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So my tiny three year old netbook computer (ACER Aspire) is finally on it's last leg and I need a new computer. I know that "what kind" really depends on a lot of personal preference, but my question is where have you guys had the best luck ordering from as far as service goes. Like is there a good website to order from multiple PC makers or should I figure out which one I want and just order it from the company itself? I've heard everyone's problems with BestBuy so I'd rather not order from them.
I'm not looking for anything overly complicated, just a fairly basic computer so I don't need to be able to custom pick everything on it.
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I used Toshiba Direct and had a good experience. I customized my own laptop upgrading the RAM, processor, wireless card, etc. and it wasn't too expensive. Shipping was quick and customer service was very helpful.
Purchase MacBook Pro with 13-inch, 15-inch, or Retina display from the Apple Online Store and get free shipping.
If you wait a couple weeks you can get a Microsoft Surface Pro. It is much better than the Surface RT that they came out with a couple months ago and will be everything you need it to be (guessing since you are coming from a netbook). It is a full computer in the shape of an iPad. Will be much more functional than either an iPad or a netbook. A little pricer than an iPad but sounds like it might be what you're looking for. Also comes with a detachable keyboard that doubles as a cover. Worth checking out at least.
I think the MacBooks are a little out of my price range.
Check the refurbished section on Apple's site. Went that route and haven't been disappointed. It brought the price down to budget
This post was edited by justbri 15 months ago
Just a thought about the macbooks, they are pretty expensive up front but they will last forever and could outlast 2-3 cheaper laptops and would end up being cheaper in the long run. Applecare is also the best customer service I have dealt with and if a new operating system or software comes out you can get them to mail you the new software and have a big upgrade in the computer. For example, just got the new operating system and it was $20. Not too bad and have never had an issue with their computers.
I'm putting mine up on eBay. I bought it in November. And only jerked off on it once. I won't take less than $900
^^^ What this guy said.
Ebay is flooded with excess equipment due to the recession. I just bought 7 dell latitude D630s plus a crucial SSD for a grand total of $230/each.
Just have to look until you find the right match.
Yeah, in a perfect world I could drop 2Gs on a computer up front, but unfortunately that's not practical for me. Though justbri's idea of a refurbished one might work, some of these look pretty reasonable.
Couldn't be happier with my MacBook, have had it for going on six years, only problem was about a year and a half ago the battery started to lose it's ability to hold a charge. Bought a new one on eBay for $25 and installed it myself. I've seen too many cheap laptops die around the two year mark, if this one ever starts to have problems I'll definitely be buying another Mac.
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Don't need to spend 2G's to get a good machine. Look for some specials online. It might take a little while but I was able to get a student special on an iMac 3 years ago with a few programs added, wireless keyboard and mouse for $1400 and got a free printer and $200 gift card to best buy. Still works like the day I took it out of the box.
You could also get a cheaper laptop and get an iPad mini or regular one to travel with. They do great videos and can pretty much do anythng a computer would and you wouldnt need a nerdy backpack.
Writing, and publishing online, is your livelihood. Get the right tools for your job and get a MacBook pro or air. Wouldn't this be a business expense to write off anyway?
Yeah, I already have an Ipad, that's what I did the videos from spring/fall camp on.
And yeah, I can write it off, the issue is just having that much money to start with. We'll see, I definitely don't just want to get the cheapest thing so I may end up getting a MacBook.
Apple makes it so easy, too. Waltz into the AppleStore, ask for a MacBook, swipe your card, and GTFO. You're done. ...just go home and turn it on. AppleCare is second to none, too.
Digital Storm computers are the best in the world. I have a desktop and a laptop. I have the SSD hard drive. Crazy how good it is and the quality is second to none.
Less KFC drive thru, more mac book pro.
I'm not by any means an apple snob, but I was convinced by apple snobs to buy a MBP. Its 2.5 years old and every bit as fast as the day I got it out of the box.
Think about that for a minute.
Anyways, IMO they're worth the money. Afford it.
Toshibas are great. Dell's suck if you aren't part of their corporate support. You cant pay me to get a Sony. Gateway laptops have upped their game over the last 8 years or so, but for my money I would probably get another Acer. Best bang for the buck and they make some good laptops.
I just sold my 5 year old macbook for 350. think about that
And i bought a brand new macbook pro (13 inch) and it's effing awesome
The MacBook mafia is pretty convincing. I'm looking at those and trying to find a deal, id just be looking at the entry level pro or air though.
if you don't get a retina display, an entry MB Pro is only $1200, is easy to use, and will last for 3-4 years with no issues... also, if you know anyone with a student ID, the Best Buy in college station will honor the $100 discount price that you get through the student store on campus.
Also, if you don't buy a Mac you're probably gay - not that I'm judging.
dont waste your money, bloom. go pc
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