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skanky~skanketta
Aug 20th, 2009, 04:41 AM
Ok, so I have a regular laptop that I use, Dell but I know nothing abt it. Now my bosses have asked to to source for the latest (non-Dell) laptop in the market with all the best specs.

Please help me.

Willam
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:46 PM
Mac.Mac.Mac.Mac.Mac

Barrie_Dude
Aug 22nd, 2009, 04:13 PM
Mac.Mac.Mac.Mac.

In fact, all my friends that work for Microsoft have Apple Macs and swear by them. However, you will have to get Microsoft Office For Mac as a seperate part of the package

kris719
Aug 22nd, 2009, 04:21 PM
The obvious answer is Mac but most people are too cheap for them.

youizahoe
Aug 22nd, 2009, 04:33 PM
What do you need it for? Reply and i'll help :)

iGOAT
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:24 AM
Mac.Mac.Mac.Mac.Mac.

Yes it costs more, but it is soooo worth it.

youizahoe
Aug 23rd, 2009, 01:58 AM
I wouldn't advise Macbook, it's decent, but a Sony Vaio is cheaper and has better specs, and is a lot cheaper in repair. For example, there are many battery issues. If you have it with a macbook, your repair costs are at least €150 while with Sony it's €50 repair and replace.

Whatever you buy, don't buy HP, Dell or any laptop with AMD processor.

1. Sony
2. Apple
3. Asus

That's my preference, and I have tons of laptops at home :)

Sean.
Aug 23rd, 2009, 02:00 AM
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but doesn't the spec of a laptop/pc depend on what you put in it?

lympyisthebest
Aug 23rd, 2009, 02:06 AM
I wouldn't advise Macbook, it's decent, but a Sony Vaio is cheaper and has better specs, and is a lot cheaper in repair. For example, there are many battery issues. If you have it with a macbook, your repair costs are at least €150 while with Sony it's €50 repair and replace.

Whatever you buy, don't buy HP, Dell or any laptop with AMD processor.

1. Sony
2. Apple
3. Asus

That's my preference, and I have tons of laptops at home :)

I've had a problem with my Macbook keyboard and disk drive and each time Apple has replaced it free of charge under Applecare.

the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2009, 03:25 AM
I used to have the white MacBook, and currently have the newer Aluminum MacBook. I swear by Mac products. My old MacBook was 2 years old and works amazingly well and is faster and stronger then my sister's new PC laptop.

You can customize the specs anyway you like, and utilizing Time Machine has saved my butt so many times.

The only people I know who have had a MacBook battery problem are people who didn't realize it's a lithium battery, and did not know or care to calibrate their battery 1-3 times a month. It's simple, and helps maintain it.

iGOAT
Aug 23rd, 2009, 03:30 AM
Yeah I have a MacBook, it's almost three years old, I love it. My Dad got an Acer and I was on it the first day and it was way slower than mine.

Also like a year ago my battery died and I just showed up at the store, they put in a new one, and told me I could go. No charge or anything. But yes, I would say a Vaio is probably my second choice :).

youizahoe
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:14 PM
I've had a problem with my Macbook keyboard and disk drive and each time Apple has replaced it free of charge under Applecare.

And that costs €300 a year. Don't fool yourself, with Sony you get it for free, they will always check for free whether you did the damage yourself or not. If it's your fault they'll contact you and tell you how much it'll cost to repair, and if it's not your fault, they repair it for free.

youizahoe
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:16 PM
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but doesn't the spec of a laptop/pc depend on what you put in it?

THat's with desktops. With laptops its important you have a very good chipset, you can put in the best specs as you wish, if the chipset and mainboard isn't good enough, it'll still be a crappy laptop.

And it's hard to put in better specs(hardware) with laptops, cause you mostly need to stick with their brands, cause not all laptops have the same amount of space of slots to place in stuff :)

youizahoe
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Yeah I have a MacBook, it's almost three years old, I love it. My Dad got an Acer and I was on it the first day and it was way slower than mine.

Also like a year ago my battery died and I just showed up at the store, they put in a new one, and told me I could go. No charge or anything. But yes, I would say a Vaio is probably my second choice :).

That's the same with any other brand, cause a battery has a guarantee for at least 2 years, depending on the region you are in.

Edward.
Aug 23rd, 2009, 01:02 PM
And that costs €300 a year. Don't fool yourself, with Sony you get it for free, they will always check for free whether you did the damage yourself or not. If it's your fault they'll contact you and tell you how much it'll cost to repair, and if it's not your fault, they repair it for free.

Any Sony laptop will be running Vista, which is an automatic fail.

Go mac.mac.mac.mac.mac.mac.

the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2009, 04:38 PM
Yeah if you do have to get a PC for whatever reason, wait until the new OS pops off and is readily available, because vista is vomit inducing.

Barrie_Dude
Aug 23rd, 2009, 04:51 PM
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but doesn't the spec of a laptop/pc depend on what you put in it?
Software specs yes. Hardware specs are different

Matt.
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:43 PM
Another vote for a Mac. :)