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Posted: 1/30/2011 12:58:33 PM EDT
Looking to buy a nice laptop specifically for writing.
Good keyboard, big screen (14-17") with good resolution but doesn't need smokin' specs. Streaming video will probably be the biggest application.
Word will be primary application.
Good battery life, heavy is OK. I won't be traveling with it very much.
Who is making good ones? I haven't bought a laptop in a long time
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:04:04 PM EDT
I like Toshiba. I have 3 and they just won't die.

Had a Sony crater 2 weeks after the warranty expired. Bummer!
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:39:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadeaux:
I like Toshiba. I have 3 and they just won't die.

Had a Sony crater 2 weeks after the warranty expired. Bummer!


I'm an IBM / Lenovo fan. Not the same as they used to be, but still good.

HP is cheaper but I haven't had an issue at all.

Dell used to be OK but I'm not too fond of their laptops anymore for some reason.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:40:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fettesbrotde:
Originally Posted By Shadeaux:
I like Toshiba. I have 3 and they just won't die.

Had a Sony crater 2 weeks after the warranty expired. Bummer!


I'm an IBM / Lenovo fan. Not the same as they used to be, but still good.


+1 It's very hard to beat a Lenovo keyboard and trackpad.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:44:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fettesbrotde:
Originally Posted By Shadeaux:
I like Toshiba. I have 3 and they just won't die.

Had a Sony crater 2 weeks after the warranty expired. Bummer!


I'm an IBM / Lenovo fan. Not the same as they used to be, but still good.

HP is cheaper but I haven't had an issue at all.

Dell used to be OK but I'm not too fond of their laptops anymore for some reason.


Yep. Listen to this man.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:41:03 PM EDT
'just the think pad or any lenovo?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:42:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
'just the think pad or any lenovo?


I have a several-year-old R52 thinkpad that's still kicking, and works great... Linux-friendly too.

They're the classic corporate "road warrior" laptop, and in my experience, everything may not be latest/greatest whiz-bang, but it's beefy, and travels well (eg. takes bumps and dings)
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:47:22 PM EDT
My jewish side kicked in and I got an idea pad Z560 for about 650 shipped.

Thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:26:54 AM EDT
As a final note, I saved 30 dollars by going to Lenovo direct over Newegg.

And noticed today it takes 30 days to ship.

That wasn't worth it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:30:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
As a final note, I saved 30 dollars by going to Lenovo direct over Newegg.

And noticed today it takes 30 days to ship.

That wasn't worth it.


BTDT. Almost every time I try to beat "The Egg," I end up regretting it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:43:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
As a final note, I saved 30 dollars by going to Lenovo direct over Newegg.

And noticed today it takes 30 days to ship.

That wasn't worth it.


BTDT. Almost every time I try to beat "The Egg," I end up regretting it.
In alaska the egg charges about 40 per shipping. Drives me nuts.
but yeah, the egg always wins.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:23:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
As a final note, I saved 30 dollars by going to Lenovo direct over Newegg.

And noticed today it takes 30 days to ship.

That wasn't worth it.


BTDT. Almost every time I try to beat "The Egg," I end up regretting it.
In alaska the egg charges about 40 per shipping. Drives me nuts.
but yeah, the egg always wins.



Does Amazon prime do their free shipping deal to AK? If so, I've sometimes beaten the egg with Amazon, particularly with free shipping... and sometimes it's faster too.
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