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« on: March 30, 2013, 09:43:37 PM »
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work. 


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Re: Computer thread
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 09:46:13 PM »
Well, imacs aren't laptops. Probably thinking Macbook.

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 09:52:11 PM »
Well, imacs aren't laptops. Probably thinking Macbook.

 :dubious: Never owned an Apple computer.  Just looking for some suggestions/past experiences with different computers.

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Re: Computer thread
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 09:53:26 PM »
do you enjoy using a product that assumes you have the brain function of a potato?  if so, go with the mac.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 09:56:18 PM »
Dell computers have never let me down. I only buy a new one when one becomes obsolete.

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 10:01:35 PM »
Yeah, I had another Dell laptop before this one but it got stolen but it was great before that.  I am not savy as far as hardware goes, is there anything I should avoid as far as processors or video cards?

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 10:04:59 PM »
Before my current laptop, i used a Dell and really liked it.  However i don't think their prices are very competitive anymore.  I use a Lenovo brand laptop (ideapad) and really like it, great value for the money and works great.

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 10:09:21 PM »
Yeah, I had another Dell laptop before this one but it got stolen but it was great before that.  I am not savy as far as hardware goes, is there anything I should avoid as far as processors or video cards?

Base hardware is so commoditized these i wouldn't say there are really any "don't buy/buys" out there... pay more, get more, pay less get less.  Unless you can find one on markdown.  Everyday Gizmodo aggregates a whole bunch of clearance deals on tech stuff from around the internet, when i bought my current laptop, i just found this post from everyday for like the last week and looked through the laptops they have listed and selected from that group, think i payed $600 for a laptop regularly listed for $1k or so

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 10:17:18 PM »
I follow Gizmodo on twitter so I will look out for this, youtube has frozen at least 12 more times since I started this thread so it's time.  This current computer may end up on the back deck or in the bottom of the pool at this rate by the end of the night  :curse:

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 10:19:51 PM »
Before my current laptop, i used a Dell and really liked it.  However i don't think their prices are very competitive anymore.  I use a Lenovo brand laptop (ideapad) and really like it, great value for the money and works great.

I agree, Dell has become less competitive price-wise, but I'll pay extra to get a product I trust. That said, I have also heard good things about Lenovo. In fact, my go-to IT guy tried pretty hard to sell me one the other day, even though I wasn't in the market for a new computer.

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 10:21:04 PM »
I follow Gizmodo on twitter so I will look out for this, youtube has frozen at least 12 more times since I started this thread so it's time.  This current computer may end up on the back deck or in the bottom of the pool at this rate by the end of the night  :curse:

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 10:24:47 PM »
do you enjoy using a product that assumes you have the brain function of a potato?  if so, go with the mac.

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 10:31:18 PM »
I follow Gizmodo on twitter so I will look out for this, youtube has frozen at least 12 more times since I started this thread so it's time.  This current computer may end up on the back deck or in the bottom of the pool at this rate by the end of the night  :curse:

http://gizmodo.com/dealzmodo/

Will def look at this everyday, idk what has happened to my current laptop.  Up to date on all anti-virus, spam, spy-ware, everything, I mean Firefox has started to freeze, I guess it's just time.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 10:33:58 PM »
My computer is pretty nice. That goes without saying though.

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 11:47:52 PM »
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work.

I was given a Dell in grad school. Had it for like 6-7 years. Then got a MacBook Pro. I don't know much about computers, but jumping from a 2005 Dell to a 2012 MacBook was pretty rough ridin' enjoyable.
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 12:10:26 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2013, 07:58:48 PM »
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work.

I was given a Dell in grad school. Had it for like 6-7 years. Then got a MacBook Pro. I don't know much about computers, but jumping from a 2005 Dell to a 2012 MacBook was pretty rough ridin' enjoyable.

Jumping from a 2005 dell to anything would be enjoyable.

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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2013, 08:10:13 PM »
I had like a 2006 Dell B130 laptop or something like that. I called it the B1 Bomber :D

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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 08:23:35 PM »
do you enjoy using a product that assumes you have the brain function of a potato?  if so, go with the mac.
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 08:24:18 PM »
dell is crap, don't support that crap company


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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 08:26:07 PM »
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work.
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2013, 08:27:41 PM »
Get a laptop with an SSD
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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 08:29:14 PM »
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 08:40:29 PM »
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 08:41:41 PM »
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
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