Linked by David Adams on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 17:28 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
In the News Apple is likely to replace Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the global number one notebook vendor in 2012 if tablet PCs are included in the calculation of global notebook shipments, according to industry sources.
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by vivainio on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 19:07 UTC in reply to "link broken"
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HP is pretty popular among consumers that deem affordability more important than other considerations like performance and portability.

They do make pretty crappy laptops from what I have seen.

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by laffer1 on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 21:49 in reply to "RE: link broken"
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I've heard mixed things about HP, but they do make a few machines with core i3/i5 chips at the 12-14 inch size which is getting harder to find. Dell has two models (if you count the vostro line). Almost everything at that size ships with a crappy netbook cpu now (AMD's fusion chips or something slow from intel at 1.3Ghz). I think it really depends what market segment you're talking about. HP workstation systems are on par with Dell (both are not great). At 15-17 inch sizes, there are many alternatives to HP.

As far as low cost goes, Toshiba's lineup is better on price. I bought a $300 laptop 2 years ago that's still ticking. I didn't care about speed as I have two desktops for that, but I didn't want a netbook POS.

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by testman on Mon 4th Jul 2011 00:03 in reply to "RE: link broken"
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We use HP laptops here and with one exception: so far, so good. Even then, they replaced it the same day after a quick phone call.

It was a much better experience than the one we had with Dell.

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by edgeofsanity on Mon 4th Jul 2011 02:21 in reply to "RE: link broken"
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2011-06-10

After several crappy sony/dell laptops i switched to HP. They are great so far. No problems at all. I run cpu intensive things like model checking. I even spilled beer on one of them. Still kicks! Though I have to admit Apple machines looks bullet proof! Somehow I don't like osx, sorry. So no apple for me.
On the matter, I think tablets are not laptops. They don't replace a laptop. I need my hp at work or when working; I cannot imagine working with my tablet, it would crash and burn when I model check. When at home not working, I can use my tablet for netflix.

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by Megol on Mon 4th Jul 2011 11:54 in reply to "RE: link broken"
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2011-04-11

HP is pretty popular among consumers that deem affordability more important than other considerations like performance and portability.

They do make pretty crappy laptops from what I have seen.

Better than the Dell and Sony machines I've used (which I didn't find "crappy" either). Ignoring the no.1 flaw in consumer machines (glossy screens) the quality is very good and the professional machines (proboook/elitebook) are even better.

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by vivainio on Mon 4th Jul 2011 14:24 in reply to "RE[2]: link broken"
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Better than the Dell and Sony machines I've used (which I didn't find "crappy" either). Ignoring the no.1 flaw in consumer machines (glossy screens) the quality is very good and the professional machines (proboook/elitebook) are even better.


I had an elitebook for a while, it required huge amount of power and big batteries, when you consider how bad the performance on that machine was. Others I've talked with don't like elitebook much either.

As far as pro laptops go, Lenovo Thinkpad is always a safe bet.

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