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I'm most likely going to buy one sometime in the next week. I've always had a desktop, so I'm not familiar with what's good and what sucks in the Notebook world. I've narrowed it down to this <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=11203794&m=488&cat=494&scat=0#details" target="_blank">Hp Pavillion</a>. It seems most models have gotten good reviews. Any advice or suggestions on it, or a brand/model that's better?
 

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Toshiba. Robert will back me up on that. He talked me into one and I love it. Called their tech support once and got a person before the second ring. No voice prompts. I was very, very impressed. It might cost a bit more though.
 

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I was actually looking at one of those too - a Toshiba Satellite. It wasn't too much more than this Pavillion.
 

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I'm thinking I'm getting a Satellite as a graduation gift. I won't settle for less. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Well, Toshiba's the unaminous choice. I guess I'll be getting one of those. The <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=11181444&m=488&cat=494&scat=495" target="_blank">one</a> I'm looking at is basically the same price as the Pavillion, just $50 less in mail-in rebates - $200 vs. $250.
 

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BWJ, when it comes to Toshiba... as is the case with many I suppose... the real bucks will come into play depending on the size and type of display (monitor) you get.<br><br><br><br>
Keep in mind with a notebook... no matter how good it is, it is still not as good as a full size monitor for clarity and color shades. You can get close, but its not cheap.
 

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My boss gave me the assignment of picking out a laptop that was very light weight, good for traveling and with a reasonable price. I read a lot of sites with ratings and consumer comments and such. I finally told her to get a Dell Latitude. It looks nice at least and no complaints so far. I don't use it or any other kind of laptop, though.
 

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I guess I should go look at an in-store model to see if I'm satifisfied with the monitor size and what not.<br><br><br><br>
I have a Dell desktop and I don't really like it at all.
 

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Yeah... I am not fond of DELL quality or customer service at all. I think they've really gone downhill over the years. I have bought from them before and been a dissatisfied customer on both occasions.
 

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I used laptops exclusively for years. I only got a desktop when i got more into graphics and animation. i recommend a docking station, or at the minimum a full size keyboard and mouse.
 

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I find a laptop, used on my lap, impossible to type on. I write huge volumes of stuff in addition to the stuff you see me write, here, more than most people, but computing is generally so keyboard-intensive, for everyone, that I don't understand how anyone can use a laptop on their lap.
 

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It is just an awkward position to have your arms in, vis a vis the keyboard, when using your arms and hand to type. Your fingers tend to slide off the keys or miss the keys and get tired out sooner. Or the whole computer goes sliding around on your lap. So you have to use your leg muscles too, to try and kepe it stable. Takes energy away from the thought processes needed to write, or do math problems.<br><br><br><br>
Having the keyboard at the right height, and the right angle, and the right distance from you puts your arms and fingers in a postion that is simply more comfortable for typing. And if my hands aren't comfortable, it is more difficult for me to do the mental concentration needed to formulate my choice of words. Too much energy gets consumed by my arms and not enough is left for my verbal processes. Same thing if I'm keying in mostly just numerals into a spreadsheet or a business-bookkeeping program -- takes energ y from my mind that my mind needs to conceptualize the mathematics i'm involved in. I figure eventually, much sooner than with a properly placed keyboard, my fingers and forearems will literally become paralyzed due to fatigue, and I won't be able to command them to move. Doesn't happen with a keyboard properly place on my desk, which is just a little lower, about 2 inches, than a typical write-on desk, to the floor, and properly angled, and sufficiently easy to press down, and producing a slight let-off feel near the end of the key-travel (not a tactile-click at the top of the key travel, like IBM's had at one time, and many keyboards copy).<br><br><br><br>
 

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I do all of my text interpreting (real-time captioning) on a laptop. For convenience I occasionally use an external keyboard, but that's usually just for convenience of the reader, if we're one on one and they're sharing the screen with me...<br><br><br><br>
You just have to get used to it. A lot of the time I prefer to place it on my lap, cause tables can place the keys at funny angles, I find...<br><br><br><br>
But I guess that's the perspective of someone who has no testicles to burn. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
As for colour, etc, my iBook laptop is the SH*T! Even my PC-guy telecom boyfriend says it's the best laptop he's seen. The screen quality is amazing!<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise he's recently decided he will no longer deal with DELL at ALL, because they are lousy at customer service, and end up charging you WAYYYY more than necessary for most transactions. He used to be totally loyal to them, and now he can't stand them.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>I don't think many people actually put it on their lap. I actually read a story about a guy that sued, I think because the heat from the bottom of the laptop burned his testicles.</b></div>
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Hahaha, geez, yet another moron from the gene pool. He sued because he was too stupid to notice something continually getting warmer andwarmer to the point of being uncomfortable, and then decided he'd let it sit on his lap for longer still, and burning his testicles in the process? lol, that is pretty priceless.
 
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