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Old 07-10-2021, 03:38 PM   #2211 (permalink)
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I had a thread about this somewhere but my quick lazy search hasn't turned it up, and like Homer says, the lesson is, never try.

So anyway, Plankton has been helping me to try to pick the best laptop I can, and I've been driving him nuts I'm sure (talk about "Screaming at an Empty Canvas", huh?) so I'm appealing to you guys.

Ideally, opinions from anyone who has had, or has, a laptop, the purchase of which they either regretted or did not, would be most welcome. Every brand I research I get good and bad (often really threatening/warningly bad) reviews, and I don't know what to do.

So it's basically this: do you, have you, any preference for, or do you or have you owned a Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or Lenovo laptop? I'm not asking for specs, as I know what I want and can afford. It's more about the reliability. I know nobody can stop your laptop from having problems and nobody can predict if it's going to give you hassle or anything, but stories or advice from those who have, or have had, any of the above brands (or others) and how it worked/has worked out would be helpful.

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Oh btw my second to last laptop was an HP and went down due to a known issue with a lot of HP laptops where the... CPU (?) had some kind of short that costs hundreds of dollars to fix and even if fixed may very well happen again, so I'd do some extra homework on HP laptops. It's been awhile so I don't remember the specifics but it was only a year or two old and just died.
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Thanks Batty. I had heard that HP have a bad name, some of their machines prone to, um, going on fire. I think I'm kind of leaning in a Dell direction at the moment.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:05 PM   #2213 (permalink)
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Thanks Batty. I had heard that HP have a bad name, some of their machines prone to, um, going on fire. I think I'm kind of leaning in a Dell direction at the moment.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:12 PM   #2214 (permalink)
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I had a Dell laptop before spilling beer on it and nuking it and had no complaints. It was a budget gaming laptop so had some issues with heating but there's generally gonna be some heating issues with gaming laptops especially budget ones (as in making my bedroom hot), but one thing that was kind of annoying was the darkness of the screen. It was... fine, but if a laptop is reviewed as having a dark screen maybe believe them cause people don't generally complain about a dark screen for no reason and it can be an annoying quality of life issue.
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:56 PM   #2215 (permalink)
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The good thing about this is that, though it's a refurbished one, it's to MIL-SPEC, which I'm told is the quality the military demands, so it's unlikely to break if it falls off my lap - unless I happen to be on top of Mount Everest at the time, and I have no plans to be.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081FZ1TK1...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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The good thing about this is that, though it's a refurbished one, it's to MIL-SPEC, which I'm told is the quality the military demands, so it's unlikely to break if it falls off my lap - unless I happen to be on top of Mount Everest at the time, and I have no plans to be.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081FZ1TK1...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Looks clean asf!
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It's 2 years old. I think I cleaned it out once last year, but yeah it's in really good shape. Hopefully getting dual/bridged 3080ti's soon. I'm just waiting for the Zotac to give me a reason. lol
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