What's your favorite laptop brand(s)?

What's your favorite laptop brand(s)?
 

 
 
 
 

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Anonymous

I like your site but there seems to be an awful lot of garbage comments on this page that make no sense.

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i loved the inspiron e1505, i bought it when it was released and it is my first laptop. the specs are;

c2d 2.0ghz
2gb ram
nvidia 7300 go

it has a 1680 by 1050 screen resolution and knowing the bezel is less than half an inch. the looks is pretty similar to a unibodied macbook by far but i had to admit, the case itself feels plasticy. i bought it when it was around $1600 several years ago, played games on it, used it for school etc. all i can say is it can take the beating. Now it only costs aboiut $200 but the specifications is still good for a laptop, perhaps still better than the usual ones that are coming out nowadays. even though the price is only $200 now and payed $1600 long time ago, it is still worthit as it is still working as of today. its been on for 24/7 2 years straight else rebooting for once a month.

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Well, it looks like Asus is the winner in this poll.

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sony vaio I owned three in my lifetime my current one is a cw series these things never let me down.

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Friend of mine bought an Asus Gamers laptop.. It had raid! :)

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1) Asus - great performance, great build quality, needs better battery life
2) Acer - reliability and features are there, processor selection is still a bit lacking, also battery could be better.
3) Dell - great battery life, great processors, but build quality and hardware performance and issues should not happen like they do.

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I like the Asus G7 series of laptops, it is just the G73JH has USB 3.0 but does not have a eSATA port or even a combination eSATA/USB 2.0 port, I would have bought this laptop as opposed to my current Dell XPS 1645. But I have heard the G73JH really runs hot, and is heavy. They need to come up with a laptop like the G5 series, but with better battery life, and better processor management. I noticed my friend's G5 with a 720 QM is bogged down with software management, that doesn't really seem to allow the Turbo Boost technology to come alive. My Dell XPS seems to run faster, then his.

Second to Asus would be Acer, I feel the build quality and reliability has greatly improved, and I can attest that my mom's 2008 Aspire 6530 runs like a dream with the 4 GB of DDR3 I added, and the Windows 7 installation, no real daily usage issues since it is a 3 year old laptop; I don't like how they mount the hard drive, it is really awkward to replace a HDD.

Dell is last, with great battery life, and great processor performance, but not what I thought it would be. I already knew I was in trouble, because the day I reiceved the laptop, I had a broken CTRL key, sent it out two days later to their depot. Luckily the depot is in Newmarket, and it took 3 days to repair, so great turnaround time, but it is because of my location. Customer service was horrible they should have the same level of call centre service as they do in the US. Heck the call centre is in North York.

The only reason I got the 1645 was because I struck a deal on financing with my mother, but even though it has a great i7 720QM and lovely battery life, it doesn't have the great performance from the 5730 series card. I don't understand why they did not go for a GDDR5 card. The build quality is horrible, since I get a frequent keyboard glitch since they use a bad keyboard microcontroller, and trim is starting to peel off. I should have waited longer but I needed something for a 4 year Networking Class. I do feel the processor management is great on this laptop, it really processes well, and I love the great battery life. So Dell just needs to continue with the great battery life, and the improve the quality. I don't know what Alienware is like, it is something I will consider. But I think this machine will be running in the next 4 years, it just depends on how patient I am.

Anonymous

i would go with sager notebooks. they are sick

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I've been using my Dell XPS M1210 for almost 5 years now! It's portable, powerful, and I just can't part ways with it. It's been upgraded to Windows 7, maxed out the RAM, and (just short of SSD) put in a 7200rpm HDD.

Anonymous

Alienware laptops are not what they used to be. They used to be one of the best custom laptop options and I loved them until they were bought out by Dell. Now they are just overpriced and you have to deal with the same crappy support from Dell. I really like the new g73 series from ASUS. My friend has one and it is pretty incredible. My choice however, is definitely Sager. I just purchased a np8170 from exoticpc.com and I absolutely love it. Sager offers fantastic support and they are reasonably priced. I have a new SandyBridge i7, 12GB of 1333MHz memory, 2 256GB SSD and a 500GB back up drive, Blu-Ray Burner, and last but not least...a GTX 485! It is the best laptop I have ever owned. xoticpc.com is great and they offer a 3 year accidental damage warranty. This same setup from Alienware was almost $1000 more.

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Over the last couple of years I've owned and used several laptops. When it comes to reliability I would go with Lenovo T & W series devices. If you need performance look fot Hewlett Packard Workstation laptops and for gaming I like the 17" Toshibas with dedicated graphics. Currently I have a new Lenovo T510 15.6" laptop with Intel Core i5 560M 2.66GHz CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB Western Digital Caviar Blue & Nvidia QuadroFX 880m graphics with 1GB dedicated.

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Well, so far it seems most people also prefer Asus.

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Ladies love my asus. ;)
The Asus G53/73 Best Bang for the Buck Gaming laptop in the world. Built in cooler, i7, fits 2 hdds, Blueray, 15-17", a Gtx 460m 1.5 DDR5 VGA!! & it looks like a stealth bomber... I've never seen it above $1500 and I've seen it on sale for as low as $1250. Wish I had it, but I do love my little alienware m11x R2.

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Anonymous

I would buy an Asus Eee Slate EP121 12-inch Tablet immediately IF it had more than a two (from the information I could find, may not be true anymore) simultaneous contact point capacitive multi-touch screen... it would need to support at the very least 4 concurrent/simultaneous contact points to be truly useful as a tablet for my personal needs.

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Actually it has a 12.1” 1280 x 800 bright WSVGA IPS multi-touch display.

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I've personally over the years, have had good results with ACER Groups, AMD based laptops, as they have stood up to lots of travel, to and from my work, and have have rarely have had hardware issues(except trying to install Linux on an ACER Aspire 3050), Hell I still have my ACER Aspire 3050(bought in Jan 2007), and it's been maxed out with 4gigs of ram,120GB IDE 2.5in Hitachi HD, DVD-RW, Win7 Ultimate(32bit), and I'm using, now to post this lol! I will however, be looking to replace it later this year(funds provided), with either another AMD offering from either Acer or HP(Compaq), as those usually show up in my price ranges, of $450US or less.

Anonymous

Sager/Clevo gaming laptops.

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im planning on getting a sager np8150 laptop with a gtx 485m graphics card and a Intel Core i7-2720QM Processor

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Asus and Lenovo for me.

I have an Asus Eee PC 901 (with an upgraded SSD, RAM and windows 7), its about 2 years old now, but still the best netbook I have ever used.

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I like the ASUS ROG series notebooks but if I were rich I would want to get my hands on a custom Alienware notebook.

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Give me a Bulldozer! I don't care which brand of tablet to get as long as it has a GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, light sensor, and perhaps any kinds of sensors out there for geeks that you can think of that's available in Android, but then I'm waiting for tablets that run Windows 8, which has not been released yet. *sigh* I hope I can get a tablet with 128GB solid state drive. Heh heh... I don't think I could dual-boot betwen Windows 8 and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) unless an Android 3.0 supports x86, though, but an AMD Bulldozer running Android 3.0? That'd be pretty cool! :)

Alas, I'm a guy who does not care about Apple iPads. :)

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I Currently Own a Dell Studio XPS 16 and am very pleased with it so far, but I have also had very good experiences with ASUS and Lenovo.

Gaming PC: i7 930@4Ghz, Noctua NH-U12P SE2, ASUS P6X58D-E, 2x Sapphire 2GB HD6970s in Crossfire, 12GB 1600Mhz G.Skill Ripjaws, 160GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 3x Samsung 1TB F3, 1x Samsung 2TB F4, Corsair 650D, Corsair AX-850.

Anonymous

Samsung for me, I have a ton of their products and every single one is perfect.

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Definately an ASUS, the G73 is so much more afordable than Alienware's pricey stuff and it's still quality
For the creative, design part, i'd say Apple...seems like everyone in the design or musical/vid industry has an apple notebook

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Anonymous

its hard to say that, because almost all "famous" brand are made by HannStar, like dell, Hp, Acer, Sony, Gateway. for example the hannstar jl50 mobo u can find in hp dv4/7, dell inspiron 1500 series, acer 5315. some model by acer are made by Foxconn. acer n gateway are better u dnt have to pay 30% over for a brand name like Hp, Sony or DELL. well some dell are well made. laptop like msi, gigabyte n asus are pretty great, they make their own products.

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I'd have to say I love the Dell Alienware, the Asus and Toshiba laptops.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro that has been running forever...Very happy with that laptop!

Anonymous

Go Thinkpads!

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I agree, Thinkpads are great.

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thinkpads never gets old!

Anonymous

I have Samsung R580 and it's awesome. Nice performance for 700€ 15" laptop and it looks a lot better than any other laptop around.

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I will NEVER buy another Toshiba electronic as long as I live. The Sattelite laptop I had was garbage and the hinge boke on it in about a year. The Toshiba 46" DLP television I had went through bulbs about every 6 months and Toshiba REFUSED to make good on them even after loosing a class action suit. Toshiba stands for garbage electronics and poor customer support.

Anonymous

I would also never buy a Toshiba laptop, the like to spend a lot more time trying to get out of their warranty, rather than honoring it.

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I had a similar issue with HP and it can be a real turnoff for future HP purchases. Although, there are products by every company that has an issue or two. Companies just need to stand behind their products and support them.

Anonymous

The best laptop i have ever played on was a digitalstorm custom built pc. Still i own a mac and compatibility issues are constant, so not one that i would vote for. i have also played on some descent alienware's however few of those owners said they would rather buy name brand and not dell. Personalty i would stick with my android phone by htc as best portable device (Rooted)

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Dell, I was on an Inspiron 6000 for four years before I brought a custom desktop from a friend:

AMD Athlon II x3 440 Rana @ 3.0GHz
4gigs of DDR3 Memory (G.Skill)
500gig WD HDD Black
ATI HD 5570

Even though it's just a budget machine, it's what I got for my web design/development work as well as gaming, tons of watching of HD video, and e-mail/wordpressing. I might go for 12 gigs in my monster desktop which I'll get in a year or two...watching HD videos sucks up memory like a black hole and I'd like more to dedicate to Photoshop.

Dell definitely makes good laptops, but they are very underpowered and limited because they are multi-purpose. PC for me please, it does all that I want it to. In the future I might get a little netbook or something, but my real work will be done on a desktop. :)

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I bought my Dell XPS 15 last month and it's by far the best laptop I've ever owned

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I have an Asus laptop but my dream is to have a Alienware laptop

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the alienware m11x is only $599. though its a c2d, it has the 335m videocard anyway. dont expect to run power hungry games on an external monitor which has a resolution higher than 1080p.

note that you can run almost all the games on it in high on its native resolution which is i believe 720p.