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Old 12-01-2007, 12:23 PM
Location: Jax
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I was going to suggest what mbuszu did above - get a mac .

They are incredible machines and come with excellent software and nearly all of it is "permanant" - not "trial" - so there's the price difference made up right there.

Apple's "iwork" and "pages" covers everything for me that Microsoft Word used to, but the macs come with a 30-day trial of Word so you can compare the two and see if you still truly need Word.

We've had Compaq and Toshiba in my house and we will only buy macs going forward .
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:52 PM
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Default MacBook

okay mbuszu and riveree,
you both seriously convinced me and I went to Apple today. I bought a MacBook and love it so far. You guys are awesome! Thanks for your guidance and support!
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:29 PM
Location: In the real world!
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My first laptop was a Toshiba and I loved it so much, my second one is a Toshiba. I took it to my oldest son when he was hospitalized in another state for a long time and his wife used it to update his web sight daily on how he was doing. Going into 3 years later, he is taking it to work with him now and watches DVD's on it.. Has to be 8 or 9 years old by now. It just coudn't handle the improveing digital camera's they were coming out with and I used it for pictures...
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:13 PM
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Default They keep on ticking....

I love my IBM Thinkpad G40. Bought it from an authorized dealer four years ago. Still running XP Pro like a charm. I've had other brands (though not a Apple yet) and have found IBM to be the most reliable. Have several old ones - not because the crashed and burned, but rather have "aged out" software-wise. (One has a 1GB drive with Win 95! It was high-end in it's time.) I don't have any first-hand experience with the Lenovos. Hopefully, I won't have to consider a change from my sweet G40 for a while.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:47 PM
Location: Southern South Carolina
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dell and compaq offer a reasonable priced laptop. either brand in great. you will have to purchase microsoft office however.
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