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    Looks like mine is giving up the ghost so need to start looking.

    What does everyone recommend? Is the extra price of an apple one worth it?

    Dell good. What are decent specs nowadays?
    Originally posted by Dave
    Originally posted by Stephen Fry
    [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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    Think apple macs are over priced for what they are tbh. Sure yours isn't fixable? I fix laptops if you want me to take a look at it.
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    • #3
      Keeps crashing and restarting with the error "display driver stopped working and windows managed to restart it". Probably fixable but the laptops 5 years old now, time to upgrade really.
      Originally posted by Dave
      Originally posted by Stephen Fry
      [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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      • #4
        My last few Dells have been brilliant...except build quality. The bezels on all 3 just seemed to fall apart.
        Got a Vaio now, no complaints so far. Fast enough for me!
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        • #5
          I have a Samsung something or other, it's cheaply built but relatively quick. It depends how much you're willing to spend but I'd suggest an i5 with 8GB memory for most people. Ideally an SSD too as it'll make the world of difference.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dave
            Originally posted by Stephen Fry
            [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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            • #7
              Aim for what JT said as that's the perfect spec imo and doesn't cost over the odds.

              're MacBook. It costs more because it looks nice.
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              • #8
                what are you using it for?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jt999 View Post
                  I have a Samsung something or other, it's cheaply built but relatively quick. It depends how much you're willing to spend but I'd suggest an i5 with 8GB memory for most people. Ideally an SSD too as it'll make the world of difference.
                  Originally posted by Shaggy View Post
                  Aim for what JT said as that's the perfect spec imo and doesn't cost over the odds.

                  're MacBook. It costs more because it looks nice.
                  Any recommendations.


                  Originally posted by Samo View Post
                  what are you using it for?
                  Right now most of the things I do are server side so the most labour intensive thing is is probably GIMP. But that's not to say I won't run something else in the future. It won't be for playing games though as I use the PS4 for that, well maybe age of empires or c&c.
                  Originally posted by Dave
                  Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                  [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                    • #11
                      Any major brand for that spec listed above in your budget. Short list the lot and compare.

                      I usually buy on a set budget and aim for the best bang
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tim View Post
                        Keeps crashing and restarting with the error "display driver stopped working and windows managed to restart it". Probably fixable but the laptops 5 years old now, time to upgrade really.
                        I bet thats riddled with porn ...

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                        • #13
                          Boot into the recovery partition and factory reset it, some compressed air on the fan vents, will be fine
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                          • #14
                            I've got an iMac which IMO is worth the extra, but I was using it for music production for years so kinda necessary.
                            Not sure I'd go for a macbook over a decent laptop though, even though windows infuriates me. The iMac prices aren't too bad, but the MacBooks are silly money for a decent spec.
                            The OS is infinitely better on Macs though.

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                            • #15
                              any of the Mac/Apple stuff is overpriced, and your softwares are going to be a ton more expensive. IMHO Avoid dell at all costs. Every dell ive had (kept buying them because of a corporate discount....) hasnt lasted more than a couple years, and then it craps out, and their customer service makes me want to drop kick puppies off cliffs. One of them, with one of Dells fantastic updates, uninstalled all its driver software... that was a BEAR to get back, and reinstall in a computer that doesnt know if its a brick, a pencil sharpener or my dryer.

                              I went with Asus. They make a great laptop. Mine is kinda like this one: ASUS 15.6" 4GB Dual Core Notebook w/ DVD Burner

                              but i have an Intel i3, same screen size, 15.6" which makes it hard to find laptop cases for but everything else is great.

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