The Harry Potter Debate
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(11-03-2009, 04:44 PM)Texican Wrote: I have 3 HPs, one of them a laptop - 4, if you count the one that's in pieces - and I prefer my Thinkpad.

I had/have a Thinkpad as well. Very good machines. If I were to get a mobile computer for serious work, I'd get a Thinkpad again (the one I "have" is currently being used by my sister. She is too weird to take it as a gift so I'm lending it to her until I can find someone to buy it. Don't tell her, but I have no intention of selling it).

However, I know laptops are horrible investments. They are limited, fragile and doomed from the moment they are conceived in some engineer's brain. So, for anything other than a Thinkpad, a laptop should be cheap, highly useful, very light, and have a long lasting battery. At the moment, this is the "netbook" range, and currently for me it is a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (with modifications). Perfect laptops. It has all the hardware necessary for being useful, it is inexpensive and I won't cry if it suddenly stolen/crushed in a year. Thinkpads, as far as I can figure, defy this logic and last forever...no matter what happens to them. However, Thinkpads are pricey. Not something I'd want stolen and something anyone with taste would steal.

Quote:They lost my first one when I sent it in after it crashed, and the replacement has been back to tech support three times now. I'm just waiting until the extended warranty they gave me for all the fuss and bother expires.
See, this is a difference. OEMs like HP and Dell sell ignorance, not computers. For someone who is beyond their target client, they are very good deals because we never send them back (except for a full refund), we do not talk to tech support (and if they call us...we pepper them with questions which we can answer but they can't until they learn never to talk to us again) and we never buy warranties. I view OEM systems as a collection of hardware components, not a system. I do not usually use the OS they send (and, if I somehow paid for it, I get a refund on that) either.

However, for a netbook, I have found the Lenovo IdeaPads very enticing.

EDIT: I get the Dells because they offered Linux on them and I had the extra money at the time. I ordered the first Ubuntu netbook before it was released (Dell Inspiron Mini 9) to show support for Tux.
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The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by spasiisochrani - 11-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 03:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 04:01 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Anastasia - 11-03-2009, 04:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2009, 04:20 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 04:23 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:25 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CollegeCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 04:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:29 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:35 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:47 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Elwin Ransom - 11-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by PatrickTorsell - 11-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by PatrickTorsell - 11-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-07-2009, 10:18 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by SinfullyLate - 11-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-14-2009, 05:27 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by timoose - 11-14-2009, 08:48 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by timoose - 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by elizabee - 11-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-20-2009, 09:28 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-20-2009, 09:45 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by KylePalko - 11-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-20-2009, 07:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-20-2009, 09:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 11:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 12:18 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 01:20 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 01:38 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 01:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by elizabee - 11-21-2009, 06:53 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-21-2009, 07:11 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 11:21 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 12:16 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-21-2009, 03:45 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Munda_cor_meum - 11-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Stubborn - 11-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-21-2009, 06:01 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-22-2009, 10:17 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Petertherock - 11-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-22-2009, 04:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-22-2009, 04:07 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 04:09 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by SinfullyLate - 11-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-22-2009, 09:29 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 12:03 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 01:55 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-23-2009, 10:16 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-23-2009, 12:03 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by INPEFESS - 11-23-2009, 05:57 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 08:09 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by INPEFESS - 11-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-24-2009, 03:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-24-2009, 10:30 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by amasimp - 11-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-24-2009, 05:26 PM



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