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Old 02-26-2013, 6:04 PM
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My thread from a few months ago talked about my computer crashing and the horrible customer service from Frys. Well I'm on vacation and my lap top died... Again. Attempting start up repair but nothing is happening. It never ran right after Frys got a hold of it.
To boot, my new iPod is corrupted.

So, where should I buy a new laptop from? Best buy sucks, Frys sucks. I'd like to buy from.a brick and mortar store so I can have customer service.
I live in the ie if that helps pointing me in the right direction
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Old 02-26-2013, 6:05 PM
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Oh, and at least I learned my lesson and backed everything up
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So, where should I buy a new laptop from? Best buy sucks, Frys sucks. I'd like to buy from.a brick and mortar store so I can have customer service.
I live in the ie if that helps pointing me in the right direction
Short of buying an Apple computer, you're not going to find a good place with a local customer service center to take your laptop in.

Just purchase a Lenovo, Thinkpad, or Dell and pay for higher tier warranty so you can get fast turnaround times on service when you have to ship it in.
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Old 02-26-2013, 6:36 PM
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I just got it running. Still is a pos. I'm also looking for a gaming laptop
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Funny, mine just crashed this morning. It's been trying to do startup repair all day. I'm using my wife's computer. I'm so mad right now!
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Oh, and at least I learned my lesson and backed everything up
Sweet. I only buy cheap junk and back up a lot. Comcast's package of virus etc. has worked very well, even exploring the outer edges of the web. It is a Norton product.
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Short of buying an Apple computer, you're not going to find a good place with a local customer service center to take your laptop in.
Actually, there are 2 choices if you prefer a store:

1. Sony store. You can buy your laptop and another Sony products from their store, there's one in Valley Fair Shopping Center if you live the Bay Area.

2. Microsoft. Yup, they sell laptops now, Surface Pro. Just make sure you don't accidentally buy the wrong one, called Surface RT which uses a ARM processor. They' too have a store in Valley Fair.

If you're looking for something with a little more power and style, Sony VAIO line of laptops are nice.

Costco sells laptops too, not sure about customer service and support though.
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Old 02-27-2013, 3:23 PM
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I buy all my computer needs from newegg; check out some of the laptops on there. I suggest these laptops: Asus, Lenovo, Alienware, Dell, or Apple(but not really for gaming)
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Old 02-27-2013, 3:33 PM
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unless you're living in a very small room, do not buy a "gaming laptop". The money you spend for an even half way decent rig will be leaps and bounds above a comparable desktop model, and will still have over heating issues.

You can buy a decent laptop for office work and a decent gaming desktop for the same price as a passable gaming laptop.
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Actually, there are 2 choices if you prefer a store:

1. Sony store. You can buy your laptop and another Sony products from their store, there's one in Valley Fair Shopping Center if you live the Bay Area.

2. Microsoft. Yup, they sell laptops now, Surface Pro. Just make sure you don't accidentally buy the wrong one, called Surface RT which uses a ARM processor. They' too have a store in Valley Fair.

If you're looking for something with a little more power and style, Sony VAIO line of laptops are nice.

Costco sells laptops too, not sure about customer service and support though.
I might go back to a VIAO. I had one and it was GREAT! It slowed down after a while but that wa my fault for loading it with junk. The problem I had with it was that the plug for the power source was actually a seperate little peice that was held on to the computer via a flimsy peice of plastic. So it came lose, eventually broke off where it was hanging on via electrical wire and then eventually, the wires broke. I had that lap top for like 2 years and it was great. I see the new designs are lighter (that viao was heavy) and doesnt seem to have the same design flaw
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Old 02-28-2013, 9:30 AM
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I buy all my computer needs from newegg; check out some of the laptops on there. I suggest these laptops: Asus, Lenovo, Alienware, Dell, or Apple(but not really for gaming)
I bought an ASUS from best buy. second day, it crashed with a blue screen of death (this was just before I bought my current one and with win7. I thought the blue screen was gone forever!!!). BestBuy goons couldnt fix it and gave me a new one which ran ****tier then started giving me the blue screen. I demanded my money back and thought Frys would be a better bet.
I had a friend with iBuypower. He said they were Alienware performance without the the Alienware price. What say you guys?
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19" Rack-mount here, but if you don't want an industry standard case, or a place to throw a few HDDs, Dells seem to run forever, at least after the Cap-plague ran it's course... i7's:
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looking at a couple.
Ibuypower for 999
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Tundra W1-501R 15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, USB 3.0, fingerprint Reader, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter - Original Metallic Black
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.4GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Memory
8GB [4GB x 2] 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory] - Corsair or Major Brand **FREE Upgrade to 8GB [8GB x1] DDR3-1600 G.Skill**
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB GDDR5 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [W1-501R]
Primary Hard Drive
1 TB 5400rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive
Optical Drive
8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [W1-501R]
Flash Media Reader / Writer
Built-in 9-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN [Laptop]
Fax Modem
Built-in 56K V.92 Fax Modem [Laptop]
Internal Wireless Network Adapter
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo
Operating System
Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit
USB Ports
Built-in 1x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 3.0 / eSATA Combo Ports [Laptop]
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None
Video Camera
Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera
Warranty
Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support

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VAIO E Series 14P Custom Touch Laptop
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3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM quad-core (2.20GHz / 3.20GHz with Turbo Boost) [$100.00]
Windows 8 64-bitNo Fresh StartMicrosoft® Office 2013 trial version14" LED backlit display (1600 x 900)No touch screenAMD Radeon™ HD 7670M (2GB) hybrid graphics [$100.00]
750GB (5400rpm) hard drive16GB (8GB x2) DDR3-1600MHz [$100.00]
CD/DVD player / burnerStandard lithium-ion battery (5300mAh)Imagination Studio™ VAIO® Edition softwareColor:Gunmetal with Vintage Gold [$20.00]
No keyboard skin or mouseNo engravingKaspersky® Internet Security (30-day trial)No Installation Option2-year Express Ship Service for Laptops [$129.99]

With the sony, I can do the payment plan, the ibuypower I cant. Well not unless I want to apply for a department credit card because I'd be getting it from a contracted place. that Ibuypower isnt even show on their site.
Any other recommendations? I'm not a huge gamer but would like the option if I could
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Old 02-28-2013, 6:31 PM
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I've always bought Dell or Apple and I've never been disappointed.
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There's your problem. Gaming laptops burn themselves out. They are not made for the heat that they produce. If you want gaming get a desktop. If apart goes out it is easy to replace.

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There's your problem. Gaming laptops burn themselves out. They are not made for the heat that they produce. If you want gaming get a desktop. If apart goes out it is easy to replace.

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There's your problem. Gaming laptops burn themselves out. They are not made for the heat that they produce. If you want gaming get a desktop. If apart goes out it is easy to replace.

Sent from the bottom of a pickle barrel.
Actually, my current lap top produces bucoup heat and isnt a gaming lap top at all. It's a toshiba protege. The one gamingish laptop I had just physically broke
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Gaming laptop? No such thing.

Buy a gaming desktop and a Macbook pro laptop for non gaming stuff. Can't afford both...you have a decision to make.
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What the hell are you doing with your laptops that they burn out that fast lol,

I would buy from Amazon... I got a 499 Asus from them than Bestbuy had on sale for 600...

You can also get a pretty sweet Mini Mac for home use... and a i5/i7 laptop from Amazon for around 600 bucks...
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Actually, my current lap top produces bucoup heat and isnt a gaming lap top at all. It's a toshiba protege. The one gamingish laptop I had just physically broke
Hey Maddog, if you are anywhere near the IE I'd be happy to take a look at it for you! Ive been in the build it/fix it PC game for over 20 years and hold many industry certifications! PM me if your semi close...
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What the hell are you doing with your laptops that they burn out that fast lol,

I would buy from Amazon... I got a 499 Asus from them than Bestbuy had on sale for 600...

You can also get a pretty sweet Mini Mac for home use... and a i5/i7 laptop from Amazon for around 600 bucks...
Porn....lots and lots of porn. Naw, I bought an Asus and it went dead before I could look at my first porn site on it and the second got the blue screen of death. Demanded my monies back.
My last one was great but it physically broke This computer is supposed to be a business laptop. It cant even run minecraft. WTF!?!?!?

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Hey Maddog, if you are anywhere near the IE I'd be happy to take a look at it for you! Ive been in the build it/fix it PC game for over 20 years and hold many industry certifications! PM me if your semi close...
I am but this thing just sucks. I'll hit you up though if I need anything thanks
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