Well, unfortunate Dell offers the most bang for your buck. However, the drawback is that their quality isn't the greatest.
You may want to look into averatec. They offer very affordable thin and lights.
Or take a look at what your local bestbuy or circuit city has to offer.
Finally, there is also the refurbished computer route.
Anyone have any secrets they want to share on buying a good but affordable laptop???
I'm a grad student who's Dell 600m decided to have motherboard failure (began under warranty, but they only told me what the problem was after warranty expired) and now I'm looking for a notebook around 1000. I'm wondering what people believe is the best deal for around 1000 dollars.
I'm not sure about all the things I require, but wireless built in card and over 256 for memory. I also carry my computer everywhere, so durability and size are important to me. Also, warranty is a big issue for me.
Thanks for any help you can offer.