Now Taking Applications

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.


About SouthernSugar

A Southern girl who's used to small town life, I found myself moving to Washington, DC, in 2008 for a new job, and living there was an eye-o
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2 Responses to Now Taking Applications

  1. Foolzatch says:

    Not to spam you, but since you were looking for a 14″ laptop, apparently this is a good deal…. may want to read the comments (see link below). Would’ve e-mailed this to you, but I’m not sure I have it.

    Best Buy has the HP Pavilion dv4-1548dx Notebook PC for $450. Pick up in store or pay just $0.99 to have it shipped. Thanks laptopman


    * 14.1″ Diagonal WXGA HD HP BrightView WS Display (1280×800)
    * Dual Core Intel Pentium Processor T4300 2.1GHz
    * 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    * 250GB Hard Drive (5400RPM)
    * Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
    * LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW w/ Double Layer Support
    * 802.11b/g WLAN
    * 6-Cell Battery
    * Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    • southernsugar says:

      Thanks, I’ll have to check it out. It looks like it has most of what I’m looking for — and it’s not a Dell! :~D

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