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so where's a good place to buy a laptop?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by beater_k20, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    i've been tossing around the idea of buying a laptop, for a few reasons actually. 1) i hate sitting at my desk to surf the net, when i could be sitting in a nice comfortable Lazy Boy. 2) travel, such as when i go out on the road for work, it would be nice to be able to sit in my hotel room and have the same surfing abilities that i have at home. and 3) i'd like to get into ECM tuning, which would require a laptop to access the ECM in whatever vehicle for datacollection.

    basically just looking for a simple fairly inexpensive machine to do these things, as i plan on keeping my desktop as well. anybody recomend a good solid machine that will fit my wants? :ears:
     
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    Used Dells are one of the best bang for the buck machines that you can get. Check Ebay.
     
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    x2, on one right now;)
     
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    cheaper way is a wireless keyboard and mouse, I am leaning back on a living room chair right now typing this :D
     
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    :mad: :mad:









    :wink1: :p:
     
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    I bought a Sony Viao laptop from best buy in September of 06' Out the door with 3 year warranty was $1,900. It's a POS. It's been in the shop 4 times.

    Gone through the following
    -Two hard drives
    -Two motherboards
    -One CD/DVD drive

    .. The geek squad can eat my ****,and **** Best Buy.. :mad:

    If I had to do it all over again I would have bought a Dell laptop. I love my Dell desktop. :wink1:
     
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    good to know!
     
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    IMHO there are only three brands of laptop to ever buy...

    Toshiba
    Dell
    IBM

    Everything else is crap in my opinion and experience
     
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    we've got 4 Dell desktops in the house, and although i'm having problems with mine at the moment, it has been a great computer for the 3 years or so that i've had it.
     
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    I bought a brand new Dell laptop last year. I love it and haven't had any problems with it.
     
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    I have had my Compaq for going on four years now. I havent had any real problems with it. I got it off Ebay for right around 700.
     
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    thats not a bad lookin machine. infact that would keep you happy for a long time.
    I have had my compaq for a few years now also and it has seen its share of abuse. The battery is shot, but other then that it still works like a champ.
     
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    Yeah whateva you do... Get the extended warranty. :p:


    I have a stack of extra batteries.
     
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    I got mine from CircuitCity dot com. I shopped around for a few months, tossing around building one to my specs from Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc...

    Ended up finding one there at CCdotcom for much less. Well, much less with all the mail-in rebates.

    Id say look at the premade ones from the companies trying to get rid of them after the holiday stock-up...
     
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    wow, that seems like a nice machine.
     
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    I have a dell. No problems.
     

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