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I need to buy pc's for my work, where to start? - October 30, 2013, 08:40 AM

All our machines (a dozen or so stations) need to be upgraded. Last time they did it they went with HP, and leased. I used to be a DELL fan but I am told it's not as good as it used to be. Are there other resources I could tap into to get good machines, good service all for free?


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October 30, 2013, 08:45 AM

Dell's quality on the consumer side has slipped, but their work machines remain solid.
Lenovo's are also robust.

HP, stay away. I have not been pleased with their products since they absorbed Compaq. Toshiba, 50/50.



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Dell's quality on the consumer side has slipped, but their work machines remain solid.
Lenovo's are also robust.

HP, stay away. I have not been pleased with their products since they absorbed Compaq. Toshiba, 50/50.
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I just got a new Lenovo X1 Carbon for my biz. Never had a Lenovo before, but it feels well made and I'm happy so far.
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I just got a new Lenovo X1 Carbon for my biz. Never had a Lenovo before, but it feels well made and I'm happy so far.
Lenovo = Former IBM.

IBM's weren't attractive machines but they were built to run like an industrial tool.

An Asian consortium bought the line from IBM, rebranded it Lenovo, and softened up the exterior industrial design to be a little more consumer pleasing, but they're still largely built on robust IBM internal designs.



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The old IBM stinkpads were fukkkkkin awesome. I had a T42 I couldn't kill.


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Lenovo business class laptop screens seem to stand up to more abuse than Dell business class laptop screens. At work we cycled through hundreds of Lenovos (t41, t42, t42, t400, etc) over many years and I only saw 1 busted screen in that time. We recently moved to Dells and I've already seen a few. I'm typing on a Dell e6430 now that's got a boogered up screen. This is my own direct experience...
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thanks for the input guys, I'll look into Lenovo!


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October 30, 2013, 01:16 PM

+1 for Lenovo.

I had the IBM / pre-Lenovo T20 and T22, and I'm convinced that the T stood for "tank". I got my mom a Lenovo and it seems to be of similar quality.
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October 30, 2013, 11:01 PM

when it came to personal machines, I'd always look for the best reviews, but for business/work machines, I'm more concerned about who provides a better service plan. It's the plans that stick to their next day service that gets you back up and running that really counts
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October 30, 2013, 11:31 PM

Ummm, Dell, so Ive been through 6 hard drives and two laptops in 2 years with our gov laptops, tech said he keeps 50 hard drives on hand because Dell continues to buy the ultra shitty western digital HDs. HP was the choice of the Army major purchasing plan 5 years ago, Dell is still the .gov standard, work stations are good, but the laptops are pure shit.


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BBC News - Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops 'smell of cat urine'
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