I second that. As I write this post, I'm currently using my new Dell Inspiron 6000. It has WIN XP pro ,1.6ghz centrino, 1 gig of ddr2 ram, 60 gig 4200rpm hard drive, 126 meg video card, 8x dvd -+ drive & upgraded WUXGA LCD panel and last but not least, 9 cell lithium battery.J0HNK said:DELL... unless you want more media crap... then SONY.
mikem317 said:If you can get a decent IBM, e.g. G-series for a good deal, then go IBM.
I've repaired IBM, Toshiba, Dell and Compaq. IBMs are the best in terms of reliability.
Yup. I'm finishing up my college undergrad in Boston and I repair notebooks to get through it. IBMs are much better than the rest. Very good reliability, and they do have issues, but our failure rate is like 1 or 2%, compared to other manufacturers that are double or triple that.kdk1899 said:IBM if you can afford it. Best harddrives ever. Never had any sort of hardware issues with any IBM's ive ever used or owned. I do have a buddy that has Dell and the board took a shit. Dell did have good customer service and they shipped him a new laptop and sent a box for the old one to go out in.
Neither do Dells, at least the smaller profile portables. Toshibas aren't as great as people make them out to be. Back in 2001 they had a recall because they were catching fire. Toshiba owners got $200 gift cards to use anywhere as a result of the following class action suit.Ghost Rider said:I've had more than one person tell me their toshiba was a POS. It seems they don't stand up too well to the occasional accidental bump.