New laptop


#1

So, my existing Lenovo has fallen to bits and the screen has finally died. Lenovo still seem to offer good value in terms of spec but what about the security/spyware issues highlighted during the year. There appears to have been little follow up on the story so is it just scaremongering?

Any brands really worth avoiding


#2

I have had good experiences with Lenovo, mixed with Dell and terrible with HP.

My current 17" Lenovo has been very reliable, although a lot slower than the specification would lead you to believe.

My work Dell is excellent, but I had one from their home range a few years ago and it wasn’t very reliable.

Two HP’s: one had severe overheating issues, well-documented on forums but not acknowledged by HP. The other was good until the USB ports failed due to the internal connectors snapping off.


#3

The only brand I avoid like the plague is Acer. I personally wouldn’t have another Samsung, having had one of their top end models. They make nice hardware but I was very unimpressed with their software development/support.

Generally I’ll consider what’s good at the time. What’s the budget @defride?


#4

We have Lenovo and HP at work. Everyone hates the HP, while the Lenovo are great. If it were my money, I’d buy Lenovo.


#5

We have a fairly expensive Samsung that seems marvellous and several years old, even survived a coffee cup attack recently


#6

I bought a decent spec refurbished Lenovo laptop on eBay two years ago. It has been excellent.


#7

I bought similar for Claire, they are great


#8

The Acer i bought new lasted less than 15 months,The Lenovo i now use is still very good and into it’s 4th year.


#9

My Acer is in it’s sixth year of (until now) fault-free usage. I must be lucky or something. It has an i7 processor and a fat graphics card. Windows 7 FTW. It really only gets used for Office type stuff/admin etc.


#10

I am using a nearly 5 year old Macbook Pro, and it’s lasted very well. It’s still pretty damned responsive even with the age / software upgrades etc. Mind you, I’d fucking well hope so for the price!


#11

Just bought a Lenova, not an expensive one, but like it so far. Went for the 15.6inch screen, 250 G SSD, dual core with a bat life of 7 hours ish. In Agros for £280.


#12

For no obvious reason work provide Mac twat air pro thingies.

They are very shiny, but I wouldn’t spend £2-3k of my own money on one.

I think I feel a screenplay coming on, must head out to Starbucks.


#13

My tip; if using it mainly plugged in then remove the battery when doing so - makes a big difference to battery life which is the weak spot of all laptops IMHO. Just learn to save your work as you go along (easy for me as I started in twin floppy days!!) or use Office 365 and MS one drive (cloud) which autosaves


#14

Cheers. It’s home use only, mainly for browsing, e mails and general shits n gigs. Work is for work time when some fecker is paying me :slight_smile:

I’ll try it with bat out tonight and see how I get on.


#15

quite, I longer have laptop as I retired. My kids didn’t believe me when I said I wouldn’t have one personally once I finished.


#16

and remember people that they can no longer rely on “we only offer a 1 year warranty”, even Dell !!


#17

Honestly, for that kind of use an ipad is probably a better bet.


#18

I did think of a pad, but I can’t stand touchscreen keyboards and couldn’t be arsed with those portable flexi ones. I must admit to being a lazy twat when it comes to tech, I tend to buy the same type of product. Maybe next time round I’ll switch over but oth the Note 4 tends to take care of all the “on the move” needs…


#19

+1 exactly what I use


#20

Yes, they’re shit, but on the basis you won’t use it often it makes more sense. They’re very portable, good battery, etc.