Needing a laptop for a college student

Discussion in 'Gear' started by TitanJeff, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Alzarius

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    DELL!?!?!?!


    TJ, bring back the it sucks button!!!

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  2. Titaneers

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    oh dear lord... no on dells and no on hps
     
  3. Scarecrow

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    Hey don't knock Dell laptops.

    I had one for 5/6 years in the Marines. It saw sand, dust, ocean water, and countless other things I probably cannot mention. It only saw its limits the last year. So outside of a toughbook, that thing earned my respect.
     
  4. Titaneers

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    Dells were great back in the day... durable... reliable.... but they seem to gone down hill... the programs that come with the computer are a headache to deal with
     
  5. Scarecrow

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    Yea like I said this was 06 and spent a great bit of coin to get something top of the line back then. I went the cheaper route with my ASUS this time and it does everything I need.
     
  6. Alzarius

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    This had something to do with their decline as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.html?pagewanted=all


    Im sure many have good stories. I bought an alienware because I always heard they were good. However it was a rush decision because mine had just broke and I did not know that Dell had purchased alienware.... as soon as I found out i wanted to hit myself.

    In the past year and 2 months, i have had to replace my hard drive, video card, and power supply.

    And this is the best of the 3 dells that i have owned in my life.........
     
  7. Scarecrow

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    Really the best route is to just build yourself, or get one someone has built for you. I think newegg will do it, and you can save alot of money that way. With laptops, I really only need it to do a few things now, so cheaper is typically better for me.

    Plus with the way technology is moving, I am not going to be spend $2K every 2/3 years.
     
  8. Titaneers

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    I agree... building one was fun... a little cheaper too ;)
     
  9. Titaneers

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    oh why TJ WHY?!?!?!

    huh.. ultrabook... i5, quad core (i think).... no cd/dvd might hurt....

    really hope you got one with durable hardware... seems like something always goes wrong with the insides ><
     
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