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    I was recently looking about for a new laptop, & saw loads of seemingly great deals, but was warded off by friends saying they'd had bad experiences with one company or another. Is there any way we can get together a list of lappy brands which are reputable & people have used without problems first hand??
    If a man talks in a forest & there's no woman around....
    Is he STILL wrong?

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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
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    On the face of it, it's a good idea, but one has to be careful; I've bought brands before now where one product line was good and rock solid, but another was assembled by semi-trained chimpanzees on minimum banana allowance...

    Maybe a qualifier would be a good idea - like X company's Y product line is good, but avoid the Z product line?

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    I would only buy laptops from either IBM (T and X series) or Apple (iBook and Powerbook) but only up to 14 inches. Otherwise, little point in a laptop, really...

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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Oh well, for you possibly; but given that the sales of desktops are either static or declining and have been for a couple of years, whereas laptop sales are still on the up, plenty of people disagree. Actually, for the average home user who wants a machine to do email, write letters and surf t'web, there's a lot of point and all of those people want different things. I had one chap recently who wanted me to find him a reasonably light machine with decent battery life, for use on his boat, another who wanted a straight desktop replacement - a machine that could easily be moved around the house (and no, by the time you've shifted a keyboard, monitor and all the attendant guff, an SFF system is NOT as easy), but with a nice big screen that'd run off the mains. Lots of point for both those people, they just don't use a PC in the same way that we might.

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