What kind of laptop?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    It's time for a new one.
    Mac, Pc... Any recommendations?

    I just use the computer for email, Skype, porn... Nothing high maintenance.
    What do you suggest.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    We have a MacBook Pro, a lovely and powerful computer, along with a couple of iMacs. But we're also getting an iPad 3 tomorrow. When doing a lot of keyboard-intensive stuff we'll use one of our Apple wireless aluminum keyboards with it. Tablets with touch-senstive screens are very versatile, and may be the wave of the future. And they actually have more neat productivity apps than desktops or laptops. Only their small screen size is a drawback to me, but you can have it drive a larger monitor on your desk, or even your TV. Not a lot of internal storage space, so you rely on the cloud.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    vegemike said
    I just use the computer for email, Skype, porn...


    I like the honesty of this post.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    i follow a dual-computer philosophy. I occasionally have to run high-test applications like Photoshop or Maya so i need a system with juice. To get a laptop with that much juice that won't go out of date within a year is next to impossible without spending a fortune so I have a high-powered desktop computer and, for mobility's sake, a lightweight netbook that I can take with me. I'm looking at one of the new Chromebooks as well. Fascinating bit of kit.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    I'm in the market for one too.

    I hate Apple so a macbook is out of the question.

    Currently eyeing up a Dell XPS 15 with a 2nd generation Sandy Bridge processor. Also apparently has the best laptop speakers on the market and a nice ish graphics card too for all my HD video needs. Price is good too.

    A few of the HP Envy laptops look decent also but I've heard mixed reviews.

    So many damn choices !
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Get a gay computer here:

    http://www.stratcom.com/Intel_Computer_Catalog.pdf

    (That way it won't be offended by your porn... (: )
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    Like Art_Deco said...MacBookPro.

    I used to have Dell and Toshiba and after switching to Apple, the difference is amazing. Apple's are so utterly user-friendly and easy and fun to use.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]
    I used to have Dell and Toshiba and after switching to Apple, the difference is amazing. Apple's are so utterly user-friendly and easy and fun to use.[/quote]

    Yep, and you really don't realize this completely until you've owned one for a while then go back to PC.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    for that if you want to envy some Macbook-er look for the New XPS 13 saw it in person its amazing!
    dell-xps-13-ultrabook-launched-0.jpg?201
    dell-xps-13-ultrabook-launched-3.jpg
    laptop-xps-13-love-pdp-2.jpg
    robust and steady carbon-fibre casing.
  • melloyello

    Posts: 149

    Apr 02, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Thinkpad
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Mac, its simple and clean.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    ASUS G74-SX

    That's what I have. It totally replaced my desktop (and runs high-test applications very well).
  • BlackBeltGuy

    Posts: 2609

    Apr 02, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    lenovo ideapad.Y550p
  • MikemikeMike

    Posts: 6932

    Apr 02, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    Mac Airbook-no virus worries. If any it would be so rare.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    CuandoLloranLasPalomas saidSince vegemike wants a laptop for e-mail, Skyping and porn, I don't think a Macbook pro is a good investment.

    Macs are great if you want to do heavy duty editing for photos or audio files. It's a waste of money to invest in Apple products for basic internet browsing and e-mail.

    Unless you want to spend nearly 2K on a Macbook Pro, have at it. But if you want to lower costs and be practical there's nothing wrong with getting a basic PC for less than half the cost of a Macbook Pro.

    Toshiba laptops are not too bad. I've had mine for nearly three years and it's still doing okay so far. But in my case I wish I had gotten a Macbook or some Apple product because I like to edit photos and create short videos with editing software. My Toshiba really can't handle it and I have constantly save my work and reboot. Or it simply freezes up on me and I'm forced to reboot.

    For e-mail and whore browsing online it does just fine.


    Gotta agree with this handsome fella. Macbooks are way too expensive just for the intended use of the OP. I have head that Toshibas are good, and my friend has a Dell that he loves. HPs aren't bad either. But if that's all you're doing with your laptop, and want an Apple product, an iPad isn't a bad choice, either. Much more portable and great apps.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    I have a refurbished Macbook Air I purchased off the Apple website. You can save money by buying a reconditioned laptop at the Apple site that comes with all the warrantees as the new one, at severe discounts. No problems with mine and the porn and emailing are working just fine.
  • MikemikeMike

    Posts: 6932

    Apr 02, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    CuandoLloranLasPalomas saidSince vegemike wants a laptop for e-mail, Skyping and porn, I don't think a Macbook pro is a good investment.

    Macs are great if you want to do heavy duty editing for photos or audio files. It's a waste of money to invest in Apple products for basic internet browsing and e-mail.

    Unless you want to spend nearly 2K on a Macbook Pro, have at it. But if you want to lower costs and be practical there's nothing wrong with getting a basic PC for less than half the cost of a Macbook Pro.

    Toshiba laptops are not too bad. I've had mine for nearly three years and it's still doing okay so far. But in my case I wish I had gotten a Macbook or some Apple product because I like to edit photos and create short videos with editing software. My Toshiba really can't handle it and I have constantly save my work and reboot. Or it simply freezes up on me and I'm forced to reboot.

    For e-mail and whore browsing online it does just fine.


    mine was free from work. Sorry I was just thinking of a product that will last the longest.
  • morleyq

    Posts: 175

    Apr 02, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    madfacts saidI have a refurbished Macbook Air I purchased off the Apple website. You can save money by buying a reconditioned laptop at the Apple site that comes with all the warrantees as the new one, at severe discounts. No problems with mine and the porn and emailing are working just fine.


    Isn't it funny how we are to believe that Macbooks never break but there are plenty of refurbs to be had?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    If you want something other than a macbook pro, you'll have to look as straight as you can, and try to bring a hot girl to the store with you.

    If they find out you're gay, they won't let you buy anything non-mac, because it is our officially ordained supplier. Check the laws in your state first, to see if it is even legal for a homosexual man to have a non-Mac device.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidIf you want something other than a macbook pro, you'll have to look as straight as you can, and try to bring a hot girl to the store with you.

    If they find out you're gay, they won't let you buy anything non-mac, because it is our officially ordained supplier. Check the laws in your state first, to see if it is even legal for a homosexual man to have a non-Mac device.


    I knew there was another reason why I hated Mac's ! Down with homosexual convention ! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    Whatever you do, do not get a Dell or HP. That's all.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Cheap laptops (under $600) have a tendency to be underpowered and to break down. Friends of mine who work in the repair shops make a great living fixing them.

    For what you are using it for, consider an iPad, low-end MacBook, a business-class Windows machine, or an ultra-book. Any of these will give you better reliability. For the least hassle, and there's always hassle, go with Apple products.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    vegemike saidIt's time for a new one.
    Mac, Pc... Any recommendations?

    I just use the computer for email, Skype, porn... Nothing high maintenance.
    What do you suggest.



    Can't believe people are suggesting a MacBook Pro for this kid. Waaaaay too much computer for what he's using it for. Go for a MacBook Air if you want an Apple laptop. They start at a grand, and the most basic model is plenty.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    Hands down the best laptop I have ever owned is my ThinkPad W700DS by Lenovo. My cousin in college has one. When I saw him at thanksgiving, I knew I had to have it!
    It has dual screens and is super fast! The graphics are mind blowing!!!!

    Good luck! Let us know what you get!

    Tristan
    -one down side is the battery life...not very good. Max I get is 2 hrs.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 02, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    get a mac if you want to pay waaaaay too much money for mediocre hardware