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[Discuss] My HP Pavilion's HD bit the dust and it is 13 years old, so instead of replacing the disk again, I would like a new laptop. But I would like to pay <$300. I do not expect the best or the biggest. I have been told that some computers do not l

On Tue, Jun 02, 2015 at 10:46:08AM -0400, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
> On May 31, 2015, at 5:46 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:
> > 
> > On 5/31/2015 4:45 PM, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
> >> Probably depends on the brand and the time.
> > 
> > Not the brand. The ODM, the original design manufacturer.
> Good point.  They produce so much cheap crap.  Apple designs their own hardware no?  What about iXsystems and System76? They seem to generally have good build quality.  Better QA than the big distributors maybe?

System76 is peachy. They don't design their hardware, but they
specify it and maintain drivers for everything that they sell.

They don't have any low-priced laptops, but if you are already
planning on buying a $750-1500 laptop, you'll get decent
hardware quality and good support.


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