Re: Advise on purchasing a Laptop.
I had a toshiba Satellite Pro 420CDT - lots of problems with the pointing
stick causing mouse drift. Had replacement keyboards and eventually had to
have a modification fitted to the motherboard socket.
Then I had an HP Omnbook 4100 - The LCD hinge area on these seemed to have a
design flaw as mine and others broke in this area - the metal flange inside
the LCD area seemed to be too short & weak causing the LCD bezel and back
cover to break around the screw mounts. HP refused warranty on this. Didn't
like the docking stations - they sometimes held onto the laptop and wouldn't
Now have a Dell C600 - great so far. Even bought a hard drive modular bay so
I can remove the CD drive and pop in a second hard drive - real neat! Can be
a bit heavy but I do have 2 batteries as well (for extended running).
"Rob King" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "PJ Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Hello Group,
> > I'm looking at buying a laptop for business use (mainly running Borland
> > JBuilder and M$ Visual Studio .NET..), since I'm a "laptop virgin", I'm
> > too sure where to start...
> > The URL below links to a HP Laptop which also sold by Bond and bond, and
> > since they have a 24 months interest free deal going, it's seems like a
> > pretty good deal. What are you thoughts, comments on this laptop? and
> > difficult would it be if I want to upgrade it (add more ram for
> > instance...)?
> > All inputs are welcomed.
> Well, I had a Toshiba Satellite which served me for 2 years without a
> fault. My wife, on the other hand, has a Compaq Presario 711 from Noel
> Leeming and it has been repaired 4 times.
> Check out www.portables.co.nz . They have some good stuff.
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