My computer is a...

El-Jaro El-Jaro
I think I found my laptop! I had my eye on one, but I thought it was too expensive...then it went on sale this week! WHOOT!

I'm still nerding out, wondering what everyone else uses and likes
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Sony
NuMe , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , BabyL0ve , TheirPet , DawnStar , PeaceToTheMiddleEast
6
Toshiba
TitsMcScandal , Sir , Carrie Ann , ToyGeek , VenusianThunder , C4ss , Errant Venture , MelSC , Hazeleyes2012 , doowop , Roman Petrosyan
11
Acer
Luscious Lily , ♥ Amanda ♥ , Jimbo Jones , Gary , Delete My Account , TitsMcScandal , buzz , Rossie , AliMc , U3H , ChubbyNerd , Evgeny Kravtsov , surreptitious
13
Asus
EffinSara , Victoria , LikeSunshineDust , REDRUM , carenautilus , tequilafish , Lildrummrgurl7 , Kitka
8
Gateway
SexyTigerX , ToyTimeTim , v23
3
LG
Compaq
namelesschaos , Gary , Victoria , TitsMcScandal , RosesThorns , Airen Wolf , Alan & Michele , Envy , Beck
9
Dell
El-Jaro , NuMe , Luscious Lily , Passionate Pastor , Neuron Geek , Miss Cinnamon , Liz2 , Fun Lover , EffinSara , Chilipepper , Jul!a , TitsMcScandal , LikeSunshineDust , Sir , General , Kinky Skier , ~miss.heather~ , Lucky Luna , Sassybunny85 , Lily Night , EJ , slynch , Shellz31 , sausagelover , potstickers , "G" , Noelle , leanright69 , Allstars316 , BlooJay , SF , Martiniman , U3H , Wicked Wahine , Vanille , tctink
36
home made
MuffysPinguLove , Jimbo Jones , Neuron Geek , EffinSara , Kynky Kytty , Valyn , null , Airekah , darthkitt3n , unfulfilled , The Curious Couple , tctink
12
Mac
Keeshia , LicentiouslyYours , Sammi , TacoODoom , Britni TheVadgeWig , Andromeda , Stripers , DeliciousSurprise , Kindred , 00 , Slip , jfree , bayosgirl , sausagelover , ThoughtsAblaze , Kim! , -BillD , zwee75 , LM , Martiniman , Msmueller , Living Doll , twelve13 , Hummingbird , dawnkye , peachmarie
26
POS
El-Jaro , Owl Identified , Emily! , bog
4
Navi-computer
EffinSara
1
Positronic
someone elses, I share
Errant Venture , MeliPixie , Pink Jewel , U3H
4
just mine. Mine all mine. And she did it, just like that. When she wants...sorry
El-Jaro , namelesschaos , Kynky Kytty , null , dv8 , DeliciousSurprise , darthkitt3n , VieuxCarre , ellejay , LilLostLenore , joeycute , Hot'n'Bothered , Vanille
13
Total votes: 146 (118 voters)
Poll is closed
02/28/2010
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NuMe NuMe
What is POS?
02/28/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
What is POS?
Piece of...
02/28/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
I have two computers. My laptop is an HP, which I've had for about four years now and it's still going strong. My Desktop computer is custom made. My boyfriend is really into computers and stuff so he built it for me. It has a pink case, and works perfectly. Definitely the best computer I've ever owned
02/28/2010
NuMe NuMe
Well my Sony is very old and it is now a POS! But at one time it was the best you could get. My new Dell laptop is really cool! And when the Sony dies we will replace it with a larger Dell laptop because I really think they're a great deal for the money.
03/01/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
My big main computer is a desktop replacement kinda laptop, a Dell Latitude. At the time, it was a crazy, overpowered beast... which means that 4 years later, it's still a damn good laptop. (My family has a policy that they instilled in me of buying the best computers we can afford, so we can go longer between replacements.)

My netbook is an Acer. I've had both the 8.9" and 10.1" models (sold the first), and they are amazing for college. Small, portable, yet strong enough for my on-the-go stuff.

When it's time to replace my Dell, I'm planning on building my own desktop (probably with a bit of help). I've gotten to the point that I know exactly what I want for the most part when I go shopping for a computer, and it endlessly frustrates me when I can't get exactly that.
03/01/2010
Keeshia Keeshia
I have a Macbook Pro 17", a Mac Pro with 30" Apple cinema display, and some assorted home built devices. Love my beasts.
03/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
My big main computer is a desktop replacement kinda laptop, a Dell Latitude. At the time, it was a crazy, overpowered beast... which means that 4 years later, it's still a damn good laptop. (My family has a policy that they instilled in me of ... More
I think I'm almost there too.

I just recently learned about DDR2 and DDR3 differences with the i5 and i7 Pentiums...interesting stuffs.

The only thing I don't like about my Dell after about 4 1/2 years is that there is no way to upgrade it. It has DDR1 and a limited motherboard...I'd have to redo the whole thing...not worth it.
03/01/2010
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
My big main computer is a desktop replacement kinda laptop, a Dell Latitude. At the time, it was a crazy, overpowered beast... which means that 4 years later, it's still a damn good laptop. (My family has a policy that they instilled in me of ... More
What exactly can and can't netbooks do? My youngest is considering one because she doesn't have a puter and can't afford one right now. Besides she likes the convenience of the small size of netbooks.
03/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
What exactly can and can't netbooks do? My youngest is considering one because she doesn't have a puter and can't afford one right now. Besides she likes the convenience of the small size of netbooks.
netbooks: kinda small screens. not that powerful. think "big cell phone"

I don't think they're made to be upgraded either.

I'd suggest spending a little more and getting a full on laptop.
03/01/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Mine is a compaq Persario X1000 laptop I bought my first year in under grad. It still doing what I wanted it to do. The only time it shows it age is that with every one moving to HD I can't watch some video online any more
03/01/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
What exactly can and can't netbooks do? My youngest is considering one because she doesn't have a puter and can't afford one right now. Besides she likes the convenience of the small size of netbooks.
It depends on the netbook. They are nowhere near the power of my big laptop, that's true. They have a smaller screen by far, and the keyboard can feel cramped if you have large hands.

If you just need something for word processor, email, chatting, surfing the internet, taking notes in class and such, then a netbook has enough resources to do what you need. If you need to do anything graphics intensive, or do a lot of gaming or using high-resources programs, or need lots of screen space for what you do, they'll fail utterly.

After almost 2 years of being a netbook owner (original 8.9" acer aspire, then sold it and got a new 10.1"), I've never regretted it. No, they're not the most amazing computers, but they are FAR more than "big cell phones". They are full-fledged computers... just not very powerful ones. Some can have their RAM upgraded, but you void the warranty by doing so. I doubled the memory in my Acer the instant I got it home, up to 2GB.

As a college student who likes to type her notes in class, but has medical restrictions on the weight she can carry, my netbook was a godsend. As long as you don't need to do anything that requires lots of processing power and speed, or a large screen, they're fine.

And? It's better than not having a computer at all, by a LONG shot.
03/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
It depends on the netbook. They are nowhere near the power of my big laptop, that's true. They have a smaller screen by far, and the keyboard can feel cramped if you have large hands.

If you just need something for word processor, email, ... More
good points
03/01/2010
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
It depends on the netbook. They are nowhere near the power of my big laptop, that's true. They have a smaller screen by far, and the keyboard can feel cramped if you have large hands.

If you just need something for word processor, email, ... More
Thanks! That was very helpful! Do they have usb ports and can you hook them up to a printer when needed?
03/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Thanks! That was very helpful! Do they have usb ports and can you hook them up to a printer when needed?
they usually ONLY have USB ports. Some might have a disc drive. I don't see why you couldn't hook one up to a printer
03/01/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Thanks! That was very helpful! Do they have usb ports and can you hook them up to a printer when needed?
They always have USB ports, what varies is how many (mine has 3, which seems to be the average right now). I've never had a problem with connecting to a printer, either wired or wireless.
03/01/2010
NuMe NuMe
Thanks you guys! Sorry for hijacking your forum post Mr Sauce!
03/01/2010
gone77 gone77
I have only a desktop and that's an HP. I don't do Macs. lol
03/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Thanks you guys! Sorry for hijacking your forum post Mr Sauce!
No problem at all! I like that we can all post on a variety of topics
03/01/2010
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Thanks! That was very helpful! Do they have usb ports and can you hook them up to a printer when needed?
I have an ASUS EEE PC netbook which has been very good for what we wanted it for. Sitting on the couch surfing the internet, mostly. The small screen is annoying sometimes, but my wife does almost all of her blogging from there now which frees up the house desktops for use by the kids. I also doubled the memory immediately and there are very limited things that can be done to upgrade, but if you are looking for an ultra-portable they are a good thing at a low price. They don't have optical drives, so you can get an external optical if you need one or there are other solutions. We purchased ours to function as a portable DVD player with battery for flights. We just copy the DVDs to the hard drive and it is ready to go.
My desktops I built myself.
03/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
of course Neuron Geek made his own comp...buh!
03/01/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I have a Dell Inspiron, and while it's moderately shiny and nice, I've been having an issue with the touchpad almost since day 1. It's either incredibly insensitive to my touch or incredibly sensitive to dust, because sometimes it gets all "sticky cursor" on me. There's also the issue of its randomly restarting multiple times when I leave it alone for more than 15 minutes. This never happens when I'm in my dorm, and always happens everywhere else.
03/01/2010
Liz2 Liz2
At home, I have a Dell desk top which just finally gave out. I am buying an HP that is being configured to my needs.
I have used netbooks but I make even more typing mistakes, but they worked out with practice.
03/01/2010
Fun Lover Fun Lover
HP for the lap top use it about 8 to 12 hours a day 3 years old and still going my work provided. Desktop Dell is about 5 years old still going strong it stays on 24-7.
03/01/2010
EffinSara EffinSara
Navi!!! Glad someone else is as big of a nerd as me <3

My house is as full of computers as it is of nerds. We have 10 computers between the 4 of us. We built most of them, but the laptops are obviously brand-name. The one I built is approaching 7 years old, so it is sorely in need of an upgrade!
03/01/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I've got a 24" iMac and an HP laptop, but I am about to replace them both with a 17" Macbook Pro and a large flatscreen of some kind.

Because really, I don't require Windows that often anymore and when I do, I can run it on my Mac...why wouldn't I?
03/01/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Dell Latitude D600, which replaced a 1997 Toshiba which the security at the airport (2008) did not recognize as a laptop - they wanted to take it apart to see if there was a bomb inside. Apparently, technological memories only go back for about four years.

My dad builds desktop computers - the local electronics store staff have had to educate themselves to know what he wants and talks about. He's also a Linux geek - 'Windows is for rich idiots, Linux is for poor programmers'.
03/01/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Mine is a gaming computer that I assembled piece by piece and it's an Intel motherboard.
03/01/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
We've got 4. Three are mine and one is my Daddy's. He's got an Acer [I dislike it but only because of the size] and I have a compaq [3-4 yrs old and still working great], toshiba [3 years and still in great shape. More features than my compaq but it is a bit slow], and a Dell [1 yr old and works fabulously].
03/01/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
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Originally posted by TitsMcScandal
We've got 4. Three are mine and one is my Daddy's. He's got an Acer [I dislike it but only because of the size] and I have a compaq [3-4 yrs old and still working great], toshiba [3 years and still in great shape. More features than my ... More
Ummm... weird formatting. I didn't put in those links...
03/01/2010
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