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Old 07-22-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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Hi all-I'm hoping you all could direct me in the right direction. I want to purchase a new laptop and have been looking at reviews etc. I'm still not sure which would suit my needs and be a good buy. So far I've seen good reviews for Dell, HP, and Gateway. Of course they also have bad reviews so it's hard to distinguish. I don't believe I will need all the bells and whistles. I will really only use it for school stuff and the internet. I'm not a gamer and don't really play any computer games so that's not an issue. I don't believe I will be doing any photoshop etc on it. Which brands have you had the most luck with? Any one in particular you all think is better? Also, where might the best place to buy one be-online or directly at the store? Thanks for any help!
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Dell.
We have about 50 laptops at work and Dell is the best ones we've bought.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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Sony or Dell. I've also heard good things about ibuypower's laptops.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:42 AM
 
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You can try Sony PCG-GRX580 Model: PCG-8C5L or Sony PCG-GRZ600P Model: PCG-8L1L.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm happy with my Dell.
Bought refurbed 2 years ago.
You can save some serious money on a refurbished laptop at Dell Outlet.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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Thanks everyone....seems like a lot of people really like their dells. That's what I will probably go with. Thanks again.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Dell. I am very pleased with their customer service. We also use Dell's at work and they really take a beating (public school).
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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Would it be better to buy online or like best buy or another comparable store? Not sure if either one would be a better deal? Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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Would it be better to buy online or like best buy or another comparable store? Not sure if either one would be a better deal? Thanks.
Well, compare prices. I am not sure about buying a Dell through Best Buy and if they hold the same prices, but if not, go online. Online is almost ALWAYS better than in-store. The only benefit of "in-store" is immediacy of returns and in person complaints. Online is often on average of 15-30% cheaper than an in-store deal. It depends though, just make sure you check.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My wife did the shopping for her laptop and decided to order online. Just received it this afternoon, with no problems. Of course, I'll have to do the dirty work setting it up.
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