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Does your laptop resemble the laptop I'm trying to buy?

I'm looking to buy a laptop that meets a few simple requirements. Does this describe your machine?
  1. Customizable before purchase -- it's essential to me that the factory install e.g. the SSD and the CPU that I specify
  2. 17" screen
  3. Trackpad is responsive, ergonomic, satisfying to use
  4. "Home", "End", "PgDn", "PgUp" and "Delete" keys are all clustered together, not strung out in a row
  5. High-end
  6. Not made by HP
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posted by foursentences on May 11, 2013 - 14 answers

ThinkPad Edge or faster cheap laptop?

Is the quality of the ThinkPad Edge worth the performance hit? Critique my nearly-made laptop purchasing choice! [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Mar 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Macs stick around. What about other laptops?

I would like to save up for a new laptop. My current laptop is an original (2006) black MacBook. Should I save up for a new/refurb MacBook [Pro/Air], or are there less expensive but high-quality PC laptops out there? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jan 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me buy a computer for commuting!

I need a laptop that I won't be sad over if it breaks or gets lost, my target budget is Less Than or Equal To $400. Ideally super light with a full size keyboard. [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jul 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Basic laptop recommendations

I need a latop - and more. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Laptop replacement needed

My 5.5 year old laptop is about to give up the ghost - can you point me in the right direction for a new one? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on May 20, 2011 - 23 answers

New laptop didn't match the specs advertised What are my options?

About a week ago, I purchased a laptop. When I finally got it, the laptop didn't have the specs advertised. When I wrote the company, they said it was a mistake and I could send the laptop back for a refund. The problem? I could've bought it cheaper (and gotten it sooner) from another company, but now that deal is gone. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Apr 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me buy my mom a computer.

First-time computer user seeks laptop! Help me buy my mother a PC with webcam in the sub-$800 range. [more inside]
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad on Mar 14, 2011 - 22 answers

Where to find the best holiday deals on a new laptop?

I'm in the market for a new laptop. While I'd be happy to hear suggestions on what to get, what I'm really interested in is making sure I can take advantage of holiday sales to get a great deal. So where should I be looking? What websites should I keep an eye on? (Specifics inside) [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Cheap Durable Refurbished Laptop of DOOM!

Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap, reliable, CHEAP laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 9, 2010 - 18 answers

spend my $1000 on a laptop, please.

I have $1000-1100 to spend on a new laptop. Said laptop will be used as my work computer, but is also my computer, so I can use it as my primary machine in both places. Please spend my money. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Sep 19, 2010 - 17 answers

I need a new laptop – what should I get?

I need a new laptop – what should I get? I’m an architect - I use a graphics intensive program for design called Envisioneer (PC only so a Mac won’t do), and other design and graphics oriented programs. So my primary needs are: a big sharp screen, a fast processor, as much ram as I can afford and a good graphics card. [more inside]
posted by danascot on Jul 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Best time to buy a MacBook Air?

Best time to buy a MacBook Air between now and mid November? Are there any speed bumps or price reductions on the horizon? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Sep 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Please help me find a laptop

I'd like to purchase a cheap (~$400-$500) laptop with certain requirements. The more I look, the more confused I get. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jun 25, 2009 - 27 answers

I'm a PC

mac purchase advice: I'd like to pick up a used mac laptop on ebay for under $400. What specs or models should I look for that will give me the least buyers regret? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Oct 1, 2008 - 14 answers

When will we see new MacBook Pros? When should I buy mine?

I will have $3000 saved by the end of this month. I am hoping to spend it on a high-end 15" MBP. I am currently a high school senior, and am looking to replace my aging P4 desktop with a laptop that will last me into college. When is it likely that Apple will release new MBPs? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Sep 9, 2008 - 58 answers

Convince me not to get a Thinkpad!

What are some reasons NOT to get a Lenovo Thinkpad R61? I'm pretty enarmoured with this laptop and I want to be sure it's a good decision. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 11, 2008 - 32 answers

Lenovo T61p alternative?

Alternative to T61p? I'm looking for a laptop that is highly reliable, has a good graphics card and lots of storage. [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Apr 26, 2008 - 19 answers

Peddle to the [lithium] metal

Where to buy a laptop battery? [more inside]
posted by trim17 on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Time for a laptop

I need to buy a laptop to study overseas for sixth months. All of my previous computers have been desktops which I've assembled, so I have little experience buying pre-built machines. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 1, 2006 - 15 answers

Laptop Question

Another laptop question. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Dec 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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