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Old 01-27-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: In my skin
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My hunny bought me a new laptop for Christmas and I am returning it for the second time. They're both HPs running Windows 8, both touch screen. Both have the same issue. The mouse has a mind of its own. If I use an external mouse it's not nearly as bad but it still happens.

I won't buy a Dell again as they have crappy customer service. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Bought the wife a Toshiba a few months ago and have been very happy with it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Are you sure it isn't the touch pad settings?? I bet it is. Let me guess: randomly jumps to different places in documents? Randomly seems to click on things while you are typing?
Probably nothing wrong with either laptop.

But, to answer your question: Sony or Toshiba or Lenovo if you are really anti-Dell.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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Are you sure it isn't the touch pad settings?? I bet it is. Let me guess: randomly jumps to different places in documents? Randomly seems to click on things while you are typing?
Probably nothing wrong with either laptop.
This. Touchpads today have a wealth of setting, multitouch, gestures, tap zones, scroll zones. I suspect you just need to play with the settings.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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why not buy a computer that actually works? Like an Apple.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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why not buy a computer that actually works? Like an Apple.
Thanks for that, I needed a good laugh
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Most laptops have a notoriously low profit margin. If you get a cheap one, the build quality will be poor. On the other hand, that particular model may just be a lemon.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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why not buy a computer that actually works? Like an Apple.
But then the OP would be stuck with an Apple.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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But, to answer your question: Sony or Toshiba or Lenovo if you are really anti-Dell.
I'll simplify this even more. If you want a quality laptop, go with a Lenovo ThinkPad. They are available with and without touchscreens. The x1 carbon series has what has been called the best touchpad in the industry.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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I bought a new hp laptop and bought a mouse last month.

I don't like Windows 8, but no problems as I adjust.
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