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Old 12-28-2007, 10:19 PM   #31
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If you don't mind Celerons, get an Acer. Those actually offers quite a lot of features.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:09 AM   #32
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No, you didn't get what I meant lol. I was trying to say garbage as in bloatware...such as the Norton series of garbage, and going...

No, hardware wise, I don't think Sony's that stupid to put POS in there.
Oh, haha. For sure. A lot of companies do that though. I know a couple don't (IBM maybe?), but most (like HP, Sony, Dell) put tons of crap. It's such a big pain to uninstall all that junk.
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toshiba doesnt put -any- bloatware on except for like 1 dvd playing program
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:56 AM   #34
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Oh, haha. For sure. A lot of companies do that though. I know a couple don't (IBM maybe?), but most (like HP, Sony, Dell) put tons of crap. It's such a big pain to uninstall all that junk.
I don't believe HP puts crap, maybe it does. I know Acer has bloatware such as a Trial 60-day for Norton Internet Security. It also uses the Empoering Technology software, but that's actually useful in a way.

Sony's full of it. Dell is the same.
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HP is sort of bad with bloatware but it's not hard to get rid of it. Dell is by far the worst with bloatware. When I first booted mine up it was filled with it, I had offers from AOL, net zero, earthlink, juno as well as free mcafee for 60 days (nuked that real quick!), and tons of useless stuff on there that I never needed. Come to think of it I haven't known anyone to keep all the bloatware that came with their computers.
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Thats why you just format it when you get it.
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Thats why you just format it when you get it.
I do the same thing. I won't buy a prebuilt unless it comes with the full operating system disc (and I don't mean some wimpy system restore disc).
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my laptop specs are in my sig.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:00 PM   #39
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I was browsing around earlier and was looking at these two laptops at best buy, what do you guys think?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1186008219932

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1188560179430

Which do you think is better? Is the first one worth the price increase?
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The first on since it has the 8700m gt if your going to be doing some lite gaming.
I hate to see you sell your rig though.
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