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Old 05-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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My girlfriend had some trouble with her sony VIO.. The people screwed up the battery and refuse to replace it because they don't believe they did it!
They spent 500$ on the warrenty that apperantly doesn't do anything (at CompUSA) and it kind of pisses me off too.

She's looking for a new laptop and we need some suggestions From what I've seen with Dells I'm not letting her go with that.


Thinking of other brands that would be good for her.. I'm just looking for a good brand name, I can fix all the other hardware specifics with her...

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Acer is a good name.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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Acer has a good price too.. You think I should go with a 1.6ghz processor or go for a little higher?
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to tell you the truth mate clock speed dnt mean as much as it used to it depends on how much yor budget is and

a 1.6Ghz in intel would be a diff speed to a 1.6Ghz in AMD ???
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I recommend HP, back in January I brought an HP laptop and am verry pleased with it. Personally though I wouldn't go with Acer unless you're on a really really tight budget as Acer is known for having questionable build qaulity in their laptops. I'd say even Dell is much better then Acer! Toshiba is good too.

But mainly it all comes down to what the laptop will be used for and your budget.

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i have a toshiba, the build quality is a bit crappy but is a great laptop for the price
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Well if you thing dell is better than acer than hell no

Take a look at this one... Tell me what ya think -

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1173577987667
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Dell is not better than Acer.

They make very good laptops.
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Well if you thing dell is better than acer than hell no

Take a look at this one... Tell me what ya think -

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1173577987667
looks ok. graphics card isnt the best but what do you expect on a lappy. nice big hdd aswell. just not sure about the make
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Well if you thing dell is better than acer than hell no

Take a look at this one... Tell me what ya think -

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1173577987667
Feature-wise it isn't bad but again I don't like the brand name. Gateway is another cheap-brand. An important question I asked was "what will the laptop be used for?" Once you've answered that question I can help you more.
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HP has quality laptops.............

Just bought a dv6000............reasonably priced and very nice!
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HP has quality laptops.............

Just bought a dv6000............reasonably priced and very nice!
Similar to mine then!
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Personally I'd recommend HP or Acer. Both make great products for decent prices. Tigerdirect.com has some good deals on acer laptops, sometimes they even have specials on them. Another good brand that comes to mind is lenovo. Lenovo (formerly known as IBM) makes pretty good notebooks, they cost a bit more and they're geared more towards business use but they're pretty reliable notebooks from what I've seen.
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Well, she wants to stick around six or seven hundred dollars..

It's a college student that plays no games... That means microsoft stuff and email. She will be going into education so it will probably STONGLY used in microsoft products but that's about it.
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Worstbuy! Go to tigerdirect.com and look there, they have reasonable pricing. although 600 isnt bad for this computer. just a year ago i paid the same price for the same notebook cut in half spec wise.
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Well, she wants to stick around six or seven hundred dollars..

It's a college student that plays no games... That means microsoft stuff and email. She will be going into education so it will probably STONGLY used in microsoft products but that's about it.
Here are the acer notebooks from tigerdirect.com: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Id=12&CatId=17
you can sort them by price from lowest to highest if you want. Some have XP instead of vista because they aren't newer models but some do have vista so you have the option to get it or not.

Here are some lenovo notebooks just at the 6-700 dollar range. I don't know much about the 3000 series of notebooks, but I do know the thinkpads are good (also cost a bit more too). http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...DF1011B7015A00

Here are some HP notebooks: http://www.shopping.hp.com/notebooks.../psg/notebooks

Personally I think acer and HP are the best values. If you're on the go a lot or are using the laptop strictly for business and need some of the features that lenovo notebooks have (such as one touch recovery and fingerprint scanners) then I don't think you need one. I've heard great things about HP and acer notebooks and I'd say they're the two best brands when it comes to laptops. The only downside is that HP and acer notebooks (especially HP) will tend to come with unneeded software but that can be removed. As far as IBM and bloatware go, I'm not sure on that but I imagine it's not as bad as HP since they're business machines.

Hope that helps!
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