notch, and it looks very professional.

So, a quick rundown:

Lenovo X120e+AMD Zacate E-350 CPU+6-cell Battery: $489

2GB Kingston DDR3 1333MHz RAM: $22

Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB 7200RPM: $60

Subtotal: $571
Total: $572

I think the Samsung Spinpoint MP4 is a better choice than the Western Digital Scorpio Black and the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 because, for one, the speed the WD has is negated by the fact that it has the horrible "IntelliPark" feature. What this "feature" does is that it parks the head of the HDD after it being inactive for 8 seconds and disregards the time set by the OS. The HDD will take around one second to come out of this state, so it may feel laggy. Not only that, parking an HDD's head will reduce its lifetime. As for the Seagate, the Spinpoint MP4 has a higher sequential and random read/write speeds and lower access times and it costs the same, and Samsung also packs their HDDs better so you have a lower chance of a DOA drive. For the RAM, Kingston is one of, if not the, best RAM manufacturer in the world (though it can be debated that Crucial is just as good). The laptop supports the RAM, so no problems there.

HD Tune Benchmarks:

Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB:
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/167/hm500jj.jpg

Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB:
http://www.clubOverclock.net/reviews...HDTuneRead.JPG
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Reviews for the Lenovo x120e:

Engadget

Laptop Mag

CNet

Hot Hardware

Also, since I forgot: here's a video on how to upgrade the RAM and HDD on the X120e:


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