****Best Notebooks around****

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  1. pviddy

    pviddy New Member

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    Ok so i'm starting university in september and I need to buy a new laptop. I've been doing some research and I've narrowed it down to a few brands.
    Toshiba, Sony, HP, and maybe even dell. I like the new tablets that you can write on, but i don't know how necessary that will be. Does anyone know anything of the specific brands. Which one is the most reliable, and best bang for the buck??

    TIA
     
  2. Jaysin

    Jaysin New Member

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    Just depends on what your looking for...
    What you want it to do...
    How much you wanna spend...
     
  3. pviddy

    pviddy New Member

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    no more than $1500, i for sure want a intel centrino duo. I want it for basic needs. probably no gaming on it. and one major spec i really like is for it to be pretty light. what do you think of IBM's laptops??
     
  4. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    Macbook or Macbook pro, depending on your needs. Runs Windows and Mac OS X.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You're not going to get a kick-ass notebook for less than $1500. That said, you should check out Fujitsu; they do a good job of putting useful combinations of features in their laptops -- instead of tricking out one component (like a 17" screen, or a badass video card) and then including cheap shit where you won't notice.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    wow, you narrowed it down to the brands on the "worst" list. Amazing!
     
  7. alex

    alex My neighbor got the gas chamber awhile back for do Moderator

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    I depend on Toshiba notebooks.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I depend on Toshiba notebooks to break. It's kept me in business repairing them :mamoru:

    Of course I don't sell them, however, because I'd surely not want to warranty them, lol.
     
  9. pviddy

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    well how bout giving me a list of some good ones
     
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    only three you should consider.

    Apple
    Asus
    IBM/Lenovo
     
  11. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    This is one place where I _definitely_ agree with jolly. Apple/Asus/Thinkpad FTW.
     
  12. Peyomp

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    I have been quite impressed with the Sony's. Why don't you like the VAIO?
     
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    Ibm >*
     
  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I reiterate: check out Fujitsu. There are two reasons that IBM Thinkpads have better market share in the USA than Fujitsu Lifebooks have. One, IBM has more personal history with its big corporate customers. Two, IBM advertises in the USA and Fujitsu doesn't. Yet, strangely, Fujitsu does plenty of business here, without advertising at all (as far as I've seen, anyway). I wonder how they do it? Must be that their computers are good enough to sell by word-of-mouth.

    Another nice touch: the Fujitsu that my mother just bought came with less "free trial" crap than my boss' new Lenovo came with. Total number of running processes on the Fujitsu, straight out of the box? 39. The Lenovo? 67.
     
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    Check out Acer, pretty affordable and usually packed with some good stuff.
     
  16. pviddy

    pviddy New Member

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    what about processors?

    what do you guys think of

    Intel® Pentium® M Low Voltage processor

    vs.

    Intel® Core™ Duo Processor
     
  17. MeanFiddler

    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    Core Duo ftw.
     
  18. crontab

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    centrino core duo
     
  19. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    core duo or bust.


    Do NOT use fujitsu, toshiba, sony, acer, dell, gateway, etc.
     
  20. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Funny thing is, despite this warning, the odds are in the OP's favor that if he buys a Fujitsu, he won't die in a fiery explosion.

    If he buys a Dell, on the other hand... :rofl:
     
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    I don't get whats wrong with the Sonys. Not the best value perhaps, but crap?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    sonys have had overheating problems, along with serveral cases of problematic mainboards. They are also mediocre in the performance field, at best. They are expensive, as well. I also think they're not ergonomic.

    Why even consider these other brands when you have affordable options from the best-performing brands?
     
  23. jeyur

    jeyur cum fairy OT Supporter

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    seriosuly get a lenovo. the x60 series is really light but no optical drive. if you do want it you need to buy the dock and stuff
     
  24. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Ah, I see the IBM sackriders are out in force now.

    YES. Everybody acknowledges that IBM (lenovo, whatever) builds good laptops. They are not, however, the only option. They're just the best-known option. If you go to Japan, do you think you'd see a single Thinkpad floating around? Maybe. But it would be hard to spot amongst all the Fujitsus and Toshibas and Sonys.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Actually, IBM is quite popular in Japan. Actually extremely popular! Did you know that IBM has several offices in Japan, even?

    IBM is one of those companies where the world is their customer -- everyone uses it.
     

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