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Brand-name Laptops vs. Specialized Laptops

by phrozted / July 14, 2005 12:23 PM PDT

I've been hearing a lot about Dell, HP, Gateway, and Toshiba here. No doubt these companies make sweet systems, but it's been the general consensus from most of my friends that apart from customer service, these companies are pretty bad when it comes to making upgradable systems and tend not to use the best parts.

Most of my friends prefer assembling their own notebooks via third-parties online, or buying from well-known computer specialists like FalconNW, etc.

Thoughts?

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by damasta55r / July 14, 2005 1:11 PM PDT

As Profitt would say, they have no spare parts...
Roger

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I must disagree.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 10:32 PM PDT

From the beginning of time, laptops have been barely upgradeable compare to desktops. What happens is a desktop mod'r will go to the land and laptops and wail about "no upgrades." This is true. But what is also true is the trail of broken laptops with noname that you can't get spare parts for. Alienware blew up bigtime over spare parts and I personally have run into this with a very long list of smaller importers.

Yes, these small house are just importers. They don't have a big plan or budget to stock parts you might need 2 years from now.

I've read your post hundreds of times and can reply that you are in a fantasy world if you don't research the past atrocities the smaller houses have inflicted on their buyers. By "your post" I mean not you specifically, but your words have shown up many times by many people. It doesn't help those with broken machines with no spare parts.

Bob

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laptops must be durable
by titani2 / June 9, 2006 2:27 PM PDT

unlike desktop, laptops are often on the go, therefore your laptop must be durable. and the most durable of them all is made in japan. FUJITSU is the brand

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