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  Reply # 1199195 17-Dec-2014 14:42
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Can you point us to an example??

For a PC, just as an example (not a necessarily a recommendation) . Full size PC's seem a better long term (ie 5 year) investment than
SFF , easier to fix & take standard parts & standard power supplies.
Some of The Bus HP's have 3 year onsite warranty, they would be my recommendation.

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  Reply # 1199252 17-Dec-2014 15:27
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I run with a 17" HP Z-Book Dreamcolor running with a 1 TB mSata - best laptop I've ever had, stunningly quick, great build quality, quality components and a real pleasure to add or remove components from.




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  Reply # 1206178 30-Dec-2014 19:11
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richms: Because you are not buying bottom of the barrel crap from retail stores that says HP on it but is generally made by whatever the cheapest OEM was to tender for it.

HP business stuff is good. The budget stuff at noels and warehouse etc are junk.

Then again that is a common narrative that I hear so often: "oh, my MacBook Pro is so much better than my old PC" whilst they're comparing a laptop that is over a grand vs. their original PC which was a bargain basement $399 deal from the local big box vendor. Unfortunately there are people in the world who go into stores and believe because the store sell something therefore it is instantly top quality, that apparently it is the stores responsibility to do the 'picking' for the customer and then let the customer choose from a limited range that the store believe is best for the customer. Then again this goes back to how people perceive a computer to be - a magical box of wiz-bang gizmos and complexity when in reality a computer is no different to purchasing anything else - be it a tv, whiteware or something else for the home.

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