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posted on November 9, 2005 at 7:58 am
I have a Toshiba Qosmio G10 and I am super happy with it. The screen resolution is fantastic.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 11:06 am
I heard Toshiba was the best from our IT guy.. do you mind telling me how much that model is approx? I’m looking for something under AU$2,000!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 7:15 pm
I think it was about 2,700 EUROS but there is one with a smaller screen which is of course less expensive.
I am really happy with Toshiba. It’s my second one and I only had a HD problem once and they replaced it immediately.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:39 pm
Too $$ for me, eek! I want a good cheap one 😛
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:47 am
Dell is the way to go 🙂
posted on November 9, 2005 at 11:04 am
Ya my office uses Dell.. i think most offices do – dunno if it’s cos they offer a good corporate package or they’re just better?
posted on November 9, 2005 at 1:08 pm
I have a Dell too (for home use) and I love it. No problems whatsoever. I got a bunch of upgrades and it was around $1200 USD.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:38 pm
Oooohhhh $1200 USD ain’t bad! What model do you have?
posted on November 9, 2005 at 9:19 am
I am currently using a compaq laptop, more meant for students I reckon. But, it definitely works much better than an acer (my previous laptop).
posted on November 9, 2005 at 10:55 am
I had an Acer too!!!! It SUCKED 🙁
posted on November 9, 2005 at 11:23 am
Not everyone will agree, but i love my Apple ibook! It’s so dependable and affordable!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 1:52 pm
Second this. Apple rocks.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 12:27 pm
they have shit service, but at least they’re cheap 😛
I just got a new one 15.4″ (1680×1050) – that’s some killer pixels for a screen that size… i’m going blind!
PM 1.86, 1gig ram, 60GB, ATI X600 128MB PCIX, DVD +- dual layer, 802.11 a/b/g, bluetooth, SD slot, gigabit LAN
got it for $2299 it’s a Toshiba Tecra A4.
Oh btw I quit Overture.. it sux like big time…. sigh
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:40 pm
Re: check out
Hey thanks for that! Going to check it out when I’m back home 🙂
Awwww bummer about quitting!, where are you now?
posted on November 10, 2005 at 7:40 am
KPMG now.. and we STILL use DELLs.. and we’re getting rid of DELLs after this batch YAY! 🙂
Don’t listen 2 me….. im biased……
posted on November 9, 2005 at 12:30 pm
Don’t get a DELL 🙂
I’m sure u do, and I’ve used DELLs in my current/previous offices. KPMG has a way of making u carry around 10KG worth of laptop on your backs, and it’s not fun. The casing looks cheap, the build looks tacky. I soooooo wouldn’t recommend a dell 🙂
Go Toshiba! I went from a toshiba to a HP then back to a Toshiba…. i heart my toshiba!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:44 pm
Hahah you don’t like Dells huh 😛 so many companies use Dell, wonder why..
I did hear Toshiba’s the best in laptops, but soooo $$$$! 🙁
posted on November 10, 2005 at 2:32 am
haha i’m getting a dell laptop from work soon. my boyfriend’s work laptop is a dell…i think it’s the cheapness but still a namebrand.
i’m on a tobisha now and you’d cry if you saw it! it’s old and boxy and from 1997. i’m actually impressed by how well it’s held up. and i didn’t even take that good care of it.
posted on November 10, 2005 at 6:16 am
my old laptop’s from 1999 and BOY it’s clunky, it barely works 😛
I reckon most offices use dell!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 1:18 pm
Hey Beverly, have you ever heard of a brand called ASUS? They’re a Taiwanese brand that R&D’s in motherboards and have recently (I guess last 2-3 years) expanded out into systems including laptops. I did quite a lot of research and was considering buying a Toshiba Portege M300 but in the end I got the ASUS W5A and have absolute no regrets with the quality.
I work in IT and all of my colleagues have ASUS laptops too and swear by it! Cheapest deals on most laptops of various brands can be found from a computer store called Computer World on York Street, Town Hall.
Here’s their website:
Here’s the ASUS website
They’ve got lightweight laptops through to desktop replacement laptops, mind you the cost is probably comparible with Toshiba but more than DELLs – but as they say…you pay for quality! Personally I don’t like DELLs as the quality isn’t as refined as with some of the better brands. Big company’s use them coz they’re relatively cheap and can get big saving purchasing them in bulk.
ASUS is big throughout Asia and the UK and are getting big here in Australia also. Recently they had advertising in Wynyard and Town Hall stations.
I probably sound like a salesman for ASUS! But in all honesty I’d go either them, Toshiba or IBM.
Good luck shopping!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 7:16 pm
My parents have an ASUS desktop and I am really not happy with it.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:45 pm
I haven’t heard of ASUS at all! I’ll as Chris if he has.. I actually work at York St, so I can check out computer World.. thanks for the tip 😀
posted on November 9, 2005 at 3:09 pm
when my comp blew up earlier this semester, i invested in a t43 thinkpad. fast, convient, and has fingerprint id. its not too cute, but it gets the job done, specially for lots of storage and running multiple programs at once.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:46 pm
Oo sounds good.. would you mind telling me approx how much it is?
posted on November 9, 2005 at 9:08 pm
it was over $2000 plus you have to pay for some of the programs. and i had an employee discount from IBM from family so i can’t really tell you how much it’ll be b/c i dont know.
posted on November 10, 2005 at 6:18 am
Ahhhh yeah $2k+ is too much for me :X I’m aiming for $1k-2k.. but looks like it’s more towards the $2k mark to get something decent.. bleh :X
posted on November 9, 2005 at 5:20 pm
I’ll third the two Apple comments above… get a 15″ Powerbook! The new TFT displays are INCREDIBLE and the 15″ has a 1440×960 resolution… plus it’s really quiet and has a 1.67MHz processor. I ♥ mine.
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:47 pm
Apple’s a no-no as Chris will be using it too.. and he works for Microsoft 😀 D’oh!!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:57 pm
try to convert him to the dark side…you know he wants to touch the apple…we love the apple…
posted on November 10, 2005 at 2:31 am
My bf Chris works at Microsoft too and we both have Macs. I have an Ibook and trust me you’ll fall in love with them.
posted on November 10, 2005 at 6:17 am
I thought MS was against their full-timers using anything but PCs?? I guess if people don’t go on about it, they don’t care as much 😛
the iBooks are reallllyyyy pretty though
posted on November 10, 2005 at 6:20 am
I think they discourage the use because they offer perks like discounts on dells but my bf has always been a Mac user and he didn’t intend on giving it up just because he works at Microsoft.
The ibooks have really cool features and you can upgrade them to have lots of memory or a larger hard drive. I love mine.
posted on November 11, 2005 at 11:36 am
Mine looks like an iBook – white and all and best of all it’s a PC! I should show you sometime and let you test drive it! However, it costs more then what you’ve budgeted for. I got mine through salary sacrifice…hence reduced the amount of tax I need to pay!
posted on November 11, 2005 at 12:12 pm
Ooooo that sounds nice, what laptop do you have?
I’m going to do it via salary sacrifice too and claim it on tax, but I STILL want it to be cheap, hehe
posted on November 11, 2005 at 1:12 pm
This is the one I have…click on the W5
posted on November 11, 2005 at 10:43 pm
Looks good 🙂 I’m going to check it out in real life!
posted on November 15, 2005 at 4:48 pm
4th this! the new powerbooks are absolutely GORGEOUS!!
but if u really HAVE to have a PC, and don’t mind splashing out a bit, fujitsu!
posted on November 9, 2005 at 8:58 pm
did you try the sony viao?
they’re making one out of carbon fiber or something super light, and it’s super cute too….not sure if it’s out yet..
Re: did you try the sony viao?
Oooooh no I haven’t seen it yet! Will keep an eye out..
posted on November 10, 2005 at 2:31 am
I recnetly got an IBM ThinkPad T42. I really love it, though I initially wanted a Sony VAIO. The ThinkPad has turned out to be awesome and cheaper than the VAIO; I think mine was about $1400.
posted on November 10, 2005 at 6:15 am
Hey $1,400 ain’t bad.. will check it out, thanks!!
posted on November 10, 2005 at 4:18 am
Laptops are required at my school, so I can round up some stats/trends I’ve seen –
Dells can be dropped and still function, it’s quite amazing actually…their new 17″ one is bulky and not portable, but great for just keeping it in one place and watching movies on it or something. The resolution is pretty nice. Generally though, they’re not the most high-performing laptops, and if you run heavy computations or lots of imaging software at the same time, they really dip in performance.
HP/Compaqs are not dependable and most people replaced theirs after 1-2 years…no good.
Toshibas are durable if you take care of them – I didn’t have to reinstall Windows on mine for the first two years I had it…HOWEVER, recently they’ve had some bad apples that really brought down the brand name. If you’ve got a good one, you can depend on it to do heavy computations. Their service is pretty good – most of the time they’ll replace the parts under warranty quickly.
Lenovo/IBM Thinkpads are the “professional” choice at a lot of big firms, but personally I think people just bought them coz IBM is such a huge company and most businesses partner with them at some point…they’re really nothing special and the configurations for wireless etc., aren’t the most user-friendly. The ones without a touchpad are small but drive me insane with that little button thingie…grrrr!
Hope this helps!
Ooooo great info! Thanks! seems like the Dell and Toshiba are good, i just need to figure out what model I want now, haha..
posted on November 10, 2005 at 7:36 am
Most companies partner with Dell or HP/Compaq because of price-points. IBM has some pretty innovative and nifty features, especially when it comes to security and laptop durability. But at a pricepoint that’s not comparable to most other brands. It’s not the wireless config that’s the issue here, it’s how secure your wireless transmission is.
posted on November 10, 2005 at 8:47 am
my brother has a sony vaio, and it’s a pretty sturdy laptop, he likes it.
i have this: http://webshop.fujitsupc.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesbean.do?series=S62
a fujitsu lifebook, i like it because it’s light and thin (not really what you’re looking for though), has a “crystal” view screen so its really clear and not like usual laptop monitors, also has an SD card slot (perfect since that’s what my camera uses). i’ve had it for a about a year and a half, no problems so far, but i only got the 40GB hard drive, you might want the 60GB.
you don’t usually hear about fujitsu laptops much, but i like mine alot 🙂
posted on November 11, 2005 at 7:13 am
Yeah I like clear screens, so many laptops I’ve seen have this muted/fuzzy look, you know what I mean? Hard drive size isn’t too important to me, I don’t have too much stuff 😛
posted on November 11, 2005 at 2:46 am
sweetie, can you email me your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org .
time for xmas cards !!!
posted on November 11, 2005 at 7:12 am
Oooer will email now!
posted on November 11, 2005 at 8:52 am
I have an Apple Powerbook but wouldn’t recommend it since you are obvious looking for a Windows Machine. I think most offices (according to you anyway) use Dell because it’s cheap? Really not too sure but my bf has a Dell and he loves it and I think it’s pretty good too. It’s a Latitude something (14 or 15″ screen). The screen is really sharp (sharper than mine dare I say it but that may be cos mine is so small). It weighs less than my 12″ laptop!
posted on November 11, 2005 at 10:05 am
OHhh yeah I’ve heard the Latitude series is really good – I was eyeing the Latitude 6000 which isn’t too $$, so maybe either that or a Toshiba? But from the sounds of it, the Latitude sounds cool 😀
posted on November 11, 2005 at 8:54 am
Forgot to say that pretty soon Apple will have Intel chips meaning they can run Windows (without dodgy slow emulators) as well as Mac OS.
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