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Old February 7, 2011, 08:56 AM
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What pisses me off is that NOT ONE review mentioned any issues with the Vaio Z's build quality. Guess that's what happens when a reviewer uses it for an hour or two, rushes the review out the door and moves on to the next one...

Very few sites do actual long-term reviews of consumer devices - and I wish they did. How can you really know if a phone/laptop/monitor/etc works well if you only use it a couple of times for a review? I used to enjoy reviews where the reviewer would publish his/her initial impressions then update the review at later dates (I.E.: posting back one month later with more opinions and details on wear, or posting back if/when there is any problem with the unit). Oh well I guess.
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The X120e looks quite interesting, I'll have to see how it is when it does come out.

The Asus B series seem to be a little too expensive provided I can get something else for cheaper.

The Asus U35JC-A1 seems quite interesting, I like the dedicated graphics even tho its not required, price could be an issue.
How is Asus in terms of quality ?

The Vostro 3400 stills seems interesting, but how is Dell in terms of quality when it comes to notebooks ?
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Old February 7, 2011, 10:08 AM
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Asus is very good in terms of quality, from my experience.

Dell notebooks have decent quality, but you buy a Dell for its warranty to be honest. You can get coverage for just about anything (including dropping/spills that may be your own fault) and Dell will replace/repair it Very quickly. As fast as the next day, again depending on which warranty you want with it.
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Old February 7, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Yeah. I actually had Dell perform in-home service for a laptop I purchased.
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Old February 8, 2011, 05:05 AM
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Engadget has posted a Lenovo x120e review here:
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e review -- Engadget

Also, here's the HP DM1z review as well:
HP Pavilion dm1z (with AMD Fusion) review -- Engadget

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"But the real question: do we like it better than HP's dm1z, which is priced around $450? That's a tough one, but when it comes to value, there's no doubt that HP's dm1z is the better choice..."
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Thanks a lot CM, I will have to read both of these in details. I can't seem to find the DM1Z for sale yet.

How are Lenovo and HP in terms of quality and warranty ?
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Old February 8, 2011, 06:44 AM
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Lenovo has higher quality, but HP is no slouch either. I find Lenovo styling to be very formal and business-like whereas hP products seem more sleek and modern.

Also:
$100 off + coupon HP Pavilion dm1z 11.6-inch Laptop | HP dm1 video and reviews - LogicBUY

If that applies to canadian buyers as well, then its a dam good deal (and im seriously considering it myself, lol). Have any american friends you can trust? lol...
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I don't think the dm1z is available in Canada yet. Neither is the Lenovo for that matter...
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I don't think the dm1z is available in Canada yet. Neither is the Lenovo for that matter...
Neither are.... yet. But they can't get here soon enough . I've been hearing rumors about mid- to late-february availability though, let's hope thats actually whats going to happen.

I'm hoping that Acer comes out with a nice Fusion laptop as well, to provide some extra competition.
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God, not Acer. The famouse fall-apart-when-you-look-at-it quality...

I am hoping Dell catches on and brings a Fusion product to their Vostro line. That would be a match made in heaven.
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