What kind of computer do you have? - page 2

PC or Macintosh? Desktop, laptop, PDA? I'm getting a computer soon - just wondering what everyone liked and preferred as a nursing student. Thanks! :dance:... Read More

  1. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm really curious to keep reading and see what ya'll have to say, especially about Dell's. We are considering trying to get a new one so that I have something that isn't so ancient for school in the fall.
  2. by   Dixen81
    Quote from CNM2B
    I'm really curious to keep reading and see what ya'll have to say, especially about Dell's. We are considering trying to get a new one so that I have something that isn't so ancient for school in the fall.
    We actually have three Dells; two desktops and a laptop. My DH is a programmer/systems analyst and also handles the computer equipment purchasing for the company he works for. He wouldn't consider buying anything but a Dell.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Don't buy a Compaq. Compaq's only half the sentence, POS is the other half.
  4. by   Dixen81

    I know what you mean...I once had a Compaq POS. :chuckle
  5. by   patti101
    I love my iMAC, EXCEPT that I can not open my instructors posted lectures or any documents they have compiled with microsoft...I can open the online resources just fine, i.e. text books, tests, case studies...no problem.
    A new development this week, I emailed my resume & I was notified that THEY could not open my appleworks document! so...
  6. by   angelac1978
    we also have a Dell, we got it 2 Christmases ago and got the deal where you get a flat panel monitor instead of the huge regular ones. I love our Dell, we haven't had any trouble out of it at all.

    If you are wanting to get a computer at a discount, try www.overstock.com they sell refurbished computers and computers that maybe don't have the newest components (like say a pentium 3 instead of a pentium 4) I actually have my eye on a IBM thinkpad that's like $500.

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  7. by   FutureArmyNurse
    I have a 3-year old HP which is periodically lazy and tends to crash whenever something important is around the corner. However, it only cost me $700 for everything (printer too) and then another $59 for memory upgrade since 256 MB wasn't enough (not to mention I have twice that much available on my digital camera!) HP customer support is great. If I could do it again, it would be a Dell laptop with wireless internet. I drag my work-owned 20-pound dinosaur laptop around with me since it has Word and Powerpoint and my HP 6738 doesn't. Only bad thing about my laptop (besides it's old age) is that I can't exactly buy a replacement keyboard...last week my keys on the left side stopped working. I've taken them off and replaced them, and no matter what I do they refuse to comply. So if I have to write a paper that requires the use of the characters 1, q, a, or z, I'm SOL.

    I've heard DELL is #1 and that's all we use at my work...in 3 years I've had two computers there and NO problems...so they would be my choice.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Good to hear all the good things about Dell computers! Anyone got any bad stories of Dell's? How is their customer service, etc? Any features you would recommend we make sure to have for school?
  9. by   FROGGYLEGS
    We have an HP desktop. So far we've been very happy with it. We've had it for about 1.5 years.
  10. by   nursebedlam
    l've lost count on how many computers l've had,, l only buy brand names now, as generic computers l've had troubles with... One brand name "Packard Bell" l had gave me plenty of stress, l ended up calling it "Packed in Hell"......... My fav pc is the IBM, had 3 IBM'S now and could never fault them.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Also look at HSN website. I have bought several computers from them, when I was living in the US.................they have great service and great software already pre-loaded. Packages were usually much better than what you could be direct from the manufacturer. Just depends on what is available when you are ready for a purchase. And they have technical support available 24/7 and FREE, if you need it.
  12. by   smileystudent
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    Don't buy a Compaq. Compaq's only half the sentence, POS is the other half.
    :chuckle I so agree with that. Cuz my compaq is a POS. shh but don't tell my computer it might get mad at me. LOL
  13. by   LadyT618
    I used to buy IBMs, but now I build my own computers. Used to have 2 but gave one to my boyfriend, so now only have one. I'd like to build another one soon though.

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