Dell Laptop question

Michael D. Stemle, Jr. manchicken at notsosoft.net
Thu Jul 19 14:54:12 BST 2007


On Thursday 19 July 2007 02:43:13 Ted Frater wrote:
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
> >I was interested in buying one of those Dell/Ubuntu laptops but they are
> > not yet available here in Israel.
> >
> >BUT, I found a retailer that sells all their laptops without an installed
> > OS - if I want! :-)
> >So what, of the cheaper range, models would you recommend? What are the
> > Turion processors like as opposed to the Intel core duo? I did have a
> > quick Google but their is way too much info out there to digest
> > easily/quickly.
> >
> >Blessings,
> >
> >Nigel
>
> Dell have a consumer range and their business range.
>   The former  is Inspiron the latter is the Latitude.
>   If your going to use it for business do purchase 3 yr on site next
> business working day warranty.
>  Essential.
> As for build  quality , IBM lenovo are still the best.
> whats just as important tho is where the nearest service depot is. Talk
> to them first to see what support your going to get
> you need a laptop that has an installed base of 1000's. there will be
> more spares for those around than say the latest  high flying model
> I personally always go for a second hand ex corporate leasing laptop.
>  If its survived 3  yearsof leasing it will have has a good burn in.
>  Never failed me.
>  And I supply laptops to friends.
>  Only IBM tho.
>  hope this helps.

Most of the Lenovo's I've been seeing have those wretched TPMs on them, many 
of them don't have anything but ATI cards, and I don't think I saw a single 
one without an intel or broadcom wireless NIC (though System76 and Dell are 
also only offering Intel 3945s).

Just don't buy an HP.  I made that mistake and I am sorely regretting it now.  
Lucky for me, Dell's got a great deal going on with their laptops.

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