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  1. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    Help me understand if this is an accurate comparison


    1. Lenovo - Glock
    2. Dell - 1911
    3. HP - Taurus
    4. Others. - High Point
     


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  2. Davetex

    Davetex TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    You can buy off lease dell''s and get a good deal. Got my last 3 that way. Good as new, but cheaper.
     
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  3. Big Green

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    Link?
     
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  4. SQLGeek

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    Many form factors seem to be going that way.

    I like my work Lenovo machines I've had over the years but I'd never recommend a consumer one due to the issues Dye talked about. I like HP well enough. The Surfaces are damn good. An HP was my last personally owned Windows laptop and it was a great machine until my F#@^ing dog freaked out, hooked the power cord and then yanked the whole thing onto the ground and thrashed the screen. Thank goodness I had a cloud backup I could restore to a new machine.

    16 GB memory is good. RAM and storage are relatively cheap so adding more upfront and not worrying about it later is my favored approach.

    SSDs are awesome in terms of performance but their price per GB is going to be higher and while prices have gone down on higher capacity, they are still fairly pricey per GB. But the SSD as my boot drive is the only way I'll fly. If you want more storage, you may want to consider going a smaller SSD as a primary boot drive and a 1 or 2 TB HDD as a secondary storage drive. That may not also be an issue if you're looking to hookup to an existing NAS.
     
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  5. Fishkiller

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    sounds about right add

    ACER = Jennings
     
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  6. SQLGeek

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    I can't decide if that's a slight on Dells or not but if it is, then I'd agree with it. ;)

    I'm not a fan of Dell personally. The work Dell I had, which was a new machine, was a total POS. My sister's Dell was a total POS. My coworker's Dells were total POS.

    I'd never buy a personal Lenovo because of this:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/05/lenovo-tumbles-after-report-about-alleged-chinese-spy-chips.html

    I'd say HPs are Glocks or M&Ps. Nothing super flashy but they work.

    The high end fancy gaming machines are your race guns or Wilson Combats.

    Dells fit in the Taurus category for me.
     
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  7. SQLGeek

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    This I agree with though Acer does a decent Chromebook.
     
  8. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    Dell computers are POS, they do at least have good CS and decent warranties. I found it massively irritating that Dell's could have various different chipsets within the same model for multiple parts of the system. Depended on who was the lowest bidders the day they made the model I guess.
     
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  9. DyeF9

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    By no means are all HP Computers good, but their mid to high end Ultrabooks are completely reasonable laptops. Good displays with good resolutions (I hate those off resolutions that make it difficult to display webpages), capable of using a dock, and I've not had any issues with mine. I don't use my laptop for much, some web stuff, excel, PowerPoint, music, YouTube, email, etc. I don't try to use it for anything like games or much intensive work.
     
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  10. Davetex

    Davetex TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Look for Dell Financial Services.

    I'm on a phone, so it''s difficult for me to get links.
     


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