Recommendations on a non-Apple laptop

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  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I gave my laptop away to my sister whos going to uni in the next few days. So I'm sitting here laptopless and may take a punt at a non Apple laptop if a new macbook doesn't come out this month.

    Was just looking for recommendations to look into from the house? Thanks
     
  2. nakamuramori2 macrumors regular

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    you probably doesnt like the dell since you were mac user.
    try sony vio~
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    A Toshiba. I have had 2 and both never gave me a lick of trouble. One I sold as I did not need it any more, the other, I gave to a family member after I bought this Macbook.
     
  4. nakamuramori2 macrumors regular

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    yeah.. my roomate was using toshiba and he really doesnt take care of his laptop at all. But he never had any problem for 4 yrs. amazing..
     
  5. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    toooooooooo right man! Dell sucks big time.
     
  6. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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    don't get a dell they are overpriced and not very good, i bought one about 5 years ago and before it was paid off it caught fire :eek: but since i didn't get the warranty i got screwed and had to finish paying for something i didn't have. Go for a Gateway or HP.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    With no information, what do you want us to recommend? Do you want an 8.8", 10.9", 13.3", or even a 16" screen? Budget? Battery life?
     
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    I like the Sony Vaio line, but they're slightly more expensive than I think you want to spend. Since you left us with ZERO information as to what your budget was and such then I say:
    Vaio
    Toshiba
    eeePC
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    But personally I love my EEE PC, if you're looking at netbooks. Also Dell's Mini 9 looks nice too(just announced officially today!)


    See how those are only 349-550, I'd say so for a low end one of those, then you could wait out a MacBook for quite sometime, and end up with nice netbook to.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    That's an ignorant statement. I'm a Mac user, but I also have a Dell Inspiron 1525 (which I'm typing this on) and it's a great laptop.
     
  13. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    guys and dolls (I love you all)....

    Absolutely NO budget. I do want it to be 16" or smaller and please note:

    THIS IS A DELL FREE ZONE
     
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  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Why?
     
  16. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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    Vaio or a Lenovo.

    Not a fan of Toshi, personally.
     
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    If you've got some spare time just build your own. You just need a few pizza boxes, a calculator, some tape and an alphabet.
     
  19. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Lenovo or Asus. Look on newegg.com for reviews.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Ok, then Lenovo X300, or a 13.3" Sony SR series notebook.
     
  21. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Forgive the question, but you'd buy a Windows simply because a new Mac isn't available?

    I can't recommend Dell or Sony. I've heard bad things about both, and experienced bad things about both brands. Toshiba comes the most recommended... I would say IBM, but they're Lenovo now and I'm not sure about that.
     
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    Over the past few years, before I switched to Mac, I have had both a Toshiba (good, rugged machine) and a Sony Vaio (elegant and stylish) and found them both to have been pretty good.

    Cheers
     
  23. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    I used to recommend HP but lately I've been having some major problems with them. So I'd might go with a Sony or an Asus.


    edit - just reread your post...why wouldn't you just get a macbook and put windows on it?!
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    The least problematic non-Apple laptop I've had was an old IBM (1.3ghz Celeron CPU, for age). Damn thing was built like a tank and I hear that quality still continues with Lenovo.
     

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