Turn on thread page Beta

Tiny.com watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Has anyone bought a laptop from tiny.com, i have heard that their customer service isn't good, and was wondering if anyone has any experience of it. Also are the laptops good quality because they seem very cheap.

    You can get this for 999 pounds

    Processor - AMD® Athlon 64 3200+ Processor
    Operating System - Microsoft® Windows XP Home
    Memory - 1024MB DDR RAM
    Hard Disk - 80GB Hard Disk
    Optical 1 - DVD-Rw / CD-Rw Multiformat DVD Burner Drive
    Display - 15" TFT XGA (1024 x 768) Screen
    Graphics - 128MB ATi Radeon 9600 Mobility AGPx8 Dedicated Graphics (DX9)
    Modem - 56K V90 Modem
    TV Out - TV Out For Large Screen Presentations
    Network - 10/100 Ethernet Port For Home Networking
    Wi-Fi - 802.11b Wi-Fi Wireless Adapter
    Firewire - 1394 Firewire (Camcorder) Port
    Card Reader - Built-in multi-format Card Reader - MMC / SD / SM
    Sound - Built-in Microphone and Twin Speakers
    Keyboard etc. - Advanced keyboard and Two Button Track Pad
    Ports etc. - 4x USB2.0 Ports, 12 Cell Li-Ion Battery & A/C Charger, PCMCIA
    Weight; Dimensions - 3.6Kg; 332 x 285 x 41mm
    Software 1 - Microsoft® Works Version 7
    Software 2 - Microsoft® Office 2003 - 60 Day Trial
    Software 3 - Cyberlink Power Suites (DVD / CD Creation Software)
    Model - N2912

    http://www.tiny.com/packages.php?prodid=10403
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldnt buy from tiny due to its repuation, as have many similar companies, of using low quality componats and terrible customer service
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    yeah Tiny are not that reliable. They have been known to make computers un-upgradable (i.e. fixed to that spec), difficult to repair when it comes to hardware problems, as well as they use cheap and weak components as cobra mentioned. The customer service is not bad actually but they charge quite steeply making it unworthy.

    Also steer clear from Packard Bell - they are much worse! Dell are probably the better make company. To be honest, all these type of companies only sell computers to home users and small businesses that are not really bothered about computers as long as they are usable and cheap.

    If you are not too picky on computers, then I recommend Dell (although some people may say differently). But if you do require good performance, then I recommend you goto branded websites such as Sony, Toshiba, Asus, IBM etc, and check out their computers, then buy them on reliable websites such as ebuyer.com.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Yeah with laptops I would stick with brand names. I bought second hand laptop last year made by Time. It was very cheap £150 for a P233. However the hard drive failed after a couple of months. I replaced it cheaply and easily enough but thats not the point. The keyboard is also very poor quality.

    I think Toshiba are good for laptops. Dell for laptops is good from what I have seen, however I don't rate Dell's desktop machines.
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mrjoe)
    Has anyone bought a laptop from tiny.com, i have heard that their customer service isn't good, and was wondering if anyone has any experience of it. Also are the laptops good quality because they seem very cheap.

    You can get this for 999 pounds

    Processor - AMD® Athlon 64 3200+ Processor
    Operating System - Microsoft® Windows XP Home
    Memory - 1024MB DDR RAM
    Hard Disk - 80GB Hard Disk
    Optical 1 - DVD-Rw / CD-Rw Multiformat DVD Burner Drive
    Display - 15" TFT XGA (1024 x 768) Screen
    Graphics - 128MB ATi Radeon 9600 Mobility AGPx8 Dedicated Graphics (DX9)
    Modem - 56K V90 Modem
    TV Out - TV Out For Large Screen Presentations
    Network - 10/100 Ethernet Port For Home Networking
    Wi-Fi - 802.11b Wi-Fi Wireless Adapter
    Firewire - 1394 Firewire (Camcorder) Port
    Card Reader - Built-in multi-format Card Reader - MMC / SD / SM
    Sound - Built-in Microphone and Twin Speakers
    Keyboard etc. - Advanced keyboard and Two Button Track Pad
    Ports etc. - 4x USB2.0 Ports, 12 Cell Li-Ion Battery & A/C Charger, PCMCIA
    Weight; Dimensions - 3.6Kg; 332 x 285 x 41mm
    Software 1 - Microsoft® Works Version 7
    Software 2 - Microsoft® Office 2003 - 60 Day Trial
    Software 3 - Cyberlink Power Suites (DVD / CD Creation Software)
    Model - N2912

    http://www.tiny.com/packages.php?prodid=10403

    Well, I don't think much of Tiny, but that's a really good laptop!
    (battery life may be poor with a fast processor and large hard disk and lots of memory, however)
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Lets sort this out once and for all, Tiny itself is bad, it is in fact it went bankrupt.

    Tiny.com however is better, it has improved, and for that price you would be hard pressed to build one yourself for that same spec.
 
 
 
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: July 19, 2004
Poll
Who is most responsible for your success at university

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.