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Laptops

Postby ewalling » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:29 pm

I need to get a laptop before the Fall. I saw that Villanova has a Dell purchasing program and that you can get the computers serviced on campus. Anyone know if there is a discount and if the computers are worth buying? If it is going to save me some money but be an outdated it wouldn't be worth it to me. Thanks!

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Re: Laptops

Postby soonergirl » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:54 pm

I don't know if it's typical, but I have had a TON of trouble with my Dell Inspiron.

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Re: Laptops

Postby PirateCap'n » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:22 pm

soonergirl wrote:I don't know if it's typical, but I have had a TON of trouble with my Dell Inspiron.


It's definitely typically. Everyone I know, including myself, had major problems with the Inspirons.

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Re: Laptops

Postby tamlyric » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:24 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:
soonergirl wrote:I don't know if it's typical, but I have had a TON of trouble with my Dell Inspiron.


It's definitely typically. Everyone I know, including myself, had major problems with the Inspirons.


+1 (not to mention the crappy assistance I received from Dell)

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Re: Laptops

Postby eandy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:26 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:
soonergirl wrote:I don't know if it's typical, but I have had a TON of trouble with my Dell Inspiron.


It's definitely typically. Everyone I know, including myself, had major problems with the Inspirons.

I have a 4 year old Inspiron that is still running strong. I take really good care of my computer, though.

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Re: Laptops

Postby soonergirl » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:41 pm

eandy wrote:
PirateCap'n wrote:
soonergirl wrote:I don't know if it's typical, but I have had a TON of trouble with my Dell Inspiron.


It's definitely typically. Everyone I know, including myself, had major problems with the Inspirons.

I have a 4 year old Inspiron that is still running strong. I take really good care of my computer, though.


<smack>

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Re: Laptops

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:55 pm

eandy wrote:
PirateCap'n wrote:
soonergirl wrote:I don't know if it's typical, but I have had a TON of trouble with my Dell Inspiron.


It's definitely typically. Everyone I know, including myself, had major problems with the Inspirons.

I have a 4 year old Inspiron that is still running strong. I take really good care of my computer, though.


My Inspiron lasted 4+ years before the hard drive died. Friendly reminder: back up your data.

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Re: Laptops

Postby burvowski » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:13 am

If problems with Dell are typical, why would people keep buying them?

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Re: Laptops

Postby pany1985 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:16 am

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Re: Laptops

Postby UFMatt » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:42 am

pany1985 wrote:Image


The horror. I had forgotten about that awful ad campaign until I saw your post. :?

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Re: Laptops

Postby alexanderkaim » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:26 pm

burvowski wrote:If problems with Dell are typical, why would people keep buying them?

Because they are cheap.
I've had many problems with my own dell laptop, but none that seem quite atypical of laptops in general. Also, its 5 years old and still usable. My next laptop probably won't be a dell though.

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Re: Laptops

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:29 pm

I've had my Dell for 4 years and the only problem I had with it involved my battery dying. Thankfully it was under warranty.

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Re: Laptops

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:38 pm

Hard drive crashed on my Dell about 6 months after I got it, but they replaced it no questions asked. My screen died about 6 months ago after about 4 years of use, so now I have to run an S-video cable into my TV to use the laptop. I'm getting a Mac in July.



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