View Full Version : I am going to get a Laptop

27-09-2005, 15:34:50
I have been saying this for ages, but this time I am going to do it. What with the traveling to Southern Virginia and all, I think I have good reason to also.

so what should I get?

I am thinking the chepaest x-series


or the x-series tablet (just cause it is so cool)


although I have talked about an Apple as well...

or something else?

I want it for net/text editor mostly


27-09-2005, 15:37:41
IBM used to be the laptop to get but I'm not sure what they're like now that the line is made by the Chinese. I know Dell's laptops aren't that good and have a reputation for being delicate though I hear Toshiba is supposed to make a hell of a laptop.

27-09-2005, 15:41:41
Dell Latitude 800 is very nice.

27-09-2005, 15:43:35
I have a Toshiba and tis a beast!

27-09-2005, 15:49:09
To be honest I've never really had any bad experiences with laptops. They're all much of the sameness unless you want huge gaming power.

27-09-2005, 15:50:10
I don't want huge gaming power

I have seen Dells be mostly hit or miss (really good, or not good at all)

I have seen Sonys be poor

Jon Miller

27-09-2005, 15:51:51
My Dell Latitude 600 is working fine. Whatever you choose, get a Pentium Mobile processor, since they will make your battery last far longer then a normal processor

Oh, and -> TECH FORUM!!

27-09-2005, 16:12:29
Yeah, I made the mistake of a 3Ghz AMD and GeForce 440 Go.

Excellent for gaming - batteries lasted 50 minutes :D

27-09-2005, 16:26:05
toshiba has a tablet for 1.3k

which is about what the xseries is (for the cheapest one).. toshiba also has mini laptops.. but maybe they would be hard to type on

Jon Miller

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-09-2005, 16:59:00
Dell have specifically stated that their cheaper laptops are not designed for daily use. You'll need to get a mid-range or top-range Dell if you actually plan on using it as a desktop replacement.

I've heard good things about Toshiba. IBM Thinkpads are still pretty good despite being sold off. We have a bunch of Gateways here at work that aren't bad and can be used on a day-to-day basis, but get kinda hot after about 20 minutes.

Sir Penguin
27-09-2005, 17:24:02
I'd get a laptop from IBM or Toshiba. I wouldn't turn my nose up at a Mac, but I also wouldn't spend money on one. I think you've made a good choice, but if you're looking for a desktop replacement, the T series would probably be better (this isn't based on any of my own experience, these are educated guesses). If you're just looking for a portable computer to make your desktop more useful, go for an X series machine. Or, even better, get a tablet, they kick ass. :D


27-09-2005, 19:07:35
T-series is the best IMO, but X-series has tablet functionality which may be useful.

27-09-2005, 19:08:36
FWIW, Lenovo actually physically built ThinkPads for years now. The current ThinkPads on the market were still designed in the US, and the design is supposed to stay there as well.

27-09-2005, 19:16:31
how about the super small laptops

libretto by toshiba.. or the one by fugitso


Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
28-09-2005, 00:26:34
Maybe an OQO, for the gimmick factor :)

28-09-2005, 05:57:21
so now I know I am going to get one..

the only question is cheaper (is a pound or two worth 400?)... standard small (xseries).. tablet (cool but am I going to use it?).. or supersmall (too small to be usable?)