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#276609 - 11/23/09 03:47 AM Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
Scott Langholff Offline
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As I know a lot of us use laptops not only for home but on the gig I thought this would be good info to pass along:

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/154921

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#276610 - 11/23/09 04:36 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
Irishacts Offline
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Interesting, I see Acer have moved up from 4th to 3rd.

Just bought myself a new Acer. 19 screen with full 1920 X 1080p Resolution. Biggest darn thing you ever saw. It's huge but seriously sweet.

I needed the screen for graphic design.


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#276611 - 11/23/09 06:25 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
GlennT Offline
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Acer is 7th... sorry.

Glenn

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#276612 - 11/23/09 06:32 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
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I've been using a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop for several years...before that I had a second hand Toshiba, that worked perfectly, until I decided to upgrade for the bigger screen and CD/DVD drive.

My next laptop will be a Toshiba.

I've heard some horror stories about Acer.
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#276613 - 11/23/09 06:49 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
Irishacts Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by GlennT:
Acer is 7th... sorry.

Glenn


Have another look, the graph goes from right to left, not the other way around.

Am I reading it wrong ? Looks to me like they are third ?

Regards
James

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#276614 - 11/23/09 06:56 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
James ..you are correct..Acer is the third highest 3 year malfunction laptop..

Ian, I can second that..my Toshiba laptop is the best I have owned so far...my next one...will also be a Toshiba..
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#276615 - 11/23/09 07:20 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
Irishacts Offline
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Any of you see the new Archos 9 ?

Drooling here. http://www.archos.com/products/nb/archos_9/index.html?country=dj〈=en

MultiTouch Tablet running Win7

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#276616 - 11/23/09 07:30 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
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Let me chime in supporting Toshiba. I had a Dell Inspiron and loved it. My daughter had a Toshiba and just had problem after problem with it. We sent it back twice and she finally decided to get herself a Dell. It sat in the corner for two years; couldn't find a buyer. My Dell finally croaked, so I picked up the Toshiba Satellite and upped the RAM. Works like a charm and never even burps. Love it.
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#276617 - 11/25/09 05:23 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
trident Offline
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Loc: Athens, Greece
There is a not so closely guarded secret in the notebook business, that the vast majority of the notebooks you and I buy are manufactured from only a handful of companies, regardless of brand.

Take a look at this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lap...rers_.28ODMs.29

Quanta manufactures one in three laptops in existence.

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#276618 - 11/25/09 11:37 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
DonM Online   elvis
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
I have a little Acer Aspire laptop. Previously had a Gateway. They both work great.
My home PC is also an Acer. It's the third one I've had. My experience with them has been good.
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#276619 - 11/25/09 11:44 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
ianmcnll Offline
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My Toshiba is better than your Acer.
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#276620 - 11/25/09 11:47 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
Irishacts Offline
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Registered: 11/18/01
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Loc: Ireland
Quote:
Originally posted by ianmcnll:
My Toshiba is better than your Acer.


Seems that DanO1 is the only one that cares about childish things like that.

James

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#276621 - 11/25/09 11:50 AM Re: Laptop malfunction rate by manufacturer
DonM Online   elvis
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Probably, I bought the Acer because it is so small it doesn't appear that I'm doing Kar****.
It cost all of $300, but does everything I need on stage.
I won't need it much longer except for backup as the Audya will do everything I use the laptop for, except internet surfing.
You'd be surprised at how many times I get a request, don't really know the song, and can Google it, pull up the words and chords and play it on the spot. It has probably more than paid for itself in tips just with this alone.
DonM
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