Did you try vacuum cleaning the computer? It really helped me
I bought a refurbished Dell 1520 with Intel Core 2 Duo cpu (1.5ghz). Could of bought a new Dell for the same price. The reason I choose the old 1520 was because it has a thicker case, which means more room to breath. Thin is nice, but everything runs hotter since not room to breath. Now AMD is a hot chip and needs a big heatsink. Intel core 2 Duo's run cooler than a core Duo. One thing I like about my Dell is its easy access to the components. I use to use a Apple and you had no access to components. But I really do like HP and I think that would be the best choice. It really boils down to what the components are inside. But I will admit the new all aluminum cases on the macbooks are sweet. They are bullet proof. But no access to components.
You should just spend the extra money and buy a Mac, they are way more reliable, plus you can run windows including OSX.
Buying a Mac you will rid yourself of many problems.
You know how you tell yourself you are studying because you have your certification books opened in front of you? But you are really clicking on Stumble Upon to find interesting posts to read?
Yeah well, I came across yours and had to write to tell you I enjoyed it very much. I gave it the thumbs up, so more people can come across it and enjoy it also.
This is a business, the reason I can continuously travel is because it is a good business. I manage my money correctly, contrary to many people in the USA who believe in the splurge mentality of spending. If I purchased a Mac it would be a bad business, it would be an irresponsible business decision.
I could have purchased a HP yesterday for 400, I will spend 600 today and get an intel processor. Any way I do it, the best value on a global use basis is an HP.
The 400 dollars computer would do the job, just be a little more inconvenient. However, this is why I earn money, I will do the work, I will tolerate inconvenience to get the job done under budget.
I'd reccommend a Sony VAIO over an HP any day. I have worked with a Fujitsu Siemens and i bought it in september 2006, still works fine, being used at least 5-12 hours a day, sometimes on for 48 hours if i have lots of work to do. This computer has an AMD Turion chip, and I have experienced no problems with it. However, some of my friends have had other Fujitsu Siemens laptops and have had problems... I don't know if I look after it better.
In my experience (one of my jobs is IT support in my university residence of 500 students) Sony Vaio are a brilliant make of laptop. They seem to work, rarely break down and they are shiney. The problem is they are expensive. HP seem to have a lot more problems, especially over an extended life-cycle (after year 2).
I can't comment on the global warranty issue, and I suspect that's what will sway your decision.
I have a HP andy, it looks very similar to the model you have, one thing I'm sure you've checked but it's worth me mentioning, when I set mine to "High Performance" in power management the processor constantly runs very hot even when I'm not doing anything strenuous, if I knock the setting down too standard then it cools down alot.
Other than that I've been travelling with my hp for a year now and personally being a techy I don't worry about warrenties, I can fix most things myself, replacing ram on a hp is easy, replacing wifi is easy, replacing the hard drive can be complicated depending on how much you need from the old drive. The one thing its almost impossible to replace is the motherboard, if something goes wrong with that you may as well buy a new one most of the time. That's the way I look at it.
Oh and personally if I had the money I would look at a good Sony, the Vaio series are well made, have incredible low power consumption and really are designed for travel, they are expensive though.
AMD versus Intel: A very good "7 round test" at http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6389077-1.html
My Dell Inspiron 420 is excellent and never needs cooling...
In the last 8 months i have bought a HP Pavilion with a AMD Turion 64 Ultra X2 Dual core processor, a ATI 3200 graphics card. I am a pretty heavy gamer on CD games like Age of Empires. I also play an internet game called Silkroad (like world of warcraft). I played it for 3 months after i bought it and the laptop started having problems such as, the screen goes blank while on, restarts randomally, or the screen goes black with striped-colored lines up and down the screen. I do set my laptop to HIGH PERFORMENCE. I have had the laptop a number of times into the BestBuy Geek Squad for the problem. Finally they are going to replace my laptop with soming similiar. They didnt find anything wrong with the machine at all.
I have a dell inspiron 1525 machine and it does not need cooling. I use it in indian warm weather.st of time. I run it continuously 4-5 days without any reboot. I worked well. My dell machine has survived the time. Its the best laptop in my friend group in performance.
There is no need to cool Dell Inspiron. AMD is just too hot and have problem every time it become hot and wants restart the system, so there is a wastage of time. Send the AMD for http://www.clickindia.com/services/it-computer-services/ (computer services). this is a big problem. you can use Dell Inspiron without any reboot.