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Old 01-16-2006, 08:52 PM   #16
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Deal with an actual store, and not companies like DELL where u have to ship stuff off and wait for it...

I've bought a Toshiba, and a Compaq. Compaq was a pos. Toshiba was great, I dont' remember the exact model now but it was a fairly good model last year, never overheated, and all I did was play games with it.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:26 PM   #17
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I'm personally a fan of IBM, but it really depends, some of their new models stuck. I hear the T series is still ok. I have a 6 year old T20 which has been dropped a lot, once off a 4' ledge, its has no real damage and still runs great.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:53 PM   #18
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Check out the IBM Thinkpads with Centrino, I picked up 2 of them from Deep and I can tell you it was a great combination of quality of the laptops and support. These laptops come with an embedded security chip which is hardware based so it keeps your passwords locked and the Recovery and Restore system in it is one of the best. Try getting that stuff from crappy Dell.

Excellent keyboard and build quality and getting this through great guy like Deep made my decision too easy.
pm Deep. i'm sure he'll hook you up. IBM/Lenovo T series or R Series, are top notch. if you want something to last with resistant spill keyboards, HD active protection, UltraNav (both pointer and pad), and of course the almighty hinge IBM's are famous for.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:54 PM   #19
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i'm thinking of getting a 12" ibook, but want to wait until the price drops because of the newer MAC laptops with Intel chips
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:12 PM   #20
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Tablet is the way to go. Nothing like doodling digitally!!

do u have a tablet? Im really considering buying one.. i tried writing notes on it at Best buy and its amazing.. you can write on it like u can write on paper. best part about it, you never run out of sheets..
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:31 PM   #21
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http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebook.htm

my only advice for laptops..

Stick with a Centrino processors.. They have very low power consumption, and the processor speed is always at max speed, when plugged in or on battery..
Centrino is not a processor, it's a wireless technology using the Pentium M processor. But otherwise, correct. Get a pentium M processor if you're going to be using the battery a lot or using it on your lap as they last longer & operate at a lower heat.

Stay away from Dell. I recommend HP/Compact, I've owned 2 of them and they are by far the best quality. Sony models have a great picture, but are overrated & overpriced. If you're on a budget, Acer make a decent laptop too.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:41 PM   #22
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Dell, Toshiba and Compaq are out of the question. We have 2 Dell desktops at home and they are a disaster. I'm sure the laptops will be also.

So, I'm left with Sony, MAC or IBM. I don't like the look of IBM Thinkpads. I want something sleek.

I really thought Toshiba was the best out there but consensus here shows otherwise. The search continues. How about Hp? Any good?
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:08 PM   #23
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Check out the IBM Thinkpads with Centrino, I picked up 2 of them from Deep and I can tell you it was a great combination of quality of the laptops and support. These laptops come with an embedded security chip which is hardware based so it keeps your passwords locked and the Recovery and Restore system in it is one of the best. Try getting that stuff from crappy Dell.

Excellent keyboard and build quality and getting this through great guy like Deep made my decision too easy.

Why thank you for those kind words my friend! :-)

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Old 01-16-2006, 11:11 PM   #24
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So, I'm left with Sony, MAC or IBM. I don't like the look of IBM Thinkpads. I want something sleek.

I really thought Toshiba was the best out there but consensus here shows otherwise. The search continues. How about Hp? Any good?
HP is good if you pick one with the right specs... BTW: Even though I don't like Dell's, I have a few of them at work that we got in recently at a GREAT price...

15.4" widescreen, Centrino 2.0 Ghz proc, 512 mem, 100 gb hard drive, etc, etc for $1400 (employee price)

You're right about the IBM's though. They aren't "cool" looking, but then I'd rather have something that works well then looks cool...

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Old 01-16-2006, 11:35 PM   #25
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Dell, Toshiba and Compaq are out of the question. We have 2 Dell desktops at home and they are a disaster. I'm sure the laptops will be also.

So, I'm left with Sony, MAC or IBM. I don't like the look of IBM Thinkpads. I want something sleek.

I really thought Toshiba was the best out there but consensus here shows otherwise. The search continues. How about Hp? Any good?
i'd personally go with either the mac or the IBM... my cousin is a techie, and he said that he's helped many peopel with their vaio laptops, and they commonly have heating problems and than run very very slowly.

i also love the simple design of the IBM. i think Dell's look more tacky than sleek, but i can't debate teh sexyness of a mac.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:09 AM   #26
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to add to what nelson said, the T series from IBM is still pretty good , i have a T30 for work and its pretty good, but im hearing the t41/t42's arent as good as the T30's
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:11 AM   #27
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I really thought Toshiba was the best out there but consensus here shows otherwise. The search continues. How about Hp? Any good?

A friend of mine has HP. 6 months later, screen's backlight burned out.

but then again, every electronics he has breaks.(not because he mishandles it, but he just has some wierd luck) And Im not even kidding, he is on his 5th laptop, 2nd LCD screen, 3rd mouse, 2nd mobo, 2nd video card, he has about 15 servers, 3 of them had fan replaced, 2 had HDD failure.

Im sure there is more, I just cant rememeber.


ohh he reinstalls windows on weekly basis.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:14 AM   #28
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do u have a tablet? Im really considering buying one.. i tried writing notes on it at Best buy and its amazing.. you can write on it like u can write on paper. best part about it, you never run out of sheets..
I don't, my friend does. I borrow it for presentations, best thing since sliced bread.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:27 AM   #29
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It really doesn't matter the brand, but what processor it's running. That's important. It's better to get a no-name PM over a Sony P4 IMO.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:30 AM   #30
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It really doesn't matter the brand, but what processor it's running. That's important. It's better to get a no-name PM over a Sony P4 IMO.

You really dont know what you are talking about.
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