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sturdiest laptop?

by soxgirl45 / October 9, 2007 1:08 AM PDT

I want to get a new laptop because I am fed up with Dell. First, I had a Latitude D600, and it literally broke 10 times from mid-2004 to the end of 2006 (the screen failed 3 times, the hard drive failed twice, the fan broke, the keyboard fell apart 3 times, and the motherboard stopped working). Dell sent me a D620 for free after I complained, and it came with a broken CD rom drive and non-working motherboard. Then, the docking station also stopped working, the keyboard fell apart, and the CD Rom drive stopped burning CDs (after having the computer for a whole 8 months). Now, I take pretty good care of my computer. I usually keep it on my desk on the docking station, I have never dropped anything on it or put something on top of it, I don't slam it on the desk when I open it, and when I transport it to class, I use a padded laptop backpack. Is this a normal experience to have with Dell? I really like the laptop when it's working, but I cannot deal with anymore breakages. I want to get a comparable laptop, but one that is not going to break down on me every other month. Do you have any recommendations?

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Definitely the Toughbook.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 1:21 AM PDT
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by soxgirl45 / October 9, 2007 1:55 AM PDT

Unfortunately, those are slightly out of my price range...

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I'm surrounded by Dells at the office.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 2:08 AM PDT
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But these are rarely moved from the desk. At home I've had Compaq, Acer and an IBM that never died. Well I did have a CDRW drive fail but a new drive (I installed it myself) and it's all good again.

I'd go shopping.


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aspire 4720
by iRocker / October 10, 2007 6:34 PM PDT

I bought an Acer aspire 4720 (C2D 1.5 5250, 1G RAM)...

Hope it'll also be a sturdy one...

What do you think about that model?

PS -: Till today i thought Dell produces the most durable laps...

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We just picked up the 9410 and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2007 9:38 PM PDT
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Another model but only the 15 inch. I don't see anything substandard on either but some owners tend to have bad luck.


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