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    Laptop

    Which laptop manufacturer would you recommend for a decent and reasonably priced one?
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    Re: Laptop

    I think you will get as many responses as their are loungers and manufacturers.

    Do you know what you want to use this laptop for?

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    Re: Laptop

    I want to use it for coorespondence via email, wordprocessing, spreadsheets, publications-Publisher, Powerpoing presentations and web access for real estate, and possibly to update my website.
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    Re: Laptop

    For those things you don't need a high powered domestic laptop, one of the generic business models will probably be best.

    The next key question is about portability, there is a three way trade off between power, price and portability, you can have any two of these - what's important to you?

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    Re: Laptop

    please explain more in depth as to me portability doesn't seem like a big issue as it is a laptop??
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    Re: Laptop

    If you want a really small light portable laptop then it will cost more, and probably be a bit less powerful.
    If you are prepared to accept a slightly thicker and heavier model then you could save quite a bit of money.

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    Re: Laptop

    iT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT SMALL AND I'D LIKE TO SAVE $$ - SO??? DELL, HP, COMPAQ, SONY, ???
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    Re: Laptop

    I'd not pick Compaq but any of the others would be fine. As Stuart said you'll get as many opinions as you care to see. You ought to go to a retailer and check out several models of HP & Sony. You might be able to find a Dell kiosk in a mall near you. Sam's Club also carries some Dell models. You'll most likely be fine with something in the $700 - $1000 USD range - perhaps more depedning on the screen size.

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    Re: Laptop

    Compaq are now owned by HP, and I don't think you'll find any Compaq branded laptops anymore.

    Any of the big name brands will have a laptop that suits you. You should be looking for one of the larger laptops as these tend to have more features for the money. You should be able to find something in the sub $600 range if you shop around and buy online.

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    Re: Laptop

    Please define "decent and reasonably priced one?" as I think a good decent price for a lap top is around $1200 USD.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Laptop

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    Re: Laptop

    Exactly! I want a bargain for a reliable laptop that isn't going to crash on me in 6 mos. My daughter had a Compaq we purchased through Costco and it was a piece of junk.
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    Re: Laptop

    We have real good luck with the Sony VAIO's in the $1200 price range. We have gotten them at Fry's, CompUSA, and Best Buy. They are all at about the same price.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    I appreciate the input, but I will NEVER buy anything again at Best Buy. They are a joke and don't stand behind anything they sell - all us techs up north here refuse to give them any business!
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    Re: Laptop

    We have had good service from the one at South Center and the one in Bellevue.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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