Vista bargain hunting
Inexpensive Windows Vista laptops
Looking for a new Windows Vista laptop but don't want to break the bank? For about the same price as, say, a
The catch, of course, is that these systems use
For $498, you can get the new Everex Stepnote VA4101M (available at Wal-Mart, of all places). This 15.4-inch laptop includes Vista Basic, an Intel Celeron M processor, and only 512MB of RAM, which seems pretty sketchy for any flavor of Vista, even Vista Basic.
Jump up another $100, and you can get the Gateway NX270S, a 14.1-inch laptop with the same Vista Basic/Celeron M combo, but this one includes a full 1GB of RAM, which should be enough for everyday Vista use.