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    My computer crashed and now I need another one, twice in a row I have spent over 1200 on suppose to be a good lap top and few years in junk. So I am sick of spending 1000's and they dont last long. I use it for documents, pictures, little music no gaming or crap like that. I'm thinking dell or hp since my last two that went to crap were toshiba and acer. Which processor is the best AMD or intel? I also want speed as fast as possible. Any comments appreciated...

    #2
    i had a acer amd laptop for over 2 years, works great, think i paid about 400, where are getting laptops over 1000k, i have some i'll sell you
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      #3
      first one online (toshiba) second one from a computer dealer (acer)

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        #4
        For what you're using them for, just buy a cheaper model. And it doesn't matter AMD or Intel for what you're using it for, but AMD is cheaper.

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          #5
          I have had good luck with Acer and HP/Compaq, but if I were to buy one today, I'd get a Lenovo ThinkPad.
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            #6
            I have had thinkpads for my last 3 laptops. They are very durable and great machines.

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              #7
              Originally posted by redroc2 View Post
              My computer crashed and now I need another one, twice in a row I have spent over 1200 on suppose to be a good lap top and few years in junk. So I am sick of spending 1000's and they dont last long. I use it for documents, pictures, little music no gaming or crap like that. I'm thinking dell or hp since my last two that went to crap were toshiba and acer. Which processor is the best AMD or intel? I also want speed as fast as possible. Any comments appreciated...
              I have been using a Gateway laptop for about 3 years without problem. I am now looking at computers as a short-term investment that is disposable. My next one will be a less than $500 model that I can get at Walmart, Sams, or online. They have everything average users need. For what you do, you are not likely to notices speed differences between high end and lower end chips. These days, the internet connection speed is where speed counts when downloading music, movies, etc. The fastest computer in the world is not going help poor internet service.
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                #8
                Originally posted by redroc2 View Post
                My computer crashed and now I need another one, twice in a row I have spent over 1200 on suppose to be a good lap top and few years in junk. So I am sick of spending 1000's and they dont last long. I use it for documents, pictures, little music no gaming or crap like that. I'm thinking dell or hp since my last two that went to crap were toshiba and acer. Which processor is the best AMD or intel? I also want speed as fast as possible. Any comments appreciated...
                For laptops I like the Dell Inspiron 14z. PC Perspective did a write up on this laptop not that long ago. Intel still makes a better CPU. If you are bargain shopping take a look at GotApex and Slick Deals.
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                  #9
                  I would agree with PN that for mobile processors the intel processors are better than AMD. For a desktop computers I prefer AMD but I do really compute intensive stuff for work that most people would care about.

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                    #10
                    I just bought my second Toshiba Satellite 2 months ago (paid $685 USD for it). Apart from a broken AC/DC adapter, they are a very good brand. My first Satellite went to my brother after almost 4 years. I think he still has it.

                    DON'T touch HP with a 10 ft pole. It took me an hour on the phone with them back in November to get thru that I needed a battery that I never got (They told me to take the thing to a repair shop or send it back in. When I refused both options, they hung up on me saying they didn't recognize THEIR OWN FREAKING LAPTOP as it was a demo), for a Pro Book 6730b that was overheating after 3 years. This is after: 1) the CD drive locked up me on the same 6730b, so I sent it back for a different model; 2) the replacement model, an EliteBook 5870 or something like that (I can't remember the exact number) wouldn't recognize any CD or DVD I put in the drive. I sent it back and got the same 6730b back and it was smooth sailing until last November when it began overheating, draining the battery and shutting down.
                    Last edited by EricaBold; 9 Feb 2012, 11:51 PM.

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                      #11
                      I like my inspiron z14. I do game some. It needs a cooling pad for newer games.
                      it was 750 with some upgrades like the better processor and back lit keys. love the back lit keys.

                      my toshiba was 1,800, lasted 4yrs with two trips to the repair shop for fans when best buy dropped it and killed it for good. they did not own up to it.

                      anyway im very happy with this dell z. it is light, and easy to use while in bed, and is just a nice lil machine.

                      I got a e-machine desk top for 300, plus 80 for a 19" monitor at wallmart. when my toshiba was murdered. I have used it two years, and it is working just fine.

                      Have you taken in your crashed computers for repair? what do you mean by crashed?

                      was it on fire or something. usually you can do something like replace a hard drive or wipe the system, or like I did replace the fans when overheating caused a crash. that was usually about $135 parts and labor. A hard drive would be more, but not like having to buy a new laptop.

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                        #12
                        I won't use best buy for repairs ever again. I used a little one man repair shop after that.
                        fans go bad after a while and need to be replaced after a couple years so it has been very worth finding a dependable computer repair shop.

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                          #13
                          I use Thinkpads very durable machines very hard .... sometimes nonstop

                          My old college laptop is a smooth Gateway had her for 5 yrs She is stable and AMD it is one of those things Everyone has their own preferances

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                            #14
                            I have a new Lenovo IdeaPad that I like a lot. Rolled out of a big box retailer with it paying less than $500 including tax. I also prefer the Intel mobile processors.

                            My previous laptop is a $2,200 Dell that I didn't and still don't like.

                            BTW, laptop memory is cheap at the moment. I bought 8MB $28 delivered. Took five minutes to install.

                            I love Newegg - but I don't think they usually have the best laptop deals.
                            Foolish

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                              #15
                              Talking about hard drives - they are relatively cheap and very easy to replace. DVD drives also pop out and in pretty quick.

                              I think that most any laptop will do what the OP requires. Gaming seems to be the only intensive chore the average user demands of their computer. Graphic designers/CAD engineers and other professionals are a specialty market.

                              I think that the things to look for are

                              a case design you like
                              light weight if you move your laptop a lot
                              long battery life
                              a screen that is easy to look at
                              a keyboard that you like
                              reliability
                              good customer service
                              PRICE

                              I don't think that processors, hard drives, memory, dvd players, etc. should drive your buying decision. Most any modern processor will do the job. The rest is easy to upgrade.

                              If you have specific needs for HDMI, bluetooth, a web cam or anything else, of course that must be a factor in your decision.
                              Last edited by Foolish Old; 10 Feb 2012, 7:57 AM.
                              Foolish

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