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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    So I have to get a laptop for uni soon, and I'd like to keep the price under $1000. What brands/types do you guys recommend? I'm liking the Dell Studio right now, but give me recs please.
     
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    wandering_taco Minstrel of Woe

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    If you build your own laptop on Dell's website, go to the small business option instead of the home one, you can make the exact same computer for cheaper.
     
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    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    No Macbook unless you are doing graphic design (ironic considering I am and have a Dell, but I really would rather have a Macbook or at least a Mac with Windows XP Pro given what I am doing...or at least a comp with more memory...but, it was free so...yeah).
     
  5. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Yeah, I despise Macs, so I won't be getting one, butGarage band rocks. So I guess Dell is the way to go?
     
  6. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Yes, Dell laptops are generally considered to give you the best bang for your buck.
     
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    Matt Active Member

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    K. I'd still like to hear other opinions if there are any, though.
     
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    cookiecutter Proceed to Ultraslamming

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    I have a Dell Inspiron and have been very happy with it. No problems in over a year of fairly heavy use.
     
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    Get the extended warranty with a Dell. Your school might give you either a free extended warranty or a discount one. Ideally you're getting 4+ years of use out of this, so make sure it will last that long. I had a Dell, and the fan busted after about a year, but I had the warranty, and they sent a service rep to replace it and it worked out well. Another time I spilled beer, er...water on the keyboard, and they sent me a new one for free. So yeah, get the warranty if you go with Dell. Mine kind of sucked, but I'm assuming they've hammered out some of the problems in the last 4 years. And I still use it, even though it's not my main computer. If you get around five years of use for under $1000, that's a good value.
     
  10. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    I recommend a Dell Inspiron for a bunch of reasons I don't want to go into. I've owned one before and they are very reliable, not to mention the price is killer for what you get.

    Check them out.

    My friend owns a Fagbook :)erk: first thing that came to mind) and it was pretty interesting, but the hardware sucked on it. It constantly overheated because of the way it was put together. The fan never got enough air, and the processor was horrible. I'm pretty sure it was just a cheaper model but still, it was around $900 bucks for that piece of shit.

    The only reason I would recommend a Mac to anyone is if they are completely retarded when it comes to using a computer. Otherwise PC's and PC brand computers are far superior in terms of customizing and maitenance.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Dell

    I have an Inspiron and have no problems with it.
     
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    sevag00 Order to Chaos

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    I have a HP Pavillon laptop, it's a very good laptop, but the think that bothers me is the Windows Vista, it is a terrible OS, full of bugs.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    It's why I'm not getting a new laptop until either:

    1) Mine dies
    2) They fix Vista
     
  14. False Joe

    False Joe Who cares.

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    I don't see whats so HORRIBLY wrong with vista. Sure, few things are gay, but thats true with every OS.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Advertising, Advertising, Advertising....Fix Vista
     
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    King Richard Against the wind...

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    My Vista works fine, maybe it's the user and not the system?
     
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    There is no logical reason to go to Vista if you have XP Pro in my opinion.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    I wish Dell would still offer XP Pro on their systems. To my knowledge, they don't offer it when you can build your own
     
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    cookiecutter Proceed to Ultraslamming

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    I haven't had any problems with Vista. It's worked very well and is very convenient and smooth on my computer.
     
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    False Joe Who cares.

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    Probably people being stupid about it, or trying to run it on a system that can't handle it. I will admit, the fact I was advised to buy a 2GB RAM laptop just to run Vista smoothly was abit shocking.
     

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