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Postby bigfilsing » Sat, 20 Mar 2010 3:21 am

somebody needs to read the original post

Dell ..well of course they are fantasic ...unless you know what you're talking about.
Gimme a break ...get involved in conversations where you know what you're talking about otherwise STFU

Dell ..., what a joke

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Postby bigfilsing » Sat, 20 Mar 2010 3:23 am

Oh and now it's going to be the time of my post thats ridiculed.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 20 Mar 2010 8:29 am

bigfilsing wrote:somebody needs to read the original post

Dell ..well of course they are fantasic ...unless you know what you're talking about.
Gimme a break ...get involved in conversations where you know what you're talking about otherwise STFU

Dell ..., what a joke


You are on thin ice... and clearly don't know shit yourself when it comes to laptops or Dell. The Studio series is highly rated. I've overseen the installation and support of thousands of Dell laptops.

Do some research yourself. You'll find that most all brands offer a lot better deals than your goo goo website.

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Postby aster » Sat, 20 Mar 2010 9:24 am

Why not switch to a Mac? :)

I've done it so it's not like it's impossible for a PC user to defect...

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Postby bigfilsing » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 3:08 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:somebody needs to read the original post

Dell ..well of course they are fantasic ...unless you know what you're talking about.
Gimme a break ...get involved in conversations where you know what you're talking about otherwise STFU

Dell ..., what a joke


You are on thin ice... and clearly don't know shit yourself when it comes to laptops or Dell. The Studio series is highly rated. I've overseen the installation and support of thousands of Dell laptops.

Do some research yourself. You'll find that most all brands offer a lot better deals than your goo goo website.


Oooooh threats ....how cool

It's not my googoo site, its a bunch of guys who offer great service at comparable ( to sim lim) prices. Having been recommended to me ( lets face it the chances of stumbling on googoo ( where that name came from is beyond me)is zero) i recently used them and found even when it's simple casing fault they took care of it.

Dell are bullet proof work horses fair enough. But if you want to put your own spec'd machine together then it's sim lim or similar and now a bunch of guys have realised that some people dont have the knowledge and or dont want to spend the time reviewing endless hardware sites and so offer advice and delivery of decent PC hardware.

So please put your I.T. penis back in yer pants before i rant on about machine code programming Zilog chips before you were born.

Your "they dont have Intel bla bla" equates to berating a second hand car dealer for not having your preffered Ferrari model in stock.

So much for sharing some good info on how to gauge singapore hardware prices for overseas visitors to this forum.

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 6:30 am

bigfilsing wrote: i rant on about machine code programming Zilog chips before you were born.


That I doubt. :lol:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 3:00 pm

Plavt wrote:
bigfilsing wrote: i rant on about machine code programming Zilog chips before you were born.


That I doubt. :lol:


Plavt, it would appear that the only one with the IT big dick is bf.

Whether or not I've programmed the Z80 is irrelevant (and I have programmed the Z80 and machines much earlier than that).

The relevant issue is that the goo goo website is either sadly out of date, or offers shitty prices for edge of obsolescence equipment. There are much better deals available but it would appear that EGO is getting in the way of rational debate.

The only person inserting a penis into this discussion appears to be bf.

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 3:29 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Plavt, it would appear that the only one with the IT big dick is bf.



I agree the way I read it (which might have been incorrect) bf was saying he was programming the Z80 before you were born - not very likely.

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 22 Mar 2010 4:52 am

Feeling all warm and gooey now your in agreement boys :lol:

The dell laptops of today are not what they used to be. And Lemovo well ...words fail me.

But the issue of price for components is still pretty good at googoo.
I hadnlt even looked at laptops till you brought it up.

As chance would have it a girlfriend of mine asked what she could get for +/- 1000 bucks

WHat do you think between the
Inspiron 15 and the Inspiron 14 ( both 999)
She'll probably go for the girly colurs :D

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Postby ksl » Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:41 am

bigfilsing wrote:Feeling all warm and gooey now your in agreement boys :lol:

The dell laptops of today are not what they used to be. And Lemovo well ...words fail me.

But the issue of price for components is still pretty good at googoo.
I hadnlt even looked at laptops till you brought it up.

As chance would have it a girlfriend of mine asked what she could get for +/- 1000 bucks

WHat do you think between the
Inspiron 15 and the Inspiron 14 ( both 999)
She'll probably go for the girly colurs :D


Providing you don't take a celeron processor, it maybe a okay! Okay has a typewriter :lol: I prefer Asus myself, for quality and reliability.

Customising desk tops used to be very good business, though some compatibility errors may occur, they need to be run in and benchmarked for 24hrs. It's worth reading up on the different graphic cards, and processors on offer on Tom's hardware, for testing and benchmarking. I would believe SIM Lim is the cheapest, though only if you know what you are doing.

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 1:56 am

I've looked the asus line as well and they look pretty good too and apparently run well with Win 7.

Still i like the option for her to "walk in "to service at the Dell places ( as appossed to ringing me for help)

Compatibility and price are always a worry at Sim Lim and thats part of my point with googoo . The build bench mark and gurantee the rig.
They run your spec past their advisors and spot the compatibility issues.

I just think if you want some specific qualities in a PC and the mass produced Dell etc products dont fit the bill, that people like googoo can offer customisation without all the dangers of doing it yourself.

I checked two PC's iv'e recently built and they work out at 25 bucks more expensive than when i bought the components, Easily offset by the free delivery and warranty

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 25 Mar 2010 9:34 am

bigfilsing wrote:I've looked the asus line as well and they look pretty good too and apparently run well with Win 7.

Still i like the option for her to "walk in "to service at the Dell places ( as appossed to ringing me for help)

Compatibility and price are always a worry at Sim Lim and thats part of my point with googoo . The build bench mark and gurantee the rig.
They run your spec past their advisors and spot the compatibility issues.

I just think if you want some specific qualities in a PC and the mass produced Dell etc products dont fit the bill, that people like googoo can offer customisation without all the dangers of doing it yourself.

I checked two PC's iv'e recently built and they work out at 25 bucks more expensive than when i bought the components, Easily offset by the free delivery and warranty


I think that there are still several decisions to be made even if you do go with Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer, etc.

For example, within the Dell line is the 'consumer' Inspirion. This Laptop has the fewest customization options so you get stuck with things like Intel video which uses main memory. Also, within the consumer line the build isn't as robust... for example, a titanium frame is better as are more robust hinges. You can just about tell how much plastic versus metal there is in a laptop by its weight... for a given configuration, heavy means a better build.

When choosing any of the big manufacturers I think it is necessary to move beyond the minimum specs to get something worthwhile. As already noted, dump the onboard Intel graphics and get the ATI or NVidia add on.

Get the larger disk. Upgrade to 64 bit Windows. Maybe you want Blu Ray recording? Certainly get 4 gig of memory. And for the CPU, the i7 series is definitely the way to go if you can afford it, otherwise the i5 is an excellent choice, showing benchmark results close to Intel's most expensive CPU's.

When it comes to internals, they are pretty much the same... it's Hitachi or Seagate or WD that supplies the hard drive, just a couple of manufacturers that supply DVD drives, Intel gets most of the chip sets. All these guys run lots of MTBF stats on these parts because warranty service cuts into profits.

The other things that go bad are more specific to a brand design... the hinges, the cooling fan, the degree to which proper cooling is provided. My sense is that after a less that stellar product offering, Dell is once again offering very stable, long lived machines. Lenovo, OTOH, after holding the title (under the IBM name) as bulletproof, seem to be getting worse. You cannot get me to buy HP.

Next time you are in offices, government or otherwise, check the laptops in use. I think you'll find Dell first, Lenovo second.

Cheers.

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Postby Vudorg » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 1:20 am

I'll advise you to look for laptop Toshiba at the internet shop (amazon.com). You will find everything that you need there. And all laptops have good prices and they are always available at the shop.

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 2:36 am

It's going to be the Dell.. she's happy and therefore so am i :D
It's basically going to be used as net access machine for email and web surffing. I doubt even the stock machine will be loaded with what she'll do with it. Might get the memory upgrade though. I've never seen a lap top that didn;t like the extra memory.

I have an old IBM that i bought second hand and it works a treat . I went second hand for a machine that i had once owned at my previous company and i'd heard all the bad press on the Levovo's
One thing i do like about the old IBM's is the battery life. With an extended battery i can work solid for hours without worrying.

One thing i did see recently is a SIemens lap top. In use by some Siemens PLC programmers i'm working with. Ruggedised ( no idea how to spell that or if its even a word :???: ) Still that lovely green colour from when they were Siemens Fujitsu.
Very robust piece of equipment but not cheap of course.

I guess it's down to want you want to do with it

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 2:38 am

Vudorg wrote:I'll advise you to look for laptop Toshiba at the internet shop (amazon.com). You will find everything that you need there. And all laptops have good prices and they are always available at the shop.


I wondered how they were doing. I had a Satelite many moons ago and it was fine other than needing a new battery at least every year.
Like Lenovo i dont; think the newer ones are as good


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