Best choice for a laptop?

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    Summer's coming - I want something portable, so I can lounge around outside...

    Any suggestions on laptops? Looking at maybe a Sony Vaio, mostly for reliability sake..

    Internet, email, photos, and messaging is pretty much all I use it for.
     
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    i like my ibm think pad
     
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    Does it think for you? :eusa_think:
     
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    thinkpad's good, dell inspiron i use now has been pretty reliable. i haven't owned a sony box in awhile, but when i had one it worked just fine.

    dell customer service has been close to outstanding in my experience. of course, the fact that i've had to deal with customer service might be a problem.
     
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    I've liked my Dells...I'm thinking of getting one as well.
     
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    Check out REPC in Seattle. I've got two lap tops and four working desktops. They were all used and none cost more than $200. They all work flawlessly.
     
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    However, in the past 4 years, I have purchased 4 laptops, a desktop, and a server (with three hard drives) from Dell, and 4 of the 8 hard drives failed within the first week and had to be replaced.

    But after that...everything has been great!
     
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    Dell is a flat-out no for me.. A) I don't like being confined to a single brand for upgrades, and repairs. 2) I detest having to deal with "customer service". Most times *I* have more knowledge than those chair warmers...
     
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    I was looking at one of these:

    MSI -- MICRO-STAR INT'L CO., LTD.

    • The Latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
    • Windows Vista® Home Premium
    (MSI recommends upgrade to Windows Vista® Business)
    • 17" ACV (Amazing Crystal Vision) Display
    • nVIDIA 9300M GS Graphic Card with 256MB VRAM
    • MSI Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System
    • Theater Class 4.1 Channel Surround Effect and Subwoofer Recognized and Approved by Second Generation Dolby® Surround
    • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
    • Featuring the Latest E- SATA Support
    • Built-In 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam

    About $1600 here so would be cheaper in the US.
     

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