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Old 07-07-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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Looking for a used 1.need one for my autotap.Im looking to spend no more that 500 us on a used one,any recommndations?
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Go with a Dell. Hands down most reliable and best customer service.
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I actually have a Gateway that is umm...three years old, I think. (Can't quite remember which year I bought it, anyways...). I've been extremely happy with it. I have delt with their customer service a couple times from things ranging to programs not working right to blowing out my DVD drive (which they replaced for me, just as my three years of service just about expired), and both their phone (granted the hold time is long sometimes) and their online chat services are great. ...That'* just what I have to go from, but I've been pleased.
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Got my dell D60 last may, it was required by my major. It'* seen A LOT of use. Many hours a day. Only problem is some mute/volume buttons not working.
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hp'* have the scroller next to their tracpads!

i love my hp ze4300, i have had it ever since i sold my powerbook g3, the only thing i dont like about it is battery life, i can only get a little more than an hour out of it, but thats ok, its always plugged in. the woman in my life right now wants me to get her one off ebay for school so this is what im looking at for her.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...RK%3AMEBI%3AIT
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I'm partial to IBM for laptops IBM Thinkpad T21 on e-bay is in your price range for now an will do what you need it to being as all you need for it is
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If you want to know as far as consumer stats, they go from best to worst:

Alienware
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Gateway
IBM
HP
Compaq (stay away from Compaq at all costs)
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If you want to know as far as consumer stats, they go from best to worst:

Alienware
Dell
Gateway
IBM
HP
Compaq (stay away from Compaq at all costs)
That Compaq junk is what keeps me employed (as a tech)!! That'* what we use here and let me tell you...it keeps a lot of people employed!!
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If you want to know as far as consumer stats, they go from best to worst:

Alienware
Dell
Gateway
IBM
HP
Compaq (stay away from Compaq at all costs)
That Compaq junk is what keeps me employed (as a tech)!! That'* what we use here and let me tell you...it keeps a lot of people employed!!
LOL!! That Compaq junk is about what got me fired (as an MCSE). :P
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I'm pretty sure HP bought out Compaq. I have a Dell 2650 laptop that'* a couple of years old now and had no problems with it.
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