which is best in your experience so far?
which is best in your experience so far?
Dell and HP are the worst. Apple is overpriced. out of the bunch, Asus is the only company thats affordable,dependable, and updated specs.
never had an issue with my old dell, it's still ticking after 6 years.
I've had my HP for about 3 years now. I just replaced the hard drive which isn't too expensive at all ( comes with a 3 year manufacturers warranty coincidentally). I'm pretty content with it. HP for me originally started off horrible, but I had their older model desktops.
The majority of HP/Compaq have battery issues. Apple for hardware quality and durability (also makes great gifts). I've had an Acer and IBM with longevity before handing them off as second hands. No experience with any other brands.
The best laptop is the one you take care of the most.
Once you go Mac, you never go back! Just sayin, G...
i wanted a MAC but didnt want to pay so much for it so i bought a Toshiba.
But I know somewhere down the line I'm going to get a MAC but not soon..
Back in 2005, I bought a Toshiba Lifebook. Top of the line. Latest and greatest. It lasted me 6 years until I had to buy a new laptop. Parts never died on me and only had to replace the hard drive for a bigger one.
I have an HP DV7 right now. Hopefully it'll last as long as the Toshiba.
Acer something. My bro has the laptop and it's over $1k. It has a light up keyboard and big arse screen. It also has a power charger booster button and it's everything you would want/need in a desktop put together into a laptop. I forget the exact model, but I used it while in GA and it was just beautiful.
It's the hardest thing I'll ever have to do, to turn around and walk away pretending I don't love you.
Dells are military office grade although their parts go out too often.
Panasonic Toughbooks are a popular choice by military special forces and rangers along with law enforcement. It can actually stop a bullet, but that can't guarantee it'll work anymore.
My HP laptop is about 4 years old, and I've always had issues with the battery/charger. I had to buy 4 chargers so far..horrible.
My sister has a Toshiba laptop, and it's been running fine for 6 years. No issues or what so ever.
I need to purchase a MAC sooner or later for school, since its a requirement. I have no idea how I am going to afford it.
I've had a Sony VAIO for quite a bit, I love it. No complaints.
Toshiba Satellites are shit though. I would get a Macbook but I don't really have a use for it, great brand though.
I had a Dell XPS M1330 13.3" screen and the motherboard malfunctioned twice. 1 within the warranty; they replaced it of course, and the other one week out of warranty. They have a motherboard problem but they refuse to admit it.
Cost: $1,800; top of the line specs
Then I bought a Dell E6400 14.3" screen, and they promoted the crap out of the durable hinges. Those hinges are now loose, and the screen is pretty sensitive. My gf accidentally grazed the edge/tip of it against the wall and the glass screen broke.
Cost: $1,500 top of the line specs.
So I had to buy a Toshiba Satellite 675D-S102 17.3" screen laptop because It takes Dell 2 weeks to fix my screen, and this was in the middle of exams. This Laptop is COMPLETE SHIT! LOL, but this is why it makes it the best. Because of the flimsiness it can handle all the traveling I do in my car, and the metro to DC and Baltimore. It's also capable of running my Photoshop, Flash, and Illustrator CS5 programs simultaneously almost seamlessly. It has a few glitches but for the price, It beats the living shit out of my Dell laptops.
Cost: $550; specs are exceptional.
I'm a business marketing/ebusiness duuuude, but I'm also a freelance graphic and web designer so I use my computer constantly. So if you want to get into graphic design on your spare time, go for a pc. And watch tutorials, don't waste your time taking classes, because my work is just as good as my friends.
Also if you're looking for Asus laptops and you want to customize it; go for this website
I'm going for Asus next time. This Toshiba is only a substitute but I like it.
Hi, what school are you going to? My school offers discounts on Dells and I think macs, but they dont' advertise that well. You should look into it and ask around.
I need to get a laptop so I can bring it to school and work on it there as well for designing. I guess it is a Macbook that I need? Don't know how I am going to adjust to it when I am a PC person lols. boo hoo
I wanted to share this with you guys also Asus is the same company that produces Macbook motherboards.
Gateway has been a reliable for me. I bought a Gateway GZ something or other in 2004 and it lasted me for 6 years. It even continued to work when I spilled katiev soup all over the keyboards in 2007. The great thing about the laptop was that it was refurbished and it still lasted so long.
I have another refurbished Gateway laptop and so far it's lasted one year. I don't like the keyboard layout, however, as it has some weird placements on keys.
I am using HP desktop. But for the matter of Laptop, I am using Dell brand. Dell is best brand for laptop, it has good battery time for laptop working without charging many times.
I have a MacBook PRO picked that up a week ago, 1 tosihiba, 1 IBM, and one 2 HP. If i was to choose which one i like most i think my toshiba will do but still learning how to use the Mac. I'll Pick a PC over a MAC any day as for right now, but give it couple months once i get use to the programs and Protools 9 i'll think my mind will change from there.
Does anyone here have a Panasonic ToughBook? I was recommend this when I was telling my friend about it has to be a rugged laptop....
i've use dell, toshiba and mac..so far of these three i love mac the most I since i got it i never have to deal with virus
i've tried them all except gateway and samsung and i just ordered a samsung so idk how it is yet-
but i've learned to not to expect it to last long since they are now cheaper with probably shitty parts
they're like cellphones meant to last like 2 years
no macs only cuz i hate their prices and set-up
My friend called me to come help him with his laptop he had just bought (like I’m "Mr Fix it”). Something about downloading music and uploading ish...whatev. Anyhow, I stopped by there after work real quick, to check it out. The thing was fresh out of the box with nothing but problems, and errors, and pop ups, and “warnings!,” and 'downloads' windows. F-M-L...I about had a mental breakdown! I told him straight up...”Dude, I gotta Mac. This Windows ish is NOT my forte." I sat there for about 15 minutes and about shot myself. Needless to say, I went home, and hugged my Mac tightly and cried. Never again...
Anyhow, my choice? A Mac. Save up and spend the extra money to have a headache-free system FO LIFE. I ain’t even playin’...
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