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What laptop has the least problems?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by bob-6lgs, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. bob-6lgs

    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Im looking for the kinds of laptops (brands) that dont have many problems. What are the ones with the least?
     
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    JonFreestar Notebook Enthusiast

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    based on square trades testing over 2-3 years ASUS and Toshiba were the best
    HP was the worst

    of course that including alot of models and configurations

    best the find a model from a manufacture that your like then do reseacrh in the issues that model has
     
  3. bob-6lgs

    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    I heard asus has many problems
     
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    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is square trades testing, is that a site I can check out?
     
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    damian5000 Notebook Evangelist

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    Maybe you're thinking of Acer? They used to be known as quite crap quality wise. But they've been stepping up the ante and their Timeline series is fine build wise.

    Asus are solid usually slightly above average build for consumer notebooks.

    In the end, it's really a tossup and it's best to look at each individual model and see what's being said about it from owners and pro reviews.

    Best if you fill out the form if you're looking for help choosing a laptop.
     
  6. bankergolfer

    bankergolfer Notebook Deity

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    JHe's probably referring to the BSOD that the G51 suffered from occasionally or the GSOD that the G73 suffers from occasionally.

    Or he could be thinking about the old-school Acer's or Toshiba's.

     
  7. Radiating

    Radiating Notebook Geek

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    I used several Asus computers and they are horrible pieces of junk, I'm a video game developer and a hobbiest desktop computer builder for the record. Asus builds computers to the cheapest possible standards in every single way. My own Asus G1SN has had a DOZEN SEPARATE serious problems, I can't even resell it because of the severe issues.

    HB by enlarge is a very sloppy manufacturer and I've repeatedly seen problems from them, but unlike Asus they build their computers very well, something you should get for $2000+. You'll see many software and hardware issues, but the latest generation Envy 15 and 14 computers are great, they're made of magnesium so they're indestructible, HP has Fixed all the software issues that have caused inexplicable constant crashes with the Envy series, they've revised the construction so the hardware problems are gone, and if you get the SSD and i5 processor it will even run at reasonable temperature.

    If you want a computer to last and be reliable I would highly recommend MacBooks ToughBooks or the Envy 15/14, I've looked at the entire market for similarly well made products with similar performance and nothing else exists. Because of my Asus being so terrible I needed something trouble free so hopefully you can also use this research.
     
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    daredevil anand Notebook Geek

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    following are some laptops having least incidents of problems:
    HP envy 2nd generation
    HP elitebook 8470w
    Lenovo thinkpad w series
    Apple macbook pro
    asus g73 series.
     
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    damian5000 Notebook Evangelist

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    Your consumer grade Asus is 2 and a half years old. No wonder nobody wants it.

    Also Asus gives a standard 1 year accidental damage warranty. You can't beat that.
     
  10. bob-6lgs

    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    -This isnt the first story I have heard about asus, plus the store model at best buy suffering from a problem didnt help either.
    So the envy is a good laptop... I was looking into it.
    Why the 14 and 15, whats wrong with the 17?
    I would like to get a mac, but I need two hard drives, and I think they are too much money for the specs you get.
    So the envy will last long? Will a envy 15 support 2 hard drives?

    -- I made this post cause my pc time had ended, and now I wanna get one thats really good. I do some video editing, some gaming (not that serious, mainly for APB, Aion, maybe crisis1). I would hope for good cooling, and a sturdy laptop with good specs. I would just like to know. I was going for asus but hanging around the forums I saw too many problem topics.
     
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    damian5000 Notebook Evangelist

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    Envy 14" will be fine for you as long as you have the bank.

    Maybe fill out the form too.
     
  12. Brawn

    Brawn The Awesome

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    asus used to produce a bunch of bad laptops that were prone to overheat, since then it seems that they've gotten better

    my vote would be for the dell latitudes or the hp elitebooks, i believe the hp elitebooks are a bit ahead of the latitudes right now because i believe the latitudes havent been refreshed for a while... but from my impressions, dell's customer service is better
     
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    afhstingray Notebook Prophet

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    the new latitudes and precisions came out a couple of months ago. the elitebooks were "late". spec wise they're similar. same with lenovo. dell was the first with the platform refresh.

    thinkpads, latitudes/precisions, elitebooks, u cant go wrong. all brilliant. dell's are generally cheaper, and a fantastic bargain if you buy from the outlet (which has the same 3 year warranty brand new units get).
     
  14. bob-6lgs

    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Are the Envys up there with the latitudes and elitebooks?
     
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    afhstingray Notebook Prophet

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    no, they're a step above normal consumer grade, but not quite business class. i'd say the envy was in the same league as some of the vaio's and the macbook pros.
     
  16. bob-6lgs

    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can business class play games?
     
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    afhstingray Notebook Prophet

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    depends on what games you want to play, and depends on which model. give me a list of your 3 fav games and i can help better

    for example the Quadro FX880M in the elitebooks and the dell precision scores about 7,000 3dmarks (3dmark06)
     
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    damian5000 Notebook Evangelist

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    Might want to fill out the form. Guy is bouncing all over the place.
     
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    bob-6lgs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Aion, APB, Crisis1,2.
    Are the business class pricey? Like 1500 and up?
     
  20. afhstingray

    afhstingray Notebook Prophet

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    yes, they are not cheap. but the dell outlet has fantastic deals. the FX880 can handle crysis at med-high settings.
     
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