How do they stack up? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2008, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 592
Default How do they stack up?

Just one question, how well does Lenovo and Sony stack up to HP and Dell. Are either of those two brands any good for a Laptop??

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
Intel Core i7 2600k
16GB DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws
1TB 7200 Segagte Drive
eVGA GeForce 570
Samsung Blu-Ray Drive
Antec 850 Watt PSU
Windows 7 Professional
Blackmoore is offline  
Old 04-29-2008, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
TF's First Dry Ice User!
Peter.Cort's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 5,018
Default Re: How do they stack up?

depends on youre going to be doing with it.

lenovo (IBM) good for battery life and business style laptops
HP: Good quality, mediocre support
Dell: Good prices, decent quality mediocre support
Sony: good for a door stop

A notice to EVERYONE who has posted here with a computer problem, I highly encourage you to keep current with the forums, even if it's browsing for 10-15 minutes during lunch, or before you go to bed at night. There are many things that you can learn and apply to future issues. My goal is to help people get to a point where they can use their own knowledge to help themselves, and others.

Also please use the search button. You've got a 50/50 chance that someone's asked your question and we've answered it.
Peter.Cort is offline  
Old 04-29-2008, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: How do they stack up?

Well, I have an old IBM (before Lenovo) laptop and a new HP, I've also used a lot of Dell laptops, as for Sony I've never even touched one.

IBM (probably Lenovo too): Good build quality, sturdy construction and hinges, durable construction. Mine's 8 years old or so and still going fine. Since it's a business laptop, don't expect to find the latest graphics or a multimedia oriented display though.

HP: Good build quality, good hinges, good price. HP laptops are great for the average home user because you can get better graphics for games and they have tons of multimedia features not found in business PC's.

Dell: Fair build quality, reasonably poor hinges (at least on ones I've used), good battery life (at least on lower powered models), can substitute for explosive weapons if necessary. The Latitude D602 (I think that's it) laptops that our school has don't have much in terms of features, but they last forever on a battery and are probably relatively cheap if all you need is basic tasks. The same laptops are also known to have shipped with defective batteries that explode, but a recall was issued to fix this. The main issue is the hinges, they wear out fairly quickly and then the screen doesn't stay in place very well. My dad has the same laptop for work, and it too has weak hinges. As for higher end Dell laptops, you can probably get some good gaming features and such.

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 04-29-2008, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: How do they stack up?

Levono is IBM now. Just changed the name. Good quality. Sony's are decent but over priced.
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 05-01-2008, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: How do they stack up?

Originally Posted by Makaveli213 View Post
Levono is IBM now. Just changed the name. Good quality. Sony's are decent but over priced.
Actually Lenovo is a Chinese company that purchased IBM's pc division. Their quality is still good though.

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 05-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: How do they stack up?

Yeah, Lenovo and IBM are two different companies, but IBM sold ThinkPads and ThinkCenters and whatever other desktop/laptop stuff they had to Lenovo. The good thing is Lenovo is keeping their designs similar to the IBM designs, so new Lenovo ThinkPads look and feel much like older IBM ones.


CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vista Freezing Up / BSOD's SpikedCola Microsoft Windows and Software 33 12-23-2007 02:07 AM
Dell laptops, how do the stack up to the rest? penguinshome Laptops and Notebooks 6 08-10-2007 12:13 PM
How do they stack up? zmatt Apple and Mac 5 03-25-2007 06:17 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.