What laptop do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ams963, Feb 21, 2014.

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What laptop do you use?

  1. Acer

    9 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Alienware

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Apple

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  4. Asus

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. Dell

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  6. Fujistsu

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  7. Gateway

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  8. Gigabyte

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Hewlett Packard (HP)

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  10. Lenovo

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  11. Samsung

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  12. SONY VAIO

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  13. Tosiba

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  14. Vizio

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Others [please mention]

    9 vote(s)
    11.8%
  16. I don't use a laptop [please mention why]

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    What laptop do you use?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    MSI GT70 0NC and Acer Aspire One 532h.
     
  3. woomera

    woomera Registered Member

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    im using ACER and i bought because i had a limited budget and im very disappointed with their customer support therefor i DO NOT recommend ACER to anyone.
     
  4. roady

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    Asus N76VJ-T4005H ....
     
  5. roger_m

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    Neither do I because of their poor quality, except in their TravelMate range business laptops.
     
  6. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I have the following laptops:
    Lenovo ThinkPad T400 14.1" - Windows 7
    Lenovo ThinkPad X61s 12" - XP
    Compal HEL80 15.4" - Windows 7
    Toshiba Qosmio G31 17.1" - Windows 8.1
    Toshiba Protege M400 12.1" - Windows 8.1

    I really cannot fault the quality of the ThinkPads and the Compal (yes, Compal, not Compaq).

    I used my Compal 365 days a year for years, including for a lot of that time 5 days a week at work for up to 12 hours a day. It's never needed any repairs, and the hinges have not got even the slightest bit loose after opening and closing the laptop thousands of times. Also, despite never having used an external keyboard, except for two keys, none of the letters have started to wear off.

    I love the ThinkPads (both of which I purchased second hand) due their quality and continued software and driver updates from Lenovo despite being old models. The only thing I hate about them is that like most laptops the fans are not easily accessible to clean out the dust (the fan in my Compal is). But having said that, it does take quite compared to other brands before the fan in the T400 needs cleaning.

    I prefer Compal and ThinkPads in terms of quality to Toshiba, but I purchased both my used Toshibas cheaply from eBay.

    My next laptop will more than likely be a used ThinkPad again, as I don't like most other brands. But I am in no rush to upgrade, so it may not be for a few years. Once again it will be a used one as I see absolutely no reason to buy a new laptop.
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Dell and Toshiba.
     
  8. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    Asus Chromebook - no AV needed.
     
  9. sukarof

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    I dont use laptops because they are too small and expensive (to get the power I want) I dont like the keyboard and hate working with the touchpad. I cant change parts the way I want to upgrade (well, I dont know how it is nowdays, maybe you can change CPU, motherboard and graphic cards easily?)
     
  10. daman1

    daman1 Registered Member

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    Always had good luck with ASUS
     
  11. jadinolf

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  12. Minimalist

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    HP. No problems so far.

    hqsec
     
  13. mattdocs12345

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    5 Thinkpads, 2 of them given away to family members

    Thinpad T60 - 10 years old
    Thinkpad T60p - 8 years old
    Thinpad T23 - 12 years old
    Thinkpad x120e - 2 years old
    Thinkpad x230 - 1 year old

    In general the older they are the better the build quality. All of them are in working condition with original hard drives.
     
  14. Alhaitham

    Alhaitham Registered Member

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    Dell for me
     
  15. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Asus here for 4 years now.. no problems.
     
  16. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Running an Alienware for the last 5 years. Despite the expense, it has been a flawless machine.
     
  17. s23

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    Sager NP5160 with 8GB RAM. Using it for 2 years for games e study without a glitch. Awesome support every time I contacted then(cleaning/replacing thermal paste)
     
  18. ExtremeGamerBR

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  19. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Lenovo G780 i5 3rd, 128GB SSD, 16GB, 2GB nVidia is my primary rig.


    But on a regular basis I refurbish & pass on in order of frequency:
    Lenovo/IBM, Fujitsu, Panasonic & HP.
     
  20. roger_m

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    It depends how powerful a computer you need I've got laptops that are over 7 years old that are more than powerful enough for everything I need to use them for. If I wanted to play the latest games it would be a different story, but I don't use my laptops for gaming.

    No, you still cant. But to put things into perspective, 7 1/2 years ago a paid $1,500 for a laptop. But the laptop I use every day now cost me $150 (plus the cost of a bigger hard drive) from eBay, and it does everything I need, and is of very high quality. I will probably be using it for several years before I replace it with another cheap used laptop. So for me, the lack of upgrade options does not matter these days.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  21. Osaban

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    Samsung Series 7 Chronos NT770Z5E-S78 15.6” notebook (9 months old).
    Asus W2P 17” notebook (6 years old).
    Asus Eee PC 1002HA 10.2” netbook (4 years old).
    Samsung Sens R65 15” notebook (7 years old).
    Compaq Presario B3800 15” notebook (8 years old).

    I had no problems with Asus and Samsung although I had several issues with the Compaq which were fixed by HP service free of charge (even though warranty had expired). I would rate repair services as excellent for these brands with special mention for HP.
     
  22. The Hammer

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    I have an Acer Aspire One 522 netbook which I've doubled the memory from 1GB to 2.
     
  23. MisterB

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    7 Thinkpads, 3 T60s, 1 T40, 1 T42P, 1 X41T, 1 770X.

    2 Vaio PCG-GRTs with 16.1" screens. Just about the biggest laptop ever made. The Xbrite display quality is gorgeous.

    The Thinkpads are for work, the Vaios are for play.

    I got my first Thinkpad, the 770X, in 2002. I used an HP/Compaq for a few years but went back to Thinkpads as my main work machines with no regrets whatsoever.

    I just thinned down and sold 1 Thinkpad and 2 Vaios because I need money for car parts to rebuild a Toyota 4WD.

    And I should mention that the redundant T60s are part of my security approach. They are all clones of each other and if one should fail or be compromised, I have another that can replace it at a moments notice.
     
  24. chrisretusn

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    Sony VAIO, Tosiba and Neos
     
  25. zapjb

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    That's pretty cool MisterB. But ThinkPad hardware is so dependable that I'd think you could at least sell 1 T60 just keep & clone the HDD. So if **** freezes over & hardware other than the HDD fails you still have 1 extra T60.
     
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