View Full Version : Laptop purchase?

September 20th, 2008, 11:17 AM
I'm thinking of buying a laptop for myself and I don't know a thing about what to look for as far as features go. I'm not looking for the latest and greatest just somthing that I can use to draw with autocad. My price range is about $500 to $750. Reliability is more inportant than cool features.

Any help is greatly appreaciated

Thanks, John.

September 20th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Stay away from Dell.

September 20th, 2008, 11:52 AM
my brother in law bought a Gateway for around that price. its nice. I use a Toshiba satellite notebook and love it ($900ish).

September 20th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Dell bad? Gateway gooder?

Any other thoughts?

September 20th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Stay away from Dell.

y? I disagree. I have a 4+ year old dell that runs like a champ still!

September 20th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Stay away from Dell.

what's wrong with Dell?

September 20th, 2008, 02:00 PM
The Dell XPS series laptops are awesome

September 20th, 2008, 02:12 PM
DUDE, looks like you are getting a dell... LOL! i know im stupid. couldent resist...

September 20th, 2008, 04:15 PM
There is a very big difference in a $700 Dell laptop and a Dell XPS.

Every cheap dell product I have come in contact with led to problems and little or no warranty support

September 21st, 2008, 06:10 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop I bought for $550. I had to get more RAM for it because Vista is a RAM whore ($50 for a 2GB stick), but for $600 I am totally happy with it.:D It's only 10 months old so far, but no problems.

I got a Toshiba because the old Satellite I used at work worked great for 6 years with a bunch of guys treating it like a red headed step child.:eek: It still worked when our IT guy decided to "upgrade" it. :sick::censor: