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Windows 7: recommend a good 13" laptop with dvd record/player?


04 Jul 2011   #1

 
 
recommend a good 13" laptop with dvd record/player?

thinking of moving into the world of laptops. 13 or 14 inch for general use with graphics. needs a built in dvd record/player. Windows 7 home premium. no bloat ware needed lol. suggestions? there are so many out there, tooooo many. thanks!


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04 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yep, a plethora of then. Have a look.
I have had good luck with Dell, others have not and I have heard Toshiba, while a decent machine, is really bloated.
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04 Jul 2011   #3

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I'm recommending ASUS and Toshiba right now
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04 Jul 2011   #4

 
 
thanks! and en ethernet connection so I can hook into cable internet

not looking for wireless. will check out those models. Looking at the HP 4430s as well
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05 Jul 2011   #5

 
 
narrowed down to HP 4430s or Dell Inspiron 14R 2nd generation..

both have the same specs i3 -2130 2.1 mhz, 320 GB HD 7200 rpm, dell has a bit more memory. don't know much about Dell or HP except they are the dominant sellers. not sure if they come with restore disc so will call their numbers and ask.

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05 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Most makers don't supply disks anymore but have the option of making your own. I recommend you do this immediately after you get setup as you like it, and make a back up image to something external too.
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05 Jul 2011   #7

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I will be the last one to ever recommend dell. You will never know what quality you will receive because they are a lowest bid company. It doesn't matter to them month to month who makes their components, as long as they are the cheapest available.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In the past I would agree with Liquidsnak...but I had to get a replacement PC due to mine being stolen in a break-in and I bought a used Dell, two actually. I also have a Dell laptop which was given to me. All, so far, have been flawless in performance and durability.
I will temper this statement with the fact that many issues in this forum have to do with Dell laptops.
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05 Jul 2011   #9

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Used dells are more prominent to be good than new ones, not many people get away with selling computers that don't work
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05 Jul 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good point!

Congrats on the new Gold too!
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