Buying Laptop - Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by CharlieJ, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Dave, you are using a definition of faithful that is new to me. What do you mean when you say faithful? ;)

    Are you using it as in: I am a faithful husband but I prefer my neighbor's wife any day. She's better!

    Hmmmm?

     
  2. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    I reiterate a recommendation for the Lenovo T400. It's got all the specs you just defined.
     
  3. JohnGill

    JohnGill Puritan Board Senior

    If you're going the PC route, then make sure you partition the drive and install FreeBSD(UNIX) on it. Use it for all the heavy tasks and internet use. Try to get XP and NOT Vista. However if size and wt are an issue, explain to your wife that the mac uses the intel chip and its OS is superior to Windows as it is UNIX. Then buy their thinline notebook. Also as stated before, you can run windows on a mac. (It runs better on a mac.) So when you get tired of constant crashing, viruses, blue screens of death, etc. you can reboot in OS X. But if you absolutley must go PC, then PLEASE put FreeBSD on it.
     
  4. ServantofGod

    ServantofGod Puritan Board Junior

    I just bought a Toshiba Satellite (L305-S5907). Duel Intel processor 2.0 ghz/ 4 gb ram, 320 gb hard drive space: $550. It's excellent, except for the fact it runs Vista. My second Toshiba, and there is no reason to go elsewhere.
     
  5. ManleyBeasley

    ManleyBeasley Puritan Board Junior

    If you're not a "computer guy" get a Mac (they're more user friendly for people who aren't so familiar with puters). If you are a "computer nerd" you're getting a PC anyway (way more options and you won't get a virus if you know what you're doing) so I don't have to tell you.:)
     
  6. CharlieJ

    CharlieJ Puritan Board Junior

  7. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    You'll like them - I bought 2 of the 17" versions for my kids, they really like them :)
     
  8. Scynne

    Scynne Puritan Board Freshman

    Maybe loving would have been a better term. As in, I do dearly love my 17" MacBook Pro, and treat it with tender kisses every night before bed, but I won't buy a Mac computer ever again. That said, I'll have this laptop until the day I die, considering I prefer a desktop PC for all the processor-intensive stuff.
     
  9. R. Scott Clark

    R. Scott Clark Puritan Board Senior

    Still love my MacBook. The new one's with the aluminum (or as my English friends say, "Al-you-mini-um") case are even better. I'm trying not to wait. My mac is probably good for quite a while yet.
     
  10. SemperEruditio

    SemperEruditio Puritan Board Junior

    My MacBook fell on its side and corrupted the drive. :oops: It's a work computer so naturally I was forced to get a new MacBook Pro...:D

    I know it sounds suspicious but it was not done intentionally. :doh: While I was a beta tester for the new Mac Logos I much prefer Logos on the PC side. Now that I have this machine with the dual core I can have the best of both worlds....Mac and Logos on PC....not sure what else a PC is good for. :lol:
     
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