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Paradigm
01-01-2005, 12:57
I'm having a problem with my Gateway laptop, it just passed it's year warranty period. The problem is that sometimes when I love the laptop it will reboot, I assume it's a loose wire or something like that. I would like a new laptop, if anyone wants to buy this one and work on it let me know, if you don't move the laptop too much it works fine.

So now I am looking for a laptop with a 17" widescreen, I liked the Dell 9200 because it had 1,900 X 1,200 resolution which I would love, but I read way too many user complaints about the screen. I would like something with high resolution, I want a good laptop but I don't want to spend too much (no Alienware). I don't game much or do processor intensive work, but I still want something with some speed.

Anyone have any recommendations for my situation?

NetNinja
01-01-2005, 18:04
Please do a search here.

This topic comes up every 2 weeks.

Paradigm
01-01-2005, 18:20
Originally posted by NetNinja
Please do a search here.

This topic comes up every 2 weeks. Sorry buddy, but it won't allow a search of 17 or 17". I also can't find any talk of 17" notebooks in all my browsing.

Glk23
01-01-2005, 19:52
Go to cnet.com they have excellent reviews on the new 17 inch screens. Also try laptopsforless.

JMag
01-01-2005, 20:13
Originally posted by Paradigm
Sorry buddy, but it won't allow a search of 17 or 17". I also can't find any talk of 17" notebooks in all my browsing.

www.notebookreview.com

DragonRider
01-01-2005, 20:30
My wifes Dell does this sometimes also, I just reinstall the OS and problem fixed. I redo my personal installation minimum 4 times a year. Just a thought before dropping the cash.

John

Nevermind I just reread it and only read the Love and tried to figure it out. On the 3rd time I saw the Move.

madcapmagician
01-02-2005, 11:11
Dell all the way. I had one assigned to me for about a year and a half without problems, and then I got a personal one about 6 months ago and it has gone without trouble. Love them both. You can't go wrong with a Dell.

Paradigm
01-02-2005, 11:13
I was about to buy the Dell 9200, but I read reviews and 98% of the people who got the higher resolution screen say it sucks.

I ordered a Sager last night.

gwalchmai
01-03-2005, 07:06
Originally posted by Paradigm
I'm having a problem with my Gateway laptop, it just passed it's year warranty period. The problem is that sometimes when I love the laptop it will reboot, I assume it's a loose wire or something like that. It's probably just not feeling appreciated. Buy it some flowers and candy and take it to dinner before you love it.

Oh, wait, it's a Gateway. Make that a salt lick and some hay. ;)

Maxthemutt
01-03-2005, 15:15
I like www.notebookforums.com for laptop info.

I've read mostly positive reviews of the 9200.

Goodluck with your decision, Max

LBTRS
01-03-2005, 16:57
Powernotebooks (http://www.powernotebooks.com/)

I have purchased two laptops from www.powernotebooks.com over the past five years. You can't ask for better service and they sell some great computers.

erikd65
01-03-2005, 20:25
Check out the dell outlet for refurbs and returns. You can get some nice deals this time of year.

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&~bandwidth=Lan

Cryptoboy
01-04-2005, 08:51
Dell or IBM (if you can afford it) are the only ways to go for laptops these days! :D

David_G17
01-04-2005, 13:25
try updating the drivers/bios.