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August 27, 2004 10:26:22 PM

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Over the last few years, the notebooks I've used at work have not
impressed me. They're fast and the screens look great, but WOW, I
think cooked spaghetti has more stability and integrity than the
chassis made for these notebooks.

My personal notebook (a Dell Inspiron 3500, with a 400MHz Celeron
processor, circa early 2000), when I hold it in 1 hand it doesn't
flex. When I hold my works' Dell D600, it has much more flex than I'm
comfortable with. I've seen the same thing with the Toshiba I used
previously, and the Dell Latitude I had before that.

I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.

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Anonymous
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August 28, 2004 5:47:40 AM

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IBM T series.. they're light, and very solid.. IMO

if ya wanna go all out.. i panasonic has the toughbook.. you can drop those
in a bucket of water and they keep ticking!





"Beeblebrox" <sl1433@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c976cb73.0408271726.6ee393c3@posting.google.com...
> Over the last few years, the notebooks I've used at work have not
> impressed me. They're fast and the screens look great, but WOW, I
> think cooked spaghetti has more stability and integrity than the
> chassis made for these notebooks.
>
> My personal notebook (a Dell Inspiron 3500, with a 400MHz Celeron
> processor, circa early 2000), when I hold it in 1 hand it doesn't
> flex. When I hold my works' Dell D600, it has much more flex than I'm
> comfortable with. I've seen the same thing with the Toshiba I used
> previously, and the Dell Latitude I had before that.
>
> I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
> built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
> industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.
Anonymous
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August 28, 2004 6:23:59 AM

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Fujitsu

Look at the S series

Paul P


"Beeblebrox" <sl1433@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c976cb73.0408271726.6ee393c3@posting.google.com...
> Over the last few years, the notebooks I've used at work have not
> impressed me. They're fast and the screens look great, but WOW, I
> think cooked spaghetti has more stability and integrity than the
> chassis made for these notebooks.
>
> My personal notebook (a Dell Inspiron 3500, with a 400MHz Celeron
> processor, circa early 2000), when I hold it in 1 hand it doesn't
> flex. When I hold my works' Dell D600, it has much more flex than I'm
> comfortable with. I've seen the same thing with the Toshiba I used
> previously, and the Dell Latitude I had before that.
>
> I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
> built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
> industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.
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August 28, 2004 10:38:42 AM

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Beeblebrox wrote:
> Over the last few years, the notebooks I've used at work have not
> impressed me. They're fast and the screens look great, but WOW, I
> think cooked spaghetti has more stability and integrity than the
> chassis made for these notebooks.
>
> My personal notebook (a Dell Inspiron 3500, with a 400MHz Celeron
> processor, circa early 2000), when I hold it in 1 hand it doesn't
> flex. When I hold my works' Dell D600, it has much more flex than I'm
> comfortable with. I've seen the same thing with the Toshiba I used
> previously, and the Dell Latitude I had before that.
>
> I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
> built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
> industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.

My Sony PCG GRT150 is fine. I dropped it on a hard wood floor from
about mid thigh height in April and it has not given me any problems.

jimbo
Anonymous
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August 28, 2004 12:17:52 PM

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Try the IBM thinkpad T series.


"Beeblebrox" <sl1433@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c976cb73.0408271726.6ee393c3@posting.google.com...
> Over the last few years, the notebooks I've used at work have not
> impressed me. They're fast and the screens look great, but WOW, I
> think cooked spaghetti has more stability and integrity than the
> chassis made for these notebooks.
>
> My personal notebook (a Dell Inspiron 3500, with a 400MHz Celeron
> processor, circa early 2000), when I hold it in 1 hand it doesn't
> flex. When I hold my works' Dell D600, it has much more flex than I'm
> comfortable with. I've seen the same thing with the Toshiba I used
> previously, and the Dell Latitude I had before that.
>
> I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
> built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
> industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.
Anonymous
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August 28, 2004 2:50:06 PM

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My first laptop was a Dell Inspiron 8100, followed a couple years later by a
Toshiba A45-S150. When I first picked the Toshiba up, I immediately noticed
how much more rigid it felt than the Dell. The Dell feels REALLY flimsy.


"jimbo" <jimbo62@spamex.com> wrote in message
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> Beeblebrox wrote:
> > Over the last few years, the notebooks I've used at work have not
> > impressed me. They're fast and the screens look great, but WOW, I
> > think cooked spaghetti has more stability and integrity than the
> > chassis made for these notebooks.
> >
> > My personal notebook (a Dell Inspiron 3500, with a 400MHz Celeron
> > processor, circa early 2000), when I hold it in 1 hand it doesn't
> > flex. When I hold my works' Dell D600, it has much more flex than I'm
> > comfortable with. I've seen the same thing with the Toshiba I used
> > previously, and the Dell Latitude I had before that.
> >
> > I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
> > built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
> > industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.
>
> My Sony PCG GRT150 is fine. I dropped it on a hard wood floor from
> about mid thigh height in April and it has not given me any problems.
>
> jimbo
Anonymous
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August 28, 2004 3:32:14 PM

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Beeblebrox wrote:

> I'd like to buy a new laptop, but are there any out there that are
> built with sturdy chassis'?????? It doesn't need to be
> industrial-strength; I just want it to be reasonably sturdy.

The IBM T-Series is very sturdy (it has a titanium-composite casing). Or
have a look at the HP nx7010 or the nc-/nw-Series...

Benjamin
Anonymous
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August 30, 2004 12:51:45 PM

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On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 11:50:06 -0400, Michael Rainey wrote
(in article <2pbk8sFj1df9U1@uni-berlin.de>):

> Subject: Re: are ALL new notebooks flimsy????
> From: "Michael Rainey" <rainey47@bellsouth.net>
> Date: Saturday 11:50 AM
> Newsgroups: comp.sys.laptops
>
> My first laptop was a Dell Inspiron 8100, followed a couple years later by a
> Toshiba A45-S150. When I first picked the Toshiba up, I immediately noticed
> how much more rigid it felt than the Dell. The Dell feels REALLY flimsy.

Agreed. I have a Dell I8200. I love it to death, but build quality is NOT
one of it's strong points. It does flex and bend a *LOT*.
!