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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WhiteLotus, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. WhiteLotus

    WhiteLotus

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    Hey guys,

    so i am thinking of getting a laptop solely for college use. A 15" or bigger screen is a must but then after that i get lost in what is good and what isn't.

    My budget for this laptop would be about £300-£400, so i'm not looking for anything spectacular. as long as it can allow me to work, connect to the internet wirelessly and has a reasonably long battery life i'm happy.

    I would most likely strip the Hard Drive and put Ubuntu on to it, and 120GB of space is more than enough for just work and a bit of music.

    Anybody care to give me any pointers here?


    Thanks for reading!
     
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    Buy a Compaq or HP.

    Do NOT buy a Dell.

    Gateway is good but from my experience has horrible customer service.

    ASUS is fine.

    Do NOT buy Acer, their build quality and customer service match that of Dell.
     
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    Actually, I think Acer's build quality is better than that of HP. A few friends of mine had HP laptops, but the screens died on one & the battery died on the other. They all switched to Acer laptops & haven't had any problems so far.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Dell's computers are not bad. its the os they pre-load. Seriously i think dell has something hidden on the os that will slowly make the machine slower.

    In a legal term speaking.

    download a copy of vista thats whatever came with the machine...

    wipe it.

    Problem fixed :)
     
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