RE: Laptop for personal use?

Subject: RE: Laptop for personal use?
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "'James Leatherwood'" <JLeatherwood -at- aflac -dot- com>, "'Meryl R. Cohen'" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Craig Cardimon'" <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:42:22 -0500

I have the same opinion of HP products, but not only because of Foxxconn. My
HP quad-core (I-7 processor), near-workstation is not worth the money I paid
for it and I didn't find out about all the problems with this model until
after they started popping up....overheating, can't recognize the DVD drive
half the time, absolutely terrible track pad, and the list grows. My wife's
inexpensive Acer (I3 processor) can manipulate images as fast as mine, runs
far cooler without a fan draining the battery, has never had a problem with
the DVD, and has a track pad that works.

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To: James Leatherwood; Meryl R. Cohen; Craig Cardimon
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Subject: Re: Laptop for personal use?

Right now I'm doing my best to avoid buying anything that comes out of
Foxconn because of the horrendous news that keeps coming out about their
factory working conditions. It's probably futile because there's no way of
knowing who makes everything that's marked "made in China" and the only way
to avoid Chinese-made electronics is to join one of those back to the stone
age cults, but I'm going to keep it up for as long as I can before they wear
me down. So for now that puts anything from Apple or HP's consumer products
groups off my buy list.

Gene Kim-Eng


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