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post #16 of 29
SRS - first off Harvey, what size machine do you want? Secondly, do you care how heavy it is? Third, what do you plan on doing with it?
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

SRS - first off Harvey, what size machine do you want? Secondly, do you care how heavy it is? Third, what do you plan on doing with it?

1. That's pretty much the size I want. I don't need a 17" screen, and anything below a 14" would be a little small. I need a keyboard though, so no pads or tablets or crap like that.
2. Don't care how heavy it is. I don't need any cd/dvd/blu ray drives.
3. I'll be using it to log into this message board while I'm waiting waiting in the prison lobby and working on my second book while scoping out the underemployed girls with English Literature degrees while sitting in Starbucks. I will also sometimes watch porn on it. Probably a lot of porn, actually.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I'm looking for a new laptop. I've always been very happy with Toshiba laptops, and the satllite line in particular. Looking at this model right now.
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=2000015569
Anyone have any experience with this model? Any other Toshibas to recommend instead?

damn, 2005 called and... eh you know the rest.
post #19 of 29
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damn, 2005 called and... eh you know the rest.

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post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

1. That's pretty much the size I want. I don't need a 17" screen, and anything below a 14" would be a little small. I need a keyboard though, so no pads or tablets or crap like that.
2. Don't care how heavy it is. I don't need any cd/dvd/blu ray drives.
3. I'll be using it to log into this message board while I'm waiting waiting in the prison lobby and working on my second book while scoping out the underemployed girls with English Literature degrees while sitting in Starbucks. I will also sometimes watch porn on it. Probably a lot of porn, actually.

These girls will only notice you if you have a mac wink.gif

That toshiba is ffffuuuu.gif in terms of style. Specs seem fine aside from the shitty resolution and lack of SSD. Will be heavy as fuck though. A little expensive for what you're getting imo.
post #21 of 29
I'm morally opposed to a mac.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I'm morally opposed to a mac.

They just don't do what I use computers for...

How do you feel about a brand like Asus?
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

They just don't do what I use computers for...
How do you feel about a brand like Asus?

No opinion. I only mentioned Toshiba above because that's what I have now and am happy with it, but it's 3 years old at this point.
post #24 of 29
There was a time when a Sony laptop was the best alternative to a mac. I've had a few and they never seem to fill up or get sluggish. Consider them if you're looking for Steez with some functionality.
post #25 of 29
On a serious note, what are you using it for? Games? Excel? Porn only? Why do you need a 14" screen? Why don't you care how heavy it is? Never moving it from the desk? Do you care about battery life?

If you seriously don't mind a heavy laptop with shitty battery life, there are a lot of cheap options out there with huge screens.
post #26 of 29
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There was a time when a Sony laptop was the best alternative to a mac. I've had a few and they never seem to fill up or get sluggish. Consider them if you're looking for Steez with some functionality.

I have a Sony Vaio FW that I used from 2008-2011, didn't have any problems, probably played too many games on it though. Currently using a Macbook Air, it's amazing in terms of weight and the SSD is blazing. I have some objections to Mac as well, but at their current price points (+student / employee discount / Amazon discount/no tax) it's hard to compete. Warranty service is amazing too.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the cheap large screen laptops will have terrible screens. Don't know how much of a factor that is to you, but it matters quite a bit for me. I was going to get a Sony SA until I saw the screen and had no other option other than my current MBA.

HP also sometimes have deals such as 25% off + $100 back or something of the like. So you could get a dvt6 quad or envy loaded for under $1k.

And every hot girl in the coffeeshop will be sitting with her mac nod[1].gif
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I'm morally opposed to a mac.

^ this... though somehow I managed to get an I phone...
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

They just don't do what I use computers for...
How do you feel about a brand like Asus?

I did some research a couple of months ago and ASUS had great reviews... Finally, it come down to ASUS vs Samsung and ended up with the Samsung. Even when my Samsung is great, I still wonder if I should have gotten the ASUS.
post #28 of 29
If you can hold out for a bit Harvey, I'd recommend waiting for the next wave of Ultrabooks (super light weight). They'll be rolling out 15" models sooner rather than later.
post #29 of 29
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Bought it off ebay. It came from a business leasing lot. It came w/ Windows XP. I checked with Lenovo, and it was originally released with Vista.
Built in March 2008, with 2GB ram, 170GB, centrino. I also don't spend much on computer gear, you see. I paid $250 for it because I was impatient. You get what you pay for when buying
used computer gear but Lenovo notebooks are built like tanks. Not pretty but a darned good product.

The other day I loaded Windows 7 on it. Machine has turned into a monster. Just needed a few hardware tweaks.

Lenovo makes great notebook computers. And the price was right.
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