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07-14-2008 04:49 PM  9 years agoPost 21
derek533

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Can't go wrong with a Lenovo. I've used them at work now for a very long time. They can take a beating as they are built like tanks. Also, I've used about 6 different models and all of them have proven to be problem free. However, I don't know how much it would cost to spec one out to your liking.

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07-14-2008 04:54 PM  9 years agoPost 22
Topher

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Can't go wrong with a Lenovo
I purchased one of these for my dad because it was 30% off and yes they can take a beating but I wouldnt recommend them. They are large, heavy, come with crappy batteries and even crappier RAM. I ran a quick memtest on it and it wasnt long until some errors came up. I think they use Maxtor HDDs like Dell does and a ****tier drive can not be found.

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07-14-2008 04:54 PM  9 years agoPost 23
SSN Pru

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I have heard that ASUS laptops chomp through batteries.

One thing to watch out for is the power plug on ANY laptop. I've had two different brand laptops with broken power plugs. I've fixed them both now though.

something to watch out for.

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07-14-2008 05:39 PM  9 years agoPost 24
Ronald Thomas

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I just ordered a MacBook Pro and it is a MONSTER! I ordered every upgrade they had and it id=s goin to ru about $3200. It had 4gigs of ram, 300GB hard drive, 17" widescreen monitor, 2.66Ghz processor, and a few other extras. The Macs just work and they are well worth the money. They now have a program that's called Bootcamp that will allow you to run any windows programs in the Mac OS so you still do not need to worry about viruses! By the time you add up the Dell, upgrades to make it as fast as the comparable mac, software, virus and spyware protection (re-occuring bill BTW kinda like nitro) you end up spending the same money and then you have to install every program to get it to work! With the Mac, you turn it on and go............Ron

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07-14-2008 06:23 PM  9 years agoPost 25
SSN Pru

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mac's are not without their own problems.

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07-14-2008 07:00 PM  9 years agoPost 26
Ronald Thomas

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Less than PCs though

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07-14-2008 07:11 PM  9 years agoPost 27
SSN Pru

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Problems are fewer than in PC's but then there are also VASTLY fewer Macs in existence than PC's.

I wonder what the 'per-capita' problems would look like. After all, virus writers aren't targeting Macs because there are just so many more PC's.

Enough of that though. This isn't a Mac v. PC thread...

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07-14-2008 09:22 PM  9 years agoPost 28
Topher

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Dollar for dollar PCs will always outperform Macs. They sure are flashy though.

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07-14-2008 10:37 PM  9 years agoPost 29
evoflight

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Well I've always had Dell's so I bought another one. I looked all over but I couldn't find the exact hardware that I wanted and the exact size/weight I wanted. So short and sweet here's what I ended up going with
M1330
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5ghz, 800mhz, 6m L2 cache
4gb Ram
128mb nvidia video card
320gb 7200RPM HD

And they even throw in a little video camera that records up to 30min. haha I guess they give away anything these days so people buy. I like it bc its nice and compact, and it weighs just over 4lbs. I read a ton of reviews all over the net and it seems to be getting really good ones.

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07-14-2008 11:39 PM  9 years agoPost 30
Sig Dawg

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I haven't used Macs much before, but one of the poeple in the office has one, and I've tried to help her out on it. One of the things that I don't like about it is that you can't dig around in them like you can with a PC. It probably keeps you out of trouble, but I'll be sticking with PC's I'm actually starting to like Vista quite a bit.

Jason

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