Help to buy laptop

Closed
My93 Posts 13 Registration date Tuesday December 17, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2014 - Dec 30, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Jan 1, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Hello, I want to buy a new laptop , can anyone suggest the best choice i have for a budget of around 1000$ ?
Related:

4 responses

Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Dec 30, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Hi,

It all depends what you want to use it for.
0
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Dec 30, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Define "best".
We would need to know what programs you want to run and what you use the laptop for.
0
My93 Posts 13 Registration date Tuesday December 17, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2014
Dec 31, 2013 at 01:13 AM
I'd like a fast long-lasting laptop with a good battery life . I am an engineering student so mostly i have to use visual studio, labview , autocad and such programs ! Also i want to be as far as I can from toshiba laptops because i already owned two of them and both were a real disappointment .
0
Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Dec 31, 2013 at 06:41 AM
Hello,

Most of the problems reported on Kioskea are with Toshiba.

If I were you, I would look for something more reliable such as HP.

Here are some of them in this link:

https://www.cnet.com/topics/laptops/products/hp/
0
My93 Posts 13 Registration date Tuesday December 17, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2014
Dec 31, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Thank you!
0
Blocked Profile
Dec 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM
If I may...I was a "road warrior" for a number of years, and used to THROW my dell laptop when I got to the hotel room, and I never had a single issue with it.

********THE RESULTS IN THE ABOVE STATEMENT ARE NOT TYPICAL, DO NOT TREAT ANY MACHINE IN THIS MANNER!*************

@My93...You are going to need more than US$1000 for the machine you are needing. CAD and Engineering software is a BESTBUY SALESMANs NIGHTMARE! Go to a local small shop and have them build you one!
0
Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Dec 31, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Thanks Mark, a road warrior's opinion is always venered and respected.

P.S. Where did you use to throw your Dell?

@My93 also look carefully at the warranty, large company offer the longest one also compare the after sales service, sometimes not so good with asian companies.
0
My93 Posts 13 Registration date Tuesday December 17, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 1, 2014
Dec 31, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Let me run this through you guys , an hp laptop , core i7 with 1 terra , 8 gb of ram , 2 gb vga dedicated up to 8 and a 3 years warranty . What do you think?
0
Blocked Profile
Dec 31, 2013 at 04:44 PM
My Dell Always landed some corner up, and at least as far as the first single bed! I would typically attempt to hit both of em, and the AC unit! One project (I really didn't care about, something about FanniemaeAndFreddieMac), it bounced off the second bed and hit the sliding door! Still Booted! I really wanted to blame that one on the TSA!

Since then, I have been in Charge of purchasing for two seperate companies, and All have suplied me with the one that rhymes with well. I guess if it works, you return to it. Also, get the on site coverage, nothing beats a tech showing up within 18 hours with a new Mother board, or hard drive! ANYWHERE!
0