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I need a new laptop! DUDE I got a Dell!

Discussion in 'Internet & Computers' started by PenguinLTZ, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. PenguinLTZ

    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Yep Inspiron
     
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    I hope it's better than the Inspiron desktop I bought a while back. I felt like shooting that thing......... :uhoh:

    Good luck! :thumbs:
     
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    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Fingers crossed. I could not pass up the deal they offered. Got the ultra light one without the DVD, with the backlit keyboard, video card and hi-res screen. Not the Ultra HD like the XPS option, but the HD standard screen

    I could not find a difference between it and the XPS (spec wise). I am sure the chassis has differences. Anyhow, with the Memorial Day sale; I added the software I wanted, the slim BR/DVD USB writer, and the easy transfer cable. Still came in at half the XPS.
     
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    Yeah, I tried to spec out an XPS 15 with an SSD and those seem to only come with the 4K touch screen, which I don't really want to pay a lot extra for (and they do charge a good bit extra for). I found cheaper models that come with a spinning that could be replaced. But, that seems like a lot of hassle just to get a Dell XPS. So, I've been checking out Lenovo and other brands. :dunno:
     
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    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Just when I thought UPS could not get any worse...

    Dell uses "UPS Postal support" to ship laptops.

    What does this mean? While I have no clue, really, I do know that it means your estimated arrival date changes AT LEAST twice a day. I need to start taking screen shots. It has changed at least 12 times. At first, it was to arrive today. Now, it has changed to next Friday. I had all the days of the week for next week, but today it finally settled on next Friday.

    Ridiculous. The damn thing left CA on Tues.
     
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    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Yeah, the screen seems to be the big price adder. Regular ol' HD will have to suffice.

    I would not get a Lenovo, if I had to get something else. We have had miserable luck with them at work. I would probably go Sony again, if I had to choose something else.
     
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    Good to know! Thanks for the info. :thumbs:
     
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    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    I should expand on this.

    I have a T450, and have has 2 hard drive failures.

    One of my guys has the T460, and it has had 2 MB failures, and one "multicard" failure. I guess that is for the USB, etc. Then, it had a screen failure, and they replaced the entire machine. A new 460 shows up, and I was standing there when he turned it on.
    Blue Screen. MB failure on day ONE.

    We use all Dell desktops, and all Lenovo laptops. I have no clue why.

    We may change, there have been quite a few complaints.

    Looking around the web, though, they get great reviews. I guess we are just lucky
     
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    Maybe I should look at iStuff instead? :uhoh: :jester:
     
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    Conner's Dell laptop, can't remember which one it is right at the moment, has had two MB failures in the past 8 months. Good thing we paid for the in home warranty service. If it kills another MB, I'm asking for a new one.

    We got it for her for college June of last year. $2,800 worth of laptop.
     

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