I just got a new Dell Inspiron 530 and love it!! This is my 4th Dell computer and nobody could convince me to have anything else. I've never had an issue with one and never needed service on it. The only reason that I got the new one is because I've had DSL issues since December and just couldn't handle being online on one machine and doing all my work on another. It had nothing to do with being a Dell though....I lost some drivers and messed some of my registry up. At today's tech costs, it would cost as much for repair as new, thus the new computer. My previous computers were Dimension 8100 and 8400. I don't remember the other.
For perifials, I love HP and have many of their products. I've just never been satisfied with what I see on their computers and know too many people with issues with them.
I've never had one, but Sony comes highly recommended to me as well. I just got a better deal on my Dell.
I have a 10-year-old Mac powerbook which is slow (maxed out at 512 MB of RAM!) but is still a workhorse. My husband built it for me out of parts of computers. Unfortunately, it's old enough that it doesn't handle modern things (video, flash, shock, etc) very well so it is mainly for text-only stuff. I'm afraid I'm going to have to say goodbye to it soon as it just isn't great for practical use anymore. Then I have an eMac which is probably about 5 years old and great but has one problem -- I can't get my kids off it! They love it too!
I have an HP desktop and an HP laptop. I love HP's stuff. My desktop is 4 years old and still able to keep up (well, most of the time), but my laptop is great. I use both at the same time, because my desktop can be slow, once in a while.
When I get a new computer, I'll probably go with one Mac. Two of my daughters have Macs and love them.
Hey, I'll be a Mac/PC person...................:) It's the best of both worlds.
I have a Dell Dimension c521. The only thing I do not like about it is it came with Windows Vista installed. I find myself missing Windows XP. Vista has a few bugs which is so frustrating. But the computer itself is great.
I used to have Compaq Presario laptop, whcih I gave away (and from what I heard is still working) years ago, because I had gotten an HP laptop, but the monitor broke and I'm so sad about it. Tried having a friend who "fixes computers" fix it but he only made it so much worse so now it's not usable at all. I really miss my laptop, being able to sit in bed or sit on the couch is so much more convenient than sitting at the desk.
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