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Old 06-20-2004, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here, and I dont know that much about computers. I'm in the market for a new laptop. There's several manufacturers that I'm interested in .Toshiba,Dell,Fujitsu,Sony,and
IBM. I'm wondering which of these is the best built and most reliable. Also my budget is in the $1300 range. If anyone knows of any specefic models please feel free to suggest them.
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear Dells are the best laptops.
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dell sucks at everything. Alienware makes the best laptop but they are not in your budget. Go for any of those on your list. Or buy a alienware or falcon northwest
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I would love an alienware except theres none under $2000 I think. Im a little suspect of Dell becuz i hear there quality control sucks. Maybee thats just rumors. Also I have a bias towards japanese brands like Fujitsu,Toshiba,Sony. Not sure which one to get now.
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I would go Sony or japanese brands. Japan makes good stuff. They Have super high quality control their. Mostly because if they get fired from their job they kill all their family first then kill themselves. They dont make 2 money mistakes...
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4 silent uv fans, cold cathodes in full tower antec case, round ide cables

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Intel d865perl, 2.8ghz northwood, antec sonata, wd caviar 20gb, Corsair 512mbx1 for now. 380watt psu, ati 9600, dvdrom cdrw floppy in black too match case
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Fujitsu sounds like a food processor. Japan should make good stuff, that's all they do, or so I'm aware of.
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Old 06-21-2004, 08:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would go with sony
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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IBM and Sony make fantastic laptops
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Alienware does make the best laptops for the price. Even though they are expensive, there is no other way of getting a cheaper one with the best parts, as laptops are suppose to be expensive anyways.
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I heard that Toshiba laptops are made by Acer. Is this true. Also whats faster Centrino or pentium 4 with Hyper threading.
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