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    What do you guys use? Any recommendations? I have an HP now and i absolutely hate it. I bought it like a year and a half ago, and its had 2 major repairs and 2 minors. Now, the power jack is broke on it and its going to take 2 weeks for future shop to fix it. And Im sick of being inconvenienced by this repair ********. That said, anyone in here geeky enough to tell me whats great on the market right now?
    Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
    The APS is strong in this one.
    Originally posted by killxswitch
    Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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    Yeah HP's are garbage.

    I just got a Dell Inspiron and I'm really happy with it.

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    • #3
      What are you going to use it for? Price range?

      Personally I bought an eee pc and I love it. I dont do any video editing or games that need a good video card or anything so it fits my needs perfectly. Its small, cheap, runs windows xp, has ~5 hour battery life and fits easily in my backpack to take to class. I would recommend it if you want something that is really portable. The only gripe I kind have is that the keyboard is smaller than a full sized one. Its not tiny like the first eee pc's and I dont have trouble typing on it, but it is smaller.

      Something like this is pretty good. Has a supposed 9.5 hour battery life too: http://www.amazon.com/10-Inch-Netboo...4527768&sr=8-2

      Im amazed at how much computer you can get now days for the money.
      Last edited by niel89; 06-09-2009, 02:18 AM.


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      • #4
        Price range is anything from 0-1200, but if i can get a good one for cheaper, I will. I looked at the Sony Vaio alot, the NS series, which is 1099 up here, for what is supposed to be a pretty good computer.
        Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
        The APS is strong in this one.
        Originally posted by killxswitch
        Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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        • #5
          As far as I'm concerned, if all you need is a solid, reliable pc laptop, Lenovo is the only way to go. They aren't the best looking (although they've gotten a lot better in recent years) and they aren't stuffed to the gills with things like overly glossy screens, but if you wanted all that, why not spring for a macbook?

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          • #6
            Just went through the same thing you did. Had a brand new Dell Inspiron bought 2 years ago and just had problem after problem. Even my dell desktop went to ****.

            So like yourself I was sick of it and wanted something reliable. So I went with a Macbook. I researched them a lot and had used them on occasion so I was familiar w/ them. Also from everyone I know that had one for 2 or more years say they loved the and havent had a problem with them at all.

            So far I have had my Macbook (the 13 in aluminum) since early April and Im very happy with it. I have many things installed on it and it hasnt slowed a bit. I did order mine w/ upgrades though.

            The original Macbook (the white one) can be had as low as $999, and for a solid laptop thats not bad especially if you consider all the $ you have put into repairs.

            Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.

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            • #7
              I hear good things about Macs from all kinds of average joe users, but I dont know one super computer literate person who likes them. Every hacker/geek/computer engineer that I know despises Apple. That makes me uneasy towards them. Not to mention it is indeed an entirely new operating system to learn and they arent compatibile with alot of software or other computer systems these days. Thats bad news as well.
              Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
              The APS is strong in this one.
              Originally posted by killxswitch
              Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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              • #8
                It just depends on what you're going to use it for.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                  I hear good things about Macs from all kinds of average joe users, but I dont know one super computer literate person who likes them. Every hacker/geek/computer engineer that I know despises Apple.
                  My experience doesn't ring true with that. Honestly, I'm none too fond of Apple (but that's mostly because of their branding and not at all related to the quality of their products), but a lot of people I know who work in the tech industry use a Mac in their free time after using PCs all day. Honestly, OSX is good operating system. It's the cost and lifetime of the machine that's prohibitive.

                  Honestly, Macs are more accessible and compatible than they ever have been. You can even run windows on your mac if you don't want to learn a new system. I still won't buy one, but they're totally quality.
                  Last edited by Paranoidmoonduck; 06-09-2009, 06:41 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Mac compatibility is certainly getting better but if you are planning on gaming at all then don't bother with one.

                    I have found that those with programming backgrounds prefer PC over Macs, if you are looking at doing graphical and video editing you cant go wrong with a Mac.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                        I hear good things about Macs from all kinds of average joe users, but I dont know one super computer literate person who likes them. Every hacker/geek/computer engineer that I know despises Apple.
                        Thats the complete opposite of what my expierences have been.

                        I have a few friends in the tech worlds and they all use Mac. Several companies they have worked for use Mac as the company computer. They would go to work for someone and then tell me that they are getting a new G5 tomorrow to work on. And these jobs are in Dallas and Southern California and I am pretty sure those two areas are leading the charge on techie jobs and starter companies.


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                        • #13
                          Once you go Mac, you never go back!


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                          • #14
                            Lenovo T series is the best on the market, IMO. I'm planning on getting a T-500 myself. Fantastic CPU performance, best keyboard, and can even play most of the advanced computer games.
                            Last edited by Michigan; 06-09-2009, 10:09 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Make sure it has cup-holders.




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