(Closed) Computer (laptop) help!

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love my HP. I’ve never had a lick of trouble with it in 6 years, the thing is an absolute workhorse. I had an Acer before and it was awful.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like HP’s as well. I’ve had mine for 5 years. I’m kind of rough with it but it’s still alive and working fine.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check out slickdeals.net or fatwallet.com and just search laptop.

These look like good deals:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u9137t3808960f9fp0dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&Item=N82E16834246304&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na

http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-i14RN-1818DBK-14-Laptop/product_374303&cmArea=CIRCULAR

I dont know AMD processors, but that dell i5 is nice.  I’ve only had dell’s and intel processors.

ETA: nevermind on the newegg, thats only a 1.5 GHz.  Def the Dell, 2.4GHz latest dual core sandy bridge proc, nore It doesnt have dedicated graphics, but it’d be hard to find one at that price point.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My experience with HP has always been very good and they have some of the highest online reviews. This one http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do;HHOJSID=XJcQPQyTr94p7ZMvhTR2GlnPJQ1y12wkjWs2jT53L5y4G0510nCD!1980869879?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=See+all&v1=series&series_name=g6x_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/All_laptop_&_tablet_PC_series/g6x_series looks very nice to me and they have other options in your budget as well

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well I don’t like HPs, I like my Acer. 😛 Don’t get a Toshiba!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

A Macbook is definitely your best bet…They are faster, better and last longer.  Higher quality than pc’s and don’t get viruses like pc’s.

If you can’t get a new one, there are tons of people selling them on Craigslist.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I have an HP desktop and a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I love both of them! No problems, no viruses, no crashing… They work awesome.

Look on newegg.com! They always have awesome deals and they have really fast, reliable shipping.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d go Dell!  If it’s good enough for the government, it’s good enough for me.  🙂  The problem with Macs is that a lot of the software and hardware is proprietary and expensive.  PCs are much easier to find stuff that works with it.  Also, use Microsoft Essentials for your virus software.  It’s awesome.  FI is a computer tech btw.  🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

not brand specific, but try going to decide.com  It will let you search for diff components you want and price ranges, and will let you know if the price is going to rise or fall in the near future.  It’s a really really useful tool, and I used it when purchasing my most recent laptop.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@jazzybee: Macbooks can, and do, get viruses. They’re not faster, better, etc. Just different.

@BoiledPNut: The government, like many businesses, use Dell because they have great contracts where they get extremely low priced equipment and service. I wouldn’t recommend Dell based on that. I personally am not a fan of Dell but it’s what we use at my company because they’re the lowest bidder.

Toshibas are good, Vaios are good but overpriced, Lenovos are pretty solid little machines. HPs were great back in the day. The newer ones are crap. Fujitsus generally give you the most bang for your buck.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

my acer ones fine.

future hub got himself a Toshiba satellite for christmas which is pretty neat.

you could google the top 10 best laptops? =)

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had an acer for six months before it had some sort of hard drive related death. It was an awful computer.

My Fiance sold me his 5 year old HP which is still going strong and hasn’t given me a single problem.

I had a Toshiba for a couple years that I was really liked, but it met an unfortunate and untimely death that was not its fault.

My grandmother got this beauty for Christmas:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Steel-Gray-15.6-Pavilion-dv6-6b19wm-Laptop-PC-with-2nd-Generation-Intel-Core-i3-2300M-Processor-and-Windows-7-Home-Premium/17492226

I set it all up for her and I think its an awesome laptop.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I bought my Acer about a year ago for $350 before tax on sale from Best Buy.  I’m pretty easy on it, but it’s a good machine- I’ve had zero problems.  But if I were taking it back and forth to school or something, I’m not sure I’d want something this cheap.  It has, to its credit, survived my cockatoo attacking it a couple times- the keys pop right back on if they get picked off, and the plastic is remarkalby resistant to a large parrot beak.

During law school, when I lugged my computer back and forth and between classes daily, I had a Dell Inspiron, and that thing was a tank.  It took three very abusive years and survived until the aforementioned cockatoo did in its power cord and I couldn’t find a reliable replacement anymore.

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