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Topic # 57802 25-Feb-2010 10:40
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I am looking around for a laptop that would be good basic everyday use.

Each time I see one I like someone says oh no they are so bad at breaking down.
oh no their support is very slow/bad.

ok I am really interested in a compaq, but most people say get a toshiba as they have great support if anything goes wrong.


I know this is a silly question i suppose as everyone has their own history with laptop and support, but what do you all suggest?




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  Reply # 306548 12-Mar-2010 11:43
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I have a Dell laptop, and had a powersupply and hdd caddy replaced under warranty and all the experience I have personally had with them were great, fast and good customer service (via website)


I've also had a good experience with toshiba, and with asus laptops!

hope that helps.




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  Reply # 306549 12-Mar-2010 11:45
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We got a Toshiba for at home... no problems thus far. I use a Toshiba at work day to day with no issues also.




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  Reply # 306555 12-Mar-2010 11:57
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i am using an Acer netbook with a 10" screen. its brilliant for everyday internet and ms office use. very portable and good battery life if you have a 6-cell battery. 

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  Reply # 306624 12-Mar-2010 14:02
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Dreamy: I know this is a silly question i suppose as everyone has their own history with laptop and support, but what do you all suggest?


My recommendation on brand woul be HP, but regardless of what you go with, go for a 14.1" screen (so not wide screen), example below:



Laptops are supposed to be light and portable, always make me laugh to see people with 17.1" screens (widescreen) as it's like carrying around a desktop and just about as heavy!

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  Reply # 306629 12-Mar-2010 14:16
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nate:
Dreamy: I know this is a silly question i suppose as everyone has their own history with laptop and support, but what do you all suggest?


My recommendation on brand woul be HP, but regardless of what you go with, go for a 14.1" screen (so not wide screen), example below:



Laptops are supposed to be light and portable, always make me laugh to see people with 17.1" screens (widescreen) as it's like carrying around a desktop and just about as heavy!


I disagree, I think it depends on the computer purpose, and what you want it for, I have a 17.1" laptop, and its great for what I need, which is effectively more an easily transportable full computer - performance over economy, I rarely use it somewhere I cant connect it...

but its also my main gaming rig currently so as a luggable its great... plus I can fit twin 7200rpm disks in it RAIDed up which is nice.

that said, I would like to get a netbook/tablet some stage so I have a truly portable computer as well...





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