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Old 01-27-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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All brands will pump out crap products sometimes. Lenovo, Toshiba, HP, Dell, Acer, and every other manufacturer produce some laptops that have negative reviews. It's always best to look at the laptop you are buying rather than make assumptions based on other models offered by the same brand.
do you have a preference?
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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do you have a preference?

I don't have a preference for any brands or models of prebuilt computers. I only have preferences for the hardware that is used in computers.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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All brands will pump out crap products sometimes. Lenovo, Toshiba, HP, Dell, Acer, and every other manufacturer produce some laptops that have negative reviews. It's always best to look at the laptop you are buying rather than make assumptions based on other models offered by the same brand.
There are some brands that are higher quality than the rest. For example, ThinkPad(T,X,W_ and Toughbooks are higher quality than Inspirons and Pavilions. They all will likely use the same processor, ram, hard drive and gpu... but there are differences in the keyboard, chassis, screens, motherboard, sensors, etc.

The difference is in their target audiences. With the lower quality brands, the manufacturers are trying to target the value audience. With the higher quality brands, the manufacturers are trying to target business and field users.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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Keep in mind that everything you read here is someone's opinion...
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Consider that a current generation laptop will be obsolete in a couple of years and you stand a chance of getting a lemon from all vendors.

Instead of relying on opinions of posters here why not go out to the websites that sell laptops and read the reviews. You'll get feedback on actual usage of the laptops rather than a bunch of C-D opinions of what they like and don't like...
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Reviews across the board are all opinions.

OP, you should define some specific criteria that you want to satisfy and see which one meets (or comes close to) all those.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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okay will do thank you
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