whats your laptop?

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  1. FPshootsCanon

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    i'm considering purchasing a dell studio15 at the beginning of February. does anyone have an opinion about this model laptop? and what laptops do you guys find to work best for your studio or location work?
     
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    Laptops are subjective and it boils down to what software and OS you want and need to use. Personally I will never own another Dell they just never did hold up to being worked and their Customer support was very poor. I now run a Mac Book Pro for a Laptop and it has given me the best life span and usability of any laptop I have ever owned. If Mac is a definite no then I would look to lenovo and / or Asus
     
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    I also use a mac book and i love it, the whole interface and organization of the mac's os is so much smoother and easier than my pc.
     
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    i started working on macs in 2006 but i'm not ready to change everything i own over to apple plus i have a geek boyfriend that does all my computer management and hes better with windows.


    anyone out there work with a hp? how well do those hold up?
     
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    Like I said if Mac is a No then Lenovo Or Asus are two of the best Windows running Laptops you can buy. If you are talking about editing on location you will need every thing you can get for it Lenovo and Asus understand this and Lenovo has even went as far as incorporating a wacom into one of their laptops.
     
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    I swear by Dell.. I have the Inspiron 8600 running 1.25Gig RAM, and I love it.. I upgraded to a 120gig hard drive from a 40, and the RAM I upgraded from 512 meg..
    I don't know if you are ever going to need it, but a lot of laptops now skimp on the ports.. I think it's important to have a parallel and serial port, which my laptop does, for when I need to program a PLC, which is usually serial...

    Just don't fall for one of those crappy laptops that they sell very cheap.. Get a business model.. Celerons suck, as they have a reduced instruction set and are, therefore, much slower than a true Pentium.
     
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    if it was an option, i would definately get a macbook.
    I bought a macbook pro, and god has been smiling down upon me ever since
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    I have Dell Vostros, Dell's pro line. My daughter has had one for over a year, it's had a tough life and never had a problem. I just bought myself a new one, a Vostro 1540, it runs the Adobe Creative Suite CS4, Office 2007 and Act simultaneously with no problems.

    We are about to buy a third one for my wife.

    I would highly recommend Dell.
     
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    XPS 1730 in SLI driving 24" display. 12 Lbs :lol:

    If I were re-building I would be tempted to install Windows 7 beta from what I'm hearing... 64 bit dual boot.

    -Shea
     
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    I'm running Windows 7 on one PC - it's nice!
     
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    Dell's business CS is great, and their turn-around times are very fast. Home support may be different, I suppose.

    I just recently upgraded from an old Dell Inspiron to a Macbook. The Dell served me very well for 4 years, but it just couldn't handle newer software. I don't think you'd be disappointed with a Dell Studio for photo editing and web browsing. If you plan on doing any gaming you'll want to look for something with a better GFX card.
     
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    Right now, it's an old Toshiba Satellite 2775: 650MHz, 196MB memory and a 120G hard drive. With Debian or PuppyLinux I can actually get it to do a lot more than you might expect. With Win98 I can get it to crawl along, and whine for the install disc a lot.

    OTOH, I just bought a used 1.6GHz eMachines on eBay for $170, so I think this one's destined to become a portable terminal for the house once I get that one running the way I want it.
     

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