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Buying a Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WorldImpulse, Oct 1, 2005.

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    Ok i was planning to buy a Laptop for myself .....

    Any reviews on a Dell laptops .... How is their performance in general ?

    And one thing i know that a centrine 1.7 GHz is almost equivalent to a pentium 4 3 GHZ .... But what is Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740 (Processor speed 1.73GHz) equivalent to in terms to Pentium 4 speed?
    Because in Dell i am getting all Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740 so i am a bit sure about their actual speed.
    SEMrush
     
    WorldImpulse, Oct 1, 2005 IP
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  2. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    iskandar Well-Known Member

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    Dell? Have you considered Toshiba laptops?

    I've used Compaq, Acer and Toshiba in my office ( but not Dell's) and I can only sing praises for my Toshiba. Thumbs down for the other two. Really thumbs down ..

    Zdnet editor's pick
     
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    WorldImpulse Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that link Rob really helpful....
    Also i will have a look at toshiba :)
     
    WorldImpulse, Oct 3, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    You couldnt GIVE me a dell laptop - Ive had 3 - never never again
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    I have done LOTS of research to pick my laptop. I've visited notebookreview, cnet, pcworld, pcmagazine, and many others, and 99% of the reviews I've read about Dell computers say that they are the best, that's why I'm getting a 700m Inspiron now.

    Why don't you like them?
     
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    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    I've had three Dell Latitudes. Never had a problem w/ any of them.
     
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    GTech Rob Jones for President!

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    I've had three Dell laptops since 1999, when I gave up the desktop for good. First one, the hard drive went bad after two weeks. Dell overnighted a new one to me with pre-paid package to send the old hd back. No issue for me, the support worked well. Second one never had a problem. I donated it to my Church for a youth group in Brazil and bought this one.
     
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    I am planning to buy a laptop by next year as well.

    This discussion will be of great help. :)
     
    digimania, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    Most people I know have had nothing but good luck with their Dell notebooks.

    Myself, I just replaced my four year-old Sony SR7K with a 14" iBook, and am very happy.
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Only bad thing about Dell is that they suck at delivery... 48 hours to process your order, 5 days to send in your order, and then 3-4 weeks to get the item to you.

    If I'm lucky I will be getting it by November
     
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    Have you heard of a brand named Sager? Do a google on it, pretty impressive, always offers the best hardware components at any given time.
     
    genosypheus, Oct 11, 2005 IP
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    I do laptop business for many years. I only use IBM laptop.
    We have a huge bad laptops in our wherehouse. They are dell, toshiba, compaq, hp.... But no IBM.
     
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    #1 starting to look like spam
    #2 had an IBM, actually 2 of them and would not recommend them to my worst enemy ;)
     
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    well i am using Toshiba Laptop for over a year and really satisfied with my purchase.
     
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    I've had dell, toshiba,and I'm using an HP now.

    I liked them all and log massive time on my laptop. I use a laptop about 98% of the time.

    I like HP Pavilion the best just because it seems a lot more rugged than the Toshiba. The Dell was pretty solid, too, but I had an issue with the screen at the end.
     
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    I have also gone in for a Toshiba finally .... it has been almost 20 days i am using it and no complains what so ever ... i am just loving it :)
     
    WorldImpulse, Nov 4, 2005 IP
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    My laptop is an HP Pavilion...
     
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