What is the most reliable laptop out there? I need a new one.

@katran (585)
United States
October 27, 2008 2:06pm CST
I have had my laptop for only a little over a year, and it is already falling apart. It is an hp pavilion dv6000 series, and within only a few months of getting it, some of the keys stopped worked. The capital q only works with the left shift, the 1 key works only sporadically, and some of the other keys are prone to only working occasionally as well. My main problem now is that I have been through two chargers, and the second one is about to stop working as well, which leads me to think that it is probably the computer that is eating them up. Soo...it is about time for me to invest in another laptop. Do y'all have any suggestions? A certain brand? A specific laptop? I am looking for something that is hopefully under $1000, and I will only really need it to get on the internet and do word processing and things like that. In other words, I don't need a top-of-the-line video card or anything. Thank you for your help!
4 responses
• United States
28 Oct 08
Almost any Dell, Toshiba, or if you are willing to pay a little more, Apple laptop will be fine. Dell Latitudes, while more expensive than Inspirons, are all but indestructible. I witnessed a D610 bouncing down a flight of concrete stairs while on, and it didn't even flinch; all that happened was the screen slammed shut and it went to sleep. After the petrified owner picked it up and opened it, it worked like nothing had happened, and hasn't had any problems yet. Toshiba notebooks last nearly forever as well, at least in my experience.
@katran (585)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Wow. That is one hardcore computer. It seems like I can't even look at my laptop cross-eyed without something else breaking, much less drop it down a flight of stairs. Thank you so much for the tip, and I will definitely keep that in mind.
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes, it is an awesome computer. The worst part is it was my father's computer from his workplace that he dropped down the stairs in his office building. That would not have been fun to explain to the IT department.
@nimasa (122)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
If you realy wanna a laptop with good quality and good Costumer Service look for DELL laptops I had Inspiron 6400 several years ago and i had no problem with it. Now i got XPS. The costumer Service is 24/7
@katran (585)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Thank you very much! I have heard good things about Dell, and I was actually going to consider them anyway, but I am glad someone else is willing to back them up! Thank you. :)
@merge8 (73)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Umm sorry to recommend something that is a little more expensive but last year i bought a macbook. and all i have to say that its a great computer.. just checked on the site. and for a regular macbook 13' screen its about 1200 i highly recomend upgrading the ram on it for an even faster computer .. it comes out to like 1500bucks. for the little extra money you can get a great computer. i like mac os x better then vista because it is alot faster and cleaner. another recommendation is if you are a student or work for a company that deals with apple.. call in and order the computer.. they will give you a great discount for student or company that works with apple witch will bump the price down a few extra dollars. let me know if this was any help to you?
@katran (585)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Thank you, but I have been trying to avoid Macs. I know they are becoming very widely used, but I am just more used to PCs and I think they are more useful. I certainly cannot afford a $1500 computer anyway. I am only a poor college student. ;P I do agree that Windows Vista is pretty crappy, but I will probably just downgrade my computer to XP after I buy it anyway. That is what I did with my current laptop. Thanks for your suggestion though!
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
i would like to recommend a macbook.. it's a great computer, but well above your budget at usd 1,600.. i can recommend an acer, they are cheap and can be last long if used with care.. i have an acer extensa 6600 and is still in good condition after 3 years of use.. you can also check put dell inspiron.. some models are well below usd 1,000.. i know dell is more durable than hp and surely acer..