Im looking at more of a desktop replacement notebook, as i probably wont be very mobile with it. ive been looking at the dell 9100, 8600, and the compaq R3000T models.
ive seen on cnet.com that there seem to be many complaints about the poor quality of dell notebooks. and according to one post in this forum, dell and compaq notebooks are made by the same people. so, is there any information about whether dell or compaq would be a better choice? (i dont think my dad wants me to get one of those "Pro Star-type" notbooks.
<b> Dell </b> 1.9 ghz, 768 mb RAM
MSI GF 4 Ti 4800 SE
I'm also looking at Dell... I had one before and had some problems with the motherboard a few times but they fixed it with no cost during the term of my warranty. I had a Dell Inspiron 5000e and I'm now looking at the 9100. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE OR HAVE USED A 9100?
I have a Dell Inspiron 8100. It's an excellent notebook. It was designed to be a P3 desktop replacement. I bought it two and a half years ago. I've had no problems with it. I'm still using the original battery.
There are a couple of differences with the new Dell notebooks when compared with an older one like mine.
My notebook was assembled in USA. Dell doesn't assemble the notebook computers anymore. They are now assembled in Taiwan where the case is made. Which means if you order a notebook with several upgraded components you may have to wait a month or more before your notebook gets delivered.
Also the support has moved to India. If something goes wrong with your notebook its harder to get it fixed.
The above probably applies to all notebook makers like Compaq, Toshiba, Acer, etc.
I'll probably never get another notebook computer. If I had to get one again I would get another Dell.