Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted in here, but I have some news on my emachines 6811. I originally bought an emachines 6809 way back in April of 2004, got the hinge problems, took it into BB and they gave me a 6811 since the 6809 was DEVO. Then the new 6811 had hinge problems, sent it directly to emachines for a quick fix and everyhting was good until last NOvember. Playing a little world of warcraft and poof, no more screen. Actually it was just a very jumbled screen. I figured the video card was shot, so I took it to BB and they sent it in for repairs to put in a new video card. 3 weeks later, got my 6811 back. Worked OK for a couple of days and then random shut downs started. Took it into BB, they figured it was a motherboard issue. Sent in to the tech plac and they replaced the motherboard. Yay. Last week I noticed the fan was always running and then all of a sudden one morning, random shutdowns began again! Take it into BB and they figure it's a cpu fan issue, sent it in again and they replaced the cpu fan. Finally got it back this weekend and all seems in working order. Now the kicker (sorry for the long winded background), if I have one more hardware related issue, I can get store credit for the original price I paid for this machine and pick up a new pc!! So my questions is what would you guys recommend? I used to use this 6811 for gaming, but I recently picked up a new desktop so I no longer need a gaming notebook. I use this PC mainly at work for Photoshop and data analysis type stuff. I think I might go more towards a lighter PC (this thing is a beast to lug around with the AC adaptor etc). Any suggestions?
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4/17/06 at 3:33pm