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    QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    There's plenty of choice, but do you have a favourite?
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    IBM, the ThinkPad's were great business laptops.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Well, the best OSX laptops are made by Apple.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Well, the best OSX laptops are made by Apple.
    I dunno, there's something to be said for a good Hackintosh.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Lenovo for work, Asus for home. Microsoft's Surface devices are great but expensive.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Can't speak for now as nearly all of the big brands make some absolute dross. Some of the cheap Lenovo laptops are of a shocking quality, yet their high end stuff is still fairly highly regarded, relatively speaking.

    My experience in a school went very much against the grain. Nobody spoke well of Acer, yet all of our best laptops were Acer-built. We bought around 35 Acer refurbs in 2008 or 2009 and 25-30 of them were still working when we closed last summer (though most needed a new battery a few years ago of course). All of our other Acer laptops kept on going beyond my expectations too. I guess we just got lucky given the experiences of others though.

    I suppose of our more recent purchases the most reliable ones were ASUS - even the cheap ones seemed to last quite well, but it was a fairly small pool to base it on and I can't comment on longevity.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    more to the point : who cares ? I would never buy a laptop again or a tablet for that matter.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    I have always found Acer and Lenovo to be good for my needs, with that I am a budget user and go for best specs for the money and don't really care which laptop is 2mm thicker/thinner etc.

    My current Lenovo is epic for what I paid, IdeaPad 310, Full HD 15.6" screen, AMD A10-9600P, 8GB DDR4, just stuck an SSD in and called it done, cost me £335 with SSD nearly 2 years ago and its still running perfectly.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I dunno, there's something to be said for a good Hackintosh.
    There is - but a Hackintosh doesn't give access to everything in the iCloud - iMessenger being one example and the range of hardware is fairly limited - so I'm not sure how well an OSX hack would install or on a generic laptop.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    In all honesty based on my experience I'd actually say Dell. Out of every laptop I've had access to the Dells (admittedly business orientated rather than consumer)have been the most stable and lasted the longest in terms of durability. The HP's I've had access too have all had issues so not exactly a good sign.

    Mind you my old Sharp laptop (I'm talking 15 years ago now) was a brick, with zero batterylife, but it was a workhorse and the amd chip inside it was solid as anything. It took one hell of a beating as a secondary render machine while I was at uni and just plodded along without any complaints.

    Having said all that if I was to buy a 'laptop' tomorrow, it would be surface pro or a workstation grade machine from dell.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    No idea any more. I'm still using my Sony Vaio, but they're no longer making laptops. Bit long in the tooth now, but it's the second 13" carbon fibre ~1.5kg laptop I've had from them. This one with an i7 chip, dedicated gfx and bluray drive in a tiny package. Dell and Apple were the only competing products at the time, and they were a lot more expensive.

    I quite a look at some of the HPs these days, but I don't play games much on my laptop any more, and I can stream via Steam, so probably don't need to change it any time soon.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Well this is a tough one. I think most of them suck for the prices these companies charge for a laptop. The closest I've come to a somewhat best of laptop might be Acer or HP. It's been a while since I've had a laptop. The last laptop I had was an HP. It lasted about 9 years before the components started to have a cascade failure. I would never recommend Apple to anyone. Apple has a habit of making things that are not easily fixed or an over priced amount. All laptop makers pretty much suck and love to install bloatware. The first thing I do with any new laptop is format the HDD/SSD and reinstall Windows/Linux that did not come from the company that made the laptop. I have not heard good thing about Asus laptops. I have been out of the laptop game too long to really be sure who's the best. I'm pretty sure unless you make the laptop yourself they all suck. It might be better just to build a mini-itx system with an apu for on the move. If you must have a laptop at all cost. Find something with an AMD/APU inside. Nothing less than 8/16GB of ram also. Replace the HDD with an SSD.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Lenovo Thinkpads for me... Even if one of the ones I have bought was a bit of a dud.

    E480 and T480s in the house at the moment, love them.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    IBM, the ThinkPad's were great business laptops.
    Lenovo now? Not quite the same as the IBM Thinkpads of years gone by? I honestly like the look of the Surface Books, if I was going to go for something now it would probably be that. I'd be far more inclined to just go for a Surface Pro though.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best laptops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    more to the point : who cares ? I would never buy a laptop again or a tablet for that matter.
    Exactly; no one should ever buy a laptop because I don't have a need for one. Or do you mean "Who cares about my opinion?" Because the answer to that is probably no one. Except me, I cared enough to reply. <3

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