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Old 09-26-01, 02:56 AM
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Laptops

I did a search and read some reports regarding different laptops, but I still don't know what exactly I should get. I would like to find something in the $1800 range with ~1.0 Ghz CPU, with 256 memory, dvd-player, and i would really like the laptop to be fairly light.

I have used many IBMs and some Dells. The Dell 4100s are pretty nice, and the one I am kinda leaning towards right now, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Fujitsus. They look like pretty decent machines, but I haven't heard too much regarding them. Don't really care about customer support since I do my own troubleshooting. Any input on a laptop to buy would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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Don't know much about the Fujitsus. I know a couple of years ago they had some notebooks with problems and were good about making it up to their unhappy customers, but that's about it.

I do like the IBMs (pretty much any model depending on your needs) and another misguided soul, however sincere, who posts here likes the high-end Toshibas. You wouldn't believe the abuse I give my lower-end IBM, have never had a problem, and still love it. Although I found out the AC adapter has been recalled for potential fire problems!
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misguided soul - I see the name change coming


Fujitsu = in the world of notebooks.

Stick with Toshiba, IBM, and Compaq
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Oh would you 2 get a room already
We use quite a few toshibas here, and they seem to hold up well.

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Fujitsu = in the world of notebooks.

Stick with Toshiba, IBM, and Compaq
Old 09-26-01, 09:23 AM
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Buy Dell.

I can't stress this enough.

My first year of law school (1997), I was looking for a decent Pentium 166-caliber notebook. Finally found one from CTX at a pretty decent price; in fact, it was a few hundred $$ less than its nearest competitor.

Ran it for a year. Had problems with it frequently. It died shortly before the first year expired, and - guess what - CTX refused to honor the warranty. That's right; I had a $1,800 machine that turned into a paperweight in less than a year.

My third year, I worked up enough money to buy a Dell notebook. Been extraordinarily pleased with it since, and their warranty repair dept. - although you might have to make a lot of phone calls and wait longer than you should have to wait - is pretty good.

- David Stein
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Buy Dell I am using it after NEC,Sotec,Acer,IBM,Toshiba and finnaly for the past 3 years I have been using Dell,changed 3 models already but its been great,try to get the 3 years service.They have good technical service and new models!
Forget Fujitsu's, they might be good in Japan but not overseas.
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another vote for dell..
i support several hundred laptops at work.. and have been through micron, gateway, hp, ibm, compaq, toshiba, and dell..
dell is far and away the best choice.
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Definitely get a Dell. It will be worth the extra money in the long run.
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We have 30 Dell laptops being used by our sales people in the field. I have had one have a problem in the last 2 years. I have to recommend Dell.
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In the end I decided to get a dell 8100. Thank you for the advice.
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Now you made me jealous I want to change my Inspiron 5000e.

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