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Re: [vox] New laptop

The only way I would recommend Dell laptops is with the unconditional warranty for as many years as you plan to have the machine. When I had Dells, that warranty was invaluable. On average I had the screen, power supply, keyboard, bezel, dvd drive, and hard drive all replaced at least a couple times. They ship it to you in a couple days though, so it wasn't that painful.

Still, for a great laptop experience, I can't really recommend anything other than a MacBook Pro. They run UNIX, and if you want an open-source OS, my understanding is that Ubuntu at least runs pretty well on them.

Daniel Nelson

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Richard S. Crawford wrote:

My Dell desktop has served me well for about five years at this point. No sign of slowing down. Still, I probably won't go to them for a new laptop.

My thanks to everyone who weighed in on this question. I have much to ponder.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Chris Evans <axiomfinity@ymail.com> wrote:
Dell is cheap but I think they use substandard parts 
So you get what you pay for

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 7, 2013, at 10:42 AM, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd@gmail.com> wrote:

Call Dell.  They have Linux laptops and no O/S laptops (actually they come with freedos) available. 

On 6 January 2013 10:44, jim <jim@well.com> wrote:

For the last five or so years I've bought
my machines from Zareason in Berkeley. I
like them because they thoroughly vet the
matches of distros and machines.

On Sun, 2013-01-06 at 17:00 +0100, Vincenzo Ampolo wrote:
> On 01/05/2013 11:15 PM, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > I haven't bought a new laptop in years and now I'm considering one.
> > Does anyone have a preferred vendor, hopefully one where I can buy a
> > laptop that doesn't have a certain OS pre-installed?
> Some dells come with ubuntu ;)

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