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Posted: 1/5/2012 10:45:24 AM EDT
I'm looking for a laptop for everyday, desktop replacement type use. Is MSI any good? I'm leaning towards Dell because of discounts through my job but want to keep my options open.
Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:08:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By akrado:
I'm looking for a laptop for everyday, desktop replacement type use. Is MSI any good? I'm leaning towards Dell because of discounts through my job but want to keep my options open.
Thanks.


No stick with the dell.

MSI makes decent motherboards and gpu's, but not laptops.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:01:05 PM EDT
I have had no issues so far with the high end gaming style MSI laptops. Anything under $1000 is pretty much a crap shoot in terms of reliability for heavy daily use. No matter what, any model could be plagued with certain issues. Lookup the model number in Google before you buy anything to see what everyone complains about the most.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:10:48 PM EDT
I've had good luck with Dell, FWIW. Asus looks good for a budget machine, too, but not sure about quality. Here's what Consumer Reports says:

(ranked most to lease repair prone)

Laptop computers brand repair key

Apple
9
Acer
10
Toshiba
10
Lenovo
11
Gateway
11
HP
11
Sony
12
Compaq
12
Dell
12
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:43:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blood_donor:
I've had good luck with Dell, FWIW. Asus looks good for a budget machine, too, but not sure about quality. Here's what Consumer Reports says:

(ranked most to lease repair prone)

Laptop computers brand repair key

Apple
9
Acer
10
Toshiba
10
Lenovo
11
Gateway
11
HP
11
Sony
12
Compaq
12
Dell
12

Thats interesting how they don't list the largest and most highly rated laptop manufacturer, Asus.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:43:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Angry-American:

Originally Posted By blood_donor:
I've had good luck with Dell, FWIW. Asus looks good for a budget machine, too, but not sure about quality. Here's what Consumer Reports says:

(ranked most to lease repair prone)

Laptop computers brand repair key

Apple
9
Acer
10
Toshiba
10
Lenovo
11
Gateway
11
HP
11
Sony
12
Compaq
12
Dell
12

Thats interesting how they don't list the largest and most highly rated laptop manufacturer, Asus.


ASUS is my preference.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 1:57:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 2:31:40 AM EDT
I'm no expert, but after seeing my mom and sister repeatedly have to send their dell laptops in for bs service I vowed I would never own one.
I'm on my third toshiba in ten years with no real problems.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:02:22 PM EDT
Asus, Toshiba, and Apple make good laptops, generally. I am no Apple fanboi, btw. I hate Apple, but have to give props to their laptops.
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