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I have a Toshiba laptop just like that. It's a factory flaw.
I heard toshiba was a pretty good brand generally. Is that not true?
(Hint) Nothing on lolbrary is a good product review. Toshiba is ok.
Well that's true about the posts, but the users should know a fair amount about consumer tech since everyone here is pretty young and tech savvy.
I only know of my own and the one my college roommate had, which were the same age almost to the month. It really was a factory flaw- the fans they had in them were woefully inadequate (I believe there was later a factory recall of some sort because they could catch fire, but it came out after I lost my receipt:( ) and the things would overheat after an hour or so and blue-screen-of-death crash, or the display driver would crash regularly and everything would be displayed at forty times the normal size, and they came with four layers of Norton Antivirus which may as well have been a hacker's welcome mat. Eventually roomie kept hers and I deleted mine and went unprotected with much better results. It was also slower than sludge from day one. So yeah, I'd never get another Toshiba personally.
Also, after about three months the battery stopped holding a charge and it needed to be always plugged in or it would shut off in five minutes.
Yeah I'd say you had a pretty shitty experience. I picked up a dell 15 inch about 6 months ago and I really like it. The only issue I've had so far is the "r" key is starting to be bit less sensitive. But I've been pounding these keys a hell of a lot.
To be honest, most of those problems aren't the laptop. Blue screens are OS as well as drivers and display sizes. Norton is just a shitty program to begin with. The only real problem the laptop had was the fans and battery, and every laptop battery will do that if it is constantly plugged in. The fans is just a design flaw that alot of laptops have and is just a common issue with most laptops.
And to be honest Bill, your Dell will die before the year is out cuz dell cant seem to understand that you can't use cardboard and paperclips for motherboards.
Well if it dies that quickly hopefully I'll be able to replace it under the warranty ;-)
That's the only thing going for you. Dell is like how Hyundai used to be, you're gonna need that warranty, lol, luckily Hyundai changed and Dell is only still in business because they are cheap in bulk.
That sucks. What brand do you usually suggest?
Well, I build my own but good brands tend to be ASUS, MSI, Lenovo (not the think pads), and then the higher level HP's now.
I built my desktop and currently own a very nice MSI laptop that I am currently working on. Everyone at school (I go to a media arts academy for Video game creation) have ASUS, HP, and MSI laptops that kick ass.
Yeah I've heard asus is pretty good. I'll probably go with that next time around. My brothers HP was pretty crappy but he got a cheaper one.
Yeah, the higher end HP's are alot better.
I would fix it and make a couple hundred off it. My gain. (I don't need to pay people to fix one, and most people have a friend who can do something like that anyway)
But still, compared to a $1000+ guitar
this is y i have a mac ^.^
similar story happened to me: Some dumbass broke my window out, stole my car charger that I bought for $5 and left my golf clubs (easily worth $1000) in the trunk...happily paid the $140 for a new window and golfed the next day