The time has come to replace this poor, cobbled-together piece of electronic equipment that is my laptop with something newer and less reminiscent of Frankenstein (my case, Southern Honey’s old hard drive, some borrowed memory, and duct tape holding the power cord in place). I will be waiting until we get our tax return — it should be pretty decent with the first-time homebuyer credit — to make any decisions, but I’ve already started looking.
Is it too much to ask for a 14″ screen under five pounds, with 3GBs of memory and a 250 gig hard drive, running Windows 7 for less than $600? I could find that in a larger screen easily, so why can’t I have one in the smaller, less resource-intensive size? Why????
So, in the spirit of Christmas, what laptop would you recommend? And don’t tell me a Mac; I can’t get a Macbook without doubling my budget and that’s not happening. That money is already set aside for Southern Honey’s netbook instead.