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Old 01-01-2005, 12:57   #1
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Laptop recommendation

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?
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Old 01-01-2005, 18:04   #2
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Please do a search here.

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Old 01-01-2005, 18:20   #3
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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.
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Old 01-01-2005, 19:52   #4
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Go to cnet.com they have excellent reviews on the new 17 inch screens. Also try laptopsforless.
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Old 01-01-2005, 20:13   #5
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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
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Old 01-01-2005, 20:30   #6
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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.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:11   #7
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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.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:13   #8
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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.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:06   #9
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Re: Laptop recommendation

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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.
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Old 01-03-2005, 15:15   #10
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I like www.notebookforums.com for laptop info.

I've read mostly positive reviews of the 9200.

Goodluck with your decision, Max
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Powernotebooks

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.
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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/defa...~bandwidth=Lan
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:51   #13
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Dell or IBM (if you can afford it) are the only ways to go for laptops these days! :D
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Old 01-04-2005, 13:25   #14
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try updating the drivers/bios.
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