Top Loved Notebooks

These are exciting times in the world of computing, and portables are seeing all the action. One thing that is becoming obvious is that the line between netbook tln2and notebook is starting to blur. Netbooks are becoming more powerful and Notebooks are becoming lighter, and longer lasting. Shown below are your picks for Most Loved Notebooks. Keep in mind that Netbooks have been filtered out of these results and were the category we used to kick off the Most Loved series. You can find those results in the previous July Newsletter or by looking for previous articles in TechTalk.

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13 thoughts on “Top Loved Notebooks

  1. Definitely look at the Asus.17 ” with t7700 core duo 4 gig ram. Best notebook i’ve ever owned…old fart first PC was an Atari 400…the Asus screams running win vista ultimate….1.5 yrs of trouble free operation. Agree on the Toysheebas…worst on my list. ‘

  2. I have a 17″ HP dv7 and it has been by far the worst computer I have ever owned. It is possible I got that one lemon in the bunch. Next time it is going to be an Acer, although I would definitely give Assus a look.

  3. Isn’t it interesting that there is so much variability in quality of experience with various notebooks for Windows?
    What is a n informed Windows user to do?
    I would suggest: buy a MacBOOK. They work and there is essentially no virus worry and you can still use a Windows operating system if you need to

  4. I’m surprised there are no Acers or Lenovo’s at the top. Granted, Lenovo are far from cheap but in my view, there’s a reason why they’re more expensive than simalar spec’d machines that are cheaper.

    Although Acers are not the best built, they definately give good bang for the buck.

    The biggest surprise to me is Dell being in the top 10, about 10 years ago, their desktops were excellent, but their laptops (unless you go to the real high end of their market) are very flimsy and poorly built, which I guess is OK as long as you don’t intend to carry it about.

  5. I’ve had a couple of Toshiba’s and both performed well,(Portege A200 & Satellite A200). Then I found
    Asus. My M51V outshines both of them. I really
    think Asus should be in there somewhere.

  6. I am shocked that no ACER laptops make it into this listing. I use 7 of the top of the range Aspire 83xx series for mobile video Discotheque work and these machines with 1Tb internal storage, 6 speakers and 18 inch screen pack a powerful punch giving very good value for money!

  7. I have a 17″ HP dv9933nr wiht 4GB memory and a 350GB hard drive that has been flawless, except for the built in Web Cam mics. Had to go to HP site to get them working. I would not hessitate to buy another.

    The guy that is bad mouthing HP computers must not use one. Dell is the Joke. I have many student at our College that have Dell computers and all but one has had a multitude of serious issues that I have had to help them resolve (thank god for my Engineering and IT backgrounds).

  8. I own the new MacBook Pro 13 inch notebook. This outperforms any other notebook I have used. (including HP, Dell and Toshiba) All of the top ten have issues that I have never run into using the Mac. Mac=Superb.

  9. Im using a Dell Latitude 610 and im very satisfied with it im using the linksys wlan network and it’s free very stisfied too, im a happy old man…

  10. I have a Compaq Presario V65000 with AMD Turion 64×2 processors. I am a teacher and reasonably competent and enthusiastic about using IT, but not a technical person. I love this laptop. I have used several desktop and laptop brands from DOS to Vista. This is the best so far. The HP update works well for me. I found the factory set Presario part of the hard drive invaluable when I had to re-format following a virus, which I was told had affected millions of computers worldwide before Christmas 2008. The keyboard is not as spacious or soft touch as my daughter’s Fujitsu Siemans laptop, but otherwise it is good. I have used various Dell laptops which seem mundane and overpriced to me. I would buy another Compaq with AMD.

  11. There are 3 surprises here:
    Currently I use a Dell Latitude D620 (Outstanding), Sony Vaio VGN-Z590 (WAY OVERPRICED, over rated, under performing, finicky), HP Pavillion (a slow kids toy)and a Toshiba Nightmare.
    I maintain all using the same software and regular maintenance and updating.
    1. No Dell Latitude D620 in the Top 10?? This is the best Notebook I have ever had (and I’ve had many!)It is very fast, uncomplicated, tough and a pleasure to use – which is the only time I can say this – out of all the ‘grand technology’ that I have used.
    Dell service is also way out in front.
    2.How Toshiba can be on any page, let alone a top 10, is way beyond me. I wouldnt accept one as a free sample!
    3. HP?? Sloooooow, cluttered, troublesome, dainty, dont dare to even sneeze on one!Even the (unwanted) HP software does’nt work…
    (We wont even start on the terrifying nightmare of HP printers!!!!
    These ‘top’ lists are very subjective, biased and certainly not near accurately informative enough to be used toward the purchase of anything…

  12. I have an HP HDX w/the 18″ screen and numeric keypad. It is a desk-top replacement that I can carry anywhere. This is the only computer that I have seen with a PC World rating above 90 and I concur. This is by far and away the best computer I have owned since my old Gateway 486!

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