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View Poll Results: What would you do? What laptop would you go for?
Go for the Inspiron 9300 (looks good!) 2 25.00%
Go for the XPS (ignore the expense!) 1 12.50%
Go for the Basic (why pay more!) 2 25.00%
Fix up the old Inspiron 7500 (why pay anything!) 0 0%
Go for a different brand entirely (add suggestion below) 3 37.50%
Why not wait till after you land the next opportunity! 0 0%
Why not rest on it! 0 0%
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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Which laptop should I buy? What would you buy?


Guys, I'm in the market for a new laptop cause the one I got is over five years old.

I'd like something from Dell but am open to suggestions.

Here's a few ideas as to what I like: Dell Laptops

Looking for something not too cheap but not too expensive. The middle of the road Inspiron 9300 series looks good to me.

What would you do if you were able to write off the monthly lease as a business expense ?

Thanks, your opinion means much.

- Perry
 
Old 12-19-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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yeah, what he said
 
Old 12-19-2005, 06:53 PM   #4
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Ditto. I've got a T40 and couldn't be happier with it
 
Old 12-19-2005, 07:22 PM   #5
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linuxcertified.com has refurbished laptops for 600.00, with a version of your choice. However I would also agree with everyone above, thinkpads are wonderful, and much better than Dell with Linux.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 07:37 PM   #6
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Just got an Acer and everything works fine using Suse 10. Thinkpads seem to be well supported so you could give them a go.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 09:39 PM   #7
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Duh.. PowerBook! Running Gentoo-PPC of course.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:37 PM   #8
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www.eurocom.com
 
Old 12-20-2005, 09:16 AM   #9
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Cool Ibm

Thinkpad is always my first choice in laptop.If u don't get it now,then u can only get it marked Lenovo.

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Old 12-21-2005, 08:52 AM   #10
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thanks everybody for such taking the time to help me out

you all seem to be in agreement, how can i argue with that

lets check out the thinkpads....

thanks again

- perry
 
Old 12-21-2005, 10:01 AM   #11
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The Thinkpads are good machines, you'lI never go wrong by buying one. Nevertheless, I have 2 Latitude laptops, and the only problems I've had with them was the damage one of them sustained when my cousin and my sister decided they wanted to see what one of them looked like on the inside. I don't know that I'd ever go with an Inspirion, buy the XPS looks fairly tempting to me.
 
  


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