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  1. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    Lenovo - Hi Point
    Dell - Roehm
    HP - Taurus
    All others - Jennings

    Asus, Acer - Glock
    Sinclair Spectrum - 1911
     


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  2. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    I have had good use from Dell notebooks.

    Last Lenovo I had was a piece of junk that didn't last two years. Toshiba notebooks not what they used to be.
     
  3. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    If you had a low end Dell, then maybe not great. XPS or Alienware are without equal in the hundreds of PC’s I work with every year.
     
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  4. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    Just learned about the Latitude 7200 competitor to the Surface Pro. Seems to be top dog right now.
     
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  5. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    There are literally tens of thousands of Lenovo ThinkPads in use at my place of employment and the 5,000 or so that went through my hands the last few months are all around four to five years old. Some of them really took a beating too but still work. They're just barebones, no frills, ugly pieces of crap. But they work.
     
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  6. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    HP EliteBook 735 G6 Notebook PC is a decent option. Has 16 GB RAM, half TB NVMe drive, runs on an AMD Ryzen cpu. I'm not typically an AMD guy, but right now they're crushing Intel. It has a 13.3" 1920x1080, should have reasonable battery life that is easily replaced, and not a huge laptop by any means. You can also buy accessories for it, such as a laptop dock.

    If you prefer Intel for whatever fanboy reasons, then the HP Elite series has many other options with similar specs but a 7th or 8th gen processor
     
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  7. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    Great choice. Those specs fall in line pretty much with what I was thinking too.

    You're right, Ryzen chips are killing right now.
     
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  8. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    That's an expensive email checker...
     
  9. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    He can buy a cheap laptop, but he's not going to be happy with it more than a couple years, which was a stipulation of the new laptop. Should be pleasant to use and last a good 5 years, roughly. Also the cheapies have intolerable screens that make me batshit crazy, so I can't in my right mind, recommend them.
     
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  10. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Actually Attends

    Just got home and read this.

    There are only two brands you can consider if you need a smartcard reader:

    HP and Dell

    Lenovo is out because of obvious reasons (you can pm me about it if you don't know what they are.)

    Anyone else is out because their support and logistics will be too shitty to be reliable if you do have an issue.

    I don't know what HPs support system is like. I do know what Dell's is like and there is a reason people buy them.

    Total disclaimer. I work at Dell in the highest level of commercial support you can get. We sold 71 million PCs last year on top of the 280 million (verified) Dell service tags still in operation (those that logged onto the net and at least sent a signal to our update servers to check for an update.) About 1/3 of that is consumer/client (what you'd be) so round it off to 130 million Dell consumer/client PCs. At my level of support WORLDWIDE we had 24000 tickets last year (12000 of them in the US.) So out of 130 million PCs 24000 or so had an issue serious enough that it required L3 or L4 support.
     


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