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Os

join:2011-01-26
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reply to pnh102

Re: Tablets

My last laptop was almost $2000.


pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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said by Os:

My last laptop was almost $2000.

Ouch.

If it was me I'd have hoped I'd have paid for that with the credit card and gotten the "free" extended warranty benefits.
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Os

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I did. It decided to meltdown 2 weeks or so after the extended warranty expired in 2010. Vowed at that point to never buy another laptop again, it was a higher-end HP with a 17" widescreen. Dedicated graphics was the problem there, the nVidia card overheated and took the motherboard with it.

I prefer desktops because I have access to all the parts, and can easily get to whatever I need and can move parts in and out as technology changes.


pnh102
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said by Os:

I prefer desktops because I have access to all the parts, and can easily get to whatever I need and can move parts in and out as technology changes.

Makes sense... And the best part is at least those are cheap enough to be disposable.
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Os

join:2011-01-26
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Exactly. It doesn't cost much to build a computer these days if you know what you're doing.

Until I see what this Ceton Q costs, I'm waiting to build an HTPC. I know I can build an HTPC pretty cheap, it will be a fun project, and I hate cable boxes.


acadiel
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reply to Os
said by Os:

I did. It decided to meltdown 2 weeks or so after the extended warranty expired in 2010. Vowed at that point to never buy another laptop again, it was a higher-end HP with a 17" widescreen. Dedicated graphics was the problem there, the nVidia card overheated and took the motherboard with it.

I prefer desktops because I have access to all the parts, and can easily get to whatever I need and can move parts in and out as technology changes.

Did you try getting the graphics chip reflowed to see if it would fix it? I had a dv4-1155se with bad graphics, and had a guy reflow the graphics chip and it brought the system back to life. It was a 2008 model.