# Laptops

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by R1D2, Jun 11, 2012.

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1. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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I had the same with an Acer, but was able to save it with a new mobo. Overall I wasn't crazy about Acer's reliability, although I liked them as laptops. Funny thing is since we started to use laptops, we have 5 of them in the house, and they all still working. Some of them are obsolate, and I put Linux on them, but if needed, they all can access and cruise the web. Some have physical damage, dead batteries, broken of keys or vertical lines on the display, but they still all run.

I am currently shopping for a new one for the kid, because the screen couldn't stand the abuse anymore, it is almost ripped off, but it still working.

I am planning to hook it up to a screen and use it as a desktop, once he gets the new one.

So I will just take him to the shop, tell him the budget and let him choose. I have just realized that instead of fingerprint recognition, the new rad is face recognition as a security feature. I guess it is cheaper for the manufacturer, since it is only a software not an extra hardware component.

3. ### R1D2many leagues under the sea.Valued Senior Member

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Interesting computer security. I thought all you need was the log in still

5. ### MacGyver1968Fixin' Shit that Ain't BrokeValued Senior Member

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It's just one of those new features to make people feel like James Bond.

7. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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Well, we just came back from the stores. First Walmart, where we chose a Sony on display, and of course they were out of it. Then to HHGregg, where we didn't choose anything, although they had a few decent and cheap things.

17. ### R1D2many leagues under the sea.Valued Senior Member

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Never heard of those.
T420= toke :m: (lil humor)

18. ### KittamaruAshes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums.Valued Senior Member

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Lenovo is IBM's consumer label, basically... they've been doing this stuff for years XD

19. ### spidergoatLiddle' Dick TaterValued Senior Member

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Sure, buy a Scion FRS. Or the Subaru version of the same car.

20. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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{not understanding analogies since 2005}

21. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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First there is really no such a thing as best laptop, it all depends on what one needs are. Second, for that money the OP could buy 3 cheap laptops, different kinds (one for the beach, one bigger for home,etc.) and he doesn't have to worry about warranty...

Third, if it is so durable, why do you need the warranty anyway???

If my budget were $1000, I would buy ALL these 3: 1. A small, unreflecting notebook for outside use and travel. Also for reading lying down...$250
2. The biggest screen (17") for home use instead of a desktop. Gaming should be fine on it. $450 3. The average, cheapest laptop with long battery time for using it at home carrying around the house, and also for traveling.$300

I have just checked at Walmart, they have 17" HP machine for $400, most notebooks are under$300, and there are a few 15" normal sized laptops for \$300. Again, different laptops for different needs...

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lol