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Need help choosing laptop

by that0neguy / March 16, 2009 2:42 PM PDT

Ok, so I'm looking to buy a laptop for myself and need help choosing. The following are a few laptops that I was considering (my price range was at/under $800 and was looking for 17" screens. Also I have a 500GB hard drive that arrived today so not worried about that either. So which one(s) would you say is/are the best laptops out of the group?

****Computer #1****
HP dv9933cl
Processor & Memory:
* Intel

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Could you repost that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2009 11:14 PM PDT

It looks like you need to format, clean up this post. Show a little thought about how it looks.

That is, spend two minutes to make a better looking post.

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by 1shado1 / March 17, 2009 8:42 AM PDT

...get a Toshiba. : )

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by ljb0183 / March 18, 2009 4:13 AM PDT

I recently had to watch my laptop go to heaven after 6 years. Thats like 92 in computer years. So I will probably stay loyal to Toshiba. I dont know about Tech Support, etc because I never had to use it. I NEVER had any problems with mine.

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HP vs. Dell
by Renegade Knight / March 18, 2009 4:31 AM PDT

Having owned and broken both laptop brands this is my opinion.

HP has broken less and their support is far better. They even had a solution to a MICROSOFT problem that HP would not have had any part of even as an OEM.

Dell support was worse and they have refused to honor an extended warranty that I bought.

After 5 years I passed on the HP on to my brother. After a year and a half the Dell laptop sits on my shelf to remind me to file in small claims court.

As for which HP, pay attention to your needs. Don't buy features you won't use. That lets you buy more of the features (or upgraded versions) of the ones that you will use.

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