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Anonymous
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April 30, 2004 1:14:57 AM

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Hi:

I know it's avery general question, but what would be the best brand
of laptops to repair or rebuild, in terms of simplicity and
availability of parts, as wells as sources of references (like this
board).

I have collected a list from posting I've read in the past:

best ones:

dell
ibm
hp (not compaq? I heard some neg comments about them)


no so good
toshiba
fujitsu
sony


any advice greatly appreciated.

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Anonymous
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April 30, 2004 8:34:54 AM

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alfonso gayoso wrote:
>
> Hi:
>
> I know it's avery general question, but what would be the best brand
> of laptops to repair or rebuild, in terms of simplicity and
> availability of parts, as wells as sources of references (like this
> board).
>
> I have collected a list from posting I've read in the past:
>
> best ones:
>
> dell
> ibm
> hp (not compaq? I heard some neg comments about them)

move IBM to the top, parts are cheaper, easier to get, work on.

TJ



> no so good
> toshiba
> fujitsu
> sony
>
> any advice greatly appreciated.

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April 30, 2004 2:19:54 PM

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>move IBM to the top, parts are cheaper, easier to get, work on.

I agree with TJ.

Regards ... John
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Anonymous
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May 1, 2004 4:48:14 AM

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On 30 Apr 2004 10:19:54 GMT, jeshoemaker@aol.comNOSPAM (John) wrote:

>>move IBM to the top, parts are cheaper, easier to get, work on.
>
>I agree with TJ.
>

And I agree with John. I'd say IBM and Toshiba are the top two,
mostly because it seems users of both brands tend towards the
technical; if more people are looking to fix a model, it creates more
of a market for parts.
Emanuel
Anonymous
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May 1, 2004 7:19:22 AM

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Over the years, if you have been around here that long, it has been very
consistent: IBM and Toshiba are the top two laptop brands in almost all
regards.

There is one qualification of that, "Toshiba" means only the models only
made by Toshiba. The models made by Compal are widely considered to be
of very low quality.


E Brown wrote:
> On 30 Apr 2004 10:19:54 GMT, jeshoemaker@aol.comNOSPAM (John) wrote:
>
>
>>>move IBM to the top, parts are cheaper, easier to get, work on.
>>
>>I agree with TJ.
>>
>
>
> And I agree with John. I'd say IBM and Toshiba are the top two,
> mostly because it seems users of both brands tend towards the
> technical; if more people are looking to fix a model, it creates more
> of a market for parts.
> Emanuel
May 3, 2004 10:29:23 PM

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Barry Watzman <WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote in
news:4093175C.5040303@neo.rr.com:

> Over the years, if you have been around here that long, it has been
> very consistent: IBM and Toshiba are the top two laptop brands in
> almost all regards.
>
> There is one qualification of that, "Toshiba" means only the models
> only made by Toshiba. The models made by Compal are widely considered
> to be of very low quality.
>
>
> E Brown wrote:
>> On 30 Apr 2004 10:19:54 GMT, jeshoemaker@aol.comNOSPAM (John) wrote:
>>
>>
>>>>move IBM to the top, parts are cheaper, easier to get, work on.
>>>
>>>I agree with TJ.
>>>
>>
>>
>> And I agree with John. I'd say IBM and Toshiba are the top two,
>> mostly because it seems users of both brands tend towards the
>> technical; if more people are looking to fix a model, it creates more
>> of a market for parts.
>> Emanuel
>
>

This is my first visit to this ng. I, too, was looking for laptop
recommendations by brand. I was set to go with Dell, since my college
son has had good luck with his Inspirion, but I went to view other
brands at CCity and BBuy, and got distracted by the HPs, Toshibas,and
Compaqs. You say some model Toshibas are Compaq built...how do you know
which ones? The lower end ones?

The purchase is for my daughter for college. She's used to a desktop at
home, and really isn't quite sure if she even likes the laptop form
factor, but I wanted to start looking just in case she decides to go
that route.

Thanks,
Bruce
Anonymous
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May 3, 2004 11:40:37 PM

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If you're considering a Dell, let me encourage you to go to their customer
care forum. Spend a few minutes looking over the comments from Dell
customers about their satisfaction with Dell.

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=...




"Bruce" <parcxman@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:Xns94DE74E5C18BCparcxmannetscapenet@13.1.103.31...
> Barry Watzman <WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote in
> news:4093175C.5040303@neo.rr.com:
>
> > Over the years, if you have been around here that long, it has been
> > very consistent: IBM and Toshiba are the top two laptop brands in
> > almost all regards.
> >
> > There is one qualification of that, "Toshiba" means only the models
> > only made by Toshiba. The models made by Compal are widely considered
> > to be of very low quality.
> >
> >
> > E Brown wrote:
> >> On 30 Apr 2004 10:19:54 GMT, jeshoemaker@aol.comNOSPAM (John) wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>>move IBM to the top, parts are cheaper, easier to get, work on.
> >>>
> >>>I agree with TJ.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> And I agree with John. I'd say IBM and Toshiba are the top two,
> >> mostly because it seems users of both brands tend towards the
> >> technical; if more people are looking to fix a model, it creates more
> >> of a market for parts.
> >> Emanuel
> >
> >
>
> This is my first visit to this ng. I, too, was looking for laptop
> recommendations by brand. I was set to go with Dell, since my college
> son has had good luck with his Inspirion, but I went to view other
> brands at CCity and BBuy, and got distracted by the HPs, Toshibas,and
> Compaqs. You say some model Toshibas are Compaq built...how do you know
> which ones? The lower end ones?
>
> The purchase is for my daughter for college. She's used to a desktop at
> home, and really isn't quite sure if she even likes the laptop form
> factor, but I wanted to start looking just in case she decides to go
> that route.
>
> Thanks,
> Bruce
Anonymous
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a b α HP
May 4, 2004 1:43:34 AM

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> The purchase is for my daughter for college. She's used to a desktop at
> home, and really isn't quite sure if she even likes the laptop form
> factor, but I wanted to start looking just in case she decides to go
> that route.
>
the transition could be made a little bit easier knowing that most
laptops have ports for external keyboard, mouse and monitor. At least
USB ports allow for the first 2 items. In this way perhaps your
daughter could take the laptop to college and when she's home just
plug such devices and use the laptop more confortably. If this works
then perhaps she could sell the desktop later and reocver part of the
money spent in the laptop.

I got into my 1st laptop about 6 mos ago, and transtion has not been
hard at all. I travel a lot and has been a blessing to have it. As
matter of fact I am considering to replace my desktop at home w/
another laptop. You really save a lot of space doing that.

Regarding brands, it seems the best options are dell and IBM. Both
brands seem to work well and there is a lot of parts to upgrade/fix
those machines, at least on ebay. Right now I'm working on dells but
I'm planning to go into IBM as well.

If your daughter needs the laptop for basic stuff like word
processing, internet, etc, the laptop does not need to be top of the
line, meaning you can get her a used one w/ a pentiun II or III. Once
she finds out that she really need she you could perhaps upgrade the
same machine or get a new one. For example I had a 6gb on my 1st
laptop and a little later I just changed the hard drive for a larger
one.

hope this info helps.
al
Anonymous
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a b α HP
May 4, 2004 3:52:24 AM

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Michael Rainey wrote:
>
> If you're considering a Dell, let me encourage you to go to their customer
> care forum. Spend a few minutes looking over the comments from Dell
> customers about their satisfaction with Dell.

Then, after reading the comments, remember that most people *without*
complaints don't post their good experience(s).

I'm not defending Dell, just suggesting that you look at both sides,
before making a decision.

Larry
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