beachbum wrote:My last laptop was a Dell Latitude, and I hated it. The thing wouldn't recognize its own charger. Over the course of about 4 years, I had the charger replaced 3 times. Each time, things would be great for a couple months, then it would suddenly give me the standard "plugged in but not charging, please insert a Dell 90W power adapter" message. I also had the laptop sent back to Dell to get its motherboard switched out, and that didn't solve the problem either. The overall build quality of the computer seemed a bit lacking too, particularly when compared to my new Thinkpad. Also, Dell's customer service is INFURIATING.
Had this exact same problem with a Dell laptop as well. Customer service is more or less non-existent. I'll never bother considering another Dell. With all of the options students have, I would suggest you guys do the same.