Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Which laptop?

My Acer TravelMate is dying - James managed to get Windows to work on it again after it completely stopped booting up but all my data has vanished. It's a good job he backed it all up for me recently!

I loved it for it's light weight, long battery life, cool running, and matt screen but the hard drive had to be replaced just before the first year warranty ran out, and a year later it looks like it's gone again.

I think it's time to replace it but I don't know what with. What I really want is the same again but with a hard drive that doesn't die after a year.


Lexi said...

I've got an HP I'm very pleased with. I bought it because my daughter's had her HP laptop for six years, and it's still going strong.

Before that I had a Lenovo Thinkpad which was a DISASTER. It went back twice under guarantee in the first year (after they'd got me to replace the keyboard - they sent me a link to an engineer's video!) and at just over a year I had to replace the power lead. It always took 5-8 minutes to connect to the internet, and stopped playing DVDs. It cost £477, and I hated it so much I replaced it after less than two years. Lenovo's customer service is dismal.

fairyhedgehog said...

Lexi, that's really useful to know! I'll steer away from Lenovo and towards HP. I must admit my Beloved has an HP and it seems to be OK except for the volume button. (He uses software for volume instead!)

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