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Need Pros & Cons for HP & Sony laptops

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I'm on the hunt for a good laptop. I mostly use the computer for photos, email, FB and surfing...sometimes games. My hubby says to get either a HP or a Sony. So I thought maybe I could get some help from you all on the pros & cons and types of laptops you all love and don't like so much. Thanks for all your help I appreciate all of your honest reviews!! ;o)
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candir126652454732 PostsRegistered 8/14/2006Michigan
You can't go wrong with HP, they have much better customer service than some of the others. If I were to buy a Windows based computer right now, (I'm a Mac guy) it would be a HP.

flycatcher­91012665649541575 PostsRegistered 10/5/2008
Hi Camsmom,
If you feel like doing a search here on the Electronics Forum, there are some past posts here regarding laptops, netbooks, desktops, and Macs, and posters' experiences with the different brands that are out there. :)

glb613126657826810395 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
If sound is important, go with HP.

odisa1284875543.4771 PostsRegistered 9/18/2010

Hi Camsmom,

I would also check the Consumer Report ratings on laptop computers. HP ranked at the top of the 14 inch and 17 inch laptop computer ratings. I've heard many horror stories about Dell, but you must do the research and make your own decision. I would wait and look at the deals in Sunday's paper for laptops, and look at other retailers (Amazon, Newegg, etc.) for the best bang for your buck. Also, try Micro Center, Staples, Office Depot and see what deals they have in the coming weeks. You can beat the prices QVC offers on its computers, they overcharge, Consumer Reports can advise you on places to shop on the HPs aforementioned.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

cats021284904910.331663 PostsRegistered 12/6/2007
On 2/18/2010 camsmom said:I'm on the hunt for a good laptop. I mostly use the computer for photos, email, FB and surfing...sometimes games. My hubby says to get either a HP or a Sony. So I thought maybe I could get some help from you all on the pros & cons and types of laptops you all love and don't like so much. Thanks for all your help I appreciate all of your honest reviews!! ;o)
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I hope you all have a great day!
Live like it's your last moment, Love for always and Laugh every chance you get

I loved my Mac PowerBook G4. I now have an iMac because I never used the portability of the laptop. I love the iMac. I'd hate to have to go back to a PC of any brand.

That said, I'd definitely go to Consumer Reports and look at their ratings and recommendations. I would do that before I went into any store or looked at any on-line retailer.

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j marie1285144529.0872945 PostsRegistered 9/9/2007

Agree that HP has some of the best sound. And I love their "island style" keyboard: solid and flat, more like a Mac. Sony seems overpriced to me, and though sexy, every one I've known has been touchy. I swear by their TVs, but I wouldn't want one of their laptops.

I've never had one, but Asus has one of the best warranties and ranks high in customer satisfaction.

pappy531285187212.40788 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

I have always had Gateway, with absolutely no problems. My second choice would be Toshiba, which is highly ranked, also.

Deb7771285255161.8376929 PostsRegistered 6/25/2005

I just bought this really nice laptop from sams club, 999.00,where qvc has a similar computer for sale for almost 300.00 more ( I think the speakers are better on the higher priced one) its an hp dv7 4087c..... im really liking it!

and I got it 16 months no interest! Love it!!!

Deb

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Deb7771285255197.896929 PostsRegistered 6/25/2005
On 9/22/2010 pappy53 said:

I have always had Gateway, with absolutely no problems. My second choice would be Toshiba, which is highly ranked, also.

I gave my gateway to hubby, knock on wood no problems

:)

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