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What Laptop to purchase?

by babes808gpa / November 11, 2010 5:03 AM PST

Looking to buy a moderate laptop for uses such as web browsing, checking e-mail, occasional word documents. Don't like to buy the cheapest models nor the most expensive.

Choices I have where I live is VERY limited: Office Max, Wal-mart, Costco and Sears. I've researched what is available: This is what I've narrowed it down to:

Acer 5742-7653 @ $629
HP dv6-3150us @ $789
Toshiba L655-S5103 @ $769
Toshiba L675-S7048 @ $769

Any opinions is greatly appreciated.

Brad

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A test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 5:15 AM PST

I'm finding a bug in many new laptops and am awaiting some feedback about it. The HP line seems to have it a lot and you can see it on some Acers as well. The machine may not boot when certain USB devices are present when you boot.

I'm finding I have to test for this bug prior to purchase. Lucky for my I can do that. If you can't I'll give the not to the Toshibas.
Bob

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PS. That HP dv6 keyboard
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 5:17 AM PST
In reply to: A test.

I found the funky new layout to take a while to get used to. 6 months later and I must say I would not get that keyboard layout again.
Bob

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best laptop
by Chaoolif / November 18, 2010 9:11 PM PST

The best laptop to purchase is Acer, I used acer for almost 3 years now.

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I would never say Acer is the best to buy
by orlbuckeye / November 19, 2010 3:09 AM PST
In reply to: best laptop

but i've had one for 3 years and I love it. With the success i've had with Acer i will consider them in my next purchase but I won't say it will be an Acer. I was waiting for a specific model of Acer and they never released it in the USA so I went for a HP. If i had to buy a laptop today it would be between the Acer and Toshiba with the 18.4 screens.

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Remember you do
by orlbuckeye / November 19, 2010 3:06 AM PST

have other choices on the internet. Newegg is a very good place to purchase a laptop. CompUSA is also available on the internet. If you have a costco or sams's membership they have laptops and Costco has the best in store warranty for electronics then anyone.

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