Laptop suggestions...

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by mobow, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. racewayking

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    Refurbished?? You mean pre-owned but flawed and sent back to Cupertino for repairs and then sent back out after testing with the hope it won't be a bigger pile of junk than it was the first time someone bought it and returned it? Only a Brewers fan:confused:
     
  2. Passthru

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    I bought a Dell Inspiron E1505 Laptop back in March 2006. It is used hard everyday by my 4 kids, my wife, and I. Weve yet to have an issue with it PERIOD!!! Now that being said. Since Ive had 3 buddies buy them Id look into an APPLE. They are super cool and not one of them has had an issue either. Really user friendly. I think their the way to go and Ill replace my Dell next spring with an Apple.

    Jay
     
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    I saw where a newb resurrected a thread from 2015 so I thought I would go back a bit farther for no apparent reason.

    Has anything in the world of laptops changed since 2008? :evilgrin:
     
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    Speed, price and stupid crap to make window (version n+2) and games work. More have done away with disk drives for chip based storage, more chipsets to confuse you, and more mix matching of processors, cores, memory, accelerators, bus, etc.
     
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    I can't imagine why this thread went away the first time. I'm in IT and hate computers bc I deal with them constantly. Still funny and I had laughed about other threads getting resurrected recently. Interesting all the names I never see here anymore too.
     
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    I'm in IT too ridge.... Weird how many things we share

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    I hate IT people, but our current guy is good
     
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    My stepdad bought a laptop recently for no real reason and hasn't used a Windows-based computer in probably a decade. All he uses is his iPhone and iPad for work. Why he felt the need to buy a laptop is beyond me. So last night, I spent a fair amount of time trying to explain to him there is no Apple App store for his Windows computer. He then asked me how he's supposed to get "icons" on his desktop for all of his "apps".

    The reason people hate IT guys is because, after years of dealing with situations like this, we hate everyone. It's a thankless, soulless, life-sucking job dealing with people who often can't be helped and business owners who view IT as some awful expense rather than an investment in their business. They buy cheap hardware, provide zero training or support for their employees, then refuse to fix things properly or replace them until they completely crash and burn. Then it's a fire drill to get them back up and running as quickly as possible for the least amount of money. Rinse and repeat this cycle every couple of years, and throw in arguing about not wanting to upgrade anything and why they have to pay for support every time they call for help to figure out that someone unplugged something they shouldn't have.

    With that said, I'm strongly contemplating moving to a Macbook next year. As much as I don't want to, the rest of my life is lived in the Apple world (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV). It may be time to make the jump. I'll have to grow my mustache, get some tight corduroys, and a lovely scarf before I head into the Apple store.
     
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    What? The Microsoft Store isn't the equivalent of the Apple App store?

    Don't you need to have a man bun, facial piercings or dye your hair?
     
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    Not at all.

    All I’ve had for years now is a MacBook and I’m totally normal.
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    Last I checked, you weren't working in IT. Did you re-up as an E3?
     
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    I like apple products because mine gave up the ghost after 10 years I had to convert to PC, kinda sucks.
     
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    I hate all apple products and don't trust anything that I can't manipulate. First thing I do is reimage my products to OS of my (stripped down tracker free) liking.

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    I am not an IT guy I like menu driven format, easy button.
     
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    This might be the best post I have read, I don't, won't, and will not help my lord and savior Jesus if he asked for help with IT. I have come to the conclusion it's not my fault you're an idiot and can't learn the software or your PC/MAC.

    I have worked with both and I prefer the PC, I have the ThinkPad and really like it. I like to keep it separate from my phone, I don't want text to show up on it nor everything I do for apple to know. I use VS and SSMS for my job.
     
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    I spent 40 years in IT. All I can say is to those that hate IT is go back to your paper spread sheets, 10 key adding machines, rotary phones, manual pysical inventory counting and shipping processes you had before 1984.

    See how long your business prospers with out the value IT systems brings.

    The number one issue with IT as i see it is employee training! Employee are hardly ever trained to perform the job they are hired to do on the systems a company provide. Its a lions den mentality that business expect new employees to navigate on thier own.
     
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    Bone head, I agree with what you said but this thread was moving into the **** measuring phase please do not delay it.:biggrin:
     
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    It isn't about going back to the dark ages. I work on centrally managed end points and that is where the problem lies for me in most day to day cases. I'm in security these days anyway. Whole other headache. And that means I win on the **** measuring obviously.
     
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    I've recommended Apple MacBook Air.
     
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