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Scouse
02-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Might give the idea way.....
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.html?src=me&ref=general

Cato
02-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Wouldn't be too worried about this.
Dell custom support is not the greatest. Hear good things about MSI, ASUS and the like. Acer used to have issues with their keyboards failing in a few months.

I'm a HP person, I've had one since the DIGITAL days in the mid 90s. When I had an issue, they sent a computer currier to my house, took it and I had it back two days later. Great service IMO.

The Error Guy
02-07-2010, 11:07 PM
Well depends on her use really too. A dell might not be suitable depending on how you use it. From my experience they are a bit short on processing power (entry level machines) and break easily. I would recommend HP for the mid range to higher end use, picked up a 2ghz AMD Turion X2 2gb ram 256mb gfx for 1500 2yrs ago. today about 1700 would get you an i5 with 4gb RAM 512mb gfx so they are in the 1000-2000 price range but you do pay for what you get with laptops. HP Customer support=great. Toshibas are a bit pricey compared to performance though. If she wants style HP have played very nice with their pavillion entertainment laptops.

zqwerty
03-07-2010, 12:48 AM
Before you get anything made by Dell read this:

http://www.metafilter.com/93279/Window-to-Dell-Decline#3159099

Cicero
03-07-2010, 09:29 AM
Interesting to note,that despite bad name of Acer on this forum,they have become the worlds biggest producer of computers,overtaking Dell.

pctek
03-07-2010, 12:17 PM
Might give the idea way.....
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.html?src=me&ref=general

Buy her an ASUS.

And as for Acer - so? More **** is manufactured than quality -whatever the product.