The Best Laptop Computer Brand

al_madhi

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Hi guys , wondering if anybody has an experience with laptops computers , Which is the best brand of these shown below :-

IBM , Compaq , Dell , Acer , Hewlet-Packard , Toshiba , Sony , Sharp, Fujitsu

Regarding the features shown below :-

1 - Type of processor
2 - Computing speed
3 - RAM per processor
4 -Hard Disk drive
5 - Modem
6 -operating system
7 - Memory in ( GB )
8 - PCMCIA slot
9 - Smartcard reader/writer
I need this laptop for updating and programming CAM Modules & Smartcards

all help is much appreciated
 
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You don't need a flying machine to do that, I used to use an old Compaq presario which worked well for that purpose, now I use my desktop with a PCI to PCMCIA card.
 
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valid question M8...depends what 'sat' hardware ye got and what ye want ta do..burn cards and flash cams almost any laptop with serial and USB port on any OS running Wins98 or above will do

most common problem is Dell laptop and Wins 2000 ...flashing CAM via pcmcia and Humax Emu.bin via serial!

would agree with 'rolfw you don't need a flying machine'...but ye will want ta stay up ta date with upgrades ...etc, good mid range machine + 512Mb ram with pcmcia slot, serial and 2 x USB port + built-in Ethernet if ye got a small home network...Toshiba and IBM thinkpad get good reviews!

Duolabs.com...Cas2 + add on ( add on...only if needed) will burn and flash all

Maplins...9D null modem cable will flash the most STB...look at the back of the STB !

good luck... ;)
 
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Sony/Fujitsu are nice laptops, but expensive compared to others

Acer are cheap and cheerful, if you are looking for a budget one this might be the way to go.

I wouldn’t recommend Toshibas, they have a habit of dying and have notorious after sales support. Nitpicking the difference between laptop and portable computer (claiming using a portable computer on your lap is inappropriate use and so not covered by the warranty). Their satellite range is an insult to the word satellite.

I can’t really comment on the others.
 
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I've a Dell Inspiron 9100, 2.1 ghz, 512 ram, 40 gig hard drive 1 meg l2 cache, 4 usb ports, tv out port.
 
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Just got a new Acer travelmate 2201 and its a belting little machine, 2.6ghz, 512 ram, 40gb HD 4usb ports tv out bluetooth and wireless networking built in and infrared transfer built in £499.99 from Comet only downside is Sp2!!!
 
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Will Comet ship to Riyadh? ;)

I bought an IBM Thinkpad T22 off ebay. Built like a brick ****house. O-Ha
 
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BGonaSTICK said:
Will Comet ship to Riyadh? ;)

I bought an IBM Thinkpad T22 off ebay. Built like a brick ****house. O-Ha
That must be where my ex came from, certainly a similar build. :)
 
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rolfw said:
That must be where my ex came from, certainly a similar build. :)
LOL, not ideal for a lap then.:)
 
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The Acer only weighs 3.5kg and is as slim as Kylie Mmmmmmmmmmmminouge. mmmmmmmmm.
 
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I'm in charge of PC purchasing for my company. I always buy from Dell for one simple reason: 3 years Next Business Day Onsite support comes as standard.

I have always found laptops to be very unreliable, whatever the brand. However, when a Dell computer stops working, you call them up and an engineer comes and fixes it the next day.

This probably isn't too important to you, because having spent your own money, you'll be really carefull not to break it. But in a corporate environment, that sort of support is essential.
 
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al_madhi said:
Hi guys , wondering if anybody has an experience with laptops computers , Which is the best brand of these shown below :-

IBM , Compaq , Dell , Acer , Hewlet-Packard , Toshiba , Sony , Sharp, Fujitsu

Regarding the features shown below :-

1 - Type of processor
2 - Computing speed
3 - RAM per processor
4 -Hard Disk drive
5 - Modem
6 -operating system
7 - Memory in ( GB )
8 - PCMCIA slot
9 - Smartcard reader/writer
I need this laptop for updating and programming CAM Modules & Smartcards

all help is much appreciated

Our Friend Gerry is quiet right.

Firstly, Depends, to your pocket money.
Secondley, again depends what's your idea of buying the note book.
And at last, buying the finest which is in the articles (I think), Toshiba, Dell, or Compaq.

In the magazines, sites. How many stars they have. the reviews. And...
www.pcadvisor.co.uk or www.whatpc.co.uk
www.computershopper.co.uk

Regards,
 
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