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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.
Actually it does. He can just use the cdkey off of his now dead laptop :]

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And to the OP, sager is a company that buys laptop shells and assembles your laptop per your specifications. Then there's Clevo who sells the shells and the reseller assembles your laptop in their shop. Pretty much the same thing, so you need not worry about it. They sell high quality and high spec laptops, starting at ~$800 for their current low end sandybridge model (np5160)

I usually recommend sager/clevo as most people are looking for a laptop that plays games or is a graphical work powerhouse, but you didnt say you needed anything powerful cpu or gpu wise, so you really dont need to spend $800. I would look into the thinkpad x120e and hp dmz1. The thinkpad will run you a bit more money for the same specs, but everyone knows the durability of a thinkpad, it's worth it to spend the extra $100 or whatever. And as a plus, you can tell your wife you bought a spill resistant laptop :] (youtube thinkpad+water)
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I absolutely LOVE my Lenovo ThinkPad W500. The warranty service is spectacular (speak to an IBM employed rep in Georgia, paid next day air shipping all ways, same morning repair in my experience). It's a solidly built laptop that I can rely on. It's survived a small water spill on the keyboard, a drop from ~3-4 ft while running, and general rough handling for a couple of years now. My previous laptop was a Lenovo Z60t and I loved that machine as well.

Thinkpads have an internal magnesium cage that strengthens the chassis so you can lift it from a corner without worry. The back of the LCD is also protected- other laptops I've dissected only had a plastic backing (Pentium 3 business class HP and Compaq machines). I can press HARD anywhere on the back of my display and there isn't a single distortion in the LCD panel.
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Given your wife, you should look into a Toughbook
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Given your wife, you should look into a Toughbook
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Actually it does. He can just use the cdkey off of his now dead laptop :]

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And to the OP, sager is a company that buys laptop shells and assembles your laptop per your specifications. Then there's Clevo who sells the shells and the reseller assembles your laptop in their shop. Pretty much the same thing, so you need not worry about it. They sell high quality and high spec laptops, starting at ~$800 for their current low end sandybridge model (np5160)

I usually recommend sager/clevo as most people are looking for a laptop that plays games or is a graphical work powerhouse, but you didnt say you needed anything powerful cpu or gpu wise, so you really dont need to spend $800. I would look into the thinkpad x120e and hp dmz1. The thinkpad will run you a bit more money for the same specs, but everyone knows the durability of a thinkpad, it's worth it to spend the extra $100 or whatever. And as a plus, you can tell your wife you bought a spill resistant laptop :] (youtube thinkpad+water)
Actually you can't use the cd key off the laptop with win7..... it won't work... they definitely changed something with Dell/HP etc win7 and laptops. If it is XP, then not sure.....
EDIT: yes i know this because i've tried.... even if you have the actual key for a Dell laptop (this is for Win7), you can put it in and it won't work. And that is if you are going from dell to dell. With XP it is different, again with the dells... you can use the key from the laptop and it will work with the reinstall cd. XP with the business laptops (Latitude) you don't even need the key, just the reinstall cd. Same with Optiplex desktops i think...
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I've had my HP 2 years now and it's fine. My HP netbook is doing well too

I'd recommend Lenovo. I've got an IBM-era ThinkPad X31, it's 8 years old, and has spent that long being bashed around in a car garage, and although its screen is gone (taken to replace an X60 LCD that got backed over by a car), it's still going. It's only within the past fortnight that the HDD has been developing a couple of bad sectors (Hitachi DeathStar)

Lenovo will be wife-proof.
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Sony good reliability? No not at all.... sony is overpriced and not worth it. I say HP, Lenovo or Dell are all good if you don't buy the cheapest ones. Dell inspirions are cheap for the most part. I like the latitudes (business line). The HP 8440p is a nice business laptop too. Seems really solid.... Lenovo makes some really solid laptops as well. Asus has great specs on some of theirs but i know nothing about them. Of course it depends on what you want to do with it. I would say go with a Lenovo or HP business line if you don't want a dell. If you need discrete graphics, not sure which one is best.... hope that helps...
I hope you are joking. How many Sony laptop returns have you seen? I have seen a total of 2 out of like over 1000+ in the past two years. HP has horrible trackpads and Dell is..well just Dell, getting a replacement for anything is a nightmare.

Toshibas are also great too. I recommend the Portege series, but its up to you.
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Too bad you didnt post this yesterday, Woot had an Asus 15.6 inch core i5 laptop for $505 shipped.
    
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Lenovo ThinkPad + Parts Exchange (new ssd/hdd and new RAM. There's a BIOS lockdown which won't let you change the networking card).
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SAGER!!! /thread
Its going to be a bit over budget for a good one:

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP5160
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