Originally Posted by ANDYSUDS
Hi folks,i have been going to buy a laptop for some time now but was unsure of what to get as i have only had desktops up untill now,last wk the company i work for offered all employees the offer of leasing one of these machines for 3 years.What i am looking to find out is that as this is my first laptop is it quite a good machine etc.they list the price as £1406 but i can get it for £942.the spec is :::::
intel centrino 740(2mb L2 cache,1.73ghz,533mhz
1024mb ddr ll ram
100gb sata hard drive
etc etc etc
3 year collect and return warranty +3 year anti-virus updates free....
could someone give me any pointers before commiting myself as to wether i should DEAL or NO DEAL...cheers
I would probably not get it either but I suspect for a different reason than what ShandyUK has. I mean if you read the posts about "the lagging issue" or about "the bug" you'll find out that a percentage of Mx438G-laptops out there have this bug that causes lagging in games, dvd playback and such. Some experience really bad lagging that makes for example gameplay really difficult. Then there are those such as myself who have this bug but it isn't that apparent and makes users experience only minor annoyance. And it has to be noted that some users who may or may not have the bug experience no lagging at all.
My biggest problem with my M3438G is the fact that it freezes/crashes mostly in games when I play a long session. This doesn't happen a lot but enough to cause some annoyance. However, when you look at the selection of performance 17" laptops out there, overall this laptop is kinda great.
On the other hand, I would not recommend this notebook to you. Okey, one of my reasons is that there's a good chance you get a laptop that has the bug and which causes annoyance. But my biggest reason is that better models are on their way and are probably bug-free. So if I were you, I'd wait a bit longer before I'd buy a laptop. Or you could buy Dell 9400 although what I have read Dell's laptops aren't the best out there when it comes to design and display performance.