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post #11 of 18
Lenovo, Asus, and Toshiba are the only mainstream laptops id consider.

if its not pink, just paint/sticker/case it
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post #12 of 18
ASUS - Pretty high defect rate overall, good gaming laptops for the price. Decent netbooks. Slow RMA
HP - Solid built machines, good features, all trackpads on new models are bollocks. Easy RMA, fast fix.
Dell - I can't say anything since we have not sold many Dells
Toshiba - Good systems, great specs, TERRIBLE OS/PROGRAMS (Do a clean format when you get it), RMA is on par with ASUS, maybe a bit worse.
Lenovo - Pretty good build quality and specs, designed for business usage, no RMA experience, The screens are meh (not amazing).
Acer - Decent build with new laptops, terrible-okay RMA.
MSI - Tend to get hot, but great features for a good price, decent RMA

Those are my opinions.
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post #13 of 18
Lenovo, apple and toshiba I'd recommend first, then after that tier, Dell and asus. I like acers stuff but there rma sucks. Hp is horrid in everything except warranty but once it expires you are screwed. They have a gigantic failure rate.
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post #14 of 18
I have bought 3 refurbished Acer laptops and they all have been great. I would recommend Acer for sure.
    
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post #15 of 18
I have an HP, pretty solid, nice invisi track pad, was barely even bloated.
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post #16 of 18
You'll hear of experiences across the board. I don't know of any "avoid at all cost" brands these days. Both Dell and Toshiba have good reps. IMO Dell has solid laptops and good customer service (nice return policy for one). Sony has been getting a questionable rep recently.

At this point I would just recommend prioritizing design and specs, and get a good warranty.
    
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post #17 of 18
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Alright, thanks for the info guys! Should be able to help her pick out a laptop when we go look for one later this week.
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post #18 of 18
You could always buy a laptop with aluminum/steel housing and have it powdercoated pink

I usually stick with Asus, Lenevo, Clevo, Sager and surprisingly the last two gateways I have come across were pretty good.

I stay away from Sony, Toshiba, HP
    
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