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Glad it hasn't been mentioned yet.... definitely do not get a gateway.

I really don't like laptops at all.. but they're convenient to go...

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Mac Powerbook, any size above 12-inch (the screen is tooo small)

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powerbook + microsoft office for mac (if you go to school that is).

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Hey, I've had several PowerBooks at work and privately during the years (my first was a 145B with 120 MB harddrive and 4 MB RAM) and I've filled them with crap without problems!

iBooks are cheaper, but also slower and more annoying in my experience.

Load it with as much memory as you can, that's the best investement you can make. I have 1,5 GB in my PB and it really makes a huge difference!
your lucky!!! I think I have terribly bad luck with computers. About macs....they are fantastic for designing on a computer, and being quite vain(sp?) they have to look good

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Ah I have always wanted to get a PowerBook simply because of its design and interface.

Unfortunately, for practicality (mostly work) I think I'll have to stick with Win XP for now..

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what does everyone think of netbooks?

small and lightweight

it's been a while since the last post, so i'm wondering if they have improved over the years. can you watch the runway collection videos on them? and play music at the same time?



i've seen a lot by the brand acer
but i'm not really familiar with the name... if they are dependable or not

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^ I think I've had Acer at work before & it was fine ...

Do you want to know what the Consumer Reports guide says about laptops?

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do u mean consumerreports.org?
i don't know where to look for opinions, there are so many sites..
on that site they have so many kinds of computers i never heard about ^^

they write
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Netbooks are a relatively new computer category, so we currently have no reliability data.


they do say the processors are slower than regular laptops..

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^ I just subscribed to Consumer Reports because I'm going to need a new dishwasher soon ... I believe this officially puts me in a category I never intended to join :p But with your subscription you get their annual buyers guide, and it does have a laptop section. I was asking if you wished to know what it recommends ... but I guess you have already found out what they have to say about the one you're interested in

PS I currently have a Toshiba & haven't been overly thrilled.

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i was about to get a toshiba before (a laptop)

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^ It's about 5 years old now, but I haven't used it that much. It got infected with a virus which crashed the hard drive, and I didn't fix it for years. Even so, at the 5 year mark the hard drive went, then the sound card, and now the fan (I think) is making really weird noises If you want to get rid of your laptop frequently, it would be fine, but I really felt that if I gave the machine a couple years or more off, then I should be able to get that time back, do you know what I mean? But it's like the components are programmed to break on a certain schedule, boom boom boom, doesn't matter whether they've been used or not. I just am not into the whole planned obsolescence (sp?) thing, I find it really annoying.

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oh wow, i never thought of that pre-programmed rotting
so they force you to upgrade constantly
i heard some cars are the same

i am wondering if netbooks can also have external systems that can make them go faster or hold more information
i know that you can connect it to a bigger monitor

i just need one soon since the person whose computer i use is leaving perhaps next week. i use the internet for everything getting place to place, making my shopping lists etc

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^ Pre-programmed rotting, I love it

So it seems like there must be the computer equivalent of a Honda ... when I replace this, I will probably try one of Consumer Reports' recs.

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Just wanted to mention that my Toshiba is history (well, a coworker is trying to resuscitate it), and I bought a Dell Studio, which has a 17-inch screen and a regular size keyboard. I'm liking it so far--and with 4GB of memory compared to a quarter of a GB in the old machine, I can't believe how fast it is Even tFS is performing much much better :p

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i've seen a lot by the brand acer
but i'm not really familiar with the name... if they are dependable or not
i ended up getting this one
acer aspire(one)
only $400 including tax

i love it

such a beautiful colour, i got a very nice soft pink one
and it has a kind of glittery look to it

newlaunches.com


i uninstalled a ton of things in the beginning
they have a bunch of junk pre-installed and you don't need them at all.. things like google toolbars, which make your computer run so slow

and it's great, it has a built-in webcam
although doesn't take the best detail in photos..but good enough
and has 3 USB ports, super handy


what i noticed though is maybe the keyboard is sensitive? it's good for my hands, but i lent it to my roommate (who spilled milk on his laptop) and it became harder to press some keys after letting him use it.. like the Enter key and backspace
i was mad for a long time because this guy is so careless and is not gentle with anything he comes across, but i think they should have made the keyboard stronger

i got him this silicone keyboard a few weeks ago.. he can spill as much milk as he wants on it and slam the keys as hard as he wants and it is virtually indestructible i made sure to tell him that the keyboard was designed for him.

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