I am planning on getting an used laptop cheap and install ubuntu on it.
inb4 "hurp durp u cant install ubuntu "
Aha, found one model of the laptop I had/ have one of these bastards. It's so bulky, so horrendously slow, that it can barely run Windows XP, which it was bundled with. I think it is actually on its way out, the battery life is atrocious, it takes ages to read anything from disk. My main reason for installing some form on Linux was so that it would be usable to some extent, even that has failed.
Alienware should be removed from the list. It's true their warranties and support is fantastic, they even have a call center in puerto rico instead of India or some other stupid shit like other companies do. But it doesn't matter the laptops have good warranties, because guess what they'll still break right afterwards when it expires. I know a bunch of people with them and they break constantly, they're not worth the trouble.
Macs are nice, eat a dick. I wouldn't trade my MBP for any other laptop.
Laptops are ass, use a desktop
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I bought a laptop cause I want my computer mostly wherever I am. Although I treat it as a desktop too. Is that bad?
A computer is a computer, whatever [works/is comforable] for you is best.
I would call my old 16-bit computer unequipped with a hard drive or maybe even my commodore Amiga "ridiculously old" - but the G50V still handles modern games fine.
HP Mini 311 on the right
Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz
3GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA ION GPU
Mid-2010 Macbook Pro on the left
Intel Core i7 @ 2.66GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
Intel Integrated GPU w/ 256MB VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 330m w/ 512MB VRAM
I love both of them very much
I'm a fan of the IBM PC110 Palmtop.
They are prety much the smallest thing you can call a laptop at 116mm long, 158mm wide and 36mm tall.
Mine was overclocked to 40mhz from 33mhz, has 8mb ram, and sports a 2gb Compact Flash card that acts like an SSD.
It also uses regular camcorder batteries so buying new batteries is piss easy.
On the mac side I love the Powerbook DUO 2300.
It's got a 100mhz 603e, 32mb, and an 8gb IDE drive that's running system 7.6.
It's like the Macbook Air in that it has only three ports on it and no optical drive but it plugs into a docking station which converts it into a full-blown mac with NuBus slots.
Wait, 25% malfunction rate for HP laptops within 3 years? Eh, just bought a Compaq for £350.
thinking about replacing my desktop with a laptop since all i ever do any more is browse the internet and listen to music
Still rocking the Thinkpad T41. It's pretty much indestructible, and the 1.6GHz Pentium M, 32MB Radeon 7500 (DX7) and 2GB RAM is decent enough for Word, light coding and RCT.
If I had money to buy another laptop, I'd probably buy either another Thinkpad or a netbook.
I think macbooks are good laptops but they need to work on the pricing. I remember paying $1000 for the lowest end model.
that broke in a year
Sony Vaio user represent.
500GB WD Scorpio
It runs really well, and the battery life is acceptable. The keyboard is great! Really, like really fucking awesome. Sony's service is very good too. If you have got a warrenty or insurance, that is. Otherwise it's cheaper to do it yourself. I've only used it once (When my buddy spilled coke in the keyboard), and it was home the day after payment. This is pretty great, as they both picked it up personally, and brought it home repaired. They had it in for 2 weeks, as we were working it out with our insurance company. If we wouldn't pay, they would just bring it back home, for free too. And that's pretty great considering that they literally drove it up to our front door, after getting it home from 2000KM away in one day. Other than that, this is a great laptop. It's not aluminum, but really, I don't care. It was the best price/performance, at the time.
Ah god, turns out the seller made a mistake and doesn't have the laptop I wanted after all.
Any recommendations for a laptop in the range of £300-£360? I want to use it for word processing, programming and playing lighter games (think minecraft).
I changed my IBM Thinkpad T42's (:iia:) fan and processor. It takes 3 seconds more to boot up
I took the fan and processor from my brother's broken Thinkpad T43
(he broke the screen)
My laptop is a Thinkpad T42,5 now
Id get a macbook pro if i had the money but if i wanted bang for my buck id go asus.
god damn it i want one of these
My MacBook is perfect for what I use it for. School and web design.
I still hate it though. Spent way too much fucking money.
I want a netbook pretty bad. Maybe instead of my end of the year desktop upgrade I'll get one.
HP G71-340us, can mysteriously run minecraft at 50fps with 128x texture packs with ubuntu and openbox installed.
dell Latitude E5510 can run at 175 with up to 32x, XP installed. Would run even better with linux, but it's not my laptop. The g71 gets the exact same FPS no matter what i'm doing, it's freaky.
I've had the HP for almost 2 years now, so I have no clue where you're getting those failure rates from.
Maybe the laptop megathread will know this better. I'm looking for a laptop for light gaming (Source games), video/sound editing, MS Office, and web browsing. I would like a bit of customization. Are there any websites where I can do that? I've looked at HP and Dell and used their customizers.
Just ordered an acer aspire one AO 522:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
I was debating between that and a macbook for the longest time, in the end I couldnt justify paying >$1000 for a 2nd laptop.
Unless you do stuff that is particularly rough on other laptops, I don't recommend you get one.