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        08-18-2008, 11:08 PM
      #21
    Chat Moderator
    Stay away from HP, mine was returned and don't get it my for almost a month. Yes I returned it to the store I purchased it at. HP called me at my home and wanted me to put up money for the part. The store was Circuit City, a big chain. I had bought it in Feb. This year
         
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        08-19-2008, 08:16 AM
      #22
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by TaMMa89
    I don't know are there laptops without Vista. (If you want Microsoft I mean). I have XP in our desktop and I can't complain about it. I haven't also any experience of Vista so I can't say anything about it.

    But hey, does anyone have any experience of Fujitsu? I still think those laptops about which I told in my first message.

    I think... THINK maybe you can get computers from Dell with XP on them.
         
        08-19-2008, 05:01 PM
      #23
    Trained
    There are quite a few PC's and laptops with XP on it. A lot of people do not like Vista (not only since it changed EVERYTHING but there are a lot of problems with it)

    If you don't want to get a brandy new one, you could always get a refurbished PC or Laptop.

    At work, I use an Acer PC. It's great! I've never had any problems with it,and it has cool little thingys on it for memory sticks.

    If you know computers, you could always buy the parts you want/need and have a custom computer.
         
        08-20-2008, 12:45 PM
      #24
    Super Moderator
    Unfortunately I don't know a lot of computers.

    My friend told me that Microsoft have discontinued making of XP. She rub elbows with people who know about computers. But I can't verify this piece of knowledge.
         
        08-20-2008, 01:07 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Discontinued XP?! WHAT?!

    I think that's a terrible move on Microsoft's part.

    The security aspect of Vista, while at first was alright, gets really annoying really fast... especially when they ask you a million times if its ok to run a program that you've been running forever!

    Refurbished computers (both desktops and laptops) are always a nice choice. You can get XP (if that's what you want) and a nice running system for a lot cheaper than it is to go out and buy a new one (with Vista) and then put XP on it. (XP usually runs around $200 if you want to install it on your computer.. whether to upgrade to it, or downgrade from Vista)
         
        08-20-2008, 01:44 PM
      #26
    Super Moderator
    Or discontinued XP with laptops... I don't know. As I said I can't verify it. It can be only a rumour.
         
        08-20-2008, 03:09 PM
      #27
    Foal
    For what your looking for I'd suggest an Acer.

    My friend has one, works like a charm.

    I personally own a gateway and I love it to death. Works perfectly, terrific customer service and fast help. It runs beautifully as well and cost under five hundred. Never had a problem with it except when Vista crashed but I had been expecting that. (Haha)

    I personally do not recommend HP or Dell. I've heard that they're slow with returns as well as having bad customer service. Dell in particular. The people I know who purchased Dell laptops had them usually come with problems (they had not checked to make sure the hard drive was properly inserted, left out the wireless connection, etc...) too much hassle in my opinion.
         
        08-20-2008, 03:13 PM
      #28
    Weanling
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    personally do not recommend HP or Dell. I've heard that they're slow with returns as well as having bad customer service. Dell in particular. The people I know who purchased Dell laptops had them usually come with problems (they had not checked to make sure the hard drive was properly inserted, left out the wireless connection, etc...) too much hassle in my opinion.

    I don't agree. I have a Dell laptop and I have XP on it. It works perfectly fine. I had a few minor problems with it, and Dell had great customer service, so I got it fixed pretty fast. And my laptop came with no problems, my wireless internet works great.. Dell is the only brand of computer I have ever owned, and I have never had a complaint about them.
         
        08-20-2008, 03:30 PM
      #29
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Snapple122
    Quote:
    personally do not recommend HP or Dell. I've heard that they're slow with returns as well as having bad customer service. Dell in particular. The people I know who purchased Dell laptops had them usually come with problems (they had not checked to make sure the hard drive was properly inserted, left out the wireless connection, etc...) too much hassle in my opinion.

    I don't agree. I have a Dell laptop and I have XP on it. It works perfectly fine. I had a few minor problems with it, and Dell had great customer service, so I got it fixed pretty fast. And my laptop came with no problems, my wireless internet works great.. Dell is the only brand of computer I have ever owned, and I have never had a complaint about them.
    I'm glad, this is just from the experiences of my friends, not anything personal. It seems the response Dell has gotten in this thread is very positive, perhaps my friends experiences were duds; I certainly hope so! It's always nice to have a good variety of good companies to choose from when you're buying anything. =)
         
        08-20-2008, 03:40 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    I agree StandUp, it is good to have options, and I'm sure what happened to your friend was an awful experience for them. I have heard of people who have had bad experiences with Dell.. I love my Dell laptop though.
    I hope I didn't offend you, I just wanted to say my experiences with Dell.
    I do agree with you about Acer laptops though.. they are actually very good as well.. I would probably get an Acer if something happens to my Dell.. I don't like the keyboards on the new Dell laptops.. my laptop is a few years old.
         

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