[linux-audio-user] intel core 2 duo and amd turion 64x2

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Mar 11 20:12:45 EDT 2007

M P Smoak wrote:
> On Saturday 10 March 2007 11:50 pm, david wrote:
>> Frank wrote:
>>> david wrote:
>>>> carmen wrote:
>>>>> On Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 07:43:00PM -1000, david wrote:
>>>>>> ljc at internet.com.uy wrote:
>>>>>>> hello list, i intend to buy a new laptop, and i'm undecided
>>>>>>> <snip>
>>>>> if Apple is selling a notebook for $1099 and HP is selling the
>>>>> same thing for $599, i'd get the HP - call me crazy
>>>> HP is NOT selling the same quality as Apple. You get what you pay
>>>> for.
>>> If you're in the habit of occasionally challenging your
>>> preconceptions do this little experiment:  Visit Dell, just for
>>> convenience - or pick another if you wish, and configure a laptop
>>> with the same features and specs as a MacBook Pro - ignore the
>>> elegance of the OS and its heart of BSD...even ignore the
>>> simplicity and speed with which it runs multiple GNU/Linux distros
>>> in nothing more difficult or risky than a simple file constituting
>>> a Parallels Desktop VM, and get back to us with either a
>>> verification of your comparison factor or a new-found appreciation
>>> for the value of opinions based upon verifiable facts.
>> My opinion of HP/Compaq is based on my verifiable experience with
>> them. Not a preconception.
>> My experience with Dell - having spent 11 years on a corporate Help
>> Desk during the time the corporation switched from IBM Thinkpads to
>> Dell laptops - is also based on facts. The number of hardware
>> problems reported to the help desk for Dell laptops was five times
>> higher than we had reported for the IBM laptops. Even OLD Thinkpads
>> had fewer problem reports than NEW Dell laptops.
>> That may have changed since IBM is no longer the quality determiner
>> for their old brand.


> For now I'll take an "old, outdated system" that works for me rather 
> than the latest, greatest.  

I'm a bottom feeder when it comes to budget, so anything new I buy is 
"old" technology! ;-)

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