Re: seeking a recommendation for a laptop
- From: "NoNoBadDog!" <no_@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 01:11:19 GMT
My experience has been just the opposite; I bought a Toshiba laptop for
my wife, and she has had nothing but the best support from Toshiba. I then
wound up buying one for myself, and when the unit was recalled for an
overheating problem, they upgraded me to a better model *AND* issued a
$500.00 refund as part of a class action suit. Both units are true road
warriors, and are practically indestructible.
"Dan" <jasdfosd@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> You actually got support from Toshiba? They're like David Spade on
> the Capital One commercials...instead of saying "NO" the only thing
> they say is "go to a local Toshiba repair shop". HP only provides
> on-site support for desktops, not laptops...and even that will cost
> I personally tore apart my Toshiba and cleaned the spot where someone
> spilled soda on it. Also replaced the battery charger/hard drive
> board. Makes a great pseudo-desktop computer, and even works for
> about a half-hour with a battery (doesn't charge, though...needs an
> external charger).
> On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 12:57:36 GMT, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>I guess that's the beauty of Usenet -- lots of opinions. Personally, I
>>would never own another Toshiba or HP. My experiences have been
>>terrible. Unreliable, horrible support ... just bad.
>>IBM's cost more and are worth it. Rock solid reliable. Indestructable.
>>"NoNoBadDog!" <no_@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> If you are recommending Quality over price, then neither Dell or IBM
>>> should be recommended. If you want a quality 32 bit laptop, look at
>>> Toshiba. If you want a 64 bit laptop, look at HP/Compaq.
>>> While there is nothing inherently "bad" about Dell or IBM, one can
>>> generally find a model of a different brand (in the same price range)
>>> has better hardware and performance.
>>> IBMs tend to be overpriced. Dells tend to offer average performance
>>> nothing exceptional).
>>> Stick with internal wireless; many units have a button that will turn
>>> radio off when not needed to extend battery life.
>>> If he wants to access the internet while on the road, and not be at the
>>> mercy of finding a hotspot, many of the newer machines come with a
>>> Wireless chipset built-in, but you would have to have an account with
>>> them...but it would give access to the internet anywhere where there is
>>> Verizon service.
>>> "bullseye" <bullseye@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> I have read in here that IBM makes the best. I have a friend who needs
>>>> laptop. He will be using it primarily for e-mail and to access the web
>>>> using Verizon's wireless broadband service from a car (over their
>>>> cellphone network?).
>>>> 1. Any comments on wireless broadband (in NYC, Washington, Boston
>>>> corridor in particular)? Are there any other broadband wireless
>>>> providers worth investigating? He will be primarily in NYC and the
>>>> wireless broadband needs to be reliable.
>>>> 2. Should he get a built in wireless card or a removable one? (I am
>>>> thinking of desktops where people recommend removable video cards that
>>>> you can upgrade in the future or for better repair and maintenance).
>>>> 3. Whether he gets a Dell or an IBM, I recommend that he gets the most
>>>> complete warranty coverage (next day on site, drops, coffee on the
>>>> keyboard, accidents anything). Who has better coverage, IBM or Dell?
>>>> 4. How reliable are chargers for use in a car? And, when using one,
>>>> would you recommend he remove the batteries?
>>>> 5. I am recommending quality, warranty, and performance over price.
>>>> is the least important feature even though it is appreciated. He is
>>>> willing to spend between $1500 and $2000. I trust it is a workable
>>>> thanking you all in advance
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