Thinking of a new laptop? -- DON'T BUY HP (see why inside)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Gary7, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I picked up an ASUS Transformer back in the day, and aside from playing games on it and using it as an eReader for non-conventional books (for paperbacks et al I've got a Nook) it's rather sadly underused.
     
  2. Sector 7

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    ^^ Place me in the same camp, folks. I use my laptops and desktop because I like a real keyboard and mouse setup. My brother wants an iPad 3. If he makes the jump, I'll get his old iPad 1. Perhaps, I may feel differently using one on a regular basis, but I doubt it.
     
  3. Coloratura

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    Tablets are nice on the go when you want something for movies, music, a few games, and web browsing. Word processing isn't recommended, nor business applications. If you want that kind of work, and need to be mobile, a laptop is still the best option, IMO.
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Autobot or Decepticon? :D
     
  5. DonIago

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    That depends on whether the keyboard's attached at the time. :p
     
  6. tomalak301

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    My last two laptops have been toshibas. They've been decent for what I want.
     
  7. DonIago

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    My last laptop was a Toshiba, and I have the feeling I bought it just before USB 3.0 became standard on laptops. It was okay for what it was, but there were definitely times when it seemed, to me, a bit sluggish.
     
  8. Brolan

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    I'm done with HP too. I had a bad experience with a HP laptop and didn't get the support I expected with one of their old high-end PDAs.
     
  9. LitmusDragon

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    I'm quite happy with my HP Envy Macbook-clone.
     
  10. Capt. Vulcan

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    It's this what Apple does with their computers? Or at least they used to? Lock out hardware for the best interest of the consumer.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Apple has never done anything like this.