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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Laptop Question

I'm in the market for a laptop. I've never owned a laptop before. I love my HP desktop, but I don't want to drag it across the country. Plus, laptops are gold at colonies. I'm not looking for a super fancy laptop. I just want to write and download music on my new laptop.

Any suggestions?

19 comments:

Anne said...

For what it's worth, my Dell laptop has been a total workhorse for the 4+ years I've had it. You will hear bad things about Dell laptops from other people, so I figured I'd chime in with something different.

Stuart said...

Yeah, Dell's served me very well (2 laptops now) too.

A. D. said...

Try a Toshiba via CompUSA. (They have sales, rebates, etc.)

Like this one.

I had a Dell that lasted me 5 or 6 years before it died and I bought a Toshiba. The price/features were much better than I found at Dell—and I've been told by many that Dell customer service has gone to pot.

A. D. said...

Oh, and if you're willing to spend a little more, maybe a Mac?

jeannine said...

Hmmm...my husband had Dells that broke after six months - twice.
My Toshiba is great if too heavy. I still have my Sony Viao from like four years ago, but they're known to be a little more fragile (thought they're small and light.)
My advice is to see what's on sale at Best Buy/Circuit City etc. Sometimes you can get amazing laptops for cheap becuase they're getting rid of slightly older models.

C. Dale said...

I am totally addicted to the Mac PowerBook line. They are amazing!

Leslie said...

Go over to the side of all things mac and yummy!
My ibook (cheapest line of apple laptops) is a totally reliable, fun to use, cool looking happy laptop.

Plus I dropped it twice while it was actually on, and nothing happened. If you have occasional moments of complete physical idiocity, tis a good thing.

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Oliver de la Paz said...

Mac laptops are great. Either an iBook or a PowerBook will last you for quite some time. And they're pretty hardy.

You can also get an educator's discount, since you'll be teaching at Colgate.

Collin said...

The new little MacBooks are sweet. That's my next laptop. However, I've been using an HP Pavillion laptop as my main PC for about five years and it has been very reliable. I'll never buy another desktop of any kind.

poet with a day job said...

I know you don't want anything fancy but I just bought my first mac ever - the macbook, and I love it like you love a brand new puppy. No kidding. it is really the best thing. I miss it while at work. I'm coming from a Gateway top-o-the-line pc laptop user - seriously: no contest. The mac is fast, reliable, and a cinch for the music, movies, blogging...And it only takes a day or two to understand the logic of the mac OS which really isn't too terribly different on the user end. In fact, it is far more simple.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Quality-wise, a Mac is probably the way to go. I have a Compaq I got at Best Buy, and it's been fine so far, though I do hate me some Windows Vista.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eduardo: I have a mac powerbook and can't imagine ever going back to a pc

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

Oh, I do LOVE my new Hummer, the MacBook Pro. I took it to Atlanta and it was love at first touch. It's light, hardy and quick - ha! like me. And, you can take & send your own oolala fotos and call up people on Skype. Oops...I'm having too much fun.

Pachuco 3000 said...

Mac is the way to go.

They take care of you, join the familia.

Tony said...

My Toshiba kicks ass.

JWG said...

like my ibm x60s. full keyboard. super light (lightest i could find with a full keyboard.) 8 hours of battery. Wrote the best poems in the history of the world on it... so it is good by me.

Jim

greg rappleye said...

I have a Macbook Pro. On impulse I bought the model with the 17 inch screen rather than the 15, figuring bigger is um, better.

Good impulse. The computer rocks and I like the big screen.

I don't think you can go wrong with a Mac.

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