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The Best:

 

  1. Fujitsu,
  2. Dell XPS series
  3. old Apple Macbooks  (with Magsafe, not those with USB C)

 

The Worst:

 

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the worst. Luckily, I sold it on Carousell. haha
  2. Acer
  3. Lenovo

 

This what I gathered from hearsay hearsay. How about you guys?

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Acer is good for me, which is why all my new purchases endedup with an Acer , my previous co. also took my  suggestion for something economical yet good to have

i think Mc and Fujitsu the pricing speaks alot 

Asus - have you heard of, maybe the 2) should be Asus instead of Acer
 

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On 7/1/2019 at 11:23 PM, Since u r here said:

Acer is good for me, which is why all my new purchases endedup with an Acer , my previous co. also took my  suggestion for something economical yet good to have

i think Mc and Fujitsu the pricing speaks alot 

Asus - have you heard of, maybe the 2) should be Asus instead of Acer
 

 

I second the comment about Asus. 

 

Lenovo seems pretty hardy, though I have not used it before. This looks interesting too https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-aftershock-lunar-14-ultrabook-portable-specs-price

 

Has anyone used a Surface Laptop? It doesn’t have the usual preinstalled bloatware crap at least.

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while i dont play games, i dont mind having a laptop w Nvidia.

 

any battery that doesnt last for 7-8hr is a lousy laptop i felt  , Acer has small and light battery charger for u to carry around though
any memory of lesser than 12gb is a strict no-no, i felt with 500 SSD also not enough (hence the configuration is important too!)
I felt Acer is economically priced with lightness and all basic provided (if u can afford to pay, they have very good touch screen series)
 

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I have been using ASUS for my normal day to day work, and MacBook for my photos/videos editing.

 

I think ASUS is realiable and doesn't really slow down too much as compared to brands like Dell or Lenovo. MacBook is overpriced and I wouldn't recommend it unless you definitely have a need for it.

"A life spent not doing the things you love is not a life worth living"

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On 7/1/2019 at 10:41 PM, kidster said:

The Best:

 

  1. Fujitsu,
  2. Dell XPS series
  3. old Apple Macbooks  (with Magsafe, not those with USB C)

 

The Worst:

 

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the worst. Luckily, I lost it on Carousell. haha
  2. Acer
  3. Lenovo

 

This what I gathered from hearsay hearsay. How about you guys?

 

Where still can find Fujitsu laptop ? I thought extinct liao ?

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go to FUNAN to buy the original ones. sim lim sq.. the retailer see people cut people (some are carrot cakes).. some shops are the same bosses but different tactics of selling & mostly the equipment in sim lim sq are 2nd hand. re-modelled equipments.

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Many love lenovo, not sure why though?!!

 

 

 

anyway, Many will false claim in 1 way eg claming  their battery can last for more than 8hrs

the longest i hve used is abt 5hrs+/-

 

Isnt it?? But not overboard pls https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/lenovo-singapore-want-join-retailer-false-claims-legion-gaming-laptop-models-2625591?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR3tXzf4LUDAJaV7fXSSfrQUEowVfvv3x4UABxp1Mzk7XGvtMvpa02zj4hg
 

I think this is not just gaming laptops only n not false advertising just in 2020!

 

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/threads/lenovo-singapore-and-authorised-reseller-want-join-found-to-have-made-false-claims-over-legion-series.6732039/#post-141058855

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Personally, I use MacBooks for everything. And I game on consoles these days... don't have the energy or time to build a PC.

 

But, I would recommend Asus, Dell or Surface Pro series if you want to use Windows for your daily needs. For gaming, get a desktop though.

 

 

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I used ASUS in my whole life, each PC / Laptop always lasted me at least 4 to 6 years and when I switch (Same ASUS) is due to wanting a higher performance computer.

 

Still using ASUS now. Tried Mac and having a Surface Laptop 4 now, not too bad and I don't use laptop for gaming, laptop for school and work only.

 

1. ASUS

2. Macbook Pro

 

Surface a little overpriced don't they?

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On 4/29/2022 at 8:44 AM, kidster said:

 

Which DELL model have you used before? I heard XPS series is good but not the others

each brand has its top of the line series.

e.g., ASUS is zenbook

        Dell is XPS

        these are all consumer series...

       

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While brands have some well-deserved recognition for creating decent products, we should bear in mind that buying a laptop should suit what we need it for- rather than focus the brand itself. 

 

If you need a laptop for day-to-day use, a sub-$1000 laptop from any brand works fine. Even better, grab a second-hand laptop that was released 1-2 years ago at a bargain. 

 

But if you need it for gaming or something more intense, look into reviews that dive into specific models and whether the computer suits your needs. In this day and age, brand reputation doesn't necessarily deliver what they promise- research and knowledge is king in this day and age where competition between all these brands is at an all-time high. 

Tech Reviewer on Rhyn Reviews and YouTube: https://youtube.com/rhynreviews.

 

 

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On 4/24/2022 at 7:47 PM, Perpetual said:

I used ASUS in my whole life, each PC / Laptop always lasted me at least 4 to 6 years and when I switch (Same ASUS) is due to wanting a higher performance computer.

 

Still using ASUS now. Tried Mac and having a Surface Laptop 4 now, not too bad and I don't use laptop for gaming, laptop for school and work only.

 

1. ASUS

2. Macbook Pro

 

Surface a little overpriced don't they?

Woww, so asus is really good huh?  It is taiwanese, i think?

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Guest macbook

i have used hp, lenovo and dell before.

now using macbook.

after using macbook, i dare say i will not go back to windows laptop anymore.

its expensive but its high quality.

stable, fast and doesn't lag at all (into my 4th year).

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Asus
Been using it for close to 8-9 years before it died on me. (school/gaming/work)
One of the reasons is that the repair centre is way more centralized than some (jurong)
 

 

I think other brands that really last are HP or Lenovo (see these two brands alot for work) and they serve their purpose!

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On 5/24/2022 at 12:11 AM, begleitung said:

U mean u bought urs 4 a gd price?

Using Acer too. 

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I had ThinkPad, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and Asus.

Besides Acer, all others have been good thus far.

However, I have friends who swear by Acer while some stay away from Lenovo and Asus.

Boils down to what one need in a laptop. I do not go for the highest spec; something decent enough for my daily use.

Nowadays, any electronic devices that can last me a good 5 years or more, I consider it as a very fortunate case already. 😅

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It all boils down to consumer luck. Your experience may vary with others from brand to brand but regardless stick to brands with a longer manufacturer warranty. I believe ASUS have like two years. If they have the confidence to throw you a warranty for two years, at the very least you are covered for two whole years. Stick to which ever brand fits your needs and budget there after. 

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On 5/24/2022 at 12:11 AM, begleitung said:

u bought urs 4 a gd price?

erm i mostly gotten them in retail shop , sometimes they will have sales or cr card promos, so i m ok!

Acer is strong at pricing! n light-weight (hardly need to repair it) : hence to me ie a "gd price"
and a touch-screen if possible!

i wanna very much to try a new brand ie Huawei Matebk D14 but no1 seemed to share their experience at all in hwz forums, hence endedup i selected my fav Acer again
i really cannot find anything ie affordable pricing (i dont earn much) and light!!! Been using and rebuying acer since 2010s....
Usually i will not hold a same laptop for more than 4-5yrs (though i sanitised it regularly, i dont find it hygiene after 3yrs+)

i got this at less than 1300 sgd at the beginning of yr(now is of course so much cheaper)

Touchscreen:
https://www.lazada.sg/products/acer-spin-3-convertible-touch-screen-laptop-sp313-51n-51rp-i2168195106-s12371564485.html?exlaz=d_1:mm_150050845_51350205_2010350205::12:12261804687!120300669351!!!pla-325425753764!c!325425753764!12371564485!472751154&gclid=CjwKCAjwy_aUBhACEiwA2IHHQLvG9L3Xs7MTgkyO01NNzUDeLcNtj8GFmsp177Ub7vr-Ixc1Dd95-BoCGsoQAvD_BwE

Anyone can beat its specs?  it has to be a 14"-13" at least

 



What went wrong with your acer?

 

On 5/31/2022 at 12:54 PM, thorzguy said:

had ThinkPad, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and Asus.

Besides Acer, all others have been good thus far.

 

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On 6/7/2022 at 1:24 PM, Since u r here said:


What went wrong with your acer?

 

 

I was charging it one day when it emitted smoke! Yes, sounds dramatic, I know. Haha...

Luckily, I was using it also and managed to quickly off the charger and unplug. Didn't bother to service or get it checked cos the laptop was old too.

After that incident, I try to be around whenever I charge my laptop. 😅

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wow i didnt get to experience!

but thanks for warning us in adv

maybe it was purely just  too old?

On 6/22/2022 at 12:33 PM, thorzguy said:

cos the laptop was old too.



btw, i have never "off" my laptop in my whole life, i charged them and put them on for 24hrs daily (unless i m on vacation? or......)
Yes, even if i m admitted in hospital, i will ask for a laptop too
I try not to use a laptop for more than 4-5yrs (all the parts are not worth maintaining and our health & safety is of paramount esp we charge it or switch it on for 24hrs)

i seriously dont know how some humans can keep using a same laptop (Worst for gaming, i dont game at all) for more than 8yrs.......
i have frens who keep changing a new iphone or other phone models every 1-2 yrs which they dont even need to do that at all........(furthermore now alot uses their phones to view TV/programmes and to use all sort of app as well as watching porns) maybe that made them less reliance on Laptops or mcbk?

Can u guys teach how do u maintain your laptop, saw that some said it doesnt even lag at all!!! 

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On 6/22/2022 at 12:48 PM, Since u r here said:

wow i didnt get to experience!

but thanks for warning us in adv

maybe it was purely just  too old?



btw, i have never "off" my laptop in my whole life, i charged them and put them on for 24hrs daily (unless i m on vacation? or......)
Yes, even if i m admitted in hospital, i will ask for a laptop too
I try not to use a laptop for more than 4-5yrs (all the parts are not worth maintaining and our health & safety is of paramount esp we charge it or switch it on for 24hrs)

i seriously dont know how some humans can keep using a same laptop (Worst for gaming, i dont game at all) for more than 8yrs.......
i have frens who keep changing a new iphone or other phone models every 1-2 yrs which they dont even need to do that at all........(furthermore now alot uses their phones to view TV/programmes and to use all sort of app as well as watching porns) maybe that made them less reliance on Laptops or mcbk?

Can u guys teach how do u maintain your laptop, saw that some said it doesnt even lag at all!!! 

It was old (by definition of at most close to but definitely less than 5 years). All was working fine, but somehow I had a weird feeling that the laptop is going to conk out soon, given the "retard" mood... and then suddenly the smoke out incident happened! Probably it is just me cos I have so many friends who swear by Acer. Hahaha.... Acer and me have no affinity. 😜

 

Same here -  I also do not off my laptop. At most sleep mode. Also, my laptop mainly for work, some online drama, the occasion BW forum (like now)... that's about it. I do not see the need to keep changing (same goes for phone, tablet etc), unless is really getting slow, cranky...then i will consider to change. Else, most files can be backed up via external HD, Dropbox (I paid subscription for that due to work)....

 

The occasional "Restart" helps for any lag/hang - for both laptop and phone. :)

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On 6/24/2022 at 12:59 PM, thorzguy said:

Acer and me have no affinity. 😜

which is why all of my beloved acer (& current model too) are definitely less than 4yrs

give me a 5 to ur zzzz mode too though i changed it after 3 yrs
i noticed no matter how powerful your anti-virus, so long if there is a need to surf porn , it wil not help much

 

On 6/24/2022 at 12:59 PM, thorzguy said:

. At most sleep mode.

 

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On 6/24/2022 at 1:08 PM, begleitung said:

noticed my work lenovo laptop seems sturdy.

i doubt! not many recommend that

u r Acer lover right?
ok but why do u like Acer?


most youths luv Mcbook! most students are recommended to use that
i hope the world has MORE into mcbk though i m Acer

 

Anyway, rem to put your old laptop into  use: 

 

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