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    Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    besides apple/macintosh....

    I have been looking at dell, but I hate their customer service. So, today I found a toshiba laptop I liked, but the reviews online or so so....and the model I was looing at has been discontinued...hhmmm....

    so, what laptop (windows OS) do you have and what are the pros and cons?

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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    the laptop on my lap right now is a Compaq nw8240.
    It's great for graphics work and more - in fact it's probably overkill for a home machine. But Photoshop screams on it, and with the dock it drives an apple cinema display quite well. Also, it runs Vista well too.

    Anyway, that's my non-MacBook Pro answer
    Last edited by Westley; 11-04-2006 at 09:39 PM. Reason: more info



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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    I see Westley down there. He's probably going to tell you to get a Mac.

    I have a Dell. Its about 6 months old now and I have no complaints. Core Duo, 1g RAM, 80g HD, DVD writer, 15in screen, slightly upgraded display. The model was E1505.

    About $1000 after a nice coupon at techbargains.com. (Always check there before ordering a Dell. I used a $400 off coupon.)
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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Westley View Post
    the laptop on my lap right now is a Compaq nw8240.
    It's great for graphics work and more - in fact it's probably overkill for a home machine. But Photoshop screams on it, and with the dock it drives an apple cinema display quite well. Also, it runs Vista well too.

    Anyway, that's my non-MacBook Pro answer
    A non-Mac recommendation? I'm shocked. But you did get in a little dig there at the end.
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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    thank you for the responses. I've been looking at a toshiba, but now I have something to compare it with and a website to bookmark....

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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    dells suck... my tw0 cents.

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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    I have used macs...I just don't like them, but I operate them just fine...LOL... my main reason for not wanting a power book (or whatever they are called) is all my software is windows and I don't want to buy all the software again just for a laptop...

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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hakuna Makarla View Post
    dells suck... my tw0 cents.
    my axim is a dell and it does have an issue they still ahve not resloved and it's not just on mine a lot of peopel have the same issue. My main concern with dell is their call center is in India and when i had to call....well...lets just say their seemed to be a language barrier.....but I would buy dell again...I normally don't have to call in.

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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    I have had 3 dells, mom has had 3, everyone of them suck big time ( all have issues) moms new one is now having cd drive issues, and will not play music, and some of the softeware has issues. like I told her when she bought it, its a dell, what do you expect. my gateway, had it 3 years, never had an issue yet, with anything.

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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hamand View Post
    A non-Mac recommendation? I'm shocked. But you did get in a little dig there at the end.
    At work we will be running macbook pros and either bootcamp or parallels to run windows on them as needed. The application software part is a problem - I'm in the same boat with photoshop and Office - both are not written for OS X on Intel hardware yet... but they run well enough under Rossetta that I'll turn in my compaq for the mbp if they ask me to



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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Westley View Post
    At work we will be running macbook pros and either bootcamp or parallels to run windows on them as needed. The application software part is a problem - I'm in the same boat with photoshop and Office - both are not written for OS X on Intel hardware yet... but they run well enough under Rossetta that I'll turn in my compaq for the mbp if they ask me to
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    Re: Laptop Questions....which brand do you like?

    i have an hp pavilion, i think the model number is zd7140us

    its got a 17inch widescreen display, P4 3.0ghz, 512mb ram and some lower end GeForce video card running on windows XP home. i've had it for about 2 years now and have never had a problem with it. i take it with us on vacations and we watch movies on it at the airport and in the hotels. i can also run Neverwinter Nights w/o any lag.

    I bought it at BestBuy and 2 years ago it cost just under 2k, you could get something better for a lesser price these days easily.
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