What kind of computer do you have? - page 4

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   Annabelle57
    Thanks to all of you who replied... I have to admit that I was initially a little heartbroken, because I was raised on Apples/Macs and absolutely love them, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do - I don't feel like acquiring the massive headache that comes along with format/compatibility!

    I appreciate all the good advice!

  2. by   PilotJim68
    Stay away from the HP's and the Compaqs....I have (had) the 5150 Compaq laptop and have had problems with it from the get go. It overheats, the hard drive has crashed, the floppy has crashed and it has multiple electrical probems...The thing is 1 1/2 years old and I have sent it back 4 times. Of course now the warranty has expired and the old problems are back (hard drive and floppy both crashed AGAIN !!! The turn around time on the service was great but they really never fixed the problem and would not replace the lemmon that they sold me. So now I have a $1800 piece of trash sitting in a case just collecting dust. NEVER buy a Compaq or HP !!!!!
  3. by   MickyB-RN
    I don't know Jim. I've never had a problem with our HP's. Had an HP for the past oh, 7-8 yrs or more.

  4. by   PilotJim68
    Had an HP desktop too...only lasted 2-3 years..sent it back twice for repair. Ive really thought it might be the "user" But I have never had trouble with any other computers. Ived tried Sony and Dell and have really been impressed with them. No more HP's or Compaqs for me...but we all know that they are one in the same...HP owns Compaq.
  5. by   epg_pei
    I built my own. MSI K7N2-L motherboard with Athlon 1700+ JIUHB watercooled and o/c'd to 2000. 512MB PC3200 RAM. Sapphire 9500 n/p 128MB videocard. Dual WD 80GB Caviar drives. Sony CD-RW. Thermaltake PP 420W power supply. ViewSonic 17in. monitor

    http://www.geocities.com/dodgecolt200e/index.html :hatparty: