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Old 06-07-2008, 10:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i had a dell laptop (recently broke), and my sister has one, and they are the worst laptops ever!!!! stay away from dell!!! thats just me I've had horrible experiences with there laptops.

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Old 06-13-2008, 10:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the posts! I will deff. stay away from dell. I heard bad things about them too like their batteries exploding and such. I seen a really nice laptop at Bestbuy, but I forgot the brand name.. The only thing I could rememeber that is was a Satellite laptop or something like that. Will prob stay in the range with HP and get 4gb ram

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Toshiba makes the Satellite brand of laptops. I've never owned one. As for HP, they're pretty good quality-wise and have good features/price. I also have an older IBM laptop that is very well built.

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Old 06-14-2008, 06:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I did not have good luck with HP. First with all in one printer and then HP notebook, both had problem only right after 1 year anniversary.

On the other hand, I had very experience with dell. I had it at work both notebook and desktop as well.

I am looking one notebook for myself right now. I like mobility so weight is an issue. I found that you can configure Dell Inspiron 1420 series for about $900-$1000 with dedicated graphic card, 3 GB ram, high resolution screen, bluetooth, N wireless card, 250GB hard drive, good processor etc. It like 5 lbs.

Other notebook I am looking at is apple notebook from their refurbished products list and from there it can be bought under $1000. In my state there is a sales tax holiday in 6 weeks and I am planning on buying new notebook computer then. Till then I will look around to see what is available.

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