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Who makes the best laptops, hardware-wise and for the price?

#1Jett_ZeppPosted 11/9/2012 3:56:12 PM
Hmmm? So far I want a metal-material laptop but they're expensive (over 800 dollars).


Don't say ASUS because ASUS can get out of the bsns.
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#2KaushadPosted 11/9/2012 3:57:24 PM
From: Jett_Zepp | #001
Hmmm? So far I want a metal-material laptop but they're expensive (over 800 dollars).


Don't say ASUS because ASUS can get out of the bsns.


I'm confused about the second part... but lenovo I guess.
#3Jett_Zepp(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2012 3:58:59 PM
From: Kaushad | #002

I'm confused about the second part... but lenovo I guess.

I don't like ASUS. All of their laptops have broken on me. My current one broke off on the hinges and the screen went blank. I told them and they said "We're treating this as an accident/drop. Send it in and we'll charge you the repairs" and it was still under warranty.
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#4ThescyyPosted 11/9/2012 4:04:11 PM(edited)
Jett_Zepp posted...
From: Kaushad | #002

I'm confused about the second part... but lenovo I guess.

I don't like ASUS. All of their laptops have broken on me. My current one broke off on the hinges and the screen went blank. I told them and they said "We're treating this as an accident/drop. Send it in and we'll charge you the repairs" and it was still under warranty.


Yeah, ASUS apparently outsources their repair work in NA and it's not good to say the least. They were terrible with the transformer prime and the rare but known screen cracking issue. Claiming user damage with no impact points and one long crack or cracks from being docked.

Anyways if you want something that will last and is solidly built you can't go wrong with lenovo.
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#5Jett_Zepp(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2012 4:11:48 PM
From: Thescyy | #004
Jett_Zepp posted...
From: Kaushad | #002

I'm confused about the second part... but lenovo I guess.

I don't like ASUS. All of their laptops have broken on me. My current one broke off on the hinges and the screen went blank. I told them and they said "We're treating this as an accident/drop. Send it in and we'll charge you the repairs" and it was still under warranty.


Yeah, ASUS apparently outsources their repair work in NA and it's not good to say the least. They were terrible with the transformer prime and the rare but known screen cracking issue. Claiming user damage with no impact points and one long crack or cracks from being docked.

Anyways if you want something that will last and is solidly built you can't go wrong with lenovo.

Are they made of plastic as well? I had a SONY one that was super good quality - never wiggled when I had it open or never failed on me - except the mouse pad. It was composed of raised dots and the dots wore out...
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#6Lord_CohlianiPosted 11/9/2012 4:17:38 PM
Lenovo probably. Pretty cheap and made of metal. I've dropped mine twice without any adverse effects.
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#7Jett_Zepp(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2012 4:23:07 PM
There a difference between IdealPad and Thinkpad?


Hmmm, what's the best one for under 450?
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#8Lord_CohlianiPosted 11/9/2012 4:33:24 PM
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=EE41656D5F51E55161504F88E98FE321&action=init#.UJ2ST4fAeSo

Best value for that price range, but don't plan on gaming.
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#9Orestes417Posted 11/9/2012 4:35:43 PM
I'm a fan of Apple and Lenovo when it comes to laptops I'm going to use as laptops. Pretty much the only two brands I'd buy... well aside from Panasonic but that's a different class of machine
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#10TheWayOfTheGunPosted 11/9/2012 4:52:31 PM
I just bought the Lenovo Y580 and I couldn't have found a better deal anywhere.

For $968 here is what I got:

1080p screen
i7-3630QM 2.40GHz
GTX 660M 2GB
8GB 1600MHz RAM
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Backlit Keyboard

And on top of that it has an mSata port and can load up to 16GB of RAM. I already installed the 256GB crucial mSata and 16GB of Corsair RAM.

And I got a 3 year full in-home protection plan for only $100. I was seriously considering going with an MSI laptop but Lenovo was just too good to pass up.