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The Computer Shopping Poll

Questions I forgot to include:

--What's the longest you've ever owned and kept using a computer? Conversion to an aquarium doesn't count. Details of brand and usage level, please!

--What's the best place to buy a computer? Where should I avoid?

--Used? Refurbished? Off Craigslist? Or new only? Please give reasons.

--Any other comments on comparison shopping, price, and so forth?

Also, "Nad Buy" should be "Bad Buy." Freudian slurp.

Poll #1567028 Computer Replacement Policies

I buy a new computer when:

A new and exciting gadget comes out
0(0.0%)
The warranty runs out
0(0.0%)
The old one is starting to have problems
6(11.3%)
The old one has -50 hit points
0(0.0%)
I can afford it
0(0.0%)
I can't afford it but I need it anyway
1(1.9%)
I notice the Internet is slowing to a crawl
0(0.0%)
I want to cheer myself up
0(0.0%)
My employer decides to replace the old one
0(0.0%)
Every 2 years or 2000 miles
0(0.0%)
About every 3 years
5(9.4%)
About every 5 years
1(1.9%)
I'm still using my first computer
1(1.9%)
At least once per millennium
0(0.0%)
Some other reason I'll explain in comments
3(5.7%)

I use my computer:

Constantly -- 10+ hours per day, 6+ days per week
22(41.5%)
Pretty often -- when I'm home from work, maybe 3 -5 hours a day
15(28.3%)
An hour or two at a time, most days a week
5(9.4%)
Only to check email every 3 days
0(0.0%)
Almost never
0(0.0%)
To predict eclipses, mark the Winter Solstice, and provide a venue for human sacrifice
0(0.0%)
Only in emergencies
0(0.0%)
Some other answer I'll explain in comments
1(1.9%)

If I could have only one computer at a time, I'd choose:

An iPad
1(1.9%)
A netbook
1(1.9%)
An Apple laptop
15(28.8%)
A Windows laptop
9(17.3%)
A Linux laptop
3(5.8%)
A dual-boot laptop (Apple and Windows)
4(7.7%)
A dual-boot laptop (Linux and Windows)
3(5.8%)
A Mac desktop
9(17.3%)
A Windows desktop
5(9.6%)
A Linux desktop
0(0.0%)
A VAX
0(0.0%)
An abacus
0(0.0%)
An Apple IIe
0(0.0%)
A 33 MegaLith stone circle
0(0.0%)
Some other option, which I'll explain in comments
2(3.8%)

What's the best laptop available now?

What laptops are over priced, unreliable, likely to burst into flames, or otherwise a Nad Buy?


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