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Re: I will KILL a motherfucker
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010, 11:50:03 am »
Acer has good hardware for low cost.
They achieve this low cost by using bad construction and wiring.

HP is solid, but expensive as fuck.

LG uses a randomizer to decide how good their products are going to be. Well, they use a more randomer randomizer than the other companies.

General tip: get alot of background info for every product you are considering.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010, 12:11:27 pm »
That is fucking awful, Remmy.  I hope you can put a patch on the thing.

Since we're on a brand spree here, I had a piece of absolute shit Dell laptop, which lasted 6 years propped up on stacks of pennies to keep it from overheating.  It convinced to homebrew the machine I have now, which is a fucking phenomenal beast.
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2010, 12:18:56 pm »
I know. The only problem is that the screws on the back of the laptop are microscopic. I'll need to go into a comp repair shop to get it open, I can take it the rest of the way.

eyeglass repair kit comes in handy for very tiny screws.
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010, 03:12:15 pm »
I have ceased trusting external HDs after every single one has fucked itself after being briefly serviceable.

So now I just make sure to have backups of as much as possible on as many different hard drives, dvds, and flash drives, as possible. 

Never had that problem with my extrnal HD.

But for real important information I don't want to lose, I mail it to myself on GMail.

You can trust Google for one thing, they never ever throw away your data ;-)

Off-site backups FTW...
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2010, 03:23:15 pm »
I had an Acer for ~4 years.  Only thing I replaced on it was the keyboard (not because of it malfunctioning, I just wore the buttons' letters off over time), till the power cord got ripped out and so was practically unuseable to a large degree...now I have a Sony Saio.  I like it.  But have only had it since April or so.

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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2010, 03:45:27 pm »
Can I give everyone a small slice of advice? One which I will surely fail to follow consistently and be raging about in six months?

PLEASE buy a $50 external hard drive, and do a scheduled backup every night at 2 am or whenever is good for you.

THIS.

I plan to get one of these VERY soon.
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2010, 04:13:21 pm »
That is fucking awful, Remmy.  I hope you can put a patch on the thing.

Since we're on a brand spree here, I had a piece of absolute shit Dell laptop, which lasted 6 years propped up on stacks of pennies to keep it from overheating.  It convinced to homebrew the machine I have now, which is a fucking phenomenal beast.
No can do. The problem is almost certainly with the graphics adapter, which is integrated into the motherboard itself. Under any circumstances but these I would love to do a homebrew project like that, but finals are within sight and I need a laptop -now-.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2010, 08:54:41 pm »
Dunno if you'd want it, but walmart has a $198 eMachines laptop in their Black Friday sale.

eMachines® 15.6" Laptop

• 2GB memory
• 250GB hard drive
• 15.6" diagonal HD display
• Intel Celeron processor, 2.2 GHz
• Wireless enabled
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2010, 09:20:15 pm »
Android is a nice os. Might get a tablet, tho I've heard mean things about samsuck

Photobucket app autobackups my photos, and lookout app functions as virus scanner and saves phonenumbers. also lojacks the device :)

There's even a few paid apps that backup other files to servers under a good RAID array
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2010, 08:06:26 am »
Is it plugged in?

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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2010, 11:51:22 am »
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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2010, 12:17:00 pm »
The boyfriend is a Applegeek. Every time he upgrades his iPod, iPad, MacBook, etc, I get the refurbished!monsterized leftovers. I approve of this.
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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2010, 12:25:34 pm »
Dunno if you'd want it, but walmart has a $198 eMachines laptop in their Black Friday sale.

eMachines® 15.6" Laptop

• 2GB memory
• 250GB hard drive
• 15.6" diagonal HD display
• Intel Celeron processor, 2.2 GHz
• Wireless enabled

Damn! That sounds like a freaking good deal! Only question is how much battery-life they got, but even then, given that it's only €149 ...
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2010, 08:19:17 pm »
Damn! That sounds like a freaking good deal! Only question is how much battery-life they got, but even then, given that it's only €149 ...

I know, right? I'm tempted to get one, except I can't think of a single use I would have for it.
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2010, 08:53:36 pm »
Hope the hard drive swap goes smoothly. And I like the look of your new laptop.

This must be the week for computer death. Liam's laptop just bit the dust and there's nowhere open to buy a new one today. We're actually planning on getting up at 4 fucking 30 in the morning to hit the Black Friday sale at Staples.
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