Puritan Board Doctor
Where can the best deals be had on a new laptop?
Not necessarily but there are models within brands that are not great choices. Lenovo and Acer come out on top in terms of many customer satisfaction surveys but there are award winners from Dell and HP as well.Any particular brands to strongly consider or stay away from?
I was in Best Buy and Circuit City the other day, and something occurred to me. This is the first time sine Windows Vista was release that the very cheapest computer offers the buyers with what they need to efficiently run the OS. This laptop was $499, and it had a 2 GHz processor (AMD Turion-64) and 1 GB RAM.Guys, thanks for the responses. Anyone have anything else they want to add?
You should be able to get something sub $400, maybe even sub $300.I forgot to spell out that I am looking for something as cheap as possible that will get the job done for a few months or a year or so. XP pro would be fine.
New or refurbished? I've looked around on a few of the sites and the only laptops I've seen for that cheap are refurbs, but I've only just started looking.You should be able to get something sub $400, maybe even sub $300.
That's a nice system. Everyone I know - including me - who has gotten Vista prefers XP. If you can find a machine with XP on it, I would suggest sticking with that for a while...
I would rather have XP too simply because I'm more familiar with it but I'm not going to pay more for it (the new machines I've seen with it tend to be more expensive). My wife's laptop has Vista so I am not totally opposed to it. But it does slow down the machine if you don't have enough RAM.That's a nice system. Everyone I know - including me - who has gotten Vista prefers XP. If you can find a machine with XP on it, I would suggest sticking with that for a while...
Most (if not all) of the ones I've seen at that price have Vista Home Basic. What are the main differences between that and Vista Home Premium? When Vista was released I heard that Premium was the one to get.You should be able to get something sub $400, maybe even sub $300.