Lenovo Biggest Threat to HP's PC Throne in Over Three Years, Says IHS iSuppli

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onisuriyuuu

here we go again, another hp vs other fan boy fight. You know what I say to that? Custom Built. All you have to rage about is self errors, and possible DOA's if you get low quality parts. mmhhhmm.

 

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Alex_2.1

I agree completely, But some people need laptops too. So, those people (Like me) have to choose whitch one is best.

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Morete

Lenovo made its acquisition of IBM amid a backlash in congress against CHINESE companies trying to purchase AMERICAN businesses.  Lenovo can go pound sand!

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Alex_2.1

I liked HP, than I bought a cheap laptop from them. It worked great, but It got very hot... (I blame AMD for that one) Didn't think much of them after that... Then I got a NICE HP. An EliteBook 8560w. Its amazing! It has a 2.66Ghz i5 Quad-Core processor, 8GB of ram, 2GB dedicated Nvidia graphics, Aluminum body, backlit keyboard, HD Webcam, Multitouch mouse (Works as well as a MAC), 5 USB ports (2 USB3).  This one stays very cool, unless I'm playing Battlefield 3 or something, and it does that quite well too. HP did an amazing job on this laptop. They are a great company, you just have to shell out the extra cash to get something real nice. I think a big part of the overheating problem is because people have AMD processors. I have had both and in my experience Intel always stays cooler.

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big_montana

You are incorrect, as the HP and Dell laptops I have worked on have always had Intel proc's, and always without failure, it has been a system board failure. So, enjoy your HP now while you can, as after about a years time, you will be replacing the system board. I hope you purchased an extended warranty, as you will need it, and good luck with HP's tech support in Cost Rica.

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Alex_2.1

I had an HP for 4 years, and it still worked when I sold it. Never had a problem. I am a computer service technician, and I have to disagree. If every time you get a computer that doesn't work, and its "always without failure, its a system board failure". Than you obviously suck at troubleshooting and just give up at the first sign of problems, or your just an angry person who wants to put down HP and Dell. I would have to say that 80 or 90 percent of the time, when it looks like a board failure its either the RAM or the power supply needs to be reset. And yes, I do have the three year extend warranty with accidental.

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glamdring

It is defiantly often the power supply! Plus I have replaced so many power jacks on laptops it's ridiculous. People get using the incorrect power cords and put way to much juice in and fry the entire thing.

One good thing that a lot for HP's is the power jack is connected by a wire/plug rather than being soldered on. This makes it a breeze to replace, on the down side it normally runs you a little extra.

I can also agree about your statement with cheap HP's, they aren't worth buying. When looking at a cheap laptop for someone, $300-$400 range, I normally stay away from HP. I'm not familiar with their more expansive brand, I normally stick to lower end and just run Linux on them. The desktop is where the big money is spent for me.

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AntonioGarrison

I would buy a Lenovo before I would a HP. Then again I'm kind of biased on that, I've never been a big HP fan.

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big_montana

Same here, as HP laptops have a tendency to over heat and fry the moherboard, while Lenovo's just work. (At leat their Thinkpad line does, do not know enough about their Ideapad quality to form an opinion, but probably no different than anyone esle's). What this article fails to mention is depsite HP sales increasing, their market share decreased from 18.1 to 17.7%

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glamdring

Thinkpad brand is very good! This is one of the very few laptops I will shell out the money for, because they last. I can buy a decent Thinkpad and know it will be around forever. Plus the Thinkpad brand works extremely well with Linux, IBM started doing this and thankfully Lenovo dose for the most part.

Personally I think they where much better before IBM sold it off, but the quality still remained good for the most part. The biggest problem is Lenovo has implemented a few prices of software into the core system that will not run on Linux any more.

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