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Anyway, my 3 year old HP Pavillion's motherboard is on the fritz, first the WLAN card stopped working and EVENTUALLY the motherboard was replaced. Now that my laptop is a week or so out of warrantee, my computer doesn't really want to turn on. It just beeps and I'm left with a blank screen and the cooling fan running...no thinking or anything.
So I'm looking for suggestions for a new laptop. Unfortunatelly, I'm still in school and need the portability so a desktop is out of the question (even though they tend to be more reliable and easier to fix). I'd like to spend no more than $1,000 and don't want another HP.
I found a Toshiba that I really like that isn't too expensive, the Satellite A505-S6960 for $719.99. I don't like that it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card (granted, I rarely do any gaming or anything) and I really haven't heard much about Toshiba's and how reliable/durable they are. FWIW, consumers who reviewed it on the Toshiba website seem to really like them.
Also I was looking at the Dell Inspiron 15, but I'm not sure how Dell's are these days. I kind of view them as Hyundais...at first they were terrible, but now they seem to last longer and are of better quality.
Is there anything else I should look into?