ideal laptop recommendations?

Lars Eggert larse at ISI.EDU
Wed May 7 09:43:35 PDT 2003

Jesse D. Guardiani wrote:
> I have yet to hear from a single sole who actually owns a Sony or Dell and
> isn't happy with it. Sounds like a bunch of "buy IBM" propoganda to me.

FWIW, I've been using a Dell Latitude C600 for about two years now, and 
I'd recommend it mostly because of the no-fuss repair service.

If you travel a lot with it, or just lug it around a lot, things will 
break. Mine has had the motherboard, hard drive, screen, keyboard 
assembly, graphics card, power adaptor and pretty much all plastic 
pieces replaced by now. We have a second one that has fared a little 
better, but has also had multiple service calls.

With next-business day service, this isn't a big issue, but I am sure 
glad we got extended warranty. Otherwise this thing would be a doorstop 
by now. It was bought through Dell Educational, maybe that affects service.


PS: I really like the IBMs, too, but I can't stand the trackpoint...
Lars Eggert <larse at>           USC Information Sciences Institute
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