Best Laptop Brand names

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  1. trlc463

    trlc463 New Member

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    Ok, I remember someone started a thread about needing a laptop and such and one OT member was hard-set on THREE particular brand names

    However I can only remember 2 ...

    They were:

    Mac

    Acer / Asus ( I don't remember which)

    And another...

    Could someone please fill me in? :hs:
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Mac, Asus and IBM (Thinkpad's not their budget Lenovos).
     
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    Acer is shiznit.
     
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    IBM

    and I've had excellent experience with VAIO and (can't believe I'm saying this) Dell.
     
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    Acer or Asus?? :noes:

    Also, in buying a laptop, where should I get it?

    Actual store (CompUSA) or online like eBay, Amazon, or NewEgg or the actual manufacturer?
     
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    i generally find HP, Dell, and IBM lenovo are the best

    and alienware works in there 2 actually at certain price points
     
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    Mac, buy from http://www.macmall.com or somewhere like that where you can get rebates/discounts. Support is still via Apple. Same think with thinkpads, I don't know what the reseller situation for them is in the US. You can get them direct though if it's easier. ASUS I'd probably just get form newegg.
     
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    Amazon...tax free FTW.

    Another vote for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad.
     
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    Apple ftw.
     
  14. cvgwpg

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    Honestly...

    From my research a while back when we were looking into laptops, 3 key features I'm driven on are...
    1) Intel processor / speed (better for working apps / AMD is better for gaming)
    2) storage HD size
    3) Battery life ***most important***

    Apple MAC is the best choice which has the best battery life and is more efficient in use of power and CPU processing.

    For windows platform, Toshiba laptops is one's best bet for best battery power compared to others.


    Apple
    Toshiba
    and a 3rd choice would be the Sony Viaos
     
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    Your research is out of date.
     
  16. cvgwpg

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    ady, rather than a blanket statement and nothing else, then what is your two cents on the issue? You might have a point. I looked into it probably 8 mos. or almost a year ago and technology keeps improving all the time.

    People are always concerned about "battery life" in a laptop. No doubt that Apple makes the most effeicient one with the best battery life. If I'm wrong, prove me wrong. I do not believe there is any battery powered winxp laptop that runs longer than a Mac (unless you plug the AC in).

    As for Windows based laptops, what brands would rate as 'best'?
     
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    Lenovo hands down.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    FYI, Apple laptops only use Core Duo processors. The current Intel CPUs are Core 2 Duo processors.
     
  20. cvgwpg

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    Does that include the next generation Mac intel notebooks coming out? I think you might be wrong
     
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    Ever so sorry, I only meant to quote a small part of what you wrote, the brands you talk about. Also the AMD/Intel Gaming/Apps thing is long out of date now.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2006499,00.asp is probably the most accurate you will get, and is the same as you will find if you compile people's experiences from online and offline sources. Though they don't cover ASUS as I guess the user sample was too small. I'd rate them as one of the much better brands.

    The user and password for the pdf is thisshouldwork for both, courtesy of bugmenot.com
     
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    No they will be core 2 duo, but no one knows when they are comming out.
     
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    There was an article a few days ago that claimed that apple was slowing down shipments of macbook pros, possibly to make way for the Core 2 revision. Not sure how reliable that was though...
     
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    apple
    asus
    ibm/lenovo
     
  25. cvgwpg

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    addy...
    OK, I give you credit on that. I think if anyone is in the market for a laptop/notebook at any point, one should always do the research. So, yeah, that being said, its always good to look at all major pc mags/sites for ratings and reviews, etc.

    In most cases, its always about getting the biggest bang for the buck and battery power consumption. I have been considering an Apple for laptop since it is most efficient but will always have windows for a desktop. Besides, I think you can run windows progs on the intel Macs these days.
     

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