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    Which Brand Laptops are Good??

    Which Brand of Laptops I will go through? Because i want to buy.

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    Most laptops and computers are made by the same manufacturers. So they're all about the same. I'm partial to HP's designs over say Dell as far as that goes. But overall there is not much difference in build quality. The real difference comes down to which brand offers the warranty and features you are looking for. Some brands demand a higher quality with respect to the components. But again, for the most part they are generally the same on most models.

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    I would have to agree with Mike. Most laptops are made from the same manufacturers. Just found one with a good warranty. I have a HP laptop that power apt started to act up right after my warrenty ran out. But, I have another HP laptop touchscreen that seems to be working good. So I would say HP, Dell, and Gateway have some of the best laptops.

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    Personally, HP. IBM used to be decent until the Lenovo buyout and since then the build quality is poor.

    No experience with Dell for about 6+ years so can't comment.

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    I would go for Toshiba anytime or Dell. IF you can afford a big budget, get MACbook.
    HP-> Only looks good but overall is a pure crap. 4 notebook, average lifetime 2.5 mo.

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    I've had good experience with Samsung Netbooks and laptops, always well made and the included software for power management / webcam etc has always been pretty good too.

    If it's for business use, then go Dell. Consider the dell outlet, you can often get some unbelievable deals on there and if you are lucky many include a 3 year next day onsite warranty as well.

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    All the notebooks (both Gaming and General Purpose/Use) were ASUS branded. They serve me well and they have a good warranty behind them.

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    I've had terrible, multiple experiences with HP/Compaq laptops, avoid them if you can. A lot of keyboard, cheap parts, and overheating issues. Sony Vaio is a great line. As is Lenovo/IBM, Samsung, even Toshiba.

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    My laptop was Compaq, it had many problems like LCD broken, cracked case, overheating.
    I don't use laptop anymore since.

    I read a reliability benchmark long ago which says ASUS is the most reliable.

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    For All. I advice and recommend ASUS the best and most reliable with free special features dedicated for ASUS.

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    asus

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    Lenovo and Dell business models are pretty solid. That said, my wife's Lenovo (not sure on model), has fallen from about 1 - 1.5ft many times, and still going strong.

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    I was surprised to hear that laptops are pretty much generic with a manufacturer's label on the case. As far as reliability goes, every poll or article will tell you something different. That was my experience anyway. I had a dell that lasted about five years before I got rid of it. I have 2 Gateways now. I've been happy with all of them. The batteries suck, though. I use them as desktop replacements so I don't mind much.
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    dell is much better then Toshiba - I personally use Dell - Inspiron 1525

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    Samsung

    samsung are very good

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    Now a days dell laptop is very good.I prefer you can buy dell laptop.

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    Go for Lenovo - Thinkpad if you want the best.
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    Dell, but on the real dude.. I have an trusty Acer. 64 bit, a lot of memory, good quality,sexy exterior. Don't sleep on Acer! If you just need your laptop for business/productivity get a good priced laptop.

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    I like sony. I feel this is an opinionated question, but i have always has good results with sony. I have had toshibas and they didnt last too long. The ac jack went out in both.

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    Acer and Asus are pretty good!
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    It really depends on what you are uaing it for.

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    I personally enjoy HP laptops. There are also companies like Alien Ware that make high end gaming laptops.
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    My 4 year old lenovo Y series laptop still going strong without any issues. The sony laptop which I bought recently needed replacement of both hard disk and RAM in just 6 months (replaced under warranty though). May be I am a bit unlucky

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    I have a macbook pro, absolutely love it. I'm certainly not an average "mac fanboy" if thats what your thinking, I've been through many PC desktops and laptops alike. The macbook just simply outlasts most other laptops (battery life) and I generally like the build quality of it. Yeah, its expensive, but most good things are.

    In the end, its going to come down to what you want to do with it, and how much you're willing to spend. If I was a hardcore gamer, I probably wouldnt go for an apple product, but rather a highend gaming laptop with a ton of video RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankLaszlo View Post

    In the end, its going to come down to what you want to do with it, and how much you're willing to spend. If I was a hardcore gamer, I probably wouldnt go for an apple product, but rather a highend gaming laptop with a ton of video RAM.
    And you would have still paid less. (J/K)

    In truth, I have been relying less on my laptop lately in favor of by ASUS Transformer with Keyboard Dock. It is technically an Android Tablet with many laptop abilities. Most of the things I do are web based and the browser works quite well. There are also many tools that I commonly use on my laptop (SSH Client/SCP Client) that are also available for Android.

    Dont get me wrong, it is not a full time replacement to my workhorse of a laptop but the 16 hour batter life puts it into a league of its own.
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    Asus is my preferred choice.

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    I have a Sony Vaio the i5 proc and 4 GB ram, and since i got it i had no issues with it.

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    I have been using DELL since a few months now never had any issues.

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    Lenova - Used it for 3 years without any issues (started showing some issues recently. Yet to fix it)
    Sony - Bought one last year for one family member and had to replace memory and hard disk within three months time. Bad luck may be
    Dell - Bought one recently as many friends recommended the same. Will see how it performs.

    From the laptops considered for the recent purchase, thinkpad had the best quality in my personal opinion but price was on the higher side. Didn't feel VFM and hence settled for Dell.

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    I'm a fan of HP, I've also had an acer which proved to be a real workhorse. I did enjoy using a MacBook pro for a while.
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    I would have to say acer. They have great designs and provide good support. The warranty that comes with them is also good. I not had to send any of my 2 laptops or screens back by them yet. I would try to stay away from HP nothing by problems out of there desktops and monitors for me. Recommend eMachine for desktop (which is build by acer) and acer for laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    Most laptops and computers are made by the same manufacturers. So they're all about the same. I'm partial to HP's designs over say Dell as far as that goes. But overall there is not much difference in build quality. The real difference comes down to which brand offers the warranty and features you are looking for. Some brands demand a higher quality with respect to the components. But again, for the most part they are generally the same on most models.
    Same here. I tend to purchase HP computers. Sleek and durable. I especially love the titanium finishes with some HP styles
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    I used to recommend Asus, but now I'm not so sure.

    I have a high-end Asus laptop that stopped charging after a few weeks. I sent it in for repair, and they've had it for over a month with no end in sight. Every time I call for an update, it's "waiting for parts". Their broken English and cliche promises about "quality" and "resolving the matter" aren't getting my laptop fixed.

    From what I gather in talking to others, Asus has really slipped over the past year on both quality control and service / support.
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    My HP Compaq laptop started losing its charge after around a year which was quite disappointing, currently use an Advent netbook for most of my work which has served well. It's quiet, reliable and travels well being so small. I only wish I'd taken one with more RAM as 1GB really isn't enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    From what I gather in talking to others, Asus has really slipped over the past year on both quality control and service / support.
    personal experience:
    I picked up an Asus last year (June 1). The thing ran like a dream, kept a charge like no other I've ever seen. I used it religiously while away (and at home).

    The only reason I got rid of it was I wanted something to do a bit more. I shipped it off to my sister last weekend, and she loves the thing. Of course, she (and anyone) could do without all the bloatware.

    The new beast (laptop) is an HP , and I have to say I'm quite impressed with the design, and the restore setup that allows me to just install the 'basics' (no bloatware). Speedwise, the thing is great, though it cost about twice what the Asus did ($800 as opposed to $450).

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    Asus and HP are quite good. Given the choice, I'd go with HP, just for the 'clean install' option, as opposed to bloatware being forced on me.
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    ASUS works very well. Toshiba is also a good buy. It's the luck of the draw though, what works fine for one person may not work fine for another..... computers are just a bit finiky like that.

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    I like my HP, but I must admit I feel that it has sub-par cooling, so even though the power is there, I'm not able to use it to it's full potential.

    My next buy will be from one of the smaller companies that specializes in high-end, mostly gaming setups.
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    Here's a good reference on which laptop brand is the most reliable and gave the most satisfaction out of the surveyed customers: http://www.pcworld.com/article/24441...wbx_h_topstory

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    nothing's made like it used to be (most stuff is made in china,taiwan etc where labour is cheap)

    with products having lower product margins manufacturers want to make the most they can, that mean's using cheaper components, labour

    so in summary, pick a nice machine, it will probably last you 2-3 years (most people would be looking to upgrade at that point anyway)

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