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View Poll Results: What Brand of Laptop would you buy next?
IBM 2 8.33%
Dell 3 12.50%
Compaq/HP 3 12.50%
Sony 1 4.17%
Toshiba 4 16.67%
Sharp 0 0%
Apple 10 41.67%
Gateway 0 0%
Other 1 4.17%
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Old 12-14-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Weekly Hardware Poll, Dec 14th: What's your favorite notebook?

Okay, like last week and the week before, if money wasn't really the big factor, within reason, what would you buy? I'm looking for opinions on reliability, reputation, etc...

Personally, if I had $3k, I would probably buy Alienware, but really... I would get another Thinkpad, they're just tanks.



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Old 12-14-2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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Well, I would love to move on up to alienware, or a nice sub-note, but my Toshiba has been bullet-proof and that says alot for to, i'd likely stick with 'em
Old 12-15-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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I own a Dell, so that's what I picked. (Latitude CPx J650GT to be specific)
Old 12-15-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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Money no object / back of a lorry: Powerbook of some description, running 'nix. Mainly because I hate lugging around a slab of manky grey plastic. They're reliable and I've heard good things about running nix on them.

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Old 12-15-2003, 05:38 PM   #5
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Its not possible to build your own laptop?

Maybe its backbreaking and very tedious, but is it possible?
Old 12-16-2003, 06:49 PM   #6
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Originally posted by natalinasmpf
Its not possible to build your own laptop?

Maybe its backbreaking and very tedious, but is it possible?
It's possible if you find a good supplier. But unless you need a configuration so exotic you're unable to find it ready-made, buying a ready-made one will be cheaper.

You could bung a fanless mini-itx and a TFT in a pizza box, but that's a portable, not a laptop.
Old 12-16-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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I'd say a loaded Panasonic Toughbook 27, or 28. Fully sealed magnesium alloy case, tested to MIL-STD-810F. Drop them, step on them, spill drinks on them, they take a beating and keep on working.

(Man, I sounded like an ad there)



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I also think one of the VoodooPC laptops would be a great choice!

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Old 12-16-2003, 07:41 PM   #8
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heh if money were no object I'd have to go with a new powerbook. But since money is always a factor, and I only get a year out of a laptop, I have to go with a sony. Haven't had one die on me yet and I beat the sheet outta them
Old 12-17-2003, 12:17 PM   #9
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I bought a second hand 12" powerbook. I couldn't face spending that much cash and really struggle to make a laptop do normal things like suspend and resume, effortless wireless networking and so on. I would have hated running XP.

The good thing is that Mac Os X plays well with my linux desktop : nfs file sharing, cups printing, remote X access using xdmcp.

You feel the proprietary penchant but it's bearable.
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i´ve dropped my Toshiba Satellite several times, and not even a scratch iam quite happy with this laptop (except for too little RAM)
Old 12-21-2003, 05:05 PM   #11
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The hollywood, nuff said....
Old 01-02-2004, 03:06 AM   #12
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Why isn't Fujitsu up there? O well I guess it's an 'Other' no name *sigh*
I have a:
LifeBook N3010, 2.80 GHz, 512 MB, 60 GB, DVD-RW, wireless LAN

• Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz
• 15" MVA SXGA+ TFT display
• 512 MB DDR266 SDRAM memory (256 MB x 2)
• 60 GB hard drive¹
• Modular DVD-RW drive
• Built-in floppy disk drive
• Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/54g™), multinational² 56K³ V.90 modem and 10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet
• Four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, S-video
• Windows® XP Home
• One-year International Limited Warranty
• M-Code FPCM60053

It is a charm on Gentoo 1.4 with fluxbox I love the SCREEN!

Picture ---->
Old 01-02-2004, 10:19 PM   #13
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I did not get to vote, but I would have voted Apple.. I love powerbooks.. Then again I love my thinkpad.. so it is really tough.. a Powerbook, or a Thinkpad.. How about both
Old 01-03-2004, 03:42 AM   #14
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I will always have a place in my heart for IBM laptops.

They are just a great piece of work. Built well, run well, and look nice too

I like 'em

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What happens when Trusted Computing comes along?


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