Never buy HP laptops. My fucking keyboard is glitching after 1 year of use. Piece of shit. I will never buy hp again. please laugh at how stupid I am.
>tfw 8 year old consumer tier fujitsu siemens as my one and only workstation
>shit doesn't want to die
The latest model of T-series is not good? How come?
>Never had this issue must only be you
sure thing boys
I had a HP laptop too. I was using it as a server for my IRC shell. One morning when I woke up it was shut down and it never turned on again. I opened it up to see if something is clearly fried but it looked clean. Not even another power supply helped, it was done for.
It wasn't the enterprise model though, it was just a consumer model and a few years old.
You're going to have a bad time if you buy cheap consumershit of ANY brand, though HP is particularly notorious.
Solution: Don't buy cheap consumershit. Instead, buy mid-to-high end consumer laptops or mid-to-high-end business laptops.
Yes, you can afford it. Save for a couple more months, it's worth it. If you're pinching pennies that hard, get a near-mint used model from a year or two ago from office outlets and the like. Whatever you do, don't succumb to cheap shit. You deserve better than that.
> ^typed from broken keyboard.
800 + warranty is not cheap. Laptops shouldnt cost more than 1000 just to have decent build quality and design. designs are getting shittier in recent years to copy macbook.
>800 + warranty is not cheap
Depends on how you look at it. The way I see it, laptops never actually got cheap; companies just started offering shittier laptops for lower prices. Laptops worth buying have never been cheap, consistently passing the $1k mark ever since they hit the mass market.
Anything below $1k makes a few cents at best for the manufacturers. The margins are razor thin. Don't expect them do you any favors at that profit level.
Disposable culture + continually growing software bloat that inspires a "well it was running slow anyway, might as well upgrade" response to malfunctions.
If everyday-type software ran on 6-year-old PCs as well as new ones there would be way more people getting upset about their laptops breaking.
>buy elitebook workstation 4 years ago
>no issues still works to this day
>gave it away because i wanted something light (the elitebook was borderline 9lb without power adapter).
>not differentiating between business/consumer products
trash graph, not even a source non the less.
Yeah I too had an HP laptop, piece of shit died because the NVIDIA GPU (8400GS, if I remember correctly) in it was one of the faulty ones.
I had to get the mobo changed because the GPU was built into the mobo (it was late 2008). But guess what, the same thing happened to the new GPU on the new mobo.
What happened to laptop durability? My brothers old Pentium 4 laptop still works without a hitch, it must be 10 years old at least.
Well kinda, should've tested it before selling.
But I don't blame them, this was an issue with lots of laptop GPUs across brands, Dell, HP, you name it. The problem was there because NVIDIA fucked some soldering process
Still I can see why you guys like to use thinkpads, they're reliable that's why. These days laptops are so fragile, when you push the power button you don't know if it will actually wake up or it died in sleep
Never understood why Sony went out of the laptop industry, I'm using a sandy i7 vaio and it's perfect.
Even came with a battery dock to double the battery life while I'm out.
It gets a little warm but that's just normal for laptops.
Also not a 1366x768 screen.
Still working perfectly as a portable computer.
Had mine for years still runs like a champ. Did some things to it. And when ever I had a problem, it was always user error. Like me breaking the screen or blowing out the speakers, or putting shitty tickers on it or porn.
It's a shame, such great computers
>work at staples
>win a floor model hp probook 4530
>WD green HDD running 24/7 for 2 years
>should be dead any day
>5 years later
>fucking die already
That looks beautiful.
I'm really lucky with mine though, got it for less than 200 dollars and it came with a battery dock. Truly a steal considering it's Australia.
Great for uni.