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Anyone got a laptop they love? Or hate?
I'm thinking of things like build quality, the useability of the mousepad and buttons, keyboard etc
Do they seem mechanically robust?
I had a dell laptop at work a couple of years ago, and the hinge of the lid broke
I've killed two Vaios within 6/9 months of ownership, won't touch them now. Currently loving my Toshiba Portege. For me the size is more important than power. It sustains a lot of use and doesn't grumble.
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. For me the size is more important than power.
Dave, in this instance I mean small not large!
My laptop is very small and light but robust.
I have a Lenovo and it is rock. Never had anything go wrong and it gets used a lot. I've had it about 5 years.
I used to use a Toshiba at work and it was also great.
I did have a HP and it did not last long at all.
I'm looking for a note pad at the mo (cos Mr Shimms keeps on hogging the laptop) I'm looking at the Toshibas.
Agree on lenovo, my work one (T60) is pretty robust.
I have a Samsung netbook at home which so far I'm impressed with in terms of build quality etc
Hubby has an Acer and I'm not keen on it. The mouse buttons are clicky and the screen's so shiny you can only see a reflection of your face (thanks but I have a mirror...).
I'd have voted for a Viao based on previous experience, but work have a few currently in circulation and they don't stack up to the Lenovo (plus this particular model has an issue with the fan being noisy)
Oh, and stay away from Vista. Windows 7 is a vast improvement.
The mouse buttons aren't clicky
But she's right, the screen is terrible. A lot of companies advertise their machines with ultra bright screens (or something similar) which means they're very shiny and reflect everything. It makes it impossible to use in bright sunlight or if you're sitting with your back to a window.
Yeah, my work one (fujitsu) has a screen like that. Not ideal.
Lenovo - never heard of it, will keep an eye out for it.
You reckon windows 7 is OK? I'm a die-hard XP user at the moment, but I can see I'm going to get forced to move on. I expect my beloved DOS games will no longer run....