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    toshiba v Dell

    I am getting a laptop - woo hoo!

    Any comments on these two companies regarding their laptops?

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    I would go with dell over toshiba, thats just my opinion though. At work we have had a lot more problem with toshiba laptops than dell laptops.

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    My Toshiba laptop (Satellite Pro) has been going strong for over a year now.

    I would consider Dell though now.

    It's a toss up!!

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    If service is important, I would go with Dell. Not that they have very good service, but the best besides Apple
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    I order dell products where I work and I can honestly say the quality of most of them has gone to crap. The only dell laptops to consider are lattitude. The inspirons use extremely flimsy parts internally. Nearly all replacement parts are referbs after 30 days and the refurbs are sometimes worse than the problem parts. In the last 5 months, I've replaced 5 dell LCDs out of the 15 we ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philipwhite
    I order dell products where I work and I can honestly say the quality of most of them has gone to crap. The only dell laptops to consider are lattitude. The inspirons use extremely flimsy parts internally. Nearly all replacement parts are referbs after 30 days and the refurbs are sometimes worse than the problem parts. In the last 5 months, I've replaced 5 dell LCDs out of the 15 we ordered.
    *eeek* <hugs inspiron 1150 just purchased>

    Actually, this is the second inspiron I've owned over the years, and with the first one I never had a problem with it until my daughter dropped it off a tray onto the floor. Dell sent a techie out to my place of work the next day to replace to non-responding keyboard, and it worked flawlessly since. It is now in Iraq serving our country with my brother.

    While I dispise <sp?> dell for their silly rebate tactics, I still recommend their equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philipwhite
    I order dell products where I work and I can honestly say the quality of most of them has gone to crap. The only dell laptops to consider are lattitude. The inspirons use extremely flimsy parts internally. Nearly all replacement parts are referbs after 30 days and the refurbs are sometimes worse than the problem parts. In the last 5 months, I've replaced 5 dell LCDs out of the 15 we ordered.
    I can vouch for those problems, the inspirons are really bad, we had to send back about 20 out of about 150 purchased all becuase of faulty hard disks. However the service to replace them was good but thats beside the point.

    Ive never once had to get the LCD repaired though? Strange that!

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    I have owned 2 toshibas and would pick them over dell anytime. The only thing that I notice now that I have an IBM is that the keyboard keys are a bit soft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_W
    Ive never once had to get the LCD repaired though? Strange that!
    The LCDs were 17" monitors that came with our optiplex systems. The one I'm using right now has a few dead pixels. I've had to replace 3 laptop screens on Inspirons because of LCD leakage.

    Dell is even getting cheap on their servers. I ordered a few PE 1850s and 750s and the cheaper 750s (older model) were actually built better.

    Dell may be fast about getting out replacement parts but their parts just have too high of a failure rate. Its unacceptable.

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    No qualms about Dell. In our environment, we run all high end Latitude laptops and Optiplex desktops.

    I just haven't cared for there 17" flat panel's. I find the crispness of the display to be quite lacking.


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