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Windows 7: how do the brands stack up?

31 Jul 2010   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

With regard to custom built desktops I think this is the only way to go.
I built my first one from scratch quite recently and it was easier than I'd though given the excellent tutorials on this and other forums (and youtube).
Prior to that I had two custom built by small local firms.
I researched every part of the pc- right down to the case fans- priced up the components from online sites and then took my list in to the local guy.
I had reckoned up the parts to 800 cost to me. He gave me a price of 860 plus a 12 month warranty.
Can't go wrong with that. I bought it home, plugged in the monitor and keyboard and I was set to go.
Given the small cost of having it built and the convenience and warranty it was hardly worth building the latest one myself but I wanted to see if I could do it

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31 Jul 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Next time I will buy a Toshibe. Right now I have two Gateways which are great (one is over 3 years old) and one HP which is so, so - the WiFi broke and I have to use a stick.
My HP desktop is very good and the Dell desktop is junk. Despite a quad processor, it does not perform and when you open it, it looks real cheap (does not even have bays for the disks. They are bolted to the frame).
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31 Jul 2010   #23

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
The second was an HP that had last three years, the battery is weak but still hold 50 minutes powered.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
3+ years on the same battery is quite good. These are really rated for about 1 year and begin to dwindle quite a bit between 1 year and 2 year. i've always recommended replacing laptop batteries every 2 years if you travel and rely on portability.
Yes i recon that three years are pretty good! I have regulary make it works on battery to drain it as much as possible, every month....

This thread should had a poll with brand, so could we have seen clearly which are the prefered ones!

On my actual Acer brand i hope that those three years battery performance will retain good aswell.

Next one will like to have an Asus i think.
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31 Jul 2010   #24

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

I had an HP and for like a year and the hard drive stopped working but i think it was my fault because i like to mess with system stuff and everything. then they told me they couldn't fix it and they gave me a replacement. That one lasted me almost 3 years. I think I shorted out the motherboard because I used the wrong charger for being colorblind . I think they would have lasted me longer if I didn't mess with them like I do. But I think it had temperature problems. It would idle at 70 at startup. I cleaned it and everything. Even casual games made it heat up. The most I got it to was 98 I think. Now I have an ASUS Eee PC netbook and it runs everything better idles at 40, Highest was like 65 maybe. I would still buy HP and definitely ASUS now. Oh and our family has had like 2 HP desktops that has lasted like 6 years each. One got outdated and sold(Windows ME) and the other is still running fine.
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