Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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Just to summarize...
by Neolander on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:07 UTC
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

For people who are not interested in Apple's hardware, what other good laptop manufacturers are there left ?

I've only heard good things about Asus so far, and a few people praising Toshiba stuff for its robustness. Thinkpads were a good pick in the IBM era, but current-gen stuff is apparently not to be recommended anymore. HP and Acer laptops tend to receive overwhelmingly negative treatment, and for Acer I can certify that this is justified.

Anything else worth knowing about the current laptop landscape ?

Edited 2012-03-28 07:13 UTC

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RE: Just to summarize...
by j-kidd on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:47 in reply to "Just to summarize..."
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

For me, two things matter the most:

1. keyboard
2. screen

The chiclet keyboard on Thinkpad Edge is simply awesome, and I heard it is even better on Thinkpad X1.

I am not buying another laptop that doesn't come with this keyboard. Can't wait for the release of Thinkpad S430 in June ;)

p.s. Some die hard Thinkpad fans like to say bad things about the chiclet keyboard. Don't listen to them.

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