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Criteria you buy laptops

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chr1ssst0pher, Dec 6, 2007.

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What are the most important criteria in buying a laptop

Poll closed Mar 15, 2008.
  1. size

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  2. performance

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  3. brand

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  4. design

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  1. #1
    What are the most important criteria in buying a laptop in you opinion?
    SEMrush
     
    Chr1ssst0pher, Dec 6, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Bebicul

    Bebicul Writer

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    #2
    How do I select all?
     
    Bebicul, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  3. kanwarjot

    kanwarjot Notable Member

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    #3
    Very rightly said..a combination of all is needed for a good laptop
     
    kanwarjot, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  4. Indian_Webmaster

    Indian_Webmaster Banned

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    #4
    Yes You are definitely right dude but he is asking for the most important criteria...

    So I think it is Performance for me always..
     
    Indian_Webmaster, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  5. Blogsip

    Blogsip Well-Known Member

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    All + warranty. I had three laptops, and all them started going bad within the first year. One was an Altec, the other a Compaq, and the one I have now an Alienware. They all suffered from the loose adapter problem. It caused the Altec to smoke, the Compaq couldn't charge, and now the Alienware goes out sometimes even though it claims there is a full battery. I tried to use the warranty for the Compaq, but didn't receive any help. So I had to find a shop that could repair laptops(those type of shops are pretty hard to find). Found one, got it fixed. A couple of years later it started giving me the same problems. During that time I moved to another state and had to search for a place to repair laptops. Found a place, but after a week they said they didn't want to repair the Compaq and the Altec because of the risk of fire. Found another place, but it looked shady. You know one of those places that may be there one day, but the next it won't be. So for a couple of months I refused to go there. My mom kept nagging me that we should go there. I finally gave in, and for months they claim that they were in the process of fixing it and before I moved they claimed they lost them. That sucked. Wish I would of sold the laptops to them instead, but my mom didn't want want any of that, even though I insisted we do it since it's so hard to get them repaired.

    If I ever by a laptop again I will have to look at the reviews for the warranty service and get a 3+ year plan.
     
    Blogsip, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  6. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #6
    I look for Performance first then design and size in buying a laptop.
     
    deluxdon, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  7. crownrahul

    crownrahul Well-Known Member

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    #7
    hi,
    I select performance first, should be fast and cheap.
    thanks
     
    crownrahul, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  8. Goran

    Goran Peon

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    I make sure it has a dedicated graphics card or I won't even consider it.
     
    Goran, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  9. zeruel

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    #9
    Of course everyone would choose performance first then maybe followed by other criteria like brand, size, etc... So I voted for performance... :)
     
    zeruel, Dec 6, 2007 IP
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    They are all something I'd take into consideration, but design would be my biggest. It would be better having a sleek slow comp (upgradable) than a thick unattractive one (better off getting a cheaper desktop).
     
    terminator69, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  11. Riot Web Media

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    #11
    Too bad theres no Battery Life option. To me if a laptop runs for less than 3 hours its not really worth the effort. I choose Performance because if it can't run your programs its useless!
     
    Riot Web Media, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  12. MoonlightxSonata

    MoonlightxSonata Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Everyone's made good points so far. Battery life like Riot said is a huge thing to take into consideration, especially if it's being used on a trip.
     
    MoonlightxSonata, Dec 6, 2007 IP
  13. Zerosleep

    Zerosleep Established User

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    #13
    ofcourse Performance and I think MacBook is the best :D
     
    Zerosleep, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  14. twistedspikes

    twistedspikes Notable Member

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    #14
    performance then size. Needs to be small, but have good specs.
     
    twistedspikes, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  15. Fewski

    Fewski Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Performance
    Brand
    Size
    Design
     
    Fewski, Dec 7, 2007 IP
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    godofwriting Banned

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    #16
    I think I'd take all of those factors into consideration and pick one model that fits best.
     
    godofwriting, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  17. Shakas

    Shakas Well-Known Member

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    Since laptops arent for games and hard processing i chose design but considerer also size. It´s what you need for traveling and working around everywhere (okey design is just fashion)
     
    Shakas, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  18. bangalore

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    #18
    Overall performances. Than it comes the brand.
     
    bangalore, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  19. cool_78

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    #19
    The most important for me is it's performance although the laptop's size consideration comes a close second.
     
    cool_78, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  20. surfaddict

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    #20
    im vote for performance and the size 2nd vote and the rest i don't care much. :)
     
    surfaddict, Dec 7, 2007 IP