What do you use for Antivirus as well as Spyware detection and removal?
This is a story for anyone thinking of buying a Dell laptop.
I have a 3 1/2 month old Dell INSPIRON 5160. When I bought it I upgraded everything. It is a 3.2G Pentium 4, 512MB Ram, 64MB Nvidia 5700 Graphics with 802.11b/g wireless, Truemobile GPRS +++++ Oh and I purchased the extended warranty with complete care coverage.
A blue screen Stop error occurs at varied times when on the internet and has been an ongoing issue for nearly 3 months now. This isn't exactly the best situation being a BS Interior Design student taking courses online.
Repeated calls to tech support has resulted in a new motherboard, new GPRS card, and multiple PC restores among countless other operations to "fix" the problem. It is still not fixed and I spent hours on the phone with them last Friday on seven differnt occasions that same day(in addition to the 2-3 times per week I had called before). The techs are friendly but haven't been able or willing to investigate the issue to fix it. I've spoken to a manager and they are unwilling to replace it or let me return it.
At this point the computer is basically useless for what I needed it for...accessing the internet and I'm forced to use a friends computer until I can afford to spend another $2000.
Apparently, I'm not great at picking out laptops. Anyone with ideas on what to replace it with? I need a laptop with wireless capabilities, a PC II slot, dedicated graphics and a whole lot of power. Programs I'll be using are Adobe CS, Illustrator and Autocad 2004. Oh, yeah and a more reliable company would be great
Thanks to everyone for reading this and letting me vent and also to anyone who has advice on a better system.