Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Powerman5000, Aug 7, 2005.
Prefferably for gaming
You'll get a lot of Dell sackriders in here. But, in fact... Dell has the highest return rate on laptops in the manfuacturing industry. It's up 26% I beleive. Stay clear away from them. I, however, would suggest an Asus. Or, if you're willing to fork out the cash for some extra unnecessary eye-candy and optimized performance, get an AlienWare.
I would probably prefer a Thinkpad over an Alienware as well.
I like Asus. Toshiba comes in second, they are pretty cool machines. Whats your price range?
Yeah, Toshiba and Fijitsu makes good laptops too.
I've heard some horror stories of Alienware service and laptop reliability.
I'm a fan of Asus, Toshiba, Fijitsu and IBM
I would have to say asus > ibm > * but thats just me
I like the new Fijitsu tablet laptop.
For gaming, you're probably not going to want to go IBM (as their graphics cards tend to be not to be the latest and greatest), but for everything else a Thinkpad is the way to go. Suppose it depends what kind of gaming you're talking about... my X31 runs Fallout, Fallout 2, and Diablo 2 quite nicely!
They're actually my favorite.
One thing about laptops is that the highest-quality ones tend to be the business oriented ones, like the IBM Thinkpad, and aren't going to have high-performance video options.
I'd be inclined to think Asus laptops would be pretty high quality, just from the name, but I don't have any personal experience with them.
ive heard nothing but good things about asus. my friend just recently got one and he said its really slick and runs great, also that it is very quiet as well.
i just ordered an asus Z63a from www.proportable.com, customer service that you wouldnt believe, wow!
check out www.notebookreview.com and forum.notebookreview.com. if youre going to post in the forum, theres a "questionaire" thing for "help me pick a laptop." youll get much better advice and theyll like you more if you post answers to that rather than just saying, hey, i need a laptop for games.
i got a slightly used asus M3Np and i absolutely love it. great battery life, light, small dimesnsions. good speed etc.
a few things to consider that i forgot to look into before purchasing my laptop:
a) internal bluetooth, while not necessary, wireless mice w/out those gay usb things is nice. plus with more phones having bluetooth built in it is convenient for transfering pictures from your phone, using it as a modem, etc.
b) video out, the M3Np only has VGA out, so if you want to run a presentation or watch a movie on a tv you're out of luck.
asside from those two small features not included i LOVE my asus.
but if its got to be a PC, then probably Asus.
lowlymarine's quick reference guide.
lowlymarine's quick reference guide.
IBM. My sister has one. pwnage
$2500 max ever including shipping.
An opinion poll is the worst place to get facts of quality...
If a company sells 100,000 laptops and 10 are bad your not likely to hear about those .01% issues.
If a company sells 100,000,000 laptops and 10,000 are bad you are likely to hear about those .01% issues.
Of those 99,990,000 who are happy are not going to speak up nearly as much as the 10,000 who are not happy.
Amen. Dell is absolute shit. The construction quality is second to none when it comes to crap. The plastic is so cheap you'd swear an ant could break it.
Also, they are rather unreliable.
Me too, I got a 600E with a 366MHz P2, 288MB RAM, a 10GB HD, and Windows 2000 Pro. Love it to death, it's joy to work on, despite any working 3D video functions .
IIRC IBM sold over 1 million 600 series models, and they were great machines. I personally don't roam around much, so that old baby fits my needs perfectly.
Way to revive a 15 day old thread. You would have had a better response reviving our previous debate since it is infact newer and more up to date.
Not even going to bother reading the above.
Replying to a message that is over two weeks old is equally pathetic as reviving it especially when the exact same topic was discussed barely a week ago.
What the fuck are you talking about? I replied to a thread who's previous post was less than two hours old and where the originator re-upped just 4 hours earlier.
My statement was correct then and is correct now...