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Advice: Need notebook/laptop NOT made in China
Self | 3/3/2013 | Self

Posted on 03/03/2013 5:17:13 PM PST by Lexinom

Looking to spend $400-$700 for a decent notebook to be used primarily for software development and graphics. Need some speed and horsepower, and durability. These things typically last me about five years, and this one here (a Sony Vaio) is nearing the end of the line.

Brands you'd recommend? Lenovo is highly regarded but very, very Chinese. I'd like to stay away from that. And I hate Apple with a passion.

This will be running Linux.


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KEYWORDS: computers; laptops; notebooks
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Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
1 posted on 03/03/2013 5:17:21 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom
i believe ASUS
2 posted on 03/03/2013 5:21:16 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lexinom

I don’t believe there are any laptops that are not made in China . My Ma sent my daughter a birthday card ( American Greetings ) the other day and it was made in China .


3 posted on 03/03/2013 5:22:37 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Chode

I like Toshiba laptops, but don’t know where they are made.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 5:23:23 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Lexinom

I’ve heard good thinga about Falcon-Northwest, but their products are considerably more expensive than your preferred price-range.


5 posted on 03/03/2013 5:23:23 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Chode

Made in China .


6 posted on 03/03/2013 5:24:55 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Lexinom

Good luck with that.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 5:25:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: whitedog57

China


8 posted on 03/03/2013 5:26:58 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Lexinom

There are none. Sorry.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 5:27:55 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Lexinom

Ain’t “Free Trade” great!


10 posted on 03/03/2013 5:29:58 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Lexinom

Even if you found a laptop that was not “made in China”, the parts probably will have been. I use Dell but I would never recommend them.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 5:29:58 PM PST by South40
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To: Lexinom

I’ve honestly never seen a laptop not made in China, but I always had good luck with HP laptops.
Sam’s Club has an HP laptop online for $480 (if you’re a member) and it has 6gb of memory and a 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) HD.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 5:31:31 PM PST by Patriot95
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To: Lexinom
If you want a laptop not made in China, you'll need to make it yourself (with all Chinese parts). Seriously.

It's almost funny you even asked.

13 posted on 03/03/2013 5:33:05 PM PST by Drew68
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To: sushiman
assembled there, but i believe ASUS still makes the motherboard outside of China, yes?
14 posted on 03/03/2013 5:37:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lexinom

Lenovo is going to start building PCs in North Carolina later this year.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443862604578030391796799174.html


15 posted on 03/03/2013 5:39:10 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Chode

ASUS is a Taiwanese company, so technically, they’re not chinese.

I like ASUS


16 posted on 03/03/2013 5:39:55 PM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: sushiman; Chode

Asus is Taiwan not PRC, to be fair. Taiwan is friendly and I’m comparing ASUS in my price range to the Lenovos I’ve already singled out.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 5:41:03 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: VAFreedom
yup, me too... always had good luck with their stuff
18 posted on 03/03/2013 5:41:43 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lexinom

Let’s give credit where it’s due. The UNIONS have, again, successfully sent work outside of this country. Gotta love them.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 5:42:55 PM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Lexinom

All include hardware components that are made in China.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 5:43:02 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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